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Old 01-22-2011, 11:42 AM   #1
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Hoss -05's build thread.

This is the build thread for my 2005 RX-8.

My car is a 2005 with a little over 60k (Raul). I am on my Third engine all mazda remans. The current engine has less then 10k miles however a new one is being built. I premix with every tank. 9krpmrx8 has been a big part build and I would not have had the motivation to go forward with out him. I would also like to thank Grungepup and Cornholio for there help and knowledge.

Below you will find in a very unorganized fashion the parts going into the build. Most of the factory sensors and ancillary engine components like the starter, ac pump and alternator are being replaced with new denso units.

Suspension/Brakes:

Carbotech XP8 pads
Rotorpros slotted rear disks
DBA 5000 two piece front rotors
Autopower front and rear break lines
Motol RBF 600
Forgestar F14 rims 18x10 +42
Nitto NT05 265 35 R18
Project kicks two peace openface lugs 27mm
Project Kicks 10mm hubcentric spacers f/r
Hotchkins Front and rear anti roll bars
Whiteline sway bar end links F/R
Stance GR+ Coil overs
Custom 10k front and 8k rear springs

Custom built dampener and spring set up by Fat Cat Motor Sports.

Supporting engine power and longevity mods:


Second Factory fresh none Mazda rebuilt 10k engine
BDC built bridge and street ported with lots of cryo and WPC treated parts... also NRS one piece ceramic apex seals and viton o-rings
Hymee Supercharger Kit?????
Modified turblown low mount kit
Manifold and downpipe coatings
Iconal turbo heat shield
Tial V-band turbo housing
BHR coils
Sakebomb coils
BHR fuel pump
BHR catless mid pipe with second o2 bung
Racing Beat oil lines
Mazmart Oil pressure mod
Mazmart Upgraded water pump
Mazmart Thermostat
Ron Paul Radiator
Samco six piece hose kit, red Black
Scott mazsport, oil pan
ExoticSpeed titan II 3" extra silent with black chrome tips
Racing beat twin tip Exhaust
Racing beat 3" non resonated mid pipe
NPG+ water-less coolant.
Cast aluminum upper intake manifold
Ported lower intake manifold
Divorced turbo coolant system

Drive train mods

09 trans with less then 10k
OEM new engine mounts
Full custom right side engine mount
Carbonetic carbon Clutch/ flywheel kit, ACZ23142-13
Carbonetic carbon 2 way LSD
S2 R3 diff cover
Beatrush center transmission brace
Beatrush Rear Dif brace
Stainless clutch line

Tuning and interior

PLX 60mm multi display guage
PLX Oil pressure and tempture guages
PLX Wide band O2 sensor
PLX Data logging software and cable

Apexi AVC-R
Innovate wideband and boost gauge
GoodBox
Cobb AP
Adaptronic ECU
Sparco Torino R505 seats, passenger and driver side
Sparco RX8 specific mounting hardware

R3 Seats

Body

Authentic Mazda speed, front, sides, spoiler and super rare JDM spoiler extension
Racing beat rear flares (did not like the MS rear)
All lips on MS stuff are paint matched to the color of the rims
Full 09 R3 body swap

The car also now has its own dedicated netbook for the Cobb AP and PLX software.
Looking for a new solution

I would love to hear any input comments or suggestions.

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Old 01-22-2011, 12:42 PM   #2
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widebody rmagic kit.
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Meah... body kits are not really my thing. I tried to order a Carbon fiber chargespeed lip kit twice but the vendor was acting all sorts of shady so I pulled out of that transaction.
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Great start . Look forward to seeing your progress .
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Ha Ha yeah just saw that. Fixed now.

Thanks guys... i am very excited for this build as well. I want to really do things the right way.

On another note I would also like to thank Grungepup. He has helped me a ton as well. I really could not have even start this build if it were not for Him and 9k.
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Too bad I wasn't here this AM when the FedEx guy came Now I have to wait until Tuesday to see the coilovers and sways I will be doing some work on Raul tomorrow though, I'll keep you posted.
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Stance have good stuff. but if you're really after "performance" you should go for "at least" KW's Variant 3

Anyway ... most important ...

PICTURES ! or it didn't happen !
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Stance have good stuff. but if you're really after "performance" you should go for "at least" KW's Variant 3

Anyway ... most important ...

PICTURES ! or it didn't happen !
Stance will be fine until this is a dedicated track car I also think he went with different spring rates, right Hoss? Pics soon
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Nope stock stance spring rates for now. Ill bump up the spring rates if need be later. I am fairly sure I will be happy with the suspension for awhile. At this moment I do not need separately adjustable rebound and compression. Just more set up time that way and I really want to get Raul focused as quick as I can.
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So a question. I really think I should get my injectors serviced but do I need more flow? I Thought about doing the KG parts mod and service but am wondering if it would be to much flow.
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They can clean and flow match them, without making them drastically larger.
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Before body work, The front bumper and door needed some work.



During the body work.





BHR goodies!



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nice build good luck in future..
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Okay, so I went to change the tranny fluid to Redline MT-90 and found this Looks like someone has been in there before. The gasket was trashed but nothing a little Loctite RTV didn't fix Raul shifts very smooth now



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Was there any noticeable issues with shifting as a result of the gasket? Wonder how that happened... even if someone was working on it before, I cant see how they would make a mistake like that without realizing it.
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Was there any noticeable issues with shifting as a result of the gasket? Wonder how that happened... even if someone was working on it before, I cant see how they would make a mistake like that without realizing it.

Yes there was a noticeable difference, I actually changed it because going from my car to his car, I noticed the shifting was weird and making some noises. I am pretty sure it was from changing the fluid and not from fixing the gasket though. His old fluid actually looked pretty clean for 64,000 miles but the shifter was a little noisy and clunky. We will be doing the clutch soon as well.
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I never really felt my shifter had a problem. It always had sounded a little different then most of the other 8s I have driven or rode in. I can not really say it had a different feel in the shift action though.

I ordered my wide band o2 and data logging cable last night. I would like to pick up the Re-Medy thermostat and water pump. Any of the the FI guys still running with the stock radiator or think I would have need to change it out?
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I never really felt my shifter had a problem. It always had sounded a little different then most of the other 8s I have driven or rode in. I can not really say it had a different feel in the shift action though.

I ordered my wide band o2 and data logging cable last night. I would like to pick up the Re-Medy thermostat and water pump. Any of the the FI guys still running with the stock radiator or think I would have need to change it out?
Yeah not so much the "feel" per say but whining noise and clunking sound definitely. With the new motor mounts and clutch I think all related vibration and noise will be not existent. The car is driving just fine BTW. It is at the bodyshop now getting some minor blemishes fixed that grungepup and I found. Updates to follow.

next up after the body shop is wheel, tires, rotors, pads, SS brake lines, and Motul Brake fluid

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Yeah he really needs new motor mounts.

The Clutch, sways, end links, coilovers O2 and data logging cable should all be shipped in this week as well...

The two things im most excited to see, The rims finally go on and pics of this crazy clutch set up.

Glad to hear he is back in the shop 9k. Is it still just those two issues?

Things are going good with tubing champ and I am sure we will get the SC unit shipped very soon!
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cool build and congrats on that hymee kit, hope it all works out for you.
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Any of the the FI guys still running with the stock radiator or think I would have need to change it out?
most run the stock rad. which is fine for street use . If you start giving it a serious hard time you will need to do something extra thaough . A 2nd auxillary radiator seems to be the cheapest/most effective option .


BTW - are you planning to run the AP or the Hymee PT ?
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I will be running the Cob AP. We are still working on getting a Dyno Day near us but if that dose not pan out I will be picking up my AP very soon.
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