Modified Mazda RX8s are a hot commodity. The RX-8 is a mid-engined, four-door sports car that features a 50:50 weight distribution and a sophisticated suspension setup. It has both a single wishbone and a multi-link combination set-up and is equipped with specially designed coilovers. The RX8 is one of the most reliable cars in its class and can easily outhandle vehicles five times its price. However, it has a limited amount of power and a high price tag.
Mazda took the opportunity to modify the RX-8’s engine bay, making it a more powerful and reliable vehicle. The company also improved the RX-8’s acceleration and rear suspension. The car’s engine also received a high-pressure fuel pump. The S-DAIS was also upgraded with an additional intake port at 5,500 rpm. The brakes also got a boost in oil and a more powerful oil metering pump. The exhaust system was also modified with a less restrictive stainless steel pipe with 3.5-inch tips.
The engine of this modified Mazda RX-8 was fitted with high-output revision-C coils to improve its performance and responsiveness. Other mods included the installation of Bilstein dampers and a urethane-foam-injected front suspension cross member. A lightweight carbon fiber prop shaft was also added to the magnesium steering frame. The car was also fitted with Recaro SPIRIT R bucket seats made of red leather. It also had a black window tint film.
Another mod that improves the reliability of the Mazda RX-8 is the Sohn adapter. While it will not replace routine maintenance, the Sohn adapter is highly recommended by Mazda RX-8 owners. Users on the RX8Club forum and r/RX8 sub-Reddit have expressed their preference for this mod. Further, the Straight Pipes YouTube video recommends this adapter as well.
Modified Mazda RX8 insurance costs can be significantly reduced if you maintain a clean driving record. A clean driving record can save you up to $526 per year. Compared to other high-performance sports cars, insurance costs are significantly lower for the Mazda RX8. It is important to remember, however, that insurance costs can vary widely.
For better handling and racing times, the RX8’s suspension should be upgraded. A properly tuned exhaust system can improve handling and performance. Be aware, however, that your Mazda RX8’s suspension may have worn down and will have a negative effect on handling. The best Mazda RX-8 suspension is the one that is tuned to your preferences.
The RX-8 was designed with the safety of the driver in mind. With this, it is possible to increase its performance without losing fuel economy. The RX-8 is also equipped with anti-lock brakes and a limited-slip differential. This makes it safer to drive and more comfortable.