Tag: Rx7

LS-swapped Mazda FC RX-7 Looks Like a Laugh and a Half

ls1tech.com Mazda FC RX-7 RX7 LS swap LS1 T56 rotary review info

An LS-swapped RX-7 is about as much as you can have without taking your clothes off. The Mazda RX-7 is a great handling little sports car. However, for this “FC” generation RX-7, it was in desperate need of more grunt. With it’s naturally-aspirated rotary engine, it produced 160 horsepower. That isn’t awful for a 2,600 pound […] More »

  Comments | By - March 20, 2017

This is What Happens When You Don’t LS-swap an RX7

ls1tech.com rotary LS1 RX7 FD

Depending on who you ask, the Mazda RX7 is either blessed or cursed. The rotary engine that powers these cars are mechanically simple, with few moving parts. However, they are equally temperamental, and reliability is not a strong suite. By eschewing pistons for the magical triangle, rotary engines can rev and rev and rev, spinning […] More »

  Comments | By - January 13, 2017

Highway Pulls with Two V8 RX7s and a Camaro SS

I can understand the hate that RX7 purists have towards people that swap LS’s into their beloved FD RX7. There were never that many of them, and they should have a rotary, and blah blah blah. I get it… But LS RX7s are better. This is coming from someone that actually loves rotaries and all […] More »

  Comments | By - December 17, 2013

Street Race: Turbo LS1 Powered RX7 vs GT-R

Look, I love the RX-7, but I also love a little thing called torque. Rotaries don’t have any of that until you start turbocharghing the begeezus out of them. The great thing about the LS is that it already has torque and makes a buttload of it when you add in turbos! See how this boosted […] More »

  Comments | By - November 14, 2013

LS1 Powered RX7 Hits Craigslist

One of the best things you can do for an RX-7 is swap an LS into it. That might bring rotary enthusiasts to tears, but if your heart is looking for performance, there’s just no competition. The last generation RX7 matches that power with one of the best sports car chassis ever made. It’s a […] More »

  Comments | By - June 28, 2013

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