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02-19-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,030
Posted By Vaillant

I might be interested, too. I'm looking for some...

I might be interested, too. I'm looking for some cheap wheels to put some R compound rubber for track days. I'll keep an eye out for your next post.
08-01-2009, 05:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 39,295
Posted By Vaillant

Thanks!

After listening to the stupid gauge pod rattle for far too long, I finally did something about it today. These instructions were very helpful, so I'm happy to say the rattle is now gone.

Thanks...
03-19-2007, 08:55 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 25,555
Posted By Vaillant

Same problem for me, too. The dealer changed the...

Same problem for me, too. The dealer changed the oil to RP at my 30k checkup and the smell was immediately apparent after the change. I figured it would go away, but about 3k or so miles later,...
03-13-2007, 08:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,186
Posted By Vaillant

What do Tupperware and a walrus have in common? ...

What do Tupperware and a walrus have in common?
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They are both always looking for a tighter seal.
03-13-2007, 06:38 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,384
Posted By Vaillant

I always figured that with the handbuilt Renesis...

I always figured that with the handbuilt Renesis engine, there must be some variables from engine to engine and that those that were getting better mileage must have a leaner air:fuel ratio helping...
03-06-2007, 01:26 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,384
Posted By Vaillant

This always surprises me. Most all of us get...

This always surprises me. Most all of us get mileage in the high teens, but there are a few people out there that get significantly better mileage. What's your cruising speed? I've done pretty...
03-05-2007, 02:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,384
Posted By Vaillant

I've always been curious about managing the air...

I've always been curious about managing the air under a car and how much it could help. Ferrari does it, so there must be a performance advantage. Is it so that they car run a diffuser, gain...
03-02-2007, 07:52 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,384
Posted By Vaillant

Well, this isn't really about money. It's more...

Well, this isn't really about money. It's more about what solutions can be found, and where the future of rotary engines can go.

Also, the range of the car (meaning frequent fill ups) is...
03-02-2007, 07:32 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,384
Posted By Vaillant

Lightbulb How do we improve the mileage on our cars? A brainstorming session

How do we improve the mileage on our cars?

First off, what we have is an engine that has great power to weight, but poor fuel efficiency to power. Thatís what we have, so we canít do a whole lot...
01-16-2007, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By Vaillant

Okay, I found the Belkin model. catalog link...

Okay, I found the Belkin model. catalog link (http://www.belkin.com/ipod/5g/)
http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=193794

I can't find the Monster model. catalog link...
01-15-2007, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By Vaillant

Where did you end up getting it?

Where did you end up getting it?
01-15-2007, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By Vaillant

Thanks! I'll have a look at all of the ones the...

Thanks! I'll have a look at all of the ones the two of you recommended. I'll see if I can find some links.

~ Matt
01-09-2007, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By Vaillant

I want to power an iPod and get audio out with one device

When looking at the various car chargers for iPods, I see plenty that either a) power the iPod only or b) power the iPod and provide FM modulation.

However, I already have the AuxMod hooked up to...
01-02-2007, 08:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 20,764
Posted By Vaillant

What? The heater core is after the A/C, so this...

What? The heater core is after the A/C, so this doesn't make any sense at all. In fact, the BEST way to defrost a car is with the A/C on and the heater at full hot. This blows hot, dry air on the...
01-02-2007, 08:46 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,468
Posted By Vaillant

I had my 30k service done and Max Gear 75W-90 put...

I had my 30k service done and Max Gear 75W-90 put in the transmission.

My first impression was that the shifter effort is considerably lower. Now, after driving around a bit, I've also noticed...
12-13-2006, 04:27 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,468
Posted By Vaillant

Nevermind...their website has the info I want. ...

Nevermind...their website has the info I want.

Click me! (http://www.royalpurple.com/dealers/caa.html)

Also, based on the RX-8 manual, it looks like Max Gear is the way to go.

~ Matt
12-13-2006, 04:17 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,468
Posted By Vaillant

I think I'm going to go with Royal Purple. ...

I think I'm going to go with Royal Purple. Anyone know if any chains carry it? I'm over here in California, so we've got Pep Boys and Kragen as our big chains.

~ Matt
12-07-2006, 06:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,468
Posted By Vaillant

While I would think there wouldn't be much of a...

While I would think there wouldn't be much of a difference, there's already been one (cold transmission shift difficulties with Redline) that's come out. More than anything, though, I was hoping to...
12-07-2006, 01:28 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,468
Posted By Vaillant

Cool, thanks for the clarification.

Cool, thanks for the clarification.
12-05-2006, 07:04 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,468
Posted By Vaillant

Cool, so you've put on 30k miles with Royal...

Cool, so you've put on 30k miles with Royal Purple in your transmission and it has been consistant for the entire time? That's good to know. Thanks!

~ Matt
12-05-2006, 07:01 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,468
Posted By Vaillant

So, what you are saying is that before putting...

So, what you are saying is that before putting the Redline oil in, and after putting the Redline oil in, it felt the same and has continued to feel the same? (this is what I think you are saying)
...
12-05-2006, 06:01 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,468
Posted By Vaillant

Transmission Oil Life: Royal Purple versus Redline

Hey folks,
I'm due for my 30k service, so I figured it'd be a good time to put in some better oil into the transmission. I was going to put Redline in, but then a friend with an M3 heard of some...
10-12-2006, 05:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,449
Posted By Vaillant

I just (finally) ordered the RT-615s from Vulcan...

I just (finally) ordered the RT-615s from Vulcan Tire. I can't wait for them to arrive! The little bit of rain we've had here combined with my bald tires makes me a bit nervous!

~ Matt
08-10-2006, 07:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,449
Posted By Vaillant

That is the clearance price at Tire Rack. What's...

That is the clearance price at Tire Rack. What's interesting is that the OEM size (225-45-18) aren't on clearance and are $231 each.




If money was no object, I'd be driving a Ferrari...
08-10-2006, 05:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,449
Posted By Vaillant

Thanks for the advice. Right now I'm leaning...

Thanks for the advice. Right now I'm leaning towards the Falken's in the 245-40-18 size. I figure any bigger and you're just adding weight.
08-10-2006, 03:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,449
Posted By Vaillant

Tires: Falken Azenis RT-615 or Bridgestone S-03 or...?

Hey folks,
I need new tires, so I've started looking. I've searched this forum a bit, plus I have done some other online browsing. I'm going to go with a bigger tire on the stock rims, probably a...
05-26-2006, 04:58 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 113,978
Posted By Vaillant

Okay, thank you for the clarification. I wonder...

Okay, thank you for the clarification. I wonder what the RX8 Store midpipe with the catalytic converter weighs and if it buys anything in terms of weight savings?
05-26-2006, 12:08 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 113,978
Posted By Vaillant

Okay, so the RX8Store cat is really catless? Is...

Okay, so the RX8Store cat is really catless? Is that right? And it includes the midpipe?
05-25-2006, 09:35 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 113,978
Posted By Vaillant

I see that "Stock Cat & Midpipe - 23.2lbs" ...

I see that

"Stock Cat & Midpipe - 23.2lbs"

and

"RX8 Store Cat - 11.31lbs"

so, how much does the midpipe weigh or does the RX8 Store cat include it?
03-27-2006, 06:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 858
Posted By Vaillant

I totally agree!

I totally agree!
03-27-2006, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By Vaillant

Sorry about the repost. My bad. I scanned the...

Sorry about the repost. My bad. I scanned the front page and didn't see the other one.

Not a joke, though. I've seen LED lights used like this for an alarm clock at Sharper Image probably 5...
03-27-2006, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By Vaillant

Pimpstar Wheels

Normally I'm not a fan of the big dub wheels...but this is pretty sweet!

http://customwheel.com/custom_wheels/product_info.php/products_id/1687

Click on the "Click here to see them in...
03-24-2006, 06:26 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 12,615
Posted By Vaillant

Personally, I'd want the pad to follow the lines...

Personally, I'd want the pad to follow the lines that are already there. So, I'd think a 1/2" pad that looked like this would be ideal. However, maybe I'm the only one that thinks this? Still,...
Replies: 84
Views: 6,233
Posted By Vaillant

Okay, so we don't know about hp performance...

Okay, so we don't know about hp performance gains, but what about weight? Anyone know the difference in weight between the MS and the OEM muffler?

Thanks!

~ Matt

(weight is the enemy!)
03-23-2006, 04:39 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 12,615
Posted By Vaillant

Any door armrest pad updates? My elbow is taking...

Any door armrest pad updates? My elbow is taking some serious abuse!

~ Matt
02-21-2006, 04:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By Vaillant

I think I saw the same blue Mazdaspeed RX-8 at...

I think I saw the same blue Mazdaspeed RX-8 at about 3 am on Saturday night. Going up 85 N between 280 and 101...at least I think that's where I saw it.

I have a VR RX-8, no wing.

He drove...
02-13-2006, 03:04 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 12,615
Posted By Vaillant

I think that the only requirement for me would be...

I think that the only requirement for me would be that it pads the elbow sufficiently. I'd guess that 1/2" would be okay, but I think you'd know better than I would.

~ Matt
02-06-2006, 11:09 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 12,615
Posted By Vaillant

Sorry I took so long to write back. Anyway,...

Sorry I took so long to write back.

Anyway, I suppose that many folks would want two, so their car would look balanced. And I suppose that if they were $40 or $50, that might be too much. If...
01-29-2006, 06:23 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 12,615
Posted By Vaillant

I'm convinced that the Mazda engineers don't have...

I'm convinced that the Mazda engineers don't have elbows. Seriously, after a long drive in my RX-8, my old Miata ('94), my friend's less old Miata ('00) and a new Miata, I'm absolutely shocked at...
12-01-2005, 01:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,529
Posted By Vaillant

That's a little scary! So, I'm guessing...

That's a little scary!

So, I'm guessing something like 4 or 4.5 psi is probably safe. I don't have the funds/balls to do a homebrew kit, but it sounds feasible.

~ Matt
11-30-2005, 08:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,529
Posted By Vaillant

Cool. So it can be done. Who knows how to...

Cool. So it can be done. Who knows how to calculate the maximum boost with the stock fueling maps?

~ Matt
11-30-2005, 07:59 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 29,960
Posted By Vaillant

Somehow, I missed this thread until now. ...

Somehow, I missed this thread until now.

This is great! Keep the project going! (It feels like you're playing GT4 and you've got the money for all of the mods!)

~ Matt
11-30-2005, 07:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,529
Posted By Vaillant

Fueling a low boost supercharger

I was looking at a Jeg's catalog a while ago (or something similar), and they had some low boost superchargers available for the Mustang that didn't require any changes to the fuel system or computer...
11-30-2005, 06:43 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 16,870
Posted By Vaillant

I think he should call it the 300 hp goal RX-8,...

I think he should call it the 300 hp goal RX-8, rather than the 300 hp RX-8. Shoot, even it ends up at 290 hp, that'll be impressive.
Replies: 413
Views: 87,178
Posted By Vaillant

I'm with you. I don't need to be able to...

I'm with you. I don't need to be able to accelerate briskly in 6th...I just want to maintain speed and get better gas mileage.

A taller sixth with a shorter final drive could be the best of both...
10-25-2005, 02:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,690
Posted By Vaillant

I don't know about you guys, but the Evo X has me...

I don't know about you guys, but the Evo X has me excited:
http://www.autoweek.com/article.cms?articleId=103378

I thought about getting the Evo or the STi a bit, but I don't care how good she...
10-21-2005, 03:33 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 16,870
Posted By Vaillant

I don't know what you are talking about... ...

I don't know what you are talking about...

:op:

:bootyshak

:ky:
10-19-2005, 07:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,324
Posted By Vaillant

Okay, maybe in the dead of winter or the heat of...

Okay, maybe in the dead of winter or the heat of summer you'd drive that mile, but I'm thinking that if I lived a mile from work, it'd be great to just walk there.

Maybe I'm just jealous.

~...
10-17-2005, 02:44 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 30,310
Posted By Vaillant

What about a 1.5L, three rotor with displacement...

What about a 1.5L, three rotor with displacement on demand? What I'm thinking is that one of the housings (probably the middle one) would need a valve system that would close the intake and exhaust...
10-04-2005, 02:21 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 30,310
Posted By Vaillant

A hybrid rotary you want? A hybrid rotary you...

A hybrid rotary you want? A hybrid rotary you get!!!!

https://www.rx8club.com/showthread.php?t=73625

:-)
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