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06-09-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 947
Posted By SayNoToPistons

Congrats on the CX-5! Surprising how it's at the...

Congrats on the CX-5! Surprising how it's at the end of its life cycle, yet the CX-5 is still at the top of the game.

First "mod" shall be debadging the rear. CX-5's look so much cleaner without...
06-01-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,035
Posted By SayNoToPistons

Missed the race today, but I see the results were...

Missed the race today, but I see the results were quite poor.

I followed up on Bomarito with Mazdamotorsports Instagram and he mentioned something about getting contact from another car while he...
05-13-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,047
Posted By SayNoToPistons

Can attest to Mazda's super thin paints. It is...

Can attest to Mazda's super thin paints. It is NOTORIOUS on detailing forums for dangerously thin paint from the factory. We're talking about 2.2-2.5 mils, which is 63.5 microns or less for an...
05-10-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,047
Posted By SayNoToPistons

I have an 04 with low mileage (~60k). Never...

I have an 04 with low mileage (~60k). Never abused and I am a typical 5'10" 170 lb male. My RX-8 rattles like a tin can from the mirror, the doors, dash, to rear deck at any temperature below 60*F...
05-10-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,047
Posted By SayNoToPistons

I honestly want Mazda to work on their R&D when...

I honestly want Mazda to work on their R&D when it comes to quality and ergonomics. The quality wasn't up to par with even Hondas and Toyotas until the current gen (2016+) SkyActiv cars.

As my...
05-10-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,047
Posted By SayNoToPistons

It's an absolute given that the I6 will be...

It's an absolute given that the I6 will be shoe-horned into their large crossover. It would be stupid for Mazda not to because sedan sales have plummeted and will CONTINUE to plummet to record lows....
05-09-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,035
Posted By SayNoToPistons

Hopefully their develope of an in-house...

Hopefully their develope of an in-house straight-six cylinder engine (see my other thread in this section) trickles into their next generation of race cars. Perhaps they'll become even more...
05-09-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,047
Posted By SayNoToPistons

Mazda surprisingly and quietly releases news on SkyActiv-D/G Straight-6 Cylinder

Wishes granted. Mazda is re-entering the 6 cylinder realm and "longitudinal engine lay-out". Now let's hope they push the R&D and further expedite their path towards the premium market.

Also,...
05-09-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,035
Posted By SayNoToPistons

I wonder how much Mazda is willing to commit for...

I wonder how much Mazda is willing to commit for this series if it does go that route. I would assume the available finances of Mazda VS the other DPi manufacturers are already a David VS Goliath...
05-06-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,035
Posted By SayNoToPistons

Fingers crossed that they take come at least one...

Fingers crossed that they take come at least one win this season.

Short race at Detroit. Hopefully they can pull some speed and qualify well.
05-05-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,035
Posted By SayNoToPistons

What a great race. I am in no way disappointed...

What a great race. I am in no way disappointed that Mazda did not finish 1st. Their efforts and skills have clearly paid off.

The race had me at the edge of my seat. The needle threading through...
04-23-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,531
Posted By SayNoToPistons

I would say the R2 package of the '94 is the most...

I would say the R2 package of the '94 is the most sought after. R2 includes an extra oil cooler, no power sunroof, upgraded suspension (BIlstein shocks, strut tower brace), and brake ducts just to...
04-23-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,531
Posted By SayNoToPistons

$52,000 with 2 days remaining. Don't get me...

$52,000 with 2 days remaining. Don't get me wrong, I certainly hope it sells when the bid ends, but the price seems a bit far fetched for an FD even in its condition.

If it does sell for over...
04-23-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 14,237
Posted By SayNoToPistons

Agreed. It's really dependent on states and their...

Agreed. It's really dependent on states and their availability of "cheap" diesel.

In New York for example, diesel cars aside from commercial trucks are an extreme rarity due to the lack of...
04-22-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 14,237
Posted By SayNoToPistons

Mazda's goal is to sell only 10% of CX-5 as...

Mazda's goal is to sell only 10% of CX-5 as diesels. That is approximately 13,000-15,000 diesel variants of the CX-5 a year, which is not very ambitious.

It's quite obvious that they're just shoe...
04-17-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,815
Posted By SayNoToPistons

More nerdy technical details of the new Mazda3 ...

More nerdy technical details of the new Mazda3


Savagegeese is by far the most unbiased and detailed reviewer i've come across (motomantv is another excellent technical reviewer). So I will take...
04-16-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,035
Posted By SayNoToPistons

Great post, thank you. Skip to 38.26 for the...

Great post, thank you.

Skip to 38.26 for the impact. 41:50 for a view of the front clip damage.
04-13-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,035
Posted By SayNoToPistons

Just chiming in with 25 mins remaining. What...

Just chiming in with 25 mins remaining. What happened to #55?
04-11-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,815
Posted By SayNoToPistons

A brutally honest, yet refreshing review of the...

A brutally honest, yet refreshing review of the new Mazda3.

Long story short - it is significantly better than the previous generation Mazda3 in every department (minus identical drivetrain),...
04-02-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,075
Posted By SayNoToPistons

For $500, does it include the catalytic converter?

For $500, does it include the catalytic converter?
03-27-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,575
Posted By SayNoToPistons

Inspirational. Best of luck.

Inspirational.


Best of luck.
03-26-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,065
Posted By SayNoToPistons

That makes me feel less guilty for raising the...

That makes me feel less guilty for raising the dead via private messaging.
03-18-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,035
Posted By SayNoToPistons

I was hoping their bad luck was depleted after...

I was hoping their bad luck was depleted after the 77 was out and the 55 was running strong into the latter half of the race against the army of Caddies.

Once again, hoping this is the last of...
03-16-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,035
Posted By SayNoToPistons

Thanks for the update. Iím just chiming into the...

Thanks for the update. Iím just chiming into the race now (4 hours late).
03-14-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,035
Posted By SayNoToPistons

I wish they provided a bit more technical info...

I wish they provided a bit more technical info instead of the PR crap.

https://www.motorsport.com/imsa/news/mazda-daytona-reliability-problem-solved/4352041/...
03-13-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,575
Posted By SayNoToPistons

Is this a track car? You will feel enormous...

Is this a track car?

You will feel enormous amounts of heat radiating around the shifter area without the boot acting as an insulator. Not to mention the noise, which the double boot and wool mesh...
03-13-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,065
Posted By SayNoToPistons

Snippet from MotorTrend and CarBuzz: ...

Snippet from MotorTrend and CarBuzz:







That said, this thing is going to sell like hot cakes, and Mazda does not give a flying shit if the cheap automotive enthusiasts shames the CX-30.
03-06-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,065
Posted By SayNoToPistons

What makes it a "shit" box? Anyway, we know...

What makes it a "shit" box?

Anyway, we know the CX-30 is not an epic launch for Mazda. It won't be their highest volume seller and Mazda knows it. It's just another vehicle put together from their...
03-05-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 369
Posted By SayNoToPistons

How many miles is on this cat?

How many miles is on this cat?
02-15-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,427
Posted By SayNoToPistons

Hopefully I'll have some luck this time - some...

Hopefully I'll have some luck this time - some random parts needed:
- Two transmission tunnel braces with bolts
- Exhaust shroud clips
- Passenger seat side plastic trim clip (may be a tough one...
02-06-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 14,237
Posted By SayNoToPistons

ASH8, what's the news? ...

ASH8, what's the news?

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01-29-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,035
Posted By SayNoToPistons

The more, the merrier. With their wide range of...

The more, the merrier. With their wide range of production power trains, I wonder what diversity they can bring to the table.
01-29-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,815
Posted By SayNoToPistons

The first-drive reviews are out. Feedback is...

The first-drive reviews are out. Feedback is positive, even with the new twist-beam rear suspension.

https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/a26029080/2019-mazda-3-drive/
...
01-29-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,035
Posted By SayNoToPistons

If anyone has technical updates from Joest in...

If anyone has technical updates from Joest in regards to their cars and plan moving forward, please post it! I've been looking out for news (excluding John Doonan's marketing spiel).
01-28-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,035
Posted By SayNoToPistons

This. Sometimes endurance racing just comes down...

This. Sometimes endurance racing just comes down to plain luck. With the caliber of Team Joest and their success with Audi, I am confident they did everything in their power to prepare for this race....
01-26-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,035
Posted By SayNoToPistons

It was certainly a heart dropping moment when...

It was certainly a heart dropping moment when both cars went out.

Fingers remain crossed for the #55 now that the #77 is officially out.
11-30-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,382
Posted By SayNoToPistons

I used to get butthurt reading all the comments...

I used to get butthurt reading all the comments about "no more new rotary engine cars". In all honesty, I couldn't care less nowadays. Just build me a fun, efficient, and torquey powertrain, then...
11-30-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,815
Posted By SayNoToPistons

This. It also won't matter to 95% of...

This.

It also won't matter to 95% of consumers, because they don't even look rearward anymore. It's quite unfortunate that most rely on "safety" nannies to do the most basic driving maneuvers....
11-29-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,815
Posted By SayNoToPistons

I agree - the CarPlay/Android Auto was a much...

I agree - the CarPlay/Android Auto was a much needed add-on which also came very late in the game. The system is still slow to respond and scrolling through the menus tend to be less intuitive than...
11-29-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,815
Posted By SayNoToPistons

Amazing looking car inside and out given its...

Amazing looking car inside and out given its class competition. Still undecided about the hatch's C-pillar though, granted visible (or lack thereof) won't be an issue with driver nannies...

ASH,...
11-05-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By SayNoToPistons

Thanks for the help! The P0410 CEL...

Thanks for the help!

The P0410 CEL (secondary air injection) requires frequent clearing now at damn near every code start. That said, it's definitely time to swap in a replacement air pump. I just...
11-05-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,784
Posted By SayNoToPistons

Definitely worth the asking price for Autoarts....

Definitely worth the asking price for Autoarts. It's damn near impossible to find a red Autoart 1:18 RX-8 nowadays. I'm looking for another one...
10-29-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By SayNoToPistons

I am aware of the impacts on the life of the...

I am aware of the impacts on the life of the catalytic converter due to the lack of secondary air injection upon start up. I was already catless by the time the air pump failed and never bothered to...
10-29-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By SayNoToPistons

Here are a few items I can think of which may or...

Here are a few items I can think of which may or may not impact inspections:

- Regarding the exhaust, I have a Greddy Evo-T catback attached to the MazSport Dual Res. M.P.
- Intake is factory...
10-29-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By SayNoToPistons

Enlighten an East-Coaster on California emissions & smog inspection

I am looking to permanently relocate to California (San Diego/Temecula area) in the coming year. The RX-8 is being shipped out first to be driven/stored by my brother in law for the time being....
10-08-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,371
Posted By SayNoToPistons

We're the 1%, Mazda does not care about how the...

We're the 1%, Mazda does not care about how the 1% finds their Electric vehicles boring. We don't bring the money to their dealers.

This is the inevitable. Mazda is already late to the game of...
10-01-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,636
Posted By SayNoToPistons

^ Unfortunately it'll spend most of its time in...

^ Unfortunately it'll spend most of its time in service.
09-27-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 14,237
Posted By SayNoToPistons

Subaru has a cult following of boring boxy...

Subaru has a cult following of boring boxy wagons, which also happens to sell damn well being that it is the niche Subaru fills. Most late model Subarus on the road are Foresters, Crosstreks, etc...
09-05-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,573
Posted By SayNoToPistons

Do you have the two cross braces under the...

Do you have the two cross braces under the transmission tunnel?
07-26-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,314
Posted By SayNoToPistons

That is true. I'm not worried about resale value;...

That is true. I'm not worried about resale value; I know my low mileage mint RX-8 is worth nothing and I accepted that. However, it is becoming less relevant especially knowing that aftermarket...
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