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Old 01-07-2017, 07:15 PM   #1
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I am new here and i do not own a rotary but i wish to own one i always wanted a first gen rx-7. i can get it but i like to work on it on my own, hopefully i can find usefull help here since i never had a rotary but want one so bad any recommendation on my first rotary? On what to get etc my budget for now is 8,000$
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Old 01-07-2017, 09:13 PM   #2
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With $8k you should be able to get a pretty nice first gen. I'd get a GSLSE if I were you. But first gen guys can give you a better idea than I can.

Here are the manuals, you can start learning now.
http://foxed.ca/index.php?page=rx7manual
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Old 01-07-2017, 11:50 PM   #3
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Thank you speedjunkie
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Not sure about PR, but here in the states you can get a very nice SA for 5 or 6K or go for
a GSL-SE for about the same price. If you lower your expectations you can get a nice
1st gen for 3K easily anytime.

So what series first gen interests you? Do you want to buy it here and ship to PR? Is that
8K just for the car or for buying/shipping/fixing it? Makes a big difference how you look at it.
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Old 01-10-2017, 01:43 AM   #5
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So i am at south korea right now i am currently in service i will going to kentucky in about 72 days to fort campbell unless my orders change so i want a 12A to start with because as my ID says im a beginner so i want to start humble and easy and the 8k is for buying it and modding it if i like it i will keep investing on it. I just put pr there because im puerto rican
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Good choice, the 12A is bullet proof for the most part. If you want to keep it simple I would
go with 12A FBs, not SAs. With an SA (79-80) you will have a lot of unobtanium parts that
will need serviced or replaced. The best FB in my opinion is the 82-3 12A FB, lightest
flywheel and rotating mass (82) and also the lightest chassis of all the 1st gens I think. The
83 divide in the year and have drive shaft differences but can come with a factory LSD as
well.

Personally I like SA, because they were the first iteration.

I think your funding sounds ok to get a nice running example and then make it road
worthy.
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Get one that running, driving and in good shape.
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Ok so in pr they bridge them also they sound awesome like that. What are the pros and cons of that?
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Ok so in pr they bridge them also they sound awesome like that. What are the pros and cons of that?
Pros:
-Sound muy bien!
-More power in the higher RPMs
-Sound effing awesome!

Cons:
-Zero MPGs
-Little to no bottom end power
-Sounds like race car. . . oh wait
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Oh, welcome to the forum and thank you for your service!

PS, I love PR. . specifically Culebra. My favorite place to go and where I'd love to retire one day
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Thank you for your support and i know but i find culebra expensive i recommend rincon honestly or jayuya. So i want it fast too but something i can use as a daily u know. So got any mod suggestions also?
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Thank you for your support and i know but i find culebra expensive i recommend rincon honestly or jayuya. So i want it fast too but something i can use as a daily u know. So got any mod suggestions also?
Yeah, I can see that especially with the hassle of traveling to PR (which is a chore in itself) for larger items other than groceries. . Good for vacation nonetheless.

If you want it to be a daily or at least close to it, I'd stay away from too aggressive of a port. . Ted (t_g_farrell) has done great work with his ignition set-up, I would recommend a direct fire mod like his. I believe he has a write-up on it.
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Yeah, I can see that especially with the hassle of traveling to PR (which is a chore in itself) for larger items other than groceries. . Good for vacation nonetheless.

If you want it to be a daily or at least close to it, I'd stay away from too aggressive of a port. . Ted (t_g_farrell) has done great work with his ignition set-up, I would recommend a direct fire mod like his. I believe he has a write-up on it.
Tim, damnit Zach! LOL

So I would recommend first getting it running as stock which means replacing
all the rubber stuff from bushings to hoses on the entire car. Then I would
think about improvements from there.

1. Exhaust - RB SP is the best and best value over the long term and is a well
tuned setup for later performance mods.
2. Ignition - do a DFIS (dual fire ignition system) which gives you a wasted
spark ignition which is much better than the stock ignition. Many writeups here
and on other forums.
3. Modify the Nikki for better flow and performance. I have a write up linked
in my sig but there are others as well.
4. Electric fan
5. Suspension, wheel and tire upgrades.

You do all of these and you will have a very nice performing street car with
very good DD characteristics.

Have fun and keep us posted on what you end up doing.
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Tim, damnit Zach! LOL
Damn! I'm awful with names! For that I completely understand if you never let me try anymore tasty homebrew concoctions you've made ever again.
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Old 01-12-2017, 01:44 AM   #15
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Ok seems legit thank you and what about turbos?
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