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by bigpete8
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Brake squeal only when cold
Replies: 17
Views: 377

Re: Brake squeal only when cold

Okay well didn't get to look at car due to last week's illness and catching up on work stuff..

Today the left rear brake disc seems substantially hotter than the rest. Think it must be binding a bit....
by bigpete8
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: I have an idea.... Let's hope it's a good one.
Replies: 26
Views: 607

Re: I have an idea.... Let's hope it's a good one.

I saw something similar whilst exploring other options for mild hybrid.
Unfortunately now can't find it....
by bigpete8
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21716
Views: 806452

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

Not a God damn thing as had to take euro box.☹️

Mind you that is far easier in stop start traffic just no where near as much fun with a bit of clear road or away from a junction.....
by bigpete8
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: The 5008 life...
Replies: 24
Views: 855

Re: The 5008 life...

I know what you mean but they all appear to be the same fitment.
Sorted now, just in time as littlest one has just moved up seats and now all in the high backed boosters.
by bigpete8
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: The 5008 life...
Replies: 24
Views: 855

Re: The 5008 life...

So back in this morning for them to sort, staff are pleasant and waiting area/coffee are nice but no apology for their mix up - thankfully they are near work and just took my laptop along and worked from there for an hour.
by bigpete8
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: I have an idea.... Let's hope it's a good one.
Replies: 26
Views: 607

Re: I have an idea.... Let's hope it's a good one.

Slightly different vid on FB page.
by bigpete8
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Buying
Topic: WTB OEM Cat
Replies: 9
Views: 314

Re: WTB OEM Cat

The RR one is 250 delivered btw...
by bigpete8
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Buying
Topic: WTB OEM Cat
Replies: 9
Views: 314

Re: WTB OEM Cat

Rotary revs stock an OEM replacement cat...
by bigpete8
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: I have an idea.... Let's hope it's a good one.
Replies: 26
Views: 607

Re: I have an idea.... Let's hope it's a good one.

I would imagine it's simpler when the electronics has control of the wheel as an individual piece. Able to reduce/ increase power or even brake via regenerative braking. Just needs some brain behind it to work it all! How that plays with the cars exististing Stability programs will be the interestin...
by bigpete8
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: I have an idea.... Let's hope it's a good one.
Replies: 26
Views: 607

Re: I have an idea.... Let's hope it's a good one.

According to website and think he mentioned it in video... "Torque vectoring facilitates more finely-tuned control in turning, pivot (rotate within the vehicle’s own dimensions), and re-orientation, all at reduced cost, weight, and complexity." And all that according to a quick Wikipedia search mean...
by bigpete8
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: I have an idea.... Let's hope it's a good one.
Replies: 26
Views: 607

Re: I have an idea.... Let's hope it's a good one.

Doubt it's any different to any other fwd car trying to steer and deliver power at the same time. Probably less problematic when you are also driving the rears as well. some clever electrickery to keep things in check in any event maybe... The brakes are described in the video as needing less materi...
by bigpete8
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: I have an idea.... Let's hope it's a good one.
Replies: 26
Views: 607

Re: I have an idea.... Let's hope it's a good one.

I'd assume it's no different fitting to front, if unsprung weight claims are true only downside is the battery weight.
by bigpete8
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: I have an idea.... Let's hope it's a good one.
Replies: 26
Views: 607

Re: I have an idea.... Let's hope it's a good one.

Prices are a bit cheaper than he quoted on video
https://orbisdriven.com/our-technology/
5k for 2
by bigpete8
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: I have an idea.... Let's hope it's a good one.
Replies: 26
Views: 607

Re: I have an idea.... Let's hope it's a good one.

So 100 extra horses and better fuel economy for $12k
by bigpete8
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: I have an idea.... Let's hope it's a good one.
Replies: 26
Views: 607

Re: I have an idea.... Let's hope it's a good one.

The one I have linked to is just one example I have seen that someone was trying to do a kit that fitted leaving breaking etc untouched I would imagine that was much lighter.
by bigpete8
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: I have an idea.... Let's hope it's a good one.
Replies: 26
Views: 607

Re: I have an idea.... Let's hope it's a good one.

You also need something to react that hub motor against so a lot of structure needed to mount it to the car. Otherwise the wheels will just rip themselves off the car when you first use it. Assuming you could find a kit that would just bolt to the existing front wheel hub (and for simplicity assume...
by bigpete8
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: I have an idea.... Let's hope it's a good one.
Replies: 26
Views: 607

Re: I have an idea.... Let's hope it's a good one.

You also need something to react that hub motor against so a lot of structure needed to mount it to the car. Otherwise the wheels will just rip themselves off the car when you first use it. Assuming you could find a kit that would just bolt to the existing front wheel hub (and for simplicity assume...
by bigpete8
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: I have an idea.... Let's hope it's a good one.
Replies: 26
Views: 607

I have an idea.... Let's hope it's a good one.

(yes I've been watching Mollie and Mac with the kids) I was reading about the electric superchargers on another thread when Dave jokingly mentioned registering it as a hybrid. This got me thinking why couldn't you make the 8 an actual hybrid and I jokingly suggested some golf cart hub motors. I did ...
by bigpete8
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: The 5008 life...
Replies: 24
Views: 855

Re: The 5008 life...

Booked in next week for them to sort. No apology just phonecall to say they have the right part in.
by bigpete8
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: buying a used engine
Replies: 12
Views: 353

Re: buying a used engine

If you can buy them cheap enough why not assume you'll have to buy at least two probably three as RRP have said
by bigpete8
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Electric SUPERCHARGER
Replies: 88
Views: 2554

Re: Electric SUPERCHARGER

On a similar line to Dave would it not be possible to use an electric hub to give a hybrid... In my simplistic world somehow manage to fit these on the front hub, stick Some batteries in the boot to even the weight and either use a proper throttle interface to assist engine or my favourite just stic...
by bigpete8
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: The 5008 life...
Replies: 24
Views: 855

Re: The 5008 life...

Couldn't be arsed to take it in so had phone call followed by several emails with photos.

They think it's right as they have same model in with one black buckle .

Pointed out that one is black to take the belt from the ceiling as an anchor point just not that one...
(I now have two black and 6 red)
by bigpete8
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: The 5008 life...
Replies: 24
Views: 855

Re: The 5008 life...

It gets worse as actually used car over weekend and noticed a slight colour difference ... It's subtle so fitter may not have noticed.
by bigpete8
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21716
Views: 806452

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

Dropped my track car off with Scott Ryan who will hopefully fix the leaky exhaust manifold and intake port. Bit of an eventful day as the battery was completely flat when I went to start it despite having a solar battery tender fitted. Used my battery booster but still not enough with a completely ...

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