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Old 01-13-2004, 02:17 AM
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RX-8 owner here... Up in Layton...

I picked mine up from Bountiful Mazda as well, back in November...

Welcome to the forum, JivenMushu. Congratulations on the purchase, hope you're as thrilled w/ your 8 as I am with mine.

What color & options did you go with?

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Old 01-13-2004, 02:27 AM
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Dragonstar, Jivinmushu, here's the link to the RX-8 Mountain Club if either of you are interested in joining.

Rocky Mountain RX-8 Club
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Old 01-13-2004, 12:56 PM
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Landon,
well i didnt hear it my self but my wife said she heard a radio commercial that mazda was a sponsor for it or something. but she came home and said there should be some 8's there.
wouldnt blame ya on the offer to vegas.
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Originally posted by Landon_Starr
Welcome to the forum, JivenMushu. Congratulations on the purchase, hope you're as thrilled w/ your 8 as I am with mine.

What color & options did you go with?

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Hey, Landon!

I love mine! I traded in the 350Z for the RX-8; I haven't regretted it for a moment!

I got the Sports package Sunlight Silver...

I had read somewhere in this post that you had custom leather seats made... Any chance you'd care to divulge who did them for you? :D

And thanks for the link to the RX-8 club... That's my next stop from here...

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Old 01-13-2004, 05:23 PM
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I had my buddies at ATD (auto trim design) put the leather in. Although, it wouldn't be "custom" from an upholstery specialist's perspective, I believe it was a kit they obtained somewhere.

The thought of silver on black leather is intriguing to even a velocity red 8 owner, though....



...Mazda sponsoring the expo would be enough to spark interest of a possible mazdaspeed showing up, though.

I'm definitely going.
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The auto show... That's exactly where you'll find me this weekend. :D

I did hear on the radio commercial the RX-8 being mentioned as a "car that drives you." I checked out Motor Trend's website about the auto show... Here's the link:

http://www.motortrendautoshows.com/s.../features.html

They list the RX-8 as a car listed to appear, yet could change at any moment... :shrugs:

The chance to see MazdaSpeed... Heheh, I'll take it!

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Originally posted by DragonStar4681
agreed a chance to see the mazdaspeed cant be past up.
Bountiful Mazda rocks!

I had got the Sports package in hopes of the official MazdaSpeed body kit becoming available here soon...

I just got a call and a fax from Bountiful Mazda, Scottie... He wanted to fax me over the pricing list for all of the MazdaSpeed parts he just barely got this morning. They are taking orders now, but won't be able to fulfill them until early spring...

The prices are -- well, pricy... But, they are willing to give a 10% discount to the first RX-8 to undergo the transformation, if they can take pictures for promotional purposes... Ten percent off of $5,000 isn't much...

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Old 01-14-2004, 02:28 PM
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Woh, Jiven (and anyone considering the Mazdaspeed kit as I am) you should check out our vendor's forum. Both Trussville and Rosenthal Mazda sell Mazdaspeed parts, and you can get the complete Mazdaspeed body kit, painted to match all the factory colors, less mirrors, for between $3396 and $3618, depending on the rear under spoiler you choose. For instance, from Trussville's website:

Mazdaspeed Front Bumper - Painted $1,290
Mazdaspeed Rear Under Spoiler Painted $732 (or) Mazdaspeed Rear Under Spoiler Primer + Gun Metallic $510
Mazdaspeed Rear Wing Spoiler $876
Mazdaspeed Side Skirts $720

And that's just Trussville, Rosenthal might be cheaper.

Got an even smaller budget? Go to Rotary Extreme and buy the "Mazdaspeed-style" kit for $2700, including a carbon fiber adjustable rear wing. Kit is an exact copy of the MS only it's made out of fiberglass, and excellent quality.
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Old 01-14-2004, 02:52 PM
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the only thing i want of the MS kit is the mirror which sucks cuz its the only part i cant have
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Old 01-14-2004, 05:26 PM
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Originally posted by DragonStar4681
the only thing i want of the MS kit is the mirror which sucks cuz its the only part i cant have
Sure you can. They will mount, and work, in the factory locations. Check this thread for more info.
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Old 01-15-2004, 01:59 AM
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Yeah.....Like Omicron said, definitely check out the vendors site prior to accepting any offers from the dealers. I had contacted Bountiful and Murray here in Utah to see if they'd match Trussville Mazda's price on the original body kit (not mazdaspeed), and they flat out said "no".

Although I get along with a lot of the people at the dealerships, they really are just salesmen. Mark-up is INSANE. Trussville is the only way to go for genuine mazda stuff (Rosenthal may compete, as Omicron stated, but I haven't looked into it).

Another good place to check if you want parts from Japan is CANZOOMER's place, he seems to have the largest selection of parts from Japan. Mazdaspeed stuff from Canz is more expensive than the dealers here, though, but Canz will have the part if the dealers don't.

May definitely want to check out his stage 1/2 chips if you're looking for more ponies.

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Old 01-15-2004, 09:47 AM
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I Definitely am interested in CZ's stage 1. think im waiting for some others to get theres and test them. make sure its worth it ya know.
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Old 01-16-2004, 02:14 AM
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Yeah, I agree. Although after seeing the dyno's I'm kicking myself for not ordering when it was being offered @ $500. Oh well. I probably will just go with the stage 2 in a few months.
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Old 01-20-2004, 04:30 PM
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Talking

Went to the autoshow, no mazdaspeed. But I have to say, the RX8 was a rather hot commodity, it was getting a lot of attention while I was there. Crickets were chirping by the Evo & Sti, I have to say that made me grin. :D

The polished aluminum Jag was pretty cool, too.
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Old 01-21-2004, 01:35 PM
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well i did see some people checking out the evo and sti. i also noticed they where all high school wannabe types.
your right that jag was pretty cool. i actually liked the jeep concept the commander.
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Old 01-22-2004, 11:00 AM
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Utah meet?

Hey DragonStar---

Everyone seems to be doing their own little "mini-meets". Do we want to put something together for us Utahns?

If nothing else we could just do a parking lot meet, show-and-tell style. ???

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Old 01-22-2004, 01:22 PM
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Landon.
could be cool. i know you just want to show off all those mods you got goin on I heard its suppose to snow on monday dang it. guess im bummin a ride to work again.
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Hey guys,

About two years ago my son and I stopped in a shop in Salt Lake called Modern Garage. They were doing some rotary work at that time. Anyone know if they're still up and running and offering any upgrades for the RX-8??
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Old 01-22-2004, 03:38 PM
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Modern Garage is still around (Murray area). They have done a lot of work with rotaries and are one of the better shops in the valley (one of the few with a dynojet, too). They haven't dove into any R&D to create any of their own products to my knowledge, though.

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bummin' a ride to work?!? I think drivin' the 8 in snow is comparably fun in the snow as it is on the pavement. I think I've heard it reference as a "fun spinning top" in other threads. :D

I really don't have many mods. It's really kinda pathetic. [email protected] will hit the fan as soon as I get my bonus & tax return, though. :D
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you can drive in the snow. dang i pulled out of my parking spot and got stuck ah well.
your list of mods in the early post is pretty impressive even if most are cosmetic. I just read that review on the stage one being installed. want it even more now
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Hey, Dragon! I had the same problem! I guess I was fooled by the 50/50 weight displacement as being an advantage in the snow. And I won't mention the 4 lane fishtailing at the I-15/I-215 junction! :shakes head:

Here's a picture of the blue RX-8 at the Utah Auto Show. Yeah, no MazdaSpeed...

The RX-8 was the first car I went to. I talked with Gus, the guy who sold me my car, for a bit. I was amazed to listen to the comments that people were making. I just wanted to say "Don't be hatin'!" They ranged from "The RX-8 is a piece," to "It has no *****," to "Too bad it's just cute." I had called a couple people on their comments. They quickly shut up when I asked them if they've ever drove the RX-8.

"It's an RX-8 thing. You wouldn't understand." LOL
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I was going through my pictures and thought I would throw this one in the forum. Enjoy!

This was right after the big snowstorm...
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Very nice!
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im kind of surpirsed that you heard so many negative comments at the auto show. It looked like most people around it liked it. but then again i didnt hang around to long i was interested in seeing what all the hype was about the compition. 350 i wasnt impressed the interior really does feel cheap. the Evo and WRX just looked plain. the s2k was pretty nice though. also liked the paint on the cobra
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