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Old 06-18-2008, 02:06 PM   #1
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Veilside Fortune and the RX-8

Sent an email to Veilside inquiring about the possibility of a Veilside Fortune RX-8 kit. This was the reply, just figured I would share:
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We do not have a Fortune body kit in mind for the RX-8. The design feature of a Fortune body kit is normally to change the aesthetics of the original car to a totally new look. All Fortune body kits are wide body, but it is difficult to make a true wide body kit on a car that has the rear wheel arches in contact with the rear doors. The rear door arches are a structural requirement for the chassis stiffness, but would impede in that role if we are to cut away that section to make room for wider wheels and tires. The process overall becomes more complex than the normal fender cutting jobs like what is possible on 2-door coupes. I’m sorry to inform you but it is unlikely that we can develop a feasible solution to creating a wide body kit for this chassis.



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Katsu Azuma
VeilSide USA / Premier4509
15960 Downey Ave
Paramount, CA 90723
Tel: 562.633.0012 / Fax: 562.633.0041
http://www.veilside.com
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Old 06-18-2008, 02:25 PM   #2
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I see that as a good thing
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rx8 current design has structural integrity built in.

Veilside is just for looks... so its too much for them to do anything more then look good.

while it would be great to buy a kit for $11,000.... i'm sure anyone can make something that looks just as good on their own for that kinda cash... and keep the structural integrity.
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Old 06-18-2008, 08:20 PM   #4
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Well I guess there aren't too many fortune fans. I, myself, liked the RX-7 kit. I thought it made the car stand out more and added a supercar look to the supercar engine.
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funny my veilside kit actually was functional in keeping the car cooler and has actual benefits from the lines in terms of drag.....

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Old 06-19-2008, 02:20 AM   #6
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the rx7 fortune is actually way slower than a stock 7, lucky to know that it won't happen with our cars as well
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the rx7 fortune is actually way slower than a stock 7, lucky to know that it won't happen with our cars as well
NEWS FLASH... "our cars" are slow! HAHAHA
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all show no go. period!

but damn chrism's car is just a beastttttttt! awesome.
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chrism's car is t3h east coast ricerboy failside posterboy / misfit
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Ah, I get it, "failside"

good one.



anyways, I'm glad we could "help" you out with your question.
Let us know if there is anything else we can do for you.
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Ah, I get it, "failside"

good one.



anyways, I'm glad we could "help" you out with your question.
Let us know if there is anything else we can do for you.
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Well I guess there aren't too many fortune fans. I, myself, liked the RX-7 kit. I thought it made the car stand out more and added a supercar look to the supercar engine.
i guess that is why alot of ppl dont like it, like my self. Rx7 is not a super car, so IMO it shouldnt try to look like one either. to me the fortune kit makes the 7 look like a kit car then a Rx7. but i give respect to the designers at Veilside even though their taste is not some tihng i care for. i think its cool that the still design off the wall designs for their fans.

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i guess that is why alot of ppl dont like it, like my self. Rx7 is not a super car, so IMO it shouldnt try to look like one either. to me the fortune kit makes the 7 look like a kit car then a Rx7. but i give respect to the designers at Veilside even though their taste is not some tihng i care for. i think its cool that the still design off the wall designs for their fans.
I like it. The RX-7 isn't a supercar in and of itself, but rotaries are and the quad rotor that deserves to be in a fortune car also is.
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the fortune rx7 looks like an absolute beast.
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I like it. The RX-7 isn't a supercar in and of itself, but rotaries are and the quad rotor that deserves to be in a fortune car also is.
4 rotor or not, the 7 shouldnt look like some exotic car IMO. when i look at the Fortune 7, all i see is a Kit car
with a rotary engine, even though i know its a 7. the style of the FD is gone. I know ppl buy body kits for their cars, but you can still see its true form. . Fortune takes away the true form of the FD and make it look some exotic car, which the FD is not. Back in the early 90's ppl in japan use to make their 2nd gen MR2 look like Ferrari's. to me that was free comedy at its best.

but like i said, i respect these ppl who loves these off the wall body kits . because we all have different taste. But as for me, i just prefer a look that stays very close to the cars true form.
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to me, the fd rx7 IS an exotic car.

here's 1 definition of exotic: Intriguingly unusual or different; excitingly strange.

thats the rx7 and the rx8.
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to me, the fd rx7 IS an exotic car.

here's 1 definition of exotic: Intriguingly unusual or different; excitingly strange.

thats the rx7 and the rx8.
guess my views of exotic car differs from yours. Ferrari, Lambo, TVR , Zonda is exotic to me. Z, 7, GTR, and all the other sports cars that are some what mass produce are not even though they may look different or unsual . but that is just me.
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RX8's look exotic in a way but are too slow..hahah
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