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 Post subject: Old pics of 'SMIKRX'
PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2005 3:12 pm 
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G'day All,

A guy I went to tradeschool with in the mid 90's used to own 'SMIKRX', the same one that 'needarotornow' (Matt) is referring to... Was a really clean car when he had it. He bought it off the guy that 'built it' in the mag - but it came without the cage and the stereo system. The guy I knew only owned the car for a year or so, and when he went to sell it one of the 13bep housings was cracked and I think he sold it in this condition.

Turned out the original owner enjoyed dropping burnouts etc all the time!

Anyhow, here's a few pics that I took back then.

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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2005 6:13 pm 
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I remeber that rx3, I thought it was smik as. Very clean but i dont know about the painted rims, a bit too much yella i think.

Very nice rx.


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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2005 6:22 pm 
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Yeah I really like this car, I was in one of the local newsagents looking for the best mag for rotors and for some very strange reason there was a copy of like a 1993-4 mag sitting there with my name on it.

It was the first issue of BEST ROTARIES, and its awesome, anyone know if there are anymore issues in it.

Has that article in it too.

Sorry to hijack but it made my day thats for sure.


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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2005 12:26 am 
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oh yeah, bringing this back up.

the creator, Carl Gibbs, is on this forum.

His username is "Smik rk" (yes rk is correct)

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 10:00 am 
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Devo on these forums now owns the car! :D

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does he live in QLD??

Funny this topic gets brought back up.....

I swear I saw it again yesterday heading out towards UQ


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 1:45 pm 
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yeah mate....he sure does!

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Yeah, that's mine now.

Just to mention a few things since it came from Wagga(?) for those that may be interested. My brother went down to buy it (probably about '95 or a bit before?) and the engine had just started taking in water, suspected cracked housing. This brought the price down to $6k (try and do that these days for what was still a smickrx). One bottle of Wynns Stop Leak later, the Bridge Port ran for another 2 or so years, albeit using a lot of oil and fuel (51mm Weber on it).

ANyhow, since the only changes have been a s4 13bt, Microtech, 9" lsd and a couple of new clutches. It was originally set up very well suspension and brakes wise.

The poor girl is getting quite tatty in the body these days but is great mechanically. Don't worry though, it WILL be getting a full rebuild in a bit over a year. Gauranteed. The yellow and black colour scheme will be staying too. I think it's a great combo.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 7:24 pm 
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Well done mate, nice ride. Keep us updated with the modes!!!
Love this car.

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Devo wrote:

Just to mention a few things since it came from Wagga(?)



Yeop... Wagga is the word... the original creator, Carl Gibbs, is on this forum, his username is smikrk... I have a magazine from ~1994 with SmikRx being the feature car... it inspired the previous owner of my rx3 to buy an rx3... then the guy that he brought it off went and brought SmikRx... lol bizzare triangle....

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 Post subject: Re: Yellow 808/RX3 coupe "SMIK RX"
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 Post subject: Re: Yellow 808/RX3 coupe "SMIK RX"
PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:47 am 
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So sitting here in a drunk/tired stupor in my garage looking at a bright yellow RX3 coupe.it just seems crazy that after an EPIC 1600km round trip and handing over a stack of bill I now not only a super clean RX3 coupe but also the 'SMIKRX' that I use to have stuck up on my wall as a kid....

Anyway I'm going to continue drinking looking at my best rotor purchase to date, and I'll only be improving on it!

First thing is to loose the disgraceful wheels as they make baby Jesus cry!!


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 Post subject: Re: Yellow 808/RX3 coupe "SMIK RX"
PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:47 pm 
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Congrats man, so awesome. Can't believe you found this old thread!


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 Post subject: Re: Yellow 808/RX3 coupe "SMIK RX"
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I found the thread when I was researching the car prior to purchase.... add beer and I decide to find the thread again after buying it.

I took it for a great cruise today.... excellent way to spend Father's Day!!

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