Have Rx-8 LS engine swaps been discussed here before?I ask because I might be able to do one in the following months
>>25472921yeah sure you would bud
>>25472921Every review I've read about this say the same thing>"It rides like a corvette now."Which isn't bad, so why not get a corvette at that point? It even weighs the same. Th rx8 isn't heavy but at 3150 pounds, you don't want to mess up the "near perfect" 50/50 distribution because it then loses the only thing that makes it even remotely worthwhile, the handling.If it's only highway cruising and pulling that you want to do, then go ahead. Keep in mind again that one engine weighs less than 250lbs and the other probably 3.times as much.
>>25472921Ls swaps are fucking retarded. Just get a corvette if you want a corvette.
>>25472936I dont like LS swaps but I don't disagree that the rx8s engine kinda sucks.I think it'd probably would benifit from one of those new gay ecoboost 2.3s
>>25472933>Which isn't bad, so why not get a corvette at that point? It even weighs the same.Because a lot of places in the world don't have an abundance of cheap Corvettes like North America, but cheap RX8s are still a thing, and LS1/T56s are still attainable for not too many dollars in the rest of the developed world. It's a thought I've entertained, given the dwindling options in terms of good value RWD platforms. BMW E46 is probably another option.
>>25472921Done properly, and by properly I mean retains all the factory electronics, gauges, power steering etc. it's going to cost about $10k. In order to even mount the engine you need to spend $3k on a tubular front subframe made for the swap. The stock subframe cannot be modified to mount an ls, all that have tried have failed.
>>25472943turbo mzr engines from mazda speed 3's and 6's are a pretty common swap.
>>25472973>If done properly, it's going to cost $10kThat's a deal breaker. I don't want to spend five figures on this, even if I can get the car and it's engine donor on the cheap.
>>25472943I'd just swap in a Porsche flat 6 honestly
>>25472921Its a lot more work than you think it is.
>>25472973>it's going to cost about $10kMaybe pre-covid.
>>25473170oh right, man inflation sucks.
>>25472933You would think K swaps would be more popular to keep that weight balance, but I never see it done. have seen quite a few LS swaps though.
>>25472936>making a car faster and more reliable is fucking retardedlol butthurt rotards.
>>25473033boxers are cringe
If you don't want the rotary then why? The rest of the car was shit. Save the LS for a Miata.
>>25472921>5.7/6.0 V8 swapPussy shit.Here’s a 7.3 L powerstroke turbo diesel that weighs 900 pounds dry in a rx8.
Drop a turbo k20
>>25474605>pussy shit>here's something that ruins the only redeeming quality of the rx8
>OMG I I ALSO WANT TO DO A LS SWAP !
Ls swaps are a fucking dead meme now. You will never be a corvette
>>25473473K engines are too tall and are only ~60 lbs lighter than an LS3
>>25474724>Ls3And like 5k cheaper
>>25472921pushroder that doesn't like to rev but feels like euro diesel in rx8, damn.
>>25472921"has anyone in the past 18 years of this board's history talked about putting an LS in an RX-8"use the fucking search function you utter retard.Admin, please lock this thread.
>>25472921AFAIK these cars often end up being raally front-heavy and handling like shitPlus you're cramming a big engine into a small engine bay. It's not going to be fun to work onI've heard of people swapping smaller 4-bangers like Honda K or F engines and I think it makes more sense. Sure, you won't be making as much power but it will still be quick and probably a better experience
>>25472921>>25472923>>25473027>>25474605>batshit ugly car that main selling point is interesting engine>swap said engine leaving you with ugly car and normal enginewhats the point? rx8 is all about that funky rotory engine, to they point you can forgive ugly body. now without this engine you are left with ugly bodywork and and vette engine
>>25476314I think its a neat car with a shit engine.>rotary engine in a car that weighs like 3.5klbsyeah its a shit idea because you've put an engine with no torque in a heavy car.
>>25473473The reason that k swapped rx8's aren't popular is because you have cut through both layers of the firewall to fit the fucking thing in there. Nobody wants to do a full dash removal to cut that shit out and box it back in to reinforce it.
>>25474672>only redeeming qualityRenesis engines are piles of garbage and probably the worst part about the rx8 which is otherwise a good car. I love rotaries but the renesis is absolute shit
>>25476380200whp and the engine will last 200k+ miles if you arent some brain dead soccer mom nigger tier car owner>absolute shit
>>25476382Okay now I know for sure you’ve never dealt with one of these cars
>>25476380The only redeeming quality being the handling...
>>25476382>engine will last 200k+ milesNot with good compression and power it won't, at 100k miles the engine will be making 160whp if you're lucky.
Has anyone here had experience with a turbo kit for the renesis? At some point, I think I want to turbo charge my rx8, but what should I know before I go all in?
>>25476429Don't bother, it's a waste of $6k and nobody sells just a turbo manifold for the renesis. it'll be a ticking time bomb, it's far safer and reliable to supercharge it. Then again for the price you'll pay for 300whp out of a renesis you could just swap to a 13brew with a single turbo.
Would an rx8 make a good 2nd car for hooligan shit? I have a c5 and it's great, but I miss revving the piss out of a slower shitbox.
>>25472921>LS engine swaps been discussed here before?no, never.
>>25476478Only if you can wrench