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by Jimwil
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Tein flex coilovers too soft???
Replies: 124
Views: 6354

Re: Tein flex coilovers too soft???

I originally wanted to buy the street flex for my 8 when I had it. To my understanding through the research i did at the time it was an older model which has been superseded by the flex z (even though they're slightly different). The flex z is compatible with the edfc whereas I don't think the stree...
by Jimwil
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21457
Views: 792982

Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

johnbb99 wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:01 pm
(I wonder if any of the recovery services still tow with the car's rear wheels rotating on the ground?)
I had my work van towed on a dolly coming out the back of an AA van about 2 months ago. So yes they do (it was the first time I've ever seen that setup so probably not all that common)
by Jimwil
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Tow Hook Ring & Seat Belt Colour Change
Replies: 49
Views: 1613

Re: Tow Hook Ring & Seat Belt Colour Change

My car passed 2 mot's with them fitted front and rear at 2 different mot places too. Surely it should have failed both if it wasn't legal/safe to have them on there.
by Jimwil
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21457
Views: 792982

Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

I've always found yellow stuff pads to wear very well for track and road use. Definitely make sure they slide properly within the carriers, made this mistake with a set of standard pads and they wore unevenly and much much sooner than they should have
by Jimwil
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Social Meets
Topic: Surrey/Berks/North Hants/SW London Wed 06/11/19 *7pm*
Replies: 1009
Views: 39358

Re: Surrey/Berks/North Hants/SW London Wed 07/02/18 *7pm*

I'll be there on wednesday
by Jimwil
Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Engine rebuild project NOW RUN IN AND BEEPING go to the latest post for photo time
Replies: 65
Views: 2841

Re: Engine finally stripped down

I agree very nice paint job and general attention to detail :thumright:
by Jimwil
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21457
Views: 792982

Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Goobie wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:31 pm
minisaki wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:25 am
Goobie wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:57 am


What one did you get?
got a re-anamia one from rhd japan :thumleft:
Was there any particular reason for this one over the Axial Flow shifter?
I may be wrong but I think the re-anamia one is for 5 speed box and axial flow is for the 6 speed box
by Jimwil
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days Archive
Topic: Track day or road rubber on standard car?
Replies: 14
Views: 766

Re: Track day or road rubber on standard car?

Done a few track days over the last couple of years. I ended up using Michelin pilot supersport 245/40r18 for the road and for wet track conditions. They have been great on track and fantastic on the road with plenty of rim protection at that size. In dry conditions I ended up using toyo r888's 225/...
by Jimwil
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: The Vault
Topic: Tunerfest South 2018 at Brands Hatch - Sun 24th June - **CLUB STAND CLOSED**
Replies: 227
Views: 14263

Re: Tunerfest South 2018 at Brands Hatch - Sun 24th June

I'll come along to this event :D
No idea what car I'll have though so I won't be on the stand or on the track :(
by Jimwil
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days Archive
Topic: ***TRACKDAY, Brands Hatch Indy, Fri 1st Dec***
Replies: 298
Views: 9602

Re: ***TRACKDAY, Brands Hatch Indy, Fri 1st Dec***

I had a fantastic day yesterday. :D Thank you very much to everyone who organised or helped to make the day so enjoyable. :thumleft: Sorry I wasn't about much chatting and mingling in the garages. With this being the last track day in my car I spent my time trying to get the most out of it. Even mis...
by Jimwil
Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days Archive
Topic: ^^^TRACKDAY, Snetterton 300: Monday 19th Feb, SOLD OUT^^^
Replies: 211
Views: 8366

Re: ^^^TRACKDAY, Snetterton 300: Monday 19th Feb, £99 or less^^^

That's the worst thing nothing, car is going great atm. I've finally realised that I need to grow up and buy a house. To afford this I have to sell everything I own ( except the 8 ) but won't be able to afford to run it so it'll be covered up on the driveway immediately after brands hatch on 1st dec...
by Jimwil
Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days Archive
Topic: ^^^TRACKDAY, Snetterton 300: Monday 19th Feb, SOLD OUT^^^
Replies: 211
Views: 8366

Re: ^^^TRACKDAY, Snetterton 300: Monday 19th Feb, £99 or less^^^

Wish I was able to join you all for this one, it's a great track and I'll be missing out. Car will be off the road for most if not all of next year :(
by Jimwil
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days Archive
Topic: ***TRACKDAY, Brands Hatch Indy, Fri 1st Dec***
Replies: 298
Views: 9602

Re: ***TRACKDAY, Brands Hatch Indy, Fri 1st Dec***

It was sold exactly the same to me too. I was told they would recover on breakdown at a public track day. I'll be interested to see how this plays out for you. Good luck
by Jimwil
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: Eibach 20 mm spacers
Replies: 34
Views: 1477

Re: Eibach 20 mm spacers

I drilled the back of the wheel when I had this issue, quick and easy with no signs of problems with the wheels after doing at least 5 track days on them.
I had no option though as i didn't have a grinder and I needed the car back on the road.
by Jimwil
Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21457
Views: 792982

Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Fitted new ebc yellow stuff rear pads.
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Also did a double oil change along with a new filter.
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When I receive my wheel spacers in the next few days she'll be good to go :thumleft:
by Jimwil
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21457
Views: 792982

Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Replaced front pads with a partially worn set, levelled the headlights and replaced a blown led number plate bulb. Took the car for mot retest and passed this time round :D
by Jimwil
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21457
Views: 792982

Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

The most concerning item is the 007 Oil Leak - as any oil leak on an RX8 is licensed to kill your engine, especially if it's an oil cooler hose or just a porous sump. Was it an actual leak or just a top-up spillage? It was a spillage on a hot engine that then ran down too fast for me to clear up in...
by Jimwil
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21457
Views: 792982

Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Went for mot and failed mot :(
Luckily not badly and most of it I can sort myself.
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Always dread the mot coming round
by Jimwil
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21457
Views: 792982

Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Installed some part worn rear pads, managed to wear out the last set at Cadwell and need to use my car this week. Strange that the car has gone through a set of rear pads but the fronts still have a little bit of life left in them :-k
by Jimwil
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days Archive
Topic: ***TRACKDAY Cadwell Park - Saturday October 21st - Javelin*** SOLD OUT
Replies: 38
Views: 1499

Re: ***TRACKDAY Cadwell Park - Saturday October 21st - Javelin*** SOLD OUT

What an awesome day :!: Travelled to Boston on Friday night to stay at the premier inn there as managed to book for £35 (bargain) Arrived 10 mins before the restaurant stopped serving food so chucked my bag behind reception and made my way quite promptly to the restaurant. Good food and all paid up ...
by Jimwil
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Social Meets
Topic: Surrey/Berks/North Hants/SW London Wed 06/11/19 *7pm*
Replies: 1009
Views: 39358

Re: Surrey/Berks/North Hants/SW London Wed 04/10/17 *7pm*

I'll be there tonight too. It'll be good to see you all :D

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