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Old 09-03-2016, 01:59 PM
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Rear Aluminum Shock Hats Pics Wanted

Guys, I'd be grateful if somebody could post or PM me a few pictures of the late Series II aluminum shock hats that go on top of the rear shocks and springs. I've searched all over and can't find any posted.

Thank you!

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Old 09-05-2016, 09:20 AM
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NC's had aluminum top mounts, but they're shorter and lack the provision for the extra brace on top, but they could be lengthened to suit an RX8. My 2010 had steel top mounts, so if they did make a change, it'll be pretty rare.
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Thanks for the information. That's what I noticed too. I think i'm getting some bad info from a vendor that's kind of ruining my suspension upgrade and costing me track time.
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Sorry can not do real pics ATM, but these are MMC EPC screenshots of them.

F189 are for all Series 2 RX-8
F151 are for all Series 1 RX-8
NE51 is all NC (MX-5)










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Old 09-06-2016, 06:14 AM
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Thanks Ash. And here's the problem, the aluminum hats ain't going to work.


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Old 09-06-2016, 03:56 PM
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So, surprise, I don't know WTF I'm doing.

This is apparently OK. If I don't like it I can use low-rate helper springs to take up the slack.

Problem solved, car will be on-track Friday.
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I read somewhere on here that TeamRX8 used those NC top hats, but welded an aluminum tube in there to make them match the RX8 length, otherwise you'll get less bump travel in the rear (but more rebound).
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My 2011 came with steel top hats.

So, how did your track day go?
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Red face Engine mounts

Good day,

Will the series 1 engine mounts work on the series 2?
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Originally Posted by Aaron Mohammed View Post
Good day,

Will the series 1 engine mounts work on the series 2?
Yes, technically for modification or updated Engine Mounts the use of 'should' be the other way around, use Series 2 engine mounts on a Series 1.

But yes S1 Mounts will install and work on a 2009 MY, there were some minor changes to the Alloy Engine Mount Brackets, but that should not create any install issues with S1 engine mounts on a S2.
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