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Old 12-18-2010, 01:59 PM
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ROAD TRIP USA!!!! 8000 miles, one rx8, two drivers, no sleep X(

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Today, Dec, 30th 2015 is the fifth year anniversary of this epic trip! So, I decided to come back through and update with photos I took. And report I STILL OWN THIS RX8!!!!! Find me on instagram as VASHCLOUD and right now the Rx8 dont hate is at 145k miles, original engine! WOOT!!! ANYWAY ENJOY!!!!
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SO!

Its leave time again here in the army. Time to go home and see family....

However, this time instead of flying... I am DRIVING! In the rx8! Did all my fluids and services and now im ready togo and will be leaving today!

The RX-dont-h8te will be traveling about a total of 8 thousand miles in a week and a half round trip! Will it make it? IDK! but we shall see..... The ultimate test of reliability!

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Old 12-18-2010, 03:19 PM
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Good Luck! Safe travels!
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GOOD LUCK!!!!!! drive safe and be careful! dont forget to take pics of the scenery
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8000 miles?
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Old 12-18-2010, 04:57 PM
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yeah, i'm trying to figure out where he is going too
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Must be New York, to California, to New York, to Dallas, to New York haha.... Seriously though where on earth are you going that is going to be 8,000 miles round trip? Isn't the US only about 3,000 miles wide?
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Old 12-18-2010, 05:30 PM
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w00t! another cross country trip! GL n' safe travels!
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Old 12-18-2010, 05:51 PM
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RIWWP drove his RX8 from Connecticut to LA and back for SevenStock. I don't think you'll have a problem with the car. Mountain passes and the weather will be another matter.
I drove from Chicago to Daytona (for the race) and back, non-stop except for gas, but that was only about 2500 total miles. I've made this trip twice. The ride and seats were comfortable.
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Ouch lol
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Other than getting an oil change when its due you should be all good. I have taken a number of long trips in my 8 and never had any issues, other than the blizzard I hit on I-80 in IN Jan 08. My last round trip from IL to CT was on Progress springs and Koni's and even then it was plenty comfy (had my 65 yr old mother riding shotgun and she didn't complain about anything except getting in and out).
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Old 12-19-2010, 12:54 PM
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Well i'm counting from wa to nj to nc n back.
Thanks for support! So far so good! In wyoming about to hit s. Dakota!


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I didn't see anything about tires.....I hope you are on a set of Allseason tires with decent tread otherwise you could be in some trouble if you hit any snow or ice.
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Old 12-19-2010, 04:17 PM
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Sup cows! In south dakota, just passed an rx7 jl being followed by a shinka rx8 cherry black, driven by a chick. She totally check out my rims!!! Lol jk
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From where you are now, I'm guessing you are about 12 Hr + out of Chicago. This puts you right at the start of morning rush hour. If you pick up the pace just a little bit and get here an hour earlier, you will be helping yourself out.
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Old 12-20-2010, 02:21 AM
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Well got stuck in iowa... usaa came n saved the day! On the road [email protected] 230am
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Well got stuck in iowa... usaa came n saved the day! On the road [email protected] 230am
Stuck? What happened?
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Snow....I got gas and took a wrong turn gettin on the highway. When I tried to turn around in the middlee of the roaad I slid off the road into a foot of it... 2hrs wasted!
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Good luck!! Hope the weather behaves for you!
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Safe travels Vash
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good luck out there!
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Old 12-20-2010, 06:24 PM
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Ohio! Home of rx7 and 8 store.... and the biggest patrolled highway ever!!!
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Old 12-21-2010, 02:38 AM
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Arrived after one day n 18 hrs
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Old 12-22-2010, 03:27 PM
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New jersey is fun. But no rx8s in sight.
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Old 12-22-2010, 04:10 PM
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wow - that's some road tripping for sure man - nice job!

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ooh good time. my best was 44 hours
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