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Old 06-21-2016, 04:31 PM   #1
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Here's my new car. I looked for over a month for a winning blue rx8 and I drove to Louisville, KY to get it. The guy bought the car for his wife and it was only driven on sunny days and only around town. She really didn't want to sell it, but her husband was making her. I had to jump on it. It's got black leather, oem rotor rubber mats, spare tire, rear cargo net. So far, I've had to get the maintenance up to date and few other things. It now has a catback exhaust, megan lowering springs, kyb struts, led interior lights, a blue led strip in the trunk, razo shift knob, k&n drop in filter, led tail lights, jdm/uk clear side marker lights, rx8 logo inside a rotor led lights under the doors, rear side flares, zoom zoom decal over the third brake light, plasti dipped the oem wheels. This is it, so far.



















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Old 06-21-2016, 11:44 PM   #2
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I had to jump on it. It's got black leather, oem rotor rubber mats, spare tire, rear cargo net.
May be a dumb question but do these not normally come with a spare?
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Stock Tires were run-flats.... I has no spare.
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I do like the blue though
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Ugh. Was nice until I saw the PurelyRX8 sticker. What a hell hole!!!!
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Ugh. Was nice until I saw the PurelyRX8 sticker. What a hell hole!!!!

What's Purely RX-8??
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Facebook group for RX-8's. But mostly a complete shit-show on what NOT to do.
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Thanks, it's good to be back. Titanium, I've seen your fc in person and I absolutely love it! I also remember reading an article about your fc in a mag. I don't remember which one it was, but I know that I still have it. As far as engine options go, I've considered a full bridgeport 20B na. I've also talked to some who have swapped an rew and they said that they are still running the stock ecu for the functions and a standalone for engine duties. I'm not sure how it's being done, but I haven't fully researched it yet. PurelyRx8 is on Facebook and I'm rarely on there. I might post every now and then, but I don't even get on there much. Mainly it has a lot of the same questions being asked and others who go full ricer. You never go full ricer. I like my cars to have a clean look. That's how my fc was and that's how my 8 is.
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Cheers man, appreciate the compliments.
Werd, it was Super Street Mag that did the write up like three years ago I think? I enjoyed it, but need to get back in touch with them when the FC is finished with the next round od upgrades
We've done the REW swap into an 8. We used the Excessive LIM, and adapted the stock TB to work and then used a piggyback. As far as the car knew, it was a renni in there. However, hit the throttle and you knew it clearly wasn't
It was a hell of a project and certainly one that I wouldn't want to do again
Basically, someone needs to crack the CANBUS BS and find a way to interpret all the data and send it through the CAN to an ECU to control whatever engine is in there. Once that happens, alot of the problems will go away.
Way down the rd when my current renni gives it up I will not be rebuilding the renni. When that happens if someone still hasn't cracked the CAN BS, that's when I'll find someone who can. If CotyBilt can do it and make a 1998 Jeep communicate with a 2006 VW TDi with a little black box, someone, somewhere, can make the RX8 CAN work with a different ECU
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I think Brian's idea of romance is using lube.
Your rage caused the meteor strike in Russia. The Antichrist would be proud of his minion.
You win with your thread. Most everything
It's a truck with a steel gate on the back. Just a statement of fact

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Not a problem, as I love fc's . I look forward to definitely seeing it. Keep me posted on the rx8 rew swap, I'm very interested in it. I need boost in my life again. I don't like pulling next to a car and knowing I can't beat them. ( I don't condone street racing.....it's very very bad). Anyway, I'm curious as how the gear ratio in the fd trans will be with the 8's rear gears ratio.
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Well, my under pan is busted now. Thanks Mazda, for making it out of not so durable plastic. I have the LRB pan and sides ordered. I also have oil pressure, oil temp, water temp gauges and dash gauge pod ordered as well. I'll post pictures of the finished install. This winter I need to replace my clutch, any suggestions on brand and stage? I know exedy is a good choice, but any other brands? Thanks.
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Exedy is the stock one so it is a good choice. Some on the eight club claim that they are shit and break. I can't remember if it was the stock or the plus one version. But all the stuff I remember reading was one of those oh I heard this one guy who knew guy who had problems. Now I get if they made a bad batch, but I can't imagine that they make shit product. Since they are OEM for most if not all clutches in the world.
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Not a problem, as I love fc's . I look forward to definitely seeing it. Keep me posted on the rx8 rew swap, I'm very interested in it. I need boost in my life again. I don't like pulling next to a car and knowing I can't beat them. ( I don't condone street racing.....it's very very bad). Anyway, I'm curious as how the gear ratio in the fd trans will be with the 8's rear gears ratio.
I never said I was putting an REW in my 8 I said I wouldn't want to do that again. And I don't plan to. I have..... other plans for my 8 when the renni gives it up.
Putting a turbo in an 8 is a complete plain in the ass because of the subframes involved.... I've built a few turbo 8's and I hated every single one of them

And you don't use the FD trans, you keep the 8 trans in the 8

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Exedy is the stock one so it is a good choice. Some on the eight club claim that they are shit and break. I can't remember if it was the stock or the plus one version. But all the stuff I remember reading was one of those oh I heard this one guy who knew guy who had problems. Now I get if they made a bad batch, but I can't imagine that they make shit product. Since they are OEM for most if not all clutches in the world.
Just don't buy centerforce.... next time you're in my shop look on my wall of shame and you'll see a centerforce dual friction that's supposed to be good to like 400ftlbs of torque that I shredded on the dyno at about 1/2 that. Not to mention the dual friction I had on my n/a that wouldn't stand up to 2track days.

CENTERFORCE SUCKS!!!
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I think Brian's idea of romance is using lube.
Your rage caused the meteor strike in Russia. The Antichrist would be proud of his minion.
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It's a truck with a steel gate on the back. Just a statement of fact

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I miss read your post, I assumed that you did it to yours, sorry. I was wondering if they were any good, I haven't heard much about centerforce clutches. Anyway. I picked up some gauges and a dash pod, I just need to get one more thing before I can install them. Also, my oem plastic under pan is busted and will be replaced with the LRB Speed pan and supports. I'm still researching about the rew swap and figuring out what all I'll need. Input is much appreciated.
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A different chassis
The way the engine sits in an 8 with the subframe makes any turbo rotary a bloody fucking cursing inspired motherfucking nightmare.
Not to mention getting all the systems to work as stock is also a big big problem. Having said that, we've done it, and it's awesome , however I've got not love for the renni, so seeing it go won't be an issue for me.
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I'm pure Evil
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You win with your thread. Most everything
It's a truck with a steel gate on the back. Just a statement of fact

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No Bolt-ons allowed. Dyno'ed @ Speed1 Tuned by me - 405rwhp on WG.... WM50 cuming soon.
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