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01-29-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 532
Posted By blackmount

Keep in mind, going catless on something with a...

Keep in mind, going catless on something with a Turbo has a completely different effect then doing it on some thing naturally aspirated, especially a typical OEM Cat on something like a truck.

Not...
01-25-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 518
Posted By NotAPreppie

This only adds power in the sense that it won't...

This only adds power in the sense that it won't reduce power when you lose control.
Otherwise, this will do nothing to improve power output.

Leave it turned on so it can save your life and the...
01-23-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By NotAPreppie

Your MAF rate is a little low and LTFT a little...

Your MAF rate is a little low and LTFT a little high but not enough that I'd expect it would cause a misfire. You might have a vacuum leak but, if so, it's really small so I'd bark up other trees for...
01-14-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 241
Sticky Brake FAQ
Views: 117,604
Posted By IamFodi

I was responding to a question about the...

I was responding to a question about the benefits, not the downsides. ;)

But if we want to talk about the cracking: Yes, of course they're more prone to cracking. To be fair, though, that's not...
01-14-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 241
Sticky Brake FAQ
Views: 117,604
Posted By wankelbolt

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rx8club.com-vbull...

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Supercars are more a slave to fashion than ordinary...
01-08-2019, 12:08 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,269
Posted By Loki

Surely there are better examples of a properly...

Surely there are better examples of a properly set up turbo than an X3 :) Take a Civic Type R or a Focus RS. It's a solved problem, as long as the engineers are asked to actually solve it.
12-28-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By NotAPreppie

I don't know how the prices translate to the...

I don't know how the prices translate to the European market (I'm guessing it's not just a straight exchange rate since the markets for such a niche product are different) but a replacement motor...
12-24-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 22,214
Posted By NotAPreppie

The BS claim was 250 for the 6-port 6MT. After...

The BS claim was 250 for the 6-port 6MT. After being called on it, Mazda USA revised the number down to 238. Then the SAE revised the scale and it magically became 232 (with no actual change in...
12-10-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 490
Posted By UnknownJinX

Well, I wouldn't Zoom-Zoom before you are sure...

Well, I wouldn't Zoom-Zoom before you are sure the ignition components are all okay, along with the catalytic converter(just to make sure it's not clogged or otherwise damaged). Once you make sure...
12-09-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By Loki

Were the ignition coils changed during engine...

Were the ignition coils changed during engine replacement? If not do noy drive this car until thry are changed/verified. Engines don't kill cats, its the opposite: poor ignition kills the cat,...
12-08-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 142
Posted By NotAPreppie

On a scale of 1 to 10, how old are you?

On a scale of 1 to 10, how old are you?
12-05-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8,938
Views: 971,875
Posted By wankelbolt

That's correct. But only if they are inciting...

That's correct. But only if they are inciting violence, and then they should 100% be arrested.
They cannot be arrested for stating an unpopular opinion that does not incite violence.
The courts and...
11-28-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 142,332
Posted By 9krpmrx8

Wow, now even the cars look like SUV's.

Wow, now even the cars look like SUV's.
11-21-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,024
Posted By Jedi54

2019 IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship Season Discussion

A new season is almost upon us stay tuned for new updates.


2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Schedule:

Jan. 4-6 Roar Before Rolex 24
Jan. 24-27 Rolex 24 at Daytona
March...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
08-19-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 966
Views: 117,542
Posted By Tamra

New look for "Riley" before we head out to...

New look for "Riley" before we head out to nationals. Tested a few more changes today and the car felt the best she ever has, so we are getting excited! Fingers crossed that all goes well at the most...
08-11-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,716
Posted By BigCajun

Rebuilding engines for ten years and needs help...

Rebuilding engines for ten years and needs help to find a burning smell.
Mad skillz bro.

Btw, I was a professional mechanic for 10 years and got out of it to get into a better career as a CNC...
07-27-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,269
Posted By BigCajun

Good story. Also cool that you snapped a pic...

Good story.

Also cool that you snapped a pic of it at a gas pump.

:yelrotflm
07-23-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By NotAPreppie

Lower temp thermostats are almost useless. My OEM...

Lower temp thermostats are almost useless. My OEM thermo opens at 174F anyway.
07-03-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,401
Posted By Loki

I love the "yeah screw the guys that provide a...

I love the "yeah screw the guys that provide a plug and play kit with warranty. Also, how do I make all these pieces I bought fit on the car?". What a joke.
06-13-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 901
Posted By Loki

Is the coolant smell coming from the engine bay...

Is the coolant smell coming from the engine bay or from the exhaust? That would narrow things down.
05-29-2018, 01:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 679
Posted By Brettus

Stage 1 : read the section on power upgrades ...

Stage 1 : read the section on power upgrades
Stage 2 : realise you are SOL
Stage 3 : sell rx8 and buy a car with power
05-24-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 454
Posted By New Yorker

It's interesting, but if I were interested in...

It's interesting, but if I were interested in getting an RX-8, I might look for a mint condition "roller" needing a new engine. My thinking? I get to control the entire "getting a new engine"...
05-01-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 389
Posted By NotAPreppie

Don't compromise on quality for the sake of...

Don't compromise on quality for the sake of convenience.

Sure, pulling your engine and arranging freight to take it to a good rebuilder is inconvenient. But you know what's a complete and total...
04-18-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 713
Posted By Loki

I like where this is going. Perhaps we can...

I like where this is going. Perhaps we can harvest the oil in some renewable fashion. If we only need 8L every few months, surely having a pet whale and a lyposuction device would set you right up....
04-16-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,012
Posted By Goumba

I've never had nor driven a S2, but I've owned a...

I've never had nor driven a S2, but I've owned a AP1 and a S1. Before I get into my opinion, let me first say that I'm a driving instructor for everything short of drifting, but I do also drift on my...
04-03-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,824
Posted By ASH8

As usual goes straight over your head..:) ...

As usual goes straight over your head..:)

What you don't think Australia has the same population as you?...you guys really need to get out more mate, and see the world maybe. ;)
What I mentioned...
04-01-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 1,511
Views: 147,847
Posted By Loki

Hey man, this thread is for new owners to ask...

Hey man, this thread is for new owners to ask specific questions. If you have a particular belief, start a thread with supporting evidence, and we can beat the horse there.
02-11-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,182
Posted By Brettus

Quoted for posterity ...........

Quoted for posterity ...........
12-23-2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,027
Posted By TeamRX8

You should not under any circumstances use the...

You should not under any circumstances use the scissors jack for maintenance or regular useage. It’s only intended to get the tire off the ground to replace a flat tire. Anything else a a...
12-20-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,203
Posted By Loki

I think you're way over thinking it. The odds...

I think you're way over thinking it. The odds that it grenades one day out of the blue are no higher than the odds of any other engine grenading. The more likely scenario is it becomes harder to...
12-18-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3,424
Views: 293,452
Posted By TeamRX8

Seems surprising for an S2 pump. If it were an...

Seems surprising for an S2 pump. If it were an S1 I recommend replacing it now. For an S2 I’d recommend replacing the internal filter assembly which includes the main body & siphon. Someone else...
12-12-2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 504
Posted By NotAPreppie

Is it just me or are 9k and Team slowly merging?

Is it just me or are 9k and Team slowly merging?
12-04-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By Loki

In addition to that ^^^, if you had to replace...

In addition to that ^^^, if you had to replace the coils, check that your catalytic converter hasn't been damaged. Take it down and check it visually. If it's clogged or broken, don't drive on it.
11-17-2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By acroy

what will happen first: Tesla goes 0-60 in...

what will happen first:

Tesla goes 0-60 in 1.9sec
or
Tesla goes out of business?

the race is on!
11-16-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 453
Posted By sonicsdaman

will it be your only car? the civic is...

will it be your only car?
the civic is probably the better of the two, read the new owners thread, then re-read it about 12 times Read this!...
11-16-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By NotAPreppie

Never flooded my car and I've shut it down cold...

Never flooded my car and I've shut it down cold many times.

If your starter, battery, and ignition system are healthy, flooding shouldn't be an issue.

If you're feeling paranoid, blip the...
11-06-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3,424
Views: 293,452
Posted By Jedi54

Oh you know, just went out for leisurely drive...

Oh you know, just went out for leisurely drive with a few friends...


...
11-02-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 989
Posted By NotAPreppie

Just make sure you use MAF cleaner and not brake...

Just make sure you use MAF cleaner and not brake cleaner or any other harsh solvents. I've spoken to people who have used the latter and ended up buying new MAF sensors as a result.
10-27-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 742
Posted By ASH8

Omg..

Omg..
10-25-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 468
Posted By TeamRX8

....

....
10-24-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 468
Posted By 9krpmrx8

Don't do it kid. Get a Civic Si or something.

Don't do it kid. Get a Civic Si or something.
10-24-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 468
Posted By Andrew5190

Read this about 10 times:...

Read this about 10 times: https://www.rx8club.com/new-member-forum-197/new-potential-owners-start-here-202454/

This is not a great first car. I'd pursue other avenues if I were you.
10-22-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By BigCajun

There are a gazillion posts on this, and almost...

There are a gazillion posts on this, and almost as many opinions.
Mazda uses synthetic oil in Japan, but they don't recommend it in the U.S., probably because of MPG.
...
10-19-2017, 07:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 839
Posted By TeamRX8

Maybe not that hard to find ...

Maybe not that hard to find ...
10-04-2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,033
Posted By 9krpmrx8

TX Have you done any research? Found many "good...

Have you done any research? Found many "good guy" threads or other positive threads about Bennett? If you think $200.00 is a lot of money on this car then you are in for a world of hurt.
09-30-2017, 07:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 696
Posted By gwilliams6

I agree, the BHR ignition is the best way to...

I agree, the BHR ignition is the best way to upgrade your ignition, especially if you plan to track it. And the BHR ignition kit should last the life of your car. I have it on my RX8 and it is still...
09-23-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By Loki

What's your budget? The going favorite these days...

What's your budget? The going favorite these days is Ohlins, but it's about $2000. Bilstein PSS is the more reasonable alternative with good qualities. Tein is OK if you really don't have the money...
09-07-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 142,332
Posted By 9krpmrx8

It will be a proof of concept maybe but no hybrid...

It will be a proof of concept maybe but no hybrid buyer will buy anything rotary versus the competitions piston engine hybrids.

Mazda should focus on a sports car and forget the rotary. ...
08-18-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,301
Posted By NotAPreppie

RP isn't bad but it's also not particularly good....

RP isn't bad but it's also not particularly good. There are better for similar or less money.
08-03-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,463
Posted By 9krpmrx8

Yes the BHR are a one time purchase if you plan...

Yes the BHR are a one time purchase if you plan on keeping the car for a long while and most of the time you can get most of your money back selling the kit. The BHR kit would also be a performance...
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