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Cars by Model Type => RX-8's => RX-8 Photos and Videos => Topic started by: mj2326 on November 16, 2010, 08:15:16 PM

Title: My 231 Stratos Blue
Post by: mj2326 on November 16, 2010, 08:15:16 PM
Done quite a bit more since these pics just waiting on a day for a good clean and wax for new pics.
Title: My 231 Stratos Blue
Post by: AMH on November 16, 2010, 09:41:43 PM
Very nice - can\'t beat good old Strato! :Thumbs-up
Title: My 231 Stratos Blue
Post by: Will66 on November 16, 2010, 09:44:17 PM
Nice, what are those wheels?
Title: My 231 Stratos Blue
Post by: mj2326 on November 17, 2010, 06:33:19 AM
Just some konig\'s 18\'s with toyo proxy\'s on they\'ve got a deep dish look to them I like them
Title: My 231 Stratos Blue
Post by: ozzy1331 on November 17, 2010, 07:36:53 PM
VERY NICE,what rear spoiler is that,and where can i get 1
Title: My 231 Stratos Blue
Post by: mj2326 on November 17, 2010, 07:51:45 PM
Its the R magic rear wing spoiler your gonna hate me cheapest I found was on a Japenese website for about 690GBP I nearly died when I found out cos the 1 on mine I bought was off e bay 125 and got a mate to spray it for 100 well chuffed with it
Title: My 231 Stratos Blue
Post by: shifty on November 18, 2010, 07:52:10 PM
was it legit cos Vis do a replica real cheap does it say R magic on the ends
Title: My 231 Stratos Blue
Post by: mj2326 on November 18, 2010, 09:29:08 PM
Yea got the 2 r magic plates screwed to the side
Title: My 231 Stratos Blue
Post by: shifty on November 18, 2010, 09:36:42 PM
lucky I was after one but there to dam expensive and didnt fancy a knock off.
Title: My 231 Stratos Blue
Post by: mj2326 on November 19, 2010, 09:23:44 AM
Yea it was 2nd hand and silver not in the best of condition but a friend of a friend owns a body shop and so worked his magic and got it lookin brand new and matched it to my car
Title: My 231 Stratos Blue
Post by: shifty on November 19, 2010, 09:09:47 PM
you need to beef the body up with a kit or at-least an airdam and skirts to match the bulky look of the spoiler.
Du not fancy going for the full R-magic kit.
Title: My 231 Stratos Blue
Post by: mj2326 on November 20, 2010, 04:18:00 AM
Not rich or lucky enough for full kit but done plenty more since these pics including full oem kit tints brakes and induction just waiting for a chance to take pics
Title: My 231 Stratos Blue
Post by: shifty on November 20, 2010, 10:23:13 AM
I dunno you can pick up some decent replicas but there is time for that I started with the aero kit im now on a full bodykit its a fatel habit unfortunately that you cant stop.
Title: My 231 Stratos Blue
Post by: mj2326 on November 20, 2010, 11:33:11 AM
Lol yea tell me about it reckon I\'ve done 3k so far still a few things left to do hopefully get to some shows next year
Title: My 231 Stratos Blue
Post by: shifty on November 20, 2010, 02:54:05 PM
3K thats nothing im nearly upto what I paid for the car when I got her a little over 2 years ago.
Title: My 231 Stratos Blue
Post by: clive on November 20, 2010, 03:01:03 PM
One of the very few aftermarket wings that works on an RX-8 IMO, made it a real nice looking car  :D
Title: My 231 Stratos Blue
Post by: shifty on November 20, 2010, 03:03:57 PM
Yeah and not done to death like the MS one im just praying Atomicrex dont do a PZ replica its nice knowing there arnt many about.
Title: My 231 Stratos Blue
Post by: mj2326 on November 25, 2010, 05:09:48 PM
some more pics needs a good clean
Title: My 231 Stratos Blue
Post by: shifty on November 25, 2010, 06:16:58 PM
Looks good still think the body needs beefing up a nice aero kit will do that .
Should be good when you get the springs on have you thought about spacers I have wider wheels and having it low and wide really suits the car.
Title: My 231 Stratos Blue
Post by: mj2326 on November 26, 2010, 01:53:40 PM
needs a proper clean
Title: My 231 Stratos Blue
Post by: mj2326 on November 26, 2010, 02:09:47 PM
ebc yellowstuff discs and pads and engine bay work in progress
Title: My 231 Stratos Blue
Post by: shifty on November 27, 2010, 01:19:32 PM
Much better just needs dropping now.
Title: My 231 Stratos Blue
Post by: mj2326 on November 27, 2010, 01:25:23 PM
yea springs come this week gonna do it next weekend
Title: My 231 Stratos Blue
Post by: shifty on November 27, 2010, 04:02:56 PM
have you thought about spacers at all for the rims.
Title: My 231 Stratos Blue
Post by: mj2326 on December 17, 2010, 06:18:32 PM
what effect will spacers have? also wat size?
Title: My 231 Stratos Blue
Post by: shifty on December 17, 2010, 06:35:14 PM
Little to none and im not sure about size having wider rims to start with I didnt need to go this route but I know clive sells them and Aston (Arnie_o) has them I think.
Title: My 231 Stratos Blue
Post by: mj2326 on December 17, 2010, 06:37:46 PM
might go for them next time i buy new wheels some wider 1\'s
Title: My 231 Stratos Blue
Post by: shifty on December 17, 2010, 06:46:19 PM
they do look good(http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt236/dacons/DSC02367.jpg)(http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt236/dacons/DSC02366.jpg)
Title: My 231 Stratos Blue
Post by: mj2326 on December 17, 2010, 07:39:01 PM
nice u got standard size tyres on?
Title: My 231 Stratos Blue
Post by: shifty on December 17, 2010, 07:47:41 PM
255/40/18 might switch to 35,s next time.
Title: My 231 Stratos Blue
Post by: mj2326 on December 18, 2010, 09:16:05 PM
yea i\'ll do spacers when i\'m re tyring it then i think
Title: My 231 Stratos Blue
Post by: clive on December 18, 2010, 09:45:06 PM
Seeing the question about spacers, Shifty with the offset you have plus your 255 tyres its a big no to spacers without a lotta work :(,

As you will see from the pictures I and quite a few people run 20mm spacers on the stock 40 offset and can just about run 245/40/18 Yokohama Sports:chat

Hope this helps

(click the picture to get it opened up and you will see what I mean)
Title: My 231 Stratos Blue
Post by: shifty on December 19, 2010, 12:31:24 PM
You misunderstand Clive im not interested in spacers I have no need my rims are already wider it was a suggestion to  mj2326
Title: My 231 Stratos Blue
Post by: mj2326 on December 19, 2010, 09:22:27 PM
so with the standard tyre width what type of spacer would u go for?
Title: My 231 Stratos Blue
Post by: clive on December 19, 2010, 09:25:07 PM
Quote from: mj2326;733289
so with the standard tyre width what type of spacer would u go for?




20mm spacers :D
Title: My 231 Stratos Blue
Post by: mj2326 on December 19, 2010, 09:32:03 PM
kk next question any brand in particular think i saw some eibach spacers on some site bout 90 a pair
Title: My 231 Stratos Blue
Post by: shifty on December 19, 2010, 09:34:54 PM
eibach are a solid brand
Title: My 231 Stratos Blue
Post by: mj2326 on December 19, 2010, 09:37:38 PM
and thats 20mm per side or total track width of 20mm
Title: My 231 Stratos Blue
Post by: clive on December 19, 2010, 10:18:44 PM
2Omm per side giving an increased track width of 40mm

I have put lots of info on this link that should help

http://www.rx8ownersclub.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=29061