January 25, 2010


Wanted to share this neat video I saw on the Meyer-Motorsports website. They'll be competing in the new World Challenge Series this year. Check them out, I've talked to Eric Meyer a bit and been reading a lot of his posts on the forum. He has a lot of knowledge about many things pertaining to the RX-8 and is always willing to help out a fellow rotor head. In July I'd like to hopefully make it out to his race in Watkins Glenn to talk car with him, but we'll see!

January 9, 2010

Pads And Rotors

Talk about some good times with some good beer (except for that Dogfish beer that you brought Oleg... Dave said it best, tasted like a sandwhich). Got together with a lot of people today to install the new brake pads and rotors that I got back in November. Unfortunately due to it being colder that I would've hoped for, I couldn't paint the brake calipers while we were down there. I'll have to save that for another time.
Big ups to everyone that came to help and even just to hang out, I really appreciate the help and the company. Special big thanks to Oleg, Dave and Mike for teaching me the ins and outs of doing a full brake job on a car. As I was observing and learning how to do it more than actually doing it, this won't be a DIY until next brake job. Seemed very straight forward though, and there are plenty of posts on RX8 Club on how to do this.Can't wait for some warmth so I can bed these new pads in though! What I do have for you at least (besides the cool pictures of the brakes) is the bedding procedure, should you be interested in getting your own set. This information was taken straight from Axxis' website.

  1. Accelerate vehicle to 40 MPH
  2. Apply brakes using light to moderate pedal effort to reduce speed to approximately 10 MPH
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 at least ten times, allowing 1/4 mile between cycles
Under no circumstances drive the vehicle with the brakes continually applied as a break-in procedure because:
  1. Excessive heat will be generated
  2. Resins will burn
  3. Loss of braking efficiency could occur

January 5, 2010

Knightsports 2010 Catalog

Attached here on this post is the Knightsports catalog for 2010. Be sure you have Flash so you can see it properly. Kind of cool that they have it online now so I don't have to scan all the pages like I did for last year. Looks like great stuff as usual, not too many additions. Keeping it simple as usual.

January 4, 2010

Knightsports Won The 2009 Macau GP

My favorite rotary shop from Japan had come and conquered in the Macau 2009 GP apparently. I'm not very familiar with the race so I'll be looking more into it, but I'm glad that they took 1st. Sort of sets a good example that rotaries, if done right, can be devastating monsters in various other forms of motorsports, and not just B stock Autocross and GT-Rolex series (for all your SpeedSource junkies :) ). They outfitted their car with a 13B-REW Turbo pushing just under 500HP. Here are some videos of the race..the sound of the engine is just absolutely addicting. Makes me want a turbo!