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Old 06-07-2007, 10:24 PM   #1
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rx8 v8 conversion

ok is this conversion even possible anyone know of anyone that has done this
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Old 06-07-2007, 10:37 PM   #2
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i don't think its been done yet, and if it has it hasn't been heard of here.

as for possibility, anythings possible with the right amount of money and time.
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Old 06-07-2007, 10:49 PM   #3
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ok well i know that the ls1 fits in the rx7 so the bottom line is mazda is screwing me out of a motor b/c i have an intake so there not warrantying it so i have a 350 sittin around just colecting dust so i will try it
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Old 06-08-2007, 09:19 AM   #4
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ok well i know that the ls1 fits in the rx7 so the bottom line is mazda is screwing me out of a motor b/c i have an intake so there not warrantying it so i have a 350 sittin around just colecting dust so i will try it
How are they claiming the intake voided your warranty? What intake is it? You should be fighting this tooth and nail, make them prove the intake caused your problem.

I know a guy that put an ls1 in his FC. Balanced/blueprinted, and really done right. That thing is absolutely SCARY fast. I shamefully have entertained this idea for my 8 in the future.
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Old 06-08-2007, 01:59 PM   #5
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please search, numerous threads started on this topic, no need for a separate one

search for term= ls1*
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Old 06-08-2007, 07:24 PM   #6
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they are trying to tell me that sand or dirt or something got sucked through my filter and basicly sand blasted the inside of the motor which i dont believe having ever heard of such bullshit
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Old 06-09-2007, 11:09 PM   #7
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tell them thats their problem for having such a crappy airfilter.

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Old 06-10-2007, 01:04 AM   #8
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Old 06-10-2007, 07:19 AM   #9
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Go here... LSx conversion. Details inside...

if you've got the engine you're half way there. You'll be a hero to many if you help get this thing started.
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Old 06-10-2007, 09:12 AM   #10
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thats ridiculous though, there is no way sand or grit can get through an air filter. if it gets dirty, it just clogs up, and no air at all can get through.
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Old 06-10-2007, 01:48 PM   #11
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Depends on the filter. Some aftermarket filters aren't good. There was a good filter comparo that showed how absolutely lousy the HKS and Blitz were. Soooo much garbage got through.
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What kind of an intake system were you using?
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Old 06-10-2007, 10:54 PM   #13
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I swear I saw someone on the site that had a 4.6 ford in their 8. Car was white IIRC
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Here is a vid lol http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VW8R9CP2pOo
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wow, thx for bringing up a dead thread noob.
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Jeez! What can I say you found the op an 8 with a V8 three years after the question was asked. Your like Sherlock Holmes dude!
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wow, thx for bringing up a dead thread noob.
Hahaha I figure if these threads are gonna be lying around with no answer then someone should answer lol. So there it is it can be done and also just so you know on hinson supercars website it says they have built one and have been testing it out. Right now they are pricing parts and will be available soon.
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tell the haters to pound it , that vid was sick (minus the big wing on the back)
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Hahaha I figure if these threads are gonna be lying around with no answer then someone should answer lol. So there it is it can be done and also just so you know on hinson supercars website it says they have built one and have been testing it out. Right now they are pricing parts and will be available soon.
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Digging up irrelevant threads to answer questions for people who are no longer active on the boards only serves to muck up the forums. There are several more recent threads addressing people placing v8s into rx8s if people were looking for info on it.

I know you have stated a desire to "clean up the old posts on the forums" but this certainly doesn't help.
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Jeez! What can I say you found the op an 8 with a V8 three years after the question was asked. Your like Sherlock Holmes dude!
Closer to four actually haha
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Digging up irrelevant threads to answer questions for people who are no longer active on the boards only serves to muck up the forums. There are several more recent threads addressing people placing v8s into rx8s if people were looking for info on it.

I know you have stated a desire to "clean up the old posts on the forums" but this certainly doesn't help.
Actually My reason for replying to this one was because when I searched it on google...guess what the link brought me straight to this thread. I also posted that vid on another v8 rx8 thread because heck none of the threads give an answer period.
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Hahaha I figure if these threads are gonna be lying around with no answer then someone should answer lol. So there it is it can be done and also just so you know on hinson supercars website it says they have built one and have been testing it out. Right now they are pricing parts and will be available soon.
blah blah blah.

my opinion is, if you want a V8, go buy a car with a V8 in the first place.

as for hinson supercars, people knew that long time ago + there was so legal issues between that company and someone, about some stolen goods a while ago.

Guess you didn't see that part ?
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Could have at least posted this thread. There are other threads with details like this as well. If you want to dig stuff up you could try focusing on current discussions.
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blah blah blah.

my opinion is, if you want a V8, go buy a car with a V8 in the first place.

as for hinson supercars, people knew that long time ago + there was so legal issues between that company and someone, about some stolen goods a while ago.

Guess you didn't see that part ?
Ah.... are you thinking of "Hennessey"? Everybody knows about that massive Viper cluster F that happened a few years back.

Every shop has their fair share of problems. Maybe I haven't heard of the problem with Hinson. What did they do?
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blah blah blah.

my opinion is, if you want a V8, go buy a car with a V8 in the first place.

as for hinson supercars, people knew that long time ago + there was so legal issues between that company and someone, about some stolen goods a while ago.

Guess you didn't see that part ?
Nope i did see that part and the reason of putting a V8 in a miata or rx8 or 240sx is because the cars are light as crap. If you have ever road in a miata with a v8 you would understand.
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