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

Post by johnbb99 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:12 am

Can you please advise?
What do you want to know? what the body kit is?, how to lower?, what?????
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by PeteH » Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:58 am

As far as I can tell, in addition to what was in the post, the car also has most of the Mazda aero kit (front lip, front mud guards, rear skirts, rear bumper guard thingies, so everything except the rear hoop spoiler). It also has strakes. I think everything else is stock?

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

Post by nandoPT » Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:31 pm

Sorry guys I was not clear!

Yes I do see there are some aero kit parts. I have a quick search on Ebay and find those. The ones I found are not Mazda original parts but I guess it would not be a big issues buying these aftermarket and then spray them.

Other than that the car is lowered compared to stock I think. Any ideas on how much lower compared to the original?

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

Post by warpc0il » Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:12 pm

UK-spec cars all came with Mazda Sports suspension, so fitting aftermarket lowering springs doesn't have the same impact that it would on cars with Standard suspension.

Do you know what suspension your car has?
I've not seen a car factory-fitted with Sports suspension and the smaller front brake discs so, if your front and rear disc are the same diameter, then it's a good bet that you have standard suspension.
However, I have see cars factory-fitted with Standard suspension and the bigger brakes, so if your front discs are larger than the rears, then that just means you've got the bigger brakes.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:17 pm

13Black wrote:I just bought a car with plenty of scrapes down it already so I can park right up close to people who have no idea what the white paint means in the car park bays. Get in your flash Merc without taking some flaky Velocity Red with you, jerk.
I did this with a 20 year old shogun, parked it such that the passenger door on the shogun was millimetres away from their driver's door. Came back out of the shop to see them stood staring at it.

Hit the unlock button and the lights flashed, they then said "why did you park like that?" :lol: I simply replied "Because if I'd parked it between the lines I'd have hit your car" and drove off. So much smugness. Maybe they've learnt their lesson, maybe they haven't, but I had many smiles from it.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Ashley1989 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:49 pm

Today I have driven it ... hard. Picked it up on Saturday and haven't stopped grinning since!

As soon as my club membership comes through I will be ordering lots of parts from rotaryrevs too.
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Anyone want to buy a slightly used, 27 year old kidney to fund all of this??!!!!

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

Post by chriskirkham » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:58 am

Driven 750 miles since Saturday - 3 tanks of BP Ultimate, 375 ml of Protek-R, 250 ml of Millers 10w/ 40. Loved every miles of it!

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

Post by dilbert » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:30 am

Having picked up my new RX8 on Good Friday yesterday I drove it 1405km from Dordrecht to Linköping!

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

Post by PeteH » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:22 am

dilbert wrote:Having picked up my new RX8 on Good Friday yesterday I drove it 1405km from Dordrecht to Linköping!
That's a short write up for a pretty amazing European road trip!

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Post by dilbert » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:45 am

Haha yes and it's only part of it!
I missed out the Warrington to Dordrecht leg over the weekend via Cambridge, Harwich and Hook of Holland.
Time's a bit limited as I'm straight back into work

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Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:02 am

PLEASE do a longer write up when you have the time :) And please tell me there are pictures
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by ChrisHolmes » Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:07 pm

Ashley1989 wrote:Today I have driven it ... hard. Picked it up on Saturday and haven't stopped grinning since!

As soon as my club membership comes through I will be ordering lots of parts from rotaryrevs too.
Glad your enjoying the car. Maybe see you on 11th May at the next Cotswold Allsorts meet, search Allsorts on here for details
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Ashley1989 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:19 pm

ChrisHolmes wrote:
Ashley1989 wrote:Today I have driven it ... hard. Picked it up on Saturday and haven't stopped grinning since!

As soon as my club membership comes through I will be ordering lots of parts from rotaryrevs too.
Glad your enjoying the car. Maybe see you on 11th May at the next Cotswold Allsorts meet, search Allsorts on here for details
I will take a look, definitely need to meet some people who know these cars inside out, I am lost!

I have a hefty basket waiting at Rotary Revs: Pads, discs, D585 kit, spark plugs, service kit, top up kit, starter motor and battery. Just waiting on the membership to come through so that I can get the 5% off (every little helps).

Loving the car so far though, makes me smile about 15 minutes into my commute when I open her up :P
Slightly crusty 2004 Velocity Red purchased on 15th April 2017.
Planned work - Sills repaired both sides, D585 coils, Magnecor Leads, NGK Spark Plugs, Bosh Battery, Uprated Starter Motor, New Discs and Pads all to be fitted!
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Post by Rx8-Col. » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:07 pm

Finally got around to fitting my new brakes. Need to bed them in but they already feel better than before :)

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

Post by joney » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:39 pm

Fitted my new walbro fuel pump. Shes now running so much better
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Not surprising when the low side filter looked like that
If its not broke I'm sure I can find a reason to take it apart :thumright:
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by wgimenes » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:57 pm

Rx8-Col. wrote:Finally got around to fitting my new brakes. Need to bed them in but they already feel better than before :)
What make are they, RX8-Col?

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Post by Rx8-Col. » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:52 pm

wgimenes wrote:
What make are they, RX8-Col?
Just Col will do mate, no need to be formal :lol:

They're EBC discs with yellow stuff pads. Didn't go for the drilled discs as I hear they can be noisy.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by PaulAV » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:11 pm

Fitted racing beat revi intake (no scoop yet) what a swine of a job and I'm used to working on bowling machines, I'm sure I dislocated my forearm a few times and it doesn't even have a joint in it, still its in now, first thoughts it sounds good once your revs start to get more urgent
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Reloy » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:14 pm

Finally it's all together, group buy Mintex M1144 pads (thanks Adam), swirly discs, braided hoses, and because I'm nice to my mechanic, brand new slider pins :D
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Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:02 am

I have the swirly discs on the R3, purely bling, but they look ace :D
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Post by WaferShaf » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:36 pm

Just watching the gadget show.. couple of RX8s on it!
First one was a remote controlled car that they were going to put in a blender!
And then they were testing cameras at a drift event at Santa Pod!
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What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Twistedmonkey » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:54 pm

Nearly finished the red one love it

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Post by WaferShaf » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:19 pm

^^ looks great!
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by johnbb99 » Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:03 am

Took photos today of the result of washing and polishing yesterday.
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It looks better than it did!
I'm a little disappointed in the state of the wheels, though. Being an 06 plate, when I bought it the wheels were pretty rough. I had them 'repair and painted' 3 years ago [for £60 + VAT each] but as you can see they are corroding once again. Am I expecting too much, or should they be in better condition 3 years on from refurbishment?
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Post by untakenname » Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:39 pm

Did they refurb the whole rim or just the outside? The inside looks pretty poor in comparison but being out of sight you could probably clean that up yourself quite cheaply and get good results masking tape up the front then going at the inside with some sanding, rattle can primer then paint.
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