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Old 07-24-2015, 08:42 PM
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so some stuff came up this morning i missed my appointment for the compression test so i have to call and reschedule.... anyway...

i want to get some new rims for the rx8 ive never gone aftermarket on wheels. i think im looking for 18x8 sized rims right ? any other specifications i need to pay attention too?? and what about the tire pressure moniter/ sensor things

i kinda like these http://www.ebay.com/itm/252029574042?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
im still looking


also looking to maybe upgrade the breaks. what other upgrades should i concider? id like to add some more power without blowing up my motor.

sway bar a good idea???


and im looking at this coilover kit http://www.ebay.com/itm/2004-2011-Ma...06db3a&vxp=mtr

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Read the advice in the "New Members, New Owners read this first" section on mods.
There isn't a whole lot you can do to get increased power ... very little increase available. Think about it. You have an 80 cubic inch engine that puts out 238 horsepower. that's pretty incredible. There just ain't much more to be had without going turbo or supercharging.

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so some stuff came up this morning i missed my appointment for the compression test so i have to call and reschedule.... anyway...

i want to get some new rims for the rx8 ive never gone aftermarket on wheels. i think im looking for 18x8 sized rims right ? any other specifications i need to pay attention too?? and what about the tire pressure moniter/ sensor things

i kinda like these 18 Mazda Miata 3 5 6 Millenia 626 CX7 RX8 CX9 Tribute MPV Protege SI Rims Wheels | eBay

im still looking


also looking to maybe upgrade the breaks. what other upgrades should i concider? id like to add some more power without blowing up my motor.

sway bar a good idea???


and im looking at this coilover kit 2004 2011 Mazda RX 8 Megan Racing EZ Street Series Coilovers lowering Coils RX8 | eBay
What are your goals?
The stock brakes are already very good, and sway bars won't make a difference unless you race the car. If you're not racing, think about reliability mods like BHR coils and a sohn adapter.
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so some stuff came up this morning i missed my appointment for the compression test so i have to call and reschedule.... anyway...

i want to get some new rims for the rx8 ive never gone aftermarket on wheels. i think im looking for 18x8 sized rims right ? any other specifications i need to pay attention too?? and what about the tire pressure moniter/ sensor things

i kinda like these 18 Mazda Miata 3 5 6 Millenia 626 CX7 RX8 CX9 Tribute MPV Protege SI Rims Wheels | eBay

im still looking


also looking to maybe upgrade the breaks. what other upgrades should i concider? id like to add some more power without blowing up my motor.

sway bar a good idea???


and im looking at this coilover kit 2004 2011 Mazda RX 8 Megan Racing EZ Street Series Coilovers lowering Coils RX8 | eBay
First things first, do your compression test before you do mods of any sort. You could be closer to a rebuild than you think, so every bit of savings helps if you're on a budget.

With wheels, everything as far as "does this look good" is subjective: beauty is in the eye of the beholder. However, if you're wanting to shed some weight, you'll want to look into one of the bigger brands (Enkei, for instance). Smaller is also lighter, as many run 17s. I personally run 18x8 Enkei PF01, which are slightly lighter than stock and look good to me (and that's the only person's opinion who matters ). TPMS is completely optional if you can stand the constant idiot light being on.

Brake upgrades can be as easy as putting on some Hawk HPS pads on (that's all I've done, the car stops much quicker, and it gave me an excuse to paint the calipers). Obviously, there's a lot more you can do based upon what you're going for (purely street, tracking, autocross, etc.).

Suspension mods, again, are subjective. It's what you want the car to do. 100 people could list 100 different "best" suspension combinations to you. Just do your research and find what matches your goals.

TL;DR - compression test, then mods.

Much longer; for readers - https://www.rx8club.com/new-member-f...rx-8-a-233937/
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I'm not really racing. I just like to cruise the backroads kinda hard lol. I like to push my limits there's not entirely to much I can do its only the 6 speed automatic....

The sohn looks like something ill be Interested.

I'm not exatly a gear head myself but I do my own oil changes and breaks andstuff. So don't flame me for asking.... whays wrong with the cheaper turbos pff ebay? From what I'm reading its the apex seals that were all concerned about is it guaranteed your gonna blow your engine if you turbo/super charge the engine? I know the extra stresses on yhe engine and seals is gradualy take its toll isn't there a gentlenway to go about it? Like not run so much boost? So sorry for the noob questions gotta start somewhere

Also with the sohn adapter does is cause an issue with emissikns testing?

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So don't flame me for asking.... whays wrong with the cheaper turbos pff ebay?
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I'm not really racing. I just like to cruise the backroads kinda hard lol. I like to push my limits there's not entirely to much I can do its only the 6 speed automatic....

The sohn looks like something ill be Interested.

I'm not exatly a gear head myself but I do my own oil changes and breaks andstuff. So don't flame me for asking.... whays wrong with the cheaper turbos pff ebay? From what I'm reading its the apex seals that were all concerned about is it guaranteed your gonna blow your engine if you turbo/super charge the engine? I know the extra stresses on yhe engine and seals is gradualy take its toll isn't there a gentlenway to go about it? Like not run so much boost? So sorry for the noob questions gotta start somewhere

Also with the sohn adapter does is cause an issue with emissikns testing?
What year is your car again? The current OMP/shon adapter only works in SI engines since the SII engines technically have two different OMPs. It won't directly interfere when it comes to emissions testing, but some types of 2 stroke oils can destroy the cat (as well as make you fail a sniffer test). The danger to the cat can be removed by filling the shon tank with 4 stroke rather than 2 stroke, but you loose a few of the smaller benifits from having that separate tank.
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I have a 2006..

Also thinking of upgrading the pulleys and belts

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Don't touch the pulleys, you'll just cause issues. Belts are always worth replacing.

Epitroch sells a nice little OMP adapter kit that you should look at. All you have to be careful of is the type of oil you put in has to be catalyst safe.
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