Black Halo Racing

What our customers have to say...

November 30, 2021

Love it man, f**king love it!

Thank you guys so much for the hard work, and the shipping boxes honestly weren’t too small, lol! No problems!

Seth W.



November 10, 2021
Charles, thank you for the great Midpipe,
He was able to install it in his auto class at school.  One happy 16 year old.  I know you have seen hundreds of these… just a thank you for making a kid's day!
Matt W.


October 19, 2021

The RX-8 has been getting a little old recently but it 
keeps on living because of BHR.
If it weren't for you guys I wouldn't have
a car and would have probably been done
with the 8 by now.
Just would like to express my thanks for your
parts and customer service! You guys are so
sick and I appreciate it.
Respectfully, Tyler B.
July 20, 2021

Charles, let me first say that  you’re reputation precedes you and I was not expecting you to ship those parts out SAME DAY!  So glad to be doing business with you and I already subscribed to your YouTube channel!  Thanks for everything so far and I hope I can stay in touch with you as I’m sure I’ll need more advice/help from you in the future.

Having said that, I will definitely be coming back to purchase more of your amazing products in the future.  You’re a stand-up business owner and, for someone like me who is also running a business, it’s so important and makes a HUGE difference! 

Have a wonderful rest of the week!!

P.S. Saw the black 2004 RX-8 in one of your video’s up on the lift which makes me feel a lot better about the purchase of my “First Gen” 2004 RX-8. 

Gregory B.


July 13, 2021

Hey guys,

I don't have any product questions, just wanted to reach out to and tell y'all how much I appreciate Black Halo Racing.I own the BHR resonated mid pipe and wish I had more of your products. I plan on getting y'alls coil pack next time I change them. I went with a cheaper option and definitely regret it. I hope y'all keep up the amazing work! I know RX-8s are not the most popular but y'all are my go-to place for it.

I am setting up my RX-8 for the track and hopefully I can get a good pic to get in your calendar this year.

Shannon S.

October 3, 2020
Just finished installing the Globally Compliant Coils, wires, and new plugs on our 2006 RX8. Wow, engine started and idled smoother than it has since I bought the car. Also, much smoother power while driving the car. Great job on a great product!
      -Raymond N.


July 14, 2020 

Good day Charles 
Thanks for your email, I have received the items over a month ago at least. I also would like to comment and review the coil kit.
I'm very happy with the results achieved by replacing the OEM with BHR one's. It has improved engine performance, starts up in all weather and most noticeable fuel consumption! I was getting 370 km per tank now I'm getting 480 km per tank! 
25% extra mileage. That's a huge improvement. 
My car is a 2005 rx8 with 45000 kilometres, the car was (in my humble opinion) great before replacing the coils. I only replaced it due to recommendations from rx8 clubs, forums etc. 
This was the best value for money  upgrade/module for the rx8 engine 
I highly recommend BHR coils
Thanks Charles for the outstanding product and customer services.



June 14, 2020

Dear Charles, 

Yesterday I finally finished up all my upgrades on the RX-8 and took it out for a spin. Let me begin by saying what a massive difference your Motor Mounts made with how the car feels. 
There is some vibration in the low RPMs but all was forgotten given how smooth the power delivery is now. No more rice in a can noise from the transmission area at high RPMs, no more power loss at high RPMs, gear shifting is as smooth as butter and best of all absolutely no vibration at 9k RPM. 
Your mounts have given my ride a completely new feel. Please DO NOT stop making such high quality products for RX-8 or any other car you wish to pursue in the future. I am your customer for life :)! 
Saad R.



June 07, 2020 

Hello again Charles, I wanted to let you know that my coils showed up Friday and I installed them Saturday. Problem has gone away! Car starts, idles and runs better than ever, pulls well all the way to redline. Installation was super easy, fitament was excellent and the new coils were immediately noticeable. Thank you again so much for your assistance, and making a great product. 
-Brian C.


April 23, 2020
Hello Charles,

I have received my package, and I absolutely love everything that came inside. The Midpipe is probably been the #1 thing I've been looking forward to install on my Rx8 from the moment of purchase; Other than the BHR coils with MSD plugs you offer. That will be my next purchase.

I'm really happy with everything and loved especially the Calendars. I have some things still getting done to my 8 but I will surely send you some pics when ready.

I do want to thank you once again Charles. I have really loved everything in the package and have truly appreciated the 1 on 1 attention you have provided me and I'm sure all your customers. I will be back soon with another order. Take Care and stay safe.


April 17, 2020

Thank you Charles.

I really appreciate your communication through this process. I'm sure I speak for a lot of people when I say that as long there is communication, people can be understanding. Especially through these times. I have had the worst experience I've ever gone through with XXXX this other performance or aftermarket company XXXX. Terrible at communication or updating you with any information about your order; and after 9 weeks, I believe my product has not been even made.
Thank you for your professionalism and going above and beyond for your customers. I will most certainly be a returning customer of Black Halo Racing. I'd like to also add, everyone I know and do business with will know about this. Once again thank you and I'm looking forward to receiving the midpipe and the goodies.
Stay Safe,
Dennis T.



March 13, 2020

Hey Charles. I’m sorry I haven’t gotten back to you.  Everything is fixed and the car is running great. Just passed emissions test today. I can’t thank you enough for guiding me through everything to get the car fixed. But you and BHR definitely have my family's recommendation to anyone who ask!  

Thanks again and don’t take this the wrong way, but I hope we don’t have to talk again. Next time might be something a little more expensive than changing the gap in new plugs and deflooding the car!  
Thanks again, 
Jared E. 


February 05, 2020

Hi Charles

Found some time to fit the coils and wires up yesterday. Great kit, easy to fit up and such a difference compared to the tired old coils!
Thanks again for your help and such a great product.
James H.


February 06, 2020

Hey Charles,

Just wanted to say thanks for working with my stepmom to pick up my midpipe. I threw it in on Saturday and she sounds great and runs even better! I appreciate your help.
Have a good weekend,



December 18, 2019 

Thanks again, I really appreciate it & I look forward to receiving the packages. Man, I am getting excited!
Allow me to say this: You are awesome, by far the best customer experience I have had & I don't exaggerate. Keep up the good work.
Also, I wish you merry Christmas & a happy and fulfilling new year.
Best regards,
Teo (Greece)
P.S.: There are still some products I would like to acquire in the future from you, so you will hear from me again.



December 15, 2019

Thumbs up GOOD GUY: Charles at BHR

I recently had to pleasure of working with Charles at BHR and I cannot express enough how GREAT a guy he is! He EXTREMELY knowledgeable about the RX8 and it was a pleasure to talk with him. I highly recommend his line of products for the RX8 as he stands behind all his products. Charles and BHR will always have my business for line-up of RX8 parts and gear.


December 01, 2019


...... regarding the ignition upgrade. I received the package without any problems from the customs office and the installation was a piece of cake. I have to say, regarding engine operation, it exceeded my expectations. Faster start-up, smoother idle, better engine response, more top end power and better fuel efficiency...... totally worth it and very happy with it.

Theodore K.


December 10, 2019

Hi Charles
..... the BHR coils are awesome! My car starts up INSTANTLY. It sounds so clean and crisp now. I definitely plan to get the midpipe in January after Xmas travel plans are over.

Thank you
Benny C.



November 5, 2019

"Federighi" from the RX8Club forum says, "Hey 8Club!

I felt it appropriate to give a personal shout-out Mr. Hill at Black Halo Racing. Well done Sir!
Placed an order for LTH (BHR Long Tube Header), part is made to order, arrives complete, intact and well within schedule. Even though we never corresponded other than my parts order, everything went as it should.
Thoroughly satisfied and a fine example of how good business is meant to be conducted.       Thank you!!!"


October 27, 2019

"They're BHR coils....the best coils and wires money can buy. If you own an 8 and you're not familiar with BHR yet, check out the website or search BHR here on the forum. The owner seems to have devoted his professional life to figuring out , mastering and bettering the rx8. Not mention the time he spends helping others figure out their own RX8's. Not trying to be a commercial for BHR, but if you own an 8 you need to know Charles at BHR."

-Adrian S.


October 21, 2019 
Hi Charles,

Thought I would send an email to you letting you know how I got on.
The car is an 2003 RX 8.
It had been sitting for over 3 months not being able to start and then starter motor began making loud noises.
Not that I would say I got a bargain because of it but it had 1 NZ (lady) owner and done about 80,000 km
I replaced the starter motor but still couldn't start it.
Read online about the flooding issues with this car . So after cleaning the the laser Iridium spark plugs spark plugs and following the deflooding procedure at least twice ,  still no start.
Then read online about the poor coils and leads on this car.
Your leads and coils definitely look more heavy duty than OEM
After installing the new leads and coils you supplied it basically started first time.


October 11, 2019 

Mr. Charles, 
     I received the package TODAY ....unbelievable!!!! That was faster than Amazon Prime!!! Thank you  !!!
     Also, thank you for finding that cluster diagnostic post for me. That was just great Info to know . It didn't do the trick, but I'm thinking it's a grounding issue. So while I'm under the hood tomorrow, I'm gonna clean and tighten all my grounds and see what happens. 
Thank you so very much for EVERYTHING  !!!!



October 07, 2019
Well.. it (BHR Ignition Coils) definitely lived up to the hype. Started on the first turn with authority! Increased power, comes in at 4K now not at 5500 like it use to, smooth idle. Also pulls harder up top all the way to 9k without any hesitation. Thoroughly impressed all around! Your products are top notch. Very happy with my purchase, Thank you! 

Michael F.
Ventura, CA


October 3, 2019

They always ship my orders out quickly and reliably. Their parts are way better than OEM. I had a hiccup with a part not fitting correctly and Charles immediately helped me out. I recommend them to everybody I can and I plan to continue to buy every part I can from them.

         -Daxton K.


September 6, 2019

Just a 5/5 Review! I've used the Mid-Pipe and Engine Mounts since 2017 and they are holding up fantastic! With this
purchase I also recieved a BHR lanyard and it's been looking
pretty cool hanging out of my pocket! :D This year (2019), I finally bought the coveted BHR Coils. These things are
worth every penny. Seriously. I begged my wife. Yeah, I
begged. I'm a wimp I know, but I don't regret it!
Thanks guys, you have made this dude even more proud of his car!
-Tyler P.



September 04, 2019 

Got the Mid pipe and have it installed! Feels and sounds amazing! Thanks again! 

      -Mike H.


August 20, 2019 
BHR Globally Compliant Ignition Coils
Yes! They’re awesome. It even sounds healthier!  I’ve put about 5,000 miles on them so far. I’ve done a few AutoX runs and 1/4 mile runs without any issue. Is there anywhere I can leave a review on you guys?  I’ve been preaching about you guys on Instagram and the Facebook RX8 club. @blackhaloracing #blackhaloracing

   -Daxton K.


August 08, 2019

I cleaned the e-shaft sensor and then went through the brake pedal sequence as you described.  I only drove about 10 miles, but I believe it fixed that issue!  Now, after coming to a stop it settles down to 750-800.  It may be my brain, but I think it’s more responsive too.  You’re like a wizard!
Big thanks!!


July 12, 2019

Hi Charles,
Its been a couple weeks but I just wanted to thank you for offering your expertise and knowledge to someone who isn't a paying customer. I took your advice and replaced the master cylinder and was able to get the clutch to work after bleeding it. I hope I will be able to afford some of your equipment in the future.
Thanks again,
Jeremy L.

Based on the fluid I see in the photos, I would suggest either replacing the clutch master cylinder (about $40) or getting a reseal kit if you have some mechanical experience.  Removing the snap ring is rather easy and the o-rings are obvious where they should go.  Once that is done and the system is properly bled, I am fairly confident your problem will be resolved.  Remember that when we have a fluid leak in a hydraulic system, there will also be a similar leak of air entering the system, too.  That is why the pedal will not return.
Hi Charles,
Its been a couple weeks but I just wanted to thank you for offering your expertise and knowledge to someone who isn't a paying customer. I took your advice and replaced the master cylinder and was able to get the clutch to work after bleeding it. I hope I will be able to afford some of your equipment in the future.
Thanks again,


June 19, 2019 

WOW, Charles your products never cease to amaze me the new midpipe w/ catalyst sounds amazing, almost as if I never even had it on!

Worth every penny!

  -Edgar J.


June 19, 2019
Hi Charles,

The coils/leads/sparkplugs arrived and I installed over the weekend.  The difference is remarkable; the car is running so much better now!
Derek C.



Mazda Rx8 Coils UK 
June 15, 2019 

Hello again, got the coils fitted to my car this morning. Absolutely incredible the difference it has made and I can not thank you enough. If I can leave a review somewhere that could help you out let me know. The more rx8 owner's aware of how good these are, the better. Well worth the money!

Thanks again!
Daniel F.



Fri, March 22, 2019 

Your new BHR coils, wires and plugs arrived yesterday and I was able to install them on my 2009 R3 tonight.  I was doing my routine spark plug change and replacing the stock (rev C) coils that have served me well for about 70K miles.  I figured I had rolled the dice long enough on those coils, so it was time for an upgrade.  I had your original coil kit on my 2005, so your new coils were the obvious choice.
I have to say that without the need of the adapter harness and additional bracket, fitment is much better than your original coil kit.  As expected, my car fired up on the first crank after I got everything buttoned up and pulled to redline after warming up.  Given my experience with your original coil kit, I'm looking forward to many years of trouble-free performance from these new coils.   
Tom D.

January 15, 2019
Thanks to all at BHR for putting together these awesome wall calendars! Great photos & variety of cars, they're all winners. What a sharp looking car. Thank you for helping to keep it alive. The new coils look they're going to be awesome! I hope your New Year is off to a great start.  


Email Communication:
Tue, October 02, 2018 4:14 pm

Thank you very much for your input.

When mechanic 1 said he couldn’t figure it out, I took the car to a shop that specializes in Japanese cars.  It took mechanic 2 next to no time to discover that mechanic 1 had totally screwed the pooch.  The new plugs were not installed.  The old plugs were loosened, but left to rattle in the threads.  The wires were poorly connected to the plugs.  The overall installation of the ignition kit was so bad that mechanic 2 had to pull and reinstall the kit again.
The car is now running even better than I’d hoped.  It’s better than ever.  You sell a great product.  I would not hesitate recommending your ignition kit to any RX-8 owner.  The big smile on this old face is now restored.

Brian B.
One very satisfied customer 

Oct 1, 2018, at 8:36 AM, <> <> wrote:

The #1 issue in situations such as this is improper installation or location of the BHR harness ground wire.  It needs to be located in the exact spot specified in step 11 or 12, which is the 10mm bolt on the inner driver's side fenderwell.
Mon, October 01, 2018 5:47 am

I'm hoping that you can offer a suggestion of what to look for.
I had my mechanic install the BHR ignition kit in my 2009 RX-8 on Friday.  He admitted to having some difficulties with the fit, but he told me that all went well.   Two of the old coils showed visible signs of scorching.  Definitely needed to be replaced.  Put about 45 miles on the car to clear the codes and had the car inspected.  No problems. 
In pulling out of the inspection bay, I turned the A/C on, and it was like a kill switch.  The engine went dead.  After waiting 5 to 10 minutes, we were able to get the car running again.  However, the engine started burbling at idle.  Prior to that it was running as smoothly as glass.  The scenario keeps repeating.  The mechanic is at a total loss for suggestions.
After spending a total of about $1000 I'm worried about many things, but damage to the new parts is primary in my mind.  I've parked the car until I can find a shop that might be able to help.  Shortly before the coil installation, a new O2 sensor was installed.  Everything was fine.
Have you ever run across this before?  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
-Brian B.


 September 30, 2018 

Finally got a chance to put in the new coils this weekend and my 8 is purring much happier, especially on the top end. You can see in the attached photos how bad the coils and plugs were so I'm really happy I decided to go this route. As a bonus, it also led me to find an OEM oil fill cap wedged under my upper intake manifold and fix that REVI intake that was dangling around in the air box. I don't have any photos of the air filter but believe me when I say it looked like someone dipped it in concrete and gravel. You'll be hearing from me again soon as I verified my engine mounts are bad while I was in there. Just need to save up a bit.
Thanks again for a great product.
-Brian V.



September 25, 2018 

Hey Charles, just received the clutch assembly and installed it, it’s amazing and I love the quality 👌, also appreciate the lanyard, calendar, and stickers too. Will definitely be slapping those on.

-Bradley P.


September 16, 2018 

Hi Charles,
Just wanted to say thanks, the parts arrived fast and I installed them yesterday. 
Back to smooth rotary heaven. 
I will be sure to promote BHR and look forward to doing business in the future. 
Billy L.



August 10, 2018 

Hello Charles, 
Just wanted to let you know I had the ignition coils fitted a couple of weeks ago and I've been very happy with the result.
Car is more responsive and much smoother, the old coils weren't in good condition but overall I'm very happy with your product.
Was a great experience dealing with you and BHR and you will hear from me sometime in the next year most likely, as I'm very interested in your resonated mid pipe.
Thanks again,
Glenn B.



August 05, 2018

Hello Charles,

 I would like to inform you that I truly appreciated all of the gifts that came with my ignition coils considering it was my birthday on arrival. The ignition coils are working very well and I'm very satisfied. 
I'm now interested in the midpipe. Hopefully you can help me with a few questions and another great deal.
Thank you,
Andrew J.



July 26, 2018
Got your ignition kit installed today and love it fits perfect thank you for a great product :)!!!

   ---Kenneth S. 


July 23, 2018 

Thank you so much Charles.
Just so you're aware, I received my ignition kit on Saturday and installed it yesterday with no issues.  My RX8 is driving almost like new... your kit has breathed new life into my baby and reminded me how much fun it can be to drive.
I'll be sure to reach out if I have any questions or need additional components, but in the meantime thank you for your fantastic work.  Keep it up!
-Mik C.


July 23, 2018


I appreciate the time and info. I'll hold off on the undertray until the red comes back in season. Unfortunately, I cannot wait on the broken clutch pedal and will order it tonight ha ha. 
I wanted to take a second and tell you that similar to every other interaction we've had, your customer service is second to none. It is one of the biggest reasons that I always look to BHR first when I am sourcing anything for my rx8.  
Evan D. 


July 05, 2018 

Mr. Charles : 

    I don’t know how to thank you and all you guys from Black Halo. After all these years of doing business with you the one thing that was always the best and still today continues to be what makes you guys the best , is your customer service and your willingness to help us Rotary guys out. Thank you again. 
Carlos R.



June 11, 2018 

I cannot thank you guys enough! Absolutely phenomenal experience! I will continue buying and advertising for you guys!

Seriously, THANK YOU!!!

   ---Patrick O.



May 23, 2018 

Hey Charles, i just wanted you to know I got the BHR exhaust in today and i couldnt be happier with it. Thank you very much for all the extras that was the icing on the cake. I look forward to doing more business with you and BHR.

     --Steven T.



May 17, 2018- Comment from RX-8 Club

"To all of the people that were saying not to get the shitty D585 kit and spend the extra $200 and get BHR, you were right. I thought the mods were just paid off by BHR and I was wrong."



May 07, 2018 4:12 pm

Hey Charles,, awesome! The faster I went the smoother she got ;-) Found a new road with lots of dips, rises, 45s,  90's and 4 or 5  180s, going down the side of a mountain. Almost lost it twice, actually got my tires squealing a few times as well.  Was so much fun I drove it back and forth about 5 times. Met another guy in a later model Beemer who lived up there and we played "tag"  once or twice too.
Drive up and back and on the thruway and parkways was great. I redlined the car all day long so no worries about blowing out the garbage. As far as performance , well as I said it was all good. Not to make a pun of it but passing was a gas ;-) Even had her up tp 95/100  at one point before slowing down so as not to get a ticket. Was merging on to a new road from the on ramp at about 45 when a new Nissan Altima is coming up in the far left lane. He decides to get all  macho so I just continue to merge next to him as he hits the pedal, I dropped her into 2nd, floored it, he kept up , I pulled in into third and redlined it , took off like a rocket, as we get up to around 85/90 he lost his balls as I pulled into fourth and left him in his shiny new whatever  ;-) . ( I love driving this car up there since it handles and feels so planted at high speeds) After finally seeing him about a 3/4 mile back in my mirror logic got the better of me and I slowed down to the 10 over the limit and let him pass me as I smiled. You'd think with all the torque he had over me he'd blow me away. Go figure. Then again this IS a fast car and seems to handle even better the faster you go so......... 
Your stuff performed like a charm and gave me the thrills I was looking for. Put almost 200 miles on it . Can't wait to get the new thermostat in there before summer comes. Now if you only had something to help me with the tiny shift lag on the paddle shifters when in manual mode I'd marry you! LOL.
Thanks for checking in and all the best.  Once again kudos on building a great product that really delivers the goods.

On May 7, 2018 at 6:22 PM, <> wrote:
How was that upstate drive last weekend?  I hope you had ample opportunity to get that Renesis up to redline a few times and, if so, your engine should have sounded and run much smoother at and above 7,000 RPMs.
Thank you for your kind words and testimonial about the fuel economy improving.
May 04, 2018 10:40 am

Charles, I most likely will buy the thermostat when my mech comes back from holiday. As regards the wiring and coils: I can honestly say I do notice the difference. As I said before, without using the Sprint-booster for the all time since I 've been using your stuff. I noticed throttle response from a standing start is much quicker, the car has overall more power (not quantified by a dyno but when you drive a car for 13 years you get a certain feel for it ;-) ) it runs much smoother when on a highway, like silk, and my city driving usually gets me about 100 mile per tank. I'm currently looking at somewhere's between 120 and 130 miles so an overall increase in mileage of about 20 - to 30 miles . Put that into percentages and it equates to an almost 20% increase! This has be far been one of the best after market mods I have ever made to my automobile. Kudos to you and your products. I am always quick to compliment and make note when a product delivers they way they advertise it does, yours certainly stand amongst those that do. Thanks again for the handholding and for very building a superior product that delivers the goods. Taking her upstate this weekend for a good work out on the freeway and some twisty mountain roads and can't wait. 
Thanks again,
John R



May 08, 2018 

Hey Charles,

I would like to thank you very much for your help. I’ve just got a new fuel pump in and she runs like a charm. I can’t thank you enough with your expertise in the field. I would like to help you by giving you a review or recommendation, just let me know. You truly are an RX8 whisperer.
Phil M.


April 09, 2018 

Hi Charles
Thought I would send you a photo of my BHR equipped (coils & engine mounts) RX8, & I, at last Sundays “Rotary Revival” meet at Sydney Motorsport Park.
Got to do about 40 laps around the 2.8km circuit which was a lot of fun. The coils I got from you, years ago, still perform fantastically & the new engine mounts are fantastic on the track. The products you sell are fantastic. Thank you.
Please feel free to post this picture.
--Paul S.



November 20, 2017
Hi Charles,
Ordered a BHR ignition kit and it came in super quick,
installed it the other day and I LOVE it. It's been running
great so far and I'm sure it'll only get better over the nextfew days/weeks. Your instructions and a few YouTube videos
made it easy enough for a 23-year-old girl with very little
experience to put it in all by myself, so thank you. :)
I would definitely order more from you in the future without hesitation!
Thanks again,


November 01, 2017 
Dear Charles,

I received my catless midpipe and finally had the time to install it. The midpipe it’s self was crafted better than I ever could have imagined. The welds were all clean and fitment was incredible. The only trouble I had was getting the stock exhaust off, putting the new one on took no time at all and everything lined up beautifully. I am so satisfied with the tone it produces and performance I can’t thank you enough. Your products are even better than I heard of them being and I will definitely be ordering more parts from you in the future. 
Dylan C.


August 04, 2017
Charles!!!! My god!  Just (finally) had time to unwrap your new coils and they look freaking incredible!  I cannt wait to get them on there!

Since the engine incident I told you about, when rotaryperformance noticed the coil burns,  I've been running on their 'nearly stock' ignition system.  The thing is, it's been showing me just how much of a difference your set was actually making!  My power's down, torque is down, my starts are so slow now I first started to wonder if i had an engine leak or the starter was going bad!! and gas mileage is down!  
Point of the story, I can't wait to get the new BHR ignition system on and can not thank you enough!!  will do my best to report back after install and drive8)
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
    --Austin T. 




June 13, 2017
Your customer support really is as good as all the reviews say. I appreciate this a lot. Ignition system on the way fast!

Thank you so much,
     --Marcus F.


May 25, 2017
Hi Charles,
I received the ignition kit in good order and installed it in the same night.
The red looks great in the engine bay and the engine runs noticeably smoother (the old coils were definitely on their way out).
One month later and I'm extremely happy with the product! My only issue is the fact that my mates are still asking me when I'm going to put the rest of the LS motor in as a joke. 
I also like the cheeky BHR flying monkey you sent as well, it made my day!
Thanks again.
    John G. -- UK
May 24, 2017
RX-8 Club Forum comment

May 18, 2017
Hi Charles
Hope you are doing good,
We spoke end of last year briefly about radiators and such.
Recently with the help of Essex Rotary and yourself at BHR I've bought a pair of your awesome engine mounts... 
...I just hoped to articulate that these opportunities with UK re-sellers etc. are very, very, much appreciated. I'm really glad to have put my name down on them and now can proudly say I have a BHR part on my RX-8.
Really looking forward to getting more BHR parts in the near future and I wish you and the team all the best.
Thanks again
Andrew H. 
April 13, 2017
Got the midpipe today and installed it. Very happy!
Sounds awesome!
     --Jacob G.
March 18, 2017 
Hey man, just wanted to say the hardware looks mint! Came mad fast too, appreciated! Love the lanyard and the monkey was a nice touch, haha! Definitely cool. Gonna have a go at putting it in my 8, Monday :)
Thanks again, bro!
     --Evan K.
March 16, 2017
Love my new mid pipe. Fit so so good. Like It belongs in my 
car. Sounds great too.
Thank you. Glad to get those cats out.
--Daniel G.
February 26, 2017
Hey Charles,

I've been really pleased with ignition kit.  So pleased in fact, that I've decided to invest further into BHR products.  After much deliberating and researching, I've bought your pulley set, and just for icing on the cake, I got the midpipe as well. I really cannot wait to have them arrive and install them.  

I think you run a hell of a performance shop. 
Ryan H.
Hello Charles,
Sorry to take so long to get this to you, but I got silly busy and I’m just now coming up for air. Anyhow, here goes, as follows:

I wanted to share my experience with fans of the RX8, especially those seeking honest performance gains from a great company, namely Mr. Charles Hill & Black Halo Racing. I have just about every product that BHR makes or has made installed on my RX8, and for good reason. It all works beautifully. 

I finally got around to installing the BHR Long Tube Header, which so many customers pressed Charles really hard to build for our beloved Mazdas, and this review is for those headers.

The headers are beautifully fabricated and the fit is outstanding. A thorough inspection of the headers when I received them reveals a lot about how much thought and sweat went into fabrication. 

The RX8 has some pretty tight clearances and the installation is a little challenging, but not particularly difficult for the average mechanically inclined individual to accomplish expertly. 

In fact the most difficult task I encountered was the disassembly of an 11 year old RX8 that has some rust and corrosion to deal with. Replacement of the exhaust manifold with the headers and shorty mid-pipe was a snap with the rusty stock pieces removed and ready for reassembly.

Now for the good stuff. How does the car run with the addition of the headers? It runs great, and I would say that I intend to keep my RX8 for another 10 years without any reservation, and I can drive what I want. 

The real world performance gains are felt between 3500 and 8500 RPM’s and it definitely pulls harder and revs faster to Red Line with that smooth linear horsepower the RX8 engine gives us, only more of it and quicker.

I can pass with more authority in Interstate Expressway traffic, without downshifts, without a lot of noise and fanfare, just plenty of that smooth power and a nice healthy high revving engine sound that is sweet to my ears. More than ever before, this is a seriously fun car to drive. 

Bottom line, I am one very satisfied customer and BHR is my go to source for all things RX8. I rate these long tube headers 5 out of 5 stars for quality, performance, and value. 

February 8, 2017
Hello Charles,
I purchased your BHR ignition last week for my 04 RX-8. It is a well made product and I'm glad I chose BHR instead of the dozens of coils on eBay which I'm sure are inferior.
I had some questions if you don't mind answering:
I have a fuel leak at the fuel pump which I've read on the RX-8 club forum could be the connector or the fuel pump itself. I bought a fuel pump but was wondering if it's the hose could the o-ring be replaced and is it readily available. I was going to pick up a wrench from you but ended up making one (we'll see if it works *^#(^ it wasn't me).
I saw you do engine rebuilds. Is that a complete service (removal & installation) and what is an approximate cost for the whole thing?
John T.
February 8, 2017
Hi Charles, Another happy customer of BHR! Purchased the Koyo Radiator and BHR ignition system and couldn't be more satisfied with how things went. Order was filled immediately and shipping was fast. Quality on the ignition system is top-notch. Obviously hard to tell without a back-to-back, but the car feels smoother. Koyo fitment was great too. Once the time comes, I'll definitely be returning for a BHR catted midpipe. 
A new BHR fan,
Matt B.

...In all honesty, when I admire the hard work that went into the initial makeup and actual physical layout of the long tube headers, I was kinda amazed. And I can fabricate pretty good myself.
Even the ingenious transition from rectangular port exit shape on the engine to a round exhaust tube by utilizing the header flange thickness to CNC a machined transition area…..well that was what I call “an elegant solution”. Very nice indeed.
--Marc M.


January 07, 2017

Hey there, 

Just wanted to let you know that I received and installed the ignition system. Just wanted to say how well the installation went. The quality of the parts were great as well. They were worth the money as I have already noticed a difference.
Thanks for offering a quality product and such awesome customer service. I will be sure to recommend your business to anyone I come across with a RX8.
Thanks again!!
          --Travis T.


November 30, 2016

Thanks again for the update on my motor mount purchase. I would rather wait for the quality that I'm used to from you than half the crap that I have purchased from other vendors. Nothing beats the customer service and products that you provide. It's hard to come by good guys and businesses like you have.
Thanks again,
Jason (rx8 club aka Hootyhoo)


October 23, 2016

I received the new coil kit and put them on this weekend.  The power came back immediately and I was reminded how great this upgrade is and how well your product is built.  I can't thank you enough for the help with finding my paperwork, honoring your warranty and providing such a great product for this car.  In the aftermarket auto parts world your company and product stand out for quality and customer service.  I'm not sure if sending the used coils back to you helps you with any rebuild process but I am more than happy to do that on my dime.  
Thanks again and I really appreciate sending another monkey. :)
Wes L.


October 14, 2016

I love the midpipe and ignition system! I load tested the battery and was weak so I replaced it. Now with everything my car starts immediately.  

Thanks for all your help I'm definitely gonna buy more stuff from you.  
Best customer service I have ever had!
   --Ricky W.



October 09, 2016

I cannot thank you enough.  After putting in your coil/wire kit it is like having a new car.  I'm pretty sure at least one if not more of my old plugs had failed.  Not sure if I have more hp than stock since my old coils were less than what they should.  Definitely faster throttle response.  I know your kits are not the cheapest out there but you definitely get what you pay for. 
Again, thank you for putting together such a great kit. 
   --Craig W.


September 22, 2016

Hey Charles,

I just wanted to thank you for everything you have done! You've helped me out so much. As always your products are good quality and awesome. New clutch pedal works like a charm. Keep up the awesome work and the great customer service. You guys ROCK!
    -Tatton M.


September 1, 2016


August 06, 2016

I received the kit, installed it, and performed some road testing.  Thank you for developing this kit, my car is back to true form.  
Thank you once again for the offline support in answering my questions/troubleshooting, the incredibly fast shipping, and excellent quality product.  You, sir, serve as an excellent example of what every business should strive to be.
Mohamed A.


July 25, 2016

I consider BHR "affordable" because you not only sourced all parts but you also put together a very appealing package, and also have done the work yourself so you can stand behind what you are distributing! Also, being personable and replying to customers gets a gold star! ☺  

Far too many cheap, unreliable, and bad quality parts and people out there,  so it's very pleasant to find a diamond in the rough! 
-- Chris S.


July 18, 2016

Hey Charles,
Received the plug, leads/wires you sent me.  Wow! Ain't nothing like American quality parts! Thanks again for your time and patience.  
Legendary mate, all the best to ya!
Happy customer 
Kit (from Australia)


July 05, 2016

Hi! Just received my ignition coils today and they look AWESOME. Thanks for all the free gear too! BHR is perfect. Thanks for being awesome !!

-Michael H.


June 16, 2016

The forum rumors are true, you *are* awesome! 
Thanks Charles! I'll make sure to give you a shoutout once I install it :)

On Jun 16, 2016 at 11:42 AM <> wrote:

I will upgrade you to Priority shipping and you will have your midpipe early next week.  Tracking info forthcoming later today.
Hey there Charles! 

I just ordered a midpipe from y'all, and wondered when I'd be receiving it and if rush shipping is available. 

I have a project car rx8 that I'm driving next week to get rebuilt (rather than pull the engine and deliver it). Unfortunately, the cat is clogged and I'd rather drive it with the midpipe there. Is there any way I could find out if it would be delivered by Wednesday? I'm a student and work two jobs, so I can only get certain days off. 



April 27, 2016


April 04, 2016

Thank you for all of your help. I got the pipe on, sounds great, much more quiet than I thought it'd be, which is good.  I'll be putting the kit in soon as well.
Charles, I've heard your customer service was good, but it's absolutely fantastic. I'll make sure that everyone who is thinking about doing business with Black Halo Racing knows that. I know it's not much but it's definitely better than any other business I've dealt with.
If I have any more questions, I'll be sure to let you know.
--Santos S.


December 05, 2015 


All I can say is, I should have done it sooner.  As an original owner, I experienced it with 14 miles on it.  Your ignition system is better than new with 14 miles.  It is everything you say it is and does it all noticeably, not just can you feel that or hear that!  The exhaust note is different, it no longer feels like I am towing a trailer in 6th gear.  Smooth effortless power transferred through all rpm ranges. Noticeable power increase and quicker to twist at 7,000 up to 9,000.  The car has low end torque now, it woke the car up!  
Thank you,


November 30, 2015

Dear Charles,

 Just wanted to say thank you for such an product. Your service is absolutely perfect, the shipping was excellent even faster then our normal delivery times to our inner states here in Australia. To the kit itself, wow!

Absolutely love it! Fitted it on the weekend and noticed the difference straight away in smoothness and easier starts. I will never ever buy another kit again unless it's an BHR. Thank you very much for your splendid service!

5 out of 5 -Service

5 out of 5- Shipping

5 out of 5- for the ignition kit!

 Keep up the good work!


--Joey C.



November 3, 2015

I'm really excited to try the new mid pipe. Also, I want to thank you for the good products you sell, they are one of the best in the market in my personal opinion and I would never change it. I will look forward for the new pipe.

Have a great day, kind regards.

--Alex V.


November 1, 2015

Received the kit today, and also managed to find the time to get it installed. All I have to say is wow. The car hasn't run this well since the day I brought it home, and the redline is smooth as can be. Solved my poor idle, hot start issues, and gave me back the pep my car has been lacking. Instructions were very detailed, and also very helpful. Couldn't have asked for anything better, except maybe a t-shirt, haha. Thank you for the lanyard and the stickers, I'll be proudly supporting BHR from here on out.

Thanks again!

-Trish V.


October 26, 2015

Hi Charles,

Had it installed the Friday I got back, just in time for a local car meet and highway cruise. Gotta say there’s definitely improved throttle response and has a much smoother idle now. Thanks for the great product!

--Ivan C.


September 29, 2015


 Even as an amateur DIYer, I was able to install your ignition system without issues. Thank you!

--Remy E.


September 29, 2015 

Thank you so much!! You guys rock!! I've heard many great things about your products and now I have already experienced great customer service. You definitely impressed me and I looked forward to purchasing more great products from BHR, and will definitely put a good word out in the RX8 community.

Thanks Charles and all at BHR you're the best!!

--Nick J.


May 07, 2015

Charles Thank you so very much. For the first time ever I got the exact parts delivered at the promised time and the best part is it works the way it was advertised.

I wish every business was like you. I really appreciate it and without a doubt you will hear from me every time I mod my car.

\m/ BHR ROCKS \m/



April 26, 2015

Simply wow! Thx for a great product.

   --Christoffer T.


April 23, 2015

Hi Charles, Just an update for your interest:

Parcel arrived: 10 April. Tight fit and few things to move including the engine lift-out plate that otherwise sits way too close to the back of the first coil connector and with vibration might rub through it.

Installed: 16 April, only one issue which was the coil assembly ground lead instruction to route to the driver side ground lug on the fender. It was too short to reach, but then an epiphany occurred - you lot drive on the other side of the car so it all made sense after that and is now on the passenger side fender for us normal

Test drive: Notable difference in smooth idle and top rev note (Racing Beat 2" CatBack Exhaust). Still get a crack at high rev gear change and a nice blue flash out the back (but not when cops are around). Love it - thanks.   

--Gerald P.


April 21, 2015

Just finished the install of your ignition system. Went very smoothly. Let me say that your written instructions are much better than anything I've seen on Mitchell or Alldata. Seriously,  keep up the great work. I look forward to doing business with you again.



April 11, 2015

Hi Charles,

I finally had time to install and test your new long tube header I bought back in December.

The car feels like a whole different kind of beast. The part I liked the most about the header is that it did not make my car all that louder. I was pleasantly surprised at how quiet it actually is. The installation was very easy and everything fit nicely. I had no issues with fitment at all! Car sounds amazing.

Again, I was very impressed by the quality at BHR.

Regards, Jamie C.


February 20, 2015

BHR Midpipe with catalyst


I just got the car out of the dealership today.  I got to drive it from there to the body shop where I am getting the bumper replaced, and I have to say that this is the best that the car has handled since I bought it.  Thanks for putting out such an awesome product.  I will be back for more.


Mark W.

Killeen, Texas


January 29, 2015

The ignition system arrived and I installed it! Tight fit but that's not a bad thing. It's much smoother now and I can actually idle at 5 mph in 1st gear which is awesome. No more smoking up half the street during misfires either!! Thanks for the help.

---Justin B.


January 19, 2015

Hey Charles, I got the rear Progress Technology sway bar from my sister Maria and its awesome. I can't wait for the front one as well. She said you were an amazing dealer to buy from and I told her to use you instead of going to someone else. Thanks so much for everything you've helped me with and anything I've purchased from you.

Thanks for your time, Kosta K.


January 08, 2015

Charles, Before the holidays, I purchased a mid-pipe with a catalyzer, and about a week ago I purchased your ignition system. I just wanted to let you know that the process and service was nothing short of exceptional. I love the way the car sounds with the new pipe, and the ignition kit really changed the car. The instructions for the ignition kit were very easy to follow. You and your team at BHR do a great job! Thanks again

--Christian M.



December 18, 2014

Hey Charles,

I received the midpipe yesterday and just got done installing it 30 min ago. Everything came out great and sounds awesome with the agency power exhaust! Thanks again.

--Joey B.


December 11, 2014

Finally got the parts installed last weekend, I am very happy with this purchase! It’s hard to say how much was ignition kit and how much was my full 3” exhaust/midpipe/cat delete as I did both at the same time, but wow is the car ever different now! Between 1000 and 4000 RPM it makes so much more torque now, and is way easier to drive in the city – no longer need to rev to the moon just for daily driving.

Thanks Charles!! Warranty card goes in the mail tomorrow.

   --Josh B.


December 10, 2014

Thank you Charles!!!!!! In the many industries I have worked (audio, mechanical, hospitality) your company has made a great product accompanied by the best service I have EVER gotten in any of those industries. Unfortunately there is no one that can tune an rx8 in Austria (they don't like rotaries round here) and therefore I will have to go with the stock Pettit tune. But thank you once again, and if I run into problems I will contact you to see what possible tuning options I could purchase being on the other side of the world.



November 11, 2014

I got the system installed, great instructions it was a piece of cake, now I feel like I have a new car. It runs much smoother! Thank you again!

     --Joseph F.


November 15, 2014

Hello Charles, Yes, this is a second order. My buddy of mine wishes to purchase some but some damn Target fraudulent charge forced him to get a new card and is waiting. So he gave me the cash and I am making the order.

Sorry for the confusion.

On another note, being an rx8club member and reading the forums about the new header, I hope those comments from those people don’t affect you. I really appreciate your products and your work proves how professional you are. I believe your work is the best and plan on saving to purchase many things from you. You truly are a great company/person to have in the rx8 community. In all the confusion other members make you guys speak the truth. I hope all is well and have a great weekend!   

       --George N.


-------- Original Message --------

Subject: Sorry one more question

October 30, 2014 10:42 am

Do you happen to have a list of the tools required for the install? I am just starting to work on this car, it is fairly new to me. Thanks again,

   ---Joseph F.

Oct 30, 2014 4:10 PM wrote:

That is mentioned in the installation instructions, which I have attached. 


Thu, October 30, 2014 2:14 pm To:

I work in sales and your response time is outstanding! Thanks again,

    ---Joseph F.


October 16, 2014

Hey Charles, 

I just wanted to thank you for all the advice you've given, and all the great products! Its so refreshing working with a quality product and customer service!

I have your ignition system and midpipe installed with the aem intake and cobb accessport on the way. I am also hoping to get your BHR motor mounts ordered shortly since I think I need to replace my current ones. 

Have a great evening and thanks again!

    -- Sean A.


October 18, 2014



I reinstalled the coils/bracket/plug wires today and I did not experience the same issues as the first time.  This time, I attached the leads to the coils prior to installing the bracket, just to make doubly sure that they were all firmly seated.  I was also extra careful to make sure that the coil harness connectors were all clear from any pinching obstructions.  I suspect that on my first installation attempt, either one of the leads was not properly seated on its respective coil, or the engine hanger bracket was pinching or shorting one of the harness plugs.  If there was a problem with the harness, it seems to be fine now.

In any case, the car now feels perfect.  The engine idles very smoothly, and pulls strongly from a standing stop all the way to redline.  There's no trace of lumpiness, vibration or hesitation, just a strong, constant surge of power. Now this is how it should feel!  It literally feels like a new engine.  I'm really impressed, and I'm very happy with the kit.

Thanks again for all of your help, and thanks for a great product!

      --Alan O.


October 16, 2014

I appreciate the full backstory about BHR as this explains a lot, as I've always just got snippets here and there on 8club. It seems you've been through quite the journey with BHR. I have a deep respect for what you've been able to accomplish with BHR on your own despite the "hurdles". 

Keep up the good work. It's impressive that you've made such a mark in the RX8 community. It's a niche market and I can't imagine how difficult that must be. I'm young and just a student right now but people like you are real role models to me as I'm in the process of trying to figure out what I'm doing with my life. 

I have the upmost appreciation for excellence, quality and emotion and that's why I love the RX8. I think BHR really embodies the 8 in the same way. 


I'm gonna have to save up for your flywheel now!



October 14, 2014

Wow, Charles. Thank you so much.

I really appreciate your customer service and going out of the way with the warranty. You and BHR are just legendary amongst the RX-8 community and now I understand why. I'll definitely be hitting the forums and telling my friends how great dealing with you is.

I will probably reinstall my OEM coils for the time being and timing light test them too. 

Thanks for all the help and insight on this. Hopefully my baby will be back running strong soon.


      --Lachlan S.


October 12, 2014

Would just like to say that the ignition coil kit turned up alot quicker than expected here in Australia. The instructions are so simple to follow and the kit itself is remarkably easy to install. The drive feels smoother and it seems to just keep pulling through the top end. You have a well designed and built product. Will definitely shop with you again. 11 out of 10 stars :D

      --Matthew C.


October 11, 2014

Well I removed the L1 plug today and sure enough...It was cracked on two sides. I replaced it and the car seems to be back to 100% if not better. Your experience definitely came in handy and again I appreciate your help! Thanks so much.



Charles replies; Spark plugs on the Renesis can sometimes be cracked during installation (especially when being installed in the L1/T1 positions) due to the slight off-center angle required when using a ratchet and extension.  The best solution to this is to use a "u-joint" between the socket and extension.

  Subject: Re: Need some help with my ignition coils please...... October 10, 2014


Thanks so much for your help with this issue.  I've never known of a cracked plug so I didn't know what it would cause. I know I used a spark plug socket but who knows what could've happened.  I'll put it on the lift this weekend and check it out.  Thanks again!



September 30, 2014

Thank you very much for your input... Its nice to know there are still companies out there that can still support information to single man operations like mine with my daily driver...

I greatly appreciate your timely response and because of that you will most certainly gain my future business

        --Chris S.


September 30, 2014

I went back to the forums and quickly noticed the "owner of BHR." Boy I felt stupid, no sh*t he's heard it LOL.

I have read so many posts about how much everyone likes your midpipe, my good friend has one on his and it sounds great with his exhaust setup, and I am convinced. I have ordered a good number of parts from you and have been nothing but pleased. I do not doubt I will love this as well. 

Can't wait for the headers to be released, I continue to look for updates and will be ordering those to compliment my exhaust setup!

Will look into ordering a resonator from you in the very near future!


       --David V.


September 6, 2014

I purchased your ignition system and the pulley set. I love both, and am amazed by the quality of both your product and the response time.
Thank you!


August 12, 2014

Thank you for super-fast service on the BHR ignition system. Also I will like to thank you for the flying monkey! I take it that was my birthday present. Looking forward to future business transactions with BHR since I'm going to be purchasing light flywheel, midpipe, reinforced clutch pedal. I'm sure I'm forgetting a few things. I'm not a first time rotary owner since I still own a ‘93 RX7. My RX8 took over daily driver duty from my ‘84 RX7 GSL SE that I drove for over thirteen years and still own. The GSL SE still drives but it was time for a newer car and rotary is the only way I go.  Thanks for helping keep rotary alive and reliable.

Thanks again

       --Ramon P.


August 11, 2014

Charles, We got the clutch pedal on Friday and installed it on Saturday.  It was a bit of a chore pulling out the old part, because it broke on the left side upper bolt hole and blocked the nut.  But once we pulled it out, the new part went right in.   It looks very durable - nice welds.  Thanks for the quick replies and getting it to me so fast.  I look forward to doing business with you again.

       -Jeff L.


August 03, 2014


Hi Charles. Just a line to let you know I received the ignition kit and fitted it about a week ago. I thought the quality was excellent! The fitting was made easy by a video I found on Youtube showing exactly how to fit them, although the instructions would have been easy to follow, had I needed them. To be honest, my car has only 30,000 miles and was working fine but I thought I would upgrade to BHR ignition kit. I must say it has made a difference all around so it’s a big thanks from me!

Kind regards, Mick 

         PS- thanks for the flying monkey, my grandson loves it!

   -Michael H.


RX8 Club Good-Guy thread

A few months ago, my car started acting up, got CEL's, misfire, etc. After speaking with Charles for quite some time, I finally ordered a BHR Ignition kit from them. All of my emails were responded to incredibly fast, and never once did he sound un-happy to be assisting me with not only buying an Ignition Kit, but also helping me to determine what is wrong with my car, possible problems, detailed solutions and tests I could perform. Finally, his educated guess on what problems my car is suffering from. I ordered my kit a while back, and Charles told me the exact date that it would be shipping out on.

Due to the Canada Post strike, I was looking into possible other shipping options (Of which I would then pay the extra). Charles helped me in finding the right solution for my current situation, and of course, my package was shipped out on the exact date he originally specified. Not only that, but it was the next day that my package had arrived!

Charles has been a pleasure to work with. He is extremely helpful in finding out what is going on, and what my car needs to get back up and running. There was never a time when he was pressuring or trying to get me to purchase anything, plus he even went out of his way to aid me in getting the package to me as soon as possible. His responses were snappy, his attitude is always upbeat and positive, and in general, Charles/BHR is great to do business with.

I will definitely be doing business again with him, as I recommend anyone else should.

   -Canadian Customer


July 06, 2014

Hi Charles,

Just a quick note. The coil kit  turned up a week or so ago. All fitted and working very well.

The difference was very noticeable and I am very pleased. I have an engine that rev's properly now!



   --Mark J.



May 29, 2014

I got the fuel pump yesterday. I want to thank you for your quick response and customer service.

-Roberto M.


May 12, 2014

Thanks for the tip Charles. Managed to get it all installed today. First time swapping out the plugs myself and it was a bit of an ordeal! Only other snag was bending that loom down far enough to make room to plug in the wires into the coils.

Your installation instructions were super helpful. Although I found DIY's on YouTube real handy too. My car seems to be running smooth now though. :)

Thanks again for all your help!

  --Louis W.


May 11, 2014


Just wanted to drop you a line and let you know that the BHR ignition install went well and completely remedied my issues and then some. I don't even recognize the car!  Smoother idle and harder acceleration, what an improvement. I definitely understand what you mean when you say the car sounds different.

At any rate, just wanted to say thanks again for the great product and the great conversation. I appreciate everything.

Hope all is well,

  --Jesse M.


May 10, 2014


You've proven to yet another customer that BHR does indeed have legendary after sales service. Long may it continue :) btw coming from OEM coils and leads that were in perfect running condition I did still notice an improvement in performance at midrange and also approaching redline.  Have a great weekend, and don't work too hard.


  -James C.


May 05, 2014

Good Day Charles. 

      Package arrived last Monday. Installed this past Saturday, with new spark plugs. Worked perfectly, installation was a breeze. Cured all my problems. Down on power, funny noise at higher RPM’s. Now it pulls like it used to. Thanks for everything. I will be purchasing more products from you in the future.  

Thanks for everything, especially the Monkey…. 

  --SHAWN C.


April 30, 2014

Hey Charles,

     I installed the ignition system last night. Everything went well. The car runs just like when I first got it. Thanks for the excellent packing and supporting the 8 community.  My car feels real smooth. This product is a must for any 8 owner. It should be the first thing anyone buys.

-Dan L.


April 26, 2014

Thanks Charles,

I received the coils and it is the best thing I've gotten for my car. Also, I didn't realize that I emailed you on my iCloud email account and thought you weren't responding, sorry. Anyways, I am one happy customer, thank you!

  --Jack T.


April 21, 2014

I got your ignition kit Saturday and I installed it on the car. What a difference. I only had one solid plug in the whole car but the hard starts are cured and power is up. I'm still game for a complete BHR exhaust for the car as well.

   --Jason P.



April 5, 2014


I just wanted to send you a message and let you know the kit has been installed. All decals are present and applied.  The kit makes a WORLD of difference!  It is simply impressive.  The power throughout the entire RPM band is amazing.  I cannot say enough good things about this kit.  And again Thank you sir.  I'll be in contact soon for more parts. 

If you own an RX8 and you do not own this kit, you're wrong..  This kit is amazing in every sense of the word.  This kit should've come stock.  It's simply impressive. It makes the WORLD of difference. Complete power throughout the ENTIRE RPM band.  BHR I take my hat off to you.

Enjoy your day sir.

SGT Travis A. W. (RET.)

Northwestern Human Services

Direct Support Professional



Hello Charles, 

I finally earned enough time from my gunsmithing duties to take a few days to do some upgrade maintenance with my RX8...... and not feel guilty. Besides I just had to get away from the bench and milling machine for mental health. 

My first task was to replace the midpipe with your BHR resonated no cat unit. I should have just beat my face with a ball peen hammer and got the bleeding out of the way! LOL!! Two (2) Exhaust manifold to cat pipe nut/stud were just not going to play fair with even the best wrench and socket efforts. I broke two 6 point snap on sockets, and got real friendly with my ratchet handle a few times. Damn that hurts. OK, you can stop laughing now. 

After completion of the midpipe installation I replaced the oil pan with the Greddy +600cc cast alloy unit, topped it all off with RP 10-30 and a new filter, cleaned up the mess, turned the key and lit a fire in 13B.

The sound quality with the stock muffler is actually surprisingly good. In my opinion/experience it would suit a lot of customers like me that want a slightly deeper tone at idle and only a slight increase in loudness under a load during acceleration. It has a nice subtle cackle and deeper tone under deceleration to boot. 

The performance gain is not remarkable, but it is evident that it behaves differently, and acceleration is enhanced by a noticeablel margin. The engine seems to labor a less, yet performs with more of a responsive "crisp feel". Kinda hard to express without numbers, but it is exactly as anticipated,  

Bottom line at this time is that I really like your midpipe. The quality of the construction is top shelf, the hardware and gaskets are very thoughtfully included, and the entire assembly "fits perfectly". Not "fits great", but fits perfectly! 

Well done my friend. You built a better mousetrap, and that ain't easy!

I will keep you posted, and I will stay in touch. You have certainly helped to put the fun back into my RX8, and for that I am sincerely appreciative. As a small businessman, I know you can not take that to the bank, but I know it means just as much as the paycheck at the end of the day. Kudos.

I will post nice words on the RX8 club asap, and see how many people will give me a hard time about where I choose to post them. LOL!! Knuckleheads.

Thanks Charles.

You da Man!


Marc M.


March 22, 2014

Thanks for the help Charles. I have seen you post on RX8 Club and have heard great things about your company and your products. I will probably get the Arram off you in a week or two since I do not race it.

Thanks again

  --Scott W.


March 05, 2014 

Guys, I have been an RX owner since 1988 and have NEVER had a product come packaged as easy to install as this. I received the ignition system last night and started putting it in at 6 PM and was done in 56 minutes. Fired up with NO issues and I immediately noticed the difference (although I ordered it because I had lost yet another stock coil, so anything was going to be better). I look forward to posting another review when they have been in a while; but I'm happy as can be with the setup and ease you've provided. THANKS!

-Jay C.


I ordered my clutch Sunday and I am just receiving it today. That is the fastest shipping I have ever seen by far. I felt it deserved recognition since its all the way from Arizona to Baltimore. Thank you for your good services. I will always come to you guys for Rx8 parts now.


--Kwenton P.


Hey Charles, 

All I have to say is WOW!  What an AWESOME product.  Top notch quality.  Your ignition far exceeded all my expectations.  Just thought I'd pass that along to you & the rest of BHR. 

Thank you,

  --Paul F.


December 19, 2013

FYI - coils arrived and have been successfully installed in car. My darling is running again, yay! :) And engine starts are much better (faster) now. Thanks a lot, you're best!

-Martin M.


December 12, 2013

2012-2013 I was deployed overseas and was contemplating on a vehicle to purchase upon my return home. After looking through the Rx8 forums and becoming a member I was skeptical about the vehicle. However, I've followed your posts and the detailed information that Charles gives out to members and indirectly is made my decision a no brainer. I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank Charles for his indirect influence on the best purchase I've ever made. Thank you.

-Rashee D.




       Got the parts today.  THANK YOU! Idk if I told you but I had ordered the kit from *other company and ended up being a nightmare of delays n horrible cust service(had to get owner’s cell off his business application as he refused to respond to any emails, wish I recorded convo it was great).  I had to dispute the charges and was so frustrated I almost said screw it.  Dealing with you guys was great, really appreciate the communication and feel stupid for not going to you first.  Parts look great and my daughter played with the flying monkey all day.  I’d recommend you to anyone and everyone I know with an 8, which is a lot since I sell Mazdas and have for nearly 6 years.  Can’t wait to get them installed. 



 ps feel free to post this wherever. I mean it u guys are a quality operation and I feel well taken care of (polar opposite of *other company).


 Hey Charles,

 I just wanted to let you know that I am very happy with how the BHR ignition and midpipe are working. My 8 feels like a brand new car. It feels much smoother at higher idle and the exhaust feels clear and sounding great. I just have the stock Cat-Back exhaust so the exhaust sound  is very similar as with the stock mid-pipe w/cat, which is what I expected.

The only negative thing I would say is that the delivery time was a little long. Although I do realize that you were under the pressure of handling larger quantities of orders than you were used to. Overall I am very happy with the product and the communication I received from you while waiting for my delivery. Thanks again!


 -Jordan V.


September 20, 2013

Got your package. Thanks for the monkey, my 2 year old loves it.

Coils are great, thanks alot you guys are legends. I will be spreading the word in aussie.


- Lance A.



Hey Charles, I just wanted to say thank you for getting the coils, wires, and plugs to me so quickly and I have to say the flying monkey is a very nice touch.  Installed everything today and all fits well and runs fantastic.  You definitely live up to the reputation you have attained. 

 Thanks again,

-Nicholas S.


 September 20, 2013 

Thanks Charles! 

Not sure if my clutch bracket is broken (yet), but I’m so darn tired of the squeaking.  Appreciate the quick shipment.

 Put your coil set in last weekend, and I couldn’t be happier.  I have an ’05 with 55k miles, and my 2nd set of OEM coils had about 30k on them.  While I didn’t have any specific problems, it was getting harder to start and felt more and more sluggish.  The biggest improvement in my car is in lower RPM operation, where prior to the BHR coils it would strain and lug (like in 2nd gear coming around a corner).  It feels like I have about another hundred foot pounds of torque now.  Smoother, and a LOT more pull down low.  Very well made, nice instructions, and worth every penny of the additional cost over OEM coils.  Nice job, Charles!

 -Bill C.


Hello Charles
Sadly, I am in the process of refiguring my exhaust configuration.First off, let me say I love my no cat BHR midpipe, and mated with the Racing Beat catback exhaust it is a delight to drive, with both enhanced performance and perfect sound. I sincerely hate to lose it.....but *other company has managed to take out all the fun and more importantly destroyed the trust of tuning with *other company.
I am not going to waste another second with him. I will never tell a guy how to run his business, so he will be fine without me as a customer.
I am planning/coordinating these changes now, and will place an order for a new catted midpipe with you in a few days.
I'm sorry to lose my beloved no cat midpipe, but dealing with *other company has been a less than savory experience.
Anyhow enough of my rant, I'll be in contact asap to place the order via your website.


September 3, 2013


Your coils is making me fall in love with my chariot again... Forgot what 9k rpms felt like.




Aug 17, 2013

Hey Charles,

Just installed the kit and the car is running amazing.  Cleared up the idle issue and the rennie is running better than ever.  Thanks for everything. 




May 8, 2013

Hey Charles,

 Just to let you know it arrived safe and well today. Many thanks, I’m really impressed with the quality feeling of the kit, all the connectors and assembly seems really top notch. I should be working from home today but instead i think I’ll be fitting my ignition kit!

 All the best Charles,

 -Craig P.


March 5, 2013

Thank You! You guys are the best!

Can't wait to purchase more of your awesome products (eh hem BHR midpipe...)

-Cosimo M.


March 13, 2013

You guys are awesome! I love how fair your prices are. How I can order something and it shows up the same day as something I ordered a week before! And a few days later I get a hand written envelope with my invoice is something I never expected from any company and makes the whole experience dealing with you that much more enjoyable. I wish you all the best!

Thanks again! Keep up the great work!

-Mike T.

Minnesota RX Club


February 2013 

Hey there,
I’ve installed the parts and it’s a significant improvement from my last ones... given that I had 3/4 coils overheated and burnt to a crisp, and 2 malfunctioning spark plugs with one completely full of oil and gas.... oops  Anyway, just thought I’d give you some feedback, everything went smoothly so far and I’d like to thank you for you time and product!


 December 14, 2012


 Worth every penny.  I'm so glad you guys do what you do!

 -Allen F.


Dec 1, 2012

Hi Charles, 

Thank you so much for all the info/help and fast replies, I really appreciate how you handle everything.. specially standing behind your products.. Have a great weekend.



October 2, 2012

Received the ignition, first impressions are awesome :D Haven't changed the plugs and wires yet, and I reset the ECU but the car runs so much better already. Thanks for the monkey, stickers.

Looking forward to dealing with you again!


September 1, 2012

The coils are great. Thanks for your help. The car is definitely more responsive!

-John the Computer Guy


Sep 25, 2012

 Hi, I am loving my new flywheel and I'm very happy with my purchase. Thanks for everything Charles! 

-Sam M.


September 2012

Hey Charles, just wanted to drop a line and thank you for building such a great product. I installed the ignition yesterday and can't believe the difference it made. The install was very easy and the instructions spelled it out perfectly. I have placed another order for brake pads and springs, I will be ordering quite a bit more from BHR in the future, so Thanks again!

-Eric B.


September 4, 2012

Hey Charles,

Finally got time to install the parts. Very happy, coils work great and midpipe sounds good. Install was pretty easy, everything fit perfect!

Thanks for all the help and great service!

 -Nate H.


September 24, 2012 

I just wanted to thank you for this great product.. I have only had it on for 2 hrs and I notice a difference already.

 It is amazing!



July 27, 2012


The ignition arrived today.  Unfortunately I had a misfire yesterday.  I guess I should have ordered it last week.  T2 coil on the back rotor looks like it's dead, has white discoloration on bottom of coil.  The other three probably weren't far behind.

Installation was no problem, though it is tight as indicated in the instructions.  Toughest part was getting the nuts back on the studs to attach the BHR ignition to the stock base plate.  I did disconnect the alternator wire to free up a little more space.  Total time expended was about 2 hours including changing the spark plugs.  I guess that's not too bad considering I pilot a desk for my day job.

Car started up without any issues after buttoning everything back up.  Engine seems noticeably smoother throughout the rev range.  Wish I had gotten these years ago.


-Tom D.


July 20, 2012


Sorry for the late update but I have received and just installed the ignition system. It has completely changed my driving experience, the car picks up speed faster and has more response. Thanks so much for making this possible. :) Also i love the screaming monkey surprise.


-Johnny N. 


July 30, 2012

Hey Charles,

Sorry for the delayed response - got the coils a few weeks ago, but only had them fitted today.

Brilliant, very happy!  Already noticed an improvement in responsiveness.

 Thanks very much and all the best to your team.




May 15, 2012

Hey Charles,

  Thanks for the fast service.  Got home from work today (Thursday) and the coils were on the door step, half hour later my 8 was back up and running. She's running really well again now with easy starts.  Top notch product and support.

 Thanks again,



April 26, 2012

Good Afternoon, I received the package a few week ago and installed the coils last week. Very noticeable improvement in throttle response and top end power. I believe all my coils were on their last leg as the epoxy on the bottom all had milky burn spots. Great Product easy install.

P.S. Thanks for the monkey! We will do business in the future.


-Jason D.


May 2, 2012

Hi Charles,  

I received the ignition last Saturday.  My wife was there when I opened the box.  She spent the next 20 minutes launching the screaming monkey from one side of the house to the other.  Put it back on my baby on Sunday.  Made a trip to Indiana and back.  She is running well again :)  It's hard to believe that you would be able to improve on what I had before.  

Thanks and have a great day!!

   --Lonnie M. 


May 23, 2012


Thanks a bunch, got the midpipe last week and immediately got it on the car. Love it so far, only had it on for about a week but the sound is great, the feel is great, the fumes are great! Props to the team for such an awesome product. I'm sure I'lll be back around when it's time to replace the coils so i can get myself a BHR Ignition as well. :) Oh, one last completely unrelated question LOL. What oil do you recommend we run in our cars? I bet you guys have done your own share of UOA's and I was just wondering your own opinions. Thanks! 



May 25, 2012

Hey Charles, 

I finally got the replaced coils back in over the weekend.  I had an autox on Sunday and the response was seemingly much better as was the idle smoothness.  I scored the highest point total I had in several years and beat many people that I usually don't.  I know this is not definite proof that it was the coils as it could have been better driving or a favorable course, but I think there is definitely credit to be given to a better running car. So, I think your fix was right. 

Upon initial installation, it is difficult to tell if there is any improvement if you don't have anything to gauge it by such as a before and after dyno.  I should have pulled them earlier instead of waiting.  However, the Time Trials at the track was pretty clear evidence that something wasn't right.

After doing business with you several times over the last several years, I was confident that you would stand strongly behind your products.  You proved this to me again this time.  It is great to feel what the car is supposed to run like again!

 Thanks and you know I will be in touch the next time I need your products, 

--Mark M.

 PS  Feel free to use this letter if you need any recommendations or referrals.


May 10, 2012

Charles -

 Just dropping you a line to let you know that I have had the midpipe installed for about 2-3 weeks now and thus far I have no complaints at all. The deep throaty sound is awesome and the cat is not glowing orange like the original Davesport was.

 Once again, thank you for correcting this and I highly recommend this cat with future sales on this midpipe. Thanks for everything; I will be contacting you soon to purchase the ignition upgrade.

 Warm Regards,

-Kris P.


April 9, 2012


  The installation was completely straightforward & even you're included directions (which can at times can be downright awful) were incredibly concise.   Plenty of clearance all around & the only thing I took note of was where the OEM (male/female?) harness & the BHR mated seemed to be a little tight.  Which gave me a brief concern about possibly compromising the wiring harness, but basically all it just took was just a little attention in carefully routing the new connections.  Other than that very minor observation (IMO), it was a blast.  Exceptional product Charles.  My hat is off to you & the BHR staff. :)

 Thanks again,

  --Paul F. 


April 24, 2012

Hi Charles, 

I received the ignition system yesterday and installed it today. I have to say it is better than I expected. The improvement in the smoothness of the engine and the responsiveness of the throttle is astounding. I could not be happier with the system. Thank you to you and your team for the effort you've put into developing the system. It more than lives up to its reputation.

 --John K.


April 5, 2012

Hi Charles,

On behalf of everyone from the RX8 Owner's Club UK, thanks very much for your help and patience throughout, and thank you for making this a smooth and easy transaction. Truly a pleasure to do business with you, and a shame more businesses do not take issues such as customer service quite as seriously as BHR. 

With kindest regards,

 --Daniel M


March 30, 2012 

Received today and fitted the ignition coils with no problems at all, fits perfectly and I have to say that it’s very well engineered. Took the car for a long drive this morning and they work perfectly.

Thanks again BHR.



March 23, 2012

Hi Charles, 

The first package has arrived and I just picked it up from the Post Office. It's the one containing only the 2 units. 

The rest are in the UK. 4 have cleared customs, and the other should do so shortly, so I should have them all by the end of next week.

Very happy with the one I've seen. I'm not going to unwrap any more individual units unless there is damage to the box. Top quality unit Charles, very happy. Build quality and materials is outstanding. A thing of beauty indeed !

Many thanks,

 --Dan M.


March 18, 2012 

Hi Charles,

  Just want to say thank you for the awesome coils.  I have installed it and use it on the track. (


-Richard T.


Written by Charles Hill — February 27, 2014

Welcome to!

Lotus founder Colin Chapman famously said, "To add speed, add lightness." Well, Charles R. Hill of Black Halo Racing may not be quite as famous as Chapman (though in his other career as a rock musician, he has played in front of 15,000 fans), but his company's mantra could easily be, "To improve performance, add reliability." That's because BHR - a small but widely respected Mazda RX-8 specialist based in Phoenix - has focused its attention on fixing a number of the 8's most glaring shortcomings.

Written by Charles Hill — September 25, 2009