Its been a great run guys but Im jumping ship

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  1. Telco

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    Nothing wrong with the RX8 other than they are too small for me. If they were a foot longer in the cabin I'd have a hard time not buying one. The rotary engine will likely disappear after the current RX8 is no longer made as they can't make them clean enough or fuel efficient enough to pass the new federal laws unless they make some sort of design breakthrough. If they keep making the RX8 at all I imagine they'll start using that new Boxer engine they are putting in the BRZ, perhaps bored out and turbocharged.
     
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      Credit to the guy that designed it though !

      I mean, this guy would have been thinking out side the box,
      convincing himself he was going to come up with something that is/was completely different.

      Although, not too sure if Doritos were invented at the time.
       
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      Yep, I no dingie the rotary, it is an amazing bit of engineering. All that power out of an engine not much larger than a Mr Coffee, with no theoretical maximum RPM.
       
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      I will post pics tommorrow. The car is very nice runs great and is a blast to drive!
       
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      Here it is! This at the sellers house right before I drove it away.

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      RigsLS Dedicated LVC Member

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      Nothing wrong with that, looks good. Nice color to!
       
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      Cool...do I see some aftermarket stuff on it?
       
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      Why yes you do! The obvious would be the MSM Wheels with brand new BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW-2 tires. Aftermarket exhaust and a full K&N Cold air intake. This car is amazing so far. Very quick and very tight. I love the 6-speed manual also....
       
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      G-RELL FULLY DIPPED LS

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      I've known several owners of these... just drove a newer one during that last snow storm... They all love driving them, one dumped because of the space, (tough to fit a full set of clubs in :D)... tons of cool stuff you can do though., oh, that full intake requires front clip removal, Im down to help when your ready
       
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      hite337 Hite Performance

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      He can hand you a wrench very well!

      Very nice ride reaper, can't wait to see it in person.
       
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      G-RELL FULLY DIPPED LS

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      Hey, I hand with the best of them! (that sounds wrong)..

      +1 on seeing it.... you can get some sick exhaust notes out of those things...
       
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      Thanks brother next time I'm that way I will look you and grell both up!
       
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      Bitchin ride! I use to rally an RX7 on Ortega Hwy in Southern Calif., back in the day! Mazda has killed the RX8 in their long range plans, 2014 I think. Custom parts are available all over for every penny you can find. Make sure you feel the car out in all conditions before you take it to its limits. The bitch will wine like no other, almost as much fun as a threesome!
       
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      bigrig_approved02.gif Man, I'd give up my left nut for a day of rally racing.

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      Thanks man it is a ride like no other! I feel like I'm driving a super car! This car loves the rpm's it just wants more and more and the exhaust note is almost sex. Just like the Ls I have plans for the rx8. If you guys want the updates ill post here as well rx8club.com. I'm reaper76 there as well. I am truly going to love this car for its goods and bads!
       
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      Pic Updates

      So folks it has been a few months and the RX8 has come a long way in new mods!!!!!!!

      Here is a list:

      1.Sound system
      I have upgraded this part extensively. I have installed a Metra double din kit with an Avic-X940bt with a 1000 watt JL audio amp and two 12 inch JL subs(pictured are my old kickers). Also put a pioneer back up camera on the car. I also have installed the PAC module for the steering wheel controls.

      2. Interior
      I have installed Red LED Lighting at the base of all of the seats in the car to give it a warm glow at night. Next mod is going to be an android tablet that flips out of the top center of the dash. I will post pics as I will have it installed this week!!!!.

      3.Exterior
      I have dropped the car with Tein H-Tech lowering springs. I have also installed brand new 18x10 inch Einkei RPF1 wheels wrapped in 275/35-18 Nitto 555's! The car is low and wide I love it.

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      Here I purchased and installed a K&N Typhoon air intake kit. This made a huge difference in sound and performance. Also have a racing beat axle back exhaust!

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      Nice work. Looks great. Hows the Audi? Any pictures to post yet?
       
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      I dont think there is one

       
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      This is true no audi! Between the time I was going to go buy it and pick it up I came accross the RX8. I test drove the RX8 took it to a dealer for a compression check and bought it that day after everything checked out. Ive been modding it ever since!
       
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      I missed that. Like the RX8.
       
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      Thanks! I get my new exhaust installed on friday which is pretty exciting for me. I have been able to move much faster on mods for the mazda than I was for the LS mostly because the aftermarket is much cheaper and way more plentyfull!
       
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      Been a month or so!Here is updated pics and list of mods lots of pics!!!!!!!!

      Rx8 mods
      Exterior:
      Lowered w/tien h tech springs
      Black Einke rpf1 wheels 18x9.5
      Nitto 555's 275/35-18
      Red rim guards
      Carbon fiber pillars
      Carbon fiber eyelids
      Custom plate
      Gt appearance kit

      Engine:
      K&N Typhoon air intake kit
      Racing beat dual exhaust
      Vis racing coolant cap
      Comming soon (cobb programer)

      Interior:
      black w/ white stitching Leather shift boot
      Red underseat lighting
      Custom console switches
      Dual 52mm vent gauge pod
      Glow shift blackk series 7 color volt and clock (for now)

      Electronics:
      Pioneer aviv-x850bt w/iPhone 5
      Dash command on pioneer
      Pioneer nav and bt
      Wi-if obd II interface
      Stinger custom comp volt gauge red
      Back up camera
      2-12 inch alpine type r's
      Custom flush mount sub box
      1200 watt jl audio mono amp
      2 farad digital cap
      Integrated radar detector

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      Very nice. I've always liked those cars.
       
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      G-RELL FULLY DIPPED LS

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      Looks sick man! Great job... whats next
       
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      Thanks guys!
       

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