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      01-01-2013, 06:19 PM   #1
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Drives: 2013 e92 M3
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Monarch Beach

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2013 WRX STi  [4.00]
2011 997.2 Turbo S  [4.71]
2013 e92 M3  [4.55]
2013 BMW X5  [0.00]
Thinking of '93-'95 FD RX-7 as a dedicated track car

After 2 track days and one airstrip attack (roll-on acceleration event), all done in the deserts of SoCal, my 2013 M3 is absolutely beat. I have hundreds of rock chips on the side skirts and front and rear bumper...even with using TrackTape. Plus track maintenance items (tires, rotor, pads) on the M3 is fairly costly.

I've been thinking about getting a beater track car for a while. Something cheap to mod/maintain after track usage and something I don't really car about if it gets beat to snot.

While I'd love to stick with something from BMW, I'm also looking for something small/light and while the first gen M3 would be perfect, it's a bit expensive now and not something I'd want to beat up. Perhaps a non M3 e30...like a 325is...but I've also liked the 3rd gen FD Mazda RX-7. I've joined and read a bunch about them on the RX-7 forums. Engines are notorious for blowing if even a bit of detonation. Most have been modded and are pretty beat up. But get one that's been decently cared for and minimum $ mods can make it a really fun car.

Anyone have experience with one for track use?
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Daily: 2013 e92 M3 DCT / ESS VT2 650 S/C / Akrapovic Evolution / StopTech BBK
Track/Airstrip: 2011 997.2 Turbo S PDK / 725 HP / BBi suspension build
Beater: 2013 X5 3.5sport
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