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Old 09-21-2017, 10:35 PM   #10776
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I heard from Robbie the manager of Pettit Racing UK that the supercharger may come back, and if so will be fitted with a larger capacity Whipple brand supercharger, the 1600AX to be exact. If the Pettit Racing supercharger comes back, it will make its debut on the RX3.8
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Old 09-22-2017, 03:52 AM   #10777
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I heard from Robbie the manager of Pettit Racing UK that the supercharger may come back, and if so will be fitted with a larger capacity Whipple brand supercharger, the 1600AX to be exact. If the Pettit Racing supercharger comes back, it will make its debut on the RX3.8


Whoa, that sounds drool-worthy for sure! Also is "RX3.8" slang for something..? Like the RX8 R3 model maybe? Not familiar with that term... I Googled it but couldn't get any results :/
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I tried the best I could. Its kinda tough with the pulley on and not the other bracket for a side by side. Also the metal is thicker. So if you are looking at the motor, its further down to the left. Kinda like originally it was positioned at 10 o'clock and now its at like 8 o'clock if that helps
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Old 09-22-2017, 09:50 AM   #10780
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I brought the 8 to work today if you need more photos. Its also really sunny out
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Old 09-22-2017, 09:51 AM   #10781
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keck did ya figure out the sensor you asked me about? theres a thread on air pump delete here if you need it
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Old 09-22-2017, 12:31 PM   #10782
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Whoa, that sounds drool-worthy for sure! Also is "RX3.8" slang for something..? Like the RX8 R3 model maybe? Not familiar with that term... I Googled it but couldn't get any results :/

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Old 09-23-2017, 11:48 AM   #10784
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I tried the best I could. Its kinda tough with the pulley on and not the other bracket for a side by side. Also the metal is thicker. So if you are looking at the motor, its further down to the left. Kinda like originally it was positioned at 10 o'clock and now its at like 8 o'clock if that helps


keck - this is the tensioner bracket I got, can you tell whether it is the upgraded one or not..?




And Madtaz, that is the exact same set I got, with the anodized blue and everything... Gorgeous!


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Old 09-26-2017, 02:16 PM   #10785
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Hmm itís tough to tell. I would just basically tighten down the tensioner pulley and see if the top part tilts towards the alternator belt. If it flexes then itís prob the old one. If not you should be ok. Honestly with the RRP pulleys you donít need to crank down the tension as much since the wider belt grabs better so it might be a non issue
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Hmm it’s tough to tell. I would just basically tighten down the tensioner pulley and see if the top part tilts towards the alternator belt. If it flexes then it’s prob the old one. If not you should be ok. Honestly with the RRP pulleys you don’t need to crank down the tension as much since the wider belt grabs better so it might be a non issue


That's kind of what I was thinking/hoping... We shall see.


Also, despite already having the two heat exchangers that came with the SC kit, I went ahead and purchased this Pettit-built custom undertray setup from Bennett Built Performance for my install; the two air-duct hoods direct airflow down through the heat exchangers and directly out the open bottom. I want the best possible cooling setup I can manage to get, living in SoCal where it's always hot.


Given this, I will probably be selling the two perfectly good exchangers that came with the kit eventually. I'll post an ad in the Classifieds section once I actually get the undertray setup installed, or if anyone wants to call dibs let me know. Or even better, if anyone has any ideas for putting the extra two heat exchangers to use in my own car I'm open to suggestions, although I'm not really sure there's a lot else I could use them for... Could I daisy-chain them together and run a quadruple-heat-exchanger setup? Would that even do anything extra? Or is that just crazy/pointless?
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Old 09-29-2017, 10:21 AM   #10787
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Hmm...I want to say someone did try daisy chaining all 4 but I cannot recall specifics. I seem to think it was Old Dragger or one of the Florida people. I would call Pettit and see what they say. Personally I would wonder about the ability for that little pump to move the fluid through everything with 4 exchangers but thats just spit balling.

BTW what front lip are you running OtherSyde?
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Hmm...I want to say someone did try daisy chaining all 4 but I cannot recall specifics. I seem to think it was Old Dragger or one of the Florida people. I would call Pettit and see what they say. Personally I would wonder about the ability for that little pump to move the fluid through everything with 4 exchangers but thats just spit balling.

BTW what front lip are you running OtherSyde?


Here: https://www.aliexpress.com/store/pro...628948798.html


But I actually got mine from Ebay (I've been through 2 now) because they're only like $79 there and sometimes you can even get free shipping. I love these lips because they're flexible and take a lot of punishment, and when they break I can get another one for like $100 or so, rattle-can it with color-matched paint (I've gotten very good at the technique), and slap it on the car within an hour or so. I've been through several because I have a tendency to miss dips/culverts/water ducts here in San Diego (they tend to be subtly integrated into streets and driveways here and I never see them until I'm like, on top of them). This is why I don't buy an expensive carbon fiber lip - it would be a waste on my car I also just love the way this lip looks - I like the little pseudo-canards on the outer edges of the base.
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Any updates OtherSyde? I am curious about the intercooler setup
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Any updates OtherSyde? I am curious about the intercooler setup


Not yet... Still deployed in the Pacific ocean somewhere I have a HUGE pile of new car parts sitting at home in my garage, just waiting for me to get home and start installing them I promise I'll update as soon as I get some progress, don't worry!


[EDIT] - Forgot to add, yep that's the front lip. It's very flexible and quite easy to install.

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Old 11-13-2017, 11:00 AM   #10792
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Keep me updated! I finally got the ignition hopefully sorted out so I am now revving it back up to 8-9k and the car feels great. Right in time to garage store it for the winter.

I really want that lip but I threw out my old factory air dam when I installed the oem front lip. Never would have thought it would be so difficult to locate one to attach an aftermarket lip to it. And the OEM part from mazda is stupidly overpriced.
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I really want that lip but I threw out my old factory air dam when I installed the oem front lip. Never would have thought it would be so difficult to locate one to attach an aftermarket lip to it. And the OEM part from mazda is stupidly overpriced.

Wait what? I sold my factory air dam long ago; my front lip has nothing under it but the stock bumper. It's anchored to the bumper on the front in 2 places right outside of the lower "mouth" of the front fascia by two smooth-top bolts that I painted to match the car (they're pretty camouflaged - they just look like 2 small, subtle bumps/buttons on the front) , and again by two bolts right inside the wheel wells (the lip wraps around the sides and reaches into the inside/front of the wheel wells a few inches, so I bolted it in there), and the back/inside/bottom of the lip is anchored in 4 evenly-spaced spots to the undertray with little metal braces that kind of look like 4-inch-long pieces of Erector Set kit (those building toys from the 80's/90's).


It took me all of an hour to get it fully installed. It's on there pretty good too - it's already survived many ground-scrapes as well as plowing over a dropped Christmas tree on the freeway at about 60MPH without budging a bit. You shouldn't need anything underneath this lip, just some nuts and bolts and a few little mounting brackets you can buy for $4 at any hardware store.
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Thats good to know. I always thought it needed the factory air dam support in the middle because it would rest on it. Do you have any pics of the car straight on?
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Thats good to know. I always thought it needed the factory air dam support in the middle because it would rest on it. Do you have any pics of the car straight on?


Yeah the lip will just bolt right up! Here's a couple pics.
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Wow that actually looks perfect
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