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Old 01-23-2014, 01:04 PM
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Special Feel Rx8 daily/drift build

My name is Toby. I'm 21 years old always wanted a fc or fd but everybody wanted an arm and a leg for one, so my first two cars were 1990 nissan 240sx's. Never really had love for them so i sold both in 2012 and bought a 2004 mazda rx8 grand touring with 72k miles.

Here's a pic of when i first got her april 2012
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late Winter 2012-2013 I installed Bc racing br coilovers with some help from some friends it was a bit pain in the *** to install but she has her winter low all set now.
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So my car is coming along Nice & Fresh thanks to a buddy of mine. He rolled my fenders and corrected my front toe
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Next we added some spacers and removed collars from the rear coilovers for more low.

Super Now tie rod ends installed
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installed a burnout rep lip kit
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New year! 20* weather with a couple of breaks with my friend Installed Aem cold air intake and test fitted his Weds to see how my car would look on a baller set of wheels
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Plans to relocate the battery, move the coolant tank and make a nice tray.
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Old 01-23-2014, 02:08 PM
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Looking good man... What are the spec's on the wheels and what size spacers do you have on?
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Old 01-23-2014, 02:32 PM
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Really digging this build. Love your car bro. Same color as mine can't wait to watch it unfold!
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Old 01-23-2014, 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by 04rx View Post
Looking good man... What are the spec's on the wheels and what size spacers do you have on?
Mb battles 18x9.5 +15 offset
I have 5mm slip on spacers making them wheels +10 offset
I test fitted 15mm bolt on spacers that i have layin around those would make it hellaflush but my bc racing coilovers arent the best so i dont wanna screw up my fenders. One day ill get higher spring rates so ill have a stiffer ride.
For now it looks pretty good.
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Old 01-23-2014, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by DMaverickRX8 View Post
Really digging this build. Love your car bro. Same color as mine can't wait to watch it unfold!
Thanks it wont be the fastest build but its going to be awesome once done.
Oh and lil things i forgot to mention it has a exedy stage 1 clutch and raceroots dual exhaust system.
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Old 01-23-2014, 04:35 PM
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Here's a video showcasing the Northeast drift scene. This is where I'll be drifting in a few months. I can't wait!!

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Old 01-24-2014, 09:41 PM
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Subbed. Looking forward to this build, will be doing the same thing once summer rolls around. That's the thing about this car, all you read about is how bad the fuel economy is or how slow it is compared to other cars. You never read about how much personality it has, how much love it gives back to the owner.

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Well this is why i havent tried installing my tie rod spacers yet but my new set of achilles came in today. Ugh april needs to get here already so i can go drifting!


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That's a cool photo man ^^^ better start digging!! lol
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What size tires are you running on the battles in that lip kit photo?

Really nice project by the way. Love how this cars comming together man.

Curious on the spring rates on your BCs?
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Originally Posted by TrickWilliams View Post
What size tires are you running on the battles in that lip kit photo?

Really nice project by the way. Love how this cars comming together man.

Curious on the spring rates on your BCs?
Thanks the tire size are 215/40/18 all around and the Bc's are basic 8kg upfront and 6kg in the rear. I was being cheap at the time got them brand new $900 shipped. Once they blow ill get them rebuild with swift springs and higher spring rates.
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Originally Posted by YboTs13 View Post
Thanks the tire size are 215/40/18 all around and the Bc's are basic 8kg upfront and 6kg in the rear. I was being cheap at the time got them brand new $900 shipped. Once they blow ill get them rebuild with swift springs and higher spring rates.
Nice man. thanks for the reply. Im running the 18x9.5s +15 all the way around but wrapped in a 225/40. Was a good image to see what the drop will look like.
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Update I learned Pbm tie rod spacers wont work because there's not enough threads on the inner tie rods.
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Whats the chrome wheels your buddy put on ?and there dimensions aswell
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Originally Posted by KillTym420 View Post
Whats the chrome wheels your buddy put on ?and there dimensions aswell
They were sold a month ago and there Weds bazerias 18x10 +10 offset all around
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I'm digging those deep dish wheels! Are you planning on doing anything else?
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I'm digging those deep dish wheels! Are you planning on doing anything else?
Unemployed at the moment so not much will be done till i get a job again, But this is the latest mod.

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your diff wont last for very long fyi. Nor is it going to work very well. Ok to learn on I guess..
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nice build so far just had a quick look through, even when you dont have a job your fitting more parts than i can afford haha

keep up the clean work
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Originally Posted by YboTs13 View Post
Update I learned Pbm tie rod spacers wont work because there's not enough threads on the inner tie rods.
Hey. I was about to get the 7mm PBM tie rod spacers for more steering angle. Are the Super Now tie rod ends keeping the spacers from fitting?
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Hey. I was about to get the 7mm PBM tie rod spacers for more steering angle. Are the Super Now tie rod ends keeping the spacers from fitting?
No my Super Now tie rod ends have nothing to do with it. Its the oem inner tie rod between the steering rack doesnt have enough threads to run safetly. So as of now there are still no steering angle mods for rx8s -_-
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^ will knuckles fix the issue?

contact Vosko on clubloose to see if he can do something, he makes them for FD's.
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^ will knuckles fix the issue?

contact Vosko on clubloose to see if he can do something, he makes them for FD's.
Yeah EricB modded knuckles might help. Right now i wont be doing much to the car but yes i know of vosko, I'll be at clubloose this saturday spectating so I'll see all those dudes.
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No my Super Now tie rod ends have nothing to do with it. Its the oem inner tie rod between the steering rack doesnt have enough threads to run safetly. So as of now there are still no steering angle mods for rx8s -_-
Are you sure? It looks like they worked for these guys. I'm just curious as to why it might work for some and not others and I'm trying to figure out if I can make them work. I really need that extra angle.
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Are you sure? It looks like they worked for these guys. I'm just curious as to why it might work for some and not others and I'm trying to figure out if I can make them work. I really need that extra angle.
Use at your on risk i wouldnt run them and my friend that installed his pbm steering angle mod kit for his 350z suggested i didnt you'll have like 2-3 threads left if spacers are installed.
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