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Forum: RX-8 Racing
05-29-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1,140
Views: 137,958
Posted By roflcopter

I'm running the RaceRoots ones, which seem to be...

I'm running the RaceRoots ones, which seem to be of similar design but I do not think they are identical. They did not ship with a spacer, but do have a larger washer to distribute the load. :dunno:...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
05-28-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1,140
Views: 137,958
Posted By roflcopter

Personally, any height adjustment caused by...

Personally, any height adjustment caused by switching to different mounts (I run the RaceRoots ones) isn't worth worrying about. If you made different brackets, altered the subframe, or did something...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
05-22-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1,140
Views: 137,958
Posted By roflcopter

So... bickering aside, who is going to Bristol?

So... bickering aside, who is going to Bristol?
Forum: RX-8 Racing
05-15-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1,140
Views: 137,958
Posted By roflcopter

The -3.3 seems to be a good balance of wear to...

The -3.3 seems to be a good balance of wear to performance, the car isn't at the point of sacrificing lots of money for a few hundredths yet. One thing to remember is that the large amount of caster...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
05-14-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1,140
Views: 137,958
Posted By roflcopter

Is the roll center altered in a way that is...

Is the roll center altered in a way that is advantageous though? With the offset UCA bushings you can get plenty of camber and pretty much whatever caster you want with all S1 parts... -3.3 camber at...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
05-14-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,065
Posted By roflcopter

I stand corrected... I could have sworn there was...

I stand corrected... I could have sworn there was something in there making that illegal.
Forum: RX-8 Racing
05-13-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,065
Posted By roflcopter

You already found my measurements... which those...

You already found my measurements... which those were basically until hitting 'hard parts', aka something that I didn't want to hit. That was also taken with no shock in the car, so purely suspension...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
05-09-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,184
Posted By roflcopter

I agree. The rest of the pivot points will...

I agree.

The rest of the pivot points will get address as time/money happens, unsprung weight is down a lot due to rotors and the full aluminum shocks, they have sphericals top and bottom except...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
05-08-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,184
Posted By roflcopter

Delrin upper fronts, the rest is mostly stock...

Delrin upper fronts, the rest is mostly stock rubber (class rules don't allow sphericals sadly).

I was supposed to get some Delrin made for the front lower front position, as well as a few of the...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
05-07-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 634
Posted By roflcopter

Agree in absolute terms it's less, but having run...

Agree in absolute terms it's less, but having run into brake related issues in 2 out of the 3 cars we've run I'd err on the side of caution with braking systems. Not being able to dissipate heat...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
05-07-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,184
Posted By roflcopter

The 16k/10k would be in the ballpark for running...

The 16k/10k would be in the ballpark for running no swaybars at all, front or rear.

Our setup is roughly 13.5k front, 10k rear with a stock sport front bar and no rear bar. I think the reliance...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
05-07-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 634
Posted By roflcopter

Have you ever done an event? There is little to...

Have you ever done an event? There is little to none difference in the abuse a car goes through, and brakes are quite important.
Forum: RX-8 Racing
04-29-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,065
Posted By roflcopter

One thing to consider with using the taller RX8...

One thing to consider with using the taller RX8 mount on an inverted setup is the center of the hat is effectively more outboard than with the short MX5 one, so you may run into interference between...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
04-25-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,065
Posted By roflcopter

Interesting... have any numbers by chance? Part...

Interesting... have any numbers by chance? Part numbers or measurements...

The set I picked up do not seem to have any variation from OTS Penskes. I rebuilt them myself, swapped pistons, set...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
04-25-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,065
Posted By roflcopter

Different size meaning length? All my shocks were...

Different size meaning length? All my shocks were the same diameter on the shafts and the rears were shorter iirc but all parts were available through Penske and RESuspension. I need to do the rear...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
04-24-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,065
Posted By roflcopter

If you happen to have the hookup on...

If you happen to have the hookup on valving/rebuilding my suggestion is find a used set of the Penske's from a NC chassis MX5 cup car like I did... I'd say I probably have the cheapest setup of Gucci...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
03-18-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 1,140
Views: 137,958
Posted By roflcopter

Two out of the top 3 at Dixie were RX8s, would...

Two out of the top 3 at Dixie were RX8s, would have been a 2/3/4 line up if I had not been dumb on day one.

The new owners of John V's BMW are going to be hard to beat though, Mark hasn't had much...
03-14-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 676
Posted By roflcopter

Selling the clutch but keeping the flywheel? I...

Selling the clutch but keeping the flywheel? I take it you're going with a different brand 5.5"?

If I didn't just buy tires and another track car I would be interested...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
01-22-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1,140
Views: 137,958
Posted By roflcopter

So... Who's going to Dixie?

So... Who's going to Dixie?
Forum: RX-8 Racing
01-18-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,418
Posted By roflcopter

Mazda just lists it as "Dynamic Damper" on the...

Mazda just lists it as "Dynamic Damper" on the parts listings... I'd guess it's safe to pull off. I'm curious how much it actually weighs, I've never given the thing two thoughts.
Forum: RX-8 Racing
01-15-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,418
Posted By roflcopter

Looks good! Think you could still drive a car up...

Looks good! Think you could still drive a car up onto a trailer with it?
Forum: RX-8 Racing
01-08-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,418
Posted By roflcopter

Ah okay, I didn't realize it was custom made. Let...

Ah okay, I didn't realize it was custom made. Let us know when you get it all together, I'm curious how that setup works. I'm looking at making the jump sometime in the next few months... gotta get...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
01-07-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,418
Posted By roflcopter

Interesting, I guess if they make a TO bearing...

Interesting, I guess if they make a TO bearing that interfaces it then that works.

It's only about $80 more to go with the hydraulic setup though, which may prove to be a better long term solution...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
01-04-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,418
Posted By roflcopter

Does this use a stock slave cylinder and throw...

Does this use a stock slave cylinder and throw out bearing? I was under impression all the multi-disc setups used hydraulic TO bearings... if not then that is awesome and I may look into this setup...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
12-03-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 21,637
Posted By roflcopter

I finally get to post something! NOLA...

I finally get to post something!

NOLA Motorsports Park Long (with the esses) - 2:05.82

Car is DSP autocross prepped, but was running street tires. First time running that track and also first...
10-15-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 74,420
Posted By roflcopter

Yep! I'm looking at the same thing. See how...

Yep! I'm looking at the same thing.

See how the top left value would be 18ish if divided by 100? And how in the previous table the resultant dwell would be ~20ms? For the d585 it seems like we'd...
10-15-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 74,420
Posted By roflcopter

I could be wrong... but it appears Versatuner's...

I could be wrong... but it appears Versatuner's dwell table is in microseconds, not the raw value that other software uses.

So you would want to take the bottom table you have and multiply it by...
10-13-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,505
Posted By roflcopter

I have a few questions and figured this may be a...

I have a few questions and figured this may be a good place to ask since it may help others instead of emailing them directly to you guys.

1) I have a 2004 RX8 and with Versatuner loaded. I only...
10-08-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By roflcopter

If you wouldn’t mind checking or if the rear hats...

If you wouldn’t mind checking or if the rear hats have part numbers on them I can check.

Either eay way I am interested in the fronts, and the rears if they are serviceable.
10-08-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By roflcopter

Would you be willing to sell just the fronts? I...

Would you be willing to sell just the fronts? I believe the 'different' rear is the old style that they no longer sell rings for.
08-29-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,499
Posted By roflcopter

I will grab a 3rd brake light and the Mazda...

I will grab a 3rd brake light and the Mazda emblems if you'd sell just them (the logo ones front and rear). Shipping would be to 32505.
08-16-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By roflcopter

I found one locally, I will mark this as sold.

I found one locally, I will mark this as sold.
07-26-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By roflcopter

[FOUND] Cooling Fan Assembly or Motor

If anyone is parting out a car or has it laying around, I need either the entire cooling fan shroud/motor/fan assembly or the passenger side fan motor. Whatcha got?

Shipping would be to 32505.
Forum: RX-8 Racing
07-25-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,541
Posted By roflcopter

I will also say that a welded diff *can* be made...

I will also say that a welded diff *can* be made to work but is not the best option. We ran one in our lemons car and while it was workable for road course, to autocross the car you had to adopt a...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
07-23-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 1,140
Views: 137,958
Posted By roflcopter

A bit of an update... First event on the...

A bit of an update...

First event on the Penskes was yesterday, a friend of mine co-drove to put more time on the car and get more feedback on suspension things. The site we were using is one that...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
07-11-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By roflcopter

If they had the same splines as the old ones then...

If they had the same splines as the old ones then the press fit wouldn't be very tight because the hole is already expanded a bit to fit the previous ones. I wouldn't worry about the splines being...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
07-11-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By roflcopter

Yeah... wheel studs typically need to be pressed...

Yeah... wheel studs typically need to be pressed in, and out.
Forum: RX-8 Racing
07-11-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1,140
Views: 137,958
Posted By roflcopter

I've been talking to a Penske guy off and on over...

I've been talking to a Penske guy off and on over the last day and he said that the VDPs are great because you can really valve them for whatever you want them to do, either having a bleed-prone very...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
07-10-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 1,140
Views: 137,958
Posted By roflcopter

Yep! It was set up with linear/linear valving,...

Yep! It was set up with linear/linear valving, and not even close to matching left-to-right. I’m guessing the set was pieced together off of multiple cars. The nylon lock but takes the cake though....
Forum: RX-8 Racing
07-09-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,623
Posted By roflcopter

Hoosier specifies ~3 degrees for the A7/R7, but...

Hoosier specifies ~3 degrees for the A7/R7, but that is camber at load though. Has anyone done a plot of the camber curve during stroke on the RX8? I actually plan to do this sometime this week while...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
07-09-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1,140
Views: 137,958
Posted By roflcopter

Exclamation https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rx8club.com-vbull...

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Got the correct springs in, went for a test drive to check for rubbing...
07-01-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 489
Posted By roflcopter

Hyperco 500lb/in Springs

Hey RX8 brethren,

I ordered some 2.5" ID Hyperco springs in 7" length, 500 lb/in rate, to do some test fitting and turns out they don't work for me. They have some scuffs from...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
07-01-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,623
Posted By roflcopter

I wish there was a good option out there... and...

I wish there was a good option out there... and something that would be DSP legal for SCCA stuff.

The Michigan Metal ones have one flaw... by changing the camber you are changing the distance...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
06-21-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 1,140
Views: 137,958
Posted By roflcopter

How much stiffer on the spring rates are you...

How much stiffer on the spring rates are you talking? 50lbs? 200lbs?

With these shocks the tire contacts things before the shock is bottoming out, so I think bumpstops would be a good idea...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
06-20-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1,140
Views: 137,958
Posted By roflcopter

More updates! After a conversation with...

More updates!

After a conversation with Mazda Motorsports and some emailing back and forth it appears the front top hats I have are in fact the ones that were standard on the NC chassis MX5 Cup...
06-18-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,165
Posted By roflcopter

I am interested in the SC kit as well (and...

I am interested in the SC kit as well (and located in FL) if you do decide to part it out...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
06-17-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1,140
Views: 137,958
Posted By roflcopter

Today (after replacing the motor mounts in my...

Today (after replacing the motor mounts in my better half's Miata), I got some time to put the car in the air and do some research... It turns out that whatever brand top hats these are on the front...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
06-01-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 1,140
Views: 137,958
Posted By roflcopter

Splitter is finalized. FINALLY. ...

Splitter is finalized. FINALLY.

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Forum: RX-8 Racing
05-26-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1,140
Views: 137,958
Posted By roflcopter

I have a question for Team... After doing...

I have a question for Team...

After doing some quick napkin calculations it would seem an N/A RX8 would be able to use a much smaller filter setup than you are planning to run with your setup. By...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
04-26-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 1,140
Views: 137,958
Posted By roflcopter

While I ponder shock things and procrastinate on...

While I ponder shock things and procrastinate on getting the car up on a lift to test fitment of the tophats the shocks came with(please fit, please fit, please fit!) I am at least making small...
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