That and it's hard to sell a modded car in the first place. Especially an evo, everyone knows it was beat on, launched, etc. The dealers know that as well, so they'll low ball the hell out of you for trade in.
i have put modded cars back to stock at the dealers i have worked so they could send them to auction. When most people are looking to buy a car unless it is private party where they can verify it was well taken care of and not pushed to hard want to buy stock. And with a sst i doubt any of you all would want to pay good to high retail value on a modded evo mr. stock is a much better way to unload them.
Speaking of dealers and selling cars, some of you guys may know that I like working on paint. When I was first learning how, I kept reading posts from folks looking for a pro to detail their cars before a trade. Not really being in tune with the whole thing, I thought it was kinda odd until a time came to trade one of my cars. It was mostly driven by my wife who took no care of it, whatsoever. I tried to maintain its finish, as much as one could, but it was like pissing against the wind.
So, I took the thing and did the same thing as a dealer - glazed it up with 3M's Imperial Hand Glade and made the paint look almost new...until the next rain. Detailed the interior, too. Much to my amazement, we were consistently offered top dollar for the car. Did the same thing to another car or two to be sold. They also did well. I guess I'm trying to say that it may be in one's best interest, financially, to hire someone good to bring the paint back and to make the car look less used. It really does make a monetary difference.
Vanity is what people pay for. If the car looks good but doesn't work they'll pay top dollar. Most don't know shit about cars, so selling a lemon that is in good cosmetic condition is quite easy. It's morally wrong but financially smart.
If people spend more time when hooking up gauges and routing wires that they aren't unnecessarily cutting holes into the stock parts, but rather use gauge pods and use double-sided 3M tape (designed for cars) then that shouldn't be an issue. The wiring I wrigged in my Evo doesn't look like a rats nest either. The only thing that would be hard to return back to stock would be the DEI Viper alarm system, but then that should be considered a bonus (if I were ever to sell the car back to the dealership) as the aftermarket alarm system was professionally installed by a reputable local shop.
In addition to your original question, you can search for the part through MitsubishiPartsWarehouse or other Mitsubishi dealership websites that sells parts online.
Lol. Touché. Yes and no. For some reason I don't think of that car as my 'track' car. Convertible needs a roll cage to run in the advanced group with some organizations. I refuse to put a cage in that car. Point taken though, Bryan. I guess 'out of the box' can be subjective. I keep saying the evo is the last car I am going to 'aggressivly' mod, but none of my friends believe me for some reason...
So i was driving down the road when i smelled smoke coming from the engine bay. I immediately pulled over to a beach access and opened the hood to see that my engine cover had removed itself and was on fire due to the fact that it had shifted on top of my exhaust manifold. I was able to find...
Hey guys. Just making a random thread about what I, or you, have done to your car's today, latley, or plan on doing.
I changed the oil today. Royal Purple! Rotated tires, cleaned brakes, and the engine.
I get an 08 evo x with 100k km on it, right now have
AMS UPPER,Lower pipe
Ams cold air intake
Ams wide open down pipe
Ams high flow cat
Hks Dual car back exhaust
Gram speed boost control
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