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Old 12-03-2003, 12:00 AM
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Originally posted by rebelzx
Much better.

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as far as performance, like I said, the closest comparison is the G35. I have 2 close freinds that have one, and both are no faster than the 8. So would I go to a G35 forum and talk about what a disappointment their car is?? NO
All you guys who claim some cover-up about the 238hp thing is so old. With some of the 1/4mile times being posted on here, the car seems to be right in line with the G35, except better handling.
I didn't buy it for 350Z torque. Lets face it, .3-.6sec of difference can come down to simple driver experience. One client that has the 8 took me for a spin as I couldn't wait for mine,and he shifted the thing at 6K all the time when he wanted to show off?? he let me drive more than once when I begged, and it was much different than the G35, but would give it a good run.
No doubt this car has to be worked at high RPMs to get the most out of it, but that is the fun.
I am sure Ike or someone else will claim all those R&T times are pre-prod. blah blah blah.......bottom line, the G35 they tested was launched at high RPMs to get 6secs 0-60. The 8 got close to the same. Enough said.
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I guess I have the best of bolth worlds. :D The Rx-8 for the daily driver. It looks good, and is comfortable. Then the FD for the times when I need, lots of power, look good, and spin the tires through 3rd gear. What more could you ask for? CJ
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IKE wrote: "Believe it or not you can have both a really fast car and a great handling car. I wanted both and I don't think I'm alone."

Yet with both cars in this discussion you have neither according to 99% of the reviews. The Evo is faster, and the RX-8 handles better than your WRX. As an overall car the WRX finishes consistently behind the RX-8. A vast majority of professional car evaluators pick the RX-8 when weighing speed, handling, comfort, and overall performance. So whats your point!!!

Jayer, you lost all your objectivity when you bought the EVO and then test drove the RX-8. I made all my test drives before buying, and have not had a thought of driving any of them again since driving home my 8. IMO, There must be something major missing in your purchase for you to go out driving other cars and then go to their forums and tell them what a mistake they made. Rationalizing ones purchase after the fact has been played out on this forum by many buyers of other vehicles. Its too bad some people can't be happy with their own decision without tearing down somebody elses decision.

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Originally posted by Chuck Clifford
IKE wrote: "Believe it or not you can have both a really fast car and a great handling car. I wanted both and I don't think I'm alone."

Yet with both cars in this discussion you have neither according to 99% of the reviews. The Evo is faster, and the RX-8 handles better than your WRX. As an overall car the WRX finishes consistently behind the RX-8. A vast majority of professional car evaluators pick the RX-8 when weighing speed, handling, comfort, and overall performance. So whats your point!!!

Jayer, you lost all your objectivity when you bought the EVO and then test drove the RX-8. I made all my test drives before buying, and have not had a thought of driving any of them again since driving home my 8. IMO, There must be something major missing in your purchase for you to go out driving other cars and then go to their forums and tell them what a mistake they made. Rationalizing ones purchase after the fact has been played out on this forum by many buyers of other vehicles. Its too bad some people can't be happy with their own decision without tearing down somebody elses decision.


Well said Chuck, keep it up

Originally posted by Jayer

P.S. I used to post on this board as rebelzx, I have no idea what happened to my username. Just from scanning the boards, it looks like IkeWRX is one of the few members here that sees through the BS and tries to be as honest as possible about these cars. Keep up the good work Ike!

Jayer (rebelzx) seems to be Ike's biggest fanboi.
Jayer (rebelzx) = IkeWRX

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Old 12-03-2003, 12:24 PM
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Originally posted by IkeWRX
Ummm this is a thread about 1/4 miles times... And yes I expected a great handling car with great acceleration, not one with "decent" 1/4 mile times and 0-60 times. Maybe some of our expectations were too high, but when Mazda was originally touting 280 hp, then 260, then 250, then 247, then 238, and it doesn't even seem possible that it actually makes 238 of course some people are a bit disappointed. Some of you seem to think that just because the car handles so great that it shouldn't matter how fast it is. Believe it or not you can have both a really fast car and a great handling car. I wanted both and I don't think I'm alone.

People have different priorities when they buy a car. I could care less about some cute little rotary accents, 2 tone leather, a gaudy body, and how much room is in the backseat.
You Know Ike....
I can allow that you prioritize performance over other features, that's fine.

But, "Gaudy Body"????

You must have been looking at a STI by accident. I have never seen more gaudy then those.

Stick to your performance complaints, thats the only area that you have any valid arguments for.
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Originally posted by Reeko
You Know Ike....
I can allow that you prioritize performance over other features, that's fine.

But, "Gaudy Body"????

You must have been looking at a STI by accident. I have never seen more gaudy then those.

Stick to your performance complaints, thats the only area that you have any valid arguments for.
The wing and the scoop on an STi certainly could be called gaudy, maybe gaudy wasn't the right word but there's just so much goin on with the 8. How's flashy, maybe that's a better example of how I feel. I think the RX-8 looks great but I like cleaner lines rather than more radical styling (unless we're talking supercar).

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I dont understand why they only banned you for a week
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although i have never driven an evo 8, when i was deciding on my RX-8 i was trying to choose between the two. even after i bought the 8 i would still think to myself, 'what if i bought the evo......' but then it really came down to

1. i can have a car that can turn 13's

2. i can have a car that can turn 13 head's anywhere i please, and not because its 'gaudy.'
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Old 12-03-2003, 06:18 PM
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I dont understand why they only banned you for a week
You don't even understand why I was banned in the first place.
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OMG, I can't believe all these RX8 haters. Evo, 350z, ..? Lmao. Nwe Mazda3 looks better than 350z and evo. Evo looks nothing but junk. It's same as mazda's speed protege, compact, small, fugly, yucky. It has performance, but still, if you need that much speed, I guess it's a better buy. For everyday driver, evo is one of the worst cars because it's based on a compact. No midengine, no rotary engine, no interior. Interior is in competition with kia and hyundai. Heck, even tiburon has better interior than evo. I dont know why people bash RX8 for speed. It was never made to be faster than 350z or evo in a straight line. Mazda could have put 20B or something to kill those other cars, but they didn't want to...
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Originally posted by IkeWRX
You don't even understand why I was banned in the first place.
I do :D ....... But I'm with Mikeb I don't understand how you smoozed your way back in. Must have been some mighty powerful butt kissing going on behind the scenes.

No worries......it's only a matter of time ....Bu-Bye

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Old 12-03-2003, 06:32 PM
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Originally posted by Haris
OMG, I can't believe all these RX8 haters. Evo, 350z, ..? Lmao. Nwe Mazda3 looks better than 350z and evo. Evo looks nothing but junk. It's same as mazda's speed protege, compact, small, fugly, yucky. It has performance, but still, if you need that much speed, I guess it's a better buy. For everyday driver, evo is one of the worst cars because it's based on a compact. No midengine, no rotary engine, no interior. Interior is in competition with kia and hyundai. Heck, even tiburon has better interior than evo. I dont know why people bash RX8 for speed. It was never made to be faster than 350z or evo in a straight line. Mazda could have put 20B or something to kill those other cars, but they didn't want to...
Thank you for your insightful comments on car interiors in the COMPETITION RACING section. The EVO has everything you need and nothing you don't, and great seats, and some people think no rotary is a good thing...
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Originally posted by renotse
I do :D ....... But I'm with Mikeb I don't understand how you smoozed your way back in. Must have been some mighty powerful butt kissing going on behind the scenes.

No worries......it's only a matter of time ....Bu-Bye
C'mon, let's keep some focus on the subject, can we?
The thread is not about looks, its not why someone got banned.
It's about [crickets].............................[/crickets] what is the best quarter mile time for the RX8. How the HELL we ended up talking about looks, interior, handling??

BACK ON TRACK: Best ET for and RX8, as of 12/3/2003, was posted by Judge Ito: 14.57 on a NJ strip.

Until someone has something else related to the thread, please resist the temptation to post or be warned: I'LL SHOW YOU MY BUTT-NAKED BODY!!!

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Originally posted by IkeWRX
Thank you for your insightful comments on car interiors in the COMPETITION RACING section. The EVO has everything you need and nothing you don't, and great seats, and some people think no rotary is a good thing...
Yes, it has great seats, except they're hard as heck. I doubt anybody enjoying them when going for vacation. Considering the car has 4 doors, it should be kinda car that can be used for family. Well front passangers wouldn't be happy riding for a long time. Rear is worse then mazda3. Anyways, just look at this. RX8's engine can always be tuned. Evo's exterior and interior appearance will take lots of bucks to put some sense to it. I think you like straight line racing more than any other real-world racing, and this is why people would say evo, 350z, G35, etc. are all better than RX8.
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Originally posted by Haris
Yes, it has great seats, except they're hard as heck. I doubt anybody enjoying them when going for vacation. Considering the car has 4 doors, it should be kinda car that can be used for family. Well front passangers wouldn't be happy riding for a long time. Rear is worse then mazda3. Anyways, just look at this. RX8's engine can always be tuned. Evo's exterior and interior appearance will take lots of bucks to put some sense to it. I think you like straight line racing more than any other real-world racing, and this is why people would say evo, 350z, G35, etc. are all better than RX8.

I think you have no idea what I like. And once again this is a thread about 1/4 mile times.
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Originally posted by Haris
Yes, it has great seats, except they're hard as heck. I doubt anybody enjoying them when going for vacation. Considering the car has 4 doors, it should be kinda car that can be used for family. Well front passangers wouldn't be happy riding for a long time. Rear is worse then mazda3. Anyways, just look at this. RX8's engine can always be tuned. Evo's exterior and interior appearance will take lots of bucks to put some sense to it. I think you like straight line racing more than any other real-world racing, and this is why people would say evo, 350z, G35, etc. are all better than RX8.
That's it! I am showing all of you my hairy-ugly-butt!!!
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Originally posted by Haris
Yes, it has great seats, except they're hard as heck. I doubt anybody enjoying them when going for vacation. Considering the car has 4 doors, it should be kinda car that can be used for family. Well front passangers wouldn't be happy riding for a long time. Rear is worse then mazda3. Anyways, just look at this. RX8's engine can always be tuned. Evo's exterior and interior appearance will take lots of bucks to put some sense to it. I think you like straight line racing more than any other real-world racing, and this is why people would say evo, 350z, G35, etc. are all better than RX8.
Family cars and vacations?? Maybe you should buy the "family truckster"! Seriously, the EVO's ride is not that bad. If you are on non-pothole infested roads, its fine. Most EVO owners use it as their daily driver. Anyway, the RX8's backseat is tiny (the EVO's actually has lots of room) and claustrophobic.

No offense, but it seems like quite a few RX8 owners are quite vain and superficial when comments like this are made about PERFORMANCE CARS.
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I took one of those wheeled feet counters and took it to a deserted road out on an old bombing test range that was in pretty good condition. I walked off 1320 ft, marking off start and finish with some spray paint, and had my buddy stand right on the finish line with a digital video camera he had borrowed from work that measures time in tenth of a second. We set up, that I would honk my horn 5 equal times and on the fifth time he started the camera and I launched right on the 5th honk from a 6K clutch dump and he ran the camera through the finish. I hit all the gears pretty well, shifts were at approximately 8700 RPM and the camera time at the finish was 13.20. Now taking into account the speed of sound at sea level on a 70 degree day would add 1.17 seconds to the time, which would be 14.37 sec. We repeated this 4 times with my best being my first, the 14.37, and the others were 13.40 (14.57), 14.0 (15.17) slight miss on third gear, 13.80 (14.97) bogged down a little at launch. I did not have download software, or a computer available prior to giving back the camera, so I reviewed all runs and wrote down the results. Maybe someone else can try this where they are at and post results.
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My Evo is my daily driver as well. I'm sure everyone is aware that the RX-8 looks amazing in person, and other more performance-oriented cars in the same price range (Evo, STI) dont look as amazing. However, as others have stated, this thread is not about my Evo. It's about the fastest RX-8 stock 1/4 mile. I don't consider using 100 octane race gas stock. Again, I will ask, what is the fastest stock time for an RX-8? Is it it 14.7 like IkeWRX said?

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Originally posted by renotse
Jayer (rebelzx) seems to be Ike's biggest fanboi.
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Ummm... I'm not IkeWRX. I've been registered on this board longer then you, or IkeWRX, or pretty much everyone that posted in this thread.

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Jayer, you lost all your objectivity when you bought the EVO and then test drove the RX-8. I made all my test drives before buying, and have not had a thought of driving any of them again since driving home my 8. IMO, There must be something major missing in your purchase for you to go out driving other cars and then go to their forums and tell them what a mistake they made. Rationalizing ones purchase after the fact has been played out on this forum by many buyers of other vehicles. Its too bad some people can't be happy with their own decision without tearing down somebody elses decision.
I guess I'm not objective then. I stopped considering the RX-8 when the real data came in about its performance figures and its sales target audience. I only test drove the RX-8 because it was early on a Saturday and I had some time to kill. If I'm "tearing down someone elses decision", then sorry to whoever now feels like crap because of what some random guy on the internet said about their car. All this animosity makes for a fun thread!
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Originally posted by Chuck Clifford
I took one of those wheeled feet counters and took it to a deserted road out on an old bombing test range that was in pretty good condition. I walked off 1320 ft, marking off start and finish with some spray paint, and had my buddy stand right on the finish line with a digital video camera he had borrowed from work that measures time in tenth of a second. We set up, that I would honk my horn 5 equal times and on the fifth time he started the camera and I launched right on the 5th honk from a 6K clutch dump and he ran the camera through the finish. I hit all the gears pretty well, shifts were at approximately 8700 RPM and the camera time at the finish was 13.20. Now taking into account the speed of sound at sea level on a 70 degree day would add 1.17 seconds to the time, which would be 14.37 sec. We repeated this 4 times with my best being my first, the 14.37, and the others were 13.40 (14.57), 14.0 (15.17) slight miss on third gear, 13.80 (14.97) bogged down a little at launch. I did not have download software, or a computer available prior to giving back the camera, so I reviewed all runs and wrote down the results. Maybe someone else can try this where they are at and post results.

Oh my... You are joking right?
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It is a thread about peoples fastest quarter mile times, isn't it?

Oh, you mean this is another thread, that must abide by all of the great IKE's thread rules from his DEAD Forum that he unModerates.

Sorry Ike, I'll try not to break anymore of your thread killing absolute rules. Like I said before, I'll read and enjoy anyones experience, official or unofficial. If you don't like them rules, go home.

Its only you and your troll friends who think that getting a 14.57 low ET out of a couple of hundred RX-8 owners on this forum, makes it the official 1/4 mile for all 8000 RX-8's sold.

And no I was not kidding, its official in my book, cuz I don't live at a drag strip, and I don't believe that strips are the only people on earth that can accurately measure time and distance. It is an exact science that we can all do at home.

Ike, you never answered my previous post, of WHAT IS YOUR POINT. Buy an RX-8 Ike, you know you want to.
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Chuck,
I would repeat your test, but flick on your lights when you launch.
Have the camera allready running and pointed at the car, then have him pan to the finish line to get the finish.
This would be a better way to time, IMHO.
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Why not take it to a dragstrip and post your timeslips Chuck?
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