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BD1

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Mar 10, 2003
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Well I'm coming home from school and a senior in a car comes roaring past me, I didn't know we were racing, so he pulls ahead and keeps jetting it, I downshift and do everything possible to catch up, I can't. We pull up to the light and I say "What is that thing???" (It looked like a Tiburon) he said it was an RX-7. So anyways he guns it at the light, I however did not, b/c I got beat and took my loss, but anyways he jets I actually beat him on the launch (w/o revving), but he cought up and the road turned into a single lane, so i had to swerve into the left lane (thank god there were no cars) because he is 1 inch from running me off the road, then he turns around and leaves.

So basically I could have died today, and someone in an RX-7 beat my N/T, that's like putting a Porsche against an Oldsmobile. Thoughts?
 
hunt him down and race him for real

Actually go up to him wherever u see him next and tell him
"O we were racing? I thought i shoulda downshifted!!!" :|

Then turn around and leave. Next time a guy goes to runnin you off the road, let em! If its a clear area and u know u will be fine! Hell then u might have owned his N/T RX-7!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Because a TT rx-7 woulda ripped u a new one.
 
Well I did try to downshift but I was slow in the process, the fact remains, I sincerly didn't know we were racing, this is gonna bother me for the rest of the day, btw it was pretty fast, modded I think too.
 
Originally posted by BD1
this is gonna bother me for the rest of the day

worse than the hate for having a half page sig?

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If you can't beat him crash into him. Make his life hell one way or the other
 
Was this rx-7 a 2g? If it was a 3rd gen they don't have a non-turbo version.
 
There's no way an RX7 looks like a tiburon... That's like saying a DSM looks like a Saturn! Anyway, if it looked anything like my car (see sig) then it was a 3rd gen. If it was boxier, it was a 2nd gen. 2nd gens had N/A (models GTU, GTUs, GXL) and turboed (model TII), turbos came stock with a vented hood. Any of them can take a N/A DSM, even the base models have 160hp. TII's are 200hp, 3rd gens have 255hp stock.
 
Yeah, the reason you "took" him off the line was (if he was launching himself which I doubt) that they have very little low end power. Power comes on when the turbos spool (yes I'm aware they're sequential, but to keep things simple here.....). And how can anyone compare that to a Tiburon? WOW. An RX7(2G or 3G) looks nothing like a tiburon.

Here's my 2G (yes, big time POS) RX7. I'll attatch a pic of a 3G here in a min.
 

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Here's a 3G for good measure. And if you say this looks like a Tiburon.......I'm gonna E-smack you.

PS--this is exactly what my old 3G RX7 looked like (this isn't a pic of mine, but it's identical except for rims). miss that car. :cool:
 

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this thread is a joke....there's no way you can confuse an rx7 for a tib.
secondly as a past owner of a 89 rx7 n/t, i'll be the first to say that you would not beat it in a n/t dsm without a few mods. those cars pull hard as shit....go take a drive and see just how close the damn gears are.....it's scary, my mom now has the car.....& it's modded....
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phil
 

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i am gonna have to say that there ARE "N/T 3G RX-7's"...

I saw 1 of them, unless the idiot took out the turbo :rolleyes:

I saw it outside of my doctor's office, and I happened to see the person who drove it, and I went up and asked him if it was a turbo, he said no, and showed me the engine bay. No turbo in there...:confused:

I dont know if he is the dumb one for not having a turbo, or if you all are for saying there is no N/T...honestly I dont know

*edit* it ALSO didn't have an IC, IC piping, BOV or anything required in a turbo setup. you guys think he could have just got jipped by someone who probably switched the engine with a different one?

because it looked stock. :confused:
 
i asked a question, i didnt say they dont come stock with turbo's, i know they do, but somehow this guy has a N/T one...how did that happen?
 
Originally posted by 90LaserTurbo89k
i asked a question, i didnt say they dont come stock with turbo's, i know they do, but somehow this guy has a N/T one...how did that happen?

The rotaries between a 2g and a 3g were still 13b's right? If so, someone just probably gave him a 2g n/t motor and ecu and sold the car for the price of a 3g TT RX-7. I don't know if this is possible but I don't see why not.

ALL 3g's were turbo from the factory. I have heard this from many people and have read it myself many times.
 
i've seen a few left hand drive opel speedsters... i think they are sold over here but i don't know where
 
I should have clarified. It looked the the rear lights (4 rounds) were on those of a Tib, not the whole body.
 
I'm not sure how 'in' to cars you are but maybe you just didn't know what you were looking at.

The turbo really is fairly "hidden" on a stock rx7.



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