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Mazdaspeed Motorsports and Speedsource announce full season 2007 Grand-am GT

Grand Am RX-8

Deviantspeed: Love this car! Ok, we owned one when they came out, so we are a little partial to the RX8. There's always a big discussion as the racing season develops on rx8club.com.

05 December 2006 -- Rotary Powered Mazda RX-8 to Challenge for Championship --

IRVINE, Calif., - MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development today announced the continuation of its partnership with Florida-based SpeedSource, Inc. in the Grand American Road Racing Association Rolex Series GT-class. The SpeedSource Grand Am GT Mazda RX-8 is based on a tube-frame chassis jointly developed by SpeedSource and Riley Technologies, and powered by Mazda’s three-rotor 20B Renesis rotary engine.

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Mazda releases Nagare Concept at Los Angeles International Auto Show

Mazda Nagare Concept

Deviantspeed: So this car means flow? Looks like a beetle about ready to lift off out of a sci-fi movie. It's a concept so don't expect anything that resembles it to show up on showroom floors soon. Nonetheless, it's pretty swanky looking!

29 November 2006 - HIROSHIMA, Japan – Mazda Motor Corporation today announced the global reveal of an all-new concept car, Nagare (pronounced na-gah-reh), at the Greater Los Angeles International Auto Show, during a press conference at 4:05 PM on November 29, 2006. Following on the heels of three very successful and exploratory Mazda design concepts – Kabura, Sassou and Senku – from last year’s show season, Nagare is the first indication of Mazda’s future design direction.

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Air and Fuel Charts AFR - 2004 Mazda RX8

We will be sharing some A/F plots from our wideband O2 Sensor Setup



1st and 2nd gear run



RX8 A/F data, 1st and 2nd gear

Data here is collected via an LM1 unit from Innovate Motorsports. These guys have been great to work with so far, and they have a lot of enhancements coming out for the LM1. Basically I added a separate wideband O2 sensor from the kit before the catalytic converter. This is allowing a lot of granularity when looking at how the car is performing. We plan to add an S-AFC II to allow tuning of the fuel curves for more power.

Posted in Submitted by deviantspeed on Fri, 2006-11-17 04:47.
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Lighting - Bulbs H11, H9 - Swankmonkey Racing's 2004 Mazda RX8

It took a while to find some quality H9 (High Beams), and H11 (Fog Lights) Bulbs for the RX8. We need these bulbs for the main halogens on the Xenon equipped RX8:

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Clear corner installation - Mazda RX8

Ordered some clear corner side markers for the RX8. Here's a pic side by side with the stock amber markers:


Mazda RX8 Clear Corners





The clears are OEM Mazda and the parts numbers are:

  • F151 51 131B
  • F151 51 121B

Mazda Clear Corner Part Numbers

Posted in Submitted by deviantspeed on Fri, 2006-11-17 04:40.
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RX8 Videos

Here's some videos, these two were from my digi-cam (picture digi, not video cam digi). The second one is better, with a bit of a drift around the close corner.


Bandwidth and connections are limited in this directory, might I strongly recommend RIGHT CLICK - SAVE AS:

RX8 Oil filter tech - Swankmonkey Racing's 2004 Mazda RX8

Just changed the oil again, and after browsing new oil filters at the local parts store, there is a larger option for the RX8.


Oil filter comparison


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MAF Descreen

Airbox modifications on our RX8 - MAF Descreening

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JIC Coilover install on 2004 Mazda RX8 - How to - FAQ

How to install coilover suspension on your Mazda RX8, JIC coilovers in this example-

We hooked up with a pre-order of JIC coilovers so we are one of the first to install before the rest of the retail market on our RX8. The box arrived on 11/21/2003 from Brian at Good-Win Racing:

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