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

Post by V8 Power » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:40 am

Excellent job with the rear lights!
I'm never brave enough to do mods like that as I always think I will cock it up somehow!
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:44 am

Harrymonk wrote:but also enough red is visible, we will see.
What you need to do is shine a light on the red circle element, if that reflects properly then you'll be fine - if it doesn't then that'll be your main issue. All UK cars have to have rear reflectors on. The R3 moved them to just above the exhaust, but on the S1 lights they're in the actual tail lights.

That does beg the question about the R3 style lights for the S1... Do they have reflectors in them?
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Harrymonk » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:48 am

Dan.NJ72 wrote:
Harrymonk wrote:but also enough red is visible, we will see.
What you need to do is shine a light on the red circle element, if that reflects properly then you'll be fine - if it doesn't then that'll be your main issue. All UK cars have to have rear reflectors on. The R3 moved them to just above the exhaust, but on the S1 lights they're in the actual tail lights.

That does beg the question about the R3 style lights for the S1... Do they have reflectors in them?
Have done test shots with the flash and reflectors are all good :thumright:

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

Post by Harrymonk » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:49 am

V8 Power wrote:Excellent job with the rear lights!
I'm never brave enough to do mods like that as I always think I will cock it up somehow!
These are a second spare set I bought to play with as I was afraid it would go all wrong or I would get excited and make them too dark 8)

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

Post by SurfRX8 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:44 pm

Enjoyed the sunshine..
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Also been a while but added a nice half tint to the rear lights - not to everyones taste but gave it that sleepy eye look.

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

Post by ChrisHolmes » Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:11 pm

Dan.NJ72 wrote:Mmm... Brakings...
Looking a damn site better than when I last saw that view at Castle Combe!!
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Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:16 pm

Marginally, Chris ;)

Stops a bit better as well. Weird that...

Have to say, the pedal feel is quite different, but in a positive way. And the stopping power once they're up to temp is fantastic
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Post by New Duke » Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:34 pm

Dan.NJ72 wrote:Mmm... Brakings...

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OMFGTHATSSOHAWTIWISHICUDAFFORDTHOSE!!!!!! :inlove:

Looking good Dan. But now I need to go to Jelly School. 8-[

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Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:01 pm

Haha, thanks for the kind words, I think... lol.

TBH they weren't as expensive as they look - the group buy price was £599. Not exactly cheap, but as far as BBK kits go they were :lol:
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by untakenname » Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:19 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.

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Hi, what paint did you use for the tint? I've used film tint on mine but there's some small creases which I'm not happy with.

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

Post by Shagrington » Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:21 pm

Dan.NJ72 wrote:That does beg the question about the R3 style lights for the S1... Do they have reflectors in them?
Yes, I'm pretty sure they do :nod: (must check mine later ;) :lol: ).
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Harrymonk » Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:13 pm

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Hi, what paint did you use for the tint? I've used film tint on mine but there's some small creases which I'm not happy with.

Just used, E-TECH LENS TINT LIGHT TINTING SPRAY SMOKE BLACK 300ML off ebay, bought two tins but only used one as didn't want too dark, followed by a halfords body shop lacquer, then wet and dry and cut. Have another tin for brake light and maybe front indicators.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by feedthegoatxi » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:56 pm

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Re: 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 ChrisHolmes » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:15 pm

Dan.NJ72 wrote:Marginally, Chris ;)

Stops a bit better as well. Weird that...

Have to say, the pedal feel is quite different, but in a positive way. And the stopping power once they're up to temp is fantastic
The stopping power will be improved as you now have friction material instead of steel on steel stopping you! LOL
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by kopite72 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:33 pm

SurfRX8 wrote:Enjoyed the sunshine..
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Also been a while but added a nice half tint to the rear lights - not to everyones taste but gave it that sleepy eye look.

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

Post by untakenname » Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:26 pm

Had a productive day but think I may now have heatstroke.

Saw an ad on gumtree a couple of days ago for a £300 non runner that mentioned it had very clean bodywork, decided to view it with an aim to do an engine swap on as my current RX8 had a full rebuild 5k ago but has sadly succumbed to the tin worm and the MOT is due next month, they put it as an advisory last year though it was close to a fail.

I've viewed quite a few local to me other the past couple of months but they all have had the tale tale signs of the start of rust on the rear aches and sills and this was quite a gamble due to the distance.

I emailed the guy on gumtree and enquired as to if it has any signs of rust at all so I drove down this afternoon to Worthing on the hottest day (with no aircon :oops: ) to look at it and apart from the engine issues it's pristine so I called up a recovery truck to take it home which the did for a pound per mile :)

The lowloader arrived just gone half 8 so I gave it a hose down and took a pic.
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Post by Twistedmonkey » Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:16 pm

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

Post by wiggles » Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:19 pm

Looks good, needs to be a bit lower though ;)
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Twistedmonkey » Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:45 am

wiggles wrote:Looks good, needs to be a bit lower though ;)

Thanks I'm happy with how she looks and definitely needs to be lower coilovers are next on the listImage


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Post by Dove66 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:23 am

untakenname wrote:Had a productive day but think I may now have heatstroke.

Saw an ad on gumtree a couple of days ago for a £300 non runner that mentioned it had very clean bodywork, decided to view it with an aim to do an engine swap on as my current RX8 had a full rebuild 5k ago but has sadly succumbed to the tin worm and the MOT is due next month, they put it as an advisory last year though it was close to a fail.

I've viewed quite a few local to me other the past couple of months but they all have had the tale tale signs of the start of rust on the rear aches and sills and this was quite a gamble due to the distance.

I emailed the guy on gumtree and enquired as to if it has any signs of rust at all so I drove down this afternoon to Worthing on the hottest day (with no aircon :oops: ) to look at it and apart from the engine issues it's pristine so I called up a recovery truck to take it home which the did for a pound per mile :)

The lowloader arrived just gone half 8 so I gave it a hose down and took a pic.
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Looks really nice. Sounds like an absolute bargain. Good luck with swapping over the engine.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by thomo8568 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:33 am

Looking good. Really like the bonnet. Could Maybe do with a bigger front lip and lowering. Then it would be spot on.
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