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Old 04/22/2012, 10:05 PM   #1
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Just picked this up today for $1000. Runs good, went 85 fine the whole way home from Kansas City all the way to Des Moines. Looks rough on the exterior pretty nice interior and runs perfect. Cruise and power windows. Runs good, good oil pressure. No real big problems that I can see thus far.

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Old 04/22/2012, 10:06 PM   #2
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Old 04/22/2012, 11:45 PM   #3
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Old 04/23/2012, 12:39 AM   #4
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Throw a 13b in that thing if your gonna have a Mazda at least make it Rotary haha but Miatas are sweet little things flashy as hell too

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Old 04/23/2012, 07:12 AM   #5
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I don't wanna take the time to upload pictures...
Then what was the point ofmaking a thread talking about a car you just got?


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Old 04/23/2012, 10:28 AM   #6
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Then what was the point ofmaking a thread talking about a car you just got?
Agreed! Haha btw saw a lowered FD at walmart in Marion on rota slips almost shit my pants it was sick

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Old 04/23/2012, 11:58 AM   #7
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Its a lil project ill get pics for him as progress is made


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Old 04/23/2012, 12:32 PM   #8
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They sell a pretty bad ass ls swap kit for the miata. Plus yes alot of guys use the motor out of the rx8 to put in them.


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They sell a pretty bad ass ls swap kit for the miata. Plus yes alot of guys use the motor out of the rx8 to put in them.
Personally I would stay 4 cylinder and either boost the stock motor or drop in an sr20 like I saw in pinks all out.


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Old 04/24/2012, 12:24 AM   #10
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They sell a pretty bad ass ls swap kit for the miata. Plus yes alot of guys use the motor out of the rx8 to put in them.
Correct me if im wrong the rx8 has a different type of motor its still rotary but its not the 13b lol its slightly different lol but ya the ls swap kits are sweet and ive heard they are an easy car to make into a Mock shelby cobra some speed show was showing it im not sure if i remember it right but if you get the right motor it can be faster don't quote me on that but it was sweet to see lol

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Old 04/24/2012, 02:15 PM   #11
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Correct me if im wrong the rx8 has a different type of motor its still rotary but its not the 13b lol its slightly different lol but ya the ls swap kits are sweet and ive heard they are an easy car to make into a Mock shelby cobra some speed show was showing it im not sure if i remember it right but if you get the right motor it can be faster don't quote me on that but it was sweet to see lol
The rx8 motor is a renesis motor, as compared to the wankel motors in the 7s. I believe the renesis is built of the wankel platform but are more updated versions which also produces a higher power output.


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Old 04/24/2012, 08:30 PM   #12
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The rx8 motor is a renesis motor, as compared to the wankel motors in the 7s. I believe the renesis is built of the wankel platform but are more updated versions which also produces a higher power output.
Ya i think that they need to work on the gas milage i hear miatas are decent on it rotary sucks gas like an slut in a whore house..lol

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Ya i think that they need to work on the gas milage i hear miatas are decent on it rotary sucks gas like an slut in a whore house..lol
Miatas get awesome gas mileage, which is why I would want one more than my rx7. Plus their perfect weight distribution and lots of options on whatever you want to do with it. I think at best the rx8 gets 23 highway and a horrible 18 city.


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Old 04/24/2012, 09:48 PM   #14
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There was a Miata with an ls1 in it doing autocross this weekend in Altoona, even got the t-56 6-speed to fit in, talk about power to weight


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Old 04/25/2012, 01:01 AM   #15
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So are we gonna get to see this Miata???

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Old 04/25/2012, 11:50 PM   #16
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he wants to get more work done to it before he posts pics i believe.. its a good running project car.


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he wants to get more work done to it before he posts pics i believe.. its a good running project car.
Understandable, but if the point of the thread was for a "build thread" of sorts, we want to see before and after pics maing.


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Old 04/27/2012, 10:53 PM   #18
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Understandable, but if the point of the thread was for a "build thread" of sorts, we want to see before and after pics maing.
Exactly! lol if hes afraid of criticism I personally won't i have an Rx7 sitting in my garage that i bought with a new motor in it and nothing had been marked or managed..so im trying to piece it back together and the interior is shit also the dad that i bought it from lied to me and i bought it with salvage which im not sure i will sell it at any time soon but still pissed me off..so post them up id love to see the before esp!

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sorry ive had the pics for awhile but ive just been a slacker lately


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Old 05/27/2012, 10:02 PM   #20
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Nice find! Would be nice if I could find a project like this.

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Old 05/27/2012, 10:05 PM   #21
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almost died when you said you almost shit your pants haha love FD's

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Old 06/06/2012, 02:10 AM   #22
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Everyone loves FDs the guy drives it on really nice days cool guy too that miata is sweet dude that's the kind of thing I'm wanting but I need to get this Rx7 going lol props

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Old 06/08/2012, 11:15 PM   #23
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Ls swap it, be badass lol. Sweet car

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Old 06/22/2012, 01:17 AM   #24
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does it run good though? You didn't mention that part


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Old 06/22/2012, 11:16 AM   #25
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Runs good yes. Just got my new top in the mail today. Hopefully get that installed shortly. Dunno if there are any updated roll bar pictures on here or not but ill go take some more and put em up.

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