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Old 04-22-15, 10:25 PM
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Here are a couple videos. The first one is inside my friends Black FD that dyno'd @ 329WHP on stock turbos. alot of the time we are just cruising around having fun on the track, but If you want to skip to where I race the Mustang, Corvette, and AMG go to 10:20. Otherwise watch the whole video and enjoy. Second video is with a single turbo Rx7 with unknown hp. (not my friends rx7)


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uuuhhh oohhhh... Time for upgrade....

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Installed and ready to go!

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Old 04-22-15, 10:34 PM
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Short clips from two summers ago I came across.


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Old 04-22-15, 10:35 PM
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Ill share what this winter has brought.

I installed a lift in my new Shop

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Sneak Peak under the body & some aero.... Should be a little bit louder than previous exhaust set-up. Just a little....


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Splitter I made. Looks can be deceiving The splitter actually protrudes forward 4.5" Functional but still streetable.



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Other Fine Modifications made were:

- (4) new FIC 1650cc injectors so I can run higher boost this summer. 25psi will be the number.
- Engine oil pan brace kit from banzai racing
- New 4" exhaust Turbo back, Pre-axle dump no cats, no mufflers.
- Some Modifications to the intercooler piping.
- New Titanium Exhaust wrap on turbo manifold and exhaust
- Added Water temp gauge.
- Bought a snowmobile and went on a sweet trip out west in the mountains. It Was Awesome!


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Old 04-23-15, 12:32 AM
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Man that's an sweet build. i just rode in a REW swapped RX8 this past weekend and it's such a different animal.
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nice! i'd like to see the video.
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Old 04-23-15, 02:16 PM
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great build, post videos of the next dyno tune. love to see the work in action.
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Installed a new Low profile, High Capacity oil pan from Rx8performance. This thing did the trick, My car no longer looks lick it has a beer gut. The oil pan is now above the cross-member. No more scrapping of oil pan



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Here you go! a conservative 500whp. Reliable but still plenty of power to have some fun!


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Sweet ride, I could loop this video all day long.
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Old 05-21-15, 04:22 PM
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my dream car I would love to build next. Are you still using the rx8 trans.
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Old 05-23-15, 02:40 PM
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Nope, Im using a JDM rx8 5-speed trans.. same internals that of a FD trans.
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how long did the stock tranny last or did you even bother trying. I keep hearing they are weak but it sound more of a shifting issue then power. I have not researched it to much.
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Old 07-22-15, 12:38 PM
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do you have a link to your technical thread on rx8 club?
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Originally Posted by 13bdarren View Post
how long did the stock tranny last or did you even bother trying. I keep hearing they are weak but it sound more of a shifting issue then power. I have not researched it to much.
I didn't bother trying. I did run it with the stock transmission for 500+ miles and it handled it just fine. But I didn't want to risk it and I had the opportunity to buy a JDM 5-speed witch is rare... So I had to.

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do you have a link to your technical thread on rx8 club?
I do, But its murdered. Not worth going to. This thread is now better. People over there don't have there heads on straight....
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I am now Straight 4" from the turbo back. With one 4" straight through Meganaflow muffler.

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Old 09-14-15, 06:29 PM
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One of two things.... Either leaned out at high rpm and detonated. Or back pressure on the engine from the turbo cause an apex seal to let go. I sent in my turbo for an inspection (turbine was difficult to turn by hand) and the rear hot side bearing was seized. So.... Idk frustrating. But on the bright side. Time for upgrades.
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"Upgrad time" is what I tell my fiance I have to do so that I don't break those same parts again. Haha. Sucks but it's all part of this silly game we play. I look forward to seeing how this build progresses.
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One of two things.... Either leaned out at high rpm and detonated. Or back pressure on the engine from the turbo cause an apex seal to let go. I sent in my turbo for an inspection (turbine was difficult to turn by hand) and the rear hot side bearing was seized. So.... Idk frustrating. But on the bright side. Time for upgrades.
OEM apex seals?
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