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Forum: SE RX-8 Forum
08-14-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,254
Posted By Rhawb

I'm trying to get back into going every month,...

I'm trying to get back into going every month, but I sure do like sleeping, so no guarantees. :p: I should be there this month, at least.
01-31-2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,878
Posted By Rhawb

Alright, videos are up! Sorry my fingers show up...

Alright, videos are up! Sorry my fingers show up in about half the videos - hope you enjoy anyway!
(Headphones and high volume are strongly recommended)
...
01-31-2010, 04:41 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,878
Posted By Rhawb

Excellent race! My feet hurt so bad that I've...

Excellent race! My feet hurt so bad that I've been shambling around like a zombie all day, but it was totally worth it. I'll try to post up my videos of the race later tonight or tomorrow.

Also,...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
01-29-2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 950
Posted By Rhawb

I'll be there in my poncho (sigh.), can't wait to...

I'll be there in my poncho (sigh.), can't wait to see the 3 RX8s go wailing by at the start of the race!
01-28-2010, 10:15 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,878
Posted By Rhawb

Good find RK! I'll definitely be following them...

Good find RK! I'll definitely be following them during the race.
01-27-2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,878
Posted By Rhawb

Excellent, thanks - I'll see you guys there!

Excellent, thanks - I'll see you guys there!
01-26-2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,878
Posted By Rhawb

Alright, what I understand after some research is...

Alright, what I understand after some research is that we'll be parking our cars just outside of the Turn 1 tunnel behind the grandstands and the camping will be a roped off area just inside of the...
01-20-2010, 01:34 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,878
Posted By Rhawb

Is the corral outside the gates? I know there is...

Is the corral outside the gates? I know there is a dog track next door to the speedway, but I'm not sure if that's considered the old dog track. I assumed the corral was going to be in the yellow...
01-19-2010, 03:41 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,878
Posted By Rhawb

Alrighty, I'll give it a shot, thanks! EDIT:...

Alrighty, I'll give it a shot, thanks!

EDIT: FYI for anyone looking to buy Mazda corral tickets, they are sold out! It sounded like they may have been willing to deal on the ticket swap, but they...
01-18-2010, 10:07 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,878
Posted By Rhawb

It should be open, about the only places that...

It should be open, about the only places that open and close with the seasons down here are citrus farms and their related stores.
01-17-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,878
Posted By Rhawb

Hey guys I'm definitely going to be there this...

Hey guys I'm definitely going to be there this year in the firetruck (Speed 3), problem is I already bought my tickets - is there a way to swap out for the Mazda corral tickets?
11-10-2009, 04:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 530
Posted By Rhawb

No need to worry about cold shutdowns, but it's...

No need to worry about cold shutdowns, but it's not a bad idea to give the turbo a minute or two to cool down before shutting down. As I understand, it's not really needed unless you take a long...
11-10-2009, 02:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 530
Posted By Rhawb

Turbos are no harder to maintain than a rotary,...

Turbos are no harder to maintain than a rotary, just keep the oil changed. I've also updated my last post to answer any questions you might have about learning to drive stick.
11-10-2009, 01:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 530
Posted By Rhawb

m67ZMn0tzg8 Skip to 5:30, I couldn't...

m67ZMn0tzg8

Skip to 5:30, I couldn't possibly be more convincing.

Oh, and learning stick isn't hard - sit in an empty parking lot and use ONLY the clutch to get moving, this will teach you...
10-12-2009, 05:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,198
Posted By Rhawb

Happened to me when I was 16 in my first car and...

Happened to me when I was 16 in my first car and it has happened to me several times since. You just need to pull the steering wheel in either direction (I usually pull left since the key is on the...
10-11-2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,014
Posted By Rhawb

Nice pictures, I really hope they keep that whole...

Nice pictures, I really hope they keep that whole instrument cluster fairly close to how it is now. I know it's a bit over the top in its current form, but it would still look great with some...
10-11-2009, 12:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,031
Posted By Rhawb

Holy crap, it took you almost seven months to...

Holy crap, it took you almost seven months to drive to the drag strip? Was it on the other side of the planet? :p:
Forum: NE RX-8 Forum
10-07-2009, 04:01 PM
Replies: 448
Views: 30,151
Posted By Rhawb

I still don't understand why someone in Maryland...

I still don't understand why someone in Maryland wants to start a Washington, Oregon and Idaho lounge...
Forum: NE RX-8 Forum
10-07-2009, 12:47 AM
Replies: 448
Views: 30,151
Posted By Rhawb

Florida, Georgia, and Alabama? Though, I'm not...

Florida, Georgia, and Alabama? Though, I'm not sure why Maryland members would want such a thread...
10-02-2009, 12:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,001
Posted By Rhawb

Having owned both, I would urge you to go with...

Having owned both, I would urge you to go with the RX8. Though, if you're a big-time fan of power over all else, you may want to consider the MS3 a bit more than my recommendation. The power is...
08-04-2009, 12:43 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,787
Posted By Rhawb

I think it looks nice - especially the back. The...

I think it looks nice - especially the back. The more I see this design, the more I can see the appeal and it's finally starting to become a design I like rather than a design I tolerate.

Also,...
08-03-2009, 01:54 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,196
Posted By Rhawb

Learn to vehicle dynamics first, then you'll know...

Learn to vehicle dynamics first, then you'll know if you can drift. I already know you don't understand these concepts simply because you're asking - if you do try drifting without understanding the...
08-01-2009, 12:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 25,183
Posted By Rhawb

Zombie thread! Made me think Wannahave was...

Zombie thread!

Made me think Wannahave was returning... :(
07-30-2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,137
Posted By Rhawb

Consider the Mazdaspeed if you really want a nice...

Consider the Mazdaspeed if you really want a nice compromise between the RX8 and an economy car. I bet you can find them used in the low to mid teens if you do some looking around and have some...
07-29-2009, 09:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,137
Posted By Rhawb

About half my friends have Mazda 3s and they've...

About half my friends have Mazda 3s and they've all been quite reliable - a couple of them are even on their seconds. I think it's really one of the best driving economy cars on the market right now,...
07-29-2009, 05:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,102
Posted By Rhawb

This was on Autoblog yesterday, and along with it...

This was on Autoblog yesterday, and along with it came one of the best comments I've ever seen - "i dont look like one so therefore shouldn't be used stock car people stock looking at least."
...
07-28-2009, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 744
Posted By Rhawb

Only TEN!? That sounds WAY out of whack - even...

Only TEN!? That sounds WAY out of whack - even after reading the article, it's still not clear. Do they mean ten per dealership or ten nationwide?
07-22-2009, 12:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,074
Posted By Rhawb

We have unmarked Mustangs all over the place, but...

We have unmarked Mustangs all over the place, but the worst are the "random" unmarked cars. So far I've seen a Nissan Pathfinder, Jeep Cherokee, and a 300C - I never EVER would guess those were...
07-19-2009, 02:56 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,113
Posted By Rhawb

You can't see the intercooler on the Speed, since...

You can't see the intercooler on the Speed, since it's a TMIC. :) Though, the black grating on the front bumper is a bit bigger on the Speed than the standard 3 hatch so you can still look at the...
07-16-2009, 11:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By Rhawb

Ike's here! Welcome back, Ike! Also, I can't...

Ike's here! Welcome back, Ike!

Also, I can't wait for some (any) WRC coverage to come back - I used to always look forward to Speedvision's rally coverage in the old days. I've kind of lost touch...
07-15-2009, 11:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 806
Posted By Rhawb

Dang, they'd better fly it directly to my house...

Dang, they'd better fly it directly to my house in an otherwise empty cargo helicopter packed full with microfiber cloth for $51,000. Heck, that would probably only cost $20,000.
07-10-2009, 08:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 16,991
Posted By Rhawb

Prototipos are very comfortable, though if you...

Prototipos are very comfortable, though if you have wide feet they may be a bit narrow. They're not nearly as narrow as the pumas, but I'd say they're slightly more narrow than a pair of Vans.
07-07-2009, 11:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 16,991
Posted By Rhawb

I really miss my Pilotis when I'm wearing another...

I really miss my Pilotis when I'm wearing another pair of shoes, even if it's just a quick run around town. I'd say it's worth it, but if you're not totally sure about them, try and find a pair at...
06-30-2009, 03:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,222
Posted By Rhawb

That design actually wears the grin well - I know...

That design actually wears the grin well - I know it's a render that some guy whipped up but it looks nice.
Forum: SE RX-8 Forum
06-28-2009, 10:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By Rhawb

ah, you just missed one yesterday morning...check...

ah, you just missed one yesterday morning...check out cflrx8club.com, maybe we can get a dinner meet or something set up on short notice.
06-27-2009, 10:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,059
Posted By Rhawb

I'm VERY partial to black chrome, but I also like...

I'm VERY partial to black chrome, but I also like dark gray wheels kind of like the Mazdaspeed Miata had. I agree that just straight black wheels are a little bit hard to get right.

black chrome...
06-24-2009, 02:42 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 18,660
Posted By Rhawb

Worst. Bump. Ever.

Worst. Bump. Ever.
06-24-2009, 03:25 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,667
Posted By Rhawb

But it is exciting! ...as long as you keep...

But it is exciting!

...as long as you keep it pointed in a straight line. And you don't try to accelerate too hard. ;)

As far as the 16x - if it's the same or better than the 8, I will be a...
06-22-2009, 09:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,427
Posted By Rhawb

Heh, that guy who said the 8 doesn't handle well...

Heh, that guy who said the 8 doesn't handle well clearly doesn't know his ass from his elbow when it comes to going around a corner. I think it's a pretty safe bet that he can be ignored from here on...
06-22-2009, 05:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,144
Posted By Rhawb

http://nickmilne.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/facep...

http://nickmilne.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/facepalm2sn8.jpg

I have yet to find ONE person who thinks this is a good idea.
06-22-2009, 03:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,632
Posted By Rhawb

Haha, that reminds me of the first time I let one...

Haha, that reminds me of the first time I let one of my friends drive the car. Before leaving, I said "just keep in mind, if you're going to floor it, make sure you've got both hands on the wheel" he...
06-22-2009, 01:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,632
Posted By Rhawb

Yeah, only a normal clutch and H-gated shifter -...

Yeah, only a normal clutch and H-gated shifter - none of those fancy flappy paddles or slushboxes. :)
06-21-2009, 10:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,632
Posted By Rhawb

It does handle REALLY well, especially for FWD,...

It does handle REALLY well, especially for FWD, but all that power overwhelms the fronts pretty fast. Basically, expect to be wrestling the torque steer any time you want to punch out of a low speed...
06-21-2009, 10:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,368
Posted By Rhawb

I can't say that's my favorite wheel design ever...

I can't say that's my favorite wheel design ever - I think the curve in at the top of the spokes makes them look really small - but if they're dropping weight at the corners, then I'm all for it!...
06-21-2009, 12:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,753
Posted By Rhawb

I've noticed that occasionally 1st and reverse...

I've noticed that occasionally 1st and reverse don't engage fully - this seems to happen on most/all cars, best I can tell. It has happened on most of mine, at least. If you're experienced enough...
06-16-2009, 05:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 16,991
Posted By Rhawb

I should have mentioned that I wear a 9.5 and...

I should have mentioned that I wear a 9.5 and lace them up like footballs. Larger/wider sizes would likely make hitting both pedals a lot easier.
06-16-2009, 04:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 16,991
Posted By Rhawb

$85-90, more if they're leather instead of suede.

$85-90, more if they're leather instead of suede.
06-16-2009, 01:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 16,991
Posted By Rhawb

I have a pair of Piloti Prototipos and Puma...

I have a pair of Piloti Prototipos and Puma Future Cats (same ones pictured above, actually) - the Pilotis are BY FAR my favorite. They look normal and are comfortable enough for daily wear, plus...
06-14-2009, 12:50 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,245
Posted By Rhawb

You know, it's not even that I'm expecting a...

You know, it's not even that I'm expecting a sports car out of the thing - I drove my girlfriend's base Mazda 3 A LOT and never felt unsafe in that car. Steering was direct, braking was predictable,...
Forum: SE RX-8 Forum
06-13-2009, 10:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,316
Posted By Rhawb

Ooooh, buuuuurn! :lol2: Yeah, Siesta Beach...

Ooooh, buuuuurn! :lol2:

Yeah, Siesta Beach had 2 foot waves even when a hurricane was inbound. It was pretty lame, hahaha
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