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Well I have been lurking here for awhile and thought its time to introduce my 2015 Evo (non FE). I rescued her in January 2016 from a Ford dealership with 3,000 miles on her with only a dual exhaust.

For awhile I haven't known what I want to do with it. Everyone around here with Evos build them for the strip. I came from a background of street bikes before the Evo. I live at the bottom of the NC mountains and I used to ride sport bikes all over the curvy roads around here so it was just natural to take my Evo up there too. It was the most fun I've have on something with a motor. Now I have decided to build my car for the mountains.

As of now I have:
ETS intake
ETS test Pipe
Ultimate racing exhaust
Cobb Boost Controller
Short shifter
Boost and Wideband gauges
65c fuel pump
Tuned by MotionLabs in Charlotte NC
336whp/350tq at 26psi
Stock struts with eibach pro springs
Bridgestone RE760 tires (stock size)

I still ride with mostly sport bikes and I lead the pack most of the time. The car is already fast and really fun in the tight curves so I'm thinking it would be better to add more power for the straights and better suspension for the curves. And better brakes.

I just order my stage 2 setup:
ETS Vband Kit with the New version 2 GTX3076R turbo
ETS 3.5 Intercooler kit
FIC 1650 injectors with Plug in play
Buschur Racing Double Pumper fuel pump
Dual 93/E85 maps
All done by Kasey Harris @ dyno time speed works.


I'm open to suggestions on ways to make my car better for the mountains/track. Help me to get the car setup for the spring.



 

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I am doing a similar build to yours. We take our Evo down to Gatlinburg each year and spend the week driving mountain roads (Dragon is a must) and I take a guys weekend each year to southern Ohio for country/mountain spirited driving.

Best mods you can have IMO is a great set of coilovers (Ohlins R&T is what Im buying this winter), a great set of tires (RE071s, RS3s, PilotSuperSports, Direzzas, etc) and some meaty pads. Power is nice and what your building is fine, but you cant really use a shat ton of power on a true mountain road. Its all about how well you can maintain speed and how you can keep your car in the power band.

Don't forget to find a happy tire pressure and get a roll center kit when dropping the car down. Both will find you speed and confidence in the corners.
 

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I am doing a similar build to yours. We take our Evo down to Gatlinburg each year and spend the week driving mountain roads (Dragon is a must) and I take a guys weekend each year to southern Ohio for country/mountain spirited driving.

Best mods you can have IMO is a great set of coilovers (Ohlins R&T is what Im buying this winter), a great set of tires (RE071s, RS3s, PilotSuperSports, Direzzas, etc) and some meaty pads. Power is nice and what your building is fine, but you cant really use a shat ton of power on a true mountain road. Its all about how well you can maintain speed and how you can keep your car in the power band.

Don't forget to find a happy tire pressure and get a roll center kit when dropping the car down. Both will find you speed and confidence in the corners.


Thanks for the advice, I just went to the dragons tail last week. It was awesome. I had a guy on a sports bike behind me trying to keep up with a GoPro. I'm hoping he sends me the footage. I would love to post it. All I hear is how good the car sticks to the road. Everyone is amazed including me. I agree with what you said about power. I figure I will use the 93 map for mountain riding and the E85 for the V8s in the neighborhood. I need less body roll more then anything. What tire pressure are you running?
 

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Also I finally found a set of Evo Recaros I installed yesterday. Now I might be able to stay in the seat. If there wasn't a ban on fires right now I'd have those Lancer seats burning out back.
LOL! I'd almost pay to see a pic of that
 

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Thanks for the advice, I just went to the dragons tail last week. It was awesome. I had a guy on a sports bike behind me trying to keep up with a GoPro. I'm hoping he sends me the footage. I would love to post it. All I hear is how good the car sticks to the road. Everyone is amazed including me. I agree with what you said about power. I figure I will use the 93 map for mountain riding and the E85 for the V8s in the neighborhood. I need less body roll more then anything. What tire pressure are you running?
Right now I run the same all around. I set them for 36psi cold and then check them again once they are warmed up. I try to say +/- 1psi while out for spirited drives.
 

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I just picked up a great deal on the ohlins R&T coilovers. Very excited to see the car back on the road with some new suspension. I was going to get it out Friday but my mechanic/tuner found a leaky rear main seal that had to be replaced (surprising with only 10,000 miles on car). Maybe get her out next week sometime. I also ordered some custom headlights with 3/4 halos from boost on demon X. I'll post some picture when I get it all done.
 
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