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Old 01-31-2010, 05:12 AM
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Brand new front and rear set of Progress Tech Anti-Roll bars for RX-8. Never used still in boxes.

http://www.progressauto.com/products...=RX8&x=24&y=13

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€230 for the pair, will not sell seperately, no offers.

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"Progress anti-roll bars dramatically improve handling. How? They minimize the traction-robbing body "lean" that rolls part of the outside tires off the pavement. Progress Technology sport-tuned Anti-roll bars replace skinny OEM bars and rubber bushings with larger diameter (stiffer) alloy steel bars and polyurethane bushings. More roll stiffness means less body "lean", and the tires stay flatter on the pavement (larger contact patches). The result is more grip and added driver control!

-Less body roll means more traction, faster cornering speeds, and increased driver confidence.
-Polyurethane bushings produce crisp response on turn-in.

Progress Anti-roll bars are cold-formed in-house using our custom-built precision bending equipment. Both laser-cut and CNC bar ends are MIG welded in place using a precise fixture for an exact fit."

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Old 03-11-2010, 06:12 AM
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Anyone know where I can get a full set of grooved brake discs?? Rotaryfx have some good ones but it'll cost €200 just to send them over.
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Old 03-12-2010, 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by EinHeisserSchrei View Post
Anyone know where I can get a full set of grooved brake discs?? Rotaryfx have some good ones but it'll cost €200 just to send them over.
What do you think of these-
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

or these-
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

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Old 03-17-2010, 04:39 AM
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Happy saint paddy's to all of you fellow rotorheads!
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Old 03-17-2010, 11:54 AM
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O'Renesis - Thanks for that but I want to change both the front and back discs and I want them to be the same!

bse - cheers bud! Same to yourself! Happy St. 8ricks day
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Old 03-17-2010, 06:02 PM
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They also do EBC discs (not zinc plated) for both front and rear of the RX8-
Front- http://cgi.ebay.com/MAZDA-RX8-FRONT-...item359a60e47e
Rear- http://cgi.ebay.com/MAZDA-RX8-REAR-P...item3a420fb097
Tha above are what I am using and have had no issues with them. They are not plated and do rust (a bit) but this is typical of this type of disc, similar to OEM discs in that respect

They might be worth phoning to see if they will do zinc plating for both front and rear?

and a happy St Patricks to everyone here.
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Old 03-18-2010, 03:51 PM
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Oh yes! They look sweet! When they do rust, do you get the rust ring on the inside of the rear alloys?? This is one of the main reasons I'm upgrading. Can't stand that rust ring!!
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Old 03-19-2010, 06:56 AM
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I sent them a message asking if they had an option for zinc coating and he said they already were zinc coated...

Do they give any better braking? Also, why isn't there a smaller hole on the hub for the screw(s)?

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The EBC discs I bought from this same web site were not zinc plated. This was about 2 years ago. I did ask them why the pictures online showed zinc plated discs. Long story short it seems that they buy/import the blank discs from the USA and plating/painting or machining or whatever is carried out inhouse in the UK. As regards why mine were not plated they said "it's because that is the way the Americans prefer them".
I am happy with the fit which is perfect and at least match the OEM disc quality.

So maybe they have decided to plate all discs now. Zinc plated discs should not show any rusty ring where the pads don't touch.

As for the picture on their web site, it probably is not an actual disc for the RX8 but simply a photo to show what the product looks like. The discs are of a good quality but I honestly don't think I got any better stopping power from the discs alone.

I also changed the brake pads from stock pads to Hawk HP+ (very aggressive braking and needed warming up also dusty/noisy) and Hawk Ceramic (low dust and not hard on your discs). Both these pads are way superior to stock.
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Ahhhggggrrrr bloody car is a pain in the ***. Won't start now for whatever random reason.
Can anyone recommend a good Mazda garage, ideally around the Tallaght, Walkinstown, Long Mile Road kinda area.

I've been bringing it a reputable dealer but last time they admitted to not working on many of them, and its starting to show.

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Ahhhggggrrrr bloody car is a pain in the ***. Won't start now for whatever random reason.
Can anyone recommend a good Mazda garage, ideally around the Tallaght, Walkinstown, Long Mile Road kinda area.

I've been bringing it a reputable dealer but last time they admitted to not working on many of them, and its starting to show.
mazda in tallaght is gone. make sure you bring it to mazda or theres a guy over in bray that specializes in rx7 and rx8's hes supose to be really good. you should find him on the irish rx 7 club.
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IE need tyres

got my rx8 a year ago. love it to bits. im looking to get new tyres but im getting crazy prices around. any ideas?
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Old 06-01-2010, 11:41 AM
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got my rx8 a year ago. love it to bits. im looking to get new tyres but im getting crazy prices around. any ideas?
http://www.camskill.co.uk/products.p...61b0s557p54393
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IE Few questions re: CEL and front grills

Hi,
Few questions

1. Im currently getting a CEL(CEL P0420), and have been for quite a while. My local mazda garage thinks I need to buy a "Front heated oxygen sensor" from them for 650. Anyone know a good website where I could get one online, and a good garage to fit it in Ireland? Its no guarantee that will solve my problem, but the car is running grand, with no power loss/mis-firing issues.

2. Mazda touch-up paint- Once again, anyone know a website that will deliver a small can to ireland, the few that I have checked won't deliver because its a compressed can. Maybe Im looking in the wrong places.

3. Anybody bought front grills for their rx8.
Im thinking about buying these

http://www.lockwoodinternational.co....ails-i979.html

Thanks!
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Old 06-21-2010, 11:24 AM
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www.mazmart.com for the sensor
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Old 06-22-2010, 03:21 AM
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Hi Paul,

The front HO2S could also just be loose. P0420 is a CEL for "Catalyst system efficiency below threshold". I recently changed my front HO2S and it was a doddle. No need to go to a Mazda dealer or garage. It's a simple DIY. Only thing is you have to disconnect the wiring harness by hand i.e. you won't be able to see it. A good idea is to have a look at the one that goes into the cat. It's the same type of connection so you can see how to disconnect it.

As bse said, Mazmart is one place to go. Also you could try www.rotaryfx.com (US site) and www.mazdarotaryparts.com (English site). Clive in MRP is a top man to deal with.

Rotaryfx have the touch-up paint but it's not in a can, it's like a bottle of nail varnish. That's where I got mine but be warned, it is NOT a perfect colour match.

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Yes, thats the error code/message alright
I bought this code reader a while back which is very useful
http://www.amazon.co.uk/CAN-Bus-Trou...7213289&sr=8-1

Ill look into that, didnt really think it could be loose.
Yes, I think it was the front sensor my local mazda garage said I needed to change, although they were unsure.
I also think it would be no harm to change the coils, the car has 50k miles on it, and I doubt the coils have been changed since new.

Would either of you have a direct link to the front sensor on mazmart, I couldn't find it there.

As for the touch up paint, yes I see on rotaryfx.com. I have bought plugs from them before, and while they are great to deal with, the shipping costs to ireland are quite high.

Yes, http://www.mazdarotaryparts.com/ is where I buy all my service items. Great site
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I was in Dublin around the 17th of Oct. and there i saw this one...



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Looks like a GB license plate, but i'm not shure... anybody?
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Old 03-19-2011, 05:55 PM
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Hi all,

I'm soon going to be getting my alloys refurbished by a company in Carlow town. My problem is that I would like to get the colour as close as possible to the OEM 18" paint and I would like to know if there's anyone here who would be willing to meet me in carlow on the day to get the colour right.

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Yeah, I'm an RX8 owner here in Dublin. I'm looking for some honest advice from any other owners. I've been messed around by Mazda main dealers too much. I'm not able to do work on my rx myself, but looking for someone who knows the rx, is HONEST, and would be willing to help here !!!
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Did you get anyone to do the work ?
Who is the guy in Bray who does work on RX's ?
I'm looking for help here too.............
Gimme a call on 086 859 7005 if you can help..............
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What kind of help do you need?
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Hey,

I'm a Newbie owner in Dublin. Just bought a 2006 RX8 last week and had it for all of 1 night before I discovered I had this issue where it wont start when the engines warm :-( Dealer I bought it from has it booked in with Mazda for next Wednesday. Please tell me if they fix this issue I wont be faced with a long line of future 'issues'!!!

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