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Matty P on PINKS??

Old March-14th-2007, 06:34 PM
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how about a 79 RX-7? :
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Old March-14th-2007, 08:16 PM
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Mike, I agree...if I were going to do it I'd go turbo anyway....just weld a bigger turbo directly to the manifold, dump it out under the car and gut it beyond belief. low 13's easily.

Stueck....not unless it had an engine or it was free!!
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Old March-14th-2007, 09:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Roddimus Prime
Mike, I agree...if I were going to do it I'd go turbo anyway....just weld a bigger turbo directly to the manifold, dump it out under the car and gut it beyond belief. low 13's easily.

Stueck....not unless it had an engine or it was free!!
an easy and cheap turbo upgrade is to just get a t-bird compressor housing and they halves bolt together.....then a $65 chip to get rid of the boost cut, otherwise the bigger turbo does you no good....

if you get it let me know, i know plenty of stuff about 1st gens to get you where you wanna be
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Old March-14th-2007, 10:05 PM
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well....after some discussion with a local MX3 owner I'm leaning more towards finding a 1.8L MX3 and boosting it. The weight difference is 500lbs stock for stock. That's just too hard to beat.
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Old March-15th-2007, 06:03 PM
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KL-03 swap into an MX-3 !!!

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Old March-15th-2007, 06:23 PM
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all you need is a kai t51r with anti surge trim and nawz to get her spooling! i promise nothing will beat you
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Old March-15th-2007, 10:08 PM
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I've been hunting around for used MX3 GS's and they are sweet little rides... 140bhp 1.8L V6 in a 2400lb car is a sweet little combo. From what I've been hearing the little 1.8L is pretty buzzy and holds a fair amount of boost. I'm just thinking about a small T25 turbo and about 8-10psi....should be good for low 200whp and about 35mpg.
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Old March-17th-2007, 05:10 PM
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2400 lbs in a car that small is odd, esp. considering both 1st and 2nd gen Pros come in at about 60-90 lbs lighter. i wonder if you could gut more from the Proteges cuz they have more seats and insulation than you could an MX3.

i did some craig's list hunting in the atlanta area and found a 93 Protege 5spd for $500, runs fine. here's the link: http://atlanta.craigslist.org/car/281923487.html

there's a 93 MX6 V6 5spd for $350 that needs a lot of work...a lot of work, good for a potential parts car, i don't know.

your "location" says birmingham, i tried looking there but didn't find anything within about 140 miles and nothing way under $2000 except an 88 RX-7 5spd that needs apex seals for $800. that was an autotrader find.
what are your search mediums (local paper, craigs list, auto trader, etc.)?
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Old March-17th-2007, 08:23 PM
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^ i searched autotrader too .. think thats were matty came up w/ couple of the cars above!
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Old March-25th-2007, 04:31 PM
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I wouldnt go the MX3 route, you'd probably lose unless you install the KL03 or KLZE motor into it. I've driven/worked on the 1.8 V6 models, and they just arent that fast. You'd think it would be in a smaller car, but I was a little dissapointed. I guess maybe I'm just used to driving MSP3's and MSP6's and RX8's and such, maybe just a little spoiled. But if you are gonna be racing on PINKS, I think you should find something with alot more potential, or something that'd be cheaper for you to go fast.
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Old March-25th-2007, 05:20 PM
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my goal was to drop 500+lbs of weight from the car and spray the **** out of it. I think it would be quick enough.... besides it's like bracket racing,...we'll get to negotiate..

I don't know how likely this is to happen but I'll know early next month.
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