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Cusco EVO Twin Disc Clutch

Project EVO VIII part 4, Getting More Trackside Grip, Killing Some Slip

By Mike Kojima

After enjoying driving our much-improved EVO VIII for a few months we were again motivated into another round of mods by the need to fix a necessity, a slipping clutch.  We also wanted to improve our suspension for more aggressive driving.


 

MotoIQ's Project Mitsubishi EVO IX

Project EVO IX: Part 4, In search of the Ultimate EVO Brake System

By Mike Kojima

How do you improve on something that is really good to begin with? The Evo is blessed with one of the best standard equipment brake systems found on any production car. In stock form the Evo has big Brembo 4 piston front and two piston rear brakes and big ventilated rotors on all 4 corners. With the normal brake modifications such as high temperature fluid, braided lines and upgraded brake pads, the stock brakes can handle just about any situation you would likely find on the street, including spirited driving in the twisties. With an aggressive high temperature brake pad, the stock brakes can also handle abusive track duty, even with R-Compound tires. The stock brakes even look good. No wonder many Evo tuners overlook the brakes when building fast Evos.


 

Project EVO X: Part 1 - Suspension

By Mike Kojima

What does the guy that has the Ultimate Streetcar do for a daily driver?  Cheston Chiu is no stranger to building some really sick iron.  His super clean, built to the hilt twin turbo 350Z is no show car.  The Z placed second, missing first place by less than a point in Sport Compact Car Magazine’s Ultimate Street Car Contest and repeated the performance when the USCC torch was handed to Modified Magazine after SCC’s demise. Since the Z is a bit extreme to be a daily driver, Cheston wanted something nice but not as boring as his Maxima beater.  The car still had to have some potential for some nice modifications but nothing that would render the car impractical as a daily driver.  After considering several different options, Cheston settled on a 2010 Mitsubishi EVO X.  The biggest reason was the twin clutch TC-SST transmission.


 

The Ultimate EVO Suspension, Project EVO IX Part 3

by Mike Kojima

We have covered typical EVO suspension build ups in the past with our EVO VIII but this time we have decided to try something special. This time we have decided to build the ultimate no holds barred suspension for the EVO CT9A chassis, money not being an object, the only caveat being that it had to remain streetable and not be so stiff that it needed a roll cage to function properly. We are attempting to build the ultimate suspension set up for Time Attack in the Limited or Street Modified Classes.


 

Tomei 4G63 cams

Project EVO VIII part 3, Into the Engine, Basic Bolt Ons

By Mike Kojima

In part one, we made the conversion of our car from a HIN show car to a more performance oriented build.  In part two of our series we tackled the difficult task of squeezing more stick and balance in the corners of an already finely tuned cornering machine without reducing its refinement as a daily driver. We also improved the stamina of its already powerful brakes in anticipation of hard track use and more power from the motor. In part two we will attempt to squeeze more power out of the EVO’s tried and true 4G63 engine


 

EVO IX Power Tweeks Part 2

By Mike Kojima

When we last left project EVO IX we had just tried out the most basic bolt on mods and ended up being pretty pleased with the results, picking up nearly 30 whp from stock with just a few hours of work including dyno time. Drivability was improved as well making our experience a win win situation.


 

HKS Hyperdamper for Mitsubishi EVO VIII and IX

Project EVO VIII Part Two, Improving Braking and Handling

By Mike Kojima

At MotoIQ headquarters, it’s no secret that we love the EVO VIII.  To us it’s one of the best-balanced all around car we have ever driven for any price.  It has reasonable power with tons of upgrade potential for its well developed bulletproof 4G63 engine.  The killer engine is one thing but the best thing about the EVO is its handling.  The EVO just flat out rocks, there are very few cars that are so easy to drive hard at the limit.


 

MotoIQ Project Mitsubishi EVO IX

Project EVO IX Part One: Really Simple Bolt Ons

By Jeff Naeyaert

The venerable Mistsubishi EVO is a known commodity in the tuning world.  It seems that wherever you look you see EVO’s and it also seems, at least in our Southern California locale that a stock EVO is about as common as a Ferrari Enzo.  The EVO IX was the final evolutionary development of the superb, destined to become a classic CT9A chassis which includes the EVO VII, VIII and IX.  The features that define an IX are the changes made to the legendary 4G63 engine to make it even better than its predecessors.


 

Paintless Dent repair

motoIQ Tech Exclusive! Paintless Dent Repair

If you are into cars, it’s inevitable that your nice shiny new ride will accumulate its share of ugly and annoying dents and dings no matter how careful you are when parking.  Even the stored garage queen is not immune to this sort of damage.  Some of you have kids, some have crowded garages full of stuff that falls over.  Some of you have spouses or SO’s that think your obsession with cars is dumb and park the car any old where when you are not around.


 

Project Mitsubishi EVO VIII: Getting Rid of the Bling to Give it Some Sting

From the second we first drove an EVO VI on loan from Mitsubishi 8 years ago, we have been in love with the EVO series of cars.  The small relatively light 4-Door sedan reminded us of another favorite car.  It was lot like a super tuned Turbo Sentra SE-R but with it's 4WD drivetrain, it could actually put the power to the ground at high boost.  Unfortunately the EVO was not available for sale in the USA. 


 

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