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01-26-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,335
Posted By G8rboy

Any update on this?

Any update on this?
12-17-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By G8rboy

Ok... thanks... I thought it was 8 years. I'll...

Ok... thanks... I thought it was 8 years. I'll probably pick up a new high-flow in the spring. Along with motor mounts, shocks, radiator, etc :banghead:
12-17-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By G8rboy

Woah... you mean we can still get one before the...

Woah... you mean we can still get one before the 80k mark, even though we're over 10 years old?? I'm pretty sure mine is on it's way out at this point.
12-17-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By G8rboy

Hey... good to see you again. Yeah, one of those...

Hey... good to see you again. Yeah, one of those batteries was replaced due to a physical defect, and another one I made Mazda replace with the cold winter version. I'm hoping this latest one will...
12-17-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By G8rboy

Ten year anniversary and ten years of maintenance logs

Well, I haven't been active in many years on this site, but still use it routinely as an invaluable reference source. Last Friday marked the 10th anniversary of bringing home my beloved RX8 from the...
10-24-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 58,504
Posted By G8rboy

So, I've had these rotors on since June, mated...

So, I've had these rotors on since June, mated with Hawk pads and they're just amazing. They look great, are completely silent, and stop so fast I scare the hell out of almost every passenger. My...
04-08-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 58,504
Posted By G8rboy

Hi Melvin- Can I get a quote for: -...

Hi Melvin-
Can I get a quote for:
- Slotted/drilled rotors (fronts and rears)
- Posi Ceramic pads (fronts and rears)
- ATE Superblue fluid

... shipped to 60156 (this is for my 2004 RX8).
...
04-08-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,479
Posted By G8rboy

Replying to get my old pics to show up

Replying to get my old pics to show up
03-05-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 87,591
Posted By G8rboy

You're the one missing the fun... I've driven my...

You're the one missing the fun... I've driven my RX8 through 8 winters now and it's a blast with the right tires. Slaloming on a frozen lake is a helluva lot more fun than driving around in the...
02-24-2011, 01:48 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 170,810
Posted By G8rboy

Fortunately, the bulbs come out from the trunk...

Fortunately, the bulbs come out from the trunk opening without removing the taillights... or I would have thought twice about sealing the shit out of the taillight assembly myself : )

As an...
02-24-2011, 01:43 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 170,810
Posted By G8rboy

Brilliant! From the "electrical tape over the...

Brilliant! From the "electrical tape over the CEL" book of repairs : )
02-18-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 170,810
Posted By G8rboy

I had this problem with my driver's side...

I had this problem with my driver's side headlight within the first year of ownership, and had it replaced under warranty. Fast-forward seven years later, and the moisture monster attacked my...
03-13-2010, 08:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 361
Posted By G8rboy

Good Guy: rowteree

Rowteree came to my rescue with a part I was looking for at a good price and fast shipping... thanks!
03-02-2010, 01:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 564
Posted By G8rboy

WTB- OEM ashtray insert

Hi all... long time member here but haven't been around much lately. Anyway, when I installed an MP3 remote controller many years ago I butchered my stock ashtray insert. The player and the remote...
05-06-2009, 10:53 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 92,433
Posted By G8rboy

Sub box plans

Hi all... I'm the author of this thread... my apologies for not being in touch for a while. I changed servers where I had the plans hosted... so I'm posting them here for download. Let me know if you...
Forum: MW RX-8 Forum
01-21-2008, 12:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 844
Posted By G8rboy

I'm on my 5th winter now with the RX8, and...

I'm on my 5th winter now with the RX8, and absolutely love it as a winter car. I'm one of those that bought a dedicated set of snow tires and swap with the OEM's twice a year, mainly because there...
11-02-2007, 07:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,620
Posted By G8rboy

FWIW, I've had this combo for 18+ months and it's...

FWIW, I've had this combo for 18+ months and it's incredible... sounds like your own personal racecar and pulls hard to redline in every gear.
09-25-2007, 12:11 AM
Replies: 5,799
Views: 637,584
Posted By G8rboy

... that your choice in "performance parts"...

... that your choice in "performance parts" discredits your opinion about quality craftsmanship. You clearly have no idea what it takes to develop what is essentially a piece of art under your hood. ...
09-24-2007, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5,799
Views: 637,584
Posted By G8rboy

That coming from someone with K&N Typhoon intake?...

That coming from someone with K&N Typhoon intake? on an automatic no less? Now that is funny...
Forum: MW RX-8 Forum
09-22-2007, 01:02 AM
Replies: 4,879
Views: 209,673
Posted By G8rboy

Wow Al... wtf? 3 engines, and how many cats? 3?...

Wow Al... wtf? 3 engines, and how many cats? 3? I've abused the hell outta my 8 for almost 4 years now, and yet I can't claim any of these stats. You should be on Mazda's QC staff ; )
Forum: MW RX-8 Forum
08-30-2007, 01:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 666
Posted By G8rboy

I couldn't find one locally either, so I ordered...

I couldn't find one locally either, so I ordered it from Summit Racing... took 2 days I think:
http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?autofilter=1&part=ULT%2D9020%2D164&N=700+115&autoview=sku...
08-29-2007, 09:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 929
Posted By G8rboy

No... this was a Mazda OEM part (JDM only), long...

No... this was a Mazda OEM part (JDM only), long before the avetronics or other 3rd party stuff came out... but the tuner didn't work over here (don't know if it was differences with our cars, or if...
08-29-2007, 12:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 929
Posted By G8rboy

The Japanese market had (maybe still has) an...

The Japanese market had (maybe still has) an option for a TV tuner and backup camera that plugged into the head unit and LCD. When you have an aftermarket aux-in hack the HU is tricked into being...
Replies: 78
Views: 9,639
Posted By G8rboy

I had this resonator welded in... it's...

I had this resonator welded in... it's essentially an in-line muffler:
http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?autofilter=1&part=WLK%2D24222&N=302177+115&autoview=sku

I think I paid $20-$30...
Forum: MW RX-8 Forum
01-14-2007, 06:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,452
Posted By G8rboy

Here are my data points... hope they help some....

Here are my data points... hope they help some. I've tracked every mile in excel since I picked it up new-- not that I care much about fuel economy from an economic perspective, but more as a...
09-22-2006, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5,799
Views: 637,584
Posted By G8rboy

Geez... you're not going to win any debate with...

Geez... you're not going to win any debate with that logic, genius. You see this all the time from auto drivers, too... they don't realize there is more to driving a stick than moving a gear selector...
09-14-2006, 10:51 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 23,530
Posted By G8rboy

Did you change your pads, too? I did a full brake...

Did you change your pads, too? I did a full brake job a couple weeks ago- speedbleeders all around, Hawk Ceramics, synthetic fluid, and caliper painting (ok, so that last one isn't necessarily part...
08-29-2006, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,056
Posted By G8rboy

Probably my DIY job: ...

Probably my DIY job:
https://www.rx8club.com/showthread.php?t=58939
I even have the ricey red neon glow, too :)

I originally had a special ordered K&N cone that fit in the airbox, but had...
08-27-2006, 10:38 AM
Replies: 2,030
Views: 164,829
Posted By G8rboy

I third that! :) All sports cars should have...

I third that! :)

All sports cars should have a real working oil pressure gauge, and a rotary even more so. That's one of the projects that I just keep putting on the side burner...
08-26-2006, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2,030
Views: 164,829
Posted By G8rboy

I have been switching to 5W30 for the summer...

I have been switching to 5W30 for the summer months... and will go back to 5W20 once the temperature falls. I never thought that 5W20 in 100 degree heat inside a rotary oven was very wise of Mazda...
08-25-2006, 10:43 PM
Replies: 2,030
Views: 164,829
Posted By G8rboy

Same here.... I would be shocked if my motor...

Same here.... I would be shocked if my motor showed a problem on this recall testing procedure. My 2004 is now at 28k and is stronger than ever. What I find funny is that I drive it like I stole it...
Replies: 78
Views: 9,639
Posted By G8rboy

I wouldn't bet on it... mine had a broken weld...

I wouldn't bet on it... mine had a broken weld when I received it. Do yourself a favor davefzr and cut the heat shield off before you install it:
...
Replies: 317
Views: 37,022
Posted By G8rboy

Yep-I got mine at Jegs, but you can also get it...

Yep-I got mine at Jegs, but you can also get it from Summit for the same price:

http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?autofilter=1&part=WLK%2D24222&N=302177+115&autoview=sku


As for...
Replies: 317
Views: 37,022
Posted By G8rboy

That's exactly what I had welded into my supercat...

That's exactly what I had welded into my supercat per MazdaManiac's advice... totally fixed the problem.
Replies: 317
Views: 37,022
Posted By G8rboy

Might be driving habits as well... I make sure I...

Might be driving habits as well... I make sure I do a daily high RPM carbon clean :)
Replies: 317
Views: 37,022
Posted By G8rboy

I wonder if that premature failure is why they...

I wonder if that premature failure is why they changed the cat design... I had heard about several of the SR cats failing, as well as the random tech, which is why I went with the RP.
Replies: 317
Views: 37,022
Posted By G8rboy

For what it's worth, I recently installed the...

For what it's worth, I recently installed the newly redesigned supercat with my Greddy SP2. Before the supercat, I absolutely loved the sound of the SP2... kinda loud, but refined and exotic. After...
Forum: MW RX-8 Forum
04-13-2006, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1,446
Views: 77,575
Posted By G8rboy

The commission rules in favor of MEGAREDS-...

The commission rules in favor of MEGAREDS- pursuant to the provisions of Section 8.1.3 of the Evolv-Chicago code of conduct, vehicles on or immediately near the premisis of a Mazda dealership shall...
04-13-2006, 01:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,025
Posted By G8rboy

Thanks... I didn't care for their looks until...

Thanks... I didn't care for their looks until recently either. The S40 & S60 are really nice, and I'd love to see them make an S40R. Their new designs are a lot more aggressively styled... I hope...
04-13-2006, 01:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,025
Posted By G8rboy

Still breaking it in so I'm taking it easy, but...

Still breaking it in so I'm taking it easy, but so far it's awesome... smooth and powerful, great burble at idle, and growls at WOT. It's supposed to do 0-60 under 7 seconds, should be fun when I...
04-12-2006, 11:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,025
Posted By G8rboy

Land Cruisers are sweet... I love 'em, but I was...

Land Cruisers are sweet... I love 'em, but I was really focused on a crossover after owning 3 Exploders (and don't have anything to tow anymore). If we didn't need 3 rows of seating (3 kids, their...
04-12-2006, 10:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,025
Posted By G8rboy

MSRP was in the mid $50's... I worked a good deal...

MSRP was in the mid $50's... I worked a good deal with my supplier discount (Ford X-plan) and some generous incentives.
04-12-2006, 10:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,025
Posted By G8rboy

Those chromed 18's are plenty pimp for me... I...

Those chromed 18's are plenty pimp for me... I don't want my RX-8 to get jealous :)

The leather and interior are a light taupe- kinda creamy tan... looks nice with the wood trim and aluminum...
04-12-2006, 01:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,025
Posted By G8rboy

Thanks... that's a factory option... has a DVD...

Thanks... that's a factory option... has a DVD player between the front seats, as well as an aux-in so each screen can be on a different source (already have their PS2 ready to go for this weekend's...
04-12-2006, 01:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,025
Posted By G8rboy

Finally hit 300hp... : )

311hp to be exact... but unfortunately not in my RX-8 (yet) :P. I surprised my wife with this last week, and thought I'd share some pics of my 2006 Volvo XC90 V8 AWD luxury kid hauler:

More pics...
Replies: 11
Views: 840
Posted By G8rboy

Mine has been disconnected and removed from the...

Mine has been disconnected and removed from the car for two weeks now (because of RB ram air duct installation)... no CELs or problems otherwise.
Replies: 78
Views: 9,639
Posted By G8rboy

It might... someone in another thread claimed...

It might... someone in another thread claimed that. The cat unit is quite a bit smaller so I'm guessing there might be less flow restriction.
Replies: 78
Views: 9,639
Posted By G8rboy

No... I do that all the time : ). This was a...

No... I do that all the time : ). This was a straight line acceleration... the roads were wet, and my snow tires are a few years old, but that had never happened in 3rd before. Happens in 2nd often,...
Replies: 78
Views: 9,639
Posted By G8rboy

update... I installed the new Supercat (as well...

update... I installed the new Supercat (as well as new spark plugs and oil change) this evening and took a short spin before my Gators whooped up on the Hoyas.

First impressions... it's loud......
Replies: 78
Views: 9,639
Posted By G8rboy

This is a high flow cat.. not a race pipe. ...

This is a high flow cat.. not a race pipe. You're right though... the cat unit is so small compared to the 3" piping it looks like a resonated race pipe, but I can assure you there are catalyst...
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