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Old 02-18-2004, 10:19 PM
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OMG! Just installed it this afternoon... SO loud, SO Cool!

I need Borla to come help me now ;-) ;-) and CanZoomer...
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Old 02-19-2004, 01:16 AM
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Are you plannin' on dynoing it in March, Jercs? That would be cool to see an independent dyno run. I'd even pitch in if you want to un-bolt the RE & bolt it back on between dynoes. I'd love to run a check on RE's provided dyno. Just for our own information......

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Old 02-19-2004, 12:35 PM
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Yeah I'd be down for that... only problem is I threw out a tube that's needed for the stock air. It's a tube and has some can of box in the middle connects from this green solenoid vavle to a white nipple on the engine...

Also I've been driving with TSC and DSC turned off, it's been a lot more fun!
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Old 03-02-2004, 09:05 AM
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Originally posted by JERCS
Yeah I'd be down for that... only problem is I threw out a tube that's needed for the stock air. It's a tube and has some can of box in the middle connects from this green solenoid vavle to a white nipple on the engine...
FYI, that's a vacuume chamber that helps the vacuume-actuated air duct that's under the bumper to open. Getting another one from Mazda shouldn't cost very much. But I don't know that bypassing that when you put your stock air cleaner back in will make that much of a difference in the engine's output.

I'll also be very interested in what you get on the Dyno. My elevation here is ~5100 ft, which obviously makes a difference. What's yours?

I'll be dynoing my car in the near future too, so it'll be interesting to compare what we get.

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Old 03-02-2004, 05:52 PM
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4,330 here in SLC. Yeah, we're faster than you, Paul. heh heh. j/k.

Still way too high, though. Really throws some goofy variables into the mix when tuning.

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Old 03-10-2004, 10:44 PM
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well my first post so i am going to do it in this thread. i will be picking up my velocity red rx8 (grand touring pacage with aero kit) next wednesday (st patty's day).

i made my deposit at d.dahle mazda, my dealer was josh, (some really big dude) but was very nice.

i payed 31,365 before taxes, with taxes it ended up at 34100.

do you guys feel like i got a pretty good deal, or just average. also it would be nice to get to meet my other fellow rx8 owners.
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Old 03-10-2004, 11:57 PM
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Welcome to the Mountain forum, kikiboi, hope to see you a lot around here... and CONGRATS on your soon-to-be RX-8!!!

Sounds like you got a pretty good deal. As I recall, your car would sticker at around $32500 - $33000, so well over a grand in discount is not bad at all. And regardless, once you have it, you'll see that what you paid is FAR less important than the fact that you DO have it. This car really hooks you. :D
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Well put, Omicron.

Welcome to the forum, kikiboi!!

Sounds like you got a GREAT deal. Josh is a pretty good guy, I think they ended up giving credit for the sale of MY velo red rx-8 to Dave Whitmer, but I really dealt with Richard for the most part. Congratulations on your purchase! I only got about $500 off sticker....that's the price of buying early, I guess.

If you're interested, a bunch of rotaries will be down at Modern Garage this weekend (4677 S Cherry St. (440 W.) ) for a "dyno day". I'll be down there, too. We have 1 RX8 dynoing, his username is JERCS on this forum. This would give you a chance to meet the "rotorheads" of SLC. Sounds like there will be about 10 cars dynoing, mostly 7s, couple of FDs, FCs, etc. Let me know if you're interested.

Again, welcome to the forum!

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Old 03-11-2004, 02:40 AM
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Originally posted by kikiboi
well my first post so i am going to do it in this thread. i will be picking up my velocity red rx8 (grand touring pacage with aero kit) next wednesday (st patty's day).

i made my deposit at d.dahle mazda, my dealer was josh, (some really big dude) but was very nice.

i payed 31,365 before taxes, with taxes it ended up at 34100.

do you guys feel like i got a pretty good deal, or just average. also it would be nice to get to meet my other fellow rx8 owners.
Welcome! I started the paper work for mine the day they were selling at D Dalhi... mine was sticker and they wouldn't budge! So about 35k after taxes and I don't have aero kit. Welcome!
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Old 03-11-2004, 02:11 PM
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i went to d.dahle first. big mistake. josh was the guy i worked with and i assumed since he was a friends brother he wouldnt try to do me in the ***. i was wrong. he wouldnt talk finite numbers with me until i had 'agreed to purchase' a car from him, he kept trying to sell me a green rx8 i told him i didnt want, and he wouldnt even tell me if they could find one i wanted until i agreed. after about 4 hrs i left the dealership. long story short i ended up buying from freeway mazda (after another adventure with bountiful mazda) at $250 over invoice. they gave me no hassle and were very pleasant to deal with.

josh still sends me letters every week trying to get me to come buy a car from him.
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thanks you guys. and with project, i kind of agree with you with josh, he is kind of pushy in a sence. i really wanted velocity red, which i am getting, but he kept on pushing for the sunlight silver, which by no means is a bad color.

he also sent me all these letters at first, because i was going to purchase the sti instead, but just couldnt fall in love with the car because it looks like any other wrx, but with a high spoiler.

but the rx8 doesnt look like any of the cars that mazda sells.

well anyways, i am sure i cant make it to the rx meet, but i would love to see you guys soon though.

if you guys want you should stop by the Mikado restaurant (cottonwood) i am the manager there.

you guys/gals can have the best sushi in utah. and i can see what i can do with a discount or something like that.
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you better be careful with the sushi discounts around me. ill eat you out of house and home.
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Old 03-12-2004, 12:23 AM
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nice, well then you better not come to mikado's then hehe. jp.
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Old 03-12-2004, 12:48 AM
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nice, well then you better not come to mikado's then hehe. jp.
Mmmm fish. Usually we ear at Tsinuami (sp?)

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Where is Mikado? I'm sure I've eaten there before, I attempt to try all the sushi bars I'm aware of....My Grandma's Japanese (I'm 1/4) and I was exposed to the wonderful life of sushi at an early age. Give me an address and a time when you're working and I'm THERE, kikiboi.

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Old 03-12-2004, 09:57 AM
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well there are 4 locations, and i am at the cottonwood one. we are at 6570 s big cottonwood canyon road (3000e).

a little tid bit about Mikado.

1) we are the first japanese restaurant in utah, we also get voted best sushi, and japanese in utah, we got voted best of state from the city of utah.

so if you come by then you will be in for a treat hehe.

i am there everyday besided wed and sun.

hey if you want we are having a special for st. pattys day.

we are calling it "o'sake" hehe
its all you can eat sushi for $27.00 so if you have time that day come by and have fun. i will be bartending and managing that day so it will be okay.
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Old 03-12-2004, 11:42 AM
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Awesome. I'll be in Cancun for St Patty's day, but maybe I can make it down before then. If not, I'll for sure come stop by when I get back!

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just got back from utah window tinting. they did a sweet job. only problem is i noticed a little speck of something between the tint and window on the back. it doesnt look too bad and i wouldnt care except im worried about it bubbling. should i be worried about that?

also there was a red rx8 pulling into the stall that i left. was it one of you guys?
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Not me. Was there a "JERCS" sticker on the back? =)

In this warm weather(50 is nice in Utah these days), you shouldn't have any bubbling problems. Nice thing about Utah Window Tinting, though, they will replace it if you have any problems.

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Old 03-12-2004, 07:12 PM
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Wasn't me!
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How far in is it? If it's close to the edge, you may be able to gently pry it up, get the booger out, and wet it again and stick it back down. After you wet it, be sure to squeege all the water out. It takes new tint about 3 days to really cure, and if you're careful, you can fix little bobbles like this pretty easilly.
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its pretty close to center in the drivers side back window. its a tiny little fragment of fiber from a cloth. its tiny so as long as its not going to cause problems later i dont mind leaving it. also one other thing, ive never had my windows tinted before and i was noticing some large light/dark streaks. is this normal while it cures? im kinda feeling nervous since i had less than legal tint put on and paid cash and i doubt it came with any guarantee...


also i saw a sunlight silver around 4pm friday heading east on 2nd south. any takers?
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It should even out within a week or so, but don't hesitate to take it back and have 'em redo it if it isn't right.
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youre right it all went away cept for one big streak that happened to be outside of the tint and wiped right off.

in other news...

ive been outside since noon (its 7 now) washing and zainoing my car. my wrists back and arms are killing me and i have a nice sunburn on my freshly shaven head BUT hot damn does my car look good.

i started with a dawn wash, the the claybar which removed all of that nasty adhesive the dealer left on there. then i zaino car washed it, slapped on one coat of z5 and 2 coats of z2. as i was buffing out the last coat there was a classic utah sunset (ours are the best anywhere!) and i could see every detail perfectly mirrored in my car. i would have taken pics but i dont have a camera.

while i was out there, i had several neighbors walk up to admire my car. sadly none of them were attractive females. oh well, ill take my victories where i can get them...
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Old 03-19-2004, 09:19 PM
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lol. I'm down in St George for spring break... my friends and I went to the lake here and goofed off (duh! it's still winter).

I think we hit about 85 today... poor CO folks!
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