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Old 08-07-2008, 03:08 PM   #1
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Default 140 mph all day at 190--How these guys do it

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Roar Racing brought one of their cars to the shop today to drop the motor and put it on the dyno. I got a few pics to share.






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V-Band FTW!!!
That's proper shrouding right there, wonder why they use AL instead of ABS?
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and that Renesis runs mad hot too. Looks awesome

Must burn a couple quarts of oil
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that is serious business right there.
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splitime was headed in the right direction- just remove everything up front and rebuild it with purpose
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That mazdaspeed bumper is almost as much as I paid for my Miata.
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i saw that car at vir 2 weekends ago. its so damn retarted loud!
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i saw that car at vir 2 weekends ago. its so damn retarted loud!
Yeah Roar is from Virginia, and this car was having some engine troubles 2 weeks ago so they brought it down.

This one sounds pretty good. The 3 and 4 rotor cars are louder.
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every cooling thread I click on makes me think I bought too big of an intercooler.

Thanks for the pics, those are awesome.
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every cooling thread I click on makes me think I bought too big of an intercooler.

Thanks for the pics, those are awesome.
I don't think your I/C is too big, I think your vagina is.
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I'm going to Road America tomorrow, bitches. Who wants pics?
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Oil coolers seem key. Both of those RX's have 2 oil coolers. Then again they are RX's and even stock they come with oil coolers.

The first one seems like it can't possibly have ground clearance. looks like the radiator is sitting so far below the frame that it can't possibly work.

Love the brake cooling ducts on the second one.
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I wonder how much better their oil coolers are than mine, which looks like this:

but bigger.
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Oil coolers seem key. Both of those RX's have 2 oil coolers. Then again they are RX's and even stock they come with oil coolers.

The first one seems like it can't possibly have ground clearance. looks like the radiator is sitting so far below the frame that it can't possibly work.

Love the brake cooling ducts on the second one.

all stock rx8's have 2 also. one on each side.
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ok why does it look like there are three intake ports on the motor????
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ok why does it look like there are three intake ports on the motor????
Because its a 6 port rotary. With 3 intake ports & 3 exhaust ports. Center port is shared between rotors.

And all Manual Rx8s came with 2 oil coolers. The auto only has 1.
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Just as an update.
This car had an inappropriately modified thermostat. With a proper t-stat, it ran a constant 160F on track last weekend.
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