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Mazda RX-8, Coupe
#69 of 93 Re: Mod chip for 2005 Shinka [manofmoon]
Jan 25, 2006 (8:15 pm)
You can't add a mod. chip to the RX-8 as there is no socketed chip in the computer. The only thing you can do is use a "piggyback" computer, such as a Greddy "e-Manage". It fools the stock computer into changing the air/fuel ratio and the spark timing. Installation requires some technical knowledge and then you have to learn to tune the car. We have seen around 25 HP increases in "street tune" and up to 50 HP with race fuel. This is not legal however for a car driven on the street and it will destroy the stock cat.
Mazda doesn't sell any HP increasing devices. If they had any they would put them on the stock car, as HP increases is one of their chief aims for the car, as it already handles so well and increased HP is the main thing their customers want.
Mar 11, 2006 (9:05 pm)
Bought today! '05, Nordic Green, 6 speed, sport package, spoiler, appearance pkg, rotary accent pkg. Also did the full extended warranty. Only problem is it rubs the curb when backing out of the driveway, but not when going in...
Oh, and the dealer has the "new" sparkplugs to combat the cold start (restart) problem some have had. Starting Monday.
#71 of 93 Re: Mazda RX-8 Owners: Meet the Members [KarenS]
Mar 13, 2006 (7:37 pm)
my name is Tammy I am a new owner of the Mazda rx-8 I have had it a little over a month It's yellow fully loaded except the navigation I really wanted a navigation but wanted the car even more I luv it it was a great choice as having a toy for my husband and I.
#72 of 93 Re: Mazda RX-8 Owners: Meet the Members [KarenS]
Mar 18, 2006 (6:51 am)
I have had my RX8 - silver, metalic, loaded including GPS system. Loved it until last fall.
Have had a new engine, 2 catalytic converters, Computer engine control module, crank sensor, starter, tires and battery.
The dealership service department is awesome. But.... starting to trust the reliability of my car.
#73 of 93 Yesterday was my 1-year Anniversary ...
Mar 19, 2006 (8:21 am)
with Rex. I'm still in love. His Lightning yellow exterior still sets my heart to racing!!
Hey, this is going way better than my marriage was at 1-year!!!
#74 of 93 Re: Mazda RX-8 Owners: Meet the Members [KarenS]
May 23, 2006 (3:18 pm)
Just bought a new 05 RX-8 6speed, silver on last Saturday. after losing my 99 Millenia S to a flood last month. I've owned three Mazda's and by far the 8 is the cream of the crop
#75 of 93 Re: Mazda RX-8 Owners: Meet the Members [slb1]
May 23, 2006 (5:58 pm)
Welcome to the RX club! I wanted an RX since 1979 and finally fulfilled my dream last October.
The good news is that the car will continue to grow on you the longer you own it!
#76 of 93 Re: gas info [aj3]
Jun 08, 2006 (8:08 pm)
Hello. I Just bought and is now being detailed overnight at the dealership a 2006 copper red Shinka RX-8, there is supposed to have only been 2150 of these gems made. I have to say I am so impressed with the little I have driven this car. Any advice for a new rotary engine car owner? Like Idle warm up or shut off?
#77 of 93 Re: gas info [murfbear]
Jun 09, 2006 (6:48 am)
Like any car, don't use lots of power (hard accelleration) until the car is warmed up (temp needle is off the cold peg). No need to let it idle until warm - that would be expensive anyway. Do not shut off until the engine is warming up - again, temp needle is off the cold peg. We like to rev. to 3000 RPM and turn off the key letting the engine coast down to 0 RPM just to be sure most fuel is out of the engine when it's not running. Just a little insurance against flooding.
#78 of 93 Re: gas info [pathstar1]
Jun 11, 2006 (4:53 am)
I like the rev to 3000 alot! Probably not required with a warm engine, but it sure is fun! I go the extra step of doing the rev to 3000 for 10 seconds, then let off the gas, then 1-2 seconds later cut the ignition. This procedure is over kill I know, but it seems to produce the following effects:
1) The 1-2 seconds before ignition cut insures that the spark plugs keep burning gas.
2) The 1-2 seconds insures that the rotors are still spinning to pump gas out even after gas stops flowing.
3) When I go to start the engine next time, it seems much smoother, like turning on an electric engine almost.
4) It's a lot of fun!, Oh I said that.