GREDDY TURBO

Discuss any information on turbo charging or super charging the RX8.

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Post by Bazza » Sun Aug 20, 2006 7:48 am

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Post by Lock & Load » Sun Aug 20, 2006 8:53 am

As u stated its not all about power but a safe usable street car with supercar performance and realibility at a reasonable price .

All you need now is a short shifter :lol:



Will try and get to Willowbank on wednesday if i can find it been there only once :wink: maybe i can play follow the TURBO :wink:
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Be who you are and say what you feel , because those who mind dont matter and those who matter dont mind .


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Post by Roxy8 » Mon Aug 21, 2006 10:31 pm

I'm not going to make it out to Willowbank on Wednesday night. I'm going to be in Maryborough till 5pm on Wednesday and I got no chance of getting to Willowbank before 9pm.

I'm going to take a punt on your ET though and say 13.25seconds.

Good luck

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Post by Bazza » Tue Aug 22, 2006 7:58 am

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Post by vitocolonene » Tue Aug 22, 2006 4:12 pm

isn't that the problem with the turbo running on the verge of surge and often over-speeding?
I read this on the .com site.

http://www.rx8club.com/showthread.php?t=81825

maybe its not. Have no idea about technicalities of cars

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Post by Roxy8 » Tue Aug 22, 2006 10:17 pm

Yes, you might get a bit of spin with the amount of -ve camber you are running on the rear. Although the surface is very sticky; it's like rubber coated concrete.

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Post by Bazza » Wed Aug 23, 2006 4:51 pm

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Post by Bazza » Wed Aug 23, 2006 4:53 pm

I think I will be happy with a 13.2, the MPH will be very interesting.
I'm going to go for 110MPH.
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Post by Bazza » Tue Sep 05, 2006 6:28 pm

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Post by skc » Wed Sep 06, 2006 10:31 am

well done Bazza, The fastest time I have seen on this forum at willowbank was 15 sec. So 13.51 is very good.

Why do we get so much wheel spin.

Would wider tires at the rear wheels help.

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Post by Roxy8 » Thu Sep 07, 2006 2:43 pm

At 13.51, I’m impressed. The wheel spin was to be expected. The –ve camber is quite extreme for drag racing purposes (good for circuit racing though). To answer SKC’s question – Too much –ve camber and conventional road tyres. If you want to launch quickly change the camber to zero (stock is at least –1 degrees), yes wider tyres will help, but better rubber compounds and tread patterns that give good road contact are more beneficial. After all the wheel arches limit how wide you can go with a tyre. For practical purposes, I think a 285 on a 10” rim would be the fattest tyre you could get under the guard of a car sitting at original height. You also should drop the pressure in the rear tyre (I’m guessing, but maybe 28 psi). This gives you a bit more contact area, although if you go too low the rims will spin on the tyre (not good for ETs or tyre life)

On another point:
I was going through my media collection and found one gave me quite a surprise. It was a video of Bazza’s car turning left from a stand still at a stop sign and then going out onto a very busy Pacific Hwy. From immediately behind him, I was accelerating as hard as I could to get into the traffic. The video shows Bazz’s car pulling away (maybe rocketing away) so that by the time the speed limit was reached he was more than four cars in front. I’ve watched it a few times in amazement. It is looks like what you would expect a super car to do, yet in a Rx8 body.

A quick note to those interested – Next Saturday Afternoon Sprint at QR is about one week away (16 September). All turboed Rx8s that appear will be given special awe and respect.

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Post by Bazza » Sat Sep 16, 2006 5:14 pm

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Post by Roxy8 » Sun Sep 17, 2006 8:54 pm

A little bit off topic but I did get a better lap time than a 587RWHP 300zx yesterday at the sprints. Rain is a beautiful equaliser!!!!

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Post by Bazza » Tue Sep 19, 2006 6:54 pm

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Post by vitocolonene » Tue Sep 19, 2006 8:10 pm

nice mate, nice

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