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Video ride of RX8 Turbocharged

October 5, 2010

A video showing acceleration of Mazda Rx8 turbocharged in real traffic.

Greddy Turbo Kit FAQ

May 28, 2010

With the recent deluge of Greddy turbo kit questions, installations, add on’s, etc… I am going to create a dedicated F.A.Q. that will try to answer all of the Greddy kit questions that anyone could possibly have who isn’t familiar with it. I want everyone to list all the questions and answers to this that they can think of so I can compile it all into one thread. Please post your question along with the answer (assuming you know it). When I add it to the new thread, I will delete the message here so we don’t take crazy amounts of space in the process. The new F.A.Q. thread will be a locked thread so it doesn’t get innundated with 1800+ responses. Because of these, we need to get all of the questions listed here first. Help me out guys. This is for a new thread that will make it easier for new people to get their questions answered. Once I feel this thread is no longer making any progress, I will delete it an any further additions will need to be PM’d to me. Please take a few minutes to help out but keep the chit chat with others out of this thread. Questions and answers only please. This is only for their turbo system, not the eManage, intake, exhausts, etc… Thanks!

1. What is included? The turbo, emanage, piping, brackets, etc. No BOV, but you can purchase one separate. Everything necessary to put the turbo on and start driving is included.

2. What additional items are recommended? Blow off valve and boost gauge as minimums.

3. What additional items are nice to have?

4. What problems have people experienced? What are the probable causes and remedies?

5. What has been done to the eManage to make it work with our cars? How many versions and when were they released?

6. Can’t you reprogram the eManage map?

7. What software do you need to use to load/tune maps?

8. What are the different maps available? What do they do and how were they changed from previous versions?

9. What’s a typical install time? Typical install time is around 10-12 hours. It may be possible to do it faster or it may take longer.

10. What are typical installation labor rates? Between $1000-$1200

11. What else should I know about this kit or turbos in general?

12. What type of turbo does the kit use?

13. How much boost does it provide? The greddy kit’s boost varies depending on RPM. At low RPM it boosts 7 psi at high rpm it cuts back to 5 psi to avoid detonation.

14. Will my gas mileage be effected by the turbo? Yes. Typically since a turbo is a restriction in the exhaust, you will lose a little efficiency. Typically around 1 mpg if your driving habits stay the same. It will get worse if you floor it everywhere which you are likely to do since it is now much more fun. Strangely enough, some have reported an increase in mileage on the RX-8. go figure?

15. How much boost can the base kit handle? While no one knows for sure but Greddy, it is believed to be about 9-10 psi.

16. Will adding a turbo affect the long term reliability of the car?

17. Do I need to build up the internals of the engine to handle the boost?

18. What air/fuel ratios does the kit run?

19.What is the safest/most reliable afr that gets the best HP?

20. What octane fuel is recommended with forced induction?

21. Can I use a high flow cat or straight pipe with forced induction?

22. Will forced induction void my vehicle’s factory warranty? YES

Credits to rotarygod from rx8club.com

Pettit Supercharged RX8 with CAMP 2

December 21, 2008

Pettit Racing Supercharged RX8, with Pettit Racing / HKS Camp 2 electronic gauges, in Scotland.

Only a mild run, but some transitions to boost (nowhere near full revs though) and a quick look at the screen of the camp 2 six gauge display mode. If you look carefully you will see a peak boost of 7.6 psi and 329 g/s air flow. (smaller number which are peak holds until wiped by user)

RX8 Stock vs Turbo Comparison

November 14, 2008

Charts showing power and torque results on dyno tests for the stock Rx8 (manual 1.3 231 Bhp) versus Greddy turbo, SFR turbo, Pettit supercharger, Mazdatrix supercharger, Mazsport turbo, PTP turbo, MazdaManiac Greddy turbo upgrade and Esmeril turbo kit.

The power for the turbocharged kits is between 293 WHP (Greddy kit) and 366 WHP (Esmeril kit), and between 271 WHP (Pettit) and 276 WHP (Mazdatrix) for the supercharged versions.

POWER COMPARISON
rx8 turbo power comparison

TORQUE COMPARISON
rx8 turbo torque comparison

Greddy Synchronic BOV on Turbo RX-8

November 13, 2008

GReddy Type RS 40mm blow-off valve on GReddy Turbo RX-8 with GReddy SP2 catback exhaust and stock cat.

Synchronic BOV on Turbo RX-8

Mazda RX8 Turbo 269km uphill in Greece

October 25, 2008

The best rx8 turbo in greece doing 269km/h (~ 170 mph). This car is called the RX8 NFS.

Esmeril Racing RX-8 Turbo Kit

October 23, 2008


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366whp (~430hp@crank) at 13psi proven (Esmeril Racing Ignition Upgrade Installed)

Price: $5,895.00

Very simple installation that anyone with some DIY experience can accomplish within a weekend.
Only common hand tools required for installation.
Completely bolt-on and reversible to OEM within a weekend.
Ideally Placed Turbo components for less heat concentration and huge Engine bay appeal

Components:

T-70 Turbocharger, good for 550whp(650hp @ flywheel)

60 mm Wastegate (please note wastegate placement has changed to where the manifold is located instead of having it in the engine bay. The reason for this change is flow improvement and drop in engine bay temps. The overall look/appeal of the kit will has not changed as the wastegate was not previously visible when the engine cover was on.).

50mm BOV

24″X11″X3″ Intercooler. Intercooler tank design now allows the factory bumper bar to be kept in place or can easily be placed to show off intercooler.

Manifold constructed of 304SS CAST pipes/elbows. Retains the use of OEM airpump if customer chooses to keep it.
Aluminum Intercooler piping and high quality reinforced silicone hose connectors).
Heat shielding included to promote cooler engine bay temps and preserve OEM components located in the vicinity of turbo components.(optional Turbo shield not included)
High amp/efficiency Small battery INCLUDED
1000cc Injector Upgrade package INCLUDED
Fuel pump Upgrade INCLUDED

Pre-Tuned Engine Management System OPTIONAL or INCLUDED. For non-ems kit we will load tested and proven maps for the Microtech and Interceptor-X engine management systems (we still highly recommend a professional tune to get the most power safely out of your setup). One map programming provided with kit purchase but we will offer a service for subsequent programming (shipping not included for programming).

Fully braided oil feed and return lines with high quality black anodized aluminum fittings.
Mild steel 2 piece downpipe (Bolts up to factory exhaust system or after-market ones).

Video with this turbo kit in action , can be seen here

You can buy the esmeril turbo kit from here

Esmeril Racing RX-8 Turbo

October 18, 2008

Install a turbo kit and your Rx8 will go like crazy, as you can see in the following video. The esmeril turbo kit gives about 300bhp at the wheel.

Mazda RX-8 Turbo VS Porsche 997 Carrera 4S

October 18, 2008

Turbocharged RX-8 with TurboXS RFL BOV

October 18, 2008