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01-09-2004, 09:47 AM
Ok I have been toying with getting a tuner. I am very picky and was thinking of getting the Mitsubishi EVO .I think it is a good buy I know it only has 275 HP adn great handling so I hear but I need help on this one guys .Can I make it faster? And how? Is it worth it ?What do you think of it compared to the Nissan 280Z.I think the nissan is Ugly.Does the EVO handle beter?HELP!
01-09-2004, 10:03 AM
This probably belings in IMHO. And you can make anything faster...it just takes money.
My recommendation is to avoid the rice and get a good German car. But then again, that's just MHO. Which is why it belongs there.
01-09-2004, 03:08 PM
You can always make a car faster like audilover said.
What kind of budget are you talking about? The EVO is already damn fast. If you want faster stock, look at the STI.
And the EVO isn't rice until someone makes it rice :D
General upgrades (intake, exhaust, chip etc) are going to get you very slim power increases. The only real way would be to get the biggest turbo and seriously upgrade the internals...but if you're going there, why bother with an expensive EVO? Get a focus and dump a V8 in there (convertion kits are available).
You might want to check out some car oriented forums if you're seriously considering getting an EVO.
Cyntar, questions asking for advice and opinions belong in IMHO.
I'll move this to IMHO for you.
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01-09-2004, 04:01 PM
My pal has an STi and all I have to say is, "holy crap." The STi and the Evo run so close to one another that the reviews I've seen (http://www.edmunds.com/reviews/comparison/articles/100430/article.html) almost always come down to just two factors--the slightly stiffer suspension of the Evo (which cuts both ways, depending on whether or not you want to feel pennies on the pavement), and the price--about $2000 more for the Scoobydoo.
Both of these cars are already modified far beyond their less capable sister models (Subaru Technica International (http://www.subaru-sti.co.jp/e/index.html), the rally car designers for Subaru, put the tweakin' on the STi). In a resale sense, an unmodified version of either will probably retain its value better than otherwise, but be honest with yourself--you know you're gonna wrap it around a tree before you get rid of it. More important, the chances that you will be able to squeeze something extra out of either of these cars cheaply and legally is questionable.
I don't know as much about the 350Z, but I know it's the normally aspirated but tuned six-cylinder block which runs in most mid-sized Nissan cars and trucks now. Modding being what it is today, don't be surprised if Nismo comes out with an add-on turbo--maybe even a twin. By comparison to the two cars above, this one will probably have more usable torque and that classic rear-wheel drive feel.
Nissan actually has a monstrous competitor for the Evo and the STi in the Skyline GTR, but they have been reluctant to release it in the United States.
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