Tennessee Car Forums at TennSpeed banner

Turbo vert drift build...

18041 Views 133 Replies 31 Participants Last post by  GREEN Rx8
So for the past 3 years I drifted my mostly stock RX8 and really got confident behind the wheel, really learning how to actually drift.

Ive always wanted to boost the 8 but on my budget thats just not gonna happen, so I sold my DD subaru, and for the same money it would have costed me to boost my 8 leaving me without a DD I just went ahead and bought my buddies vert he was selling that was listed on here for a while.

Motor is Jspec S5 T2, with t2 trans and driveshaft, haltech sprint re, aeromotive fpr, ID 1000cc injectors, both primary and secondary, FD fuel pump, full turbo back racing beat exhaust, among other tasteful mods. it made decent power id say considering the setup, defiantly a lot more than what I am used to with the gutless renisis! haha

since Ive had it I have installed corksport SS oil cooler lines since the oem ones were old and leaky, comp diff bushings, stop washer bushings, front diff mount, and pinion snubber, along with weld the N/A diff since I sold my KAZZ 2 way that I was going to put in the 8 to fund this little build up, the welded should still be a good upgrade from what I am used to with the stock LSD in the 8.

after the diff and bushings were all put back in I took out the AGX struts and ground control coil over sleeves and put in a set of stance SS + coils.

and after all that heres how it sits now.... pretty much looks exactly the same as when I started! lol

In a few hours Im gonna make a bracket to mount my sparco evo in there as well as roll and pull the fenders to fit up some wheels I got here for it, then in 3 days going to shake it down at an event in KY.

future plans include, modded knuckles, BNR turbo, rad, fans, and hack out the huge racing beat muffler in the down pipe.. for a catless rotary this thing sounds stock! lol as well as some cool shit like aero, nicer wheels than what I am about to throw on there, and full cage.
Ill update either tomorrow or the day after once the seat and wheels are on!
See less See more
1 - 20 of 134 Posts
should have kept the kaaz for the TII diff your going to swap to
no kidding man, I am kinda kicking myself for that one but I got a good bit more than what I paid for it since it was already packed into an rx8 diff pumpkin with 4.77 final drive and was assembled by Kyle Mohan.

thanks for the rest of the comments guys! lol
also just out of curiosity but also not trying to stray too off topic why do you guys all feel the need to say I am ruining this car? pretty inappropriate since I cant remember any time ive ever shit talked one of your cars (aside from clashez...I stand by what I have said about your cars.) yes this car is in fantastic condition but FAR from show quality. it has minor tears in the top, dents, scrapes, and all the normal wear you would expect from a 23 year old car. if I stuff it into a wall then id rather it be this than the rx8 hence why Im taking the 8 off the track. this car is being built for FUN not show. it will be used to its full abilities and stil kept just as clean as when paul owned it.... it IS possible to have a clean drift car...
lol thanks guys, it was funny the whole Im ruining a nice car thing for like the first week I had it... but its been 2 months now and thats all I hear... to me the joke is just annoying now.

anyway back on topic! getting an alignment tomorrow as well as my new tires mounted on the wheels I got for this! pics up as soon as thats done
Lol hopefully not in my case!
my suggestion is to never let johnny k drive it then. lmao.
or follow me in tandem :O
got tires mounted up for this weekend and got to put my square G33's on the car just before it got aligned!

The wheels look SOOOO much better than I thought they would! really happy with them, may have to get another set for drift spares
See less See more
someone really knocked off r33 wheels?
yep, why spend 600 for some old beat up stock wheels when you coud have these for $100 less brand new.
needs more cooling mods!! and steering angle!!

other than that and a funky shifter, she did pretty good on her first day out! was werid getting used to a totally different car, I spun out pretty much every run lol dont really care tho, was just having fun and trying to surface any little gremlins the car may have.

so far the issues I ran into were poor cooling (all oem rad and fans) power steering leaked a tiny bit, and the e brake kept wanting to stick on me. not much id say. should be in tip top shape for the next event in july at the fairgrounds! cant wait!
See less See more
lol yeah I wasnt kidding when I said I spun out pretty much every run haha could care less had a ton of fun and learned what all I need to change in my setup on the car, next event for me is in july at the fair grounds so hopefully most of that will be sorted by then.
Barry just made a thread with all the info you need in the motorsports section.
well since its boosted theres obviously a bit of turbo lag but its stock turbo so its not too noticeable. at beech bend in the rx8 id be in 2nd gear not hitting rev limiter at all along the sweepers. in the 7 im 3rd gear no problem. all around the 7 is MUCH quicker than the 8 is.
not much happening lately. still waiting on my rad and hoses to get here. and still gotta go pick up an e fan. next week I should be busy installing all that and continue making my RX8 really lame and stock to sell it. however I did detail it a bit and took a sweeeeet cell phone pic of it. more next week when parts start to arrive!

See less See more
That's a really good looking car...... I wish I could finish my black car so we can take pictures of both.
you have a trailer. in pictures nobody knows if its running or not. lol

thanks guys! im pretty happy with how it looks so far, just gotta make it go as good as it looks
tiny update, but an update none the less. got a cusco spin knob for $5 form a guy who ordered one for his s14 but they sent him a threaded one instead and never asked him to send it back! F paying $40 for this thing! also dressed up my e brake cover a bit since it was falling apart. dont hate on my dirty ass interior!

See less See more
solid motor and trans mounts arrived! got them for super cheap on the forums so no biggie if I dont like them.

See less See more
free easy fix. dont care.
1 - 20 of 134 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.