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2009 RX-8 Transmission Gear Chart and Discussion

Old 07-09-2012, 06:17 PM
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ASH8 wrote: "Did you have some sort of security package added when you bought your R3? Or may be something in US regulations..?"

My car had a cheap dealer installed shock sensor when I bought it. It never worked correctly in conjunction
with the advanced keyless system.
I had the sensor removed, disabled and documented by a different dealership.

I regard to the vin stickers, there is 16-20 tamper resistant stickers(VINTRS) on any given car sold in the U.S., 5 under the hood,( one on each fender, one on the hood, stamped in the firewall ( 10 millimeter numbers and letters) and in one other place).

There is one VINTRS on each door (4), trunk lid (1), on each rear quarter panels.(2) and on the bumper covers.

The stickers are used to help identify a stolen car.
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Old 08-01-2012, 12:39 PM
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Found out some "interesting info"....

I was wondering why the P66M 6 Speed Manual Transmission Assembly on the 09's are a different Part Number between the US (P6Y1-03-000) and Rest of World or RHD (P611-03-000).

Turns out the 3-4 ratio's (Gears) used on the RHD RX-8 are not the same as LHD US S2 RX-8.
After I did a complete part number cross check/comparison it revealed the differences.

By Part Number the US uses the same as NC Miata, therefore same ratio's.(P610-17-303A and P610-17-305).

But the RHD (General, Australian, Japan, Europe) has it's own 3-4 gears, sorry still working on ratio #. (P611-17-303A and P611-17-305)
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Ash, mate, the only country in Europe which is right hook is the UK, the rest of Europe is LHD. Are the LHD European 09's different to the UK RHD 09's ?
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:54 PM
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Did you guys ever figure out the gear ratios?

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Old 10-17-2012, 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted by sblethen View Post
Did you guys ever figure out the gear ratios?

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Gear Ratio's between Series I and II 6 Speed Manual Trans ??....( I am certain these ratios numbers are posted here in Forum)

Or between the two Series II Trans of North America and rest of world, 3-4 th Gear ratio?
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:14 PM
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Series II's P66M 6 Speed Manual Transmissions..
ONLY differences are the 3rd and 4th Gear Ratio's

North America.. 3rd Gear Ratio 1.536, Rest of World 1.640
North America.. 4th Gear Ratio 1.177, Rest of World 1.259
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:24 PM
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AU Series I and Series II 6 Speed Manual Trans Ratio's....Australian Spec

Series I and Series II 6 Speed Manual Trans Ratio's....Australian Specification (Rest Of World), taken from Aussie Mazda Brochures (they appear to be correct)..

Gear.......SI............SII

1st........3.760........3.815
2nd.......2.269........2.260
3rd........1.645........1.640
4th........1.187........1.259
5th........1.000........1.000
6th........0.843........0.787
REV.......3.564........3.603
Diff F-D..4.444........4.777


As I said North American ratio's were detailed here a few years back on page one of this thread...but is not quite correct, 4th gear ratio changed, plus the 6th ratio for R3 (S2) is wrong.
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Not certain if I mentioned here but the NC Miata/MX-5 also received this beefed up RX-8 6 Speed MT with the better Gears/Synchro's, Shift Rods and Forks in the NC2 from 2010 production (approx).

The internals are identical as the last RX-8 Spirit R's RX-8's, just the casing is different for the Rotary Bell Housing and Extension Housing Tunnel...that is all.

Originally the P66M was made for the NC Miata/MX-5 in house by Mazda and improved on by engineers to today where I believe it is the best 6 speed MT for RWD applications for production purposes...it is a sheer joy to use and change.

So, YES, if any Series I owner can afford and want to invest in the new P66M MT, they will fit your 2004-2008 RX-8, and can be bought in US for under $2600 BRAND NEW!!, compare the Miata Box, (Exactly the same internally) it is over $4000 new!!..
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Originally Posted by FastFreddy61 View Post
Ash, mate, the only country in Europe which is right hook is the UK, the rest of Europe is LHD. Are the LHD European 09's different to the UK RHD 09's ?
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I guess the "right hook" is the Driving Position??

ALL 09's are the same MT for Europe, like Gear Ratio's, only North America has a different 3rd and 4th Gear Ratio in P66M Series II Trans.
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