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Old 04-11-2007, 11:02 PM   #1
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What is the single best 'mod' you have done to your 8?

Whats your favorite? I've driven my 8 for... 24k miles now, and aside from the 'install' of the ScangaugeII, I havent done anything to her at all.

What would you say is your favorite one thing you've done? Maybe I can plan my next step :D
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AFE short shifter
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Old 04-11-2007, 11:07 PM   #3
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light flywheel
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SS clutch and brake lines
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Old 04-11-2007, 11:10 PM   #6
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light flywheel
+1 thinking of getting the short shifter next but i cant drive it right now anyway damn those suspended licenses but its almost all cleared up ><. and no i have never gotten in trouble in my 8
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Old 04-11-2007, 11:20 PM   #7
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flywheel HANDS DOWN. by far the best mod you can get for the 8
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Old 04-11-2007, 11:24 PM   #8
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Turbo...when I had it.
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Old 04-11-2007, 11:29 PM   #9
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Moostafa, just IMO, the turbo is not a 'single' mod. It took me several modifications just to get that 'one' modification to work. I understand your point though.
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spoiler..........ftw
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AFE short shifter.
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ce28 wheels, and racingbrake bbk, lost me about 60lbs unsprung rotational wieght, but thats 2
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Snow tires Saved my *** many times. Other than that AFE shifter.
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Springs and shocks by far. I have the flywheel but like the springs better.
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if you had a choice...very nice coilovers...or very nice clutch w/ flywheel??
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Put a JL audio 12" sub in the trunk, cause the stock Bose speakers have shitty bass!
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I think I would have to say my Racing Beat sway bars...they have made a tremendous change in the way the car behaves during cornering.

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I dont understand how people can say flywheel and short shifter over mods like exhaust, wheels & lowering.

In my opinion wheels & lowering combo would be the best mod.

Followed by a new exhaust system.

The rx8 already has a very good shift and a pretty light flywheel from factory.

Slight improvements to this IMO don't outweigh the look of lowered 8 rolling on nice wheels .. or the music produced through an aftermarket exhaust system.
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Put a JL audio 12" sub in the trunk, cause the stock Bose speakers have shitty bass!
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I dont understand how people can say flywheel and short shifter over mods like exhaust, wheels & lowering.

In my opinion wheels & lowering combo would be the best mod.

Followed by a new exhaust system.

The rx8 already has a very good shift and a pretty light flywheel from factory.

Slight improvements to this IMO don't outweigh the look of lowered 8 rolling on nice wheels .. or the music produced through an aftermarket exhaust system.
each to their own . I would opt for the flywheel also because straight line performance is the one real weakness of the 8 .
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fumoto drain valve, it has more than paid for itself over and over and over again
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flywheel / clutch or afe shifter. depending on how much you have to spend..

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My gas pedal extension, designed by me, machined by Cornell Mini Baja. It makes heel and toe shifts much easier.

A close second if the Mazdaspeed strut tower brace; really stiffens up that brake pedal.
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