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Old 02-26-2010, 02:38 PM
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The Texas 8 Prepare thread

So I've been reading the Official Texas 8 State Meet thread and I've read about people installing some mods or doing car maintenance and I'm curious what everyone is doing to prepare for the State Meet.

I'm going all out, for the Texas 8 I sold my auto 8 and I'm buying a WB 6MT GT with some minor mods already on it.

Once I get it I plan to install my mods at had on my auto 8, which are: Tein S. Tech springs, Koni Yellow shocks, Mazdaspeed F/R Strut bars, Seibon CF TS Hood etc. I'm sure there's more so I'll add to this when I remember

what's everyone else doing?

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I'll be getting some new MT90 and diff fluid. Perhaps do a coolant flush.
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Old 02-26-2010, 02:57 PM
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I'll be changing out the fluids, installing my hotchkis sways and may be picking up some Mazdaspeed struts/shocks.
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I'll be getting some new MT90 and diff fluid. Perhaps do a coolant flush.
Redline or Royal Purple, I'll probably do this as well along with an oil change
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I'm just gonna stick with redline. It has been working well for me
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buying beer.

Might put some gas in it before I leave.
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^ lol what about everyone else?
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buying beer.

Might put some gas in it before I leave.
Are you still thinking about getting the mazdaspeed struts/shocks and springs? if you want I can e-mail my guy over there and see how much it would be?
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Are you still thinking about getting the mazdaspeed struts/shocks and springs? if you want I can e-mail my guy over there and see how much it would be?

Yeah, see if he'll give you a quote.
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Yeah, see if he'll give you a quote.
Already e-mailed him
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oh snap??? Joe getting Mazdaspeed Shocks and Springs... Lol your car will get like 3/4" drop
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i should be there!!! coming from austin texas!

just ran across this.. should be very exciting.
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oh snap??? Joe getting Mazdaspeed Shocks and Springs... Lol your car will get like 3/4" drop
Of course if I did.. It would require a couple of y'all to give up a Saturday to help install! lol
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Of course if I did.. It would require a couple of y'all to give up a Saturday to help install! lol
Yeah would just need to get jew to rent a spring tightner kid from autozone or something.
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got redline tranny/diff fluids coming in, coolant flush, oil change, oem appearance package, and some wheels i've yet to decide on
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^^Hahaha, a spring tightener KID...hear they are renting for pretty cheap these days, should be in luck on that one.

Sorry Thomas, couldn't resist
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Im gonna try to get a new engine LOL cause my ECC shaft seal is just bleeding! and I just found out today my radiator is cracked... Hey if you guys need new breaks I suggest u get some cause the practice run there was some hard braking and mad driving
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^^^ Goodluck man, thats alot to get before that State Meet, well I guess people could say the same for me
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So, I'm still considering the mazdaspeed coils & struts, but was wondering if any of y'all have ever had any issues with having your 8 out of factory spec when it comes to Mazdas extended warranty. TownNorth service says "just say no" cuz it will void my ex. warranty... but if I'm buying the stuff from a mazda dealership that doesn't seem to make much sense.... Anyhow.. thoughts guys/gals?
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It is a lot of stuff but could be done in a week once the work order is ready, the engine should take around 2 days, i already got some shocks I wanna put on from tbk, I have coils and wires sitting around waiting to be put on, and Im gonna do a TSB to check the compression on my engine which gets you free plugs.... As long as work isn't too busy, I'll pull my car onto one of the lifts and work on it between jobs...
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Originally Posted by Rowlettrx8er View Post
So, I'm still considering the mazdaspeed coils & struts, but was wondering if any of y'all have ever had any issues with having your 8 out of factory spec when it comes to Mazdas extended warranty. TownNorth service says "just say no" cuz it will void my ex. warranty... but if I'm buying the stuff from a mazda dealership that doesn't seem to make much sense.... Anyhow.. thoughts guys/gals?
Well I wouldn't be surprised if they voided everything for something as small as having those clear corners on....so you'd better watch out! Seriously though, if you buy all that stuff just keep all your old stuff too. JIC you need to take it in you can swap parts back.
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Originally Posted by Rowlettrx8er View Post
So, I'm still considering the mazdaspeed coils & struts, but was wondering if any of y'all have ever had any issues with having your 8 out of factory spec when it comes to Mazdas extended warranty. TownNorth service says "just say no" cuz it will void my ex. warranty... but if I'm buying the stuff from a mazda dealership that doesn't seem to make much sense.... Anyhow.. thoughts guys/gals?

I seriously doubt they would void anything, Ive taken my car to **** Hiley Mazda and they have said literally nothing to me... so shocks and springs you will be fine... it has nothing to do with the engine and since they are actual Mazda you will be fine... Ive read tons of stories where people have seen a AEM CAI and the dealer doesnt car, with what ive heard about Town North they shouldnt care.... Really Joe I believe your fine...
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Crap, Im going to have to miss that meet.....too bad for me stuck in Iraq. good thing is alot of 8 owners will have a prime opportunity to show & tell their ride... my misfortune should be anothers grand op. to come together in what will be a gathering of the masses. take some pics so I can show my bro's how true 8 owners do it.....later all...

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I will be doing a remedy water pump, thermastat, Bhr ignition, midpipe, throwout bearing since my new spec one went bad after 2 weeks, royal purple oil change and new summer tires. I think I want to go 255/35 all the way around, maybe eagle f1's. Any suggestions for brand would be good. I've been running all seasons, but I want to go summer since I'm buying a Benz for a dd. Which means I get to rebuild it over next winter. I think I see a Bridgeport in the future.
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Got the new water pump in and coolant flushed. All that's left now is new gear oils and touching up the caliper paint.
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