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Shane Hickey: 1987 Mazda RX-7

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Shane Hickey picked up his 1987 Mazda RX-7 after challenging himself to confront his fear of rotary engines. Thanks to some careful maintenance, the RX-7 has become his daily driver ever since. With a handful of carefully selected modifications, he has changed up the car to suit his style.

Owner: Shane Hickey
Location: Pleasanton, CA
Vehicle: 1987 Mazda RX-7 GXL
Horsepower: 120 (estimated)
Club: N/A

SOCIAL:
Facebook: Shane Hickey
Instagram: @_rotard

Photography by Shane Hickey.

Shane Hickey 1987 Mazda RX7 TBGLIVE11

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE
Air filter
Koyo radiator
Nissan Quest e-fan

Shane Hickey 1987 Mazda RX7 TBGLIVE16

EXHAUST:
Racing Beat header-back exhaust

Shane Hickey 1987 Mazda RX7 TBGLIVE14

WHEELS & TIRES:
Advan Oni wheels 
Yokohama Super Advan Sport tires

Shane Hickey 1987 Mazda RX7 TBGLIVE13

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION:
PBM Pro Coilovers
SuperPro Caster Bushings
Teals Extended inner Tie Rods
Teals Extended Ball Joints
Villains Ball Joint Extensions
Mazda Trix Bump Steer

Shane Hickey 1987 Mazda RX7 TBGLIVE15

BRAKES:
StopTech rotors
StopTech brake pads

Shane Hickey 1987 Mazda RX7 TBGLIVE10

EXTERIOR:
Cut fenders
Volvo 740 lip

Shane Hickey 1987 Mazda RX7 TBGLIVE8

INTERIOR:
Bride seats
Street Faction seat rails
Momo steering wheel
Moon Eyes shift knob

Shane Hickey 1987 Mazda RX7 TBGLIVE2

FAVORITE MODIFICATION:
"I enjoy my fenders a lot, although the lips are not as pretty. I've yet to see anyone do what I've done with my fenders on FC."

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS:
1-off molded wing

Shane Hickey 1987 Mazda RX7 TBGLIVE12