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Old 05-04-2007, 09:47 PM   #1
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who engineered the sunglass holder?

What genuis had the idea to incorporate a sunglass holder into the '8, but make it so small in volume that only women's thin frame reading glasses could fit?

I recently acquired my first '8 and today I cleaned it up and went to put some of my stuff in it, and found that my (fairly thin/small) glasses wouldn't come close to fitting. Makes me wonder why they even bothered.

By the way, the difference between the rx7club and this forum is startling. General tech posts on the 7 club refer to "how to turbo my n/a rx7", "engine overheating", and "engine won't start". Items being bought and sold are engine internals, turbo kits, and standalone computers.

Here, the general tech posts are more along the lines of "rx8 makes a funny noise while driving" or "how fast does your '8 get to 140mph". The WTB/FS posts are about navigation add-ons, body kits and trim, wheels and catbacks. You guys do not know how easy you have it. lol.
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Old 05-04-2007, 09:55 PM   #2
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My sunglasses fit perfectly. I don't see a pair not fitting unless you are pretty big or are sporting stunna shades
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Old 05-04-2007, 10:00 PM   #3
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....b/c the RX8 is not a girls car.
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Old 05-04-2007, 10:00 PM   #4
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I agree the design is poor.
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Old 05-04-2007, 10:05 PM   #5
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By the way, the difference between the rx7club and this forum is startling. General tech posts on the 7 club refer to "how to turbo my n/a rx7", "engine overheating", and "engine won't start". Items being bought and sold are engine internals, turbo kits, and standalone computers.

Here, the general tech posts are more along the lines of "rx8 makes a funny noise while driving" or "how fast does your '8 get to 140mph". The WTB/FS posts are about navigation add-ons, body kits and trim, wheels and catbacks. You guys do not know how easy you have it. lol.
Thats because our aftermarket is pretty young, has nothing to do with the owners. Most of the true old schoolers are here.
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Old 05-04-2007, 10:06 PM   #6
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My oakley's won't fit either. Thats why I store them on my nose.
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What genuis had the idea to incorporate a sunglass holder into the '8, but make it so small in volume that only women's thin frame reading glasses could fit?

I recently acquired my first '8 and today I cleaned it up and went to put some of my stuff in it, and found that my (fairly thin/small) glasses wouldn't come close to fitting. Makes me wonder why they even bothered.
hmm, all my glasses fit in the holder just fine.

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By the way, the difference between the rx7club and this forum is startling. General tech posts on the 7 club refer to "how to turbo my n/a rx7", "engine overheating", and "engine won't start". Items being bought and sold are engine internals, turbo kits, and standalone computers.

Here, the general tech posts are more along the lines of "rx8 makes a funny noise while driving" or "how fast does your '8 get to 140mph". The WTB/FS posts are about navigation add-ons, body kits and trim, wheels and catbacks. You guys do not know how easy you have it. lol.
Its because most of the owners here don't have a clue on how to work on their car, and take it to the dealer and then bitch about it.

Also the average age of an '8 owner is 10-15 years older than the average '7 owner.

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Old 05-04-2007, 10:11 PM   #8
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My oakley's won't fit either. Thats why I store them on my nose.
Which ones do you have, post a pic. I've been looking for a good pair of glasses but the Oakley's haven't really thrilled me a whole lot.
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Old 05-04-2007, 10:13 PM   #9
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I have oakley Why 8.0 and they don't fit.
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Old 05-04-2007, 10:16 PM   #10
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Pics? Or link to pics of it
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Old 05-04-2007, 10:21 PM   #11
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Interesting thread!!!

When I bought my 8 it came w/ a sissy blue pair of shades still in the holder. ummmm - blue lenses ... not good for driving I think.

I never bought expensive sunglasses before ... but I may consider now. My current "driving sunglasses" are big plastic ones that have good lenses (IMHO) .. but need to reside in the center console.

Any good recommendations on reasonably priced ... good driving lenses that fit in the holder?

Otherwise I may just use the sunglasses holder for breath mints.
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Old 05-04-2007, 10:39 PM   #12
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What genuis had the idea to incorporate a sunglass holder into the '8, but make it so small in volume that only women's thin frame reading glasses could fit?

I recently acquired my first '8 and today I cleaned it up and went to put some of my stuff in it, and found that my (fairly thin/small) glasses wouldn't come close to fitting. Makes me wonder why they even bothered.
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Well I have never seen any sunglasses the would even come close to fitting - really dumb . Luckily the rest of the car makes up for that little design debacle .
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Old 05-04-2007, 10:43 PM   #13
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The holder does not help my glasses, I just put them in the door compartment.
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Old 05-04-2007, 11:00 PM   #14
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Mine fit fine. /shrug
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Old 05-04-2007, 11:09 PM   #15
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I've tried several pair of sunglasses of mine and friends and they all fit!

You have to put them in upside down with the lenses facing toward the front of the car. When you put them in like that you will feel them drop down and slide a bit forward.
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Old 05-04-2007, 11:10 PM   #16
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I keep an old indestructible pair of oakleys in there that fit just fine, but i only use them when i forget my aviators, which don't fit.
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My Oakley A-wire sunglasses don't fit in the holder. When not in use, I just put them back in the Oakley zip case made of ballistic nylon and throw the whole thing in the glove compartment. I use the front cup holders as a coin holder as well. No eating or drinking is allowed in my car.
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My sunglasses fit just fine. I really like the holder.
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Old 05-04-2007, 11:13 PM   #19
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my shades fit fine... but then again i'm only 5'6" and my head isn't that big, so my shades aren't that big. the push-button open/ close mechanism is a bit tempermental i've noticed. my bigger peeve is that you can't use the armrest & cupholders at the same time...
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Old 05-04-2007, 11:23 PM   #20
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Mine fit, but it would be better if it was deeper.
Now let's talk about those damn sun visors with holes in them.
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I did some research and I found an old picture of RR that may explain his problem:
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At first mine didn't fit. Then I put them in with the lenses in last and it fits nicely.
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My electric glasses fit in just fine..
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I have an older model Oakley that doesn't fit (XX, silver w/blue lens). Here's a link to the latest XX model:

http://oakley.com/pd/1138

I got them bcause I liked the style and the blue lens matched my stormy blue 8.

Stormy Blue rocks!!!!
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My glasses fit perfectly.
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