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Old Mar 10, 2010, 05:30 PM   #1
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Question Best year for an evo?

whats up guys im new to the evo scene and am looking to get my first one here pretty soon. i know i want a 03-06 but other than the appearance changes and other options like seats etc. is there a certain year that is more sought after than the others? does a certain year tend to make more power or have less failures than other years?

also are there any "weak" points with an evo?
-ive looked around and there doesnt seem to be many weaknesses other than a big need for an upgraded clutch which is common with most all cars.

any advice you can provide will be greatly appreciated.

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Old Mar 10, 2010, 05:31 PM   #2
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2006. Although I have a 2005 evo 8, if something were to ever happen, I would purchase a 2006 IX.

Use the search button and search your questions, there are a ton of threads just like this analyzing the strengths/weaknesses of the different evo models.

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the 06 evo ix has the most power also has mivec and an active center diff. and a slightly better turbo
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Ive heard that 05 and 06 are the best years to buy .

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06 maybe I am biased....
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ive also heard from a dsm friend to stay away from the mr models because the 6 speeds tend to have alot of problems, anyone care to elaborate on that? what usually fails?
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I have an 05 but, 06, only cuz of the mivec.
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ive also heard from a dsm friend to stay away from the mr models because the 6 speeds tend to have alot of problems, anyone care to elaborate on that? what usually fails?
Absolutely wrong. It depends on each individual driver and how they use their car. There are numerous 600+awhp MR's which have zero tranny issues. There are lesser hp ones with problems because of how they are used.
The thing is that there are a couple companies that do 5 speed tranny builds for people looking to abuse the car constantly.

Again, use the search button.

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Mivec only matters if you are gonna do simple bolt ons, it's all about what your gonna do what your and what your lookin for.
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2006 and also biased
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Mivec only matters if you are gonna do simple bolt ons, it's all about what your gonna do what your and what your lookin for.
i would say 90% of evo owners are looking to do so.
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ive also heard from a dsm friend to stay away from the mr models because the 6 speeds tend to have alot of problems, anyone care to elaborate on that? what usually fails?
4th gear is not as strong in the 6 speed box. This is an issue for car that are road raced, long session and heat were contrubiting factors. 5 speed boxes are stronger.
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if youre looking to build an evo I would go with an 8 (2003-2005), stockish applications, the 9 will be better
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for a car to buy just basic bolt ons get a IX (06)
for a car to build into a beast get an VIII (03-05)
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