Forge Action Day 2019
Saturday 7th September | Castle Combe


Club stand display | Exclusive Club track session | The ever popular drift team displays | Show and Shine competitions & more

£15 per car (Admits the driver and up to 3 Passengers) | Under 17's go FREE! And do not need a ticket.

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New to Rotarys and loving it!

Post by Dorito_Rex » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:26 pm

Hi guys and girls!

Recently got myself a 54 plate 231 Rx8 and am completely besotted with it! For a standard car its blown me away for how much fun to drive it is.
Plans for the future are coilovers and exhaust. Are there any recommendations for the intake side of things? As I don't just want to slap on something rubbish or overpriced and end up losing power.

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Re: New to Rotarys and loving it!

Post by mi60o0 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:43 pm

I have brand new coilovers at very good price
Personally I use oem coils but they don’t come cheap
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Re: New to Rotarys and loving it!

Post by casey » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:45 pm

:welcome: to the forum. Nice looking strato blue you have there.

Intakes. The standard intake is very efficient so if you are looking for any significant power gains from changing, then I'm afraid they you will be disappointed. Same goes for exhausts. Popular intake replacements are Racing Beat Revi and AEM. Possible very small power gains and better sounds and looks, depending on your tastes.
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Re: New to Rotarys and loving it!

Post by Dorito_Rex » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:22 pm

Aaaah Strato blue! i was guessing when I registered as to the colour thank you!

Overall looking for sound improvements so I can fully appreciate the rotary noise just dont't want to lose any power in the process. I shall look up those intakes. Would a high flow panel filter be just as good?

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Re: New to Rotarys and loving it!

Post by V8 Power » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:23 pm

Welcome!
Strato blue is a great colour especially when nicely polished and the sun is shining.
There has recently been a group buy for replacement PZ shockers and springs which would make a great upgrade for worn S1 suspension. There will be some sets available through the club shop soon.
Further to Casey post above you could just go with a decent panel filter in the existing air box.
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Re: New to Rotarys and loving it!

Post by casey » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:36 pm

Another Rex in Essex :D :thumleft:

Whereabouts are you in Essex?

Note a few of us get together at a monthly meet near Chelmsford. You are most welcome to pop along to join us. Details in the social meets area.

BTW, I have a K&N panel filter in a standard airbox with a Racing Beat Revi RAM air duct. Nice sound when on full throttle on track.
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Re: New to Rotarys and loving it!

Post by warpc0il » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:01 pm

casey wrote:
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BTW, I have a K&N panel filter in a standard airbox with a Racing Beat Revi RAM air duct. Nice sound when on full throttle on track.
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Re: New to Rotarys and loving it!

Post by Shagrington » Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:17 am

Hi and :welcome: Dorito_Rex and I also have the same intake set up as casey. :thumright:

Have a good read through whatever in the FAQ section you didn't already read :study: and then (and just ignore me if you know all this already) here are my best tips for keeping it all running sweetly:

1. To start up turn the key to position 2, wait for most of the lights on the dash to go out (I watch the airbag light by the glove box), press the clutch to the floor (optional, but reduces drag), turn the key to start and do not touch the throttle until it has started. You can drive off straight away, just keep the revs down for a bit (see #4 below).

2. Never [-X turn off the engine before it has reached at least somewhere towards normal operating temperature (should only take a minute or two, but best to go for a short drive if just swapping cars round on the drive etc). Switching off cold risks flooding, which is a real :censored: with a rotary engine. Mazda recommend rev to 4k and hold it for 8-10 seconds switching off while still revving if you have no option but to switch off cold (it is not necessary to do this in any other circumstance).

3. Check the oil level regularly (use the dipstick - the oil gauge tells you nothing other than that you have or don't have pressure) and top up if necessary with semi synthetic 5w30 (most people and specialists are advising to use 10w40 now though) ... small amounts at a time, no more than ½ a litre then check the level again before adding more as you don't want to overfill it.

4. Use all the revs once the engine is nice and warm (don't sit idling to warm up, start up and drive but keep it below about 4k until the needle on the water temperature gauge is pointing straight up, then give it another 10 minutes for the oil to warm up too before really thrashing it :twisted: ) and hit the beep often. Best acceleration is from 4k revs up - to pull away you really need to rev to 2k - you can let the revs drop after lifting the clutch if you are in traffic, cruising steadily at 3½k revs and changing down to go up hills or accelerate gets you the best mpg ... which still won't be great. ;)

5. Join the club for discounts on all sorts of things (you will very quickly get the cost of membership back - and then some), loads more info in the members only sections, local meets (or if you can't find one exactly local it is a good excuse for a drive if you come to one a bit further away), a sexy keyring just for joining and more. :thumright:
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