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Old 04-09-2009, 07:17 AM
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Thanks and yeah I love this titanum style finish to

@EinHeisserSchrei: Yesterday I got my "pre registration", a document that allowes me to drive my car here till may when I get my new Irish plates

@Irishdesolo: A picture says more than 1000 words


It's the Exhaust with the pipe between catalyst and Box, but I've already have a 200 cell catalyst and the MazdaSpeed CAI installed ^^

Here are some Soundfiles
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXyYqQx6BwU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qjj9h4WDc5E

and bevore the exhaust only with catalyst and intake
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhd7A6hC3UI

It's a bit louder now but the exhaust is also one of the loudest to get for the RX so Enjoy
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Old 04-09-2009, 01:39 PM
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Nice! Wie viel war dass?
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Old 04-10-2009, 07:40 AM
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Originally Posted by EinHeisserSchrei View Post
Nice! Wie viel war dass?
Wie viel war was?

GReddy SE + delivery: 760
installation: 80

If you want to know the price ^^
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Old 04-10-2009, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by EinHeisserSchrei View Post
...and what about his 8?? Don't you think that looks nice too??
Well i didnt think i needed to comment on his 8 looking nice, all rx8's look nice, that why i drive one. I just watched the video's sounds very nice.
Still waiting on this engine, hopefully it will be this week.
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Old 04-17-2009, 09:48 AM
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hi folks!
I am looking to replace my 4 bridgestone tyres on my rx8...can anybody recommend a good substitute of brand? Does anybody know of a good place to buy tyres in Dublin?

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Old 04-17-2009, 05:26 PM
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For replacement Bridgestone tyres the UK RX8 owners club recommend the RE050A (225/45 R18 91 W ) as a better alternative to the RE040's
http://www.bridgestone.eu/bfe/v/inde...005101a10aRCRD
You can get prices at Eire Tyres, http://ssl.delti.com/cgi-bin/rshop.p...0548&s_p=Tyres
You can have the tyres fitted locally by any of the many independent tyre fitters.
I have the Toyo Proxes T1-R's which I cannot recommend except maybe in wet weather. The T1-R's change the handling of the car by not being so precise in cornering and not as sharp to react to a change of direction.
I have also purchased tyres from Camskill, http://www.camskill.co.uk/
Hope that helps

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Old 04-19-2009, 07:13 AM
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Originally Posted by O'Renesis View Post
For replacement Bridgestone tyres the UK RX8 owners club recommend the RE050A (225/45 R18 91 W ) as a better alternative to the RE040's
http://www.bridgestone.eu/bfe/v/inde...005101a10aRCRD
You can get prices at Eire Tyres, http://ssl.delti.com/cgi-bin/rshop.p...0548&s_p=Tyres
You can have the tyres fitted locally by any of the many independent tyre fitters.
I have the Toyo Proxes T1-R's which I cannot recommend except maybe in wet weather. The T1-R's change the handling of the car by not being so precise in cornering and not as sharp to react to a change of direction.
I have also purchased tyres from Camskill, http://www.camskill.co.uk/
Hope that helps
Thanks for the great info O'Renesis! I think I will order from eire tyres...however I see they ship from Germany...have ordered from them before and if so, is shipping expensive and how long did you wait for delivery?

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Old 04-19-2009, 03:43 PM
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It's a few years since I bought from EireTyres but I think the prices shown are inclusive of postage within the Rep of Ireland.
ps. A quick check on EireTyres web site does say that postage is included in the prices shown. I think delivery was only a couple of days (maybe 3/4 days)

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Old 04-26-2009, 07:15 PM
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hi all, Well i got my new motor. I also got a new clutch, i said i might as well get it done while the engine was out, The car is runing great now, but my head is recked.. I just want to let it rip...................... anyone know how many miles i have to do before i can drive it hard...
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Old 04-27-2009, 06:29 AM
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Originally Posted by irishdesolo View Post
hi all, Well i got my new motor. I also got a new clutch, i said i might as well get it done while the engine was out, The car is runing great now, but my head is recked.. I just want to let it rip...................... anyone know how many miles i have to do before i can drive it hard...
I think it's between 1000 - 2000 miles. Not sure though. Remember reading something along those lines somewhere on here before.

Well done on the new motor! Hopefully anyone else who has the same trouble will get the same treatment! Best of luck with this one.
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Old 04-27-2009, 06:55 AM
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Well done on the new motor. You will have to be a bit gentle for the first 1,000Kms. The owners manual states- "1- Don't race the engine. 2- Don't maintain one constant speed for long. 3- Don't drive constantly at full-throttle or high engine rpm (over 7,000 rpm) for extended periods of time. 4- Avoid any unnecessary hard stops. 5- Avoid full-throttle starts.
That's all and you should have a very long lived motor., but do consider adding premix after the 1,000Kms.
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Old 04-28-2009, 07:44 AM
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Originally Posted by irishdesolo View Post
hi all, Well i got my new motor. I also got a new clutch, i said i might as well get it done while the engine was out, The car is runing great now, but my head is recked.. I just want to let it rip...................... anyone know how many miles i have to do before i can drive it hard...

Hey - wish i'd stumbled accross this thread a while back. Looks like you and i have been going through the exact same process. Happy to say i also got a new engine (see sig below ) Also got 70% parts and labour for cat and new modified starter. Dealing with Belgard Motors near Tallaght who to be fair did a good job.

Yeah this whole running in lark sucks major ***. Only 400km since the change so still having to take it easy. THe manual tells you all you need to know about running her in...so hard to drive the car like a *****, it's actually embarrasing when you're getting overtaken at the lights by freakin glanzas. grrrr.
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Old 04-29-2009, 03:46 AM
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THe manual tells you all you need to know about running her in...so hard to drive the car like a *****, it's actually embarrasing when you're getting overtaken at the lights by freakin glanzas. grrrr.

1. Glanzas are scumbag cars
2. We don't need to prove anything to them
3. You drive an RX-8, they probably know what'll happen if they don't overtake at the first chance!
4. Be patient, you'll get them back after 1000km!
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Old 04-30-2009, 10:41 AM
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Thumbs up

Mazda are obviously feeling very generous with replacing engines that are out of warranty. All the very best with your new engines.
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Old 06-18-2009, 10:41 AM
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Hey u can add me to the Irish owners

05/titanium grey/factory kit/sat nav loads of goodies etc etc...
My first rotary and im impressed.....
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Old 07-01-2009, 08:19 AM
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Why the hell is this place gone so quiet???

Right, down to business - I have a full set of OEM wheels without tyres for sale.

Anyone interested??
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Old 07-02-2009, 03:34 AM
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Originally Posted by EinHeisserSchrei View Post
Why the hell is this place gone so quiet???

Right, down to business - I have a full set of OEM wheels without tyres for sale.

Anyone interested??
Yeah, it has gone quiet around here!

I assume you are talking about the stock alloys right? If so, what condition are they in and how much are you asking for them? Furthermore, would you be willing to split them as I only need two.

Let me know, thanks!
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Bboy, PMed!!
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bump re: alloys....Bboy?
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And I have set of 18" chrome rims with bridgestone potenza tyres - 800 euro or best Your offer
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Old 09-10-2009, 07:36 AM
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OK lads, I have changed my mind about my alloys. Selling them individually now. If anyone wants a spare it would be handy. €100 each.
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Old 09-28-2009, 04:02 PM
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IE Spark Plugs

Hi,
My rx-8 needs new spark plugs. Any advice on where I get them from?
I plan to fit them myself, as my local mazda garage are charging 200 for 4 before labour.
From reading posts the following are recommended(NGK)
http://www.rotaryfx.com/product_p/per1077.htm

They are way cheaper than
http://www.rotaryfx.com/product_p/per1009.htm

Is there a difference?

Thanks
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Old 09-29-2009, 03:55 AM
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The only difference is that the dearer one has the Mazda logo on the box. The cheaper NGKs are just NGK. The main thing to look for is that they are laser iridium which both sets of plugs are.

The only thing increasing the price as far as I can see is the Mazda logo...
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I bought mine frome www.sparkplugs.com at about the same as price as rotaryfx.com, plus shipping of course.
Thats as good a price as you will get anywhere, for exactly the same plugs as the "Mazda" badged boxes.
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Old 09-30-2009, 03:22 AM
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Originally Posted by O'Renesis View Post
Thats as good a price as you will get anywhere, for exactly the same plugs as the "Mazda" badged boxes.
The reason Mazda are charging so much (200+) is because 1) It's from a dealership and 2) They think that they can because the RX8 is the only car in the world that uses them, therefore bespoke market.

In Ireland you'll only get the RE8C-L Leading plugs from dealers. I went to Mazda in Nenagh when I first got my 8 and they ordered RE7C-L's from Japan just for my car. Good thing it was complimentary!

The REC8-L's are good but the RE7C-L's are better when it comes to ignition as they have a higher heat rating (this may sound silly as the 7 is hotter than 8) but that's the way it is).

Anyway, the NGK plugs on rotaryfx.com are exactly the same thing as the Mazda branded ones but a LOT cheaper. Installing them yourself is very easy. Just make sure you put the Leading and Trailing in the right place and take your time screwing them in. Use a torque wrench if possible.

Enjoy!
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