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Just an Introduction to us. We have set numerous world records in the area of turbo vehicles. Including World's Fastest Toyota Supra, World's Fastest Nissan GTR, and we are producing packages for the Dodge Viper up to 1500 H.P! We are applying our knowledge and reputation for excellence as we endeavor to be known for our work in the rotary community.
Out project is a 2004 6 Speed M/T, w/95000+ miles. We have already installed a Mishimoto Radiator and Hoses, and since the front fascia was removed, we decided to install an AEM Intake. We will be posting a DIY thread complete w/ photos soon. Future endeavors include (besides a new engine ) A complete header back MVP Performance exhaust kit, MVP Stage II Suspension, and MS complete body kit, with Seibon bonnet. We will be posting DIY for all installs. This car will be a daily driver, so care will be taken to insure only the best products are installed
Feel free to look around our websites and contact me with any questions or comments that you may have!
It would also be a good idea to break down the old engine and record and document any weak points that we could learn from and improve. How far are you planning to take this project? Worlds fastest Rx8?
I am not sure how we are going to do the engine at this point. With the mileage that is on it (95k) we are probably going to try to take it in to be accessed by Mazda (compression check) and hopefully they will honor the 100k mileage warranty.
If not, an engine tear down would be an excellent post. As far as what we plan to do with the car.........I will just say this. With all of the cars accessible to me (Supras, Vipers, Ferrari, GTR, Corvette, Porsche, Etc.) I have chosen an RX8. A number of factors have determined my decision, including four doors for getting my children into the car, the uniqueness of the RX8, the creature comforts, and the full economy (Yes, compare any of the aforementioned cars and realize that we turbo charge them, and then, yes an RX8 gets good fuel economy. This car is also my daily driver, so reliability is very important. It would be easy to build a 20B Single, or twin turbo car pushing out low E.T.'s at the drag strip, but it ride on a trailer to and from. My goal is to build a awesome handling vehicle, with all the comfort inherent with a stock vehicle. Take this same vehicle and push the envelope for top speed (and I mean fast) and you may begin to see where we plan to go with it.
Hope this answers your question, feel free to pm me, or email, call, etc. for any comments or questions.
I have not set aside a specific budget, meaning it will be paid for out of my own pocket, and not by the corporation. We will be doing normal tuner stuff (i.e. accessport) along with whatever power mods we need to meet our goal. We will be taking it one goal at a time, in mild increments. For example right now I am running a AEM CAI, but after we dyno and try different intakes we may adjust each mod to meet our requirements and goals.
Since it is coming out of pocket, it will be a level of performance that will hopefully be achievable by the majority of dedicated RX8 owners. As I said before, it would be easy to drop in a 20B Sequential twin turbo, and turn up the boost, but reliability and daily driving are factors. I would personally like to see 185 MPH from a NA 1.3 L before taking any big steps (My goal is significantly greater than this). Keep in mind that this is a very tall goal to achieve and will not be derived merely on a dyno, as aerodynamics and wind resistence must be factored in to allow this goal to be realized. This level of performance may require custom fabricated parts and transmission ratios to be changed, however we will cross that bridge when we get to it.
I have set out with other top speed ventures and have suceeded, so it will be a matter of time and yes, some money to achieve our goals.
Please note that our package deals can have substitutions (i.e. another exhaust instead of the Borla), and the price will be adjusted accordingly. I will also do my best to match or beet pricing of authorized distributors.
Just an update.......After a trip today to Classic Mazda in Denton, I came back home with a $1K bill. My LCD Screen went out, and my clutch pedal assembly is severely bent so it will be relaced at my cost as well. $455 for the LCD, $555 for the clutch assemby. But that is with all applicable taxes and installation. I am not unlike many who are heavily effected by the poor economy, so it was an 1,100 dollars that I do not have to give away,but oh well.
On the good side, Ramsey (the Service Tech) was awesome in getting a compression test ran and getting my new engine ordered and on the way. Since the car is at the 96k mile mark I am lucky. So now that we will have a new engine, let the project begin.