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Old 05-03-2015, 09:30 PM
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Mine is back on the road as well. Although I have to fix the headlight auto-level sensors because my lights are pointing straight down at the moment. I've been driving a diesel passat during the winter and it's a bit of a shock driving the RX8 again. Never realized how much the passat rolls in the corners and how vague the steering feels. The RX8's power delivery is also so much better. With the turbo diesel you get a surge of power around 2,000 rpm and then that's it. I will miss the 40+ mpg though.

Hope to see some of you guys on the road. I drive from Dearborn to downtown Detroit just about every day.
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Signed up for open track day at Gingerman May 15th. Anyone else going?
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I'm not going to that one, but I did sign up for the HPDE one at GingerMan on Sunday, May 24th. I'm not sure I'm going to make it, as my tires are close to the wear bars, and I can't afford new tires before that date. I need to see what the tread depth requirements are for that track day. I may have to skip it this time.
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Michigan Rotary Club Goes To Hell! : May 24, 2015

Michigan Rotary Club Goes To Hell!

On Sunday, May 24th the Michigan Rotary Club will be going to Hell, that is Hell, Michigan.

We plan to meet at 99 Murray St Pontiac, MI 48342 (Where we host the Dreamcruise event) at 11:00am EST, departing soon after and arrving at Hell around 1:00pm EST.

If you're not from the Metro-Detroit area, plan to arrive there around 1:00pm EST, if there are other Rotary members in your area try to meet up before heading out.

Here's a cool site for things to do in Hell
Things to Do

Hell's address (Incase you've always wondered)

4025 Patterson Lake Hell, Michigan 48169


The exact plans on what we're going to be doing specifically are up in the air, if you've got some ideas please feel free to share them with us. Probably bbq/picnic, ice cream, kayak, put-put golf, etc. So, plan to bring some food and/or drinks.




Who: Anyone that's a Rotary or RX platform enthusiast! If you got 'em bring 'em! Anyone is welcome!

What: We're all going to Hell.

When: Sunday, May 24th at 11:00AM EST meeting at Hell at 1:00pm EST.

Where: Hell, Michigan (See address above)

Why: Why not? An excuse to take your car out for a nice drive and enjoy the hopefully nice weather and celebrate some rotary love!
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Hey all ! New MI owner here ! Does anyone have a Navi Unit just the top piece for sale ? Wanna hook up an iPad with it. Thx !
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Nevermind -I found one from a yard.
Anybody doing the Telegraph Cruise next weekend ?
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Old 07-20-2015, 09:06 AM
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Nevermind -I found one from a yard.
Anybody doing the Telegraph Cruise next weekend ?
I will be in the Telegraph and Ford Rd. Area.
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Wow- i'm in Dearborn Heights too but in the other end. I'll be around Kelly's Irish Pub- Cheers !
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Go see Luciano at Luciano's Garage- he just did a bunch of work for me on my 8 and he's cheap and awesome- Tell him Mitch sent you !
27210 W 7 Mile Rd
Redford, MI 48240
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thank you! I'll give him a call.
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It's that time of the year again. Woodward dream cruise. It is Saturday August 15. we will be out at the lot again all day. come on out and park your car (if you have one) and sit and watch cars. we will have the grill again and will provide hot dogs, brats and burgers so please feel free to bring something or just provide a donation for food and the Porta john. If you have any questions please contact Richard (248)568-1745 or myself Charity (248)568-7755. Also we will be out the sunday before to clean up the lot and to put up fencing, so if anyone can come out to help that sunday let us know, as of right now not sure on what time.

The address to the parking lot is: 99 Murray St Pontiac, MI 48342

Tell us what your bringing so we know what to expect, RX cars and rotary powered cars will get the best parking spots, followed by other cruise cars.

You can personally contact us on our local club forum Woodward Dream Cruise Aug 15th, 2015
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Spark Plug Change Help/Guidance

Hi All,

I have a 2004 8 with Manual Transmission that I need to change the plugs on. I've long ago purchased the parts and tools, but I'm a little hesitant to do the job. Anybody in Southeastern Michigan willing to oversee the job? I replaced the coils last year, but I still need to do the plugs.

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Hi All,

I have a 2004 8 with Manual Transmission that I need to change the plugs on. I've long ago purchased the parts and tools, but I'm a little hesitant to do the job. Anybody in Southeastern Michigan willing to oversee the job? I replaced the coils last year, but I still need to do the plugs.

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It's actually really easy to do. Just take off the driver's side tire and they are all right there within reach through a few openings (with extension(s), of course).
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I'm from holland and I'm trying to sell my 04 rx8 sport things done to it include:
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Anybody with a functional RX-8 left in Michigan?
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Anybody with a functional RX-8 left in Michigan?
Sadly, I just sold mine Saturday, April 28th. My son is learning to drive, and is getting my 2014 Mazda3 for his car. I sold the RX-8 to a friend, Jason Saini, GM of Greenwood Motorsports & Wagons, in Evanston, and he hooked me up with my next daily driver from The Autobarn, a 2018 VW Golf R. I'm loving that car, but I sure miss 9,000 RPM.
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Sadly, I just sold mine Saturday, April 28th. My son is learning to drive, and is getting my 2014 Mazda3 for his car. I sold the RX-8 to a friend, Jason Saini, GM of Greenwood Motorsports & Wagons, in Evanston, and he hooked me up with my next daily driver from The Autobarn, a 2018 VW Golf R. I'm loving that car, but I sure miss 9,000 RPM.
Sad, but understandable and a Golf R is a much better DD. I just got back from DGRR but hadn't gone since 2013 - too much time pressure from too many other sources. With a wind-down of my working career, it's time for me to wrap up my to-do list on the 8 which still has only 44k miles. It's becoming a rare car.
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Sad, but understandable and a Golf R is a much better DD. I just got back from DGRR but hadn't gone since 2013 - too much time pressure from too many other sources. With a wind-down of my working career, it's time for me to wrap up my to-do list on the 8 which still has only 44k miles. It's becoming a rare car.
That rareness (and distinct design) was one of the things I liked most about the RX-8. Hopefully it won't be my last rotary-powered sports car. Once my son moves out, and/or we get a bigger house with more garage/driveway space, I may start shopping again.
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Anybody with a functional RX-8 left in Michigan?
I'm here! 104k on the original engine and still going.
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Im here ( again ). I left. And then I came back. Why ? Rotary. 9k. And that seductive exhaust note
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Im here ( again ). I left. And then I came back. Why ? Rotary. 9k. And that seductive exhaust note

Yeah, kinda like having an affair with a gorgeous stripper - unfaithful, expensive, unreliable, but damn, when it's good, it's really really good!
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And very pleasureable.
Great analogy !!!!!!
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I have one, but non-functional at the moment. Anyone got a spare wankel?
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