The city of sin, Las Vegas, Nevada brings you this gorgeous 1993 Daytona Blue Candy RX7 FD owned by Nick Irie. However, it wasn’t always so gorgeous. It started out rough; leaking oil, rusted, broken, missing interior, and just in bad shape. Nick traded his Honda Civic and Toyota AE86 Corolla for it, but couldn’t be happier to take on something new and different to him at the time.
Back in high school Nick had a Toyota 4runner, not your typical tuner car, so he didn’t have the best platform to start out with. With the whole Hot Import Night and neon light scene still in full effect, he started out with wheels and an exhaust. Eventually he got inspiration from the JDM version, the Toyota Hilux to modify the car even farther. So with a high school kids budget, Nick put airbags, bodykit, Sparco race seats, and full vinyl interior. And there you have it, pretty much the only custom lowered 4runner in California in the early 2000’s.
After getting rid of the Toyota 4runner and going through a few Honda builds. Nick got into a drifiting and building a Nissan 240sx. The 240 helped promote his paint shop, Spring Mountain Auto Body, and eventually the car was featured in Import Tuner and Hella Flush. As Nick got bored of the 240sx, he eventually got the Mazda RX7 FD we see today.
The car scene in Las Vegas still has a bunch of Fast & Furious types stuck in old trends. Las Vegas has always been behind California in regards to new trends, but with the Internet it’s not as bad as before. You have the main guys, who all know each other, and try to influence the Las Vegas car scene. And with the fitment game it has brought a lot of different genres together; Euro, JDM, VIP, drifters, etc…which has made it overall better to be a true car enthusiast.
What shoes is this FD wearing? Work Gnosis HS203 wheels in 19×9.5 +9 and 19×11 +/-0, and on Stance Suspension coilovers.
The FD is currently being torn apart piece by piece for a single turbo swap. Nick loves this thing and learning a lot about it each day.
-Full Burnout replica body kit
-Work Gnosis HS203 wheels 19×9.5+9 19×11 0 offset
-Recaro speed seats
-Feed shift knob
-Craft square door mount mirrors
-Nardi deep dish wheel
-NRG quick release
-Pioneer in dash DVD
-Complete pioneer speakers
– Power FC
-Greddy pulley kit
– eBay taillights (smoked)
-Pineapple racing pulley
-R-Magic AST radiator tank
-R-magic radiator hood panel
Thank you Andrew at BXPhoto for taking pictures for Mazda Fitment. Much appreciated. And thank you Nick for letting us share this on here. Hope you guys enjoyed this.
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