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The Turbo FC that could!

Post By: Muhammad Hashim

Date: 01/30/2024

The Story

My journey with the FC RX7 is a true love story that began in 2011 when I acquired this car through a trade. Despite the RX7 not being in running condition, it marked a significant moment for me as it was my fourth RX7 and the first one with a turbo rotary engine. I have a special fondness for FC RX7s, considering them to be my favorite RX7 generation. Eager to enhance its performance, I wasted no time in modifying the FC. I equipped it with Stance Coilovers, Uras extended tie rods and rack spacers, and a Whiteline rear sway bar. These modifications allowed me to experience the thrill of drifting with a turbo rotary engine, a remarkable contrast from my previous experiences. However, challenges soon emerged, including the frustration of dealing with four blown turbos and life itself. Long story short, my FC RX7 spent four years jack stand balling in my garage, patiently waiting for the right time and financial stability to revive it. But the story doesn't end there. In 2015/16, I purchased an FD RX7, contemplating a shift in focus. A trip to Japan left me with an appreciation for my FC and a renewed goal to complete it and return to drifting. I decided to upgrade my drifting setup, parting ways with the old and embracing a new direction. Powered by Max coilovers, knuckles, and Enkei RPF1 wheels and Nitto NT05 tires transformed the handling of the FC, eliminating the notorious understeer that FC RX7s are known for. The result? A setup and car that i am proud of!

Current Setup

  • Wheels: Enkei RPF1 (SBC) F: 17x9.5 +18 R: 18x10.5 +15
  • Suspension: Powered by Max Coilovers, Knuckes, LCAs, and Rear Whiteline sway bar
  • Performance: Street Ported 13BT, K&N intake, CorkSport Turbo inlet piping, 3" Racing Beat Rev turbo back exhaust, Shane Racing Pulley kit
  • Wheels:

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Muhammad Hashim

Fascinated by Rotaries and Japanese car culture!