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Old 04-13-2005, 07:03 PM
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Smile Columbus 8 owners

I want to say the autox last sun was pretty neat, never been to one of those. I did get a chance to meet rx8rider and saw success07 car.(gotta say,pretty nice)
Anyway i was at mazda direct today and saw 3 other 8s in service. There was 2 ti gray and a red with app package. Just wondering why they were in there. Oil change? Other problems? I had my 8 in last week,everytime i would brake at very low speed my car would squeak. I thought they fixed the problem by giving me new brake pads but it's even worse! So i took it in today and they just glazed my rotor(temporary to stop the noise,but doesnt help). And there going to order me new rotors by next week.

Well if anyone is interested, this sun is going to be nice again. Just seeing if anyone want to get together for a short meet( i duno, 1hr?) I was thinking lunch at quaker lube in polaris (bad 1st experience, right alpha?) But im willing to go..post if anyone has other ideas or suggestions...
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Old 04-13-2005, 10:12 PM
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I'm having the same problem with the brakes. That aweful squaling noise is bugging the hell out of me! I take my car to MazdaDirect, and so far they've been really good about service, updates...They should be getting the new brake parts in this week so I'll et you know if it help once they fix it.
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Old 04-14-2005, 08:19 AM
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I'm thinking about hitting the hills and twisties of some the backroads south of Lancaster after work tomorrow.

We could meet up here at Bob Boyd around 6 and go from there.
Probably be a few of my Honda friends as well.
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Old 04-14-2005, 08:19 AM
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the guy in my office -which one of these usernames are you jin?- just got the new N-flash and he says that he feels more power in the low er power band.
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just took mine into byers today and there was another red and a black in, but not sure for what. they replaced my pads (second time) to fix my squeek, well see if that works.
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Old 04-14-2005, 09:30 PM
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I need to take mine in as well. She only squeaks braking at lower speed. I heard if you brake late you can get rid of the squeak, at least temporarily. I typically brake gradually and supposedly that doesn't help the noise, but makes it worse. I don't know....I'm thinking of switching to Hawk HPS.

I keep forgetting to check in the regional forums, and completely missed the last outting! I'd be down for a quick meet/lunch somewhere early afternoon-ish. Supposed to be beautiful all weekend!
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Old 04-14-2005, 09:35 PM
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Oh, btw, yesterday I saw a B-Black on Hayden Run, stopped and waved at ya. Also, on the same trip, saw a Blue by Grove City, waved at you too! (I was in the TiGray)
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Old 04-15-2005, 06:32 AM
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Ra- eight..that might have been me you saw on hayden rd. What time was it?
On another note, i saw a ti gray with app package last sat on 270(over by cemetary rd) i honked and waved..

Regarding this weekend, Im fine with anything we do. More than likely on sat i.m going to wash my car and wax her we can all meet then. As for sun, just post if your interested.
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Originally Posted by Kicker774
I'm thinking about hitting the hills and twisties of some the backroads south of Lancaster after work tomorrow.

We could meet up here at Bob Boyd around 6 and go from there.
Probably be a few of my Honda friends as well.
Anyone down for this tonight?
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Old 04-15-2005, 07:54 AM
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I have plans tonight Kicker but I will surely go another time.

Anyone like Cold Stone Creamery? There's one on 23 and Campus View (Crosswoods - North Worthington). Could meet there for some ice cream and then take a drive up to Polaris Pkwy, Easton, etc. 1p-ish this Sunday?
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Hmm...next weekend you could hook up with all the rotary owners coming out of Columbus over to Indy for the Rotary Revolution!

Kicker774, we just received our posters yesterday from the printer so I was unable to send you one to display in the store. I do think you should tell your boss he should let you take an RX-8 out and come to the event in a business research capability because we will be hitting up your dealership to be a sponsor next year.

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Unfortunatley it looks like the only people that can take cars out for daily driver or whatever are the owner and the Sales Manager.

Not even the 2 top guys selling 25+ cars a month are driving anything off the lot.

Closest I'll come is asking for a day of for the American LeMans becuase I've been personally invited by [insert mazda race team here]
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Originally Posted by Kicker774
Anyone down for this tonight?
I am coming down this Saturday for my complimentary 4K oil change at Bob Boyd's and was thinking about heading out into the hills afterwards. Is there a particular road that is the best to take? I know all the roads around "Lankster" are pretty twisty but I asume that some are better than others.
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Old 04-15-2005, 09:41 AM
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Take Rt 793 south of Lancaster.

Pretty gentle curves at first, then you go through a prison area, after that the road goes into alot more 15 - 25 mph right angle turns adn like 120 degree curves and all that.

Just simply get lost down there.

When your here Saturday be sure to stop by and ask for me:
1. So I can check out your RX-8
2. So it makes it look like I'm getting important around here when people start asking for me

Thanks!
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Old 04-15-2005, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Hung_horse31
Ra- eight..that might have been me you saw on hayden rd. What time was it?
On another note, i saw a ti gray with app package last sat on 270(over by cemetary rd) i honked and waved..

Regarding this weekend, Im fine with anything we do. More than likely on sat i.m going to wash my car and wax her we can all meet then. As for sun, just post if your interested.
It was around 5:30-6pm. Right after work. Were you coming from Frantz Rd and made a right onto Riverside Dr?

That TiGray on 270 might've been me as well. Although I do see another TiGray in that area, often. Older guy.

I can't do tonight, I'll be in Granville for a concert. But I might be available for a Sunday afternoon outting. Ice scream sounds good though, Success!
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Old 04-15-2005, 07:36 PM
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I should be able to make it. Alpha are you going??
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Old 04-16-2005, 09:31 PM
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Success07 are we still planning to meet around 1? Alpha and i will be attending. Anyone else that is stopping by should post so we can have idea who to expect.
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Old 04-16-2005, 10:28 PM
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Where was the concert in Granville? I was just there this afternoon playing tennis and hanging out with some friends downtown.

I live over near Cemetery Rd in Hilliard so it could easily be my TiGray 8 in that area.

I'd be up for going to Cold Stone any time as I love that place. I used to go there all the time when I lived in California. (Coffee, Mocha, Dark Chocolate ice cream w/ Cold Fudge & Brownie mixed in for a shake).
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Old 04-17-2005, 09:23 AM
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Z-The concert was at Springhill Baptist Friday night. I drove through downtown Granville around 5ish. Did you play tennis at Denison's courts? I graduated from DU '02.

I may be stopping by Crosswoods to meetup with you guys today, all depending on when I'm outta church. Hope to see y'all there!

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I'll be there at 1p. Cold Stone at the Crosswoods. See everyone there!
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Whoops, didn't realise it was today. Oh well, next time for sure.

I used to go to Springhill's Babtist when I was in high school (grad 95) in Granville. We first went to the Denison courts but they were pretty crowded so we went to the high school courts so we could have a little room. Most of us haven't played in ages so it was nice not worrying about our ***** going everywhere. Where do you live in Columbus? I'm over in Hilliard.

Well I finally have time today so I'm going to change the tires, check the oil, mow the yard and get a few other things done today. Next time I'll try to meet up.
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pictures

Hey guys i thought i would post some pictures i took from the little get together we had. It was nice to meet you all.
Ra-eight, I noticed that you had a radar detector, what brand is it? And does it work pretty good?? After we left, I got pull over for speeding.(I normally go the speed limit..) So im in the market for one, if anyone has any suggestions or had great experience with a particular brand let me know.
Also, another question, does anyone have squeaking noise when pressing the clutch down or releasing it? The last couple of days ive noticed that . Maybe i need to spray some wd-40.
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Originally Posted by Hung_horse31
Hey guys i thought i would post some pictures i took from the little get together we had. It was nice to meet you all.
Ra-eight, I noticed that you had a radar detector, what brand is it? And does it work pretty good?? After we left, I got pull over for speeding.(I normally go the speed limit..) So im in the market for one, if anyone has any suggestions or had great experience with a particular brand let me know.
Also, another question, does anyone have squeaking noise when pressing the clutch down or releasing it? The last couple of days ive noticed that . Maybe i need to spray some wd-40.
E- That really blows, I'm sorry it happened. I've had my radar detector for a while now. It's a Cobra, and it's saved me out of a few potential tickets. It's not the best, but it does the job. I'm thinking about maybe moving on to a Passport. I know they're highly recommended, along with Valentine, K-40, but be ready to shell out some money.

It was cool to meet you guys today. Here are some pics also...

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Hey guys! Sorry I missed the meet today...I was trading in my At for a sweet MT. I went to Ricart and they had a brand new 6 speed 04 left over and I got a sick deal on it...didn't even lose on the trade! Anyhow, I'm back in RX8 heaven once again. As far as the radar detector, I have the Escort Passport 8500 x50 hardwires to my dome light. It's a clean install and it's saved me quite a few times. Well worth the $300 I spent.
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Looks like fun. Do any of you guys get hassled at all for not having license plates on the front? I'd love to take mine off but I don't really feel like having it be an issue with the cops.
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