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Old 12-06-2016, 03:54 PM   #201
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Old 12-07-2016, 09:22 PM   #202
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High performance driving school - driver mod is best mod

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Best mod? Improved the nut behind the wheel.
A thousand times this!

Other than that, I am going to go with any mod that improves reliability in this car. I nominate BHR for their ignition and midpipe.
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Old 12-08-2016, 08:06 PM   #203
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coilovers and 25mm spacers would be the first mods anyone with a stock 8 should buy period. car looks dumb in stock height and offset.
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Old 12-14-2016, 10:18 AM   #204
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Depends on if you are looking for performance or looks; for performance, Short Shifter and/or Syncro-saver have been awesome mods to make it feel way snappier.
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Old 01-30-2017, 08:15 AM   #206
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coilovers and 25mm spacers would be the first mods anyone with a stock 8 should buy period. car looks dumb in stock height and offset.
Yes, because you want your stance to look great while your ignition and cat are conspiring to kill your engine.

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Especially your Megan coilovers!
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Old 01-30-2017, 11:29 AM   #207
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INB4, "my megan coilovers make my car feel like it's riding on rails".
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Old 01-30-2017, 06:46 PM   #208
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INB4, "my megan coilovers make my car feel like it's riding on rails".
its all oh how you have it set up. i had megan racing coilovers on my 7, use to track it and drive on street from time to time, never had any issues and they lasted till i parted the car out, and now are on a drift car in pa. i love the way my 8 rides with them, ill see soon how they are on the track,
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Old 01-31-2017, 07:48 AM   #209
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Megan is what you buy, when you must have "racing" coilovers and can't afford anything good or don't know any better. It's really not all how you set it up. You can't turn junk into quality.

I'm only picking on you, because you made some good choices with the rest of your mods. IDK what happened with your suspension decision-making. Megan coilovers belong on ricer Civics that still suck.
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Old 01-31-2017, 07:56 PM   #210
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Take it easy on the fella. Honestly, the hp/tq numbers down to the .0001 RPM caught my eye more than his coilover setup
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Take it easy on the fella. Honestly, the hp/tq numbers down to the .0001 RPM caught my eye more than his coilover setup

thanks cant really get more out of our little engines, hope that when i get the motor built i can squezze a bit more out of her, chip motor sports will probably get my build project love chips work
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Love my K&N Typhoon, tried the Weapon R and didn't do much.
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Love my K&N Typhoon, tried the Weapon R and didn't do much.
those intakes suck. ive had both versions of the k&n hot air intake. stock, aem/ms, or revi are the only good intakes
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Love my K&N Typhoon, tried the Weapon R and didn't do much.
You lost around 10HP with that little noisemaker.

A link to this thread belongs in here somewhere:

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You lost around 10HP with that little noisemaker.

A link to this thread belongs in here somewhere:

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The Typhoon sounds good though, will check out the link.

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those intakes suck. ive had both versions of the k&n hot air intake. stock, aem/ms, or revi are the only good intakes
This is my first rotary and only had it for 13months and just started trying out different things.My next mod will be coils but BHR over here are pricey.
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This is my first rotary and only had it for 13months and just started trying out different things.My next mod will be coils but BHR over here are pricey.
then save up. bhr are the only ones that dont crap out on you!!! unless you want a blown motor, good coils verse the price of a new motor ?
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Love my K&N Typhoon, tried the Weapon R and didn't do much.
garbage!!! save up, like the other members said aem,ms,racing beat only good and proven hp increases for our cars, get rid of that intake like yesterday, only hurting your engine, put the stock one back on till you can get a good intake, then header,race pipe silencer,and single exhaust to save on weight, or light weight dual exhaust like reamamiya, then you start to see how your 8 moves, cobb if you can get one,
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This is my first rotary and only had it for 13months and just started trying out different things.My next mod will be coils but BHR over here are pricey.
I work with Aston at Essex as much as I can to keep prices down but international shipments have a local issue known as "import duties" to contend with. Then there is that Euro problem called "VAT".
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I'm only 6ft tall, but I can barely get helmet on for track work.

RX8 seems to be perfect for smaller people.

I had to get rid of left foot rest so my leg could be there.

Also, the electric seat is ridiculous; it's a power hog, and should be left alone after adjusted.

If I could have ordered car with how I like, I'd trade drivers seat for good adjustable sport seat, chunk the heater on it, and while at it no sun roof which also ruins headroom.

But best mod is for sure the BHR ignition kit to give a little better spark, and save the engine, cat, and melted carpet some can get.
I've done many of the mods listed in this thread and while they're all great I have to say until I did this mod sitting in the driver's seat with a helmet was quite unpleasant.
https://www.rx8club.com/series-i-do-...r-seat-205255/
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Old 05-09-2017, 03:50 PM   #221
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I have a light weight 20# wheelchair that fits just right behind the drivers seat, so I guess my seat height is solved.

NObody gonna let me get on track so, I have enough head room for the street.

They'd really freak when they see I have a MOMO brake stick for my left hand; I actually have much better brake control now on a 6 speed auto.

I have instant jump on brake whereas before I'd have to hover on brake or gas while waiting for driver in front to decide where he's going.
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Old 05-09-2017, 11:57 PM   #222
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Well now for something completely different; there is no such thing. On an RX8 it's only all of the little things that add up to a little bit of meh. There is no single magic bullet. Even a magazine full of them doesn't add up to much. If forced to pick something then I'd say suspension balance/handling because without that an RX8 is dead meat in every other regard. Might as well put the magic bullet into the roof of your mouth ...
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BHR ignition. Reliability and peace of mind.
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This is my first rotary and only had it for 13months and just started trying out different things.My next mod will be coils but BHR over here are pricey.


You can get the AEM Ignition Kit from Wankelshop in Germany


https://www.wankelshop.com/product_i...r19gc3ihoccgn1


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Old 05-15-2017, 12:57 PM   #225
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Best mod for me I guess is my BHR coil, BHR midpipe(btw thanks Charles for fast and free shipping to Hawaii), and Cobb with custom tune.
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