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    Default SR20DET in an RX8

    We have recently seen a pretty bad FS add for an RX7 with an SR20, but it looked like poop and they wanted a lot of money.

    Well since my buddy has an RX8, he found this link for me

    sr20 det rx8 - RX8Club.com



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    Finally, an RX8 that might be able to get out of it's own way.

    Still won't turn for shіt though. =P

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    ha! finally some power for one of those things! How hard is it? I heard its hard to turbo the renesis motor, and i wonder if this isnt cheaper than an 13b swap
    fresh bearings, seals, rings and swain coating+ve oil pump coming soon...

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    god those cars are so dodgy on performance. i drove one and was so unimpressed, rwd or not. blah
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    He's on the other forum:

    S13 RX8 (first ever) - SR20 Forum

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    Guy has not updated the thread in over 3 months....

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    But he is updating on the Rx8 forum, just not the sr20forum.

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    I, for one, simply can't see the point in devoting that much time, effort, and money to something that costly and inevitably unfulfilling, other than bragging rights.
    My car is getting parted out! Tons of parts on a 92 SE-R: W11 motor, S4 cams, BC Ti valvetrain, Disco Potato, GTi-R manifold, precision FMIC, 3" turbo back exh, GReddy Type RS BOV, Nismo 740cc's, Z32 maf, Aeromotive AFPR, ACT Xtreme w/6puck sprung disc, AEM UEGO WBO2, Meziere EWP w/ Davies Craig controller. 18psi boost, Progress coilovers, progress rear sway, AD22V front brakes w/SS lines, 15" TE37 knockoff wheels in gold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr.fowler View Post
    I, for one, simply can't see the point in devoting that much time, effort, and money to something that costly and inevitably unfulfilling, other than bragging rights.
    As the guy said another Wankel was too expensive and could die again. If you like the way the RX8 looks and handles, want more power, better gas mileage, then this is a good way to do it.
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    We are doing the same thing on my friends chrysler conquest. If anyone knows about the conquests its the same ordeal, the engines dont last no matter how well you build them, so we decided the best hp per dollar with reliability would be the sr20det. I will get some pics up soon for you guys, it should be done this summer sometime.

    I like the 13b engines but those like to blow up quite often as well, i think the best option if you want to stay with a wankel is a 3 rotor or 4 rotor if you are rich.
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    SR20DET in a Conquest? Should have swapped in the turbo motor from a Starion.
    Noob.







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    Quote Originally Posted by insane imports View Post
    We are doing the same thing on my friends chrysler conquest. If anyone knows about the conquests its the same ordeal, the engines dont last no matter how well you build them, so we decided the best hp per dollar with reliability would be the sr20det. I will get some pics up soon for you guys, it should be done this summer sometime.

    I like the 13b engines but those like to blow up quite often as well, i think the best option if you want to stay with a wankel is a 3 rotor or 4 rotor if you are rich.
    I still dont think an sr20 would be fun in a conquest/starion, well it would, just not as fun as other choices. We contemplated that with my buddy's starion, but I think we have decided that a SB would be cheaper, make more power, be more reliable than an sr20.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenFenner View Post
    SR20DET in a Conquest? Should have swapped in the turbo motor from a Starion.
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    Yeah but why put a foreign engine in a domestic car. LOL

    We contimplated a few engines but we decided on the sr20. It leaves a decent amount of room in the bay vs a v8 or an inline 6. Also the engine can be placed pretty far back for a bit better weight dist. He is going to use the car for roadracing and auto-x.
    There is a guy that has one aroud here with a 2jz in it, but his is more of a drag only car. We also didnt want to make the car any heavier than it was.

    If i blew the engine on my rx8 i would consider putting an sr20 in as well. Wankels are great when they run, but they seem to be more of a headache than they are worth.
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    RATHER DO THE STARION SWAP..

    all rx-8s should be recycled.
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    lol. They should cease production of the RX8s and start making the RX7 FD again
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    Quote Originally Posted by HKS P10 GT View Post
    RATHER DO THE STARION SWAP..

    all rx-8s should be recycled.

    Its a joke, the starion and the conquest are the same car, it had the same engine and turbo set up from the factory as the starion. Its just like how the talon and eclipse are the same car. The starions and conquests are even closer, the only real differences are the badging. The cars have a crappy throttle body injection set up which doesnt work the greatest, it only has 2 fuel injectors. The engines are outdated 8 valve single overhead cam 2.6 liter. The heads crack beacuse of the emissions swirl valves or jet valves as some call them. The engines cant take much more than the factory boost without some serious fuel system upgrades, and bottom end upgrades. To put a proper multiport 4 injector manifold on would cost more than we spent on the sr20det engine trans and wiring harness.

    I have never personally driven an rx8 but top gear really liked it when they tested it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by insane imports View Post
    I have never personally driven an rx8 but top gear really liked it when they tested it.
    The one I drove had absolutely abysmal low speed understeer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenFenner View Post
    The one I drove had absolutely abysmal low speed understeer.
    Yep, When I drove one I could not believe how horribly the car handled.

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    rx-8 is trash...
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    I know the rx8 transmissions are junk as a friend had one and i think his 3rd gear went out at like 20k.

    It sounds like the fd is a much better car as far as performance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HKS P10 GT View Post
    rx-8 is trash...
    I agree. The only good Mazda is the Miata.
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    You mean currently/recently sold? What about the Mazdaspeed 3?

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    Agreed the miatas are awesome, but so are most of the mazdaspeed cars, we cant leave those out.
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    There's a fair number of 4g63's that have been put into Starions. If I was gonna build a Starion I'd stay with Mitsu Power. Maybe get a 4G64 block for more displacement. A buddy of mine was actually working on a 4g63 swap into a Starion. I don't know if he ever finished it.

    Crazy that the Rx-8's are not handling well. The Rx-7's that came before the Rx-8 were known for their handling abilities.

    Personally I think the best of Mazda's wankel cars has been the FD3S.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenFenner View Post
    You mean currently/recently sold? What about the Mazdaspeed 3?
    Yeah, they are great cars but FWD. Rather buy a Genesis coupe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrackJunky82 View Post
    Crazy that the Rx-8's are not handling well.
    Yah, from everything written about them in magazines and shown on TV you'd never know.

    Quote Originally Posted by CleanSER View Post
    Mazdaspeed Miata
    There was another massive disappointment when I test drove one.

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    MAZDAS JUST LIKE TOYOTA out of the game.

    but hey they gave us a mazdaspeed 3... which i would buy... if they never made an EVO
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrackJunky82 View Post
    There's a fair number of 4g63's that have been put into Starions. If I was gonna build a Starion I'd stay with Mitsu Power. Maybe get a 4G64 block for more displacement. A buddy of mine was actually working on a 4g63 swap into a Starion. I don't know if he ever finished it.

    Crazy that the Rx-8's are not handling well. The Rx-7's that came before the Rx-8 were known for their handling abilities.

    Personally I think the best of Mazda's wankel cars has been the FD3S.
    We thought about a 4g63 as well but then we would have had to figure out an adapter plate for the stock trans or get a mighty max trans. The mighty max trannys are hard to come by. We are both more fimaillar with the sr20 so we went with a red top instead, we didnt want to deal with removing the balace shafts and all that garbage. Basically we are gonna get it running in stock det form then modify from there.
    We already went through the entire brake set up suspension, ran new fuel lines and put a fuel cell in the back, because lets face it 19 gallons of gas is very heavy.

    Yeah, but the new evo sucks, evo 8 all the way. The new engine is garbage and the car is even heavier.

    The genesis coupe with the 4cyl, in my opinion is gonna be a pretty sweet car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by insane imports View Post

    The genesis coupe with the 4cyl, in my opinion is gonna be a pretty sweet car.
    Yup, my local Hyundai dealer had one for a day before it sold. They have an 8 person waiting list already for the next one that comes in!!
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    genesis..

    wow this is the ****ty car thread.
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