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Old 03-05-2008, 05:21 PM   #1
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(yes, it is a Renesis)
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Who's doing the swap?
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we're doing it at mazmart
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This could make a really interesting SM2 car. Nice to see someone is attempting to turn the turd of an MX-5 into something fun an interesting.
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It should be pretty baller. Motor has a mild street build.
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And looky all the room for FI!
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looky all the room for another rotary The amount of vacant space is silly compared to how full the bay is new.
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and the whole motor is LOW and BACK. this thing is gonna be ****.
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is that a battery on driver side?
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car weight with renesis?
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probably not much... its a light motor
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you know... if this thing works out, ill sell my turbo and bp and get one of these sexy things installed in my car!
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car weight with renesis?
Lighter than stock. But the car's not drivable quite yet, so it's not been weighed. Though the powertrain is in and ready.

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is that a battery on driver side?
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you know... if this thing works out, ill sell my turbo and bp and get one of these sexy things installed in my car!
This is an NC, and while I'm sure you can swap the renesis into an older tub, we won't be offering it as a kit. Where the NC swap we're expecting to have a kit on the market at around $10k to include all necessary parts (yes, including the motor).
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finally. someone is modding something other than floormats.

what ECU will this beast be running?
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finally. someone is modding something other than floormats.

what ECU will this beast be running?
RX8 ecu. Flashed. And paralleled with the NC ecu. OBDII "compliant".
Probably also retrofit the RX8 instrument cluster into the NC's dash. Should be pretty sick.
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are you offering this only for the NC because it doesnt involve any cutting of structural members? (i'm guessing)
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very nice!
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The placement of that engine is going to make that thing awesome to drive! it will surprise many autox goers for sure...
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awesome concept, only thing is, the renesis motor is garbage, if it was any good at holding boost rx-8 owners wouldn't swtich it out for the 13b-tt... just go get a 20b and call it a day.
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Man, that engine bay is so empty, it looks like someone stole the engine. Lighter weight, around 200HP at the wheels, 9500RPM redline, and better weight distribution - that should be a fun car!

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