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06-15-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 330
Posted By NotAPreppie

Log manifold so you can cut the runners off and...

Log manifold so you can cut the runners off and replicate TeamRX8's header.
06-15-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 330
Posted By NotAPreppie

The LIM is also a good get.

The LIM is also a good get.
06-14-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,059
Posted By NotAPreppie

Because we'd rather have a few good threads than...

Because we'd rather have a few good threads than 10,000 crappy ones?

Not saying your K24 swap thread would suck but there would be tons of the same 10 questions over and over again. Often in the...
06-14-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,050
Posted By NotAPreppie

Awesome!

Awesome!
Forum: MW RX-8 Forum
06-13-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,304
Posted By NotAPreppie

OP hasn't logged in since March 2018. I think we...

OP hasn't logged in since March 2018. I think we can stop replying now.
06-12-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,050
Posted By NotAPreppie

I don't really understand your fascination with...

I don't really understand your fascination with LY, BC. Personally, I almost passed on this because it wasn't Soul Red Crystal Metallic (which looks AMAZING in person).

That said, say the word and...
06-12-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,050
Posted By NotAPreppie

Yah, they're good enough for the street but I...

Yah, they're good enough for the street but I doubt they will help me get the 3rd or 4th place finish I'm hoping for in my class with my local SCCA chapter (we have a big and very competitive STR...
06-12-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,050
Posted By NotAPreppie

Heh... They're MeisterR, likely their...

Heh...

They're MeisterR, likely their ZetaCRD product 7k/4.5k springs. They don't suck enough for me to change right away.
06-12-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,050
Posted By NotAPreppie

The manner in which you use your personal truths...

The manner in which you use your personal truths is where the conflict arises.



I did the wheels, the PO did coilovers, GWR header and midpipe, grill, and OV tune. I plan to do swaybars, offset...
06-11-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 23,460
Posted By NotAPreppie

I mean, they do offer rotary mechanic services...

I mean, they do offer rotary mechanic services but I only have one data point regarding their quality and it's negative.
\_(ツ)_/
06-11-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,050
Posted By NotAPreppie

Thank you. I will. I suppose I should feel...

Thank you. I will.

I suppose I should feel good that you're back to your old conflict-seeking behavior. I was afraid that recent life events might have eliminated that aspect of your personality....
Forum: MW RX-8 Forum
06-11-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,337
Posted By NotAPreppie

So... What would you like to know?

So... What would you like to know?
06-11-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 23,460
Posted By NotAPreppie

Talking to a guy on Reddit who got shat all over...

Talking to a guy on Reddit who got shat all over by a rotary shop in Schaumburg, IL.

The only one I know of in that area is Elite Rotary...
...
06-11-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By NotAPreppie

The PPF connects the engine/transmission to the...

The PPF connects the engine/transmission to the diff and makes them a single assembly. The whole assembly is basically suspended from the engine mounts up front and the diff mounts in the rear.

If...
06-11-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,050
Posted By NotAPreppie

New toy!

Not going to lie: my new toy is pretty damned sexy...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48043008791_a73f026489_z.jpg
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48043098702_9d3ea6705c_z.jpg
06-10-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,189
Posted By NotAPreppie

I can answer the question about the mid-pipe...

I can answer the question about the mid-pipe diameter: It's definitely 3" after the flange that connects to the header. The flange itself is sized to bolt directly to the OE header.
I ended up...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
06-10-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 1,140
Views: 137,958
Posted By NotAPreppie

I asked him this same question yesterday (once my...

I asked him this same question yesterday (once my ears stopped bleeding).
The answer boiled down to "Because SpeedSource told him to."
06-10-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,864
Posted By NotAPreppie

Both my crappy OJ Imports rebuild, reassembled...

Both my crappy OJ Imports rebuild, reassembled crappy OJ Imports rebuild, and Mazda reman fired up after a slightly longer than usual crank.

This was after priming the oil system by manually...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
06-06-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,123
Posted By NotAPreppie

Are you going to tell Brent how to do this since...

Are you going to tell Brent how to do this since he hasn't been able to figure it out?
06-06-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 20,791
Posted By NotAPreppie

Wait, did you drive the car around with a hole in...

Wait, did you drive the car around with a hole in the radiator?

If so, can I ask what you expected would happen?
06-06-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 750
Posted By NotAPreppie

Overlap. So, in combustion engine cars, you...

Overlap.

So, in combustion engine cars, you can get a small (or maybe large?) power bump by having the intake ports start to open before the exhaust ports completely close. This is because the...
06-06-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,612
Posted By NotAPreppie

My thread, my f-bombs. TeamRX8 and New...

My thread, my f-bombs.

TeamRX8 and New Yorker.
I'm sorry that this bothers you and I invite you to go elsewhere.

0-100_Real_Quick
Nothing wrong with them expressing their feelings. If it...
06-04-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,612
Posted By NotAPreppie

Yah, I'm pretty pleased with the Mazda reman. ...

Yah, I'm pretty pleased with the Mazda reman.
And old habits die hard so I'm sure I'll keep visiting out of muscle memory as much as anything else.


Just had to get that parting shot in, eh? :p:...
06-04-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,612
Posted By NotAPreppie

:rofl: Actually, I told him that part of the...

:rofl:
Actually, I told him that part of the sweetheart deal he got means he has to sell it to Emanuel when he's done. Then it will go back to me.
06-04-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,612
Posted By NotAPreppie

Well, it's been a blast, but all shitty things...

Well, it's been a blast, but all shitty things must end.

I regret that I will never get around to shoe-horning an LS under the hood but I need to move on.

Also, I might have bought a 2017 Miata...
06-03-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 929
Posted By NotAPreppie

Oil control ring failure?

Oil control ring failure?
06-02-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,030
Posted By NotAPreppie

I bought cheap solenoids off Amazon and two out...

I bought cheap solenoids off Amazon and two out of three have worked fine. One didn't hold vacuum.
06-02-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 258
Posted By NotAPreppie

They will fit but your speedometer will be off....

They will fit but your speedometer will be off. You will actually be going slower than indicated by about 3%.

Can I ask why you're choosing that size? The ideal sizes for 18x8 wheels would be...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
05-30-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 1,140
Views: 137,958
Posted By NotAPreppie

It may be for sale soon...

It may be for sale soon...
05-30-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By NotAPreppie

:icon_droo What swaybar(s) did you have...

:icon_droo

What swaybar(s) did you have these paired with?
Did he give you an idea of the impact of changing the unsprung weight (say, if the next owner had a different wheel/tire setup)?
I...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
05-30-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1,140
Views: 137,958
Posted By NotAPreppie

That motor is TOAST. Did you use the leading or...

That motor is TOAST. Did you use the leading or trailing plug holes?
05-29-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By NotAPreppie

Thick black/red? Like B+ and B-(ground)? Those...

Thick black/red? Like B+ and B-(ground)?
Those should be >12v with the car off and 13V - 14.5V with the car running.
05-29-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By NotAPreppie

Which pin did you test?

Which pin did you test?
05-29-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,361
Posted By NotAPreppie

Hot start could be coils or fuel pump. ...

Hot start could be coils or fuel pump.

Kimchi, can you post the actual compression test results?

Follow Jon316G's instructions for testing the redline beep:...
05-28-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,273
Posted By NotAPreppie

Get a compression test done.

Get a compression test done.
05-27-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,349
Posted By NotAPreppie

That spring rate ratio is reversed... Should be...

That spring rate ratio is reversed... Should be entertainingly (or dangerously) tail happy.
05-24-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,541
Posted By NotAPreppie

Another great Mitsuoka car... ...

Another great Mitsuoka car...
https://www.topgear.com/car-news/modified/mitsuoka-orochi-gold-still-ugly
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xm66Y7KFwWs
Forum: RX-8 Racing
05-23-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,123
Posted By NotAPreppie

I may be able to work on this in a month or two....

I may be able to work on this in a month or two. I have the parts to build an Arduino CAN logger but I lack the time.

If you use OBD Fusion on your mobile device, you can buy the $10 add-on pack...
05-23-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 985
Posted By NotAPreppie

Beautiful! If you don't have a recent...

Beautiful!

If you don't have a recent compression test, I'm local and have an RCTV5. I'd be happy to help you out with this.
Forum: RX-8 Racing
05-23-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3,476
Views: 341,484
Posted By NotAPreppie

Yah, in a perfect world I'd have the funds for an...

Yah, in a perfect world I'd have the funds for an FCM setup...
Need to start playing the lottery paying the "bad at math" tax.
Forum: RX-8 Racing
05-23-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3,476
Views: 341,484
Posted By NotAPreppie

Well, since we're showing off, here's my...

Well, since we're showing off, here's my heinously compromised, non-competitive setup...

2005 Base+Sport package, completely stock except for...
Napa Echlin D585 coils
VersaTuner OTS tune
CSF...
05-22-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 13,123
Posted By NotAPreppie

I can use up to 1.5 qts through my Sohn in 6 x 20...

I can use up to 1.5 qts through my Sohn in 6 x 20 minute sessions at Blackhawk Farms Raceway. This is with OMP output increased via VersaTuner.
05-22-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By NotAPreppie

A reman costs around $3000 + freight (anywhere...

A reman costs around $3000 + freight (anywhere from $125 - $500). You'll have to ship your old motor back to the place you bought your reman from (another $125 - $500) or pay a $1000 core charge. ...
05-20-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 929
Posted By NotAPreppie

Sure, sure, and how long would those "running...

Sure, sure, and how long would those "running RX-8" last?

Running doesn't mean "running well".
Running doesn't mean "makes as much power as it's supposed to."
Running doesn't mean "will last...
05-20-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By NotAPreppie

OP, do you have a turbo 13B from an RX-7? If not,...

OP, do you have a turbo 13B from an RX-7? If not, that diagram is useless.

Click my link. The top result will be the vacuum hose diagram for your car.
05-20-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By NotAPreppie

Here, try this link (http://bfy.tw/Nk2S).

Here, try this link (http://bfy.tw/Nk2S).
Forum: RX-8 Racing
05-18-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 241
Posted By NotAPreppie

IMO, no. Not worth it. Minimal (if any)...

IMO, no. Not worth it.

Minimal (if any) performance gain that comes with costs and potential reliability issues.
05-18-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 19,808
Posted By NotAPreppie

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rx8club.com-vbull...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rx8club.com-vbulletin/320x240/ezgif_2_e9c013ad3087_1548fca606ca426e5fbea3762c1626ea890bf9bd.gif
05-18-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By NotAPreppie

Sorry, not their engineers but one of their US...

Sorry, not their engineers but one of their US reps.






That link is dead so here's an updated one to 90 95 0182

https://www.hjs-motorsport.de/products/tuning/universal-catalysts.html
05-17-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By NotAPreppie

It should be noted that the HJS cats recommended...

It should be noted that the HJS cats recommended by their own engineers for our cars are their 350PS/5L units.
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