Monday, September 21, 2020

Mazda RX-8 Reference Information

A new page has been added to the blog which will be a center point for Mazda RX-8 reference information. Factory service manuals (FSM), torque specs, part diagrams, deflooding procedures, and more information. 

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Street Prepared DIY Air Dam and Front Splitter - Part 4

I am building a front splitter and air dam to comply with the Street Prepared class for SCCA Solo. The last part in this post series - we paint, trim and complete the front splitter and air dam. Let's get to it:

Hanging using wire hangers from the dry cleaners

Friday, September 18, 2020

Street Prepared DIY Air Dam and Front Splitter - Part 3

I am building a front splitter and air dam to comply with the Street Prepared class for SCCA Solo. Next in the series is creating the street prepared air dam, securing it, sealing it, and getting the combined parts painted.

1/16" x 3/4" angled aluminum, marked in 1 inch increments and drilled

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Street Prepared DIY Air Dam and Front Splitter - Part 2

To continue the series, I am building a front splitter and air dam to comply with the Street Prepared class for SCCA Solo. We last left off having marked the splitter and outline on 15/32 inch Birch wood - including drilling mounting holes to the OE mount points.

Now we make it durable to road debris and flex stresses:

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Street Prepared DIY Air Dam and Front Splitter - Part 1

My factory air dam finally has been damaged to the point where I'll take the time to build parts specifically classed for Street Prepared in SCCA Solo/AutoX:

Passenger side air dam mounts are torn, face is scraped pretty good too...

This will be one of a series of posts on creating a DIY air dam and front splitter. Let's look at the SCCA AutoX Rules, page 102 - Street Prepared Modifications: