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Old 05-11-2004, 11:48 AM
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I just picked up a second job manufacturing custom concrete countertops and sinks. With my new source of income I'm going to be saving up for the Auto Exe kit. I really like white on the RX-8 and I'm toying with the idea of having my entire car repainted when I get the kit installed. Can any of you recommend an excellent shop to get this done? Also, what might I expect to pay to do something like this?

PS- If anyone is in the market for custom concrete countertops or tables, drop me a line! :D
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I called a couple natural gas conversion shops around the valley (grand total of 2), and they said it could be done, but the conversion kit has to be EPA certified. There is not a conversion kit for a rotary engine out there EPA certified, and he said that he couldn't even preform a conversion without it. :shrugs: I guess it's too expensive to produce an EPA certified kit, and there aren't any rotary engines out there looking to convert...
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Old 05-14-2004, 06:47 PM
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I finally got my RX-8 back from Bountiful Mazda yesterday... (I should say that I got it back from Murdock Chevrolet, who does the body work for Bountiful Mazda.) Almost 3 weeks ago, someone tried to steal the car... They did about $2,000 worth of damage to the car... It was miserable seeing all of you out there in your RX-8's for the three weeks while I was behind the wheel of a truck.

Anyway, I remember some posts from Project a time ago... Did you ever get around to fixing your dents and bumper? If so, did they have to order replacement parts? How long did it take? I understand the RX-8 is new and that most places don't have the parts immediately available, but three weeks?!
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Old 05-20-2004, 10:02 PM
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Shoulda called Trussville or Rosenthal. =) They seem to stock damn near everything.


Good to hear you're back on the road, Jiven!!! Plannin' on cruisin' up to Denver with us?

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Old 05-20-2004, 11:43 PM
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:shakes head: Count me out. I have to admit, I don't own the RX-8 anymore... :\
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Old 05-25-2004, 10:34 PM
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DAMMIT ALL TO HELL....

Just got wonderful news today...(sarcasm exuding from every possible pore on me).

We're in the process of losing a VP at my bank, and yours truly gets stuck with pickin' up the slack. What this incurs, is a god damn trip to San Francisco from, yep, you guessed it, Thursday June 3rd through Monday evening, June 7th.

$#[email protected]%$^%$#^%%$#@%[email protected]#.

Looks like I won't be able to make it to Denver, boys.

BULLSHIT.

Sorry everyone, I went recruiting telling everyone how cool it was going to be, etc. etc., and then my dumbass isn't going to be able to make it. I'm so pissed.......

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Old 05-26-2004, 12:49 PM
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oh No!! I was looking forward to the drive with ya!
Well good luck with work ( as it pays for the car )
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uh oh, looks like the utah trip is falling apart... who is left just me and jercs?

and jiven, i still havent gotten the dents taken care of. since im planning on getting the autoexe kit and then repainting my car i figured id do it all at the same time and save myself some time and money. sorry to hear about your trouble. some ******* tried to steal my jeep 2 summers ago and royaly fscked up the inside of it. did you end up selling it?
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Old 05-26-2004, 03:49 PM
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Originally posted by JivenMushu
:shakes head: Count me out. I have to admit, I don't own the RX-8 anymore... :\
WTH????? Last I heard you just got your car back from the shop...
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Old 05-26-2004, 03:51 PM
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Now don't you two guys, JERCS and Project, back out on us!



Landon, that truly sucks. Anything you can do to get out of it? Quit your job, perhaps? I mean, a man's gotta have his priorities... :D
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Old 05-26-2004, 04:52 PM
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LoL. Ya know, I considered it, but these guys are takin' care of me too well. Plus, I'd be rather thrilled to be given the opportunity to take the job(more interested in the salary, but the job works for now) of the person leaving. If I'm successful in this, I'll have a LOT more toys on my 8 next meeting to show you all.

Nonetheless, it does truly suck, and I am extremely disappointed. I was really lookin' forward to this.

Jercs, Project, & IGOZMZM will represent, though, I'm sure.

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Now don't you two guys, JERCS and Project, back out on us!



Landon, that truly sucks. Anything you can do to get out of it? Quit your job, perhaps? I mean, a man's gotta have his priorities... :D
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Old 05-26-2004, 08:14 PM
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Well, ok. I guess a shot at a VP shot takes priority over driving 8 hours to hang out with a bunch of rotorheads. :D

So is that the Utah contingent planning on attending? Jercs, Project, & IGOZMZM?
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Old 05-26-2004, 11:33 PM
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Yeah I'm still coming. I just got my room taken care of tonight.

Jercs, ZMZM what time do you want to leave on friday? I have friday off so we can go whenever. I just want to give my car one last coat of Zaino in the morning before we leave though.

Lets try to get the time and location were meeting up nailed down this week. I'd rather not leave it for the last minute. ]

Oh, Omi, check your email. I replied to your message about club dues.
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i would like to leave around noon now that landon isn't going. 8 hours of driving, leave at noon roll in around 8-9.
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I just found out that my friend who is coming with me can't leave until 5 pm (shes the only one in the office that day and can't leave early). SOOOOoooooooooo if you want to leave before then I completely understand, I'll just have to meet up with you at the event
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I think I will be leaving about noon because I don't really want drive all night and i'm planning on eating dinner with some of my family out there.
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Old 07-04-2004, 06:19 PM
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So if you guys do this, I assume someone will take lots of pics to get up on our website, right? :D
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Way to get the activity crankin' in the mountain forum, Omicron....

But what are you talkin' about? Maybe I just missed some of the posts.....

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So if you guys do this, I assume someone will take lots of pics to get up on our website, right? :D
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I thought they were talking about a mini-meet...
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Old 07-06-2004, 03:39 AM
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We are talking about a mini meet, but not in this thread This is the last of what was said before the Official meet in Denver. So YES I did take lots of pictures there :D

The Mini meet thread is on rockymountainrx8.com club website
http://www.rockymountainrx8.com/modu...viewtopic&t=70
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Yeah, I realized that after I posted the above, but forgot to go back and update my post till just now... and you've saved me the effort. Thanks!

So, you gonna post up the Utah mini-meet pics, or did I miss that too? :D
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Dead battery

Greetings !! new here in this forum it looks pretty good, I bought a used
RX8 Velocity Red 6 speed and love it, but hey what do you think of a dead
battery after only 13 mos... are the stock batteries to small or was this just
a fluke, I have had alot of cars in my life and never have seen a battey die so
fast even after living in the Arizona heat.... anybody heard of anything like this...
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Old 08-20-2004, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by guitarski
Greetings !! new here in this forum it looks pretty good, I bought a used
RX8 Velocity Red 6 speed and love it, but hey what do you think of a dead
battery after only 13 mos... are the stock batteries to small or was this just
a fluke, I have had alot of cars in my life and never have seen a battey die so
fast even after living in the Arizona heat.... anybody heard of anything like this...
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Welcome to the Mountain Forum guitarski, and congratulations on your "new" RX-8! You're gonna love it!

Yes, the battery issue has come up before. It's been discussed in the Tech forum, so you might try searching there for more info. But in brief, the stock RX-8 battery is not a particularly good unit - it barely seems to have enough power to start the car sometimes! A lot of people have replaced them with better units like the Optima batteries. But before you do this, you might want to consider hooking up an ampmeter between the negative terminal of the battery and the negative cable and checking for current flow with the ignition off. It shouldn't be more than (as I recall) 15 mA - but again, this info can be found in the tech section. If you don't find it with a search, try just scanning the thread titles.

Hope this helps!

So.... has anyone talked to you yet about the Rocky Mountain RX-8 Club? Check the URL in my sig block for our website... :D
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Old 09-25-2004, 06:08 PM
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Hey everyone, I just bought a Red/Black and Red '04 RX-8 6-speed from D. Dahle Mazda today. I won't pick it up until Wednesday, but I will post pics when i get it. Let me know when you guys meet up.
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Old 09-25-2004, 08:04 PM
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Congrats on your purchase, S2K1!

We meet monthly. The Utah RX8 contingent organizes their meetings through the Rocky Mountain Rx8 club. We just met last night, actually.

RMRX8

Hope to see ya at the next meet!

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