Featured Ride: Moneesh’s RX-8

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2011 saw a lot of people take extreme measures to build something that stands out in what has become an increasingly competitive scene.

In an attempt to separate themselves from the latest internet sensation some arguably took things a little bit too far.

Montreal native Moneesh didn’t do this, instead of setting out to launch the ‘fitment bar’ to the moon he upgraded his car with modifications that compliment the RX-8’s factory figure letting the final result speak for itself.


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Passing on the variety of body kits available for the RX-8, Moneesh added a simple, yet effective, EVO-R carbon fiber lip to the front end of the car.

This lip really adds some aggression to the front end, especially when combined with the slightly raked profile provided by Stance GR+ coilovers


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For wheels Moneesh chose Enkei RPF-1s in 18×9.5 and 10.5 sizing at +15 all around wrapped in 225/40 and 245/40 Flaken FK45 tires respectively.

This tasteful wheel and tire package fills out all four corners of the car beautifully while still allowing Moneesh to navigate the notoriously horrendous Montreal roads at speeds worthy of a red sports car.


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Not having to worry about popping out his JDM clear corners at every bump Moneesh mostly concerns himself with keeping an eye on the local PD while enjoying his various performance modifications outlined below.

After all what use would they be if he couldn’t flog on the car every now and again?

Moneesh’s car is a reminder that you don’t need to go over the top to create an appealing ride and is a great way to start off the features of 2012.


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Thanks go to Jeremy Alan Glover for once again gracing Stance Is Everything with a look at some of the cars out in Montreal.

Modification List

Wheels/Tires Suspension

  • 18×9.5 +15 (Black)
  • Falken FK452 225/40/18
  • Enkei RPF1 18×10.5 +15 (Black)
  • Falken FK452 245/40/18
  • Stance GR+ Coilovers

Interior/Exterior

  • EVO-R Carbon Fiber Front Lip
  • JDM Mazda Clear Corners
  • PIAA Plasma Ion Yellow Fog Lights
  • ShiftStyle Alcantara Shift Boot
  • V-LEDS Interior & Exterior LEDs

Performance

  • Agency Power Steel Braided Clutch Line
  • Axialflow Engineering Short Shifter
  • GTSPEC Aluminum Front Under Tray Cooling Panel
  • Hawk Performance Ceramic Brake Pads
  • K&N Typhoon V2 Intake
  • Optima RedTop Battery
  • Race Roots Clutch Pedal Reinforcement Bracket
  • Race Roots Radiator Air Diversion Panel

Moneesh would like to give one final shout out to the 2LO Crewn and KNS Autosport for helping put this car together.

15 COMMENTS

  1. utterly superb personaly i would fit a carbon lip spoiler out back to balance it visualy but even with out it this may be my fave rx8

  2. yo a genesis coupe 2.0t could smoke these with out mods…. even a gst eclipse could smoke these and still be more efficient

  3. MARK WHO CARES ABOUT A GENESIS COUPE SMOKING A RX8 YEAH IN A STRIAGHT LINE BUT AROUND A TRACK GENESIS WOULD LOSE BIG TIME AND A CHEAP ECLIPSE WOULDNT EVEN HAVE A CHANCE IN A STRIAGHT LINE OR AROUND A TRACK

  4. MARK usually the ones that try to talk bad about an RX8 has never owned one or even been able to drive one. So you cant state anything about a car that you havent even driven. BTW thats a nice rx8. where you get the coilovers and price?

  5. Eh… “Reinforced clutch pedal”
    I would think that sounded funny.
    Until last week when mine broke.
    Nice car nevertheless, I’d love to drop my 8, but my roads are hell for even stock height.

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