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Turbo vert drift build...

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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!
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Title photoshoot should be " Hard head or brains blown out?"
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!

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

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electrical tape on the e brake handle? ratchet. lol.
free easy fix. dont care.
You should try hockey grip tape... I have it on my wheel.
You should try hockey grip tape... I have it on my wheel.
that was my first option but the only roll I have laying around here is red and that would look pretty ugly haha
electrical tape doesn't look bad. to bad you can't just skip on over to a junk yard and pull a OEM ebrake handle. I bet these cars are hard to find.

my mounts are toast but I don't think i could handle solid mounts
yesterday at the fairgrounds ruled! got TONS of seat time, and went through tons of tire! still getting used to the car but id say I didnt do too bad, still gotta put my rad, and fan in this week, and try and fix a leaky oil cooler line even though it has a new fitting, crush washer, and line -__- anyway heres some pics and footage!


willFC - YouTube

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Nice man glad ur having a blast with the car.
Sweet video! Car sounds great
Thanks dude! cant wait to get it back on the track!
today ruled! got a ton done, installed my new koyo N flow rad and mounted a mercury villager fan to it, then had a buddy wire it into the haltech and set it up to turn on at 195 and off at 190. should fix the cooling issues Ive been having! so excited to finnish it up and take it for a spin!

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^ nice to c that rhe radiator and fan setup worked out.
yep, the fan needed a bit of trimming to make room for the hoses but after that it fit like it was made for the car
Coming to knoxville this weekend?
well I fixed the oil leak that I had already fixed once before! I originally went with corksport oil cooler lines since my oem ones were leaking pretty badly, well after 2 events the cs lines were leaking just as bad as the stock ones.... went ahead and bit the bullet and got some mazdatrix lines with -AN fittings like I should have in the first place. fitment on the front cover fitting was a bit fiddly but after some dremel action they are on and it dosent leak anymore! I really hope I never have to do that annoying ass job again.

also got a set of mazdatrix tie rod ends, those as well as the solid motor and trans mounts are going on next

also cleaned up the engine bay a tiny bit. I really need to do a wire tuck this winter...

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my D-max hood came today! still needs a ton of work to make it fit properly, and paint but you get the idea. should look pretty sweet once its fitted right.

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mazdatrix steering angle kit installed! got more angle than I thought I would. cant wait to test it out!

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