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Old 09-25-2007, 10:17 AM   #1
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Msp Vs Rx-8

hey everyone wuts up?

Well, I just bought a stock 04 RX-8 4AT this weekend. So far the car has been great... One of my bestfriends is dying for me to take me car to countyline which is a drag strip with 1/8 of a mile. To get to the point, does my car even have a chance against a stock mazdaspeed protege?

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Old 09-25-2007, 10:19 AM   #2
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as an AT, unfortunately, probably not.
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Old 09-25-2007, 10:23 AM   #3
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hey everyone wuts up?

Well, I just bought a stock 04 RX-8 4AT this weekend. So far the car has been great... One of my bestfriends is dying for me to take me car to countyline which is a drag strip with 1/8 of a mile. To get to the point, does my car even have a chance against a stock mazdaspeed protege?

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With an 04 AT, you dont have much hope against anything, now take him to an Auto-X and you should have em.
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Old 09-25-2007, 10:24 AM   #4
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ur fucked, get out of this forum ASAP, you have an AT, people will just ignore you and bash your car, leave this place!
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Old 09-25-2007, 10:27 AM   #5
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I agree. You get no respect if you have an AT.
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Old 09-25-2007, 10:30 AM   #6
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I agree. You get no respect if you have an AT.
be advised.. I dont judge any of you for having an AT or MT engine... the 8 is a sick car no matter which version you drive.. one just happens to be faster than the other. I just happen to prefer MTs myself (5 of 7 vehicles I have owned were/are all MT). an 8 is an 8 when it comes to respect from my end. both do the legal speed limits and have the rotary engine under the hood. I'd toast beers with any one of you.
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Old 09-25-2007, 12:52 PM   #7
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I prefer MT... although i do like being lazy and drive AT's once in a while.

the plus about AT's is you can have a girl in your lap and not have to get her to move everytime you shift... unless you're a girl in which case i have no answer.
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and both of you are relatively new to the forum, sooner or later you'll be sucked into the whole **** just like we are

get out while you still can
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Old 09-25-2007, 01:03 PM   #9
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be advised.. I dont judge any of you for having an AT or MT engine... the 8 is a sick car no matter which version you drive.. one just happens to be faster than the other. I just happen to prefer MTs myself (5 of 7 vehicles I have owned were/are all MT). an 8 is an 8 when it comes to respect from my end. both do the legal speed limits and have the rotary engine under the hood. I'd toast beers with any one of you.
Not just a little faster, significantly faster.
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and both of you are relatively new to the forum, sooner or later you'll be sucked into the whole **** just like we are

get out while you still can
yet you still meander around this forum?
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Old 09-25-2007, 01:13 PM   #11
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because I hate this forum, I made this clear so many times
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Old 09-25-2007, 01:16 PM   #12
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Old 09-25-2007, 01:28 PM   #14
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AT Rx-8 is like a Boxster with AT or Miata with AT....
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too bad boxsters with tiptronic are as fast as their MT counterpart
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Old 09-25-2007, 02:33 PM   #16
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back on topic!

- The AT does produce a good amount of torque (compared to it's M/T brothers) but it is still a relatively low number for a dragstrip showdown.

- You'll own the MSP on an autocross track though as the handling and weight distrubition on an 8 is top notch.

- Don't worry about getting flamed for driving an A/T. Yes, we are sometimes harsh to some members here (mainly when they ask stupid questions) but it seldom has little or nothign to do with what version they drive.
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The MSProtege is pretty darn quick in an autocross BTW. The handling on that car is brilliant. One must be a pretty good autocrosser to beat its time.
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Old 09-25-2007, 03:38 PM   #18
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Just go to the AT section.

Welcome and don't forget to read the stickies.

Some people don't realize you have to have an AT for traffic.
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Not just a little faster, significantly faster.
2 points for the record
1. I have the 6spd MT
2. this doesnt make the previous posts points any less true
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razz, we should rebel against these MT tyranny!!!
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but Razz has a M/T.
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Old 09-25-2007, 06:40 PM   #22
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ive cruised with 2 friends that had msps we were just chillin but i know for a fact they could RAPE YOU. they arent stock at all but still... you know where im coming from.
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if they weren't STOCK, how can you even be comparing the two cars?

That would be like us putting Mazdamaniac's Turbo'd 8 agains their msps.
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MSP stocks aren't that fast......at least the MP5 was retarded, cus I rode in my friend's and it just sounded like a slowly dying beast.......

but as I said before, if you have an AT, even though you might be able to kill something, its ok, the forum insight is that you can't beat a corolla

and damn you razz!!! should have taken a closer look at ur car at SSX, but half the time I was sleeping in mine

thankgod for 180 degree seats
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too bad boxsters with tiptronic are as fast as their MT counterpart
lol....actually coming from personal experience the boxters are a heck of a lot slower in AT form.
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