Quicky on the HKS Exhaust - RX8Club.com



Series I Aftermarket Performance Modifications Discussion of power adding modifications
Sponsored by: CARiD

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread
Old 09-29-2009, 10:43 PM   #1
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 13
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quicky on the HKS Exhaust

Can this be made street legal? It looks like it has the catalytic converter but its just the web pic so it may be wrong.

http://www.customcarscentral.com/hks...mazda-rx8.html
M4Nathan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2009, 10:44 PM   #2
Never Blend In
iTrader: (2)
 
nuke0907's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Omaha, NE
Posts: 4,514
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
it is street legal. it does not replace the cat pipe.
nuke0907 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2009, 10:49 PM   #3
Phi
Phi
 
Phi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Worcester, MA
Posts: 207
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hi-power + RB DR midpipe = great sound!
Phi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2009, 10:52 PM   #4
Brettward is/has a G
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 699
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phi View Post
Hi-power + RB DR midpipe = great sound!
hold up hold up!!! I'm looking for a good midpipe with the hks hi power i always hear with a midpipe is way too loud? I already have the exhaust though just looking for a good combo...you have a video?
RyansRx8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2009, 11:15 PM   #5
Daddy's Home...
iTrader: (2)
 
nikkdizzle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: sevenONEfour
Posts: 793
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
yeah its street legal.
nikkdizzle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2009, 11:16 PM   #6
Registered
iTrader: (38)
 
9krpmrx8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 33,148
Thanked 152 Times in 131 Posts
Anyone know how the single side sounds with a catless non resonated mid pipe?
9krpmrx8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2009, 11:19 PM   #7
Brettward is/has a G
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 699
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by 9krpmrx8 View Post
Anyone know how the single side sounds with a catless non resonated mid pipe?
Exactly what I'm wondering!!! I just messaged that guy who said it was a great sound with that rb midpipe lol
RyansRx8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2009, 11:23 PM   #8
Daddy's Home...
iTrader: (2)
 
nikkdizzle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: sevenONEfour
Posts: 793
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
hmm a fellow socal member had that set up on his car. he sent me his youtube video of it. let me find the link. it sounds amazing...extremely loud though. it sounds like a race car that you're using on the street.
nikkdizzle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2009, 11:24 PM   #9
Daddy's Home...
iTrader: (2)
 
nikkdizzle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: sevenONEfour
Posts: 793
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
found it...


[embed]<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/6K_QpE6vpGg&hl=en&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/6K_QpE6vpGg&hl=en&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>[/embed]

there was also a better video, but i guess its no longer available.
nikkdizzle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2009, 11:27 PM   #10
Brettward is/has a G
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 699
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Not to bad it doesn't sound that much different, I can't tell a difference anyway
RyansRx8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2009, 11:28 PM   #11
Daddy's Home...
iTrader: (2)
 
nikkdizzle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: sevenONEfour
Posts: 793
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
yeaah i know. it's just not as deep as it is w/ the stock cat, but it sounds good.
not all crazy raspy...the video has it the hks hi power mated to a RB non resonated midpipe.
nikkdizzle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2009, 11:29 PM   #12
Daddy's Home...
iTrader: (2)
 
nikkdizzle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: sevenONEfour
Posts: 793
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
in all honesty a good combo w/ the hi power is the RP supercat...i've heard it in person and its amazing...its much louder than with the stock cat, but still retains the deep throughty sound.
nikkdizzle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2009, 11:30 PM   #13
Brettward is/has a G
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 699
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
You think it would sound better with a resonated midpipe?
RyansRx8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2009, 11:32 PM   #14
Daddy's Home...
iTrader: (2)
 
nikkdizzle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: sevenONEfour
Posts: 793
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
possibly, i honestly haven't heard it with a dual res mp...but i'm sure it'll sound good.
my guess is it that it should rtain that real deep sound that it makes with the stock cat.
nikkdizzle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2009, 11:33 PM   #15
Brettward is/has a G
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 699
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Won't it perform better with a catless midpipe? lol I'm looking for sound and performance also
RyansRx8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2009, 11:36 PM   #16
Daddy's Home...
iTrader: (2)
 
nikkdizzle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: sevenONEfour
Posts: 793
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
removing the cat will net you some horsepower for sure.

i could be wrong, but i think having a straight pipe can lose you some torque...
but goin with a one resonator wouldn't be terrible. as long as you go catless you're gonna get some horepower gain for sure.
nikkdizzle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2009, 11:39 PM   #17
Brettward is/has a G
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 699
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Guess I'll try all the combo's myself somebody has too! lol
RyansRx8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2009, 11:39 PM   #18
Registered
iTrader: (38)
 
9krpmrx8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 33,148
Thanked 152 Times in 131 Posts
HMMMMMMMM........ Damn it, now I have to get that. I love the look of dual pipes but something about the single side is calling me.
9krpmrx8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2009, 11:41 PM   #19
Daddy's Home...
iTrader: (2)
 
nikkdizzle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: sevenONEfour
Posts: 793
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by RyansRx8 View Post
Guess I'll try all the combo's myself somebody has too! lol
do it for the better good for all of us!


i know what you mean 9krpm...i traded my hks to my friend for the RB rev8 w/ a midpipe...but now i want it back..plus the ti tip is soo dang sexxy!
nikkdizzle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2009, 11:48 PM   #20
Brettward is/has a G
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 699
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I'll do a favor for everybody!!! If I email a top manufacturer for the rx8 and convince them to make a single sided rear bumper for the 8...then I'm sure 80% of the board will have the hks hi power lol
RyansRx8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2009, 11:55 PM   #21
Daddy's Home...
iTrader: (2)
 
nikkdizzle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: sevenONEfour
Posts: 793
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by RyansRx8 View Post
I'll do a favor for everybody!!! If I email a top manufacturer for the rx8 and convince them to make a single sided rear bumper for the 8...then I'm sure 80% of the board will have the hks hi power lol

that's a good point. i know for as long as the hks has been around i'm suprised there hasn't been a manufacturer that has made one yet.

anyways, i know if one existed i for sure would of kept my hks...
actually now that i think about it, i want it back...
nikkdizzle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2009, 11:57 PM   #22
Brettward is/has a G
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 699
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by nikkdizzle View Post
that's a good point. i know for as long as the hks has been around i'm suprised there hasn't been a manufacturer that has made one yet.

anyways, i know if one existed i for sure would of kept my hks...
actually now that i think about it, i want it back...

Gotta love it! so how should we do this? contact race roots or something...I would love to see a single sided rear bumper go into production
RyansRx8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2009, 12:01 AM   #23
Daddy's Home...
iTrader: (2)
 
nikkdizzle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: sevenONEfour
Posts: 793
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
you never know its a start...thats what happened with the RB dual res MP...people kept suggesting it to RB and eventually they came through when there was enough interest.
nikkdizzle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2009, 12:07 AM   #24
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 13
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Im soooo game. Its my favorite exhaust sound by far, and even though it looks good with the 8's now, it would match so much better with a single exhaust rear bumper kit. Plus how much could it cost? its not like you need a fancy bumper kit, it should be pretty simple.
M4Nathan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2009, 12:09 AM   #25
Daddy's Home...
iTrader: (2)
 
nikkdizzle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: sevenONEfour
Posts: 793
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
seriously..or even a rear bumper kit that doesn't replace the whole thing, kind of how the MS rear diffuser is...just go over that bottom black part of the rear bumper. it would be pretty sweet.
nikkdizzle is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
{ FS } 2007 STX Prepped Mazda RX-8 fourwhls RX-8's For Sale/Wanted 6 11-02-2015 01:25 PM
No power after 4000rpm mdl0209 Series I Trouble Shooting 5 10-05-2015 10:43 AM
COBB AccessPort Hunterkelley24 Series I Engine Tuning Forum 0 10-01-2015 09:17 AM
Starting engine cold weird noises. Jb4ker96 Series I Trouble Shooting 0 09-27-2015 10:06 PM
HKS legamax exhaust question Rupanrx Series I Aftermarket Performance Modifications 1 09-04-2015 06:44 AM


Tags
hks, quicky

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:11 AM.


All content Copyright 2017 by Internet Brands, Inc.