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

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

Post by akhan48 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:28 pm

You're not kidding. I put 4 x Michelin Pilot Sport 4S's on mine recently.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by ChrisHolmes » Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:17 pm

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

Post by Goobie » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:45 pm

akhan48 wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:28 pm
You're not kidding. I put 4 x Michelin Pilot Sport 4S's on mine recently.
Excellent choice.

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Post by xamtex » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:40 pm

just did my first and last fuel consumption check today,did a touch over 16 mpg on that tankfull.

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Post by qwakers » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:43 pm

i did mine... 12.2 better than i thought...

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Post by wiggles » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:01 pm

I took the wheel off for the 100th time a torqued up all the front suspension bolts, got it down to about 5 minutes now including the jack. Know all the bolt sizes without checking...not sure if that is a good thing
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Goobie » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:35 pm

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

Post by jondkent » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:18 pm

Goobie wrote:THIS!...
Sweet, bet that cost a bit. Be interested to see what that looks like installed



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

Post by Goobie » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:42 pm

jondkent wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:18 pm
Goobie wrote:THIS!...
Sweet, bet that cost a bit. Be interested to see what that looks like installed
Thanks, although it was technically free, as I made it myself.

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

Post by Harrizone » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:25 am

Replaced the front brake pads prior to Cadwell Park :thumleft: , Project Mu HC800 pads for my big brake kit, supplied by Essex Rotary, as I managed to wear the last set out big time at Donington Park #-o , which accounted for a brief brown trouser moment exiting Craner Curves :oops: .
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Post by V8 Power » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:27 am

Be interesting to see how you get on with the Mu’s. Heard good reports in the past.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Harrizone » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:35 am

This is the second set. :thumleft: Performance wise they have been excellent :thumright: , I spent a consecutive hour and twenty minutes on track at Donington, in one long session, (98 miles approx) and braking was never an issue (does account for why I wore them out though :oops: ) They have done at least two Snetterton days and Donington plus regular driving, but do need one or two applications before they really bite if driving on the road ie. to get some heat into them.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by warpc0il » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:57 am

I had some racing brake pads on my Alfa many years ago. They created a brown trouser moment when I came to a roundabout having left the motorway. The off-slip have been uphill so hadn't touched the brakes until trying to stop at the roundabout. Just missed truck coming around.

Learned to dab brakes to keep them warm but later changed to "fast road" pads as too scary.

Next track day proved that new pads just as good as race pads, at least with road tyres.

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

Post by Goobie » Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:25 pm

Test fitted this! Working process still, more to come.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by warpc0il » Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:34 pm

You might find that's a bit too shiny and reflects on the windscreen, in which case a coat of satin or matt lacquer may be required.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Goobie » Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:46 pm

warpc0il wrote:
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You might find that's a bit too shiny and reflects on the windscreen, in which case a coat of satin or matt lacquer may be required.
Note’ed, but already ahead of you on that one, got a sneaky trick coming when I get further on which should cancel out windscreen reflection.

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Post by jondkent » Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:44 pm

Came back from holiday to find the local birds have used our cars for target practice, so been busy cleaning them. All shiny now.

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Post by tmk » Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:02 am

Hanging out at Knight Sports for regular maintenance.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by TerryH » Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:44 am

Out with the DeCat pipe and in with the Hiflow Cat, MOT due soon.

Took her for a quick 30min blast, think I prefer with the CAT, seemed smoother again more like with OE exchaust but with the great sound.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by ChrisHolmes » Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:51 pm

Sadly patted mine on the roof and said "Well done putting out 169.7rwhp"
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by untakenname » Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:21 pm

Painted my spoiler in Mazda's soul red crystal, took an age as it required so many coats then left it to dry overnight.
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Unfortunately I left the window open a crack to let it air a bit and heard a noise in the early morning around 3am or so, a fox or cat had got in and then flipped out being trapped and knocked the spoiler to the floor and ruined the paint :evil:

Have sanded the damaged areas back but as it's a two stage base I think I'm gonna have to start from scratch :(
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by V8 Power » Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:48 pm

I swore at mine then gave it a good talking too.
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Post by mrspiller » Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:37 pm

Started cleaning these up ImageImageand took the winter cover off Image to put it in the garage to fit them


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Post by Scartlead » Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:09 pm

Looked at it.....that is all :-k

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

Post by mrspiller » Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:04 pm

ChrisHolmes wrote:Sadly patted mine on the roof and said "Well done putting out 169.7rwhp"
Good numbers them chris , kicked mine as many numbers it’s less than yours . What mileage are you on ?


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