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by Stevie_P
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: MAJOR UPDATE Page 6: **SAFETY ALERT: Fuel Tank recall - Fuel Leaks & Other Issues"
Replies: 148
Views: 5293

Re: **SAFETY ALERT: Fuel Tank recall - Fuel Leaks & Other Issues"

1. Have you received this recall notice? YES. 2. Have you had the work completed? YES. 3. If you have had the recall completed, which dealership did the work and roughly when? Snows Mazda, Portsmouth last year I think. 4. If you have received the recall and not had the work done, what is your reason...
by Stevie_P
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Where do you get your parts from?
Replies: 16
Views: 604

Re: Where do you get your parts from?

Thanks for everyone who has replied. I must admit I bought my last plugs from JP4Mance and they've never given any issues (over ahem 22000 miles - I know #-o ) but it's good to have the opinion of others. I do share the concerns that there is a big price differential between suppliers (Checked 5 sup...
by Stevie_P
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Where do you get your parts from?
Replies: 16
Views: 604

Re: Where do you get your parts from?

I need some plugs and JP4mance seem competitive via eBay. Any experience with them as I hear horror stories of eBay traders and fake products?
Thanks Steve
by Stevie_P
Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Standard ride height
Replies: 14
Views: 536

Re: Standard ride height

Hi. Just to conclude this. As previously stated, these were lightly used units which were already built up. I took them back to the garage who fitted them and he noticed an issue at the strut top end of the rears. The springs on both sides were not seating properly in the strut top. Not something ob...
by Stevie_P
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Standard ride height
Replies: 14
Views: 536

Re: Standard ride height

Measured on the drive but in different locations so possible. Will try again somewhere else. OK. Tried in a different place and front seems similar at around 370mm but rears are still 10mm out side to side. You can visualise it as one tyre sits 'on' the arch but the other is proud of it. I'll get th...
by Stevie_P
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Standard ride height
Replies: 14
Views: 536

Re: Standard ride height

Hi Pete Again, thanks for the reply. I have to confess that it is indeed the Tein Street Basis suspension. Bought from a friend with about 1000 miles on as he was breaking the car so they're pretty much as new. I didn't get any fitting instructions but they were built up. My suspension was getting a...
by Stevie_P
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Standard ride height
Replies: 14
Views: 536

Re: Standard ride height

Thanks Chris
I did get in touch with them and they did say see if they settle after a while and if not to bring it back so I may just do that.
I did check the spring seat heights and they do seem to be more or less the same side to side so does need to be checked over again.
by Stevie_P
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Standard ride height
Replies: 14
Views: 536

Re: Standard ride height

Thanks chaps. That’s most helpful. Looks like it’s out with the tools on the weekend.
Steve
by Stevie_P
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Standard ride height
Replies: 14
Views: 536

Re: Standard ride height

I assume this is directed towards warpc0il ?

But I would assume it's the top arm bushes as you need to unbolt these to slot the shocks in.
Maybe also the ARB bolts??

Steve
by Stevie_P
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Standard ride height
Replies: 14
Views: 536

Re: Standard ride height

Not sure what they did to be honest but they're used to suspension changes so not sure this is the issue but I can check. I'm not sure which nuts would need slackening to be honest as I don't know which ones he messed about with to get the units in. Anyone know where I can get the installation instr...
by Stevie_P
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Standard ride height
Replies: 14
Views: 536

Standard ride height

This may be a stupid question but does anyone know the standard ride height for a 2008 RX8? I've had some Tein suspension fitted and they haven't done a thing with the ride height and it measures different side to side (2.5cms at the back). I forgot to take measurements before I gave them the car. A...
by Stevie_P
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Bucket seat and seat mounts for RX8
Replies: 11
Views: 438

Re: Bucket seat and seat mounts for RX8

Conan wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:14 am
Hi Steve,
If you send me your email in response to the club email I sent you I will send photos over the weekend.
Regards
Pete
Hi Pete

I've sent you my email address via message as requested.

Cheers
Steve
by Stevie_P
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Bucket seat and seat mounts for RX8
Replies: 11
Views: 438

Re: Bucket seat and seat mounts for RX8

Nutty_Chappie wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:04 am
I’ve got a planted seat base I kept for myself and never used here ....
Can you PM me the details and price etc?
Thanks
Steve
by Stevie_P
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Bucket seat and seat mounts for RX8
Replies: 11
Views: 438

Re: Bucket seat and seat mounts for RX8

Conan wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:53 am
I have a pair of bucket seats ( cloth upholstered ) with brand new adjustable seat rails on both if anyone is interested.
£350 the pair.
Pete
Could be interested though ideally only after one.
Any pictures of the seats / mounts?
Can send them to my email address if easier?
Steve
by Stevie_P
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Bucket seat and seat mounts for RX8
Replies: 11
Views: 438

Re: Bucket seat and seat mounts for RX8

<r><QUOTE author="mrspiller" post_id="1240571" time="1575406598" user_id="24874"><s>[quote=mrspiller post_id=1240571 time=1575406598 user_id=24874]</s> <QUOTE author="Stevie_P"><s>[quote="Stevie_P"]</s>I'm 5-11 if that helps?<e>[/quote]</e></QUOTE> Pretty tall then<br/> I’ll can’t remember what mode...
by Stevie_P
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Bucket seat and seat mounts for RX8
Replies: 11
Views: 438

Re: Bucket seat and seat mounts for RX8

I'm 5-11 if that helps?
by Stevie_P
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Bucket seat and seat mounts for RX8
Replies: 11
Views: 438

Bucket seat and seat mounts for RX8

As the title suggests really. Looking for bucket seat and mount options for the RX8 as am looking at track days next year and would like a little more support than the OEM seat.
Anything else I need to think about?

Thanks
Steve
by Stevie_P
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Recommend me a tow car...
Replies: 47
Views: 1558

Re: Recommend me a tow car...

benedwards64 wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:18 am

OP I notice you're in Surrey
Er, I'm in Hampshire. Granted not a million miles away from Surrey.
Also, I'm of an age where I don't need a test.

As for budget. Well I think it's probably more GC than Shogun..
by Stevie_P
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Recommend me a tow car...
Replies: 47
Views: 1558

Recommend me a tow car...

Hi All

Thinking of using my RX8 as solely a trackday car.
What have you guys used or recommend as a tow car / van?
Would ideally like something that gets decent(ish) MPG.

Any thoughts?
Steve
by Stevie_P
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Tein flex coilovers too soft???
Replies: 124
Views: 11123

Re: Tein flex coilovers too soft???

Worth knowing that we have a Tein offer on this link below which ends very soon. This Tein is staggeringly cheaper than the standard non adjustable suspension mentioned above which offers adjustable platforms to set the ride height where you want it and also offers a much more performance orientate...
by Stevie_P
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Tein flex coilovers too soft???
Replies: 124
Views: 11123

Re: Tein flex coilovers too soft???

So may be going up for sale then? :D
by Stevie_P
Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: MOT and 2T Premix
Replies: 21
Views: 1579

Re: MOT and 2T Premix

Premix at the levels we use makes effectively no difference to the emissions - there is no need to skip it for an MOT :thumleft: Just to finish this thread. Car passed it's MOT on Friday with premix present and correct. Really pleased. Advisory on the rear drop links but we all know they're made of...
by Stevie_P
Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: MOT and 2T Premix
Replies: 21
Views: 1579

Re: MOT and 2T Premix

That's the answer I like to hear.

Thanks

Steve
by Stevie_P
Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: MOT and 2T Premix
Replies: 21
Views: 1579

MOT and 2T Premix

Hi Tried a quick search but couldn't find the answer to this one. Can I assume people don't continue to run premix for their MOT? I would assume this would lead to an emissions fail? So is the best advice to: 1. Run some cataclean through prior to the MOT 2. Give the car a good run and get everythin...
by Stevie_P
Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: 300 Mile Club (S1 RX8s) or 325 mile club for S2 RX8s
Replies: 1485
Views: 90052

Re: 300 Mile Club (S1 RX8s) or 325 mile club for S2 RX8s

Managed to join the 300 mile club on my first tank full after getting my RX8. To be fair it's had a full service and full ignition upgrade (D585, leads and plugs) and running on shell nitro+ (optimax) It's a 2008 231 with just over 28K miles. Mix of motorway, A road and hooning so pretty happy. http...

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