Let's see how that EVO is running with 100k miles on it after doing the mods. Crank walk????? I wouldn't take the chance. You know how good the 3 dimond name plate is for reliability.........(cough, choke.......). Suspension, I'll do that anyday over messing with the motor. If may save you a couple bucks doing motor stuff first but it'll cost you a ton more later. Can't change the tranny to a better one either for cheap in the Evo.