The Mazda RX-7 is one of the most popular cars for tuning and modifying. Car enthusiasts love the RX-7 because it’s fun to drive, stylish, relatively affordable, and an absolutely perfect clean slate for an enthusiast to play with. It’s also a prime vehicle for the amateur racer. A Mazda RX-7 is basically an empty canvas for an owner to paint on. When it comes to modifying RX-7s, there are plenty of different packages on the market, and none are more popular than the RX-7 body kits. Body kits are usually the first modification made to RX-7s because they are functional on multiple levels: they are an aesthetic upgrade, increase aerodynamics, decrease drag, and separate the owner’s RX-7 from the rest of the pack with a unique look. Here are a few of the best body kits for the Mazda RX-7:
Extreme Dimensions Carbon Creations Carbon Fiber C-1 4-Piece Body Kit
This is a relatively expensive kit for the RX-7, but you get what you pay for. The Carbon Creations kit is for the entire vehicle (some body kits only focus on the front, or the front and sides), featuring a front bumper, rear bumper, and side skirts. As the name suggests, the body kit is made out of carbon fiber (high-grade carbon fiber, coated in UV protection), which is incredibly light. The kit features top-notch technology in terms of aerodynamics, but unlike with many other kits, the aerodynamics are not negated by the heavy additions because they’re carbon fiber. Carbon fiber is also an incredibly sleek look, so it makes the RX-7 instantly sexier.
The Carbon Creations kit perfectly blends performance and aesthetics, without sacrificing quality, durability, or safety. It is a fabulous kit for those who can afford it.
JP USA Visage 7-Piece Body Kit
The JP 7-piece kit is a great option for those seeking an extremely smooth body kit that doesn’t look over the top. The 7-piece kit includes two rear pieces (left and right), two side skirts, and three front pieces (left, right, and center), making it a very comprehensive kit. It is made of reinforced plastic, which JP has dubbed “Super Polyurethane.” This material is extremely durable, and it holds up very well in harsh weather conditions.
The JP kit is one of the prettiest kits in existence for the RX-7. And given that the company prides itself on two things, material quality and aerodynamics, you can be sure that it gets the job done.
VIS Racing B Speed Wide Body Full Body Kit
The VIS kit is perfect for the performance enthusiast who plans to use his or her RX-7 for autocrossing or track racing. The kit is made of fiberglass, and, though it looks incredible, it is focused first and foremost on increasing the performance of your RX-7 with exceptional aerodynamics and drag reduction. The VIS kit is not recommended for street use, so this is one simply for the track enthusiasts who are looking to drop a few seconds from their race time and add a few trophies to their shelves.
Whether you’re looking for aesthetics, performance, or both, and regardless of how much you’re looking to spend, there’s a body kit that’s right for your Mazda RX-7. These are three of the best, but there are plenty more.
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