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Old 03-10-2020, 01:28 PM   #26
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It's your car/money/taste, but personally, I recommend keeping it as stock as possible. The older the car, the fewer there are in original condition. Whereas with a new car, every Tom, Dick and Harry rushes out to slap aftermarket wheels/coilovers/exhausts on their new car to express themselves. Nothing stopping you from doing the same with an older car, but like the car itself, there are fewer examples of the original parts out there over time, so having it as close to original as possible will help it maintain its value and rarity as opposed to an off-the-shelf aftermarket part.



Keep the intake stock for the same reason. Not to mention there's almost no gains to be made there. Yes, maybe some noise, but for what's now a classic, I think keeping it in classic condition is more important than making noise. Again, my opinion. But that looks like a nice clean example. Enjoy!


You bring up some good points. The original plan was to do absolutely nothing aftermarket on the Evo. I think for the most part it will remain stock and I do agree with you on the intake idea. If anything I will be adding some quality tint professionally applied of course and the coilovers. I plan to keep the stock suspension on hand. Itís probably best from a collector stand point that I leave the engine bay alone. So thatís the plan going forward. The interior will also remain untouched as this one still has all its factory interior. Btw Iím jealous of your Evo V!
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Old 03-10-2020, 08:10 PM   #27
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Agreed, no need to stage br0 tune it out. Keep that engine bay looking factory fresh. And yeah, keep the original suspension if you put some coilovers on. Easily swapped back in the future. Looks like it has stock wheels, too! Really nice find after all these years.

This site will really come in handy in the future. Not only does it have diagrams of all of the OEM parts in exploded diagram workshop manual format, but it links to where you can buy the part brand new from Amayama in Japan (if it's available).
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Old 03-10-2020, 09:15 PM   #28
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Agreed, no need to stage br0 tune it out. Keep that engine bay looking factory fresh. And yeah, keep the original suspension if you put some coilovers on. Easily swapped back in the future. Looks like it has stock wheels, too! Really nice find after all these years.

This site will really come in handy in the future. Not only does it have diagrams of all of the OEM parts in exploded diagram workshop manual format, but it links to where you can buy the part brand new from Amayama in Japan (if it's available).


Thanks for the info and site! I did not know of this. Iím contemplating putting a pioneer head unit in soon as the Japanese one is essentially useless stateside as Iím sure you already know, unless I dig for an old cassette.... showing my age now.
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Old 03-10-2020, 10:03 PM   #29
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For a toy car (not a daily), I'd just leave it and not listen to music in that one car. You appear to have quite a fleet there.

And no worries, I had Dookie and (What's The Story) Morning Glory? on cassette.
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Old 03-10-2020, 10:50 PM   #30
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Yeah it wonít get driven much (less than 2k miles a year) most likely
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Old 03-13-2020, 04:26 PM   #31
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All look very clean Gotta love the classic evo look!
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Old 03-13-2020, 06:09 PM   #32
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That Evo is sweet. A friend of mine bought a '03 Evo without his wife knowing about it...he just brought it home. The result was hilarious from a bystander's standpoint. He tells me it was well worth it as it was stupid fast.
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Old 03-13-2020, 09:44 PM   #33
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That Evo is sweet. A friend of mine bought a '03 Evo without his wife knowing about it...he just brought it home. The result was hilarious from a bystander's standpoint. He tells me it was well worth it as it was stupid fast.


Oh damn! That must have been interesting to watch as a bystander. I will say that for a 94 This thing feels pretty damn quick, but then again anything compared to my D16 105hp Honda feels quick lol
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Old 03-22-2020, 08:02 PM   #34
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Some photos after a wash today...

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Old 03-22-2020, 08:11 PM   #35
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Some photos after a wash today...
Maybe it's me.. but I don't see any pictures in your post above..
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Old 03-22-2020, 08:25 PM   #36
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Maybe it's me.. but I don't see any pictures in your post above..


Working on it, NASIOC app isnít cooperating at the moment.
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Old 03-23-2020, 08:36 AM   #37
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Working on it, NASIOC app isnít cooperating at the moment.
Nasioc app has always been ****. I use Tapatalk or the website.

You know Nasioc has their own hosting site right? https://img.nasioc.com/
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Old 03-23-2020, 01:19 PM   #38
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You know Nasioc has their own hosting site right? https://img.nasioc.com/


Thanks Iíll give that a try
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Old 03-23-2020, 01:44 PM   #39
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Old 03-25-2020, 11:43 PM   #40
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So I had my buddy back East refinish my bugeyeís coolant expansion tank. Came out awesome. I suppose itís the little things that really set off a car. Many of you that have older GD chassis cars are probably aware of the issue over time with these coolant tanks getting kinda corroded over time. I believe the 06-07 (my Hawkeye has plastic) switched over to a plastic tank but earlier gen had metal.

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Old 03-25-2020, 11:44 PM   #41
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Finished product, looks 100 times better! Thanks Tim!
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Old 03-26-2020, 01:30 AM   #42
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Iím highly considering the BC racing coilovers for the Evolution2GSR. One of the few companies that readily have an aftermarket coilover ready to go out of the box for that car.
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Old 03-26-2020, 10:42 PM   #43
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Some new Cusco parts for the Evo. The factory exhaust hangers are pretty shot at this point. And giving the magnetic drain plug a try.
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Old 03-27-2020, 08:34 PM   #44
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Looks like it's been treated well. Looks mint. I too was considering buying a jdm evo but price and the aftermarket scene was what made me go the subie route.
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Old 03-27-2020, 08:43 PM   #45
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Damn that's quite clean! Where at in AZ are you? Not many of us SWIC'ers left
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Old 03-27-2020, 09:15 PM   #46
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Thanks, Yuma County
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Cool car! Always loved evo II. Being that old, how is it holding together so far?
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