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Old 03-18-2011, 09:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My Evo VIII build - 2.2L stroker / 607 whp on pump, water meth

Hey what's up everyone, my name is Ryan, I'm from Central PA, and this is my Lightning Yellow Evo 8 GSR. I added some history on how I got the car, a mod list, and some pics. I'm new to evotuners.net, but am a member of evom, tristatetuners, PAtuned, SPADSM, so if you've seen this before I apologize, and if not, hopefully it's a decent read. Thanks for checking it out

When the Evo emerged for US sale in 03, I instantly fell in love and like most Evo owners, had to have one. My Evo VIII GSR was always just a dream for me to own, did a tour in Iraq just to finally get one and then another tour in Afghanistan for what I refer to as "mod money." haha It was origionally sold by a dealer in Seattle, WA. where it was the owner of the dealers wife's demo and literally sat in their garage. I purchsed it through a dealer in Great Falls, MT, where I was currently stationed with the military and eventually trailerd it from Montana to Pennsylvania. I really hate to admit it, but it basically sits covered in my garage and is only driven on nice, sunny days. I know all the hard-core Subie/Evo guys are shaking your head at me for that..but hey, it is what it is. Bought it at the end of '04 with 4k and currently it only has 35k total miles, so ya can see how little it's actaully driven, but I still managed to make it a certified 100mph club car from Beaver Springs Dragway.

Alright, enough with the history lesson, lets get to the part that everyone always wants to know, the mods...the car is in a huge transition right now and is constantly 'evolving.' I've tried to keep the mods tasteful, yet practical, so here is a current list along with some pics. Everyone always asks "why didn't you go with a huge turbo, like a 35R etc?" And the simple answer is, I still really love to drive my car. I mean, nothing against those of you with large frame turbos, but I didn't want all the dreaded lag, so I opted instead for the CBRD BBK set-up. For the same money, I got awesome power gains, plus I can still take it out on the weekends and destroy some backroad twisties. Perhaps one day I may take it to that level, but for now it's a killer street and wild auto-x car. I'll keep updating as I get more done or you can check my profile as the car is in the shop more then in my garage.

Here are the numbers thus far:

Since the recent 2.2 motor, water/meth kit car put down [email protected]


Car origionally put down 425whp/391wtq @ 28psi with a mild tune on CBRD's Mustang II load-bearing dyno on 93 octane pump-gas. However, with some tweaking and a more aggressive tune, it put down 456whp/422wtq @ 31psi on straight pump-gas. Did some more tweaking and with an extremely aggressive tune and some 100 octane race fuel made 504whp/443wtq @ 33psi (which is about all the stock block could take). I want to break 600whp, so the stock bottom end will have to go. That's next on the agenda...****ing money-pit.


Engine/Drivetrain Modifications:


2.2l stroker motor
Carillo rods
CP pistons
Tuff crank
honed head
AEM water/meth kit
ported intake mani
manifold spacer
CBRD BBK-B fully-ported Blouch turbo (hybrid prototype)
JM Fabrications twin-scroll tubular exhaust manifold with ported inlets
HeadGames EVO ported/polished head
Evo IX re-circulated waste-gate
Megan Racing stainless O2 housing
GSC S2 cams - 272 intake / 268 exhaust
GSC beehive valve springs
GSC valve retainers
GSC valve seats
Supertech oversized valves
BLE lifters
AMS Balance Shaft eliminator kit
Evo IX MIVEC cam gears
ARP L19 Racing head-studs
ARP conrod bolts
PTE Precision 1000cc fuel injectors
Cosworth 86mm/1.5mm head gasket
Cosworth kevlar high performance timing belt
APS twin-vent BOV (50 % VTA / 50% re-circulated)
APS upgraded twin-vent BOV spring
CBRD slim-core race radiator
CBRD slimline fan
CBRD silicone racing coolant hoses
Mishimoto Racing thermostat
JM Fabrications CBRD spark plug insert
Denso IKH24 1 step colder performance spark plugs
Magnacor 8.5 plug wires
Full Blown twin Walbro fuel pump hanger kit
Twin Walbro 255lp/min fuel pumps
-6 Feed / -6 Return fuel lines/fittings
HKS Carbon/Titanium HI-Power exhaust
Invidia 3” stainless steel down-pipe
Invidia 3” stainless steel test-pipe (cat-delete)
CEL Eliminator
AEM short-ram intake
AEM intake shroud
AMS front-mount intercooler (1250 cfm flow – 3.625” thick)
AMS polished lower hot-side intercooler pipe
JM Fabrications polished upper intercooler pipe
JM Fabrications polished cold-side lower intercooler pipe
JM Fabrications prototype medium battery kit
JM Fabrications polished battery tie-down
JM Fabrications polished coolant overflow tank
Odyssey PC 925 medium battery
Zaklee clear cam cover
Hallman ProRX black manual boost controller (tuned for the street at 26 psi)
Greddy radiator cooling plate
ECU “PowerDyne” tuned by Chad Block Racing Development, York, PA (Mustang II load-bearing dyno system)
Ralliart cloth power steering / master cylinder / intercooler sprayer covers
2-step launch control
Manual / Automatic Intercooler sprayer


Suspension/Drivetrain Modifications:

Tein Sport Tech Lowering Springs (Drop: 2.1” front/1.8” rear)
Bilstein HD sport shocks
Enkei PKR 18x8.5 wheels on Nitto tires
Brembo brakes
Hawk brake pads
AMS axle upgrade
Exedy twin-disc clutch
AMS stainless lines
SHEP stage II transfer case rebuild
Qualife ATB center differential


Wheels/Tires Modifications:

Enkei PKR's 18x8.5 on Nitto's


Interior/Exterior Modifications:

Rexpeed D carbon fiber front lip
Seibon CWII carbon fiber hood
Rexpeed cf mirror covers
VentShade smoked window visors
JDM smoked rear window visor
Evo IX tail lights
Night Shaded corner/marker lights
20% window tint by Shades of Grey Tint
Perrin “Shorty” antenna
JDM yellow fogs
JDM front license plate bracket/holder
JDM front license plate “CT9A” (vehicle code for the EVO thru 2006)
Black Euro “Evo VIII” badge
Ichibahn yellow/carbon fiber shift knob
Xenon HID head lights with automatic leveling
Hyper blue interior bulbs / dome light / reading lights / license plate lights
PA Iraqi Freedom Veteran license plate

How she sits as of 15 October: BE EASY ON THE WHEELS, I DON'T REALLY LIKE THEM MYSELF, BUT I GOT THEM FOR FREE SOOOO...HEHE



















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Old 06-13-2011, 09:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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wow man welcome and nice work.. how about some vids of that next lol.
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Haven't been on here in months...so i updated the origional post with new mods and a few new pics.
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Where in centra pa are you?
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Old 08-02-2012, 06:40 AM   #5 (permalink)
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A few months has passed since my last "AlterEvo" build update. Since the last time, the motor has been yanked, a 2.2L stroker built, tons of new bits and pieces here and there and some pics.

Motor: 2.2L stroker, forged internals, CP pistons, Carillo rods, tuff crank, GSC S2's, valve springs, retainers, seats, ported intake mani, spacer, aem methanol kit, twin disc in, flywheel, shep stage 3 transfer case, ams axels, the llst goes on and on. Put down a cool 607whp @ 38psi and 50/50 meth mix

Cosmetics: rexpeed cf front lip, rexpeed cf mirror covers, smoked window visors, JDM smoked rear window visor, powdercoated valve cover / rad cooling plate (I KNOW, why lime green...honestly, I don't know, but it does draw you in and it really has grown on me). A few other bits here and there.

As of 1 August 12:


















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Took the car to Beaver Springs on 14 Apr 2012 for the test and tune. I only have about 1000 miles on the new engine and drivetrain, but wanted to put in a little work on the track. Here are the results:

I did NOT launch the car, played it like a stop light start and babied it off the line. Only had 93 octane pump gas and my street Nitto's (I hate them btw) and the car was in the low 12's. I did some tweaking and my best pass of the day was my final pass, 11.107 @ 122.78mph. Not bad for no 2-step launch and street tires on pump gas. I figure it should be in the mid to low 10's when I can finally launch it and get some slicks/100 octane. Stay tuned for more!

I'm car 16 in the right lane.

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Old 09-05-2012, 12:18 PM   #7 (permalink)
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My buddie snapped these on the way back from Beaver Springs a few weeks ago, think they turned out nice:







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