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Post by shifty » Sat May 21, 2011 8:43 pm

Ok so next on the list is=
.getting my CF trunk sorted which I bought of Dragon performance cheaply but unfortunatly you get what you pay for and it was very poor actual fitment was ok but the cutout for the brake light was to big and also the brake light dosnt fit forward enough so im gonna have to do a litlle modding there also when the mould was done they didnt fill the badge holes in on the original boot so there is some large dimples in the CF resin also when all the issues are sorted I need to get it re=laquered in matte so it matchs the hood.
.Completing my mazda Maniac custom calibration currently im at stage 2 with the 1st custom calibration uploaded just need to do the logging then send it to Jeff for more tweeks but so far ive noticed a bit more poke.
.Car PC needs to be finished I have the PC and monitor along with an OEM motorised hood but im having a few issues with the PC and constant crashing.
.Hopefully by the end of summer I will have replaced my radiator coolant pipes and water pump with a Koyo rad samco hoses (red) and an uprated Mazmart water pump.
.Im also seriously considering some form of a respray cos the paint work isnt what it used to be with lots of scratchs and dulled paint which machine polishing cant recover.

So thats it for now if I think or do anything else I will post it but I think I have plenty to be getting on with.

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Post by shifty » Tue May 31, 2011 6:24 pm

Some new rims for a bit of track fun they need a refurb maybe gloss black or matte but I need to start saving for some rubber first.
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Post by RX8Head » Tue May 31, 2011 6:43 pm

Rims look as if they should look nice although it's hard to see how they'll look without any rubber on them plus every time you park you you'll have to try and park so you can show off the brembos full :P .
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Post by shifty » Tue May 31, 2011 6:48 pm

Lol yeah did think they had the perfect curvature for the Brem,s il have to get out and jack the car each time and rotate the wheels,
I agree its hard to tell at the moment but I definitely think they need to be black silver just looks cheap on after market rims i was gonna have ago at doing them myself but I dont think il bother.

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Post by shaun69 » Tue May 31, 2011 8:02 pm

Loving the wheels.
Personally I wouldn't change the colour, they offset the black really well.

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Post by shifty » Tue May 31, 2011 8:29 pm

Na seen silver on a black rex and its a little boring also they have been refurbed but there pretty rough just need to get some black centres which are like gold dust apparently.

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Post by shifty » Tue May 31, 2011 8:41 pm

These are the V2 super Advans with chrome lip but you get the general idea.
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Post by Blake » Tue May 31, 2011 8:54 pm

I love that bonnet but just wish they would make it in something other than carbon fibre as I would likely spray it nordic green to match the car... :(
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Post by shifty » Tue May 31, 2011 9:02 pm

FRP bonnets tend to be just as dear as CF for some reason but you can spray CF.

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Post by VelocityVinnie » Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:09 am

You can get that bonnet in FRP but once you have worked out the shipping and import taxes its near on a grand. Plus you have to take into account that it will need altering to fit 100%, so extra funds needed.

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Post by Ross15 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:14 am

Gold....similar to this?

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Post by VelocityVinnie » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:11 pm

heres the pic

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Post by Ross15 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:46 am

Cheers m8, that looks dogs danglies to me

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Post by shifty » Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:24 pm

Well its been a while as ive been a little busy but I got my 8 back from -------- Tuesday fresh from a rebuild and port she is a bit lumpy but im hoping thats just the engine needing running in cant wait to give it a bit of welly but need to cover a 1000miles first all in all -------- did a ? job they had it alot longer then stated (6 weeks to there 2 maybe 3 they stated ) few annoyances one of my alloys has been curbed quite badly (didnt notice till I was home) and it seems they may have lost my battery cover but I asked them to look so il give them the benifit for now but I need that cover as the batt is right under a bonnet vent.
I should note that some will remember I was doing a custom calibration from Mazda maniac well that has gone out the window 1 cos id have to start fresh with my logs as its a different engine and I dont have anytime left to cover the 6-7 logs needed and 2 and more importantly it voids -------- warranty which is ashame .
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Post by shifty » Sat Apr 07, 2012 3:41 pm

Well the sun has finally started to shine well a bit anyway so I thought it was time to pull my finger out and get some stuff done on the car so here it is the first part of my Pre-Japfest mods was gonna do it all in one hit but ive been taking lots of pics of each job so will be posting as I go so heres part one.

Ok so I thought its time for a bit of engine bay tarting and as I have an AEM fitted this leaves the alternator exposed so I bought a spare and set about making it a bit more visually appealing.
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Stripped the sucker down
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Got some spray I used halfords high temp paint as a primer as hammerite doesnt bond to ally but I used red hammerite as the main coat due to the halfords stuff being matte and almost orange in colour I also gave the windings a quick coat with black hammerite.
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All assembled turned out not to bad but id suggest to anyone else get it powdercoated as spray chips really easily.
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And a shot with my super now pully fitted the purple doesnt really go but cant have it all I guess.
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Time to install

AEM and batt removed.
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All bits fitted
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Did a full Ecu reset and I was away didnt feal any more power but she definitely revved up alot easier but I wasnt going for power gains so im not bothered.

Part 2 install Samco hoses , Re-medy water pump , Re-medy thermostat and painted throtle body.

Heres a pic of the painted throttle body I used the same method for painting this as the alternator I also replaced the hose going to it although I may replace that if I can get a proper formed one but this wasnt in the samco kit also spot my oil cat lots of gunk bloody moisture :evil: .
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Got the thermostat out bit of a bitch but managed it see here the OEM one on the left and the Re-medy one on the right slightly different in size .
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Old pump stripped out really easy makes a change.
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Here is the 2 side by side oem left Re-medy right see the difference in the impeller.
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Stripped the old hoses out what a bitch that was the rubber seemed tu fuse to the metal but got there then it was install time had no problems with size other then one hose.
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This is the hose with the issue it was to short and pointed the wrong way but I had pre-empted it and bought a 90 degree elbow from viper performance which was identical in coulour size and probably slightly better on quality shame they dont do a full kit anyway I trimmed the 90 down and cut a bit of the samco hose then used a metal joiner and some clips and hey presto a perfect fit.
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Well thats it so far but the weekend is still yound and there are a ton of other projects to do in the engine bay and else where so watch out for stage 2.

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Post by Wanty » Sat Apr 07, 2012 3:53 pm

Loving your thread. Your Rex is looking very fine.

Simple question for you. Where did you get your "headlight brows" from?

Keep up the good work.

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Post by Bulldog » Sat Apr 07, 2012 3:56 pm

Looking cool
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Post by shifty » Sat Apr 07, 2012 4:05 pm

The brow are from japan parts and there Burnout type 2 they where stupidly expensive and I cant believe I bought them but prefere them to the Kei office replicas and Fiberglass looks so much better then the vinyl versions.

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Post by Arnie_O » Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:50 pm

Nice one mate... Some parts I had corgotten about there.
How much did the Re-Medy stuff come in at in the end?
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Post by shifty » Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:58 pm

Not sure mate think it was just under $400 got caught by customs but not the full amount.

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Post by ch1nny » Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:39 pm

mate your car looks amazin!! =D> nice one! :D
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Post by shifty » Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:42 pm

Ta 8)

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Post by California Style » Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:36 pm

Great stuff shifty, I was going to try and fanny about with my alternator, but I just couldnt face it. Was it easy to crack open?
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Post by shifty » Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:48 pm

It took one mullerd alternator to figure it out but its actually no to hard but it requires a little bravery as its all pressed together o will say at no point should a hammer be used as that's what mullered attempt number 1 I was lucky we have a hydrolic press at work

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Post by fakedollar » Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:34 pm

So you need a press to put it back together??

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