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Forum: RX-8 Racing
09-23-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,743
Posted By John V

I haven't posted in quite a while, but work...

I haven't posted in quite a while, but work continues. A while back I made some engine mount brackets for the car. It took me longer than I'd like to get these done but I wanted to make sure that...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
08-29-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,176
Posted By John V

Nice looking build. What did you have to do to...

Nice looking build. What did you have to do to get the ABS to work?
Forum: RX-8 Racing
08-28-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,437
Posted By John V

We've gotten CAN functionality working through...

We've gotten CAN functionality working through Megasquirt on the BMW, so I'm hoping we can get the same working on the RX-8. I would definitely not want to run a stock ECU...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
07-30-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By John V

My understanding is that the 5-speed is...

My understanding is that the 5-speed is internally identical to the FD RX-7 TT transmission (and therefore the same as the FC RX-7 TII trans). If that's the case, it's very strong - it's what I'm...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
07-25-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 985
Posted By John V

Spools work great for drag racing, but when most...

Spools work great for drag racing, but when most of us say "handling" we mean turns.

They can be made to work for road racing and autocross. I had a spool in my car when I bought it and it does...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
07-24-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 985
Posted By John V

Sure, if you want to ruin the handling. ...

Sure, if you want to ruin the handling.

Wavetracs are junk.
Forum: RX-8 Racing
07-24-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 985
Posted By John V

And you also have to know whether it's the diff...

And you also have to know whether it's the diff or something else in your setup causing the problem you're chasing. It's easy to convince yourself you're fighting a suspension problem when it's...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
07-23-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 985
Posted By John V

The 1/1.5/2 "way" differential discussion always...

The 1/1.5/2 "way" differential discussion always confuses things. It makes a lot more sense to talk about how strongly a differential locks (or doesn't) when it's forward-driven versus reverse...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
07-12-2018, 05:39 AM
Replies: 952
Views: 105,147
Posted By John V

Penske lists the double digressive pistons for...

Penske lists the double digressive pistons for $140/ea. I'm sure you can get them cheaper if you work with one of the usual damper rebuild companies...?

There are people in the SCCA Autocross...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
07-11-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By John V

I've always used a hydraulic press to push in...

I've always used a hydraulic press to push in wheel studs, including the long ARPs on both ends of my RX-8. :dunno:
Forum: RX-8 Racing
07-11-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 952
Views: 105,147
Posted By John V

Given that the double digressive pistons are just...

Given that the double digressive pistons are just not that expensive, I'd skip the VDPs and go with the double digressive. I don't have shock pot data but the sharp pavement transitions at Lincoln...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
07-10-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By John V

-3.5 is without a doubt not too much for a double...

-3.5 is without a doubt not too much for a double wishbone car. I run around -4.5 on a car with struts.
Forum: RX-8 Racing
07-10-2018, 06:13 AM
Replies: 952
Views: 105,147
Posted By John V

Hard to tell from the picture but that looks like...

Hard to tell from the picture but that looks like a linear piston and shim stack, which you definitely do not want anyway.
Forum: RX-8 Racing
07-09-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 994
Posted By John V

It's not a terrible car for SCCA C Street, but if...

It's not a terrible car for SCCA C Street, but if you run primarily on index I think you've got an uphill battle. The ND Miata is a better car for CS.

They're great STX cars, maybe not top of the...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
07-05-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,743
Posted By John V

Options are good, if they fit. In this case, not...

Options are good, if they fit. In this case, not a good option :)
Forum: RX-8 Racing
07-05-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,743
Posted By John V

The Ronin diff is designed for the Explorer diff...

The Ronin diff is designed for the Explorer diff with two front mounting ears. They're plentiful, cheap, and very easy to find.
Forum: RX-8 Racing
07-03-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,743
Posted By John V

I've driven an RX-8 on Teins and thought it was...

I've driven an RX-8 on Teins and thought it was terrible, but that was ten years ago.

With wheel hop, I don't expect to have any issues. The rear diff is solid-mounted to the subframe, which is...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
07-03-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,743
Posted By John V

315/30/18 Hoosier A7s. They fit relatively well...

315/30/18 Hoosier A7s. They fit relatively well at the 4x4 ride height the car is at right now, as the wheel travels in the wheel well it impacts the pinch weld behind the tire with steering lock, so...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
07-01-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,743
Posted By John V

ABS module relocation to facilitate installation...

ABS module relocation to facilitate installation of the intake manifold, and the only belt-driven accessory I plan to run.. an alternator.
...
06-30-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 40,424
Posted By John V

No, I have something else planned but need to...

No, I have something else planned but need to make sure it'll work first. Waiting on parts to make that happen.
06-30-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 40,424
Posted By John V

Shifter location mostly (too far forward). But...

Shifter location mostly (too far forward). But neither one is strong enough to hold up to the torque that this setup will make.
06-28-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 40,424
Posted By John V

The 3.0 is an ancient V6. The 2.5 is a modern 4...

The 3.0 is an ancient V6. The 2.5 is a modern 4 cylinder.

There are many changes required to make it fit with the stock firewall. The stock transmissions from the RX8 and MX5 don't work.
Forum: RX-8 Racing
06-27-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,743
Posted By John V

It's heavy and I think it contributes to wheel...

It's heavy and I think it contributes to wheel hop.
06-27-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 40,424
Posted By John V

It fits perfectly. There is no need to cut the...

It fits perfectly. There is no need to cut the firewall. Some work needs to be done to the water outlet on the rear of the cylinder head and the cowl needs to be cut as shown in the pic above, but...
06-23-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 40,424
Posted By John V

As it turns out, the MZR (2.5L) fits nicely...

As it turns out, the MZR (2.5L) fits nicely without cutting into the firewall.
...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
06-23-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By John V

Megan racing :lol:

Megan racing :lol:
Forum: RX-8 Racing
06-21-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 952
Views: 105,147
Posted By John V

Progressive external bump stops are always a good...

Progressive external bump stops are always a good idea, and can be a very useful tuning tool.
Forum: RX-8 Racing
06-20-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,743
Posted By John V

There are several modifications to the subframe,...

There are several modifications to the subframe, steering rack and some other stuff to fit the engine. But it's in, and the steering rack (MX-5) clears (barely) and fits in the stock location....
Forum: RX-8 Racing
06-19-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,743
Posted By John V

The kit is very well engineered. I've now got the...

The kit is very well engineered. I've now got the subframe back in the car and it was a piece of cake to get the diff installed. Plenty of clearance to get to all of the fasteners.

Maybe one of...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
06-18-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,743
Posted By John V

Recommend you get ahold of Brett at Fusion Works...

Recommend you get ahold of Brett at Fusion Works Fabrication and ask him.
Forum: RX-8 Racing
06-18-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,743
Posted By John V

Yeah, definitely not going to miss that thing.

Yeah, definitely not going to miss that thing.
Forum: RX-8 Racing
06-15-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,743
Posted By John V

Continuing work on the 8.8 swap. Final test fit...

Continuing work on the 8.8 swap. Final test fit before grinding everything clean and welding.
...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
06-06-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,743
Posted By John V

There is no easy button for putting an MZR (of...

There is no easy button for putting an MZR (of any flavor) into the RX-8. The V8 roadsters subframe makes moving the engine mount location easier as compared to the stamped and welded stock MX-5...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
05-26-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,743
Posted By John V

Time to make the bushings for the front of the...

Time to make the bushings for the front of the final drive. Bit of a weird configuration, so I made the bushing as two pieces, a complex shape that presses into the front ears of the diff, and a disc...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
05-25-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,743
Posted By John V

Sort of. The MX-5 subframe doesn't help as much...

Sort of. The MX-5 subframe doesn't help as much as I'd hoped it would. The engine is ending up quite a bit removed from where it sits in an MX-5 because of the RX-8's firewall.
Forum: RX-8 Racing
05-25-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,743
Posted By John V

2.5L MZR (Duratec) from a Mazda 6.

2.5L MZR (Duratec) from a Mazda 6.
Forum: RX-8 Racing
05-25-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,743
Posted By John V

More fun racy parts courtesy of Fusion Works...

More fun racy parts courtesy of Fusion Works Fabrication. New series 2 front lower control arms with spherical bearings. I wish I could claim some sweet fab skills for these, but all I did was...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
05-25-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,743
Posted By John V

If you look closely you can see the engine I'm...

If you look closely you can see the engine I'm using in one of the pictures... :)
Forum: RX-8 Racing
05-25-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,743
Posted By John V

I found time this week to make the bushings for...

I found time this week to make the bushings for the rear mount on the lathe. The bushing ears that Ronin fabricated are designed to accept a factory or aftermarket rear isolator for the RX-8. I chose...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
05-21-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,743
Posted By John V

I'm at a bit of a standstill until I make the...

I'm at a bit of a standstill until I make the bushings for the front and rear mounts of the diff. The Ronin guys expect you to use the factory Ford (rubber) front mount and a stock RX-8 rear mount,...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
05-21-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,743
Posted By John V

The final drive is upside down in this picture....

The final drive is upside down in this picture. The inside houses an open differential with 3.73 gears. I think that's the gear ratio I'll start off with, but I may need to go shorter in the future...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
05-21-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,743
Posted By John V

Anyway, onto the Ronin kit. The kit is...

Anyway, onto the Ronin kit.

The kit is really well packed and comes with everything. I'll go into what "everything" is as I go along.
...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
05-21-2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,743
Posted By John V

SCCA Street Modified RX-8

I guess this is what happens when I get bored... I decide to post threads. I've been (slowly) working on developing an '04 RX-8 (base!) for SCCA Autocross, in the Street Modified class. For the past...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
05-09-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 952
Views: 105,147
Posted By John V

You drove very well and the car looks hooked up....

You drove very well and the car looks hooked up. Nice work. I'm continually reminded that I need to accelerate the pace of my SM RX-8 build. I didn't intentionally sandbag on the right course, but...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
05-08-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,437
Posted By John V

Try DTC-15 or -5 if they still sell those?

Try DTC-15 or -5 if they still sell those?
Forum: RX-8 Racing
05-08-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,437
Posted By John V

I would hope the ABS would engage when you...

I would hope the ABS would engage when you threshold brake. That's kind of the point.
Forum: RX-8 Racing
05-03-2018, 05:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,437
Posted By John V

I'm having trouble resolving your two statements....

I'm having trouble resolving your two statements. On one hand, you can threshold brake as well as in a car with ABS. On the other hand, you're apparently having problems with the fronts locking.
...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
05-02-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,437
Posted By John V

56 pounds? That sounds like a really bad tradeoff.

56 pounds? That sounds like a really bad tradeoff.
Forum: RX-8 Racing
05-02-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,437
Posted By John V

ABS systems in modern cars are one of the ways...

ABS systems in modern cars are one of the ways the manufacturers control brake bias.

Why would you disable the ABS?
04-20-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 31
{ FS } 2005 Part-Out
Views: 2,945
Posted By John V

Rack is still available.

Rack is still available.
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