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Reloy's Winning Blue 231 - Light mods

Post by Reloy » Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:39 pm

Hi Guys,

Here goes, my original intention was to only fix the broken things on my Rex, followed by any essential maintenance, absolutely no mods. Then I joined this owners club, and that was that, next thing you know I'm sporting Eibach lowered springs, and buying RR coils :roll: . So the new plan is for light mods (yeah light mods I'm sure I can stick to that). This thread will mainly help me to remember what I did when, and look back to the early days, and allow anyone who's interested to have a gander.

So here she is the day I brought her home, all new (to me) and shiny.

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Now we didn't get off to the best of starts, with the engine needing to be rebuilt within months of ownership, I knew it was on the cards, just hoped it would be a bit later. Anyway here she is now, with added Front Air Dam, and the Eibach lowering springs. Since taking this photo I've also added the Rotary crest to the Air Damn, I'll have to take another picture when it stops raining.

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As for what's next, wheel spacers will be on the cards, and I've just contacted that chap in Arizona to give me a price on the Aero kit, Front Mud Guards, Rear Aero Flares and the side sills. Does this class as light mods? seems a lot seeing as I wasn't going to do anything, damn you RX8OC and your persuasive members, with all their tempting examples :D
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Re: Reloy's Winning Blue 231 - Light mods

Post by Reloy » Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:46 pm

Arizona guy just came back with $345 shipped for the lot. I think I'll have me some of that.
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Re: Reloy's Winning Blue 231 - Light mods

Post by brix79 » Fri Jun 27, 2014 11:48 pm

That does sound pretty good, thats without the front dam though? I believe there could be all kinds of other charges involved with shipping too. :-k

I'd never considered changing things on cars before, or even maintenance beyond air, oil and water, then you get an 8 and find your way here. Game over!
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Post by Reloy » Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:05 am

Yeah its without the air dam, and there will be some customs charges to add on to the £209 I just paid, so not too bad, and it comes already sprayed ready to fit. Now its going to be a race as to what arrives first between Postkat with my meerkat toy, or my Aero kit from Arizona. My money is on the Aero kit, Postkat seems to have been round most of Europe so far.
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Post by Skyclad » Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:06 am

I like that front number plate and was thinking of getting similar - is it standard size for an import plate?
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Post by Reloy » Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:40 pm

Hiya Skyclad, its just a normal 9 by 7 inch plate, available at any of the online plate makers. Fits perfectly.
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Post by Skyclad » Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:54 pm

Hey thx - nice car by the way...

How did you attach your square plate?
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Post by Reloy » Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:57 am

For the moment its held on with the double sided tape that came with the plate. Its quite strong stuff, I'll probably just leave it that way.
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Post by Reloy » Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:51 am

Its here its here :D and only £24 customs charges. The kitchen is now full of cardboard and packing paper. Luckily I'm off next week, so should have it fitted shortly.

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Post by acegeezer » Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:55 am

Looks like a Christmas grin then, Reloy.. nice m8, good luck with the fitting and don't forget the piccy's :lol:
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Post by Reloy » Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:42 am

Thanks, and here's a before and after of my other parcel.

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I know, I know, its only a boring old boot tidy. :)
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Post by acegeezer » Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:20 am

Not boring.. got one in mine too :lol:
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Post by Paddy2691 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:26 am

Cars looking great, love the jap plate. Where did you get the boot tidy from?
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Post by Reloy » Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:36 am

Thanks Paddy, got it here. Postage is a killer though at £32 from the States.
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Post by Shedned » Sat Jul 19, 2014 12:15 pm

Nice to see the good beer guide in pride of place =D>
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Post by Reloy » Sat Jul 19, 2014 12:33 pm

Never leave home without it :lol:
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Post by Shagrington » Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:58 pm

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Post by Reloy » Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:27 pm

Fitted my Aero parts today, and if I say so myself I really like the results :D The hardest bit was getting those self tappers out for the front mud guards.

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Post by joninprague » Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:27 pm

looking great, colour match looks spot on.
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Post by acegeezer » Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:29 pm

Looks the biz m8.. well done :)
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Post by Reloy » Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:15 pm

Thanks guys the colour match is pretty good even close up. The only giveaway is the lack of stone chips, but I'm sure that'll happen over time.
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Post by Yorkie194 » Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:44 pm

Looking good. Lovely looking car.


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Post by Reloy » Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:46 pm

Fitted my new boot lid today, goodbye to the rusty brake light. Got it from LC Rotary, I think it used to be Barry's from the Spacebook page. The work put into the welded RX8 cut out looks brilliant, really pleased with it.

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and close up, because I couldn't take a picture and press the brake at the same time.

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Post by MARKTHOMASBRAND » Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:38 pm

Never seen that done with the boot-lid before....looks great :thumleft:

Overall a very smart looking example indeed :mrgreen:

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Post by Paddy2691 » Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:29 pm

Saw that boot on eBay and wished it was in silver! Looks great on the car!
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