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Old 02-21-2012, 10:30 PM   #21
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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...
I heard NSX's need new rear tires every 8,000 miles or something like that, which is insane when you think about how much it will cost to put rubber on your $25K NSX. Elise would be my choice, that being said, that is a good lookin FD.
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See post #8.
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See post #8.
LOL if someday, and that day may never come, I decide I could do without my FD, I'll let you know =).
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if u dont mind, how much did u pay, wondering how much fd's go for these days.
I'll let you know by PM. 3 years ago prices are different from prices now. But these days, 'normal' FD can cost anywhere from 9k to 18k depending on the condition. Abnormal meaning missing trans, blown engine, or at the other end of the spectrum, decked out, swapped, single turbo, etc. If you're really looking into buying one, let me know I'll give you some pointers.
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I'll let you know by PM. 3 years ago prices are different from prices now. But these days, 'normal' FD can cost anywhere from 9k to 18k depending on the condition. Abnormal meaning missing trans, blown engine, or at the other end of the spectrum, decked out, swapped, single turbo, etc. If you're really looking into buying one, let me know I'll give you some pointers.
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my buddy just sold his second lsx fd. It sold for 25k. it was a beast. i drove his older, heavier, slower 385whp fd and it felt great. his last one had 516whp and was fully done up. clean plain white exterior, r type frt. bumper, small great sounding stereo system, electric power steering, stoptech bbk (not enough brake for the track!) tein coilovers (the expensive ones, not mono flex) ac, new carpet, blah blah blah. i hated it cuz i couldn't have it. oh, it was sans sunroof which was really nice too.
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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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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.
I hate this thread, threads like it and people like you who try to convince me that - treated with appropriate respect and the right modifications at the right time - a rotary-powered FD can be reliable.

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Do you guys get Series 8 RX-7s in the US? I like the front bar and wing they have, plus they have sorted most of the cooling issues.

It would be awesome to have a completely unmolested Spirit R model.
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No. Our FD lasted from 93 to 95. While we got the R1 and R2 trim packages (suspension revisions and added oil coolers as well as the front lip and different seats), we never got all the other cool tweaked versions either. I always wondered why Mazda didn't do much with the colors here either: red, white, black, silver (Silverstone), Montego Blue and the ultra rare yellow. We never got the dark grey, pearl white or the bright blue :( On the plus side, the color code for the Spirit R is 25G, which also happens to be the color code for the 2002 SE Miata that I have

My first car was a 91 GTU FC. Loved it. Will have another one some day.




Seriously David, that car is perfect.
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Old 02-23-2012, 10:09 AM   #30
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Having owned an FD, I can say I loved that car to pieces but I'm more willing to drive the snot out of the Miata. When I get back home from my worldy travels I want to find a nice FD roller and throw an LS7 in it. . Nice daily driver.
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gahd I love those cars. Nice ride man!
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I had a FD for ~8 years. Went from bone stock to 400+ rwhp. Car had 62K miles on it when I sold it, was on it's 2nd engine.
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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.
+50000000! nothing like a screaming 20b
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love the fd's. i give you props for the mods.
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