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Old 07-22-2016, 12:39 AM   #1
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MarkV1184's 2015 Evo X FE Build

Just thought I'd finally take the time to document my build and share some thoughts/pictures along the way. The Evo has always been one of my dream cars and I'm now privileged enough to own one.

My previous car was an S2000 that I absolutely loved, but off the track it lacked a lot of comforts and features.


I sold the S2000, and on 07/15/2016 I went out and bought Evo X FE US1298. It was a hard decision, but I landed on Mercury Gray and have been in love with it ever since.





First order of business was to get rid of the random 2015 chrome accent. I ordered a smoked side marker and replaced the accent piece.




Suspension has always been important to me. The Evo will see some track time, but I didn't want to sacrifice the daily comfort of the OEM suspension. I researched a mild spring that mates well with the OEM Bilstein shocks, and managed to find a set of Swift Spec-R springs on craigslist. The price made it a no brainer!


Next order of business was to replace the crappy 2015 Lancer seats. I took to craigslist again and managed to find a really clean pair of 2014 seats. Out the crappy Lancer seats went, and in with the Recaro seats. Thanks to a how-to tutorial on the forum, they went in with no problem.





That's it for now! I'm on the hunt for a set of TE37s, but plan on running the OEM tires down to the wire first. Saturday is a tech day so the springs may be going in then.

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Old 07-22-2016, 02:32 AM   #2
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Tires shouldnt take long to run down. lol. Looks great. Love the start.


Aside from the suspension, any performance thoughts?
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Old 07-22-2016, 05:09 AM   #3
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Tires shouldnt take long to run down. lol. Looks great. Love the start.


Aside from the suspension, any performance thoughts?
Still in the process of mapping it out. Since it's a different beast than my S2000, I'm a bit nervous to try and make power gains for now.

Is there a suggested "road map" of order of mods outside of suspension?
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Old 07-22-2016, 05:45 PM   #4
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Old 07-22-2016, 05:59 PM   #5
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Well, as far as power goes, I'd say basic bolt ons and a tune will be the first step imo. A tune is a big deal with these cars. ALOT of power and response can come from a 3 port boost controller, an intake, a race pipe and a proper tune.
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Old 07-22-2016, 08:04 PM   #6
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I recommend getting coil over set up over lowering springs. One of the best mods I made.
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Old 07-22-2016, 09:25 PM   #7
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I recommend getting coil over set up over lowering springs. One of the best mods I made.


I definitely will after I put some miles on these fresh Bilsteins. I had Ohlin DFVs on my S2000 and loved them.


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the first mod is usually an accessport and intake. a good tune can put out 15+whp
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An access port is probably your worst option for tuning and out here a boost controller and tune can pick you up 45-60 hp from stock with literally changing out NONE of the factory parts
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An access port is probably your worst option for tuning and out here a boost controller and tune can pick you up 45-60 hp from stock with literally changing out NONE of the factory parts
Thanks for the info. I figured a professional tune would be money better spent than a COBB AP. I used to have a WRX and was never comfortable with a general MAP being flashed.
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