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RX8 Performance Module
Submitted by legion74 on Sunday, May 23, 2004 - 6:42pm

I just bought an RX 8 and was looking to add a little something extra to it HP wise.
I found a performance module called Zero Gravity on ebay that claims an added 22HP for only 24.95.
It supposedly only takes 15 minutes to install and no soldering is required. How true is this claim?
Is it crap or is this something to look in to? Please advise.

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subject:
Save your money
author:
date:
May 20, 2007 - 8:08pm
The RX-8 ECU already makes the engine run rich at wide open throttle at high rpm anyway, so if anything, I strongly believe this will make the situation worse. The RX-8 isn't a car that runs too lean to make good power, like a piston engine of the '80s. If anything, power is retarded by the ECU making the engine run too rich, in order to preserve the service life of the cat-con (as required for all 2004 and newer cars in the US)
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subject:
performance resistor
author:
No Rotor
date:
May 28, 2004 - 12:05pm
it is only a resistor that fools the engine into thinking it is getting colder air. Increases the fuel being injected. Not a great mod for durability though. Shit you can get a resistor from radio shack for like .50c its not real HP. Underload when even more fuel is required the engine will probalby bauge down.
If it sounds to good to be true is usually is.
want to increase HP, bigger exhaust, heatwrap the exhaust manifold, do some research in the ignition system. May cost more then $25 but your HP gains will result in increased fuel efficiency.
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subject:
Performance Resistor
author:
No Rotor
date:
August 16, 2004 - 7:17pm
You can buy these resistors for as little as 10.00 on ebay. I think it's worth it to simply install one and try it for yourself. See how your car performs and watch your gas mileage. If you loose mpg's and your engine bogs down then your only out 10 bucks. Personally, I've tried this technique on older mercedes vehicles and have seen very noticeable changes with no loss of mpg's.
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subject:
Resistor
author:
date:
November 7, 2007 - 4:52pm
Don't do it. I've tried it already and it does't work. Waste of money. Rascal
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subject:
RX8 Mods
author:
No Rotor
date:
May 29, 2004 - 9:01am
Great, thanks for saving me money.
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