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Old 06-19-13, 04:47 AM
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Turbo vert drift build...

So for the past 3 years I drifted my mostly stock RX8 and really got confident behind the wheel, really learning how to actually drift.



Ive always wanted to boost the 8 but on my budget thats just not gonna happen, so I sold my DD subaru, and for the same money it would have costed me to boost my 8 leaving me without a DD I just went ahead and bought my buddies vert he was selling that was listed on here for a while.







Motor is Jspec S5 T2, with t2 trans and driveshaft, haltech sprint re, aeromotive fpr, ID 1000cc injectors, both primary and secondary, FD fuel pump, full turbo back racing beat exhaust, among other tasteful mods. it made decent power id say considering the setup, defiantly a lot more than what I am used to with the gutless renisis! haha



since Ive had it I have installed corksport SS oil cooler lines since the oem ones were old and leaky, comp diff bushings, stop washer bushings, front diff mount, DTSS eliminators, and pinion snubber, along with weld the N/A diff since I sold my KAZZ 2 way that I was going to put in the 8 to fund this little build up.(I hope you like it derek) the welded should still be a good upgrade from what I am used to with the stock LSD in the 8.



after the diff and bushings were all put back in I took out the AGX struts and ground control coil over sleeves and put in a set of stance SS + coils.



and after all that heres how it sits now.... pretty much looks exactly the same as when I started! lol


In a few hours Im gonna make a bracket to mount my sparco evo in there as well as roll and pull the fenders to fit up some wheels I got here for it, then in 3 days going to shake it down at an event in KY.

future plans include, modded knuckles, BNR, rad, fans, and hack out the huge racing beat muffler in the down pipe.. for a catless rotary this thing sounds stock! lol as well as some cool **** like aero, nicer wheels than what I am about to throw on there, and full cage.
Ill update either tomorrow or the day after once the seat and wheels are on!



disclaimer: Im an FC noob still so any tips or suggestions are appreciated!

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Old 06-19-13, 05:20 PM
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Sparco EVO mounted and ready to rock!



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Old 06-19-13, 09:29 PM
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hi babe
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Old 06-20-13, 01:47 PM
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get your knuckles done by JTP....mine feel amazing on my FD. People cant beleive the angle i have with them, tie rod ends and rack spacers.
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Old 06-20-13, 03:10 PM
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Love the start of this already..

Was the HP number with a stock S5 turbo?
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Originally Posted by paganizondadude View Post
Love the start of this already..

Was the HP number with a stock S5 turbo?
it is stock turbo, that dyno sheet is what it makes now. 242hp/250tq
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got tires mounted up for this weekend and got to put my square G33's on the car just before it got aligned!





The wheels look SOOOO much better than I thought they would! really happy with them, may have to get another set for drift spares
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im feeling this man. r33 reps ftw nice
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Old 06-21-13, 04:36 AM
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Originally Posted by GREEN Rx8 View Post
it is stock turbo, that dyno sheet is what it makes now. 242hp/250tq
Wow. I could be looking for over 250whp then. Ive got about the same setup with a few more little things.
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needs more cooling mods!! and steering angle!!



other than that and a funky shifter, she did pretty good on her first day out! was werid getting used to a totally different car, I spun out pretty much every run lol dont really care tho, was just having fun and trying to surface any little gremlins the car may have.

so far the issues I ran into were poor cooling (all oem rad and fans) power steering leaked a tiny bit, and the e brake kept wanting to stick on me. not much id say. should be in tip top shape for the next event in july! cant wait!
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I'm excited where this builds gonna go bro. I'm in the same boat but na -.- lol
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no real updates latley. just kinda waiting on parts. hopefully stuff arrives this week, in the mean time I clean it up a bit after this past event.

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What size tires are you running on the squares?
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too small. 215/40/17's. my buddy works at an NTB and a customer ordered them and no showed so I go them for really cheap because its an uncommon size. when the time comes Im going to bump it up to a 235/40 all around.
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tiny update, but an update none the less. got a cusco spin **** for $5 form a guy who ordered one for his s14 but they sent him a threaded one instead and never asked him to send it back! F paying $40 for this thing! also dressed up my e brake cover a bit since it was falling apart. dont hate on my dirty *** interior!

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Diggin it. Would please my eyes if it was lower. A lot lower.
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Always loved verts, looks like you started with a pretty clean car, keep it up
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Diggin it. Would please my eyes if it was lower. A lot lower.
haha yeah its sitting up kinda high mainly because I had to use a u haul trailer to get it to an event and those things suck for low cars, itll go down soon but I just havnt had time to mess with the suspension much latley



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Always loved verts, looks like you started with a pretty clean car, keep it up

Thanks man!
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solid motor and trans mounts arrived! got them for super cheap on the forums so no biggie if I dont like them.

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Get ready for some good vibrations lol
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Get ready for some good vibrations lol
lol for real, rattle box city. hopefully it dosent rattle TOO bad
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O at first its like o **** but u'll get use to it lol
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today ruled! got TONS of seat time, and went through tons of tire! still getting used to the car but id say I didnt do too bad, still gotta put my rad, and fan in this week, and try and fix a leaky oil cooler line even though it has a new fitting, crush washer, and line -__- anyway heres some pics and footage!

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I got those same motor/ tranny mountsto go in our car lemme know how they turn out
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will do man, I havnt put them in yet and they are kind of a low priority at the moment, but Ill get around to it!

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https://vimeo.com/70743636
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