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Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 02-20-2018, 03:52 PM
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Posted By keck03
Sorry to hear that about your motor.. If it...

Sorry to hear that about your motor.. If it helps you feel better, my motor lasted less than a year after I saw low to mid 90s on my comp test so it may have only been a matter of time.
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 01-25-2018, 03:37 PM
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Views: 650,920
Posted By keck03
You feel a difference but its not a "OMG this is...

You feel a difference but its not a "OMG this is totally worth rebuilding the motor because my car is so fast now" feeling.
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 01-23-2018, 01:15 PM
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Views: 650,920
Posted By keck03
I have only used stock rx8 plugs. I questioned...

I have only used stock rx8 plugs. I questioned it to a couple of shops and tuners because I always ran 1 step colder plugs with a smaller gap in my other heavily boosted car. They said "right out...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 01-19-2018, 04:37 PM
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Views: 650,920
Posted By keck03
Sorry but no idea of specs. My car was at a...

Sorry but no idea of specs. My car was at a rotary shop while they were hunting down an under boost leak. Thats how they noticed the crack since they would strap the car down to the rollers to...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 01-02-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10,983
Views: 650,920
Posted By keck03
I would just install the CAI from rx8 performance...

I would just install the CAI from rx8 performance and have MM tune from there. When he tuned mine back in the day, he started with his Turbo tune and tweaked it from there. I do not know if he has...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 12-29-2017, 04:30 PM
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Views: 650,920
Posted By keck03
I actually bought the yellow "paintable" brake...

I actually bought the yellow "paintable" brake caliper paint to paint the SC cover to match my car but I have been too much of a wuss to do it in case I need to sell the supercharger to fund the next...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 12-29-2017, 04:28 PM
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Views: 650,920
Posted By keck03
I am running both the Torque and separate gauges....

I am running both the Torque and separate gauges. I found that the Torque app reads a slightly leaner number under load than my separate wideband plumbed into my midpipe. I would def recommend...
Forum: NE RX-8 Forum 11-30-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By keck03
Its really odd you have issues. I always found...

Its really odd you have issues. I always found PA to be an easier state for inspections. I have never had an issue getting any of my modified cars inspected in this state. Only two more years till...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 11-13-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10,983
Views: 650,920
Posted By keck03
Keep me updated! I finally got the ignition...

Keep me updated! I finally got the ignition hopefully sorted out so I am now revving it back up to 8-9k and the car feels great. Right in time to garage store it for the winter.

I really want...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 08-17-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 625
Posted By keck03
Oh and be sure to prime the water pump for the IC...

Oh and be sure to prime the water pump for the IC !
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 08-17-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 625
Posted By keck03
Othersyde feel free to PM me questions when you...

Othersyde feel free to PM me questions when you get back and start putting it together. Or if you need more pics. That RRP pulley kit is a really nice upgrade. I was starting to get worried that...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 08-01-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,457
Posted By keck03
Personally I think it blocks airflow. I...

Personally I think it blocks airflow. I typically have higher coolant temps than NA cars. I also rode in a turbo 8 who had a A2A IC in the same position and his temps were higher than mine.

I...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 07-19-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10,983
Views: 650,920
Posted By keck03
I read through this whole thread. Several people...

I read through this whole thread. Several people had Pettit install low compression rotors when they blew their motors but it seemed to coincide with the release of the Stage 3 kit. It also looked...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 07-06-2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10,983
Views: 650,920
Posted By keck03
Oh and in case either of you were wondering. My...

Oh and in case either of you were wondering. My supercharger was installed at 24k. I bought the car at 26k. I went from stage 2 to stage 3 at 28k. I blew the motor at 43k. I did a compression...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 07-06-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10,983
Views: 650,920
Posted By keck03
So i FINALLY got my car back from the shop doing...

So i FINALLY got my car back from the shop doing the reman swap with a street port and RA superseals after 13 weeks. Its still in the break in period so my revs are below 4k. That pulley setup from...
Forum: Series I Major Horsepower Upgrades 07-06-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,457
Posted By keck03
How may psi are you running? All stage 2 and...

How may psi are you running? All stage 2 and stage 3 kits come with an air to water aftercooler. I have had a temp gauge in the coolant line for it and the temps are lowish. I read through the...
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