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Old 12-18-2009, 11:47 AM   #1
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Thumbs up LSx V8 conversion kit Coming Soon!

The guys from Hinson Motorsports finally decided to get this project started!

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Hinson? Ah, yeah.

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yeah whose actually going to produce them if the Culvers are in jail? well, i suppose "coming soon" could mean in 5-7 years
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Oh good. Not only do they rip the souls out of rx7's but now rx8's. F*ck them.
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Oh good. Not only do they rip the souls out of rx7's but now rx8's. F*ck them.

i suppose that's a possibility where they are going....
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Oh **** so they were buying stolen cars or jacking them for their projects?
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And, for the record, I am seriously considering an LS2 swap after seeing what is possible on the Miata.

You might believe the Rotary is the "soul" of the RX-8, but I just look at the car as an excellent chassis. The motor is inconsequential.

When I think about the effort and money I (and others) have spent to drag the Renesis kicking and screaming up to a meager 400/300 it kinda makes me a bit queasy.

For roughly the price of a turbo system, you can have the car balance out the same, but with 400/400 and none of the "quirks" of the rotary that so many of you find cute.
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Old 12-18-2009, 12:43 PM   #9
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Whoever does these swaps is actually interested in a thing called torque and hp, It does "rip out there soul" but hey do what ya gotta do
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i remember that 8 being for sale here.... because of the rusty pipes!!!!!!
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Amen to that brotha!
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Yeah I would love a LSX powered 8.
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I would have a hard time believing you could retain the best handling traits of the 8 with an engine further forward and with a much higher COG .
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I wish someone would come out with this already. To think how fun this car would be with the setup from my vette.....gives me shivers. Not to mention that loud lopey idle coming from such a tiny car. The "WTF?!" factor would be priceless
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I think there is a guy up here in Washington that has an LSX in his RX8. I remember seeing it with Dannobre, but my brain is too numb from Christmas Partying to remember correctly....

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The biggest problem with generating 400 whp with the Renesis is the motor wasn't designed for that at all. Pushing it to do that is expensive and problematic. The advantage is low center of gravity and weight distribution, but the LS2 is only a couple of hundred lbs heavier, so you could probably get many of the benefits of the chassis with a V8 engine up front. I love rotary engines and wouldn't want to de-soul the RX-8, I would rather put a 3-rotor into it if I was going to go for a bigger displacement motor.
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BTW who in PR is building this car?

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BTW for those that have not noticed the turbo kit off the red 8 from Hinson is for sale here on 8 club.

FS Turbo RX8 Drivetrain with everything 31k miles
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Roberto Gonzales, that's after his 700hp 20b.
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dry sump and a camaro steering rack--or something like that?
i dont think it will destroy the cars balance--i sure have seen a lot of sweet rx7 v8 conversions that didnt.
I think after it was all done the rx7 only gained about 50lbs?
I do wonder how the rest of the car would stand up to the increased power.
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