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  1. Full set (front and rear) Mitsubishi Evo 9 Brembo calipers. All Brembos from Evo 5-9 are the same. Pick up from 3181.
  2. Hi all, This Group Buy is for Bonnet Dampers for various models. (R32, R33, R34, S13, EVO 7/8/9) Group Buy Start: 12/7/13 Group Buy End: 26/7/13 All interest, questions, discussion in this thread. All orders via PM. Payments via Paypal, EFT or Direct bank deposit. Payments to be made in full between 12/7/13 and 26/7/13, the order with the supplier will be placed on 29/7/13. The bulk order is being sent to me via sea freight so will take a few weeks to get here, from there I will send out individual orders via Aus Post. Price: $69+ $11 postage (Black) $99+ $11 postage (Carbon) Or you can pick up from SW Sydney if you are local. What you will receive: 2x Dampers 2x Bonnet Brackets 2x Ball Screws 4x Washers 4x Locking Pins 1x Lube and Cotton bud Install is very easy (10 mins). What you will need for install: 10mm Socket (Front guard bolt) 12mm Socket (Bonnet bolts) 10mm Spanner (Ball screws) Pics: Fitted to my R33.
  3. Come on peeps. We need a 'post your evo' thread. I love these things and would love to have one as my daily. But alas, I must live vicariously through you guys.
  4. Hi guys new member from Sydney, I always get some ideas from this forums but haven’t really signed up til now. Here are the cars I’ve owned for the past 2 years, and I’m still hurting from the 180sx that i sold a week ago 😭
  5. Just got some Recaro seat rails on the cheap for my car (stagea). My question is: do all recaros seats use the same size rail? (and other brands respectively as well) ie. if I have recaro rails can I safely go out and whack any recaro seat on it? I'm looking at nabbing seats from an Evo X, unless anyone else has any good leads!
  6. Hey, Does anyone have any experience with the fitment of the Alpha Omega 350mm Evo Brembos onto an R32 GTR with Enkei RPF1's in 17x9.5+18? I've seen standard Evo's running 17" RPF1's and they clear, but obviously they have the 320mm rotors. I'm pretty certain the caliper will clear the spokes, just unsure with the barrel clearance with the bigger rotor as they don't look as big as the TE37s and LMGT4s in 17". Thanks, George.
  7. Can you daily an EVO? Pretty self explanatory, was thinking of getting one as just a daily. Anyone else here daily an EVO or are they better as a weekender/build car?
  8. S14-15 vs Evo 7-9 Track Car Let the shit talk begin. As a club level dedicated track car, which would you choose and why? Evo is well regarded as one of the best track platforms around, but Silvia's can hold their own as well. For arguments sake, limit the budget to 40k purchase/build price as this is Club level events we're talking (sprints, enduro's etc, not door to door racing). Silvia is lighter, less complexity in terms of drivetrain and electronics, cheaper most likely, and easier to work on at home maybe? Evo comes factory with TS turbo, has proven AWD platform, stronger motor and gearbox (5spd).
  9. New bloke Hey guys. Been a fan of everything Jap for many years. Had a Familia GTR and now an Evo, but thinking of buying a 35 in the near future. Hoping to find out more from the people in the know and get some inspiration. Cheers, Mark.
  10. Hi all, You may already be aware, Alpha Omega Racing have been developing adaptor kits to fit front Evo Brembo’s to S/R/Z chassis for some time now. As some of you are aware, they have recently finished development and testing of their rear kits, creating a cost effective way to get some bigger brakes on the rears of our cars. Alpha Omega Racing recently ran a group buy for the front kits and is now offering a group buy on the new rear kits, as well as a second round group buy on the front kits (now Version 3). The new version for the front kit means that now both front and rear are completely bolt-on (except for the dust shields being trimmed). The front kit previously required you to cut a tab off the hub. They are also stronger with the new design. Company: Alpha Omega Racing www.alphaomegaracing.com Products: Evo 350mm Brembo Front Brake Adaptor Kit and/or Evo 350mm Brembo Rear Brake Adaptor Kit. These adaptors are 100% CNC machined billet alloy, grade 7075, which is super lightweight and high strength. Fitment with 18x10 +15 What's included (front kit): - Left and right adapters made out of one piece of 7075-T6 billet aerospace alloy - Various high tensile 12.9 bolts and high tensile washers - Full installation instructions with pictures Front fitment with 17x9 +15 What's included (rear kit): - Left and right adapters made out of one piece of 7075-T6 billet aerospace alloy - Hub spacers - Various high tensile bolts and high tensile washers - Full installation instructions with pictures Rear fitment with 18x10 +35 What you need to get (front kit) - B.Y.O. or supplied by Alpha Omega Racing: - Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 5/6/7/8/9 Brembo frontcalipers(including pads/pins/shims/clip) - Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 10 front 350x32mm rotors - Custom brake lines Alpha Omega Racing can supply all of the above parts, but you also have the options of sourcing them yourself. I personally sourced parts for my front kit elsewhere as I had my own lines made and picked up a cheap set of calipers. Alpha Omega Racing has these parts listed at: - Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 5/6/7/8/9 Brembo frontcalipers (used) - $850 - Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 10front350x32mm DBA T3 rotors (new) - $470; or - Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 10front350x32mm DBA5000 2pc (new) - $1200 - HEL custom braided brake lines (new) - $130 What you need to get (rear kit) - B.Y.O. or supplied by Alpha Omega Racing: - Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 5/6/7/8/9 Brembo rear calipers (including pads/pins/shims/clip) - Nissan 370Z rear 350x20mm rotors - Custom brake lines Again, Alpha Omega Racing can supply all of the above parts if desired. I personally sourced all parts from Alpha Omega Racing for convenience with the rear kit. Alpha Omega Racing has these parts listed at: - Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 5/6/7/8/9 Brembo rear calipers (used) - $450 - Nissan 370Z rear 350x32mm DBA T2 rotors (new) - $450 - HEL custom braided brake lines (new) - $110 Silvia (180SX/S13/S14/S15) drivers who want a functioning hanbrake will need to use the R32/R33/R34/Z32 rear drum setup, a very common upgrade. It is also worth noting that the rear kit requires a 6mm hub spacer to be installed for caliper clearance, this will also push your wheel/tyre out a further 6mm so may affect guard clearances. Alpha Omega Racing can also offer services to rebuild your used calipers, powder coat them, or even install the whole kit. Using both the front and rear big brake kits developed by Alpha Omega will result in a 69:31 brake bias. Wheel clearance: Minimum of 17" race style wheels with good clearance are required. Brake Master Cylinder: You are able to retain your factory brake master cylinder, however it is recommended to upgrade to a brake master cylinder with a piston size of 17/16" (such as a BM57). Genuine OEM BM57 BMC’s are available from Alpha Omega Racing at a price of $500 (new), or you could also try to source from your usual Japanese parts suppliers or Nissan dealership if you desired. Price: The RRP for the front adaptor kit is $370 plus shipping, while the rear adaptor kit is $450 plus shipping. The group buy discount will be based on total number of kits being purchased, not the number of buyers, and will apply as such: - <5 kits = no discount - 5-11 kits = Front kit for $340ea, rear kit for $420ea, ($30 discount + free shipping) - 12-19 people = Front kit for $310ea, rear kit for $390ea, ($60 discount + free shipping) - 20+ people = Front kit for $280ea, rear kit for $360ea, (90 discount + free shipping) Alpha Omega Racing also offer packages with the adaptor kits and other required parts. They provide discounts on normal pricing, but will also be offered with the $30/60/90 discounted pricing of this group buy based on numbers, meaning a further saving. These packages are: - Half kit – includes the adaptor kit and custom brake lines Front – $449 (reduced from $500) less group buy discount Rear – $499 (reduced from $560) less group buy discount - Full kit – half kit, plus calipers (used) and DBA rotors Front – $1649 (reduced from $1820) less group buy discount Rear – $1299 (reduced from $1460) less group buy discount - Boss kit – full kit, plus full rebuild kit/service and powder coating of calipers Front – $2179 (reduced from $2400) less group buy discount Rear – $1709 (reduced from $1930) less group buy discount Fitment with 18x9 +30 Group Buy Condition: The group buy will run for a two (2) week period, finishing at close of business on 11th November 2015. Anybody interested in purchasing either of the kits/packages as part of the group buy should notify me by the cut-off date and I will add them to the 'buyer list'. At the conclusion of the group buy period I will tally the number of buyers and advise Alpha Omega with the total numbers. A discount ‘coupon code’ will be provided to each buyer allowing them to get the appropriate discount in the shopping cart on the Alpha Omega Racing website. NOTE: Group buy is a PRE-ORDER and will have an approximate four (4) week wait between payment from all parties and delivery. Prior to the cut-off date all communication will be with me either via this thread or via PM. At the conclusion of the group buy, once you have been provided with the discount code, all communication will be between the buyer and Alpha Omega Racing. All shipping and payment details will be between the buyer and Alpha Omega Racing only. Any warranty on the product(s) will be provided by Alpha Omega Racing. Extra Pictures: Front fitment with 18x10 +35 Fitment with 18x8.5 +36 Front fitment with 18x9.5 +12 Rear fitment with 18x9.5 +12 Yellow S15 fitment with 18x10 +11, silver S15 fitment with 18x9.5 +22 If you have any questions, regarding the kit or the pricing, please don't hesitate to ask either by posting in this thread or sending me a PM. Cheers, Tim
  11. Where is creatd Does anyone know where this car is and who owns it?
  12. Newbie Evening gents from the East coast of the USA. Names Kym, hubbies name is Jon. Decided to just share one username. Recently acquired a 1995 GTST R33 M Spec for a great deal. Never been modified. Already getting ideas for her. Hubbies car is an Evo 8 pushing 780 awhp on a mustang dyno on E85, my 350z is large single turbo making 450 before I built the motor. My daily is the Ford Taurus SHO. AWD twin turbo making about 430awhp at the moment. Enjoy the photos, and yeessssss that's hubby dressed up as Deadpool with our friends carbon R33.
  13. Selling my R33 Gtst for an Evo VIII. Wise move? Hi guys cut long story short. I am selling my R33 gtst for an Evo. I have poured in so much money and effort into the R33 and it feels like once a week a new issue occurs. Just recently had it dyno tuned and was excited to finally enjoy the car....but no. 2 days later my car started sounding like tractor, exhaust note changed and would not pull hard once I got onto boost. I took it to numerous mechanics in gold coast and know one has a clue what the issue is. So I am done with Skylines and decided to buy a 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII next week. Apparently the only issue is some sort of surge when you go WOT but drives ok if you gradually apply the throttle. It has high K's, I think around about 260k but I hear the engines are bullet proof. So just wanted to ask. Whats it like going from a gtst to Evo? Do the evos feel as quick? What are they like in terms of reliability? Will I regret going to an Evo? Cheers guys.
  14. *** New Genuine Japanese Endless Brake Pads for Evo, GTR, Chaser, V35, Skyline, 350 & WRX *** Selling premium genuine unopened Japanese Endless brake pads for Evo, GTR, Chaser, V35, Skyline, 350Z & WRX. Get the pads you won't look back and breath-taking longevity. There's a reason they are called Endless! Prices from $599, which includes both front and rear for premium Jap pads! We are a new business in SA called Ninja Imports and promoting Endless pads at near cost prices! Available for various setups such as decent street upgrade over OEM with low dust (SS-M) , street and track purpose (MXRS) or a weekend track warrior that still drives home safelty even when cold (CC-Rg). Details below: SS-M | 0 -530 degrees C http://www.endless-sport.global/au/products/pad_1a/3 MXRS | 50-700 degrees C http://www.endlessusa.com/#!__brake-pads/mxrs CC-Rg | 50 - 800 degrees C http://www.endless-sport.global/au/products/pad_1a/117 NOTE: The less the graph is coloured in yellow, the more aggressive the pad. Choose which pad is most suitable! Check reviews on these and you will know they are the real deal. FREE postage Australia wide. Any questions, you can reply, PM or email us on contact@ninjaimports.com.au and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Find us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/ninjaimportssa/ Stock and prices are below (NOTE the pads sets RRP between $670 and $799 depending on caliper type and compound): EP400 SSM V35 350Z V35 Brembo Front $560.00 EP408 SSM V35 350Z V35 Brembo rear EP400 MXRS V35 350Z V35 Brembo Front $600.00 EP408 MXRS V35 350Z V35 Brembo rear EP400 CCRG V35 350Z V35 Brembo Front $660.00 EP408 CCRG V35 350Z V35 Brembo rear EP357 SSM V-X, Evo V-X, STi Brembo front $560.00 EP291 SSM V-IX, Evo V-IX, STi, R33/R34 Brembo rear EP357 MXRS V-X, Evo V-X, STi Brembo front $600.00 EP291 MXRS V-IX, Evo V-IX, STi, R33/R34 Brembo rear EP357 CCRG V-X, Evo V-X, STi Brembo front $660.00 EP291 CCRG V-IX, Evo V-IX, STi, R33/R34 Brembo rear EP290 SSM R33/R34, Nissan R33/R34, 350Z Brembo front $540.00 EP291 SSM R33/R34 or EVO, Evo V-IX, STi, R33/R34 Brembo rear EP290 MXRS R33/R34, Nissan R33/R34, 350Z Brembofront $560.00 EP291 MXRS R33/R34 or EVO, Evo V-IX, STi, R33/R34 Brembo rear EP290 CCRG R33/R34, Nissan R33/R34 Brembo, 350Z front $600.00 EP291 CCRG R33/R34 or EVO, Evo V-IX, STi, R33/R34 Brembo rear EP351 SSM WRX Subaru WRX Front DB1170 $560.00 EP231 SSM WRX Subaru WRX rear DB1220 EP351 MXRS WRX, Subaru WRX, Nissan R32,S14 Front $600.00 EP231 MXRS WRX Subaru WRX rear DB1220 EP351 CCRG WRX, Subaru WRX, Nissan R32,S14 Front $660.00 EP231 CCRG WRX Subaru WRX rear DB1220 EP292 SSM JZX100 Chaser JZX100 Front $560.00 EP352 SSM JZX100 Chaser JZX100 Rear
  15. Over the top Yo anyone build or in the process of building an all out craze evo setup? Not talking bolt ons
  16. With the recent price rise in GT-R's and the dwindling supply of clean vehicles, will more people be turning the to Evo for a 4WD Japanese sports car? I believe prices have gone beyond the budget of the average punter, with the BNR32 into the 30-40k range, BCNR33 25k+, and I won't even mention R34's. This is expensive for what you get in terms of performance, reliability and parts attainability. Of course you can't go past the heritage, looks and presence of a GT-R, but there are certainly better value choices. Will people in the market for a GT-R begin turning to Evo's due to their lower price and (arguably) better performance? Will there be a knock-on effect in which Evo prices begin to rise too? As someone in their 20's and saving for a house, there's no way I could justify a GT-R anymore, but an Evo seems like a reasonable compromise. Ugly though
  17. Alpha Omega Racing Evo 350mm Big Brake Kit Group Buy Round 3 (WTAC rear kit available) Hey all, Alpha Omega Racing are running a group buy again just in time for World Time Attack Challenge. You may already be aware, Alpha Omega Racing have been developing adaptor kits to fit front and rear Evo Brembo’s to S/R/Z chassis for some time now. This is now the third group buy run for the brake adaptor kits, and will this time include the front adaptor kit (Version 3), rear adaptor kit, and the new WTAC edition rear adaptor kit which has been developed to meet WTAC Clubsprint rules. Company: Alpha Omega Racing www.alphaomegaracing.com Products: Evo 350mm Brembo Front Brake Adaptor Kit and/or Evo 350mm Brembo Rear Brake Adaptor Kit. These adaptors are 100% CNC machined billet alloy, grade 7075, which is super lightweight and high strength. What's included (front kit): - Left and right adapters made out of one piece of 7075-T6 billet aerospace alloy - Various high tensile 12.9 bolts and high tensile washers - Full installation instructions with pictures Front fitment with 17x9 +15 What's included (rear kit): - Left and right adapters made out of one piece of 7075-T6 billet aerospace alloy - Hub spacers (standard rear kit only) - Various high tensile bolts and high tensile washers - Full installation instructions with pictures Rear fitment with 18x10 +35 What you need to get (front kit) - B.Y.O. or supplied by Alpha Omega Racing: - Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 5/6/7/8/9 Brembo frontcalipers(including pads/pins/shims/clip) - Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 10 front 350x32mm rotors - Custom brake lines Alpha Omega Racing can supply all of the above parts, but you also have the options of sourcing them yourself. I personally sourced parts for my front kit elsewhere as I had my own lines made and picked up a cheap set of calipers. Alpha Omega Racing has these parts listed at: - Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 5/6/7/8/9 Brembo frontcalipers (used) - $850 - Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 10front350x32mm DBA T3 rotors (new) - $470; or - Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 10front350x32mm DBA5000 2pc (new) - $1200 - HEL custom braided brake lines (new) - $130 What you need to get (rear kit) - B.Y.O. or supplied by Alpha Omega Racing: - Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 5/6/7/8/9 Brembo rear calipers (including pads/pins/shims/clip) - Nissan 370Z rear 350x20mm rotors - Custom brake lines Again, Alpha Omega Racing can supply all of the above parts if desired. I personally sourced all parts from Alpha Omega Racing for convenience with the rear kit. Alpha Omega Racing has these parts listed at: - Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 5/6/7/8/9 Brembo rear calipers (used) - $450 - Nissan 370Z rear 350x32mm DBA T2 rotors (new) - $450 - HEL custom braided brake lines (new) - $110 Silvia (180SX/S13/S14/S15) drivers who want a functioning handbrake will need to use the R32/R33/R34/Z32 rear drum setup, a very common upgrade. It is also worth noting that the standard rear kit requires a 6mm hub spacer to be installed for caliper clearance, this will also push your wheel/tyre out a further 6mm so may affect guard clearances. Alpha Omega Racing can also offer services to rebuild your used calipers, powder coat them, or even install the whole kit. Using both the front and rear big brake kits developed by Alpha Omega will result in a 69:31 brake bias. Wheel clearance: Minimum of 17" race style wheels with good clearance are required. Brake Master Cylinder: You are able to retain your factory brake master cylinder, however it is recommended to upgrade to a brake master cylinder with a piston size of 17/16" (such as a BM57). Genuine OEM BM57 BMC’s are available from Alpha Omega Racing at a price of $500 (new), or you could also try to source from your usual Japanese parts suppliers or Nissan dealership if you desired. Price: Pricing for this group buy will be calculated per number of kits sold, not per buyer. For example, if 3 people buy a front and rear kit each, this will be calculated as 6 kits sold. Prices will be as below: 1-4 kits sold - Front adapter kit for $370ea (no savings yet, group buy not activated) - Rear adapter kit for $450ea (no savings yet, group buy not activated) - Rear “World Time Attach Edition” adapter kit for $390ea (no savings yet, group buy not activated) 5-10 kits sold - Front adapter kit for $345ea (save $25) - Rear adapter kit for $400ea (save $50!) - Rear “World Time Attach Edition” adapter kit for $340ea (save $50!) 11-15 kits sold - Front adapter kit for $320ea (save $50!) - Rear adapter kit for $350ea (save $100!!) - Rear “World Time Attach Edition” adapter kit for $290ea (save $100!!) 16+ kits sold - Front adapter kit for $295ea (save $75!!) - Rear adapter kit for $300ea (save $150!!!) - Rear “World Time Attach Edition” adapter kit for $240ea (save $150!!!) Braided brake lines, rotors, calipers, bleeders, rebuilding, etc are not part of this group buy but you are welcome to order them altogether. Group Buy Condition: The group buy will run until close of business on Sunday 28th September 2016. Anybody interested in purchasing either of the kits as part of the group buy should notify me by the cut-off date and I will add them to the 'buyer list'. At the conclusion of the group buy (29th September 2016), I will tally the number of buyers and advise Alpha Omega with the total numbers. A discount ‘coupon code’ will be provided to each buyer on the 30th September 2016 allowing them to get the appropriate discount in the shopping cart on the Alpha Omega Racing website. It is expected that most orders will be placed between 3rd – 7th October 2016. Alpha Omega Racing will be closed during World Time Attack Challenge dates (10th – 14th October 2016). Upon returning to business, they will begin processing/shipping as soon as they return from their closure period for WTAC on the 17th October 2016. Prior to the cut-off date all communication will be with me either via this thread or via PM. At the conclusion of the group buy, once you have been provided with the discount code, all communication will be between the buyer and Alpha Omega Racing. All shipping and payment details will be between the buyer and Alpha Omega Racing only. Any warranty on the product(s) will be provided by Alpha Omega Racing. If you have any questions, regarding the kit or the pricing, please don't hesitate to ask either by posting in this thread or sending me a PM. Cheers, Tim
  18. Hey all! Selling/swapping my SR3. Details below: Very competitive and well sorted car. Qualified 4th at the last Vic RAC round we competed in. 1:32 lap time at PI. 1500cc K7, updated high downforce aero, 280mm floating brakes F+R, air jacks, Farringdon data logger, Intrax shocks. Always maintained to the highest degree. Best value SR3 in the country. Videos can be seen here: In-car: Speedweek (watch from 36 minutes): May also trade on: Race cars: Historic NC race car, Tarmac Rally Car (preferably GT-R, STi, Evo or M3), 996/997 Cup Car Bikes: Ducati 999R/1098R/998R/996R/ex-ASBK or Prostock bikes Cheers, Dane
  19. For a brief moment last week, I thought I had finally introduced the 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Final Edition to the laws of Newtonian physics. A tight left into a blind crest that seemed to drop into nothingness, the Evo felt light then suddenly, kangaroo. Skippy bounded in front of the car and I felt an explanatory phone call to Mitsubishi in my near future. The outcome seemed inevitable. A fast swerve right, then left, brakes... Surely this hadn't gone well. I hadn't felt anything but got out to check. The car sat burbling happily away on the now deserted road. No impact, no roo, just the four-wheeled PlayStation, unfazed by the brown moment, standing by, ready to go again. Id like to claim that my lightning reflexes and driving skill had saved the day, but I think we all know the answer. Evo 1, Physics 0. The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution has been a pop-culture hero for Mitsubishi since 1992. Spanning some four chassis generations and ten distinct model numbers, with even a couple of notable half steps thrown in for good measure, the rally-bred small sedan has won motorsport titles as well as the hearts and minds of drivers the world over. Evolution by name and evolution by nature. Each successive generation, released roughly 18 months apart, improving on the last. More power, more technology, more evolution! This all culminated in the release of the Evolution X in late 2007. Sharper, wider, more powerful than all before it, the Evo X was modern and aggressive - the nose even mimicking the ultimate predator, the shark. And, like the shark, the X marked a peak in the evolution of the species - something so perfectly adapted to its environment that it was, for all intents, perfect. That was the case in 2007, anyway, and while the deepest oceans are still wet, things up here have moved on a bit. The Lancer Evolution sadly has not. Based on the GSR variant, the 2016 Final Edition Evolution X is basically the same as the car that arrived almost a decade ago. The badge on the back now calling out the ultimate irony the Evolution that hasn't evolved. Mitsubishi has said that while the Evolution name may return in the future, the Lancer-derived performance sedan will not. For the car as we know it, it is evolutions final step, extinction. Im no stranger to the Mitsubishi Evo. I owned a lightly modified Evo VIII MR and then one of the first Evo X MRs to arrive in Australia back in 2008. Both saw their fair share of motorkhana, hill-climb and circuit-based competition success, not to mention a bit of late night outer-urban shenanigans. Back then (before kids) the iPhone had just arrived (I still had a Blackberry) and we had only been subjected to one Transformers movie. A simpler time, but a fun time. I approached the Starlight pearl-white Final Edition X with this sense of nostalgia. It has been well over five-years since Ive been behind the wheel of the super Lancer and slipping in to the snug Recaro seats was like stepping back in time. Nothing has changed. Really. Nothing. The interior layout of the X has held up well considering its age, but the hollow plastics and basic components don't make it feel special in any way. Yes its based on a Lancer, but this is the last one surely a bit of Alcantara or carbon weave could have been specified? An Evo signature, the front Recaro seats are comfortable and tight, offering excellent lateral support (trust me, you'll need it), holes to fit harness straps and some nice red stitching on the leather panels. They enforce a good driving posture, with a straight back and good positioning, plus they include two-stage heating. The leather steering wheel and gear shift knob paired with aluminium pedals complete the driver-centric elements of the cabin. While looking at the inside, the rear bench offers acceptable room and comfort for two adults. The center arm-rest is good but there are no air vents, nor is there access to the boot. To help with weight distribution, the Evos battery, AYC (Active Yaw Control) pump and even the windscreen washer unit have been moved, along with some bracing, to the cavity behind the rear seat. This results in a small (323-litre) cargo area that is annoying to access via the little push-button nipple on the back (intermittently wouldn't work for us) as well as heavy to open with the giant bookshelf spoiler on the top. Best leave the double-pram at home then. To commemorate the Final Edition, each of the 150 cars allocated to Australia receives special floor mats, badging and a little plastic plaque on the lower console. In a way it matches the rest of the interior, looking more like a Mr Minit special than a celebration of an icon. Again how about a piece of engraved aluminium? You also get the 18-inch BBS wheels, Bilstein shock absorbers and Eibach springs from the MR version, as well as a smart, gloss black-painted roof. Possibly the worst inclusion inside the car, though, is the ultra-basic 6.1-inch touch screen infotainment unit. Note that both info and tainment are questionable terms as there is no navigation, no nifty vehicle data, ordinary sound quality, clumsy Bluetooth connectivity and unreliable audio connection when using the USB port that Mitsubishi has done its best to hide in the glovebox. There are better head units in other Mitsubishi models. Why use the worst one here? There is a reverse camera though. However, creature comforts have never been the Evos forte. Fire up the trademark 2.0-litre turbocharged 4B11 (by turning the key-like knob on the steering column) and you are again reminded that it is business-before-pleasure in the Evo, with a loud but not particularly pleasant combination of engine noise and exhaust note. The five-speed manual gearbox is again more purposeful than it is smooth, but the gate is tight and shifts short and accurate. Why five-speed and not six? When the extra ratio was introduced in the Evo VIII MR, the gearbox housing had to be the same size (to accommodate the 5-speed VIII RS) and so to make the syncros fit they just reduced the width of each cog. Think of it as adding another lane to a freeway without eating upmore real estate. However, it was found that under heavy use, the heat buildup in the gearbox made the six less reliable than the five and so RS models and other key performance variants maintain the five-speed. Cool story, you say, and great for those tarmac rally stages, but around town you find the car settles into fifth at around 80km/h and for more relaxed driving, makes you want for the extra slot. But an Evo isnt really about relaxed driving. In fact, I would go as far as to say that it is pretty rubbish when driven sedately. There is lazy response under 3500rpm, its very very firm over all surfaces, the stupidly high fuel consumption (18L/100km combined) and ridiculously small (45-litre) petrol tank, not to forget that harsh noise it makes city-living in the Evo very hard to like. Get out of the city however, and things change considerably. For reasons too complicated to go into here, I found myself heading out to the 24hr K-Mart in Burwood on a Saturday evening. I was cruising at 80km/h on the Monash, minding my own business, when it happened. The Monash Wink. Back in my less-responsible days, a typical Saturday evening was spent driving around with friends looking for others to play with. Think Lightning McQueen meets Tinder. You would spot another car, pull in behind and give them a quick flash on the hazards, indicating you were up for a bit of a drive. No racing, no stupidity, just like-minded car-people out for a run, and more often than not, a chat about cars at a servo later in the evening. And here we were, a decade, a child, plenty of school fees and grey hair down the track, and a white Nissan R34 GT-R was giving the Evo a wink. The be-winged Lancer is still the king K-Mart could wait. Dipping off the Freeway and out to Wellington Road for a quick loop out to Emerald, the shark had left Seaworld and was back in the open ocean. The upright driving position and tight five-speed made sense here, allowing easy heel-toe changes into corners and excellent control on the wheel. Keep the car above 4000rpm and there is always response, the noise changing from an antisocial shout to a more mature bark. Thanks to some clever tuning the Final Edition X is up 9kW and 48Nm, resulting in the most powerful factory Evo ever at 226kW and 414Nm. Without a direct comparison it is hard to explain where and how you can feel the difference, but make no mistakes, the Evo is legit quick. Blast out of a corner onto a straight and the Evo goes exactly where you point it. Flowing curves are simply straightened out, the Mitsubishi direct and confident at every point. The steering feels natural and all feedback accurate and warranted. Even the ride seems to settle at pace, the harshness converted to a more simple, firm surefootedness. Its still a sprinter, your hand will never be too far from the gear knob, but in a car like this, isnt that what it's all about? The GT-R stuck with me for a while then gave a flash of its lights and turned off. Another one-time champ giving the younger player a respectful salute. Im sure theres a Stallone movie reference here, but Im having too much fun to think more about it. Now well-distracted from my shopping errand, I plot a rough course west, striving to find remote back-roads to keep the Evo on its game. Tighter bends now highlight the ultimate party trick of the Lancer Evolution reality distorting agility thanks to the laundry list of acronyms dotted around the car. Buckeroo Banzai needed the Oscillation Overthruster to drive through solid matter, the Evo achieves the same thing thanks to the S-AWC system that somehow manages to put the little Lancer where, by all rights, it shouldnt be. Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC) is the evolution (see what we did there) of the SAYC (Super Active Yaw Control) and ACD (Active Centre Differential) systems. Using inputs from both the car (speed, g-force loads, steering angle, throttle position etc) and driver (ACD surface selection tarmac, gravel or snow), the S-AWC essentially works out where you need to be before you have made the decision yourself. Torque vectoring algorithms apply more brake, slip or power to each of the four wheels independently within micro seconds. Tell the car you are on gravel, and it assumes a lower friction surface and adjusts the calculation to suit. Pumps, computers, clutches and more computers all work constantly to make the impossible possible. Its an amazing sensation, requiring the driver to put trust in the car and just point the wheel in the general direction of a successful outcome, and the Evo wiggles through time and space to get you there in one piece. In nearly every other car, my sudden arrival at Kangaroo town would have ended in a thump and an interesting story for others to tell. But the lightning-fast manoeuvrability of the Evolution X again showed why this car has been so revered and respected for so long. The high-rpm amusement, including hitting the intercooler water spray button (as you know, it helps)does havea downside. As noted earlier the Evo has a 45-litre petrol tank, which in concert with less-than-economical driving practices means you are sometimes sub-200km between fill-ups. Our combined cycle was 18-litres per 100km (Mitsubishi claim 10.2) but it reached well into the 20s on my evening sojourn. I did eventually make it to K-Mart. I even found some circa-2007 tunes to bash out on the way there, a complete time-travel experience if you will. My tip though, Evo or not, stick to the back roads and just avoid late-night department store shopping. Just wow So here we are, the end of an era, the Lancer at the peak of its evolutionary cycle. When you consider that the X was launched alongside the final GG 'pignose' WRX STi, a car that has jumped two-whole generations during the Xs reign, shows that when judged as the high-performance road-rocket, the Evolution X was indeed the cars finest moment. Even today, the tarmac eating performance is there, the magical agility is there, even the on-road respect is still present but all that works best when you are driving the car at 80 per cent and above. The rest of the time, it is completely overshadowed by more modern and more liveable alternatives. At $53,700 the 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition is cheaper than the previous $56,990 GSR and $65,990 MR, but is still almost $4000 more expensive than its arch rival, the newer but slightly less punchy 221kW / 407Nm Subaru WRX STI. In the other direction it is just over $3000 cheaper than a 206 kW / 308Nm Volkswagen Golf R Wolfsburg Edition. A car that, while not as PlayStationy, is decidedly more pleasant to live with on a day-to-day basis. The Evo is fast and fun, but thirsty and impractical. There is amazing technology and capability under the skin, but the materials and finish up top just sour the whole experience when you arent running at eight-tenths and above. The Final Edition X really could have been a little bit more special, particularly as a sign-off to such a formidable generation of vehicles. It still Evos with the best of them but as a complete package, the outside world has evolved beyond the car. Sure it is not quite a woolly mammoth frozen in the ice, but given the car reached its evolutionary zenith some years ago it is now sadly time for the Lancer Evolution to call it a day. Goodbye Evo. Thanks for the good times, and thanks for the memories. A true hall of famer if there ever was one. Click on the Photos tab for more 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Final Edition images by James Ward and Tom Fraser. See more info and lots more pics on CarAdvice
  20. X for 10, X for all over. Final. Finished. Finito. The legendary Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution line is has come to an end, some 23 years after the Evolution I appeared. Mitsubishi hasn't ruled out a future Evolution, but it's more likely to evolve into an SUV, and electric drive assistance is likewise expected... See more on CarAdvice I think it looks unreal. What do you think?
  21. The end of an era. Its a little bit sad, like when Nissan stopped making Silvias (Skylines are different, in one form or another, they continued.) I got this news from Motor Authority. The Final edition will not be based on the HKS built, 473HP concept they revealed last year. BBS, Bilstein, Eibach and Brembo handle the rolling and stopping. All of those words make me a little excited. Anyway .. the pics. So freaking nice. Opinions?
  22. For sale wheels and tyres from my r32 gtr, was fitted with evo 9 brembos if that gives an idea of brake clearance. These are Sparco rims in 17 x 9 offset 20, fitted with falken azenis semi slick rubber. These tyres are great on the road in wet and dry. There is gutter rash, i would say they are looking pretty average which is reflected in the price. You won't find many reputable jap brands in this size and offset at this price. Perfect for track. Plenty of tread left $750
  23. Hi there! I know this isn't Skyline related but i was wondering if you would be able to help me out. My friend got his 2001 3 CT9A EVO 7 stolen around April this year from Cambridge Street, Penshurst SYDNEY. The police have been absolutely no help and I was wondering hoping you could spread the word to see if anyone may have seen or knows anything! Thank you so much!!!!! These are the details: Make: EVO 7 Model: GH-CT9A SNGFZ Colour: White Rego when stolen: JDM3VO VIN: TBA Chassis No: CT9A -0004702 Distinctive features: whole rear of the car is an EVO 9 body. Any info: hmaree184@gmail.com
  24. Was wondering if you would be able to help me out. My friend got his 2001 3 CT9A EVO 7 stolen around April this year from Cambridge Street, Penshurst SYDNEY. The police have been absolutely no help and I was wondering hoping you could spread the word to see if anyone may have seen or knows anything! Thank you so much!!!!! These are the details: Make: EVO 7 Model: GH-CT9A SNGFZ Colour: White Rego when stolen: JDM3VO VIN: TBA Chassis No: CT9A -0004702 Distinctive features: whole rear of the car is an EVO 9 body. Any info: hmaree184@gmail.com
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