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Old 08-13-2004, 12:57 AM
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The answer is yes they are legal as long as they conform to the following requirements as stated in Title 46 of the Revised Code of Washington as it applies to Motor Vehicles:
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RCW 46.37.100
Color of clearance lamps, side marker lamps, back-up lamps, and reflectors.

(1) Front clearance lamps and those marker lamps and reflectors mounted on the front or on the side near the front of a vehicle shall display or reflect an amber color.
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The key phase being "display...an amber color". As long as the bulb glows amber you're OK. There are other laws about placement of the lamp and visibility from certain distances if your curious.
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Old 08-13-2004, 11:05 AM
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Hey Electron did I see you down by Marymoore last night?

I am up for a run in the NW sometime-

ps- I replaced a broken foglight at the same time a did the side markers.. Had to take the front bumper off, but it was pretty easy-
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Old 09-05-2004, 01:10 AM
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Damn you guys!!!!
I'll be picking up one about this time next year. My wife's "BIG" birthday is 9-11 next year, She may have a new GREEN RX-8 with a big bow on it waiting for her!
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Old 09-19-2004, 12:38 PM
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Port Angeles, Washington, I was born there. As you can see from the Avatar I'm driving a Lightning Yellow RX-8, 6spd. Sport Package, Rotory Accent Pakage, Rear Wing Spoiler, and Spare Tire Kit.

Have ordered the strakes, front air dam, and Dark Chrome Wheels from Rosenthal, my local dealer will install. Also have the Racing Beat drop in Air Filter (aFe) while the CAI is being developed by them.
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Old 11-26-2004, 07:40 PM
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Just met a new Sunlight Silver owner at the Olympia Auto Mall Car Wash today! Told him about the club, and he had no idea there was such a thing... I wonder how we can get the word out to more people about the forum other than spotting them on the road and tracking them down.

I already forgot your name, but if you log on this forum let me know. We have a rotary meet every 2nd Tuesday at Izzy's Pizza.
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Old 11-29-2004, 08:09 AM
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Smile Another Nordic Green Puget Sounder

Brought home "Roxy" on Saturday. She's an '04 GT MT in Nordic Green. Purchased from Lee Johnson in Kirkland with minimal haggling. (Purchased at invoice less $1500 rebate. Refused to pay the dealer's B&O tax.) Awaiting the currently on-hold "M Flash."

Having difficulty holding down the revs for the first 600-1000 miles, but otherwise enjoying a fantastic ride. Considering accessories. Waiting for a sunny day for photos.

Located in Sammamish. Would enjoy sharing perspectives over a beer.

Is it my imagination or are there more Nordic Green RX-8's in the Northwest than elsewhere?
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Old 11-29-2004, 11:51 AM
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Welcome jsh1120! Glad to hear there's another Nordic Green in the NW! Isn't it an awesome color? I think you might have a bit of a wait for a sunny day

Tell me about the break in period! I hit 125mph "by mistake" overtaking a logging truck the first week, but I tried to keep the revs down for the remaining 1k miles. Racing Beat has some simple break in guidelines which you might find helpful.

If your car is recent inventory you might already have the M flash installed, but its worth finding out for sure.
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Old 11-29-2004, 09:52 PM
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how do you break 125 on accident?
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Old 11-29-2004, 10:27 PM
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jsh1120, I'll take you up on the beer idea. I'm in Redmond.

I've got a colleague in from Germany this week, so I'll have to find some time to take him out for a real ride. Earlier in the month he had one of our Project Managers out on the autobahn (sp?) at 200kph with the windows down and Strauss (hey, we're eclectic in biotech) blasting. Only problem, his car is an Opal.
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Old 12-12-2004, 06:31 PM
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Multiple Sightings on East Lake Sammamish...

...between Issaquah and Redmond, Wa. With our lousy weather the last few weeks and the early darkness I haven't been able to tell if it's black or nordic green (like mine.) Anybody here?
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Old 12-25-2004, 03:03 PM
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We just bought a new '04 for my wife. Very cool car!
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Old 12-26-2004, 03:07 PM
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s2k~ what color??? and where u from?
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Old 12-27-2004, 10:00 AM
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Yellow, black interior. Mrs. S2k thought it would be cool to have a yellow car to match my yellow S2000; it makes for a bright garage!

We are near Redmond.
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Old 12-27-2004, 02:14 PM
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welcome aboard S2k
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Old 12-28-2004, 11:29 PM
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Thanks! I'm looking forward to learning about this very comfortable and fun car. Although it's my wife's car, I get to take care of it, which means I drive it sometimes . I'm trying to talk her into taking a high perfromance driving school, not so she'll track the car, but just so she'll know its strengths and foibles. I can't drive it on the track, since I don't fit in it with my driving helmet , but that's ok, cuz I do fit in my S2000 with the helmet on :D She watched me drive on the track once, and was scared to death just watching, so we'll see about getting her on the track. Of course, she helicopter skis, which I consider much more dangerous than driving 130mph on a track :p .
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Old 01-14-2005, 05:47 PM
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i live out in boring Oregon. got myself a red with red interior rx8 sept 2004 for $26,000.
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Old 01-27-2005, 11:03 PM
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Well I don't have an 8 but if I ever did buy a new car that would be it. I've been seeing some nice FE's around Everett lately. I like them more every time I see one.
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Old 02-08-2005, 01:48 AM
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I'm planning on getting my 8 sometime this Summer (probably June or July). Want to get a good down payment in and plus, there'll be beautiful weather to cruise around in on the first day I get it! Hey Gladiatoiz, where did you get your 8 and what kinds of options does it have? I used to out in Troutdale near you but now I'm on the edge of Portland near Gresham =)
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Originally Posted by jisoo26
I'm planning on getting my 8 sometime this Summer (probably June or July). Want to get a good down payment in and plus, there'll be beautiful weather to cruise around in on the first day I get it! =)
Premier Mazda has a number of '04 8's on the lot they are looking to move. I got mine brand new for around 20K! You might want to re-think waiting.
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Old 02-08-2005, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by kneepuck
Premier Mazda has a number of '04 8's on the lot they are looking to move. I got mine brand new for around 20K! You might want to re-think waiting.

what do you ride? and where do you live? Are you on www.cycleforums.com/nsr by chance?
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Originally Posted by dmp
what do you ride? and where do you live? Are you on www.cycleforums.com/nsr by chance?
I have to limit the number of forums I look at. Haven't seen that one. I live in Portland. It sounds like there are a number of RX-8 owners who ride too.

I have several bikes.
Aprilia Falco - 1000 CC V-twin sport-tourer. Italian. Beautiful on the eyes and rides like a dream!
Kawasaki ZX6RR - 600cc inline four. This is my track *****. It is not even street legal.
Suzuki DR400 - 400 cc thumper. I fixed it up as a dual sport so I can go off and on road with it.
Bajaj Scooter - just cuz it is fun to park a scooter next to the harleys!
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Old 02-10-2005, 02:03 PM
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I have a Yamaha RD350, Yamaha TZ250, Ducati 998 and various assorted other stuff. seven bikes at last count.
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Old 02-10-2005, 02:24 PM
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Kawasaki ZX6RR - 600cc inline four. This is my track *****. It is not even street legal.



Here's mine...the 'cheater' version...heh

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Love that blue! Wish they made the RX-8 in that color!
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Old 02-14-2005, 09:35 AM
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Finally did it! Just purchased my Titanium 04 MT GT this weekend. I LOVE THIS CAR!!!! This forum has been great for doing my homework before the sale. Thanks everyone!
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