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07-13-2016, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,580
Posted By thomthoms3

Bump! Open to offers

Bump! Open to offers
06-26-2016, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,580
Posted By thomthoms3

Bump! Price dropped to $7,000

Bump! Price dropped to $7,000
06-12-2016, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,580
Posted By thomthoms3

TN 2004 Mazda RX-8, 105k miles, tons of mods, rebuilt engine

Up for sale is my 2004 Mazda RX-8. It spent the first half of its life in Atlanta, GA, and its second half in Nashville, TN. I am the second owner of this vehicle. Over the past years, I have spent a...
07-03-2015, 02:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,256
Posted By thomthoms3

Thank you! Yes, something didn't feel right...

Thank you! Yes, something didn't feel right spraying stuff on my car, but it turned out looking fantastic. Honestly it might be more trouble than it's worth. There are shops nowadays that will dip...
07-02-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,306
Posted By thomthoms3

West Hollywood, I'm here until the end of August...

West Hollywood, I'm here until the end of August when I go back to college at home in Tennessee.
07-02-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,306
Posted By thomthoms3

Any LA guys want to organize a meet?

I'm new in town, and eager to meet some people, because I just got in town and have nothing to do! If any of you guys want to organize a meet, or if you know of any meets going on, I would love to do...
06-30-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,256
Posted By thomthoms3

Well, after an hour or so of sitting, it works...

Well, after an hour or so of sitting, it works fine now. Maybe it overheated? I'm not sure but when I let it cool down I got back in and drove it fine. The thing that concerns me was the gas/fume...
06-30-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,256
Posted By thomthoms3

Stranded in Grand Canyon, won't go into gear

Drove my 8 to the Grand Canyon today and as I was looking for parking, noticed it was hard to put into gear. Eventually it got impossible to put into any of the higher gears, including reverse. It...
06-24-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,265
Posted By thomthoms3

I'm very aware ;) I have baked open my...

I'm very aware ;)

I have baked open my headlights before to paint them. Thanks though.
06-24-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,265
Posted By thomthoms3

Okay I will probably just order a new halogen...

Okay I will probably just order a new halogen assembly and just use the plastic lens on my current Xenon's then. Thanks for the help
06-24-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,265
Posted By thomthoms3

Sorry, my phrasing was confusing. I meant to say,...

Sorry, my phrasing was confusing. I meant to say, can I theoretically just use the plastic housing from the halogens and put them on my existing xenons? It is literally just the plastic shell lens...
06-24-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,265
Posted By thomthoms3

Okay so would a HID conversion kit be necessary,...

Okay so would a HID conversion kit be necessary, or could I use my factory Xenon parts in a new halogen headlight?

I have found plenty of halogen headlight assemblies for $200 or so each, so that...
06-24-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,265
Posted By thomthoms3

Using HID parts in Halogen headlight?

Hey all, I am looking to replace my headlights because the lens on both headlights are completely ruined. Everything else inside the headlight works fine. I want to do this for $500 or less, and the...
06-16-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By thomthoms3

Still looking for a place to live but West...

Still looking for a place to live but West Hollywood is the most likely option. Moving here to help my little sister get settled in for the summer. I will likely find a job and other than that will...
06-16-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By thomthoms3

Potentially moving to LA

Hey all, I have been given the opportunity to move to Los Angeles for a couple months this summer. I currently reside in Nashville, TN as a college student. How is the 8 scene in LA? I ask because I...
06-01-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,437
Posted By thomthoms3

Bump

Bump
05-24-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,437
Posted By thomthoms3

Bump, free shipping still available

Bump, free shipping still available
05-22-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,437
Posted By thomthoms3

Bump, now just $300 shipped to lower 48.

Bump, now just $300 shipped to lower 48.
05-21-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,437
Posted By thomthoms3

Bump

Bump
05-13-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,437
Posted By thomthoms3

Sorry didn't see this! $113

Sorry didn't see this! $113
05-04-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,437
Posted By thomthoms3

$113 via UPS Ground

$113 via UPS Ground
05-04-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,437
Posted By thomthoms3

Bumpity bump bump. No takers?

Bumpity bump bump. No takers?
05-03-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 956
Posted By thomthoms3

I just took the 8 off collision and kept it on...

I just took the 8 off collision and kept it on liability. This way it makes having two cars significantly more affordable!
05-03-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 956
Posted By thomthoms3

The 8 is no longer my daily!

Bittersweet day! I bought a 2007 Mazda3 Hatch to replace my RX-8 as a daily driver. While it is sad I won't be spending as much time in my RX-8, it is a nice feeling knowing I will be preserving the...
05-02-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,437
Posted By thomthoms3

Bump!

Bump!
04-30-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,437
Posted By thomthoms3

Bump.

Bump.
04-29-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,437
Posted By thomthoms3

Bump

Bump
04-28-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,437
Posted By thomthoms3

Bump, still for sale. Price drop to $250

Bump, still for sale. Price drop to $250
04-27-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,437
Posted By thomthoms3

TN Four black stock 18" wheels

I have 4 stock 18" wheels for sale. They were custom painted gloss black a couple years ago. They are in great condition apart from some minor curb rash (pictured). I will include the stock lug nuts...
Forum: SE RX-8 Forum
03-16-2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 14,773
Posted By thomthoms3

Lol, what's wrong with Landers? He's an...

Lol, what's wrong with Landers? He's an interesting fellow but does great, well-priced work. I can vouch for him (engine rebuild).
02-14-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,091
Posted By thomthoms3

No, it was all bent up, and would not fit back in...

No, it was all bent up, and would not fit back in the intake. I'm not entirely sure it was necessary to have anyway. It looks like it might just be there as a backup to catch leaves or something. I...
02-14-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,091
Posted By thomthoms3

Aem: 1, rx-8: 0

Checked codes and got P0638 and P2109, both throttle body related. I took apart my AEM intake near the throttle body and found this little guy hanging out.


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02-14-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,091
Posted By thomthoms3

I am about to drive over to my parent's house to...

I am about to drive over to my parent's house to check these things. If you would be willing to mail me a spare ESS for testing purposes, I would gladly accept. I unfortunately don't have a way of...
02-13-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,091
Posted By thomthoms3

Yes, I'm familiar with it. I'll take a look at it...

Yes, I'm familiar with it. I'll take a look at it tomorrow, and try disconnecting the battery/MAF and clean the ESS and reset the profile. I am not yet going to spend $140 on a new ESS unless I know...
02-13-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,091
Posted By thomthoms3

So should I remove the ESS entirely, or just...

So should I remove the ESS entirely, or just clean it? Many of those inspections are over my head. The visual inspection I can do, but from there I'm not sure. Unfortuantely, there aren't many 8's in...
02-13-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,091
Posted By thomthoms3

I will start with the above suggestions then. My...

I will start with the above suggestions then. My house doesn't have a garage or a safe place to work on a car, so I towed it to my parents house while I figure this out. I will go over there later...
02-13-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,091
Posted By thomthoms3

Now that you mentioned the ESS, a while back...

Now that you mentioned the ESS, a while back (maybe a month ago), I was having a hard time starting the engine, and eventually it threw a code (P0366), which was related to the crank sensor?...
02-13-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,091
Posted By thomthoms3

My bad, by turned over I meant the starter would...

My bad, by turned over I meant the starter would spin, but the engine would not ignite.
02-13-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,091
Posted By thomthoms3

Revs jumping after WOT in 1st gear

So the story goes, The other day I noticed when I started my car, a bunch of dash lights would come on (ABS, TCS, Brake, Battery, Power Steering, etc.) as well as the power steering not working. A...
02-12-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 551
Posted By thomthoms3

New Alternator?

Looking for a good brand that makes alternators. I don't prefer refurbished ones, because I've heard bad stories, but where would be a good place to pick one up?
02-11-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By thomthoms3

Sure enough it was the alternator. The car is...

Sure enough it was the alternator. The car is running completely off the battery.
02-11-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By thomthoms3

Thanks guys I'll check it out.

Thanks guys I'll check it out.
02-10-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By thomthoms3

TN Multiple dash lights on start

So a little while ago I started my car while cold, and multiple lights lit up on the dash: ABS, Brake (even when handbrake off), Traction Control, Battery, and Power Steering (not just the light, but...
10-20-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,013
Posted By thomthoms3

When you say three, do you mean three resistors...

When you say three, do you mean three resistors per light? Or three total? If you mean total, I have four in right now, one on each light.


And to the other responses, I was told by a few other...
10-19-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,013
Posted By thomthoms3

Thanks, but as mentioned I already have/installed...

Thanks, but as mentioned I already have/installed resistors..
10-18-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,013
Posted By thomthoms3

Installed turn signal resistors, still blinking fast.

I installed four amber LED's to each headlight and tail light, and as expected, got the hyperspeed turn signal. I read some other threads and installed wirewound resistors (10W, 10 ohm) from...
07-08-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 680
Views: 135,638
Posted By thomthoms3

Well, it has been forever since I posted on here,...

Well, it has been forever since I posted on here, so I thought I'd show some updates on my 8 since my last post in 2012.

Changes are:
• Rota G-Force Gunmetal 18x9's
• Black fender strakes
•...
07-02-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 882
Posted By thomthoms3

I just ran to Lowe's and got 4 stainless steel...

I just ran to Lowe's and got 4 stainless steel hose clamps. I'll get under there today and see if it is the heat shield. If not, what else could it be? The cat coming loose is possible, but I haven't...
06-29-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 882
Posted By thomthoms3

Here's a video of the problem occurring....

Here's a video of the problem occurring. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUoWdMZfKTA
06-25-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 882
Posted By thomthoms3

Rattling/Clattering Noise By Passenger side

I was driving my 8 today, and below 50 mph, especially at very low speeds, I hear a noticeable clattering/rattling noise sounding like it came from the passenger side front wheel. I took a look at it...
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