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Nearly two years ago, when we first began our RX-7 series, we set forth an upgrade guideline that we have strictly adhered to ever since. We stated that we will maximize racetrack performance while not, under any circumstance, unduly compromising the RX-7's st
Like most athletes, race cars must also be capable of performing at peak form in a number of different environments and conditions. And because we've done all of our racetrack evaluations at Thunderhill Park, it may be a good idea to expand our horizons a bit.
It's been nearly two years and over 35,000 redline-charging miles since we acquired our 1993 RX-7 Touring Package. Other than a few minor bumps and scrapes along the way, our car continues to blaze up the local race tracks, resting only to quench its freakishl
Part VII already? That's right. Nearly one year has passed since we first got our hands dirty with Mazda's extraordinary third-generation RX-7. While we've lived through both the good and the bad, we like to think we've learned something during every step of t
Project RX-7 has finally returned to the land of the living--and it's back with a vengeance. Despite its share of misfortune, there is no denying our irrepressible Mazda is here for the long haul. But before we get too deeply involved in the current state of a
Now that we are deep into Project RX-7, it's only fair to offer a brief summary of what we have done so far. The first installment of our series (December, '98) offered an RX-7 buyer's guide and established the particular goals of our comprehensive build-up. I
Whoever coined the phrase "power corrupts" must have been driving an RX-7 twin-turbo. Months ago, we were praising this high-revving, rotary-powered rocket sled. While we are still mightily impressed, we can't help but wonder what some extra underhood potency
In the last installment of Project RX-7 (SCC, Jan. '99) we focused on vital maintenance issues as well as several important reliability-related upgrades. Among them, we installed a Blitz turbo timer, and boost and fuel pressure gauges from Auto Meter. Addition
In the first installment of our Project RX-7 series, we covered the performance-related strengths and weaknesses of a bone stock RX-7. In this installation, we will focus on preparation and taking the precautionary measures necessary to make Project RX-7 a str
Air suspension systems may seem mysterious but they aren't a whole lot different than traditional suspensions. At their core, air suspensions just swap out coil springs for flexible, pressure-filled bags of air.