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?'s Bout S4-s5 Gtu 7's

Old 03-30-2005, 04:49 PM
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I have a 88 GTU and bout to purchase a 89 RX-7.. I have a good feeling that its GTU also.. how can u tell that its a GTU? second question.. assuming that its a GTU what is the difference between a S5 and S4 GTU? any significant increase in power..... i heard that S5 engines have lighter rotors... is that true or a myth?
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Old 03-30-2005, 05:02 PM
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the 88 gtu is a base car with turbo seats and mirrors.



in 89 the gtu is a base model. but in 89 you get the 160hp engine with lighter rotors, power windows, power steering.
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[quote name='j9fd3s' date='Mar 30 2005, 03:02 PM']the 88 gtu is a base car with turbo seats and mirrors.



in 89 the gtu is a base model. but in 89 you get the 160hp engine with lighter rotors, power windows, power steering.

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so theres nothin really special wit the 88 GTU but mazda went further wit the 89 GTU.... hmm what if the 89 don't have power windows is it still a GTU??
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88 GTU is the base model with all the good performance stuff, 4 piston calipers, vented rear rotors, slightly stiffer suspension, different gear ratios, lsd, cool interior, etc.



89 GTU is the plane jane base model, no lsd, but Mazda made a bunch of stuff standard equipment in the S5's.



There is the GTUs wich is the same concept as the 88 GTU.....
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[quote name='Black8' date='Mar 31 2005, 02:28 PM']88 GTU is the base model with all the good performance stuff, 4 piston calipers, vented rear rotors, slightly stiffer suspension, different gear ratios, lsd, cool interior, etc.



89 GTU is the plane jane base model, no lsd, but Mazda made a bunch of stuff standard equipment in the S5's.



There is the GTUs wich is the same concept as the 88 GTU.....

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No LSD u gotta be kiddin... that would suck big time.. no i don't even want to buy it... i'm getin one for 1400.. a bunch of things gone wrong wit it like cracked windshield bad breaks in the back... little dings on doors... so what did mazda make standard on the 89 GTU?
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[quote name='racinglatino' date='Mar 31 2005, 03:12 PM']No LSD u gotta be kiddin... that would suck big time.. no i don't even want to buy it... i'm getin one for 1400.. a bunch of things gone wrong wit it like cracked windshield bad breaks in the back... little dings on doors... so what did mazda make standard on the 89 GTU?

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15" alloy wheels, cool spoiler, a nicer interior, anti-theft alarm, some say power windows and stuff, but my boys 90 GTU didn't have power windows, also I believe sunroofs were made standard....



Def no LSD on the S5 GTU
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[quote name='Black8' date='Mar 31 2005, 03:21 PM']15" alloy wheels, cool spoiler, a nicer interior, anti-theft alarm, some say power windows and stuff, but my boys 90 GTU didn't have power windows, also I believe sunroofs were made standard....



Def no LSD on the S5 GTU

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gtus is the only non turbo series 5 to get the limted slip
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[quote name='j9fd3s' date='Mar 31 2005, 07:28 PM']gtus is the only non turbo series 5 to get the limted slip

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awww damn..... not another one wheel wonder.... i don't wanna be peg leggin it... only reason i like the rx-7 is cause of the lsd... thanx for the help guyz
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[quote name='racinglatino' date='Apr 7 2005, 01:08 PM']awww damn..... not another one wheel wonder.... i don't wanna be peg leggin it... only reason i like the rx-7 is cause of the lsd... thanx for the help guyz

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Just get a diff from an S4 GXL, it's good clutch type LSD, and it's a straightforward swap.
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