Coming from the late 1980s, is this 1987 Mazda RX-7 FC owned by one of the founding members of Team Nuisance, Mac Cruz. Team Nuisance actually became an idea early this year in January. Mac and his good friend Jesse Budano were actually rolling Mac’s fenders at 11pm, and initially wanted to make it a drift team, but they just decided it’d be more fun if they just invited all of their local car heads. The name Team Nuisance was thought up by one of their other friends Eugene Pagatpatan. Why Nuisance? It was chosen because of their obnoxious loud cars disrupting the peace of neighborhoods, and their lowered cars causing traffic going over the imperfections in the roads. Even though they are still growing, Jesse and Mac didn’t expect to get as far as they did, and now they also have a team in Utah representing Team Nuisance. All in all, they are mainly just a bunch of friends that get together and have a great time, whether its with or without their cars.
Before Mac had his RX-7, he had a 240SX S13 and BMW E30, but got bored of them pretty quickly. This is just another example of individuals who go through cars quickly, only to find the one that suits who they are, but even then it is a never ending pursuit. Nevertheless, Mac purchased his FC with a S4 13B N/A engine a little over a year ago during the summer, and quickly got to work on his ambitions for the car.
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Mac’s goals for the car at first was just to make it a stock bodied street car that he would be able to go around drifting in it. However, that did not last too long either. He has always been known to switch up the look of his cars every month as well, whether it would be new wheels or a new kit for the car. In the end, Mac eventually reached the look he wanted out of the FC with a full GP Sports kit, custom side-splitters, BC Racing coilovers, and Work Rezax in 17×8 +5 with a 214/45/17 and 17×10 +10 with a 225/45/17.
As Mac has presented a very well-kept and well-executed FC N/A, that as well is changing. He is currently aiming for a more aggressive street car, and that is still loads of fun and be able to kill it at the track. How is is able to do this? He is going to be dropping in a 13B TII motor to replace his stock naturally aspirated engine 13B, and installing increased steering angle knuckles. These are both a necessity to Mac for more power and more angle in steering control. Both soon to come, as well as the full video coverage done by UniversalMindWorks. Here is the teaser if you missed it:
Thanks for viewing readers! And special thanks to Team Nusiance and Mac Cruz for making this feature possible. Peace and enjoy the rest of the beautiful photography below by Rocky Wong.