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Forum: NE RX-8 Forum
06-13-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,102
Posted By IamFodi

In!

In!
Forum: NE RX-8 Forum
06-06-2019, 12:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 887
Posted By IamFodi

God, I miss that R3. In, assuming I don't...

God, I miss that R3.

In, assuming I don't have to work that day.
04-30-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7,259
Views: 419,859
Posted By IamFodi

So interesting to me that we still don't know the...

So interesting to me that we still don't know the R3 spring rates >10 years after the car's introduction.
04-28-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,250
Posted By IamFodi

OMFG, lolol. Meant to post that in my own Hawk...

OMFG, lolol. Meant to post that in my own Hawk Blue FS thread but I guess I had scrolled into a "related" thread and posted it here instead.

Kinda sorry because mistake, kinda not sorry because...
04-23-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,250
Posted By IamFodi

Sold!

Sold!
Forum: NE RX-8 Forum
04-22-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,102
Posted By IamFodi

I doubt I'll be able to make it, but I'm gonna...

I doubt I'll be able to make it, but I'm gonna try.

Anyone else hoping to go?
04-09-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,042
Posted By IamFodi

I do!

I do!
Forum: RX-8 Racing
04-04-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,184
Posted By IamFodi

Maybe because it'd give you room to increase the...

Maybe because it'd give you room to increase the spring rates without re-valving the dampers, and the only downside would be that your setup would be slightly over-damped until you switched springs. ...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
04-03-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,184
Posted By IamFodi

I had imagined it meant they optimized the...

I had imagined it meant they optimized the valving for those higher rates, not that those rates would be the max. That would make some kind of sense to me, I guess.

If all it means is that that's...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
04-03-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,184
Posted By IamFodi

What does overvalved mean?

What does overvalved mean?
03-23-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,042
Posted By IamFodi

Bump! Still FS.

Bump! Still FS.
01-23-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7,259
Views: 419,859
Posted By IamFodi

How would all-seasons save costs over winter...

How would all-seasons save costs over winter tires? This is a separate set of wheels dedicated for summer use, right?
01-19-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 20,191
Posted By IamFodi

S65 rod bearings are very reliable if you don't...

S65 rod bearings are very reliable if you don't flog your engine when cold.

Y'all are just haters.






:tear:
01-18-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 20,191
Posted By IamFodi

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rx8club.com-vbull...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rx8club.com-vbulletin/960x744/rotaries_are_reliable_04849df86936f22707e5e343f5bacd4852d19050.jpeg
01-16-2019, 04:25 AM
Replies: 241
Sticky Brake FAQ
Views: 124,516
Posted By IamFodi

Take a breath. Everything's okay. I promise. ;) ...

Take a breath. Everything's okay. I promise. ;)

My point here was that F1 cars have their own set of constraints, so what's best for them isn't always what's best for street cars or anything else....
01-15-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 241
Sticky Brake FAQ
Views: 124,516
Posted By IamFodi

F1 cars also don't have cooling fans. Are those...

F1 cars also don't have cooling fans. Are those just for show, too?
01-14-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 241
Sticky Brake FAQ
Views: 124,516
Posted By IamFodi

I was responding to a question about the...

I was responding to a question about the benefits, not the downsides. ;)

But if we want to talk about the cracking: Yes, of course they're more prone to cracking. To be fair, though, that's not...
01-14-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 241
Sticky Brake FAQ
Views: 124,516
Posted By IamFodi

Good call. Wish more people understood this. ...

Good call. Wish more people understood this.

AFAIK the main benefit is better cooling.

There's also some very slight weight reduction, for whatever that's worth; e.g., for the Brembo BBK for...
01-11-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,235
Posted By IamFodi

Some of the best times I've had driving the R3...

Some of the best times I've had driving the R3 were in the snow.
01-10-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 7,259
Views: 419,859
Posted By IamFodi

If they're in good shape, you could probably get...

If they're in good shape, you could probably get at least as much for the wheels and seats together as you could have gotten for the whole car.
01-10-2019, 03:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,042
Posted By IamFodi

Hawk Blue/9012 front pads (HB470 E.643, FMSI D1009)

EDIT: Sold. Thanks, everyone!

Bought these for no reason other than to have an easy way to scrape pad deposits off my front rotors. It worked, alright! Would have kept them for that purpose if I...
01-09-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7,259
Views: 419,859
Posted By IamFodi

^ This.

^ This.
01-09-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,235
Posted By IamFodi

The least laggy turbo engine I've ever driven was...

The least laggy turbo engine I've ever driven was in an F80 M3 with Competition Pack. That engine has quite a high level of engineering behind it to minimize all kinds of lag. IOW, it's a lot better...
01-03-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,662
Posted By IamFodi

Good thinking on response vs. grip. AFAICT,...

Good thinking on response vs. grip.

AFAICT, that aspect is weak for both tires. The problem is, nothing else right now is better without huge compromises in other areas.

Doesn't the ECS wear...
12-25-2018, 01:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,153
Posted By IamFodi

Sold a while back. Sorry! Though TBH they...

Sold a while back. Sorry!

Though TBH they might not have fixed your problem, lol...
12-22-2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,153
Posted By IamFodi

Won't be able to sell anything until Jan at this...

Won't be able to sell anything until Jan at this point, but still have everything that's still listed. Open to offers.
12-17-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,153
Posted By IamFodi

Done.

Done.
12-13-2018, 12:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,161
Posted By IamFodi

Not bothering with oil analysis just yet because...

Not bothering with oil analysis just yet because I'm just going to have to have the rod bearings changed preventatively very soon. After that, I'll be doing oil analysis at each change.

I wouldn't...
12-12-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,161
Posted By IamFodi

:beerchug: If you still like your RX-8, I...

:beerchug:

If you still like your RX-8, I wouldn't hurry. But if you have to get something bigger/nicer, without compromising too much on what makes the RX-8 good, it doesn't get much better than...
12-10-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,161
Posted By IamFodi

RX-8 R3 to E90 M3, 1 month in

So as some of you know, my R3 is gone and I've replaced it with an '08 M3. With the crash still fresh in my mind, a bunch of drama around the purchase (dealership incompetence), and having to swap to...
12-09-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,153
Posted By IamFodi

Wheels are gone. Everything still listed is...

Wheels are gone. Everything still listed is still available.
12-05-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7,259
Views: 419,859
Posted By IamFodi

It's been discussed at length on BITOG. I don't...

It's been discussed at length on BITOG. I don't want to attempt a full summary with my thumbs. But the biggest problem is his test method. He has taken the details off his site since I last saw...
12-05-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7,259
Views: 419,859
Posted By IamFodi

Agree with all of this except the 540rat blog. ...

Agree with all of this except the 540rat blog. There's some decent info there, but there's also a whole lot of BS that looks valid to the untrained eye.
12-05-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7,259
Views: 419,859
Posted By IamFodi

Did they say why? If not, ask them. My bet:...

Did they say why? If not, ask them. My bet: either they have no idea ("it just works for some cars" or something), or they'll say it helps keep the valvetrain quiet. Rotary engines don't have...
12-04-2018, 05:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 18,956
Posted By IamFodi

15 year-old thread, but since it's already been...

15 year-old thread, but since it's already been bumped...

Looks like that spare has a much smaller overall diameter than the stock tire. I'd expect the computer to freak out and at the very least...
11-28-2018, 03:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,886
Posted By IamFodi

Physically unscathed, anyway. The fact that...

Physically unscathed, anyway.

The fact that the crash happened not too long after this thread is one of the things that still hurts. :/
11-27-2018, 05:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,153
Posted By IamFodi

Bump! I know someone still needs winter wheels!

Bump! I know someone still needs winter wheels!
11-17-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7,259
Views: 419,859
Posted By IamFodi

If it's sealed in its original container, I'm...

If it's sealed in its original container, I'm sure it'll be fine for a long time.

Otherwise, it definitely goes bad.
11-17-2018, 04:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,153
Posted By IamFodi

https://www.rx8club.com/lounge-4/goodbye-r3-268751...

https://www.rx8club.com/lounge-4/goodbye-r3-268751/


S1. Thanks for asking -- I should have specified. Editing accordingly.
11-16-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,153
Posted By IamFodi

FS/FREE used stuff: winter wheels, ignition, other bits and bobs

EDIT: Everything here is sold. Thanks!


All parts are used unless otherwise noted.

All prices are OBO. Need this stuff gone.

Local pickup in Philadelphia, or I might be able to meet you...
11-15-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 7,259
Views: 419,859
Posted By IamFodi

Did this happen more than once? Did you try...

Did this happen more than once?

Did you try pressing the brake pedal more and less? If so, did anything change?

Your car might have been sitting on a patch of ice and just sliding sideways on...
10-31-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,307
Posted By IamFodi

On "design issues": Consistently short...

On "design issues":

Consistently short lifespan would point to either:

1. Insanely bad design -- like, the kind that the most basic testing regime would catch -- or
2. Sacrificing longevity...
10-24-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,307
Posted By IamFodi

S2 had a LOT of changes. Cooling, oiling,...

S2 had a LOT of changes. Cooling, oiling, breathing, fueling, electronics, chassis, suspension, transmission, final drive, body, interior... Almost everything was worked over. Little tweaks, plus...
10-22-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,886
Posted By IamFodi

Coming up on 100k miles: Preventative maintenance question

My 2011 R3 just passed 97k miles and, knock on wood, has no identifiable problems. I anticipate keeping it as my DD (and my family's only car) for the foreseeable future. So, I'm feeling out ideas...
10-21-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,307
Posted By IamFodi

Don't mean to imply disagreement on the main...

Don't mean to imply disagreement on the main point here; just want to address a minor point. The value of a good stock setup isn't just about how capable the car is. It's about having that capability...
10-21-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,307
Posted By IamFodi

Yeah, you'll hate those Recaros. I'm 6'2" and...

Yeah, you'll hate those Recaros. I'm 6'2" and 180, and they are barely tolerable for me.

And anyway, the R3 isn't worth the price premium unless the handling of the stock setup is a must-have....
10-15-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,156
Posted By IamFodi

I wish there were Chevron stations near where I...

I wish there were Chevron stations near where I live. :/
10-15-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,142
Posted By IamFodi

Very interesting indeed. Thanks for posting. ...

Very interesting indeed. Thanks for posting.

Any leads on papers that discuss the compositions of those deposits?
10-14-2018, 05:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,156
Posted By IamFodi

The owner is probably talking about what...

The owner is probably talking about what NotAPreppie described here (https://www.rx8club.com/rx-8-discussion-3/weird-effect-exxon-mobil-fuels-vs-shell-others-268553/#post4872172): the base fuel all...
10-12-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,028
Posted By IamFodi

So these pads lasted 23k miles... and one track...

So these pads lasted 23k miles... and one track day, lol. It was my first real track day ever, so I wasn't exactly easy on them. The event took the front pads from ~50% to replace-right-now, and...
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