2006 Mazda Rx8

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2006 Mazda Rx8

Postby SirSidewaystheThird » Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:22 pm

Well, after some back and forth on the subject, I've decided to put my Rx8 up for sale. I love this car to death and would normally never sell it, but I've decided to start dabbling in road racing next year and have decided to get something I can crash without breaking both my heart and my disturbingly empty wallet.

Anyway, the car is a 2006 6MT with 86xxx kms on it, the engine and catalytic converter were replaced with new units at 60,000 kms back in the summer of 2014, and have been running strong since. The new engine has always been treated to premixed fuel, and a Sohn adapter has been installed since the spring of 2015.

Currently the car runs in F-Prepared due to having no rear seats or trunk carpet to accommodate the roll bar, if you feel like it you can cut holes in the rear seats so they fit around the bar and the car will be STX legal again (where it would be very competitive). Or, find an old set from a wreckers and cut them up, since the leather ones are purty. Still has all the creature comforts like A/C and a full Bose stereo, I never went full prepared on it :)

Everything the car has done to it:

-KW V3 coilovers (about 25k kms old)
-245/40 RE-71R's (about 70% tread) on 17" TR Motorsports wheels
-Sohn OMP adapter using smokeless 2-stroke oil (a widely acknowledged must for a reliable rotary)
-Battery relocation to trunk w/ kill switch
-Roll bar custom built and installed to SCCA specs by Jim Barnsley, a very experienced cage builder. The bar has passed tech at Knox Mountain hillclimb and will have no problem passing tech for any time attack event.
-5 point HANS friendly harness, Re-certed this spring
-Poly engine mounts
-Sway bar endlinks new this spring
-New spark plugs earlier this month
-Ignition coils replaced in spring of 2015
-Older OMP race seat (a few tears here and there), fits up to about a 34" waist. It is not on sliders, since if you're taller than 5' 11" your helmet touches the roof with sliders installed. Also have the stock seat to go with the car if you don't fit this one.
-Custom moulded steering wheel upholstered with Alcantara, very comfortable and provides good grip.
-EBC Yellowstuff pads (getting a bit thin, but there's still some life in them) and slotted rotors providing an extra 10 HP.

Stuff that comes with the car:

-All the original interior bits
-Stock front struts and springs
-Set of stock 18" Mazdaspeed wheels with 225/45 RE-11's (75% tread)
-Set of Porterfield R4 racing brake pads and stock rotors (both nearly new)
and a few other little odds and ends.

The car does have a few minor problems, although it's never been winter driven there's some rust in the rear wheel wells (good old Mazda steel... the undercarriage is quite rust free fortunately), there's an intermittent CEL for an elusive evap leak, and I broke one of the clips on the airbag when I replaced the steering wheel so the airbag light sometimes comes on. There is also a crack in the drivers side of the windshield.

Overall though, this is a great car to drive, very forgiving, responsive and has a metric shitton of grip with the RE-71R's. The smaller than stock wheels give it good gearing for autocross.

Asking 9500$ for the whole thing, reasonable offers will be considered, but I don't want to go very far below the asking price. PM me with any questions.

Photos: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BzGfWBE_SMyIZnJ3Z1pFS3dNRnc&usp=sharing
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Re: 2006 Mazda Rx8

Postby SirSidewaystheThird » Thu Sep 01, 2016 6:02 pm

I'll have the car out at Track Junkies on Monday, for anyone who is interested to take a look or a little on-track test drive :)
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Re: 2006 Mazda Rx8

Postby SirSidewaystheThird » Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:57 pm

Reducing the price to 9k obo for racing peeps. The air dam is a little knackered from autocross on Sunday, but I'm working on replacing that this week.
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Re: 2006 Mazda Rx8

Postby SirSidewaystheThird » Sat Oct 08, 2016 8:00 am

Bump. I'm putting the car away for the winter next weekend, make an offer and take it off my hands before then!
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Re: 2006 Mazda Rx8

Postby SirSidewaystheThird » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:18 pm

Bump! Time to start thinking about a new ride for spring. I would like to see it gone soon as it will be a hassle to have around this year, so make an offer!
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Re: 2006 Mazda Rx8

Postby SirSidewaystheThird » Thu May 04, 2017 9:09 am

Sale pending. :)
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Re: 2006 Mazda Rx8

Postby SirSidewaystheThird » Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:13 pm

Well, 'bout time I update this. Car is still for sale, but the engines been through 2 compression tests, both came up low. Engine still starts and runs hot just fine, and isn't down on power, but may not last terribly long. As such, I'm reducing the price to 5000 OBO.
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