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Seventh rotory....first RX-8: Finally got one

Old 12-18-2011, 11:08 AM
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BHR ignition installed:

IT FEELS AWESOME! RX8 is pulling me back in the seat a little more from 3200-6800 rpm. Idle is better too. As for gas mileage I am about to take a 1800 road trip, so Ill report back on gas mileage. Right now is 250-320 a tank hopefully Ill do better!


Btw, big Thanks to BHR whom had the product here in THREE days for my xmas drive. Great great guys I totally recommend them!

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Old 12-21-2011, 12:39 PM
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So I got 265 as my best last month it was 225. So ya, but my original 250-320 im just not seeing...mind you i am driving an average of 80-95 mph and sitting at or around 4500-5000 rpms.....
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Old 12-30-2011, 11:52 AM
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So changed my plugs and now i am getting about 320-350 a tank! WOOT WOOT!
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Old 12-30-2011, 01:44 PM
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score!
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Old 01-01-2012, 09:58 PM
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score!

Word! Now I just need header, dual midpipe and I can get my Steven Kan Tune! I am hoping for 215-225whp. Kans da man for rotary tune!

Btw, how mpgs do you get now that your S/C dondo?
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Old 01-01-2012, 11:05 PM
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i dunno havent checked
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Old 01-02-2012, 11:52 AM
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oh okay. I cant decide between your pettit sc, the DNA sc or even the esmeril turbo kit. Of course I want my RX8 to be a good dd and a fun weekend scca car. Track takes importance.... I wish someone on the forum would make a more comprehensive study of the different kits, especially focusing on the power band and TQ flow. Because really I think 320-380 is plenty of whp. Its the TQ i am more concerned about ya kno?
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Old 02-13-2012, 07:36 AM
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Its my Cars B-day! (bought her about this time 2 years ago) coming up! So its time to get her PRESENTS:

New RS-3 Tires 245/40/17 for my EVO MR wheels
New slotted Rotors, and Project Mu brake pads
New Steel brake lines
New RB mid-pipe
New Mazdaspeed front and rear shocks/springs (best combo since I only SCCA weekend warrior, lil drifting when my main car is down and WIFE DD"s. Plus I found new 120 for front and 120 for rear for pairs! dealz)
New Front and rear RB sway bars!

woot woot!

...new Advan RS 18x9 +29 gunmetal?!?!?! probably not lil too much money
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:12 PM
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ORDERED:

RS-3's in route to go on my MR bbs wheels 245/40/17
Greddy Oil Pan (baffled)
Mitshimoto Radiator
Mazdaspeed struts and springs


Woot, happy bday car! 2 years and counting, 104k!
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nice man. that's a good mod list. you'll be busy for awhile.
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:14 AM
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Been debating about getting the Blitz or Pettit s/c kit. What do you guys think? Blitz is roots style and pettit is twin screw
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Lyscholm > Roots
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Old 07-04-2012, 04:41 PM
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^agreed after much research, just order new fuelpump! Walbaro from black halo
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:27 PM
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Having a major issue, my car is blowing the 15a engine fuse under load, +7500 rpm in cornering. Maybe coolint on powersteering, maybe badground maybe idk....

So idk what to do. Trading bbs mr for evox wheels and getting cash on top. Could use the money. Replacing battery with LTW Braile 6 pound. *sigh*
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:06 AM
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Having a major issue, my car is blowing the 15a engine fuse under load, +7500 rpm in cornering. Maybe coolint on powersteering, maybe badground maybe idk....

So idk what to do. Trading bbs mr for evox wheels and getting cash on top. Could use the money. Replacing battery with LTW Braile 6 pound. *sigh*
I believe I have detainmented where the issue was. My radiator fluid was dumping ontop of the power steering. I have moved the line and so far....have had no issues.

As you may of read, I reasonly discovered pettit has discontinued their SC for temp time unknown as they rework to fit another charger....

In the mean time I will focus on my cars other areas I wouldn't have before....mostly visual. I do still need side skirts (want feed) and rear diffuser (want REA) But front bumper I never cared to address, however I think I will get the auto exe s2 styled bumper for my s1.


Opinions? I think it looks good. Well, update later..
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:56 PM
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I like the front bumper, also like the wing
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:23 PM
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More autoexe braces installed as well as racing beat mid-pipe!
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:23 PM
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That RX8 in the lastest Modified mag....totally the direction I was going with my car

Minus the spoiler, wheels and seats

Sigh.........
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:36 PM
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Just a update, Moving to Dallas! Woot!

Attending UTI and UT, as some of you know (the few on my FB) I own my own business now, Tuner Alliance. I will be selling loads and loads of parts. Anyway, as far as the rx8 is concerned:

FINALLY got around to fixing the radio...only took 3 years!
Installing today, just a simple 2din hd dvd 7in radio with the steering wheel controls module and the bezel.

Still looking to supercharge my baby! While at UTI I will perform a rebuild on my own before she needs it, and port the motor to Pettit racing specs. Sadly since I cant find a S/C I will just work on other little stuff. CF wrap some interior pieces, get MS side skirts and stuff that is cosmetic.

Picked up a e36 M3 to be my new track warrior so the RX8 is going to retire to DD/weekend warrior status. Speaking of which, I carry status seats so I will be reppin the NW by rockin some in the RX8 down the road. Anyway my NW bros/ladies. Miss you guys, i hope the Mazda group in TX is better than the one in LA....which didn't actually excise.
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^you sell status seats? any rx8club discounts??
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Congrats! Good luck in Big ol' TX!
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Ya, I will eventually but I think to offer it I have to do one of those forum sponsor shop things....but people like dondo, tanker know me in RL so Im sure if you hit me up Off line we could work something out!
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did someone say parts??
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:50 PM
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UPDATE:
I now volunteer at Steve Kan's! AKA Kan Tuning aka former Gotham racing! Still working on Tuner Alliance, almost done with UTI! Going BMW School in Cali in June, going to japan next week and hope to stop by at Mazda HQ and visit!!!

Store.tuneralliance.com is my site, still being worked on FYI, let me know what y'all think!

As for the RX8, well friends if you've read the post you know I got her second hand all those years ago! She now is at 126XXX miles, ORIGINAL MOTOR! Did a compression check at Rotary performance! 7.2/7.4/7.3 front and rear 7.1/7.0/7.4!!! Not bad, but I fear a new motor in the next 25000 miles!

Still no forced induction. I have been playing tooo much with my BMW M5 and so on. On Christmas I was back home in Washington and bought me a 4x4 Mitsubishi Montero instead of saving for new RX8 parts. But alas this year I am doing to do more changes. Looking to get rid of my Racing beat midpipe and corksport exhaust in favor of something lighter, do a new clutch and flywheel. Current weight of my car is 2904 without me in it. I plan to have her down to 2800 flat by the end of the year. My front seal is leaking, I am beginning to have issues others have not due to my high mileage! I believe my SSV is crapped up right now as well. She needs a solid weekend of cleaning and going over. I am debating just buying a new motor and rebuilding this old one after I pull it. I want to see how the water jackets are and so on.

Steve is going to teach me how to tune and so on, so I am really excited about that! I miss WA and driving those roads. I went exploring while I was home. Man, if only I had my 8! Anyway, just an update for all my old bros who are still on the forum! Best wishes!
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Old 12-02-2014, 08:07 PM
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Update! Dec 2014

GUESS WHAT?!?!?

IM BACK BEEEEOUCHES!!!!!



Thats right, RTR has moved home bringing Tuner Alliance with me! Just got in last nite with the RX8 in tow! Sadly she won't start, think my summer gas from Texas froze X( So gonna fix here, but coming to a car meet/touge near you soon!

HOW is everyone?!?!
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