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 Post subject: Re: RX2 coupe - 808 Wagon(new wheels pg3) - 1200 Coupe & Wag
PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:49 am 

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Nice cars, A little info, front Mazda Miata struts fit on the rear of the RX2. I put front Miata struts on the rear of one of my Rx2's using only the top mount from the rx2 strut. it will lower the rear about 11/2 inches.


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 Post subject: Re: RX2 coupe - 808 Wagon(new wheels pg3) - 1200 Coupe & Wag
PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:01 pm 

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Thanks! I'll keep that in mind, but I'm not sure I'd want to go much lower with the RX2. If I did I'd probably get coilovers all round so I can drop it on aftermarket wheels, but have it at a more normal height on the steelies, at the moment it works well on both at the height it is.

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 Post subject: Re: 808 Wagon and 1200 Wagon
PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:58 pm 

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I can't believe it's pretty much 2 years since I updated this! :? The RX2 coupe has now also been sold, so I'm coupe-less and just have the 2 wagons now(plus another couple of cars now, non Japanese though).

I did change the RX2 up a little before I sold it with some mild 15in BBS RS I rebuilt, they suited it nicely, but I've since sold the wheels too.

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A couple of things have changed with the 1200 wagon....been through a couple of sets of wheels(with many more to follow), added a chin spoiler and had some custom coilovers made to get the front down and the ride better than what it was on dodgy cut springs. I've just been enjoying it since doing the suspension(which was really worth it as the car now drives really well for how low it is)and a fair few maintenance items like rebuilding the front end steering/suspension items, rebuilding the brakes, doing a full fluid and plug service and a few other little things.

A few pics of it over the last year or so......

On some 14in SSR Starsharks, pre-coilovers

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With the coilovers in and sitting nicely....this is about 1/2in from the highest setting, so it can go a lot lower!

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Now it looks like this...sitting on some 13in SSR MK2's which I've tidied up and redone in orange to go with the interior.

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This was how the MK2's looked when I got them....

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This is most likely the next set of wheels that will go on after the MK2's....some 14in Longchamp XR4's....the right wheel is how I got them and the left is one about 80% cleaned up(need new nuts/bolts and some rash taken out). There's a few more sets waiting to go on, but they'll all get their turn eventually.

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Not a huge amount has happened with the 808, apart from the failing of a few things and the motor giving me a bit of grief(not wanting to start easily and just being a general turd!). The car has been sitting for a few months now while I'm between houses, but in the new year I'll be getting it back to it's former driving glory and I'll hopefully redo the engine bay finally with a nice tidy up. I've got a few things planned for the interior and of course more wheels :D.....the only real change since I last posted was the fitment of some 16x7.5 and 16x9 Borbet Type A's for something a little different, but they are now sold.

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 Post subject: Re: 808 Wagon and 1200 Wagon
PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:54 pm 
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love the 1200 wagon


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 Post subject: Re: 808 Wagon and 1200 Wagon
PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:10 am 
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Those are awesome looking! good work there! nice job restoring the orange too, definatly makes it "pop" ^_^

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 Post subject: Re: 808 Wagon and 1200 Wagon
PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:13 pm 
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WOW!!!!!! thanks for sharing...now i know what my dream RX-2 will look like ahahahha


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 Post subject: Re: 808 Wagon and 1200 Wagon
PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:52 pm 

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Wow, very very nice head turner.


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 Post subject: Re: 808 Wagon and 1200 Wagon
PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:06 pm 

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Thanks all! :tu:

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 Post subject: Re: 808 Wagon and 1200 Wagon
PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:56 am 

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Welcome back! I saw your rx2 at a show earlier in 2013, nice rig. Wheels are your thing huh!

I've been hunting a chin/lip spoiler like the one you have on the 1200 wagon, what is it from? I have considered one from an early vw golf gti. Keep up the good work.


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 Post subject: Re: 808 Wagon and 1200 Wagon
PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:08 am 

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Beware wrote:
I can't believe it's pretty much 2 years since I updated this! :? The RX2 coupe has now also been sold, so I'm coupe-less and just have the 2 wagons now(plus another couple of cars now, non Japanese though).

I did change the RX2 up a little before I sold it with some mild 15in BBS RS I rebuilt, they suited it nicely, but I've since sold the wheels too.

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the 2 was a nice car and i know the new owners

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Welcome back! I saw your rx2 at a show earlier in 2013, nice rig. Wheels are your thing huh!



these are from earlier this year from all Japan day

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Loving what you have done with the 12oo wagon :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: 808 Wagon and 1200 Wagon
PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:15 pm 

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beans161 wrote:
Welcome back! I saw your rx2 at a show earlier in 2013, nice rig. Wheels are your thing huh!

I've been hunting a chin/lip spoiler like the one you have on the 1200 wagon, what is it from? I have considered one from an early vw golf gti. Keep up the good work.


:mrgreen: Yep, I've become beyond addicted to wheels, I'm bidding on some more now :|....I literally can't stop buying them(although I'm going to try and stop for a while and just use what I've got)....the hunt and the tidy up/rebuild is the fun part! I'm moving house in the new year and have a room downstairs which will be my man cave/wheel room, I'll post some photo's of them all once it's set up.

The chin spoiler is as you have thought, from a MK1 Golf, but with a lot of shaping and sanding to get the right fit. I've noticed some people just slap them on and leave big gaps etc, but I wanted a nicer fit....although it could still do with a little tweaking.

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the 2 was a nice car and i know the new owners


Loving what you have done with the 12oo wagon :mrgreen:


Thanks, it was a great car, but it was just time to move it on and have a change. Col was a top bloke, and I'm glad it went to a real enthusiast....I could have sold it a few times before he came up, but I knew he was the real deal and waited for him to have first dibs. I saw those photo's, I always loved it on the steelies! I'm really happy with the 1200, and at least SA got a car in return(the RX2) after I took the 1200. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: 808 Wagon and 1200 Wagon
PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:57 am 
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Whooooaar...!! :shock:
There's not one of the four Mazdas presented here that I wouldn't happily sacrifice my left nut to own!! :wink:
You've clearly got very good taste in J-tin. Really like what you've done with each of them.
But must confess that it's your little 1200 Wagon that's really stolen my heart. I've always had a weak spot for this model and yours is by far the best I've ever seen!
Utterly stunning... 8)
Mate, if you ever want to sell and if you could live with the little Wagon going to a very caring owner in Hong Kong, would you consider giving me first dibs...??

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 Post subject: Re: 808 Wagon and 1200 Wagon
PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:19 pm 

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Thanks for the compliments Anders!

I love the 1200 wagon the most too....funnily enough it's the cheapest and slowest, but has the most character and I enjoy it a lot! After regretfully selling my last one quite a few years ago, I was determined to find another, but it had to be a 1200. I think I'll be hanging on to it for a while yet, but I'll keep you in mind(there's been a few in front of you ask for it unfortunately, but I can't see it leaving my hands for a long time, if at all).

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 Post subject: Re: 808 Wagon and 1200 Wagon
PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:31 am 
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Beware wrote:
Thanks for the compliments Anders!

I love the 1200 wagon the most too....funnily enough it's the cheapest and slowest, but has the most character and I enjoy it a lot! After regretfully selling my last one quite a few years ago, I was determined to find another, but it had to be a 1200. I think I'll be hanging on to it for a while yet, but I'll keep you in mind(there's been a few in front of you ask for it unfortunately, but I can't see it leaving my hands for a long time, if at all).


I can easily and totally respect that view.
One of my classic BMW's back home in Denmark has been in my hands for more than 21 years now! I love that little 2002 more than most people could possibly ever understand, and I will beyond doubt never ever sell her on either. Instead I'll be cruisin' in my little 02 when I'm old and wrinkled... :wink: And after that she'll go to my two daughters if they want her.
But none the less, should you ever decide to sell your sweet little 1200 Wagon anyway, please do keep me in mind! Even if it doesn't happen for another 5 years or more, I'd most likely still be game... :D :tu:
Until then, take god care of her and keep enjoying her!

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 Post subject: Re: 808 Wagon and 1200 Wagon
PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:34 am 

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Absolute amazing collection mate love them all especially the 1200 wagon it's just a stunning collection and we all dream of a garage like yours.

Top work mate.

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 Post subject: Re: 808 Wagon and 1200 Wagon
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:30 pm 

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JB 1300 GF wrote:
Absolute amazing collection mate love them all especially the 1200 wagon it's just a stunning collection and we all dream of a garage like yours.

Top work mate.

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Thanks! :D

Unfortunately the collection has dwindled a bit since selling the coupes.....but buying a house and getting out of my unit was a priority. Now I have the space to eventually put up a shed, and after a few years of being a bit more sensible with my money I might add a couple more to the garage/shed.

In other news, the motor is coming out of the 808 for a freshen up and tidy up, and I'll be taking advantage of the empty bay to do a bit of a clean up in there.

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 Post subject: Re: 808 Wagon and 1200 Wagon
PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:31 pm 

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I got some new tyres fitted to a set of wheels I've been tidying up recently. They're some 4x110 Hoshino's that I just couldn't pass up(and later managed to come across another pair). They're far from perfect, but they're a hard wheel to refurb unless you go full polish, which I don't like the look of with these.

I know they're not a wheel everyone will like, but they're fairly rare in any stud pattern, let alone 4x110 and for something different on an old Mazda, I thought why not. Initially I was a bit unsure, but I think they look good for something unusual that you don't see too often. :wink: I chucked the JAF badge off the RX2 on there too, just for some added JDMness. :lol:

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I also had a few issues with my last motor after giving it a few too many hidings with an insufficient fuel setup, so I had to have it rebuilt with a new rear housing(this time with matching script) and a few other fix ups in the porting. It now braps on first pop and idles better than ever and I couldn't be happier with Claytons work at CCC. I also had a new radiator(painted black), removed the ugly wrap on the headers and had them coated, gilmers, fuel reg, billet oil cap, some new braided lines, extended fuel bowl on the carb and a general tidy up and relocation of a few things in the bay....plus a redo and hiding of a lot of the wiring and deletion of most of the wire tags. It might not look a whole heap different, but if you compare it to some of the first few pics in this thread, it's definitely neater and more simplistic in the bay. Next job would be some fresh paint in there as the original is looking tired, plus a bit more tidying/deleting/relocating, but who knows when that will happen....it's neat enough for now!

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 Post subject: Re: 808 Wagon(with a few new mods) and a 1200 Wagon
PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:37 pm 

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I've also got these MK3's to go on next in a more aggressive width and offset than the Hoshino's, plus a few thing in store for the interior. So, interior is next, then the MK3's, engine bay paint and a few other little things along the way maybe.

Rears.....8's with 4in dish :D

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Fronts.....7's

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 Post subject: Re: 808 Wagon(with a few new mods) and a 1200 Wagon
PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:42 am 
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Hmmm... weird.
I'm not usually a fan of Hoshino's, but I must confess that somehow they actually work quite well on your yellow wagon.
And as always with you, a super clean and sorted presentation.
Well done... :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: 808 Wagon(with a few new mods) and a 1200 Wagon
PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:06 pm 

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Thanks! They're an odd one and very much a love it or hate it design I've found. Initially I didn't really like them either, but then after seeing them across the internet on a few nice cars a few years ago I decided I wanted some.....so went hunting.

The thing with cars that are less commonly modified(in a different kind of way to the norm) it's hard to know what will and won't look good as there's not too many examples out there to go off. They're certainly still growing on me....I dropped the car at the mechanics on the weekend and he dropped me back in it and seeing it drive away I thought they looked pretty good on it! But I'm not sure how long they'll last as I want to get the MK3's on....then the fronts will go on the rear of the 1200 and I have another pair of 6.5's with a higher offset for the front of it, but it's getting the XR4's next. :)

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