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Forum: Series I Aftermarket Performance Modifications 03-20-2015, 09:08 PM
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Posted By RIWWP
^ Fortunately there isn't a single other data...

^ Fortunately there isn't a single other data point on his chart, and he spends 100% of his driving time at peak power, so the "2hp" gain is really really terrible... :rolleyes:
Forum: New Member Forum 10-14-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 556,180
Posted By RIWWP
Premix (Updated October 14th 2013) (Copied...

Premix (Updated October 14th 2013)

(Copied from the Newbie's Modding thread, if there are variances between them please send me a PM so I can correct)
Premix thread:...
Forum: New Member Forum 10-14-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 556,180
Posted By RIWWP
How do I shut off an RX-8? (re-write) This...

How do I shut off an RX-8? (re-write)
This somewhat ridiculous question keeps popping up recently. Other than the obvious "turn the key counter clockwise and remove", there is literally nothing...
Forum: New Member Forum 10-14-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 556,180
Posted By RIWWP
Warm it up before hard driving! (re-write) This...

Warm it up before hard driving! (re-write)
This is true for ANY car out there. Not just rotaries. Let the car warm up before you start mashing the throttle or revving the snot out of it. Keep light...
Forum: New Member Forum 10-14-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 556,180
Posted By RIWWP
I have a Flashing Check Engine Light! (Updated...

I have a Flashing Check Engine Light! (Updated October 23rd 2013)
https://www.rx8club.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=199039&stc=1&d=1382552327

A flashing Check Engine light in any modern Mazda...
Forum: New Member Forum 10-14-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 556,180
Posted By RIWWP
What does the Check Engine Light (CEL) Mean?: ...

What does the Check Engine Light (CEL) Mean?: (Updated October 14th 2013)
http://japanautocare.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/check-engine-light.jpg

The Check Engine Light, also known as a CEL or...
Forum: New Member Forum 10-14-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 556,180
Posted By RIWWP
Want more technical information from Mazda?:...

Want more technical information from Mazda?: (re-write)
Attached is a PDF page from Mazda regarding some of the more specifics, including the engine limitations of the various configurations, and...
Forum: New Member Forum 10-14-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 556,180
Posted By RIWWP
4 port or 6 port, which cars had which?: (Updated...

4 port or 6 port, which cars had which?: (Updated January 6th 2014)

At first release, there were two different basic engine designs. The 4-port and the 6-port. (In Europe and some other regions,...
Forum: New Member Forum 10-14-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 556,180
Posted By RIWWP
So what is this engine anyway? It's not a piston...

So what is this engine anyway? It's not a piston engine?: (review)
You may have heard that this engine is not a piston engine. This is correct. The RX-8 is powered by a rotary engine, based on the...
Forum: New Member Forum 10-14-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 556,180
Posted By RIWWP
Power Modifications: (Updated January 26th 2013) ...

Power Modifications: (Updated January 26th 2013)
Newbie's Guide to Modding the RX-8: https://www.rx8club.com/rx-8-discussion-3/newbies-guide-modding-rx-8-a-233937/ (I wrote that one too!)
2004-2008...
Forum: New Member Forum 10-14-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 556,180
Posted By RIWWP
So how much power do we have anyway?: (re-write) ...

So how much power do we have anyway?: (re-write)
Officially, the RX-8 produces somewhere between 228hp and 238hp, depending on what publication you look at. Mazda kept revising the numbers, but the...
Forum: New Member Forum 10-14-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 556,180
Posted By RIWWP
Automatic vs Manual: (Updated November 13th 2013)...

Automatic vs Manual: (Updated November 13th 2013)
The Manual is overall faster and quicker than the automatic, enough though they both produce about the same amount of torque, or acceleration Gs...
Forum: New Member Forum 10-14-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 556,180
Posted By RIWWP
Young Owners: (This was writen to one specific...

Young Owners:
(This was writen to one specific owner, but I am leaving it with the personal and targeted verbage)
A side note added: about a year after I wrote this to that specific owner, he...
Forum: New Member Forum 08-13-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 556,180
Posted By RIWWP
Which oil to use (Updated October 11th 2013) ...

Which oil to use (Updated October 11th 2013)
The most debated question in the community, bordering on a religious war, so I won't try to cover every point here.

It boils down to deciding for...
Forum: New Member Forum 06-26-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 556,180
Posted By RIWWP
Cold Weather (re-write) I would recommend...

Cold Weather (re-write)
I would recommend working on getting a set of alternate rims and winter tires. The rims can be complete garbage (mine are mismatched ), but it makes any winter condition...
Forum: New Member Forum 06-06-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 556,180
Posted By RIWWP
pending

pending
Forum: New Member Forum 04-30-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,566
Posted By RIWWP
Classifieds: Entire cars

https://www.rx8club.com/rx-8s-sale-wanted-43/%2A-%2A-%2A-%2A-fs-wtb-rules-please-read-before-any-transactions-take-place-%2A-%2A-%2A-%2A-21885/
Classifieds: Entire cars
Forum: New Member Forum 04-29-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 556,180
Posted By RIWWP
Cost of Ownership. (Consider for deletion) The...

Cost of Ownership. (Consider for deletion)
The cost of owning this car isn't low. It's not as high as some people think, but it is alot higher than people expect that aren't actually thinking it...
Forum: New Member Forum 03-01-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 556,180
Posted By RIWWP
Gas Mileage: (review) If you are considering,...

Gas Mileage: (review)
If you are considering, or have purchased, an 8, you will likely have one of 3 opinions on gas mileage:
1) I am buying a sports car, or won't be driving this regularly, so I...
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 08-23-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 73,840
Posted By RIWWP
Perhaps you should take a look to see what the...

Perhaps you should take a look to see what the light is officially called, and we can go from there:
...
Forum: New Member Forum 07-04-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 302,673
Posted By RIWWP
Flooded with things to adjust/update. A short...

Flooded with things to adjust/update. A short list here for the changes coming:

Update 7/21/2012
Adjustments to information points:
- CRH indicated he will get me more clarity on lightweight...
Forum: RX-8 Discussion 06-20-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 356,093
Posted By RIWWP
https://www.rx8club.com/showthread.php?t=202454 ...

https://www.rx8club.com/showthread.php?t=202454




If the prospect of engine failure scares you, this isn't the car for you. Read the rest of that thread to open your eyes to ownership. You...
Forum: New Member Forum 05-31-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 302,673
Posted By RIWWP
Suspension Modifications Wheels, Tires,...

Suspension Modifications

Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension subforum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes & Suspension - RX8Club.com (https://www.rx8club.com/forumdisplay.php?f=55)

Guideline: Every single...
Forum: New Member Forum 05-31-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 302,673
Posted By RIWWP
BLOWING YOUR ENGINE What is the penalty for...

BLOWING YOUR ENGINE

What is the penalty for engine failure from a poor tune or too much boost or overheating the side seal springs?


Apparent side seal failure
Note the missing side seal in...
Forum: New Member Forum 05-31-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 302,673
Posted By RIWWP
POWER MODIFICATIONS (continued, engine swaps) ...

POWER MODIFICATIONS (continued, engine swaps)


"Adding" a rotor to make it a 3-rotor:
(will void all warranties)

Written by RotaryGod:


4port engine to 6port engine swap (covers AT to MT...
Forum: New Member Forum 05-31-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 302,673
Posted By RIWWP
POWER MODIFICATIONS (continued) ECU Tune ...

POWER MODIFICATIONS (continued)

ECU Tune
(will void the warranty if found)
In 2013, ECU tuning options became available for the Series2 RX-8 as well. MazdaEdit seems to be the more favored,...
Forum: New Member Forum 05-31-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 302,673
Posted By RIWWP
Power Modifications Putting power at the...

Power Modifications

Putting power at the top, because that is what everyone goes for first.

Guideline: Estimated power 'caps' are ~230whp NA and ~400whp turbocharged. That being said, getting...
Forum: New Member Forum 05-31-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 302,673
Posted By RIWWP
Newbie's Guide to Modding the RX-8

The content of this thread is also available in a much more user friendly website here: rx8help.com (http://www.rx8help.com)

Changes still in progress as people send me updates, corrections,...
Forum: New Member Forum 08-06-2010, 12:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 556,180
Posted By RIWWP
Importance of Ignition Health: (review) ...

Importance of Ignition Health: (review)
************************ READ THIS!!!! ************************

One of the most often overlooked or ignored parts of RX-8 ownership is the health of the...
Forum: New Member Forum 08-06-2010, 12:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 556,180
Posted By RIWWP
Specific Issues: (improve) TSBs (Technical...

Specific Issues: (improve)

TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins)
You should familiarize yourself with the official Mazda TSBs here:...
Forum: New Member Forum 08-06-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 556,180
Posted By RIWWP
General issues to keep in mind: (re-write) ...

General issues to keep in mind: (re-write)
Troubleshooting subforum: 2004-2008: https://www.rx8club.com/forumdisplay.php?f=95 2009+: https://www.rx8club.com/forumdisplay.php?f=160
DIYs subforum:...
Forum: New Member Forum 08-06-2010, 11:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 556,180
Posted By RIWWP
Cooling Cooling Cooling! (Updated October 21st...

Cooling Cooling Cooling! (Updated October 21st 2013)
It is my opinion that more Renesis engines are lost due to cooling system failures than anything else. Perhaps it was not always the case, but as...
Forum: New Member Forum 08-06-2010, 11:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 556,180
Posted By RIWWP
Flooding: (Updated February 15th 2014) Another...

Flooding: (Updated February 15th 2014)
Another major complaint about the RX-8 is the tendency to "flood".

What is flooding?
Flooding, per the rotary engine term, is when there is too much...
Forum: New Member Forum 08-06-2010, 11:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 556,180
Posted By RIWWP
The oil burning story: (Updated February 15th...

The oil burning story: (Updated February 15th 2014)
One of THE MOST pervasive complaints about the RX-8 is how it burns oil. Everything from neighbors to arm chair racers to magazine editors like to...
Forum: New Member Forum 08-06-2010, 11:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 556,180
Posted By RIWWP
The engine failure story: (Updated October 14th...

The engine failure story: (Updated October 14th 2013)
RX-8 engines don't have a very good reputation. Unfortuantely, the reputation is well deserved. Fortunately, the general public at large has it...
Forum: New Member Forum 08-06-2010, 11:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 556,180
Posted By RIWWP
Up top, for a reason: ;) The best way to search...

Up top, for a reason: ;)
The best way to search this forum:
RX-8 Club has tons of information on hand. And I mean tons. Literally. Add up the weight of everyone's brain, and it will be several...
Forum: New Member Forum 08-06-2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 556,180
Posted By RIWWP
New and Potential Owners START HERE!

The content of this thread is also available in a much more user friendly website here: rx8help.com (http://www.rx8help.com)

If you are a new owner or are thinking about becoming an owner,...
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