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by v-rex
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 23685
Views: 900845

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

Proactive wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:02 pm
Can anyone explain why my pick are rotated???
I know crap tyres but they will have to do for now.
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by v-rex
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Tyre Pressures
Replies: 19
Views: 501

Re: Tyre Pressures

Yes I'm thinking Michelin PS4. I have them on my CX-5 and they are great in greasy conditions, and much more softer than the toyo proxes I had on before.
by v-rex
Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Tyre Pressures
Replies: 19
Views: 501

Re: Tyre Pressures

My issue is probably down to the tyre model choice itself as 235/40r18 has been reviewed favorably by many on the forum. Yes sorry if that wasn't clear, I was talking more about the tyre model rather than the size. Just letting you know what size I had used in the past, to give you all the facts. I...
by v-rex
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Tyre Pressures
Replies: 19
Views: 501

Re: Tyre Pressures

When I first got my car it was on Bridgestone RE040A's and whilst fantastic turn in in the dry, they made me uber nervous in colder, greasy conditions and the wet. The car just stepped out so easily. When I switched to RE050A's it felt more understeery to me in the dry but so much more stable in the...
by v-rex
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Happy 40th birthday Metro
Replies: 15
Views: 300

Re: Happy 40th birthday Metro

Essex2Visuvesi wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:40 pm
GreySilver Beast wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:09 am
Have seen good ones advertising for £8,000 :shock:
And then some:-
https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/list/32/metro/
Wowser. Some people really do love Metros
by v-rex
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Happy 40th birthday Metro
Replies: 15
Views: 300

Re: Happy 40th birthday Metro

Very randomly I saw this the other day. I was thinking I hadn't see one in forever..... I don't know what I love more, the fact it's in such good nick or the fact you stopped to take a photo! :lol: Mint unmolested ones of these will be worth some cash (not millions of course, but more than you'd ex...
by v-rex
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Happy 40th birthday Metro
Replies: 15
Views: 300

Re: Happy 40th birthday Metro

Very randomly I saw this the other day. I was thinking I hadn't see one in forever.....
by v-rex
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Car Activity and Track days
Topic: ***TRACKDAY Donington GP Circuit - Friday 18th December £139***
Replies: 44
Views: 1314

Re: ***TRACKDAY Donington GP Circuit - Friday 18th December £139***

My first thought when hearing about all of these December birthdays, is do you guys normally get 2 presents, one for Birthdays and Xmas, or do people tend to lump them together as one gift ? How materialistic am I ? #-o
by v-rex
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days
Topic: ***TRACKDAY Donington GP Circuit - Friday 18th December £139***
Replies: 44
Views: 1314

Re: ***TRACKDAY Donington GP Circuit - Friday 18th December £139***

Ooops, I just noticed I posted laps of the NATIONAL circuit, but you are doing the longer GP circuit :oops: ;) That'll confuse you! Ignore the right hand chicane, you've got a left hand chicane at the same point, leading to a very tight hairpin on the Melbourne loop, then another, slightly less tig...
by v-rex
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: RX8 Hints and Tips
Topic: Clearing up some of the myths regarding engine compression
Replies: 72
Views: 14414

Re: Clearing up some of the myths regarding engine compression

Just did compression test today 4.8 4.8 4.8 front, 6.4 6.3 6.2 back. The car has not hot or cold problem start, drive really smooth and not noise at all. I know is matter of time a rebuild, but can I postpone till spring? I’m new with the car and I will rather get easy with a bit low power engine I...
by v-rex
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days
Topic: ***TRACKDAY Donington GP Circuit - Friday 18th December £139***
Replies: 44
Views: 1314

Re: ***TRACKDAY Donington GP Circuit - Friday 18th December £139***

Good god Vin, You are actually going to do a track day with us, finally. Be good to meet you at last. Do not bother with the instructor unless he/she is an expert at Donington; you race so just watch one of the many track guides on youtube. Hoping for good weather. Ranjan. Yes long overdue but it's...
by v-rex
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days
Topic: ***TRACKDAY Donington GP Circuit - Friday 18th December £139***
Replies: 44
Views: 1314

Re: ***TRACKDAY Donington GP Circuit - Friday 18th December £139***

Glad you found it useful. I had the same problem with the Octavia on another track session too. He wasn't going to let me pass, so same again, backed off to get some clear track. Some drivers just don't get it, if he'd have backed off for a second or two on a corner exit I would have been able to p...
by v-rex
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Car Activity and Track days
Topic: ***TRACKDAY Donington GP Circuit - Friday 18th December £139***
Replies: 44
Views: 1314

Re: ***TRACKDAY Donington GP Circuit - Friday 18th December £139***

This might help for starters. Not saying they are the right/optimum lines, but they work for me in my RX-8 :D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SWSb3xbPBc&t=4s I have a busy morning. And it just got busier as watching this vid has jumped on to the top of my list.... Thanks! Nice flowing track. Inter...
by v-rex
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Car Activity and Track days
Topic: ***TRACKDAY Donington GP Circuit - Friday 18th December £139***
Replies: 44
Views: 1314

Re: ***TRACKDAY Donington GP Circuit - Friday 18th December £139***

GreySilver Beast wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:38 pm
Glad to hear you are joining us =D> - Events Team
Thanks Nigel.

Vinod
by v-rex
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days
Topic: ***TRACKDAY Donington GP Circuit - Friday 18th December £139***
Replies: 44
Views: 1314

Re: ***TRACKDAY Donington GP Circuit - Friday 18th December £139***

Also wondering if there is any tuition available, that is worth me booking, seeing as I've not driven the track before ? Thanks ! If it's the same as Mallory they are not offering tuition but you could bring a qualified instructor with you so long as you gave then 48 hours (I think) notice. I've no...
by v-rex
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days
Topic: ***TRACKDAY Donington GP Circuit - Friday 18th December £139***
Replies: 44
Views: 1314

Re: ***TRACKDAY Donington GP Circuit - Friday 18th December £139***

Hi All, (John) Vj4s0thername has persuaded me to join this one. So I've booked a spot and a garage. I'll share the garage with John ( and anyone else who wants to use ) Not done a track day for yonks in the car so may have a few questions for prep, but will check the FAQ's on track days first, as it...
by v-rex
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Pz center cap interest?
Replies: 56
Views: 1862

Re: Pz center cap interest?

Ok I'll go for 6 caps, giving me a couple spare. If they look like the originals but don't delaminate etc then more than worth it imo. Good luck with the prototyping! Don't know too much about yachts, only Sunseeker as they had a showroom near where I worked, but I see spirit yachts gets very good p...
by v-rex
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Pz center cap interest?
Replies: 56
Views: 1862

Re: Pz center cap interest?

Ok just to confirm £140 for four right? So £35 each? Sounds good to me. I'm definite for 4 dependent on you getting the carbon to match. I'll probably want more for spares. Just thinking how many more. Is this something that can be done anytime ie if I find I've lost some and need some more ? Or wil...
by v-rex
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231
Replies: 178
Views: 5741

Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

Sorry to hear this, especially after the effort you put into the car, but glad you are sticking around.

Hope you still visit here if it turns out the peeps on the Jimny forums are more fun than us ! ;)

P.S. I like that colour. Never seen a Jimny in that colour before but it really works!
by v-rex
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: POTENTIAL* NEW OWNER HELP!
Replies: 14
Views: 383

Re: POTENTIAL* NEW OWNER HELP!

Yeah so I think for a streetport those are good numbers after 10k. I think even if the engine was to fail, and it sounds like this has a strong engine, the shell is still worth a good amount if there is no rust and it being a special edition. If you want to risk rx8 ownership then I think this is as...
by v-rex
Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: POTENTIAL* NEW OWNER HELP!
Replies: 14
Views: 383

Re: POTENTIAL* NEW OWNER HELP!

Try and get all 3 numbers for the compression test if you can for front and rear to make sure they are even and then also check if there is any porting been done with the rebuild, that will lower the numbers you expect but doesn't mean the engine is worse. A streetport on the engine will naturally l...
by v-rex
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: DIY tuning/remapping with mazdaEdit and Openport
Replies: 243
Views: 22861

Re: DIY tuning/remapping with mazdaEdit and Openport

Well I've taken the plunge. Any recommendations on reading material welcome as I know nothing about tuning or using mazdaedit. Been going through rx8clubs thread (my eyes are burning) to try and understand the software. Going to tie this process in with up-skilling at work and plug the data into ne...
by v-rex
Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 23685
Views: 900845

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

Just out of interest, apart from the RRP one, are there any CATS people know of that are high flow and type approved ? Didn't you have a brand new CAT fitted not that long ago? Yes, about a year ago. Not sure why you are asking, but in case it was because you wanted details of it: It was from Euro ...
by v-rex
Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: RX8 Hints and Tips
Topic: Kids and the car
Replies: 8
Views: 1084

Re: Kids and the car

Still don't think that guide is quite right wrt isofix Needs to make clear that you need top tether or extra leg support in footwell when issuing isofix. (unless using just to stop seat moving around when child not held in with car seat belt) https://www.rx8ownersclub.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&...
by v-rex
Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: RX8 Hints and Tips
Topic: Kids and the car
Replies: 8
Views: 1084

Re: Kids and the car

Still don't think that guide is quite right wrt isofix Needs to make clear that you need top tether or extra leg support in footwell when issuing isofix. (unless using just to stop seat moving around when child not held in with car seat belt) Oh I thought I put that in when you mentioned it last ti...

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