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Old 02-12-2004, 02:36 PM
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I have to admit that I don't know the first thing about cars, so all that talk you just said... :makes motion over head: Ya lost me. LOL It sounds cool, though!

Aight, Dragon... Were you on I-15 this morning? I was heading to work and ran into a titanium RX-8 right when I was hitting North Salt Lake...

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so i think i have the worst luck in the universe.

saturday morning i wake up, weather looks ok. a tiny bit overcast but thats ok. i decide to take my car to work instead of the train. i get off work at 5. at 3 it starts to snow. you can imagine my snow paranoia from the accident i just had a week and a half ago. i get out of work, and the snow is coming down but the roads seem ok. no snow just really wet, not even slush. not wanting to try my luck with the freeway again i just decide to take state st all the way home. im being very careful, keeping about 8-10 car lengths away, only doing about 20 mph. around 50th s the streets start to get slushy and i start to get nervous. making the final approach to my neighborhood its getting kind of bad. im doing about 8-10 mph when the light turns yellow right at the moment. you know the one where youre going to fast to stop but too slow to make it through before it turns red. i lightly apply the brakes and lose all traction, slide through the intersection up onto the curb and hit a telephone pole. i want to die.

after a few moments some people come help push my car back onto the road. one of the ladies says my car looks fine other than about a 2 inch long scrape in the front bumper. when they finish i thank them, one of the guys compliments me on my ride (which makes me feel like an even bigger jackass) and the lady then tells me about a dent that 'isnt too bad' that i should be able to get taken out easily with a fix a dent kit. so i get home, check out the damage. and find the dent. the dent is right over my passenger side wheel. im thinking what the hell, i hit the pole dead on, where did this come from? there were no marks on the paint at all so did it buckle? after a few days of thinking about it i realized what happened. one of the guys pushing my car was standing right where the dent was. he dented it trying to push me off of the curb. the scratch sucks yea, but the dent is by far the worst damage on the car, and i didnt even do it. i cant be mad at him, he was only trying to help me out, but it still sucks. ive learned my lesson though. the car is in the garage till march. next year its going in there in november and not coming out till spring, snow tires or no.

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Jiven, Nope that wasnt me. I have seen another titanium here in bountiful, but it lacks the spoiler.
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Project, so sorry to hear about you 8
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Originally posted by Landon_Starr
I'm trying to talk the performance shop into purchasing CZ mods (10+ for the discount). They seem to take an R&D approach to modifications, and take pride in their own tuning (they may lead more towards an PEMS-type solution) but I'm trying to convince them into saving some R&D expense & using existing research/maps, plus that will open time up to do R&D on other things. :D

I want to purchase the CZstage 2, got an e-mail from Maurice saying they're looking to start producing the end of this month.

Nice thing is, we can get the 10+ discount even if we order 5 stage 2's & 5 stage 1's. I'll be running some dyno times stock, with the K&N filter replacement, & the GREDDY SP2 within the next month.

Keep me posted Dragon, when you want to order Stage 1. Let me know if you're interested, too, Jiven...

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FYI folks, we are going to be working out a Group Buy arrangement with many different Vendors through the Rocky Mountain RX-8 Club.This'll be one of the benefits of club membership. ICanrel-8 is our Vendor/Sponsor manager, so if you're interested in getting a group buy on anything, get in touch with him. PM me for his email if you want it.
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Originally posted by project
so i think i have the worst luck in the universe.

saturday morning i wake up, weather looks ok. a tiny bit overcast but thats ok. i decide to take my car to work instead of the train. i get off work at 5. at 3 it starts to snow. you can imagine my snow paranoia from the accident i just had a week and a half ago. i get out of work, and the snow is coming down but the roads seem ok. no snow just really wet, not even slush. not wanting to try my luck with the freeway again i just decide to take state st all the way home. im being very careful, keeping about 8-10 car lengths away, only doing about 20 mph. around 50th s the streets start to get slushy and i start to get nervous. making the final approach to my neighborhood its getting kind of bad. im doing about 8-10 mph when the light turns yellow right at the moment. you know the one where youre going to fast to stop but too slow to make it through before it turns red. i lightly apply the brakes and lose all traction, slide through the intersection up onto the curb and hit a telephone pole. i want to die.

after a few moments some people come help push my car back onto the road. one of the ladies says my car looks fine other than about a 2 inch long scrape in the front bumper. when they finish i thank them, one of the guys compliments me on my ride (which makes me feel like an even bigger jackass) and the lady then tells me about a dent that 'isnt too bad' that i should be able to get taken out easily with a fix a dent kit. so i get home, check out the damage. and find the dent. the dent is right over my passenger side wheel. im thinking what the hell, i hit the pole dead on, where did this come from? there were no marks on the paint at all so did it buckle? after a few days of thinking about it i realized what happened. one of the guys pushing my car was standing right where the dent was. he dented it trying to push me off of the curb. the scratch sucks yea, but the dent is by far the worst damage on the car, and i didnt even do it. i cant be mad at him, he was only trying to help me out, but it still sucks. ive learned my lesson though. the car is in the garage till march. next year its going in there in november and not coming out till spring, snow tires or no.
Wow!!! That really sucks man! Glad your're ok though!

Project, you reeeeeeeeally need to get yourself some all season radials!!! Everyone that has them says they make ALL the difference in the car's handling and traction in the slick stuff.

So, are you going to get your dent repaired?
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That really sucks, Project. You really have some of the worst luck....

Ya know, you all seem to be seeing more 8s than me. I've only seen 2 total, one winning blue, the other titanium at the Sears Grand on Bangerter (no spoiler). I guess I don't get out much.

My odometer seems to think otherwise, though (over 9000 miles). <shrug>

Good to hear about the group buy, Omicron. How many interested buyers do we have so far? Also, do you plan on upgrading to the stage 2, or are you satisfied with 1?

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Old 02-12-2004, 05:05 PM
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yea i know i need to get them, my plan was just to never drive in the snow again. heh we all know now how effective that was! as far as the dent, my roommates dad is having a truck restored for him and he thinks he can get his body guy to hook me up either free or super cheap. as far as the bumper goes, i think ill just leave the scratch till i buy either the autoexe or a mazdaspeed replica kit. hehe hopefully i can get that taken care of before the meet in june.
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Old 02-12-2004, 06:27 PM
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Sounds like a plan. Man, I'd LOVE to see the AutoExe bodykit in person... you'd make us all jealous as HELL if you showed up with that one! :D

And all season radials are in my near plans too. In the mean time, when the roads get crappy I just drive my Jeep. Boring as compared to the '8, but effective.
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i kept my jeep instead of trading it in. i was planning on just selling it myself and using the money to pay off my only cc. after this though im pretty sure im going to keep it and only insure it for the winter months. btw, can you guys check out my oz wheels thread in the tires forum and let me know if you can help? ill get a link for you in just a sec.

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I just replied in that thread.
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Old 02-13-2004, 10:41 PM
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Talking

Hey guys.

I live in SLC (part time St George), Sugar House area. I attend the UofU....

Just wanted to pop in and say hi to fellow Utah Rx-8's :D

BTW: Vel Red (bone stock) Orange JERCS sticker on back window.

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Old 02-14-2004, 01:19 PM
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hey glad to have you on board!


ok which one of you were driving their titanium rx8 southbound on 3rd west near 2100 south yesterday? we passed each other but you were looking the opposite direction at the time...
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Welcome to the board, Guy! Hope you find this place as awesome of a resource as I have for my 8!

Good to hear we have a fellow velo red in Utah cruisin around. =)

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Hi JERCS, and welcome... Glad to see you here! :D
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lol, I've been driving around since August! I got mine at the dealership in Mur. and those techs are idiots and don't even know how to drive a stick.... do you guys know another dealership that does better?
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Welcome to the utah board JERCS.

Twas an interesteing lunch break today. on the way home say a silver crossfire on the way back saw a silver Evo VIII
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That's cool....I've seen a couple of crossfires around, but I have yet to see an Evo yet. Crossfires would be cooler if the back of them weren't so, um, weird lookin'. My articulation and descriptive abilities are shot today, I've been reading too much code.

Murray techs do suck, Jercs. I was totally unimpressed when chattin' with em.

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Looking at code all day? take it you are a programmer too.


I just bought my intake from RE, it'll be here in a day or two! So excited...lol.
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Not technically "Utah", but since I got my 8 at Dahle in Murray, I'm back & forth between WY and SLC for service, shopping, flying out of the airport, etc.
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Hey guys, I don't know if any of you know about the local rotary "crew", but here is a link to our forum www.slcrotary.com/forum I just added a RX8 specific section, so feel free to post and meet more local guys. We are having a dyno day on March 13th, so if anyone wants to get their 8 on there, please let me know. So far its just 7s that are dynoing. Well look forward to meeting some of you. Also feel free to come to the dyno day even if you aren't going to put your car on it. We will be hanging out all day. Cya.
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I'd be down for that, where at and what time?
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Yeah....I'm a programmer. I concentrate on the software admin. & risk analyst(banking) parts a little more, though, so staring at code all day every day isn't something I've accustomed myself to.

It's weird, a lot of 8 owners seem to be in the programming field. I guess programmers' salaries are perfect equilibrium to maximize RX8 purchases. heh heh. Someone in the mazda sales department should check into this.

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Congrats on the RE intake, Jercs!! You'll have to let me hear it sometime. They say it adds some AWESOME sound to the 8.

My KN filter replacement came in on Monday. Not installing it until dyno time, though, later this month. Going to dyno stock, with the filter, and then with the filter and SP2 exhaust. Should be some good data. <shrug>

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Congrats on the RE intake, Jercs!! You'll have to let me hear it sometime. They say it adds some AWESOME sound to the 8.
Yes, the RE intake does sound good, REALLY good, -BUT - it is LOUD! Just FYI.
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