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

Post by Brooksyvon89 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:21 pm

PeteH wrote:
Brooksyvon89 wrote:Image
That's my baby! (I designed a lot of the suspension for it, so if you don't like the way it rides and handles it's my fault :thumright: )
It's a monster! Ploughs through and over anything!!!


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

Post by PeteH » Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:27 pm

(I know it's off topic, but hey, I may never get the opportunity to post this picture again)

This is a secret night time drive of a pre-production Freelander, before the car was released to the public :ninja:
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by New Duke » Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:51 pm

PeteH wrote:(I know it's off topic, but hey, I may never get the opportunity to post this picture again)

This is a secret night time drive of a pre-production Freelander, before the car was released to the public
That's very cool Pete, wish my dad could have seen that.

We had one of the first batch of Freelanders, and many fun holidays conquering anything the alps would throw at it. IMO it was the only all-terrain vehicle in its class that was truly off-road capable. Ours sadly had the dreaded 1.8 Rover K Series engine though, which had to be rebuilt twice.

At the same time my parents also had an early MGF also with the K Series engine (which my mum has just begrudgingly decided to scrap after slowly losing a battle of 20 years of various engine issues). At 100k miles that was on it's third engine!

Such a shame as everything else about those cars, to me at least, was perfect and defined so much of my childhood.

So I always :roll: at the RENESIS' poor reputation for reliability... it's all relative and there are much worse out there!

(Sorry for the off-topic ;) )

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

Post by northerner69 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:00 pm

went de cat!

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

Post by untakenname » Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:43 pm

warpc0il wrote:Opening the rear light units isn't that much of a problem, as a few people have found, using a fine saw blade in an oscillating multi-tool or a Dremal.

The challenge is to create an edge that can be glued back together without the joint showing.

There are plenty of used ones around to practice on.
A decent thin cutting disc I found to be best, went through a couple before I got the knack.
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I started a thread about opening the lights a while back, will update it over lunch with the end results.

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

Post by Harrymonk » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:41 am

I know this sort of thing is marmite, but after trying films and fly-eye paper decided a light tint was in order as its the look I like, with upgraded bulbs there is sufficient light coming through.

Tint Applied:
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Laquered, bit of orange peel:
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Sanded and rubbing compound with some elbow grease:
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Just enough of a tint for me:
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Hoping the weather holds to get them on the car after making some upgraded foam/rubber seals..

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

Post by PaulAV » Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:15 pm

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

Post by wgimenes » Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:28 pm

Created a new mod: sun visor extensions
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by thomo8568 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:41 pm

Gave it a wash and test fitted my oil cooler grills.
I've already covered the oil coolers with mesh but didn't like that they didn't match. So cut up an old center grill. Not bad for a first attempt.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by ChrisHolmes » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:52 pm

wgimenes wrote:Created a new mod: sun visor extensions

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Wow! That is incredible. Wozza will be quaking in his boots if he sees this!
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by wgimenes » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:57 pm

LOL, Chris.

My first attempt.

The idea needs refining :-)

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

Post by Brooksyvon89 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:16 pm

Did a full wash, decontamination, polish and resin coating:
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Post by brix79 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:18 pm

Dayum, that looks like it's made of mirror! 8)

Need to get those shrouds back to black though. ;)
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by PeteH » Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:26 pm

Brooksyvon89 wrote:Did a full wash, decontamination, polish and resin coating
It does look amazing.




(But, so does your drive! #Filter.... :ninja: )

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Post by Brooksyvon89 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:44 pm

PeteH wrote:
Brooksyvon89 wrote:Did a full wash, decontamination, polish and resin coating
It does look amazing.




(But, so does your drive! #Filter.... :ninja: )
I just happen to have a picture perfect front-of-the-house... Image
Busted lol
It is super clean though Image


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Post by Scartlead » Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:41 pm

Brooksyvon89 wrote:Did a full wash, decontamination, polish and resin coating:IMG_0369.JPG


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Looks really well, though do I sniff a little photoshop effetcs ? :-k
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Post by exiled--viking » Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:09 pm

This Is Only A Mock Up Of the Defuser Fitting......So Made the Mounting brackets today and did a trial Run Of the Rear Defuser still a long way to go but I think there going to be enough rear down force on the lower wings the defuser is not just for show and when completed will be finished of in a Carbon effect hydro Dip....

Also went with the double staggered wing as there is enough air flow for this modding the rear bumper was 4 X 3/4 slots need to be cut but hardly noticeable....!

Thank for taking the time to Look....!


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As you can see the Defuser is mostly under the rear bumper & not protruding or extending the length of the body ...Also there no need to have it under the exhausts as they have there own air scoops



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mock up brackets made but some adjustments to be done, all the aluminium to be coated black nuts and bolts also need to be done in Orange .... this is only a Mock up the finished effect will look a little different .


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Post by gareth_1912 » Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:56 pm

Not done anything today but ordered tein springs and drilled and grooved mtec discs and pads should be here Thursday :). Image.
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Post by Dove66 » Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:41 pm

thomo8568 wrote:Gave it a wash and test fitted my oil cooler grills.
I've already covered the oil coolers with mesh but didn't like that they didn't match. So cut up an old center grill. Not bad for a first attempt.20170616_202937.jpg
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They look really good. I thought it looked like the centre grille before I read the text. I wonder if anyone else has done it that way.
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Post by Dove66 » Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:43 pm

Harrymonk wrote:I know this sort of thing is marmite, but after trying films and fly-eye paper decided a light tint was in order as its the look I like, with upgraded bulbs there is sufficient light coming through.

Tint Applied:
Image

Laquered, bit of orange peel:
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Sanded and rubbing compound with some elbow grease:
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Just enough of a tint for me:
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Hoping the weather holds to get them on the car after making some upgraded foam/rubber seals..

They look great. Mine are Covex covered but these look oem.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Reloy » Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:24 pm

Removed all the seagull crap from the roof, bonnet, boot, windows and both sides of the car. Never ever park your car overnight on Aberystwyth seafront. Great night though so it was worth it :-)

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

Post by Salesy » Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:38 pm

After 6 months in storage i decided it was due a deep clean ready for some summer use.

Full snow foam x 2, Meguires compound, Megs clear coat polish and finally a coat of carnauba wax. Silicone all black plastics and clean glass inside and out.

Sweating my nuts off for 4 hrs.

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Post by Nintendologist » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:21 am

Salesy wrote:After 6 months in storage i decided it was due a deep clean ready for some summer use.

Full snow foam x 2, Meguires compound, Megs clear coat polish and finally a coat of carnauba wax. Silicone all black plastics and clean glass inside and out.

Sweating my nuts off for 4 hrs.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/134115384@N07/35350484906

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Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:04 am

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

Post by Harrymonk » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:33 am

Dove66 wrote:
Harrymonk wrote:I know this sort of thing is marmite, but after trying films and fly-eye paper decided a light tint was in order as its the look I like, with upgraded bulbs there is sufficient light coming through.

Just enough of a tint for me:
Image

Hoping the weather holds to get them on the car after making some upgraded foam/rubber seals..

They look great. Mine are Covex covered but these look oem.
Thanks, I did try the covex style film but just couldn't get it to sit right...

They do look factory, which is what I was after, less chance of being stopped if it looks manufacturer, but also enough red is visible, we will see.

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