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Old 09-15-2013, 02:34 PM
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Ok, so a long time ago I was planning on getting an 8 when I returned from my tour in Iraq '05. Now I am looking again finally. My choices are getting a new Jeep GC Diesel by trading in my Xterra, or keeping my X and getting a toy. I recently came across a '10 8 with everything, (series 1 were called GTs not sure about S2) with 22k miles. I can probably get it for 16k so I will have almost 10k for upgrades. I have read almost every post about FI and wouldn't mind getting the Pettit SC, but it appears as if they are no longer for sale. I am now between the Esmeril kit or the Turblown kit (leaning towards the Turblown). I really haven't been able to find anyone's experience with either one. I am not looking for huge gains, 300 whp would be more than enough. It will be a fun second car for me, probably 50/50 daily driver with my Xterra so it will be a fun car mainly, no racing or anything. Just would like a bit more power. I am looking for opinions about best reliability for my $$
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I don't think you read "every" post on FI . Otherwise you wouldn't be contemplating either of those kits .
For what you want an upgraded greddy kit will do the job perfectly .
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Buy this and test it and let us know! Ive been wondering :D it's a nice kit :D

And +1 ^

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From what I have read, the Greddy kit had all sorts of issues, CELs, ECU issues, etc so I never considered it. I would prefer the SC, the next 2 are actually available. Do either of you have any actual exp with either of them? That was really my question you didn't bother to answer.
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Old 09-15-2013, 03:25 PM
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No, as they were in the S1 section. After reading the newbie threads i was under the assumption everything having to do with s2s would be in this section, but thank you, I will read there now.
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Originally Posted by djgiron View Post
No, as they were in the S1 section. After reading the newbie threads i was under the assumption everything having to do with s2s would be in this section, but thank you, I will read there now.
https://www.rx8club.com/series-i-maj...233417/page22/

Read this! asap, A little background about turblown

https://www.rx8club.com/esmeril-raci...-217647/page8/

A little background about Esmeril

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Old 09-15-2013, 04:06 PM
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Missed that you had an s2 . As far as I'm aware - there is no-one who has successfully fitted FI to an S2 .
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I think I remember talk of the Adaptronics on an s2?
ME works with it though correct brett?
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I think I remember talk of the Adaptronics on an s2?
ME works with it though correct brett?
Yes ME works fine with an S2 . But i don't believe there is a legitimate FI kit available for S2 yet , let alone anyone that has done it successfully themselves . Moon assad ?

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Keep reading. Turdblown will build you a kit but it will cost $7,000.00 and be incomplete and largely unusable. Turbocharging an S2 is doable, but not with your budget or know how.
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I'm not worried about the know-how, but my budget is pretty well set. Thanks for the links, I guess If I decide to get it, I will just keep it stock. Hard to believe $10k won't get a decent reliable HP increase to around 300 whp.
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Originally Posted by djgiron View Post
I'm not worried about the know-how, but my budget is pretty well set. Thanks for the links, I guess If I decide to get it, I will just keep it stock. Hard to believe $10k won't get a decent reliable HP increase to around 300 whp.
save 5K more and do the 13brew swap :D but budget! don't overspend.
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Originally Posted by djgiron View Post
I'm not worried about the know-how, .
Those that don't .... seldom do .

Which is why the FI forums are full of fail .
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Originally Posted by djgiron View Post
I'm not worried about the know-how, but my budget is pretty well set. Thanks for the links, I guess If I decide to get it, I will just keep it stock. Hard to believe $10k won't get a decent reliable HP increase to around 300 whp.
Well that should be your number one worry because it is obvious you are lacking in that dept (no offense, it just is). And $10,000.00 would be a doable budget on a solid S1 with a upgraded Greddy kit but 300WHP would be the limit and chances are it wouldn't be that reliable since the engine is not built for it.

Proper Prior Planning.
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I either have the know how or know people that do, I don't need to exp my life to everyone, but simply I am an accomplished EE with some extremely capable mechanic friends. If I had the desire I have no doubt I could build an entire turbo'd 8. I know enough and enough people I could develop an ECU flash myself. This would be my 4th rotary car and I have or know enough people to make any of these kits work (including and Fab work needed). Point is, I have other hobbies and am starting a new business (3D modeling) and neither have the time or desire to do it. This is why I was looking for a reliable bolt on kit for modest hp gains. I am not going to race or autoX, but I live in Denver and am already at a significant hp loss from altitude so i was looking for a good option.
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Originally Posted by djgiron View Post
I'm not worried about the know-how, but my budget is pretty well set. Thanks for the links, I guess If I decide to get it, I will just keep it stock. Hard to believe $10k won't get a decent reliable HP increase to around 300 whp.
You can swap in a 13BREW(FD3S) for about the same price ($10,000.00) make 300WHP+ all day. Turbo renesis isn't worth the hassle if you want 300WHP+
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Anyway, thanks for all the helpful posts, I appreciate the heads up about the kits I was contemplating. If I decide to get the 8 I am sure I will have more reliability type questions.
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Old 09-15-2013, 07:18 PM
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Thanks, I just don't have the desire to do an engine swap, although my 94 FD was my favorite car I have ever owned. I loved that car. My first car was an 84 GSLSE, that is what got me hooked on the RX's.
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Originally Posted by djgiron View Post
I either have the know how or know people that do, I don't need to exp my life to everyone, but simply I am an accomplished EE with some extremely capable mechanic friends. If I had the desire I have no doubt I could build an entire turbo'd 8. I know enough and enough people I could develop an ECU flash myself. This would be my 4th rotary car and I have or know enough people to make any of these kits work (including and Fab work needed). Point is, I have other hobbies and am starting a new business (3D modeling) and neither have the time or desire to do it. This is why I was looking for a reliable bolt on kit for modest hp gains. I am not going to race or autoX, but I live in Denver and am already at a significant hp loss from altitude so i was looking for a good option.
There have been plenty on here that have gone into an FI install on these cars with the same idea .....' My mechanic mate will get me through it '.
Most of them failed because they didn't take into account the fact that their friend didn't know squat about this particular platform . Even well known tuning shops have failed miserably.
That said - there is good knowledge on this forum on how to do it right . You can get the result you want relatively easily these days, if you do your homework, because all the mistakes have already been made.

And BTW : a 300whp+ RX8 is an awesome machine . If you really want to go down this path a S1 would be better simply because it has been done so many times before and you aren't trying to be a pioneer.

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Old 09-16-2013, 10:34 AM
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I agree the S1 would be a better option, maybe if I come across one in the next few months. I had honestly not thought about an 8 until I came across that '10 with 20k miles on it. I was driving by and saw it, pulled over and took it for a test drive which brought back all those memories of past cars. I had my mind set on the new JGC diesel if/when it ever shows up. So this was just an idea to keep my X (which is fine) and have a toy. I hadn't read up on 8's in forever (back when the axial flow SC was still being developed) so I started reading up on it and decided to post my questions. I wish I had the time to develop what was needed, but I just don't, which is why I was looking for a reliable bolt on kit. I would be happy with a reliable 220-250 (at altitude) to the wheels if that is manageable.
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Speed1 in AllenTown told me the Turblown Kit was the nicest stuff they had ever seen for an Rx-8 on the one they installed.
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Originally Posted by ScallopedRotors View Post
Speed1 in AllenTown told me the Turblown Kit was the nicest stuff they had ever seen for an Rx-8 on the one they installed.
Oh really......








Both of these were shipped to customers who bought the same "kit". F#$ck Turdblown.

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LOL wtf.
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Originally Posted by ScallopedRotors View Post
Speed1 in AllenTown told me the Turblown Kit was the nicest stuff they had ever seen for an Rx-8 on the one they installed.
first off speed1 hates working on 8s and ive seen a turblown 8 there at a dyno tuning day that was nothing short of a complete clusterfuck. 9k has a lot of dealing with that "kit" and has proved multiple times how full of fail it is
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