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

Post by Honkytonk » Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:42 pm

Yorindesarin wrote:
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Living in the North East of Scotland its a 60 mile commute to any decent city. Which isn't too bad.. If you work in some very specific fields. Which I unfortunately don't. Currently I just work the job I do whilst I'm trying to figure out what I actually want to do. I studied computer games software development at uni but failing hit hard and my love of games and programming has died overtime. I'll get there eventually considering a career in IT since I'm tech savvy and it's something that I can do on the daily.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Yorindesarin » Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:48 pm

Ahah yeah its just figuring out how to get into it. I kind of slacked hard in school so my grades were ehhh. I liked playing games and programming a bit so I was like "Ah thats a good idea lets do that." to discover academia just wasn't for me at that point in my life. Lesson learned! Probably going to have to work at the bottom of the ladder for a bit, which I'm fine with because got to start somewhere. Starting a business here wouldn't be a great idea. Low populace and a very low market demand for a good IT shop just means it'd go busto pretty quickly. I need to look at college courses or the ilk and consider part time study whilst working the job I'm doing some how I think. We shall see!

Oh also today I checked my air filter which was changed 1.5k~ miles ago to discover its quite filthy already. As well as checking the meshes before the MAF and making sure the VFAD hadn't gotten messed up when the airbox was reinstalled at servicing in an effort to figure out my still occuring rev issues.

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Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:54 am

Got the first teasing audio clip through from The Audio Guys :P

It's a real rough edit of some of the pop and crackle over-run with a simple intake on right channel and exhaust on left channel mix. Through a decent speaker with the volume up I think it sounds delicious. Can't wait to hear the full power runs as these were only run up to about 7k rpm and at ~50% throttle.

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Post by warpc0il » Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:05 am

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Post by Yorindesarin » Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:40 pm

Picked up some headlights in very slightly better condition than my own. Now I have two sets I can clean one up nicely without worrying! :D

Any suggestions for products for cleaning them up? Did have a read on the forums about it. Was thinking Megauires 2 stage one.

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

Post by shroom » Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:15 pm

Yorindesarin wrote:Picked up some headlights in very slightly better condition than my own. Now I have two sets I can clean one up nicely without worrying! :D

Any suggestions for products for cleaning them up? Did have a read on the forums about it. Was thinking Megauires 2 stage one.
I have the meguiars one works well car has been over a year now and not got yellow again etc

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Post by Yorindesarin » Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:34 pm

Awesome I had seen good things about it as well as good things about similar kits for around the same price. Im hoping to find someone to restore and black out the plastics in one set of lights at some point...

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Post by Honkytonk » Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:17 pm

If you check out my build thread you can see how well the turtle wax headlight restoration kit did mine. The only thing it's lacking in my opinion is more than one UV protector wipe to finish the job.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by ChrisHolmes » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:11 am

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

Post by mi60o0 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:25 am

Good luck
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Post by warpc0il » Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:31 am

"Packaging" is the problem that most people overlook when considering FI installations.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by boosted » Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:28 pm

Yep good luck Chris..good to hear pip back up n running

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

Post by ChrisHolmes » Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:09 pm

warpc0il wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:31 am
"Packaging" is the problem that most people overlook when considering FI installations.
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Post by Yorindesarin » Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:45 pm

Talked to a friend whose a mechanic about my rev issue and he says it sounds clutchy. Which is a relieve and not a relieve! Guess it's sort some coils and save for a clutch in one shot! Hefty bills incoming oh dear... On the upside I think my throwout bearing is also at the end of its life anyway so I'll service the forks etc whilst I can! In a month or so hopefully.

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Post by johnbb99 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:57 am

Or what I haven't done to my RX8 today...
It rained so hard last night it washed the car for me!
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by bigpete8 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:24 pm

Devon_Fourie wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:42 pm
Yorindesarin wrote:One thing about those LED projectors I don't particularly like is how bulbuous they might look in the door when fitted... I wonder as to why they're designed this specific way and if it would be possible to make them look a bit... Neater maybe?
Due to the lens that has to point down and inside they have a heatsink as well for the cree led used in the projection. They are a bit bulky but it’s kind of ok.

My next step will be to replace the actual white lights in that holding to red ones to match my colour scheme. So it will be red door lights with white projection.

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Got mine today and thought they look nice and easy to fit.
Lunch time comes...
Step 1 - Manged to get old lens off with a bit of persuasion (Narrow edge is the easiest to pry).
Step 2 - Got bulb out with plenty of burnt finger tips (after messing around in step 1)
Step 3 - insert wire tail / board into bulb receptor
step 4 - Remove door trim to retrieve bulb holder from wherever it pushed into (that will be tonight/ this weekend)
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:45 pm

bigpete8 wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:24 pm
Devon_Fourie wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:42 pm
Yorindesarin wrote:One thing about those LED projectors I don't particularly like is how bulbuous they might look in the door when fitted... I wonder as to why they're designed this specific way and if it would be possible to make them look a bit... Neater maybe?
Due to the lens that has to point down and inside they have a heatsink as well for the cree led used in the projection. They are a bit bulky but it’s kind of ok.

My next step will be to replace the actual white lights in that holding to red ones to match my colour scheme. So it will be red door lights with white projection.

Image
Got mine today and thought they look nice and easy to fit.
Lunch time comes...
Step 1 - Manged to get old lens off with a bit of persuasion (Narrow edge is the easiest to pry).
Step 2 - Got bulb out with plenty of burnt finger tips (after messing around in step 1)
Step 3 - insert wire tail / board into bulb receptor
step 4 - Remove door trim to retrieve bulb holder from wherever it pushed into (that will be tonight/ this weekend)
Pro tip for those looking to do this themselves - one edge of the existing bulb cover has a little cutout for you to get a small flat head screwdriver in. I believe it's the bottom long edge. Saves the faff that bigpete8 just went through :lol:

Also, take the covers off and then close the doors for a few mins... Saves the burnt fingers.

Both of the above tips come Dr.FrankenRex tried and tested :D
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Post by Mherby » Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:04 pm

Finally done the 1000 mile oil change today, fitted the rotary crest and fitted HID units for the high beams.

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Post by Yorindesarin » Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:31 pm

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

Post by bigpete8 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:30 pm

Dr. FrankenRex wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:45 pm
bigpete8 wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:24 pm
Devon_Fourie wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:42 pm


Due to the lens that has to point down and inside they have a heatsink as well for the cree led used in the projection. They are a bit bulky but it’s kind of ok.

My next step will be to replace the actual white lights in that holding to red ones to match my colour scheme. So it will be red door lights with white projection.

Image
Got mine today and thought they look nice and easy to fit.
Lunch time comes...
Step 1 - Manged to get old lens off with a bit of persuasion (Narrow edge is the easiest to pry).
Step 2 - Got bulb out with plenty of burnt finger tips (after messing around in step 1)
Step 3 - insert wire tail / board into bulb receptor
step 4 - Remove door trim to retrieve bulb holder from wherever it pushed into (that will be tonight/ this weekend)
Pro tip for those looking to do this themselves - one edge of the existing bulb cover has a little cutout for you to get a small flat head screwdriver in. I believe it's the bottom long edge. Saves the faff that bigpete8 just went through :lol:

Also, take the covers off and then close the doors for a few mins... Saves the burnt fingers.

Both of the above tips come Dr.FrankenRex tried and tested :D
Retrieved bulb holder and found lense covers aren't a good fit.
Filed them but still not happy 🙄
Will take attempt no 3

On plus side lights look cool and not as bulky as they appear..
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by nightfire10 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:38 pm

bigpete8 wrote:
Dr. FrankenRex wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:45 pm
bigpete8 wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:24 pm
Got mine today and thought they look nice and easy to fit.
Lunch time comes...
Step 1 - Manged to get old lens off with a bit of persuasion (Narrow edge is the easiest to pry).
Step 2 - Got bulb out with plenty of burnt finger tips (after messing around in step 1)
Step 3 - insert wire tail / board into bulb receptor
step 4 - Remove door trim to retrieve bulb holder from wherever it pushed into (that will be tonight/ this weekend)
Pro tip for those looking to do this themselves - one edge of the existing bulb cover has a little cutout for you to get a small flat head screwdriver in. I believe it's the bottom long edge. Saves the faff that bigpete8 just went through Image

Also, take the covers off and then close the doors for a few mins... Saves the burnt fingers.

Both of the above tips come Dr.FrankenRex tried and tested :D
Retrieved bulb holder and found lense covers aren't a good fit.
Filed them but still not happy Image
Will take attempt no 3

On plus side lights look cool and not as bulky as they appear..
Put mine in yesterday and they don't clip in very well for that sort of money lol

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

Post by Devon_Fourie » Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:31 pm

I had to use a glue gun to put a small amount on the clips then put them in, what I did find out was when lining them up with the original lens covers, the clip is about 1mm short which is why they will not clip in, this could be filed out a little to make it fit or just use a glue gun like me.

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Post by Yorindesarin » Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:36 pm

See when looking into things like this a bit more I discovered a youtube install video for these:

http://buy4car.com/products/led-welcome ... -1803.html

Which to me seems like it'd give a slightly better result. Just for more effort though and a higher price.

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Post by Devon_Fourie » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:01 pm

Not quite done to my car but to my keys.
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