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first time rx7 buyer looking for feedback

Old 09-19-2014, 05:43 PM
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I am new to these forums. I am contemplating buying a used 1990 RX-7 FC. However, I really don't know much about RX-7s at all. I've been spending a bunch of time looking up tuning guides and new buyer guides specifically about RX-7s, but I am still quite a newbie and have very limited knowledge of this particular car.

I thought it would be a good idea to visit some RX-7 forums on the internet and ask for some input on this particular car that I'm looking at. I know that some of you guys are real hardcore RX-7 enthusiasts who know a whole lot more about these cars than I do, and I think your feedback would be very helpful.

Just to clarify, I am not really asking you guys if you think I should buy this car or not... I understand that only I can make that decision for myself. What I'm really asking here is what your thoughts are on this ride. Based on the information the seller has provided, if it were you in my shoes, would you buy it? Do you think the price is fair, or do you think it's a ripoff? Do you think the car will last a while, or will it fall apart as soon as I pull it into my driveway? Will it be a pain to maintain, or will I be able to keep it running smoothly by following standard RX-7 maintenance procedures (i.e. oil changes every 3k miles, etc.)

Here is the information on the car I'm looking at (pasted from the CL listing):

Large Greddy frontmount intercooler
BNR Stage 2 turbo rebuilt < 3000 miles ago
Koyo N-Flow radiator w/ shrouded electric fan
Silicon hoses
Custom Air intake and TID
HKS blow-off valve
HkS air intake
Greddy pop-off valve
Denso 720 cc Primary Injectors
RC 1200 cc Secondary injectors
Haltech platinum sport 1000
LS1 coils with direct fire ignition
Iridium Plugs
Dual stinger egt probes
4 port boost control valve
Ss oil cooler lines
Ss fuel lines AN
Aeromotive stealth 340 fuel pump
Aeromotive fuel pressure regulator
Innovative wideband + digital gauge saw
Replaced water temp sensor, TPS, and other misc sensors
New water pump
All new engine gaskets
New oilpan gasket

replaced omp lines w/ high strength lines
battery relocated (fc3 method w/ welding cable)
AC removal

New exhaust gaskets & hangers
2.5 " downpipe & midpipe
To 3" apexi single exhaust.

Manual steering rack (power stering removal)
MazdaTricks short shifter
Work vsxx 18x9 and 18x10 +13 all around
ACT Extreme Clutch < 3000 miles

Racing beat front and rear sway bars
Stance pro coilovers
Energy suspension polyurethane bushings all around
Battle version rear camber link

Slotted rotors
HP+ pads
Ss brake lines
Ss clutch line
ABS removal
Accelerated warm up system removal (You have to lightly step
on the gas for about a minute to warm her up)
Cleaned and painted brake caliper housings and control arms

New tierod ends
New wheel bearings
MOMO hub
Momo race steering wheel.

Oil change every 3000 miles or less
Tuned by Nelson @ RRR
300 RWHP 276 torque on dyno

Extra parts included
NA hood
Stock power steering (New pump)
Stock turbo wheels with sticky bfg tires and all center caps
Ss oil lines
New mazdatrix diff bushings
And more.

105,000 original miles engine runs strong easily has another 30 - 40 K worth
of life if properly maintained

Swapped rear hatch for one without the ugly and useless windshield wiper
Paint is in good shape other than a few nicks and dings.

Car is a 1990 Turbo II. Seller claims he has invested over $14,000 into the car, and that it was stock for 20 years prior to being modified. Seller claims the title is clean, car is in very good condition and that he is only selling it because he needs money. Seller is asking $5400. Car was apparently just smogged.

I would post the link to the Craigslist listing for the car here, but based on my experience at some of the other forums I've tried posting about this on, that generally isn't acceptable. Therefore, I will only provide the listing in PMs, unless I am told that I can post it here.

Thanks in advance for taking the time to read and respond to my post! I greatly appreciate your feedback.

Last edited by dg415; 09-19-2014 at 05:45 PM.
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