first time Evo owner

LuvEvolution

LuvEvolution

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just wanted to say hi to everyone. my name is Richard and I was born and raised in Kingswinford, West Midlands. when I was a teenager, I moved to St.Catharines, ON, which is just a few minutes outside Niagara Falls. the Niagara region is a beautiful place, but to quote Dorothy, there's no place like home. :)

my dream car has always been the Evo 5 (and Evo 6),ever since I first laid eyes on it at Sutton Park back in 98 while on holiday back home. the actual cars that were there, were the Evo Xtreme cars from Xtreme UK which was in Dudley at the time and now in Stourbridge. from that moment on, I fell in love with the Evo and it's been a slow 15 years for it to become legal in Canada. once that happened, I immediately imported one from Japan. I think I paid slightly more than I should have for the car, but at that point money was really no object. I just had to have it. I'm sure you understand. LOL. :)

the car I chose is a white GSR that had slightly higher KM on it than others I looked at, but this one was a one owner car that was essentially unmolested and had also never been smoked in, which I hear is pretty rare for a Japanese car. the biggest modification are Tein coilovers and bracing everywhere, including an H brace under the engine. once it was here, I got to work on personalizing it to my tastes. while I have not modded the car yet, I did paint some accents on it, including the intercooler. I had read pros and cons to doing the intercooler, but honestly I have notice no difference in performance since painting it and I think it looks so much better than it did.

my plan is to only slightly mod the car with hard piping and a custom air box. I was thinking about going to speed density instead of MAF. my turbo has slight shaft play, so I plan on replacing that. I have been offered an Evo 9 turbo that has been ported and polished on the hot side. I'm not sure if I'll have to buy some sort of install kit to bolt that turbo on, but I also plan on doing an equal length header from Ross Sport.

the car has developed a slight vibration in 5th gear and also another noise that I have investigated online and it appears that it may be transfer case whine. the overall condition of the car is about 8.5-9 out of 10 and needs a slight bit of touch up here and there to be perfect. otherwise, I am completely happy with my decision to buy this car.

here's a few pics of the car. enjoy.

Rich
 

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martinthegooner

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Welcome along,can't beat a white V,have you got any pictures of the interior?
 
DDS789

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Welcome to the forum

Looks lovely! Get some white RS fog light covers they will really smarten it up, spend the money on genuine ones too :D
 
LuvEvolution

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Welcome to the forum

Looks lovely! Get some white RS fog light covers they will really smarten it up, spend the money on genuine ones too :D
I think I may just do that. there's not much available this side of the pond for anything less than the Evo 8, so I might have difficulty finding them. if you've got any ideas on where I can perhaps get them over your side of the pond, that would be great.

one of the members on here has already offered me an HKS RS suction/intake pipe. it looks very nice. :)
 
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LuvEvolution

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I'll post some interior pics up as soon as I get some decent ones. there's a few things wrong here and there with the interior. the cloth material is coming away from the door cards on the front doors, so I'm either gonna have to find new cards, or somehow glue the material back on. I'm also missing the plastic plates that go on the rocker panels of the rear doors. not sure what they are called, but I would call them sill plates, or something like that. LOL. :)

otherwise, the interior is really nice. the Recaros are black with multicolour flecks on the flat panels of the seats. I'll take pics of those too. I've never seen another Evo with this style of Recaro.

Rich
 
B6lee

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Now that's how you write a newbie post. Nice one rich, and great looking car too !! :)
 
LuvEvolution

LuvEvolution

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thanks mate. it's great to be here and I figured a nice, polite introduction was in order, before I start p^%*ing people off with newbie questions that have been asked a thousand times before and not even bothering to use the search function. hahahahahahaha. :D
 
LuvEvolution

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Simon, do you do remote remapping, or do you have to have the car there? kinda would have an issue getting the car to you and my car is running way too rich (I think). :)
 
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6.5ghost

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welcome , my wife from Niagara also. we'll go visit next year relatives. catch you there if pos.
enjoy your car
 
Tom2741

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Welcome along. I'm visiting niagra falls in feb. I'll keep an eye out!
 
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