Hey guys, My name is joe and im new here. I go on the evolutionm.net forums alll the time. I own a 2004 Mitsubishi ralliart. Turbo'd, port polished head, cam, lsd, clutch flywheel... BLAH BLAH BLAH... car is pretty fast. I love it. Its my baby...
I feel as if i reached its limit. Theres nothing more i can bolt on, unless i rip the motor apart and build a new motor. I'm just not happy with the results. Its fast, but not 14,000 dollars worth of motor work fast.
So instead of the 2.4 liter ralliart, I turned to what any mitsu owner would do, The EVO. Now i love the way they look and feel. I mean its better look than the STI (my opinion, sorry) and i just LOVE mitsu's, its in my blood. So one day i went out and test drove a used 2004 evo, and it was, honest, not as fast as I was thinking.
Maybe its cuz im used to my turbo'd ralliart, or maybe evo's just arent they are choked up to be, but i just wasnt impressed... BUT, as everybody who knows about cars may know this fact, ANYTHING you throw at the 4g63 (evo motor) will make horsepower. and huge amounts of it. 3,000 dollars can get 245whp to 330whp. The evo motor is just amazing, and cheap. And 450whp evo's on daily pump gas is actually easy.
Now my question to you STI guys, is how does the STI's motor react to bolt on's and how is the horsepower/money ratio? what kind of bolt on's did you guys put on, and what horse power gains did it get you?
and most importantly, does the 2004 STI's have that feature where you switch the power from AWD to RWD and FWD if you want? 90% Power in the back and 10% in the front?
I'm realy tossed up between keeping my dead end FWD ralliart, the easy-going but nasty little ***** 4g63 the evo has, or should i get the STI???
thanks for the help.