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08-03-2012, 10:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,659
Posted By rex

Sold it

Just wanted to let everyone know that I did sell my RX-8 today to tangoshark. He's a rotary enthusiast and now has a 3 pack: FC, FD and RX-8. I was convinced that "Rex" is going to a good home during...
08-02-2012, 01:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,659
Posted By rex

You're killing me. You and Jeff turn up in my...

You're killing me. You and Jeff turn up in my neck of the woods the day after I plan to sell my car? Cruel, cruel world!
08-02-2012, 01:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,659
Posted By rex

Corso, you're giving me nightmares! I'm with you,...

Corso, you're giving me nightmares! I'm with you, keep the mods tasteful and performance-focused.
08-01-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,659
Posted By rex

Hmmm...and I was thinking of going german for my...

Hmmm...and I was thinking of going german for my next car. The BMW 335i has a good reputation. What didn't you like about it - apart from the obvious lack of rotors ;)

As you see below, tangoshark...
08-01-2012, 02:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,659
Posted By rex

Thanks for your interest. I have a buyer in the...

Thanks for your interest. I have a buyer in the pipeline, but if that deal falls through, I'll let you know.
07-29-2012, 01:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,659
Posted By rex

The premix improves apex seal effectiveness,...

The premix improves apex seal effectiveness, reduces wear and helps keep injectors clean according to Idemitsu: read more... (http://www.idemitsu-usa.com/h/38/premix.htm)

The mazdamaniac custom...
07-27-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,659
Posted By rex

Sure it's seen the rain, but it has been garaged...

Sure it's seen the rain, but it has been garaged since new. Ironically the first rain it saw was a deluge on the way to Portland, Oregon. I was surprised to find that Seattle and Portland have...
07-22-2012, 02:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,659
Posted By rex

I wish you had the money too ;)

I wish you had the money too ;)
07-18-2012, 01:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,659
Posted By rex

This is how it's looked since I brought it home...

This is how it's looked since I brought it home from the dealer. I didn't specially prep it for sale. The dealer couldn't believe the condition. The mechanics gathered around to inspect it when I...
07-18-2012, 01:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,659
Posted By rex

Thanks, Bamsterman!

Thanks, Bamsterman!
07-17-2012, 12:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,659
Posted By rex

We've been in Seattle for 12 years and feel like...

We've been in Seattle for 12 years and feel like we've used up Seattle ;) My wife is from Boston and wants to go "home" too.
07-16-2012, 01:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,659
Posted By rex

Thank you! I appreciate the compliment. If you...

Thank you! I appreciate the compliment. If you like that you should see my '96 M edition Miata in starlight blue mica with 26K miles on it :)
07-16-2012, 01:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,659
Posted By rex

Thank you Corso! Damn, I'm actually...

Thank you Corso!

Damn, I'm actually planning to relocate to the Boston area. Seems like I should have moved then sold my car! I'm really hoping to find an RX-8 enthusiast to buy my car. It's in...
07-12-2012, 11:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,659
Posted By rex

Thank you sir!

Thank you sir!
07-12-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,659
Posted By rex

WA 2004 RX-8 GT, 6 speed, 18,700 miles - Immaculate

For sale:

I'm selling my RX-8 and thought I'd give rx8club members the first option to buy it since this site has been invaluable during my ownership of this wonderful car. Here's the scoop:
...
12-15-2006, 02:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 917
Posted By rex

Draining fuel tank?

Seattle was hit with a wind storm last night which knocked power out (http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2003479272_weboutage15.html) for a 700,000 or so people, including me.

I have...
11-14-2005, 01:51 AM
Replies: 478
Views: 37,845
Posted By rex

you know you're owned when you're walking down...

you know you're owned when you're walking down the street and you hear *that* sound and you stop and watch an RX-8 go by and you get such a kick out of it that when you get back to your RX-8 you...
10-22-2005, 01:56 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 117,471
Posted By rex

It's also used to describe the tendency of a car...

It's also used to describe the tendency of a car to follow irregularities in the road surface at any time, not just braking. It's possible that such a tendency might be exaggerated under braking when...
10-21-2005, 02:04 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 117,471
Posted By rex

Those of you who've had their RX-8's up to...

Those of you who've had their RX-8's up to 140-150mph on the road, how did the car handle at those speeds? Was it stable? Did it feel light? I know a lot depends on road surface and presence of side...
10-05-2005, 01:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,942
Posted By rex

Great video! Nice quality too. Wow! You had...

Great video! Nice quality too.

Wow! You had a really clear run! Other 'ring videos I've seen have had heavy traffic. I love that stretch from 05:35 - 6:24.

So, is it true? Is the 'ring...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
08-05-2005, 02:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 618
Posted By rex

Edmunds.com RX-8 drifting video

I didn't see this posted elsewhere, but here's an attempt to drift an RX-8 on stock tires. Such a bad idea (the stock setup, not drifting) but it does demonstrate the general cornering stability of...
07-13-2005, 03:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,481
Posted By rex

I'm 6'4" and I fit just fine in my RX-8 which has...

I'm 6'4" and I fit just fine in my RX-8 which has a sunroof and power seats. I have the driver's seat all the way down and the seat moderately inclined, but it's a comfortable driving position. I...
06-28-2005, 01:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,080
Posted By rex

The stock midrange unit has a frequency filter...

The stock midrange unit has a frequency filter installed with the speaker, for this reason. It can be re-used with the Image Dynamics.
06-27-2005, 09:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,080
Posted By rex

The Image Dynamics make a HUGE difference in the...

The Image Dynamics make a HUGE difference in the sound quality. I couldn't believe it. I just sat in my car and listened to track after track, it was that good. I removed the BOSE filter and used the...
06-17-2005, 07:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,890
Posted By rex

So, have you broken to her the bad news about...

So, have you broken to her the bad news about her curling iron yet? ;)

Glad to see how well the car (and you!) stood up to the abuse. Now, carefully saw off the rear end and make it into a pickup...
06-17-2005, 02:05 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,154
Posted By rex

Not many RX-8s in my particular corner of WA...

Not many RX-8s in my particular corner of WA state, so it's always a shock to see other one. The first one I ever saw here was silver and we were approaching slowly in a 25 limit, so I thought "I'm...
06-16-2005, 02:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,389
Posted By rex

Nice work, Nubo! The larger image really shows...

Nice work, Nubo! The larger image really shows off the effect nicely. I wonder what black strakes would look like on those vents? Don't you have the whole black and yellow "bee" theme going on in...
06-13-2005, 02:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,389
Posted By rex

Welcome to the vent painting club, Nubo! I...

Welcome to the vent painting club, Nubo!

I chose to make my vents really stand out (https://www.rx8club.com/showthread.php?t=61519) because I prefer the contrast between the black vents on the...
05-19-2005, 01:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,551
Posted By rex

Be sure to post a picture when you do. Good luck!

Be sure to post a picture when you do. Good luck!
05-15-2005, 02:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,551
Posted By rex

One more, full side view.

One more, full side view.
05-15-2005, 02:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,551
Posted By rex

OK, I took some pictures of my NG with the silver...

OK, I took some pictures of my NG with the silver vents. I also have strakes, so you can see what they look like together. I'd originally planned to paint the vents gunmetal so that there was some...
05-14-2005, 02:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,551
Posted By rex

I painted the vents on my Nordic Green silver and...

I painted the vents on my Nordic Green silver and it looks awesome! The black vents really get lost against the body color unlike on lighter colored cars. I used a can of silver hobby enamel paint...
02-01-2005, 02:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 889
Posted By rex

If you want to be truly frightened, watch this...

If you want to be truly frightened, watch this lap: http://tinyurl.com/6lvk3

Will he take out the motorcyclists? Will he hit a bridge? Will he ever get the car straight?
12-02-2004, 06:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,291
Posted By rex

Weeee're heeeere...

Weeee're heeeere (https://www.rx8club.com/showthread.php?t=29358)!

Love your RX-8 CGRX8!
12-02-2004, 02:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,677
Posted By rex

Think of it this way: is the empty feeling of not...

Think of it this way: is the empty feeling of not giving into the racing instinct worse than the empty feeling of having been beaten by some hopped up piece of crap?

I'm with Elara on this one....
12-02-2004, 02:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,283
Posted By rex

So why not keep the 8 and get a family sedan as...

So why not keep the 8 and get a family sedan as well? Seems like you could have done that on a Phaeton budget. Cake and eat it too! I'm sure the Phaeton is a nice car for its market segment and I...
Forum: NW RX-8 Forum
11-29-2004, 12:51 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 72,132
Posted By rex

Welcome jsh1120! Glad to hear there's another...

Welcome jsh1120! Glad to hear there's another Nordic Green in the NW! Isn't it an awesome color? I think you might have a bit of a wait for a sunny day ;)

Tell me about the break in period! I hit...
11-08-2004, 01:33 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 19,221
Posted By rex

Build date 9/2003 Current mileage 4300 ...

Build date 9/2003

Current mileage 4300

ecu flash level M
Any issues with the previous level? Poor fuel economy
Any issues with the current level? None

MT or AT MT
Any issues with the...
11-08-2004, 01:14 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 141,377
Posted By rex

I've had synchro problems on 2nd gear since the...

I've had synchro problems on 2nd gear since the car was new. This is most noticeable when the engine is cold and most pronounced on the 1-2 shift. I put this down to the gearbox not being broken in,...
11-07-2004, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,138
Posted By rex

I didn't go to the meeting but I did see a Tit...

I didn't go to the meeting but I did see a Tit RX-8 parked outside the convention center. Not sure who's that was.

Best overhead comment at the Mazda stand:

"Oh look, that's the new R by 8"
...
11-07-2004, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,138
Posted By rex

White RX-8 at Seattle Auto Show

I finally got to see a white RX-8 at the Seattle Auto Show yesterday. It looked sweet, better than I'd expected. The paint is pearlescent so that adds some depth detail to the shape which otherwise...
09-23-2004, 12:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,230
Posted By rex

Tell me about it! When I first drove my RX-8...

Tell me about it!

When I first drove my RX-8 to my favorite local cafe, the barista said to a girl, probably 7 years old who was with her, "hey check out his coooool new car!". The kid stood on...
Forum: NW RX-8 Forum
09-08-2004, 02:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 772
Posted By rex

Here's a posting I made about some great twisties...

Here's a posting I made about some great twisties in the Portland, OR area. If you happen to need to go to Portland then this is a definite detour worth taking. Oh yes!
08-30-2004, 09:12 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 21,403
Posted By rex

girl: What's that? (pointing to my RX-8) ...

girl: What's that? (pointing to my RX-8)
boyfriend: Oh, that's a Miata. (adopting his best "of course I know everything honey" attitude)

I tell ya, it made me want to fold the top down there and...
08-20-2004, 02:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,851
Posted By rex

I had this terrible Mitsubishi renta-boat once...

I had this terrible Mitsubishi renta-boat once and I started to wonder why any manufacturer could build something that performed so badly. Surely it's possible to build a small, cheap car that...
08-20-2004, 01:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,851
Posted By rex

For me, it's the transitions either way (RX-8 ->...

For me, it's the transitions either way (RX-8 -> renta-boat, renta-boat -> RX-8) that are the worst. Hitting the bakes in a renta-boat and seeing the back of the car in front approaching waaaay too...
Forum: NW RX-8 Forum
08-13-2004, 01:57 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 72,132
Posted By rex

The answer is yes they are legal as long as they...

The answer is yes they are legal as long as they conform to the following requirements as stated in Title 46 of the Revised Code of Washington as it applies to Motor Vehicles:
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RCW 46.37.100...
08-10-2004, 01:38 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,992
Posted By rex

My issue with the 8% is that it's sort of a...

My issue with the 8% is that it's sort of a meaningless number because it doesn't tell you if its possible to score a 0% or a 100% i.e., will roll just by looking at it, like my dog ;) The NHSTA...
08-10-2004, 01:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,992
Posted By rex

I rolled my first car, a Mini when I lived in...

I rolled my first car, a Mini when I lived in England. I was going too fast, rushing to get to work early on wet roads. I came around this sweeping bend and there was a trailer with an excavator on...
08-09-2004, 08:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,992
Posted By rex

Rolled your RX-8?

OK, this story (http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=domesticNews&storyID=5914131) about how the RX-8 has an 8% chance of rolling over is starting to annoy me. I'm thinking, hmmm, so what...
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