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#451

Posted 26 February 2011 - 08:23 AM

Great choice of wheels. What sort are they? Not BBS, are they? Barracudas?

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 01:01 AM

QUOTE (BCspeed34 @ Feb 26 2011, 00:56)
I'll do a complete and extensive video once the swap is completed, discussing anything and everything there is to know about the swap. Also, I got the steering wheel from an Evo 6. They can easily be sourced in the UK on eBay motors.

Since my last update:
[Pictures of Kick-Ass Mitsubishi and its engine.]

Thanks man. Getting one very soon but without mitsubishi logo on it. Love your car BTW.

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 06:38 AM

Damn BC, looks to be coming along well! Sure, it's 3 years in but it's quite a project. I couldn't imagine all the small things you've done along the way. It seems like you're getting info the major work now, hope it all goes well. I'm sure you will, but keep us up to date on it!

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 06:39 AM

Thanks, the wheels are Work VS-TX 18x9.0 +33 and +34.

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 04:44 PM

Been a long time since my last update. Since then I have got new JDM wheels from the UK, OEM fenders, an OEM rear bumper and much much more. Currently I am swapping a JDM floor panel from an actual Evo 6 into my car. This will let me bolt-on the AWD subframe and differential. Also pictured is a new OEM hood to replace my worn carbon one.

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More updates coming soon!

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#456

Posted 07 September 2011 - 04:49 PM

Well...

Hah! I was just thinking that we havent heard of you and your car lately. A refresh later... there you are!

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So youre definitely going the authentic Evo route?

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 09:06 PM

Three years late but holy f*ck this is sick! gj bro icon14.gif

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#458

Posted 09 September 2011 - 10:20 PM

Son, I am proud.

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 10:22 PM

So the AWD trans is already in right, just no driveshaft hooked up or any rear diff until the rear pan is in? Correct?

So you're really almost done with this thing. SHIET

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 06:40 PM

Car is going to be 100% OEM (to the best of my ability) by the time I am finished. And yes the AWD transmission has already been installed. I literally have everything I need, all I am doing now is purchasing OEM replacements for parts I had earlier. For example I just replaced my fiberglass rear bumper with this OEM one.

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All that is left now, body-wise, is to source an OEM Tommi Makinen front bumper. As seen in previous photos I already have the OEM side skirts and rear flares to finish the bodywork. Also a little update on the rear floor, not much though. I have already removed a significant amount of waste metal, but there is still a lot of work left before I can install this into my chassis.

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#461

Posted 17 September 2011 - 08:58 AM

sourcing mostly in the UK?

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 05:35 PM

The wheels, rear floor, gauges and some various other bits were sourced from the UK. The parts are pricier (however the exchange rate is becoming more favorable) than the Japanese parts dealers, but I prefer not having to deal with a language barrier.

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#463

Posted 18 September 2011 - 01:25 PM

Now this is an awesome project you got there. I like so much that i actually looked for some old Lancers to see if i can buy one in the future and make it into an EVO 5 or something. biggrin.gif Respect dude...keep on showing us some pics too.

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#464

Posted 15 October 2011 - 05:48 PM

Another update. I'm still in the process of swapping floors (tons of work involved). However lately I have been doing a bit of shopping overseas. Here is just one thing I picked up:

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I'm likely going to rebuild it before installing, just to be safe. More updates coming soon!

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 06:15 PM Edited by Lurch, 15 October 2011 - 06:18 PM.

Just wondering, how many of these are out there. I mean US Mirages that people have done AWD Lancer Evo conversions on. Is this car significant enough to possibly land the car some magazine time or is the conversion a fairly common thing?

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 06:37 PM

My goal is to make it into a magazine by the time I am finished. As far as I know, there is one complete Evo 5 conversion in California, another one in progress (also in Cali), and a few other illegally imported Evo's throughout the states.

To my knowledge this will be the only Evo 6 TME conversion in the United States. I know at least three TME's are here in the US, but they were imported and are very grey market.

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 08:38 PM

Removed the old rear floor, prepping everything for welding.

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Might test fit the rear floor later, weather permitting.

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 09:35 PM

Looking good. After this is done is there anything left to complete the full on evo conversion? Or is this basically it?

Also what diffs is the car running? What ratio? I'm assuming the rear has an LSD. Does the front have an LSD or is it open?

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 12:27 AM

Its been a while...

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...rear end swap is complete, just need to bolt on my exhaust and wheels then it's back on the road.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 11:17 PM

Looks sweet. How's this wrapping up now? I stalked another site out enough to know you were having some brake problems. Is it on the road now? What all is left to be done?

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 05:46 AM

What does a well done Evo clone run for on the open market? If you could take any and all emotional attachment away from the your car, what do you think it would be worth? This is one of the few conversions I haven't seen or heard much of.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:27 PM

I fixed the brake issue and the car is driving now. Unfortunately I have yet to sort out a custom exhaust system, so until then it is not road-legal.

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As for value, these never really go up on the US market. If I had to put a number on it though, I would say around $20k. I do want a different car down the road, but depending on my financial situation I may or may not sell this.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 01:58 AM Edited by Lurch, 28 April 2012 - 02:08 AM.

What's wrong with the exhaust? I'd figure with the turbo, something as basic as an open downpipe would be legal. Or is WA a stickler for bullsh*t?

If you want it tolerable to drive, just run 3", a bottle resonator, and some type of magnaflow. Seems to be what the STI guys around here run. You don't need a cat on something that old do you?

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 02:15 AM

We have emissions testing as a registration requirement. Because of that I need a full exhaust with a cat to pass.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 04:53 PM

Passed inspection, now I can actually start driving the car.

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#476

Posted 17 May 2012 - 05:16 PM

Looking good, what else does it need to be complete besides a paint job?

And why'd you take the rear flares off?

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 05:52 PM

I only mounted them temporarily for the photo. For permanent mounting I need to drill holes into the doors, but first I need to align everything.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 12:09 PM

Been on vacation for a while, but here is the latest on the car:

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Added a genuine front bumper and installed the skirts and rear arches. Bodywork is complete, now I just need to have it all painted.

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#479

Posted 10 September 2012 - 01:16 PM

What an excellent project you have almost finished there. I salute you sir. Making a Mirage into a EVO, pretty much making a weak, cheap and ugly car into such a babemagnet biggrin.gif

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 07:16 PM

Much respect for sticking to the project and seeing it through...I certainly wouldn't have!

What is left on the shopping list before you can take it to paint?




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