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Old 02-20-2013, 10:55 PM
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Why is the mountain forum dead?

Where are you guys at?
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:38 AM
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Im Alive but technically from the NE section. Just out here in UT for school. The Mountain Forum here makes me sad.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:49 AM
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Most of us just hibernate during the winter season.
I'm still driving mine back and forth to work.
Today my snow tires will get a decent workout on the trip to work.

Gotta love a RWD car in the snow.

But the real answer is that most of the people who live in the Mountain region just aren't very active when it comes to being social.

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Old 02-21-2013, 09:56 AM
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When I used to live in Colorado Springs I would meet up with the Colorado Mazda Club (CMZC) on Friday nights.

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Old 02-23-2013, 06:11 PM
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I'm in Topeka KS for a couple more months. Plus it is winter time. Mountain region + winter = no activity due to weather mostly.
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Same here in the KC area, nice days are so few and far between most all us 8 owners put them in hibernation till spring.
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:14 AM
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Where are you guys at?
I drive mine 60 miles daily and get to the track even in winter. Work is pretty busy so I dont post much lately.
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:25 PM
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Just wanted to point out that we're proving that this forum isn't dead just yet.

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Old 03-06-2013, 03:09 AM
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Its more like a zombie then. Dead but somehow still moving. I use UtahMazdas.com and SLC Rotary to get my fill of local car scene.
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Old 03-07-2013, 04:07 PM
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1.3L NA rotary + high elevation = meh
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:31 PM
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Speak for yourself.
We have fun here, even if we are down about 20% in the power department.

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Old 03-08-2013, 01:55 PM
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Yeah Team, what’s up with the anti North American rhetoric anyway?
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:51 PM
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I an speaking for myself, it always sucks when I go from the low land to the high land, but I suppose the difference isn't so obvious when you live up there ....

and I was half joking so don't get your sphincters too wound up over nothing


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Old 03-09-2013, 10:00 AM
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But there's sooo much power going downhill!
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:55 AM
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And the air is thinner, so we can go sooooo much faster, too!

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Old 03-09-2013, 08:47 PM
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Maybe everyone has their Rx8s garaged for the winter?? Mine is a DD. My wife drives it year round. We put some 17x7s and studded snow tires on it. This car is a beast in the snow. Has yet to get stuck, slide, or any of the above (in the snow). I actually think it does better in the snow that my mazdaspeed3.

Hopefully though we can find a catless midpipe soon. The wife listened to some exhaust sounds on youtube and now she wants her r3 to sound like that. Also got some new brake pads, ignition coils, wires, plugs, tranny fluid, diff fluid, coolant, 02 sensors, brake fluid and p/s fluid. Gonna do a major 30k maintenance for her as soon as it warms up a bit. Then talk my wife into registering and doing some autox and track events!!
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by TeamRX8 View Post
I an speaking for myself, it always sucks when I go from the low land to the high land, but I suppose the difference isn't so obvious when you live up there ....

and I was half joking so don't get your sphincters too wound up over nothing


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All good, I was messing with you.
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:28 PM
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Maybe everyone has their Rx8s garaged for the winter?? Mine is a DD. My wife drives it year round. We put some 17x7s and studded snow tires on it. This car is a beast in the snow. Has yet to get stuck, slide, or any of the above (in the snow). I actually think it does better in the snow that my mazdaspeed3.

Hopefully though we can find a catless midpipe soon. The wife listened to some exhaust sounds on youtube and now she wants her r3 to sound like that. Also got some new brake pads, ignition coils, wires, plugs, tranny fluid, diff fluid, coolant, 02 sensors, brake fluid and p/s fluid. Gonna do a major 30k maintenance for her as soon as it warms up a bit. Then talk my wife into registering and doing some autox and track events!!
BC and I DD ours as well. Both on the stock wheels with snows. I'll take the 8 with snows over an FWD any day, but thats my preference.
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:32 AM
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Im on 17" (not studded) blizzaks here in Utah. No problems. Just lots of fun! blows my mind when I see other cars in accidents with their FWD. its amazing the difference snow tires make.
Also, every car here is down on power. so at least we stay proportionally "fast"
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:19 AM
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When I used to live in Colorado Springs I would meet up with the Colorado Mazda Club (CMZC) on Friday nights.

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What's up Darth? Are you still abroad or you back min the states.

Would be nice if these guys would join cmzc . Help liven things up a bit over there. It'd be an easier place to get cruises going this summer with other Mazda owners. Im like the only active RX-8 guy there and I have 2.
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:25 AM
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Maybe everyone has their Rx8s garaged for the winter?? Mine is a DD. My wife drives it year round. We put some 17x7s and studded snow tires on it. This car is a beast in the snow. Has yet to get stuck, slide, or any of the above (in the snow). I actually think it does better in the snow that my mazdaspeed3.

Hopefully though we can find a catless midpipe soon. The wife listened to some exhaust sounds on youtube and now she wants her r3 to sound like that. Also got some new brake pads, ignition coils, wires, plugs, tranny fluid, diff fluid, coolant, 02 sensors, brake fluid and p/s fluid. Gonna do a major 30k maintenance for her as soon as it warms up a bit. Then talk my wife into registering and doing some autox and track events!!
I would not go cat less. Not sure what it sounds like with the stock muffler but with my magna flow muffler and a 16" resonator it sounds horrid. I'd keep the cats and just do a muffler. If you want to have a listen let me know. Its amazing the difference between a catless + magnafllow VS a catless+ magnaflow + turbo is.

Right now my grey 8 sounds really loud and sloppy. It does not sound crisp or clean. Sounds like a major ricer.
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Greek Racer 8 View Post
What's up Darth? Are you still abroad or you back min the states.

Would be nice if these guys would join cmzc . Help liven things up a bit over there. It'd be an easier place to get cruises going this summer with other Mazda owners. Im like the only active RX-8 guy there and I have 2.
Been living in DC for almost a year now

I check out CMZC every now and then as the DC area doesn't have a club website...

The Rotary area has been over run with FDs!!! All mountain forum readers need to join...NOW

How is your turbo'd 8 doing?
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:10 PM
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At mentioned most of us are hibernating. I dont drive my 8 here in New Mexico because everybody drives like lunatics in inclement weather. I dont like the thought of some jack wagon putting a F-150 through my drivers side door.
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:08 PM
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Been living in DC for almost a year now

I check out CMZC every now and then as the DC area doesn't have a club website...

The Rotary area has been over run with FDs!!! All mountain forum readers need to join...NOW

How is your turbo'd 8 doing?
The 8 was doing excellent. Upped the boost this fall and was making just under 300 whp. Blew a turbo seal in Jan. Motor is still good. Getting the turbo sent out to BNR soon. Was good timing since I needed to pull the turbo for emissions anyways. To much boost for the small turbo. It was fun though beating all those modified EVO IX/X and sti.

Had the kit in for like 3-4 yrs. I plan on building a custom kit and slapping the Greddy kit on the grey 8.

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The 8 was doing excellent. Upped the boost this fall and was making just under 300 whp. Blew a turbo seal in Jan. Motor is still good. Getting the turbo sent out to BNR soon. Was good timing since I needed to pull the turbo for emissions anyways. To much boost for the small turbo. It was fun though beating all those modified EVO IX/X and sti.

Had the kit in for like 3-4 yrs. I plan on building a custom kit and slapping the Greddy kit on the grey 8.
Nice! Wish I could have seen your 8 with moar POWERZ!!!!

Wish I had the money to spend on FI...Can't imagine what 300whp feels like with the 8
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