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My 04 RX8

Post by InfinityPT » Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:05 pm

Hey Everyone,

New to this forum as I have recently purchased an 04 RX8 about 4 months ago.

So far am really enjoying the car and is pretty fun driving a rotary and being able to rev it so high. Previous car which ive now garaged as a future project car is a Datsun 200B which ill also include a photo of as im sure some of you have prob seen it around.

So far have done the below to the RX8:
-Replaced ignition leads and coils (now has a bit more kick performance wise)
-Sprayed break calipers
-Red walls
-New front and rear grill
-White LED Parker Bulbs
-LED front headlight parker strip
-Installed AMP and 2x 12" Subs to the original Bose sound system (Sounds MUCH better now with bass)
-Front and rear rotary accent
-Side and rear business Decals
-8000k HID Headlights

Near Future Upgrades(Hopefully):
-SNB Exhaust
-ECU Reflash

If anyone else has any advice on any cheaper performance upgrades I could do in the meantime would be very happy to hear!


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My 04 RX8

Post by Kustom » Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:28 pm

Hey mate, welcome!

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Re: My 04 RX8

Post by dahusk » Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:33 pm

I want that car...

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Re: My 04 RX8

Post by Vanq » Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:33 pm

Welcome aboard mate, very nice car. Did you do the LED strips yourself?

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Re: My 04 RX8

Post by spinner » Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:59 pm

Welcome, InfinityPT.
You will get to know your car in side & out from this forum.
Like the Mazda name on the wheels, nice touch
"The ingenious and decidedly weird Wankel rotary engine works by using internal combustion to bounce a fat metal triangle around inside a hollow metal kidney bean, which hula-hoops around a central shaft to generate power"

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My 04 RX8

Post by calvinp » Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:05 pm

Heh heh /wave

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Re: My 04 RX8

Post by InfinityPT » Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:08 pm

Thanks guys,

Yeh everythings done myself other than the ignition coils.

LED Strip is real easy job, just got a side shining LED strip on ebay and connected the wires to the parkers by wedging the positive/negative wires into the actual bulb fitting and being held in place by the bulb itself. Thought id put them on as makes the front end look a little bit different at night.

Tried to debadge the mazda front and back logo and the word mazda on the back but found they all have tabs on them so have left them on. After doing some research turns out the only badge without tabs is "RX8" which is the only badge i want to leave on. Any ideas on how to debadge it and fill the holes without seeing a panel beater to fill them?

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Re: My 04 RX8

Post by generis » Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:27 pm

Welcome to the club 8)
Bathurst - 3.06.63 Woo Hoo!

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