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

Post by exiled--viking » Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:11 pm

so Been doing the Rear Defuser over the last few weeks taking photos of other cars defusers and making one that will fit the Rear end I have

the kit is only in rough form still many hours of work left but you will get the Gist ;)

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the kit the aluminium is on the down side to act as a scuff plate

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put together .....

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

Post by ChrisHolmes » Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:16 pm

To your usual high standard TONY.
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Post by exiled--viking » Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:25 pm

thank you Chris :thumleft: when its done I will get Wicked Coatings to hydro Dip it I think a flame effect might look good but I will more than likely do it in Carbon fibre effect still lots to do yet post some more when its fitted ;) ;)
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Lemon » Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:57 pm

what i did seems paltry in comparison... :oops:

relocated front numberplate.
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Post by Brooksyvon89 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:17 pm

So today I had my first ever go with a clay bar...
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Post by V8 Power » Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:29 pm

You must have rubbed to hard, you have taken all the colour off :D
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Post by untakenname » Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:08 pm

I've been underwhelmed with the audio quality of my dashcam making the car sound like a hoover so I fitted a high quality Sennheiser lavalier mic to the rear and after some trial and error found a sweet spot which picks up the engine note but not the wind noise :)
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Post by Brooksyvon89 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:31 pm

Sounds good! Nice work


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Post by jondkent » Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:20 pm

Sound sweet, really good sound

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

Post by jondkent » Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:12 pm

Only had time to give mine a wash this weekend. Depressing as it always shows the paint scratches as I have no time to do anything else.

Mind you, before Tunerfest I'll be spoiling it rotten with fresh glaze and wax, so I'll cope for next 2 weeks with it as it is.



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Post by wgimenes » Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:15 pm

The mother of all "I fancy a drive, want to come along" yesterday.

Left Epsom and all the drivel who come to town because of some male and alcohol-driven event in the downs and drove towards Faversham for a meal.

Then metaphorically hugged the coast all the way to Hastings for a nice fish & chips supper. Then up the A22 to M25.

Too many places to mention, but it took nearly 300 miles. EPIC
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Jimwil » Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:58 pm

It's been a busy weekend for me and my Rex.

Yesterday morning I got an oil leak and coolant leak fixed by Luke Murdoch which is fantastic.
Checked over all the suspension and brakes to give her a clean bill of health for the track by lunch time.
In the afternoon took off the front bumper off to access my AEM air filter and the front offside light.
Cleaned the air filter with a kit I purchased a while ago. Unfortunately I can't fix the halo light that has stopped working without cracking the light open which I didn't have time to do.
Swapped out the radio and heater controls and wired a double power socket into the glove box. Radio working but aircon still not working. I was hoping to fix 2 issues with 1 part swap out.

Today I swapped out all the speakers and amps which fixed some intermittent speaker problems. Didn't realise how much work and time would be involved. Cleaned out my catch can which for the first time had very little in it. Cleaned the MAF and greased the steering UJ. After all that spent a couple of hours cleaning the car.

The car feels much better at low revs as it was getting a bit "jerky" only way I can describe it really. It's also stopped sputtering at high revs too.

All in all a brilliant weekend, I love spending time on my car :thumleft:

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Post by feedthegoatxi » Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:38 pm

added a couple of decals...
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Post by gareth_1912 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:37 pm

Not much today . Treated her to a good wash and polish. Cleaned maf sensor, and removed the dividers in the air box. Image oh and reconditions the headlights from fading . Now she can see again lolImageImageImage


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Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:47 pm

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Courtesy of a mate of mine. Should be back with me Wednesday for fitting prior to JDM Combe as planned :D
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Post by ChrisHolmes » Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:53 pm

Had it confirmed that all 4 tyres are worn and will not survive another track session, now where is the hammer for the piggy bank?
Booked in for 4 tyres and full alignment check / adjust on Wednesday afternoon.
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Post by brix79 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:02 pm

Dan, that looks like a top job, should look great once they're in. Very cool. 8)
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Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:04 pm

Thanks brix :thumleft:

Obviously will take some pics, but should be on show at JDM Combe too!

Chris - what flavour tyres you going for?
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Post by ChrisHolmes » Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:08 pm

Currently have 245/35-18 Pirelli P Zero Corsa Direziones which are excellent but seriously costly as they are now around £200 a corner so they are out of the question and I have gone for the latest P Zero which is asymmetric and a chunk cheaper.
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Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:21 pm

My friend is running some P-zeros on his car and says that they are a great tyre, but I'd wager we'll find out for sure on Saturday! :lol:

Should be good though. I've got a pair on the front of the A6 avant and they do hold very well, especially on a 2-tonne car!
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Post by wgimenes » Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:29 pm

I was going to try to replace my front discs and pads, but chickened out. Fear I might not have all necessary tools and cleaning/lubricant/dexterity to complete the job.

Having an MOT done at the same time as well, so might as well hand the whole job to my local guy.

Need to volunteer to help someone doing the same job to learn.

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Post by Goobie » Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:42 pm

Dan.NJ72 wrote:8)

Courtesy of a mate of mine. Should be back with me Wednesday for fitting prior to JDM Combe as planned :D

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Liking this! Are you leaving the full beam section chrome? Could you check with your mate about the rear lights.

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Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:45 pm

I will be, yes, mainly because if you paint it then the light output is reduced to almost nothing - kinda defeating the point of the main beams lol. Although my mate is going to have a look at a light tint so it is less of a contrast.

Also, no go on the rears without cutting them open as they are ultrasonically welded :(

I did ask, but he said he didn't want to start messing about with cutting because of the potential cost if it goes wrong...
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Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:47 pm

wgimenes wrote:I was going to try to replace my front discs and pads, but chickened out. Fear I might not have all necessary tools and cleaning/lubricant/dexterity to complete the job.

Having an MOT done at the same time as well, so might as well hand the whole job to my local guy.

Need to volunteer to help someone doing the same job to learn.
Don't worry, it can seem daunting, but it's a really easy job - IIRC you need 2 different size sockets (4 bolts in total) and some elbow grease :P That and Cera-Tec or Copper Grease for lubrication :thumleft:
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