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My DD is a Lancer DE ' 10 (CVT) and I am looking to get it a new exhaust and intake.

I think I have my heart set on the Borla Exhaust;

http://www.borla.com/products/product_detail.aspx?prod_sku=11782

The only thing that discourages me from this exhaust is that it seems to be an axleback exhaust. And correct me if I am wrong, axleback exhausts are only good for changing the sound of the exhaust and not performance right (no cat?). Or at least are not the best for performance gains when comparing them to Cat/b 's?

I am looking for something around a 4" tip or less and not burnt tip or the cannon looking exhaust.

Any input would be appreciated.
 

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I am going to assume making a thread about a Lancer in an Evolution forum will be classified as a Fail. :tumbleweed::dancebanana:
 

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Not a fail, we just don't know much about it. I would try to get something with dual tips. I doubt a stock EVO X exhaust is a direct bolt on but am certain any shop could make it fit. Try to look for a 2011-12 take off from an X. Good flow and good sound.
 

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Do axle-backs increase performance?
Yes they will increase, you are getting a performance muffler. The cat back will give you 2.5inch piping which will increase air flow and HP, but will decrease your torque. Your best bang for you buck is to get an Axleback. The Borla will suit you fine. It is proven that a Axle back and Intake will get you 10whp.

Not a fail, we just don't know much about it. I would try to get something with dual tips. I doubt a stock EVO X exhaust is a direct bolt on but am certain any shop could make it fit. Try to look for a 2011-12 take off from an X. Good flow and good sound.
Too much money for the reward for an NA Lancer to pull off, not only would their be so much customization involved, he would have to buy a new rear lip with dual cutouts.
 

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Still a waste, he isnt gonna get the gains that makes getting a custom worth the while. We already have good high flow pipes, and a good OEM Cat to boot. Stick with the axle back. Their products are tuned to have gains.
 

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Thats what I was thinking bud^

You think I should do a K&N SRI with one of those Weapon-R hose's to clip on? (As in provides more cold air and shorter tube = more power gain). I have the CVT and I am unsure if putting a CAI is a good idea as they apparently manufacture them so they go right over the cooling system?
 

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Thats what I was thinking bud^

You think I should do a K&N SRI with one of those Weapon-R hose's to clip on? (As in provides more cold air and shorter tube = more power gain). I have the CVT and I am unsure if putting a CAI is a good idea as they apparently manufacture them so they go right over the cooling system?
I wouldnt go with any of them options. The K&N has been known to throw a cel, and I havent heard one good thing about the Weapon R other than the fact that it looks "Cool". The Injen CAI will not work with the CVT, plus you will risk hydrolocking your car..not worth it.

Go with the Takeda SRI. The filter is surround by a heat sheild and it connects straight into the OEM Air duct. That is your best power gain, plus more power in the low end. Which is where your power will be at to begin with. You could also go with a K&N or WORKS drop in filter. You will get gains with any of the three options. Just depends on what you want to spend.
 

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I wouldnt go with any of them options. The K&N has been known to throw a cel, and I havent heard one good thing about the Weapon R other than the fact that it looks "Cool". The Injen CAI will not work with the CVT, plus you will risk hydrolocking your car..not worth it.

Go with the Takeda SRI. The filter is surround by a heat sheild and it connects straight into the OEM Air duct. That is your best power gain, plus more power in the low end. Which is where your power will be at to begin with. You could also go with a K&N or WORKS drop in filter. You will get gains with any of the three options. Just depends on what you want to spend.
Throw a cel? And could you link me to the best intake you think?? Money is not an issue, I want to put good products on this car. Thanks man.
 

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Throw a cel? And could you link me to the best intake you think?? Money is not an issue, I want to put good products on this car. Thanks man.
Throwing a cel just means it will give you an error on your display. I cant remember the exact one it gives you, but I remember more than a few people complaining about it. So best to just not even deal with it.

Here is the Takeda --

http://www.autocityimports.com//200...in-short-ram-intake-w-heat-shield-p-8449.html

You can find it cheaper, youll just have to do some searching. I remember reading an article in a magazine, they did it on the 2.0 Lancer, I think the stock WHP was like 235 or so, with an axle back and this intake they saw 10whp. So not too shabby.

With the 2.0 you have some good options to add some power..

Intake, Exhaust, Headers, Pulley, Evo Cams, RPW or WORKS tune. People have seen 25whp gains with the cams. I dont think 180 to 200whp is out of the question for you. Just not sure how the CVT will react to that increase. I dont know much about it. With my turbo install my OEM clutch blew out in a heart beat. Now im running a SPEC Stage 3+
 

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Takeda, hmmm. I have actually never heard anything from Takeda. That's the #1 that you would recommend? The only thing that am worried about with SRI's is that they use the air over the engine which is hot. Wouldn't putting a tube going outside the car or in the hood scoop (cold air coming into the SRI) not be very beneficial? I hear the Weapon-R intakes are garbage because they use a foam filter but they have a good tube for 50$.

Thanks for the info man.
 

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Takeda, hmmm. I have actually never heard anything from Takeda. That's the #1 that you would recommend? The only thing that am worried about with SRI's is that they use the air over the engine which is hot. Wouldn't putting a tube going outside the car or in the hood scoop (cold air coming into the SRI) not be very beneficial? I hear the Weapon-R intakes are garbage because they use a foam filter but they have a good tube for 50$.

Thanks for the info man.
Well if you arent sold on Takeda, and you want that big brand name then you can go with Injen. To be honest thats what I went with. In retrospect i would have went with Takeda though. Because of the heat shield and how it hooks up with the OEM intake system. The filter will be completely hidden, the whole system looks alot cleaner. With the CVT you wont find a good CAI, because I guess where the Injen CAI filter sits thats where the CVT is and it releases heat. So there is no point. The SRI will give you more of a low end increase. The Lancers are money at like 3500rpms, thats where the SRI will kick in. Injen or Takeda, you wont go wrong with either or
 

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Ill get the Takeda SRI. Thanks for link.

Should I get a hose for the SRI so its getting cold air or just leave it as is ?
 

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Ahh perfect.. Didn't even know we had a cold air vent *thumbs up.*

Thanks boss. This intake wouldn't mess up my MAF sensor would it??
 

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Sick man. If you ever come to Canada / Nepean and go to Moxies. Let me know, drinks on the house.
 
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