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« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2003, 01:18:36 PM »
richrx, Power Fc is a Complete aftermarket stand alone EMS that is called a Plug and Play becouse it uses the stock Engine harness and takes 5 minutes to swap over (if your mess about). It is very verstile and for a road Fd its proberly the best value for money Ems.



Phranque, Dont worrie mate. Its just i dont like people puting down the Uk spec cars, they dont relise they were built for a completely diffrent climate and the out of the box spec of the Uk car was alot higher than the Jap equivalant. All people see is the BHP is lower! and ther Jap car is easyer to get hold of but as the UK spec uses the engine, Coolers etc from the R1/2 theres no diffrence from the Top spec Jap car (bar a bit of boost and an extra Cat).

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« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2003, 01:53:19 PM »
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hi, i was just reading through your wee debate there and was interested in what was said about the power fc. I\'ve heard of the power fc before but im unsure of what it is, i would think that it could be a piggy back chip. Is that right?


HI Rich!

Here\'s a link with some info for you...

http://www.rx7.com/cgi-local/3catalog.cgi?cat=11&part=5

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« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2003, 02:25:20 PM »
The Apexi Power Fc is a good toy for the Road if you are looking for around the 400-500bhp mark then its the toy for you.

I personaly dont like the Idea of using the origanal engine loom (lets face it most FD\'s are geting on for ten years old and Inports have had hot weather too) but if you want ease to fit and set up then you cant beat the Power Fc,Plug and Play.

http://www.apexi-usa.com/electronics_fc.asp

Chris

P.s. Jus it must have taken you ages to think of all your mods,LOL

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« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2003, 02:40:12 PM »
cheers guys thats the exact information i was looking for.
although do you know how rare r1/2\'s are for import?? and how much they would cost for a 92-95 model??

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« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2003, 02:51:08 PM »
R1/2\'s are not very rare there are alot of Tourer\'s out there but look for cars with no sunroofs and no leather (stock) twin oil cooler\'s and you\'ve found an R.

Prices tend to be between 8k for a nice one but dont qoute me, if you want a first class Inport talk to this guy,Miguel and his web site is  http://www.neweraimports.com hes a first class guy and supplys quality cars, there are many people that are on this forum that have bought cars from him.

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« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2003, 02:53:07 PM »
P.s. Jus it must have taken you ages to think of all your mods,LOL [/B][/QUOTE]

Copy and Paste from The Big List (USA)

LOL

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« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2003, 03:20:46 PM »
Yeh who off?

lol only joking.

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« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2003, 10:45:59 AM »
I think there is a case for japanese spec rx7 being better than uk spec. On this basis in uk you had one option, in Japan you had over 15 to choose from. The version in Japan that was most similar to uk spec was the type x model. Which was the same as uk model, except you had the option of either red or black leather interior /choice of normal sunroof or moonroof, climate control, 2+2, Bose hifi I am not sure if uk ones had this can\'t remember, only the main cat not the problematic pre-cat like uk cars, and  more power.
Other than that it\'s a matter or choice as in Japan there were so much different options to choose from, but as far as comparison of spec the uk and the type x were the same but the type x was better if comparing options.

rgds

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« Reply #23 on: February 24, 2003, 06:15:18 PM »
lol. the Uk car has all the options you have just Merntioned std (out of the Box) the ONLY down sides i can see is A. Lower Power (due to Precat) B.No rear seats C. was stupid expencive new.

A and B can be sorted very easy.

The Pro\'s are Higher Resale value, Rare and more desirable (Uk specs are easly distinguished), Very high spec out of the Box (the car is a R1/2 with all the toys from the Tourer Leater,Air con,Sunroof, the lot. You will find the R spec jap import does not come with leather or a sun roof as standard (optional extra\'s) its the Tourer that had leather etc as std + they weight more and have lower bhp than the R (260 i think on Jap 105 fuel).

Speak to Jus he did alot of reserch into the Fd Jap and Uk before he came across his UK FD.

I relisethat not every one can get hold of a UK car due to the low numbers sold but after seeing both R1/2 and Uk spec next to each other the Uk one wins all day.

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« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2003, 06:34:30 PM »
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Originally posted by BNA_ELLIS
I think there is a case for japanese spec rx7 being better than uk spec. On this basis in uk you had one option, in Japan you had over 15 to choose from. The version in Japan that was most similar to uk spec was the type x model. Which was the same as uk model, except you had the option of either red or black leather interior /choice of normal sunroof or moonroof, climate control, 2+2, Bose hifi I am not sure if uk ones had this can\'t remember, only the main cat not the problematic pre-cat like uk cars, and  more power.
Other than that it\'s a matter or choice as in Japan there were so much different options to choose from, but as far as comparison of spec the uk and the type x were the same but the type x was better if comparing options.

rgds

Brian


The UK model was FULLY loaded, which ment a tad more weight, extra\'s similar to the Jap X, Leather, Cruise, A/C, Sunroof, Non 2+2. In addition to the Jap X Model the UK spec also consisted of similar gear to that of the R1/R2, twin oil coolers, Front/Rear Strut Brace, Hard suspension Ect... All in all made the UK spec car a good all round purchase, one model consisting of many key items found on the various Jap models. A very well balanced package indeed.


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« Reply #25 on: February 24, 2003, 07:05:48 PM »
looking on autotrader... aria motor company have a uk spec... whenever I\'ve checked they\'ve always seemed to be showing one or two...

Has anyone ever used them/heard any stories? I\'d like a UK spec when I get one just to save on insurance (if it\'s THAT much different)...

http://www.ariamotorco.co.uk/

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« Reply #26 on: February 24, 2003, 07:14:02 PM »
Without seeing the car It sounds a good deal, its always worth geting one with a fresh Engine fitted and History, thats somthing you never get with an Import.

Sounds Nice.

Do you know what Mods (engine) its had done?

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« Reply #27 on: February 24, 2003, 10:06:16 PM »
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« Reply #28 on: February 24, 2003, 10:45:58 PM »
Ok. I just love talking to myself.

Why remove ya Post?
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« Reply #29 on: February 24, 2003, 11:18:27 PM »
I think you are mistaken on some of your knowledge on Japanese car auctions. Jap car don\'t come with anymore ltd history than any uk car I don\'t know what makes you think that, but you are wrong. A lot of jap cars have history the ones that don\'t are sold a lot cheaper at the auctions.
I stated I think Jap are better on the basis of choice.
The uk had  one rx7 and one spec, the equivalent model in japan had choice of colour of interior choice of sunroof climate control instead of just a/c  2+2 no pre-cat which caused premature engine failure and loads of turbo failure, and a host of other boost problems, front fogs and more power.
As far as the cars at auction, you do know if the car has been shelled, and who told you most auctions don\'t guarantee the mileage thats not so.I tell if you want to worry about dodgy mileage anywhere there is nor greater risk of that than in uk.
I posted on fduk forum the other week, I was at work with someone who saying he has a bmw 5 series he wanted the mileage clocked and the company he contacted told him they can\'t book him in for 6 weeks because the have so much work in during that period clocking cars.
I don\'t deny soem importers bringover crap yet some importers also bring over good examples.
I think people are misinformed about japanese car auctions, and there tends to be scaremongering among the misinformed.

Brian