My first RX8, but second wankel

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My first RX8, but second wankel

Post by walou12 » Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:10 am

Hi
New to me is a 60k S2 lux with a few GT bits and other tasty odds and sods compliments of the previous one and only owner. I had to ditch the carbon bonnet and rip off the window tint to make the RWC, but man this car is in top notch condition and what a great fun drive.
It's pretty much a weekend and weeknight toy, ( I push bike to work each day),. I had a rx4 for a short time many years ago, always wanted to get a rotary again some day, and I'm loving this 8. loaded the CD stacker with some Pink Floyd and did a few runs of the King lake road late last night. entrancing.

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the forum, I've learned heaps and it was great heading into this ownership with eyes wide open due to all the great content.
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Re: My first RX8, but second wankel

Post by Driffill » Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:16 am

Welcome to the club :)

Great to hear you're already enjoying the car.
Are you planning on putting the bonnet back on at any stage? Be sure to keep your eyes open for the Melbourne meet ups, I don't think we have had one for a few months now, so there could be one pop up at any moment, we also have the RX8club.com.au nationals event on in November at Winton raceway.
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Re: My first RX8, but second wankel

Post by BobsRX8GT » Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:29 pm

Welcome and nice buy. If you enjoy a few tunes I'll have to show you my set up.

Detailing is an art, a gift and a curse. Use it wisely
Fellow Rotor fans gather now for our daily prayer.....

As I lay rubber down the street,
I pray for traction I can keep,
But if I spin and start to slide,
Please dear god protect my sweet ride.

Amen
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Re: My first RX8, but second wankel

Post by walou12 » Fri Jun 17, 2016 12:03 am

Thanks Driffill, I've just paid the $50 deposit to lock in a spot at Winton, woo hoo. As for the carbon bonnet, I'm weary of attracting undue attention from the law, I had enough of that over the years with motorbikes, so I might try to sell the bonnet to help pay for tyres for November.

yes Bob, the sound system definitely needs some tweaking, I'll hoping that new front speakers will do it for me.

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Re: My first RX8, but second wankel

Post by BobsRX8GT » Fri Jun 17, 2016 5:49 pm

What did you get? So you know you can actually fit a good 3 way component set in the original locations.

Detailing is an art, a gift and a curse. Use it wisely
Fellow Rotor fans gather now for our daily prayer.....

As I lay rubber down the street,
I pray for traction I can keep,
But if I spin and start to slide,
Please dear god protect my sweet ride.

Amen
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Re: My first RX8, but second wankel

Post by Kev13B » Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:26 pm

Received the nats deposit!

Welcome to the club :D
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Post by tim33h » Sat Jun 18, 2016 11:02 pm

Welcome to the club!


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Re: My first RX8, but second wankel

Post by walou12 » Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:29 pm

BobsRX8GT wrote:What did you get? So you know you can actually fit a good 3 way component set in the original locations.

Detailing is an art, a gift and a curse. Use it wisely
3 way in the doors? I'll start researching. Any recommendations?
Kev13B wrote:Received the nats deposit!

Welcome to the club :D

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Re: My first RX8, but second wankel

Post by BobsRX8GT » Wed Jun 22, 2016 12:05 am

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Hertz ESK 163.5 awesome sound. No rears all run from stock head unit through Audison Bit ten to an Alpine PDX V9 5 channel amp. Bass duties is by a single 10 inch Alpine Type R sub.

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Detailing is an art, a gift and a curse. Use it wisely
Fellow Rotor fans gather now for our daily prayer.....

As I lay rubber down the street,
I pray for traction I can keep,
But if I spin and start to slide,
Please dear god protect my sweet ride.

Amen
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Re: My first RX8, but second wankel

Post by walou12 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:56 pm

Bent my darling RX8 last weekend. It all happened so slowly, nice drift thru the corner, then sliding sideways, leaving tar and then getting airborne after hitting a rock side on.
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If it was comp insured :roll: it would be a write off , but once I stop procrastinating and hand over the considerable $$$ she will be good as new.

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Re: My first RX8, but second wankel

Post by Txateu » Sun May 06, 2018 8:20 pm

walou12 wrote:Bent my darling RX8 last weekend. It all happened so slowly, nice drift thru the corner, then sliding sideways, leaving tar and then getting airborne after hitting a rock side on.
1HL8KY_3.JPG

If it was comp insured :roll: it would be a write off , but once I stop procrastinating and hand over the considerable $$$ she will be good as new.
Wow, that looks serious. Airborne? I would like to hear move about this...

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Re: My first RX8, but second wankel

Post by Txateu » Sun May 06, 2018 8:20 pm

walou12 wrote:Bent my darling RX8 last weekend. It all happened so slowly, nice drift thru the corner, then sliding sideways, leaving tar and then getting airborne after hitting a rock side on.
1HL8KY_3.JPG

If it was comp insured :roll: it would be a write off , but once I stop procrastinating and hand over the considerable $$$ she will be good as new.
Wow, that looks serious. Airborne? I would like to hear move about this...

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