Here is the EVO X as it rolled into the shop. The car looks good in stock form, but there is always room for improvement.
For this visit, the customer choose to install a carbon APR wing and carbon canards, a set of Tein S-Tech springs, as well as some new shoes, shod in BFG rubber.
The X on the lift with wheels and tires installed.
The gold wheels and carbon canards really set off the white.
Here is a shot of the APR wing.
The car is ready to roll.
With a few bolt-ons already installed, this EVO will be back soon for a few more goodies, including a new hood, front lip, and rear diffuser. Stay tuned.
*Photos by Sean Joseph
GReddy SST Oil Cooler Kit:
GReddy Performance Products has just released some much needed cooling solutions for the Evolution X, in the form of two new Circuit Spec Cooler Kits. The V-mounted SST (MR -twin clutch transmission) and Engine Oil Coolers increase the efficiency of the OEM coolers, by increasing the fluid capacity and cooling surface area, while controlling and improving air-flow to the cores. The factory SST transmissions found on Evolution X MR are known to trigger a “Safety” limp mode when the internal fluid hits 140C (284F,) which is not difficult to do during hard driving. The GReddy SST Cooler Kit uses an additional independent system with its own compact 160l/hr pump for superior cooling. It is easily installed by connecting to the existing fluid “Filler” and “Drain” ports on the transmission case. (NO machining required.) The V-mount arrangement is mounted in the front left inner fender under the factory unit (and to fit it, it also includes a new aluminum I/C outlet piping.) Another benefit is that vital areas, like the Radiator, are not covered. The kit also includes carefully designed Inlet and Splitter Ducting to evenly divide and control airflow through both the Greddy and OEM cores, while the Outlet Ducting helps increases flow. The V-mounted 12row (-08) GReddy core takes advantage of the airflow under the vehicle to draw out even more air through the core, (while the stock core has to fight with the air turbulence of the spinning wheel in the wheel well.) Also included are precise patterns for trimming of the under liner.
GReddy Curcuit Spec Engine Oil Cooler Kit:
Mounted in a symmetrical configuration as the SST Cooler, the GReddy Circuit Spec Engine Oil Cooler Kit mounts in the right inner fender under the factory core. Like Greddy’s other Circuit spec kits, this V-mounted 14row (-10) core uses Greddy’s signature inner fin technology for high efficiency. This greatly helps improve the durability of the engine oil and in turn the life of the engine. The kit adapts to the factory cooler and routes the oil in series, for a simple install. The kit also features carefully crafted Inlet, Splitter, and Outlet Air Ducting to increase flow to and through both the GReddy and factory coolers. Light-weight Nylon-braided hose add to the upgrades on this kit; as does the necessary trimming patterns for a perfect fit.
Good news, the new G35, 350Z, NSX, and Evo X radiators are now in stock ready to ship. Koyo Radiators are designed and manufactured to original equipment (OE) specifications. They come fully polished to a mirror finish and provide 20% to 30% more cooling than standard radiators. The Koyo radiator is produced from aircraft quality aluminum and Heli-arc welded. Heli-arc welding is the highest quality standard for reinforcement along aluminum connections. These Koyo Radiators are perfect for Turbocharged, Super Charged, and Nitrous Oxide equipped engines.
ARP – The world leader in fastener technology has just released a new Pro Series ARP2000 main stud kit for 2008 and later Mitsubishi 2.0L (4B11) Turbo and Non Turbo applications.
Part No. 207-5403 – includes a set of ten, M10 ARP2000 main studs, a set of ten, M8 ARP2000 main studs, twenty 8740 chromemoly steel 12 pt nuts and a 1/2 oz. pack of ARP Ultra-Torque fastener assembly lubricant.
All Pro Series ARP2000 studs are centerless ground, heat treated prior to thread rolling and machining, and are nominally rated at 220,000 psi. These fasteners deliver a 50% increase in tensile strength over the OEM main bolts.
The new Performance Swaybar Kit from Eibach is here. Complete your suspension upgrade with an Eibach Anti-Roll-Kit. While the Pro-Kit performance springs are regarded as the primary suspension enhancement components, the Eibach Anti-Roll-Kit allows critical fine-tuning of your Mitsubishi EVO’s handling characteristics.
The Anti-Roll-Kits reduce body roll through increased design stiffness over stock bars. The result: increased handling and cornering grip in any performance-driving situation.
Manufactured from cold-formed, tubular high-strength aircraft-grade steel for precision performance, and finished with a long-lasting red powder coat finish, the Anti-Roll-Kit comes complete with all necessary mounting hardware and instructions for easy bolt-on installation.
OE bar: 25mm (1.0 in) solid
OE measured bar rate: 42 N/mm
OE bar weight: 5.4 kg (11.9 lbs)
Eibach bar: 29mm (1.1 in) tubular and adjustable
Eibach measured bar rate: 2 position adjustable
P1 = 49 N/mm (277 lbs/in)
P2 = 54 N/mm (308 lbs/in)
Eibach bar weight: 5.12 kg (11.3 lbs)
Bushings: New urethane bushings with grease grooves
End Link: OE
Approximate installation time: 1.5 hr
OE bar: 23mm (0.9 in) solid
OE measured bar rate: 61N/mm
OE bar weight: 4.0 kg (8.8 lbs)
Eibach bar: 25mm (1.0 in) tubular and adjustable
Eibach measured bar rate: 3 position adjustable
P1 = 62 N/mm (359 lbs/in)
P2 = 69 N/mm (398 lbs/in)
P3 = 71 N/mm (407 lbs/in)
Eibach bar weight: 3.9 kg (8.6 lbs)
Bushings: New urethane bushing with grease grooves
End Link: OE
Approximate installation time: 1.0 hr
Looking for some quick bolt-on power? The all new SES1837ICP is guaranteed to deliver all the speed you need on demand! This eye catching upper intercooler piping will pack on an additional 8HP and 8Ft/Lbs of Torque to the wheels. Go with Injen Technology the only intake company that tunes with the patented MR Technology step-down process.