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    Former Evo/ Civic SI owner joining the Scuuby doos!

    Hey guys! I'm from the San Francisco, CA area. Just picked up a 2014 WRX hatch last a couple nights ago with 4 miles on it. It's a base hatch with a few options: an spt exhaust, sit short shifter, amp/sub, shock sensor, and auto dimming/compass/homelink mirror.

    I've gone through a few turbo cars in the past (I'll throw some pics and info down below), and had a lot of fun, but for gas mileage and reliability reasons, I ended up switching to a 2011 Civic SI for a few years. It was pretty painful going from a 400whp Evo to a Civic, but it's served its purpose- it gave me decent gas mileage and was reliable, but it's just wayy too slow. While it handles decently for what is it, it's pretty mind-numbingly boring in the power department... I could supercharge or turbocharge it, it seems like the money to power ratio isn't too great, so... here I am. I'm not looking to go crazy, just do TBE, a tune, and suspension mods. I've ordered weather tech floor mats for the front and back that should be here tomorrow and am looking into shift knobs. Should have my Cobb access port really soon as well... I have a JVC KW NT800HDT double din head unit and boyo backup camera from my Civic that's going to go into the WRX in a couple of weeks.. Also waiting to hear back from the tint shop to do a 40% tint all around.


    It's pretty much stock. I bought this car specifically because it's fun enough for what it is, but wasn't quite worth dumping money into it to mod, so it was able to give me some fun without burning my wallet up. The only mod I did was a Hondata Flashpro. The main point of that was just to get rid of the godawful rev hang.

    2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8


    -2.3 stroker (1,200 miles... chassis has 69k miles)
    (New OEM 4g64 crank, forged Manley rods, forged JE pistons coated top and skirt by JE, ACL barings, all ARP fasteners.)
    -Brand new OEM timing belt, acessory belts, waterpump, thermostat, headgasket, etc etc.
    -AMS 4G63 Race Balance Shaft Eliminator Kit
    -ETS turbo kit w/ gt3076r w/ a custom .82 a/r
    -Tial 38mm external wastegate w/ external dump
    -Tial 50mm blow off valve
    -Cold Air Intake and UICP custom made by Andy@SpeedElement
    -Custom brackets welded onto the ETS exhaust manifold to bolt on a stock heatshield
    -HKS Kansai carbon fiber replica air box (painted black and placed to fit over the intake piping)
    -Blox front motor mount
    -ETS mini battery kit
    -ETS slim fan
    -Sun Auto Hyperforce Ignition System
    -AEM EMS 1313U Full Standalone ECU
    -HKS 272 cams
    -Supertech valvesprings/retainers
    -RC 1000cc injectors
    -Walbro 255 Fuel Pump
    -RRE Rally Cat
    -Garage HRS catback
    -ACT 6 Puck clutch
    -ACT Lightened Flywheel
    -ETS 3.5" FMIC
    -Hallman cockpit MBC (the mbc can be adjusted from inside the car)
    -Samco Radiator Hoses


    -Zeal Function XS Coilovers w/ 12kg/12kg springs (shocks were custom vavled by Zeal to match the spring rates)
    -Advan RGII in SBC 18x9 +29
    -Dirrezza DZ101 in 255/35/18 (90% tread still)
    -Hawk HPS brake pads
    -Stoptech blank rotors front and rear (pads and rotors have less than 5k on them)
    -Adjustable rear sway bar (not sure who makes it, was on the car when I bought it)


    -AEM UEGO wideband
    -Greddy turbo timer
    -JDM Rear bumper
    -JDM Evo 7 taillights
    -JDM Evo 9 front bumper
    -Carbon Fiber SE front lip
    -Recaro SRD front driver and passenger seats
    -Evo 9 rear seats
    -WORKS shift knob
    -Alpine headunit (forgot the model... works w/ ipod)
    -OEM Mitsubishi window visors (not in the pictures, but they are installed)
    -Beatrush license plate holder
    -Evo 9 RS trunk
    -HKS Kansai side spats
    -Blox front motor mount
    -Perrin Shorty Antenna


    Back when it was on the stock block, the Evo ran 11.4@122 on a 103*F day at Infineon Raceway. I got kicked out of the track after 1 run, since I didn't have a roll cage. I'm sure if I got to stay and got more practice runs and the temps dropped, I could've done a lower 11. I never had a chance to run it with the built stoker motor, but I would imagine it would dip somewhere in the mid/low 10's or so.

    This was my 89 240sx with an R34 Neo6 RB25DET out of an R34 Skyline GT-T.

    This is the Evo IX I had before my red Evo VIII you guys saw. It was basically on the stock block w/ a turbo back exhaust, Cosworth 272 cams, FP Green turbo, Ti-valve springs/retainers, ARP headstuds, yadda yadda... most of the stuff is the same as my red Evo, because when this car was rearended and totalled, I swaped a majority of the stuff over. This Evo made 340whp/333wtq on 91 octane on a Mustang Dyno (my stock Evo IX dyno'd at 210whp on this dyno.)

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    Welcome!!! Your Evo's looked beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaQuin View Post
    Welcome!!! Your Evo's looked beautiful!

    welcome to club! Those are really nice.
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    Welcome to the forum. Really nice Evo.
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    Welcome! you should have kept the evo haha jk the WRX is a whole new civilized animal compared to an evo.
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    Evos?? Paging Zax...
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    Previous Cars:2014 Golf TDI, 2012 WRB WRX Hatch, 2004 RSX-S, 1998 Grand Prix GTP
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    We've seen all of your previous rides but current one any picture of your subi!

    And welcome!!

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    Nice cars. I had a 09 civic Si. It was a great car and fun to drive. Unfortunately, it was just painfully slow.

    congrats on being part of the subaru club.

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    Haha thanks for the welcome guys! I have yet to tale pics of it yet. Ill get some up soon. Just been trying to break it in (such a painful process.) i really like the hatchback aspect of it.

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    Welcome! That's nice 240
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    Pics of the hatch!

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    Congrats and welcome from NJ

    Great looking cars! I have no doubt your WRX will be equally as impressive.
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    Dayum! That red evo is sick!


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    I want red EVO.
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    Red Evo! I like the rear window wiper...I wish I had that on my car.

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