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Re: Post your Daily Driver

Postby XLarge » Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:27 am

Sorry, but the RX8 looks like a pregnant whale on wheels. Never liked it. But I love the NSX. One of the nicest cars Honda ever designed.
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Re: Post your Daily Driver

Postby monkracing29 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:56 pm

I agree I am not a big fan of the rx-8 either. but i have always thought that the NSX reminds me of the Mr2 from the front
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Re: Post your Daily Driver

Postby zero06 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:44 pm

the nsx was aquired inoperable :doh:
haven't driven it yet, I'm really only in it for some quick $
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WarTowels wrote:It does other things too, for the record.

I have yet to drive or be driven in an RX-8 but I would love to see what it's like.

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Revs and handles well, but no Torque.


^ what he said. i prefer the S2K.

we embarrassed an RX-8 quite badly with the MKI MR2. poor guy really thought he was hot stuff too.


the problem with the car Isn't torque, rotories lack responsiveness on the low end with the stock flywheels. rotating mass is a big deal in rotories

factory rx8's had drive by wire throttle limiters, soo did the mazdaspeeds at that time. :bangshead:

the best i could do at the track bone stock was 15.5s after the throttle unlock 13.9 thats a huge difference!
aftermarket zaust, intake, cobb tune, lightweight flywheel and upgraded ignition 13.4s
+70 shot @ 6.5-9.5k = 12.9s

now running a custom turbo setup, and ecu haven't gone to the strip yet. I daily drive it. its a blast
I've driven both the rx8 and s2k my choice in the two should be easily apparent. :D
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Re: Post your Daily Driver

Postby zero06 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:57 pm

also you cant comfortably seat 3 girls in an s2k for a saturday night out.
+ they like being let out of the suicide doors 8)
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Re: Post your Daily Driver

Postby WarTowels » Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:11 pm

I bought my car to carry me, not others, so my choice is apparent as well!

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Re: Post your Daily Driver

Postby darthripley » Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:55 am

interesting on the throttle limit, that would explain why it was so pathetically slow.
do they limit the throttle at the factory b/c the rotary goes kaboom easier?

i still think the S2K is prettier, just my thoughts.
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Re: Post your Daily Driver

Postby XLarge » Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:56 am

zero06 wrote:also you cant comfortably seat 3 girls in an s2k for a saturday night out.
+ they like being let out of the suicide doors 8)


Plan to go out as a pimp with a hand full of ladys ? Do it right and rent a strech limo. :D
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Re: Post your Daily Driver

Postby zero06 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:36 pm

darthripley wrote:interesting on the throttle limit, that would explain why it was so pathetically slow.
do they limit the throttle at the factory b/c the rotary goes kaboom easier?

i still think the S2K is prettier, just my thoughts.


n/a rotaries are actually very reliable, you can constantly beat/rev on a rotary much more than a conventional engine ...if maintained properly. I would have honestly been through several piston engines already the way I push it through the twisties
checking oil, premixing and most importantly LETTING THE CAR WARM UP are necessity.

poor/foolish owners have given them their taboo status in the import world.

as for the throttle limiter your guess is as good as mine :shrug: like i said mazda was doing it with all their cars at the time maybe is was a usdm regulation?
also the throttle unlock + intake made the little 1.3l rotary VERY loud above 5.5k, zaust just changed the tone.
the tune was much like our alltracs as well, very rich, very conservative.

as for the s2k Its a very fun car as well I drove my friend's quite a bit, and even at track days but I am 6'6" for one and IMO (whatever thats worth) the rx8 handles better stock for stock, but its really splitting hairs.
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Re: Post your Daily Driver

Postby underscore » Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:01 am

zero06 wrote:
darthripley wrote:as for the throttle limiter your guess is as good as mine :shrug: like i said mazda was doing it with all their cars at the time maybe is was a usdm regulation?
also the throttle unlock + intake made the little 1.3l rotary VERY loud above 5.5k, zaust just changed the tone.


noise regulations might be why they limited it then.
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Re: Post your Daily Driver

Postby Hotrodhendrix » Mon May 07, 2012 5:54 pm

MMM Ls powered S2000.... Sexy sauce all over it. Not a big fan of the RX8s but I have only driven a stock one and it was after driving my old 500awhp VR4. Not a fair test drive.

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Re: Post your Daily Driver

Postby AFCor » Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:47 pm

Here's mine till the trac is done...

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Re: Post your Daily Driver

Postby the-jr-man » Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:13 am

my dd ill be selling soon
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Re: Post your Daily Driver

Postby pintoBC_3sgte » Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:07 am

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Re: Post your Daily Driver

Postby bloodMoney » Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:40 pm

the-jr-man wrote:my dd ill be selling soon
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Postby the-jr-man » Sun Jun 17, 2012 1:47 am

here is my other cressida almost done with the 1uz swap just need to mod my driver header and get the exhaust made

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