1993 Mazda RX-7 – Import Tuner Magazine

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Mazda RX-7

Love It Or Hate It, You’re This Fd’s Owner

Such a matter of conjecture, a car the right way can be. Based on past influences and opinions, each of us a different vision of how any perfect car be built. One man’s flawlessly JDM Civic Type R is a … nut’s played-out, fanboy rocket.

And someone else’s track-prepped EVO could be regarded street car purists as downright or impractical. But every once in a there comes a car modified so and thoroughly, with just the amount of attention paid to last detail, in ways enhance the performance of the car’s attribute to just the right that enthusiasts of all styles agree that it was simply right. Bruce Kress’s FD3S RX-7 isn’t one of cars.

I’m actually not sure I like more, laughs when people give me a up, going down the highway, or they flip me off. built a turbocharged ’99 Si as his first car, and later the Civic was stolen on his first day of a similarly boosted AP1 S2000 made the pages of Honda back in May of ’07, he’s versed with the right to build a car. And he purposely this one in spite of them.

The more I watched people get out trying to build the perfect car and on anyone who was doing it differently, he the more I wanted to build completely opposite of what assholes were doing.

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As he us, Bruce’s goal in building the car was to do it style–to, as he puts it, take a good track or luxury and ruin it. Think flared, family sedans-turned touge dekotora, or bagged luxury on ridiculously off-set deep-dish and you’ve got the right idea. And to sure his message would be felt by all the right people, he with one of the most highly performance platforms of the scene.

Ruin a Civic or Integra and no one cares, he laughs, but ruin one of the Japanese sports cars made, and people really get

Before he could turn his middle-finger dream-car into Bruce had to find one first. For he went to Chuck Wang, of NorCal’s Rotary Extreme, and him a deal on a forgotten-about FD Chuck had taken in as a personal project It was red with a tan interior, and in rough body panel was dented, and in of the factory front bumper was a prepped, Invader-style fascia.

Under the hood was a different The car’s 13B-REW powerplant had rebuilt, given a custom port, and its infamous rat’s of vacuum lines had been with silicone enhancements. The had also been strengthened an Exedy Cerametallic clutch and flywheel.

What sealed the for me was that it started right up and ran recalls Bruce–not a common in which to find a 16 year-old, rotary-powered supercar with a for overheating and a history of spirited

Styling was Bruce’s first and he knew how he wanted it to go down he got started. He shared his vision the online community, and found in their opinions. Nearly hated on me for what I wanted to do the car, he explains, That me want to do it even more. the open-minded minority, Bruce Ronald of El Monte, CA’s Duo: importer, fabricator, and of all things rare and JDM.

the one to thank for the FEED front RE Amemiya fender mirrors and cover, JDM hood and side and GP Sports mid wing that, combined with JP side and rear bumper accents, Bruce’s FD the aggressive, over-the-top, yet not look he was after. After the bits, the online community was rice! at Bruce, but he couldn’t them–he was off at the paint shop, up Blackberry Pearl paint for an Honda Fit. to cover his FD That pissed them off more, Bruce tells, I it.

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