03-13-2017, 06:27 PM
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Dallas, Texas
Thanks for the comments everyone. I've been planning this build heavily for the last few days and I'm pretty sure I've figured out where I want to end up. At first I was going to swap the engine into my current RX8, but since I like my car a lot and don't really want to cut it up I've decided to buy a shell to do the swap into. Since I'm a really tall guy I'm going to buy a hardtop shell to give me more helmet room. I think my initial build of this car will aim toward drivability more than straight racecar. I know it wont be super comfy streetable, but I want to try to make it a bit better than your standard full race PP configuration. To do this I'll run a slightly heavier flywheel and tune the intake and exhaust lengths for lower RPM peak, If it doesn't really work then I'll make the change for all out power.
White hardtop RX-8 roller (I'll paint it white if I find a nice enough shell)
20B PP NA
ITB's (of corse)
Standalone w/CAN bus to talk to dash and power steering
RX8 S2 trans or JDM 5sp
I'll work out all the details as things get going a bit more but I plan to keep things clean and simple. I'm sure I'll be asking a lot of questions on this forum and doing way, way too much reading about whats best to do. I plan to design and build every part I can myself. I'm a trained machinist, welder fabricator so there isn't much I cannot build. My first project will be the ITB's/Intake setup, then move to the exhaust. Hope you come along for the ride and enjoy the progress. This will probably be a 1+ year build as my wife and I are going to buy a house somewhat soon, but I'll be going as fast as money allows.