Can I turbo charge my automanual mazda rx8?is it a good idea


Asked by Jun 23, 2013 at 07:47 AM about the 2004 Mazda RX-8

Question type: Car Customization

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The rotary engine is a notoriously fickle beast- nice, but sensitive- because you ask this question you do not have the experience to do this correctly- get someone with experience to modify it, or enjoy it as is- and save a ton of money

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Jason LeBlanc

I had a manual RX8 and from what I remember the auto Renesis engines has 2 fewer ports in the engine. I believe most turbo kits are designed specifically for the higher horsepower motors. Either way it will require expensive custom tuning and will make an already fragile motor wear out even sooner. I'd recommend against trying it. I think the gained HP come at too great of a cost (financially and reliability wise)

Tracy Hooks

Nitrous is an inexpensive substitute. You could Turbo- charge it but the cost! Most turbo-equipped engines are designed for the added boost and engineered to take it. While the Wankel is a remarkable engine, One would have to consider the purpose and practicality of such a mod: to out run my buddy from stop light to stop light? Racing (legally or not)? To pass some jerk on the Highway? Or just for the joy of hard acceleration and to juice up the ol' ass- ometer? You'd be surprised what a fog-shot 0f Nitrous in the Air Cleaner can do - inexpensively.


Yes. $6000 covers a turbo install.

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