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Figured id introduce myself, im Matt and looking into 240s for a drift car. Own a 93 rx7(drag and autocross car) and two other FCs(88 and 90 rx7s) and been around these for about 5 years. Still thinking about if i should just build a rx7 for drift or just get a swapped 240(with a rb swap). Have about a $3k budget and a rb 240 seems more reilable and easier to drift than a rotary rx7 just because the lack of torque, plus ive blown too many rotarys.
 

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An FC can drift. It's not really a matter of torque with the RX-7, but more a matter of how well they handle in stock form, and how balanced they are. If you keep the rotary cool (which is the reason you are blowing up your rotaries, they are probably getting hot), then you will have no problem with it. Plus, you already know how to handle the RX-7, this puts you way ahead of learning how to drift in an entirely new chassis. It will be a whole different world in the 240. The handling between the two is not even comparable. My stock GTUs used to eat up my buddy's 240 that was lowered and had other minor suspension stuff done to it.

 

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Hello and welcome.

Post pics of your ride. I wouldn't really know much along the lines of RX's, but RLong pretty much knows what he's talking about.
 

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Thanks guys, yea most of them blew up due to detonation(me beating the crap outa them) heres some pics of the FD which i wont drift cause i know ill mess it up and they arent cheap to fix :(. The Fcs are just rollers right now and need a swap i have a 90 black on black clean gtu shell that i might just put a turbo 2 engine in. But have my eyes on a couple rb swapped s13's ;)










 

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^Sup, im in annapolis. I cant mess with my profile crap yet.
 

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With an FD like that, it appears that you know WTF you are doing with rotaries. So, on that note, I'm just going to remove my foot from my mouth! Anyway, I like to see multi-role cars like your FD.
No dude your fine lol. I havent built an engine yet but have one torn apart just dont have the money for the seals:scratch:. But thanks, i really wanted to build the car for all around but its had to control a 10sec car around a short cone course and i dont have suspension but kept up with a couple cars but most in my class had r comps ect. Goin to look at a rb coupe sunday so hope that works out ill post up pics if i get it.
 

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Just picked up a 92 Rb20 S13 Coupe. Kinda fiddling with it to have it ready for the next drift event. Got a electrical bug and some regualr maintance and it will be good to go. Pretty excited. More pics to come.
 

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rb20 eh? cast iron small block like that vs your rotary siblings may catch you off guard in a bad way man. they are small, heavy, and very old in stock form. having one makes good boost a must since its also "RB" strong to compensate for what it lacks against the SR20 like age, weight and affordability.
 

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Good launch - mmm wrinkles.
Thanks, at nscra think i was cutting like 1.5 60's most of the day needs more power lol.





Damn tonk gets around everywhere to take pics at meets.
I havent met him but ive thanked him on mdstreetscene. He can take some sweet pics.

nice fd, one of my top five favorite cars.
Thanks dude. Yea they are cool, but everything is so expensive on the FD's like the FC's more.
 
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