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Old Oct 1, 2012, 07:49 PM   #1
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2004 Lancer ES PERFORMANCE MODS?

Hi guys im only 18 and i own a 2004 Lancer ES 2.0L 5 Speed

i would like some advice on what would be the most suitable performance mod. obviously im a young guy and want to make my car faster without spending too much money. any help will be greatly appreciated thanks
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Old Oct 1, 2012, 08:10 PM   #2
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how much is suitable?
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 04:10 AM   #3
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Well basically I have about $1800 to play with. I have read a few threads and a lot of people just saying turbo is the best way to go but because of my age I am unable to drive a turbo vehicle for another 4 years. So basically just want things that are relatively cheap and effective in improving performance
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 06:39 AM   #4
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idk what to tell you. Sucks you can't have a turbo
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 11:18 AM   #5
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Intake and exhaust maybe suspension mods are usually the first things to do.
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any recommendations on the intake and exhaust setup i should use??
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since your from austalia try RPW (racing performance works)
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Honestly I don't have any, mine is stock since it is my daily driver I have another car for fun, I personally would never try to make a 4cyl a performance car, well maybe another 87/88 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe lol.
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What about the evo's? Nothing wrong with a 4 cylinder
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What about the evo's? Nothing wrong with a 4 cylinder
I knew that would come up lol. Yeah they are pretty legit, I knew a couple guys with 600 whp evo's, but they come setup pretty awesome, I kind of want to buy and evo 9 for the wife, but as far as mods for a Lancer, I would say save up your money, learnt to have fun with this car maybe someone will have a great recommendation for exhaust and intake, and after a few years get a skyline or if you like any HSV vehicles go for that.

That is just my suggestion, but I know different strokes for different folks.

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Definitely never getting a hsv in my life!!!!! Fpv all the way :d
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Old Oct 4, 2012, 08:49 PM   #13
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Definitely never getting a hsv in my life!!!!! Fpv all the way :d
Yeah you guys have the Falcons out there right? Thos have the 5.0 in them, yeah FPV makes some awesome vehicles, I wish we could get FPV and HSV here, I am not a brand specific person I love Camaro's they happen to be my favorite car, but if it's fast I love it. Not really into modding 4 cylinder cars, but that doesn't mean I don't respect a nicely built one.
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