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by Freeman38
Thu May 30, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Planted seat base
Replies: 26
Views: 1007

Re: Planted seat base

Bride seat rails they do a low profile which is better than the planted base. There double locking so are MSA compliant.
by Freeman38
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Terrible Radio Signal
Replies: 13
Views: 673

Re: Terrible Radio Signal

Does the noise go away when you wind the window down? If it does it means you have a bad earth, and by instigating the window your creating another path to earth.
by Freeman38
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Uprated engine mounts?
Replies: 41
Views: 1860

Re: Uprated engine mounts?

Did the dealer reset the front geometry, using the correct equipment? I'd bet that your front camber has been left at random angles, which would explain why it's not handling as well as before. Very few dealers have got access to the required kit, as virtually every other car they deal with only ha...
by Freeman38
Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Uprated engine mounts?
Replies: 41
Views: 1860

Re: Uprated engine mounts?

Even wooden* bushes would be an improvement over broken bushes, regardless of the original design, but that doesn't detract from the fact that new Mazda RX8 suspension bushes are superior to any off-the-shelf polybush alternative and these polybushes won't provide the combination of compliance in o...
by Freeman38
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Uprated engine mounts?
Replies: 41
Views: 1860

Re: Uprated engine mounts?

That could be the problem, as polybushes are a downgrade, when compared to the oem design. https://www.rx8ownersclub.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=78199&hilit=polybush Disagree the polybushes were massive improvement over stock. Like wise when people say the strut brace in the rear is not worth i...
by Freeman38
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Uprated engine mounts?
Replies: 41
Views: 1860

Re: Uprated engine mounts?

Bit of a thread derailment, but axle tramp is usually caused by rear suspension bushings and not diff bushings
Thanks Dr FrankenRex2 but mines fully polybushed. Did them all and that was before the diff bushes.
by Freeman38
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Tools, tools, tools (was Thumb Ratchets)
Replies: 239
Views: 14703

Re: Tools, tools, tools (was Thumb Ratchets)

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 1935536423

This is what I use as a telescopic magnet. Crap as a screwdriver, but excellent for getting dropped items.
Mine came from a pound shop.
by Freeman38
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: 2019 RX8 Cup Round 1 Highlights Winton Motor Raceway
Replies: 9
Views: 385

Re: 2019 RX8 Cup Round 1 Highlights Winton Motor Raceway

Cat has to be road legal that's it for MSA or MUK as there now known.
by Freeman38
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Uprated engine mounts?
Replies: 41
Views: 1860

Re: Uprated engine mounts?

Don't do it, stick with Mazda mounts. Maybe I should list the things I wouldn't do to the RX8. Engine mounts Rear diff mounts Stage 2 clutch. I asked for the engine mounts to be replaced only if failed. They were replaced only to find nothing wrong with my originals. The mounts transfer to much vibr...
by Freeman38
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Aftermarket Flywheel's/clutches
Replies: 25
Views: 662

Re: Aftermarket Flywheel's/clutches

Flywheel yes, stage 2 clutch don't do it. The standard clutch is spot on and more than capable.
It has been the worse change I made, and I did for sprinting and hill climbing. I never had an issue with the standard clutch, but changed it when I had the flywheel done.
by Freeman38
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: How does the Honda S2000 compare with the RX-8?
Replies: 35
Views: 1574

Re: How does the Honda S2000 compare with the RX-8?

S2000 are highly regarded in the Hill Climbs and short sprints. They handle really well when setup properly.
The interior is crap in comparison to the RX8.
Fast long curves and the RX8 is the better balanced but then that's typical due to the longer wheelbase.
by Freeman38
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Racing Beat ARBs?
Replies: 17
Views: 824

Re: Racing Beat ARBs?

Hotchkis do front and back in Hollow, so you can get a matching pair
by Freeman38
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Trickle charging/conditioning
Replies: 21
Views: 763

Re: Trickle charging/conditioning

Lidl trickle charger excellent bit of kit and cheap as chips.
Just as good if not better than the CTek kit, as some of the Porsche guys have gone through several CTEK's and then swapped to the Lidl because of the price and they are still going strong.
by Freeman38
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Re-chrome possibility
Replies: 16
Views: 819

Re: Re-chrome possibility

warpc0il wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:14 pm
Hi Dave, you had me thinking there just checked and they seem to do the running faces as well now.
They also offer Chrome plating but if we can get that here from the forum then that's a better option.

https://www.rotaryengine.com/services/c ... tings.html
by Freeman38
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Racing Beat ARBs?
Replies: 17
Views: 824

Re: Racing Beat ARBs?

Hotchkis ARBS and are large diameter but hollow so don't weigh to much either with adjustable ends
by Freeman38
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Re-chrome possibility
Replies: 16
Views: 819

Re: Re-chrome possibility

How does this compare to the resurfacing using Cermet Coatings as offered by REC Services in the states?
by Freeman38
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Best engine oil for the RX8 231?
Replies: 121
Views: 5322

Re: Best engine oil for the RX8 231?

I use Millers CFS 5/40 NT which is a fully synthetic is the only one I use in my RX8, have done for 10 years now and no issues.
Previous to that in RX7's I used Millers 10/40 CFS, there was no nano tech back then.
by Freeman38
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: After track day lots of grinding!
Replies: 113
Views: 4247

Re: After track day lots of grinding!

You can use a foot pump or the electric pump that comes with the car if you don't have an air line.
by Freeman38
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: subframe rust how to treat
Replies: 58
Views: 4327

Re: subframe rust how to treat

Phosphoric Acid to treat the rust, and then either dinitrol or rustbuster to protect and stop any further rust.
by Freeman38
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: lightened rx8 with pz suspension
Replies: 22
Views: 714

Re: lightened rx8 with pz suspension

If your doing sprints and hill climbs which championship as the rules are different. I did run and hopefully will next year in the HSA championship.
by Freeman38
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Best engine oil for the RX8 231?
Replies: 121
Views: 5322

Re: Best engine oil for the RX8 231?

Always have run Miller's oils in my cars for the last 20 years and always the competition oils. In the RX8 5w40 CFS NT. 10w50 in my opinion would be too thick when hot unless turbocharged and there was more heat to deal with.
by Freeman38
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: 4 wheel alignment within tolerance
Replies: 113
Views: 4435

Re: 4 wheel alignment within tolerance

Use the string method, as you can do the alignment without mega expensive equipment.
Look it up there plenty of information and examples.
by Freeman38
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Bleeding Brake Problem
Replies: 324
Views: 12272

Re: Bleeding Brake Problem

Just a one man bleed valve is all you need.
Then you can just sit and pump the pedal, and just check for no air in the clear tube.
I always do the furthest point from the reservoir which would be the rear left first.
Then the rear right, front left, front right.
by Freeman38
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: The Vault
Topic: CLUB MEMBER EVENT
Replies: 11
Views: 1247

Re: CLUB MEMBER EVENT

Hill climbs worth a look:
Shelsey Walsh
Gurston Down
Wiscombe
Loton park
Prescott
Harewood
by Freeman38
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Is there a guide for brake fluid change?
Replies: 34
Views: 2078

Re: Is there a guide for brake fluid change?

Why not get a bleed valve tube which has a flexible end? I use one which comes with a pot on the end to capture the old fluid. One man brake and clutch bleed tool they use to be called. Also get a brake spanner or similar a 3/4 spanner which grabs more of the hexagon faces than a normal open ended s...

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