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Old 02-20-2012, 01:21 AM   #1
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Haha more than happy to show off my FD =) (sorry not really on topic =P.)

1993 R1 Edition
Street ported motor, stock twins (BNR stage 3 soon), 304/257 @ 14psi
550cc primaries, 1300cc secondaries (bored out 850s)
Supra TT pump
Water injection for turbo reliability on track (ha does that make my post on topic?)
Koyo Rad, PFS intercooler, M2 CF cold air intake
Poly motor mounts, poly suspension bushings
Ground controls over koni yellow (custom valved Stance XR soon)
(Stoptech BBK soon)
255/40/17 Hankook RS-3 on 17x9 Works

and probably some other stuff. And here's a pic!



Currently she's getting some body work done from a fender bender on track. It was unfortunate, but a great excuse to upgrade the aero =). I should get it back shortly.
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:30 AM   #2
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FD RX7, good car.

LSx FD = greatest car to ever see the road.
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LSx FD = greatest car to ever see the road.
+1. I love Miatas because they are so much lighter, but an LSx FD is my obtainable dream car.
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+1. I love Miatas because they are so much lighter, but an LSx FD is my obtainable dream car.
I'm A rotard so I'll have to go with a 20B n/a fd as my dream fd. Or a 20B t88 if I wanted to go turbo.
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2jz fd = <3
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1.5j fc for me. One day....

Fd's are okay too
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Haha more than happy to show off my FD =) (sorry not really on topic =P.)
It is now! Feel free to show off more pictures.
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I'll trade you my Miata.

Serious.
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I love me some FD...
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:26 AM   #10
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Do FD guys feel the same way about Miatas?
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So wait, you own a sexi FD that deserves a million pictures and all we get is some crappy pos semi side shot?

ARE YOU SERIOUS?
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Oh mommy..
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How long/how many miles have you owned it and how many engines has that chassis seen?
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I am torn between one of these, an older NSX, or an Elise in the next year or so. Looks really clean and I love the bronze wheels on there. Much jealousy here.
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Do FD guys feel the same way about Miatas?
We love miatas. Well okay at least a lot of us do. Miatas drive a bit differently but they are just as much fun and MUCH less stressful to build and maintain.

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So wait, you own a sexi FD that deserves a million pictures and all we get is some crappy pos semi side shot?

ARE YOU SERIOUS?
LOL Fine. I will post more shortly.

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How long/how many miles have you owned it and how many engines has that chassis seen?
101k on the chassis, 20k on the engine (new matched rotors, new housings, 3mm seals). I've owned it for 3 years now I think. Before this I had a S5 N/A FC and a S5 TII FC.

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I am torn between one of these, an older NSX, or an Elise in the next year or so. Looks really clean and I love the bronze wheels on there. Much jealousy here.
If you want simple, fast, easy to take care of, Elise is the clear choice.

As far as I've read, old NSXs need suspension work to get it to handle. Honda reversed the spring rates between the 2 generations because they found it to be hard to drive. And there were also a lot of other changes between 1st gen and 2nd gen. But then a 2nd gen is unaffordable so...

FD, obviously I love mine to death. But it does take a lot of commitment. But judging from the general skill level and DIY abilities of this forum, you guys wouldn't have any problems. And I just want to say what I've said 100 times before. Reliability on FD really isn't an issue if you make the proper modifications (cooling, replacing coolant tank, running proper lubrication, etc). All the stories of exploding FDs comes from kids who treat it like a supra and just slap on a straight exhaust and turn up the boost without upgrading the fuel and tuning it. It only takes one bad detonation to shatter the apex seals and send them flying through your motor.
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Here's the last tuning session:

Engine bay pic after water injection install


Parking lot pic


Old interior pic. A few things have changed around
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:27 PM   #17
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Track day infineon:


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if u dont mind, how much did u pay, wondering how much fd's go for these days.
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Id keep the Wankel

LS motors are for **** who care more about logic than soul.
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