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Old Feb 28, 2019, 11:38 PM
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Can anyone give an opinion on these evo 9 RS

So long story short I had a evo 8 I loved drunk driver hit me and totaled it got an Evo X I was not a fan of it and the damn car gave me multiple headaches moved onto a nice sti hatch and my wifeís car just died so she said how about I look for another evo 8/9 since she knows how much I loved and miss my old dirty silver beast....

mind you you I donít care about power windows or any of that crap the car will be driven 30ish miles a week as I only live 3 miles from work Iíll post the link for the car below thank you for the input I really want a 9 over an 8 this seems to be the nicest one in my price range with pretty low miles on it well taken care of...

https://www.mminvestmentcars.com/veh...204353c43aa2c4

Mind you you I know English does great work so Iíll be double checking to make sure they did tune it and I like that itís an RS PS Iím only like 45 mins from English racing so that helps to
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So long story short I had a evo 8 I loved drunk driver hit me and totaled it got an Evo X I was not a fan of it and the damn car gave me multiple headaches moved onto a nice sti hatch and my wifeís car just died so she said how about I look for another evo 8/9 since she knows how much I loved and miss my old dirty silver beast....

mind you you I donít care about power windows or any of that crap the car will be driven 30ish miles a week as I only live 3 miles from work Iíll post the link for the car below thank you for the input I really want a 9 over an 8 this seems to be the nicest one in my price range with pretty low miles on it well taken care of...

https://www.mminvestmentcars.com/veh...204353c43aa2c4

Mind you you I know English does great work so Iíll be double checking to make sure they did tune it and I like that itís an RS PS Iím only like 45 mins from English racing so that helps to
Since you are a previous owner of an Evo you know how the car should drive. So, drive it and have a mechanic check it out.
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So long story short I had a evo 8 I loved drunk driver hit me and totaled it got an Evo X I was not a fan of it and the damn car gave me multiple headaches moved onto a nice sti hatch and my wife’s car just died so she said how about I look for another evo 8/9 since she knows how much I loved and miss my old dirty silver beast....

mind you you I don’t care about power windows or any of that crap the car will be driven 30ish miles a week as I only live 3 miles from work I’ll post the link for the car below thank you for the input I really want a 9 over an 8 this seems to be the nicest one in my price range with pretty low miles on it well taken care of...

https://www.mminvestmentcars.com/veh...204353c43aa2c4

Mind you you I know English does great work so I’ll be double checking to make sure they did tune it and I like that it’s an RS PS I’m only like 45 mins from English racing so that helps to
Would be interested in what power levels the previous owner took it to as well as what kind of "duty" the car saw..... drag/track/daily...etc.

Is block still stock?
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Looks pretty cool. Its def an RS (i own one as well). Dont like they pinned the OEM hood. Its got an Ebay front lip (ive got the same one). You can tell the front bumper cover has been on/off many times (typical)

25K is on the steep side & thats due to a dealer car (a lot of markup on their side). i bet they picked up that RS for under $20K. Wouldnt pay anymore than $20-21K


Id want to do a compression check & leak down & have a peek at the undercarriage. The tires suggest its been driven in the wet (corrosion check needed)

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Thanks for the the replies guys it kbbs at 26ish k hoping I can talk them down a few grand on it hoping to as long as I donít see any corrosion on it I know itís from the northwest since I was able to call English racing and knkwbit was tuned there 2 years ago they had it on file still Iíve been looking for a good Evo IX and i hate the hood pins also but Iím willing to look for a new hood for it if I can
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Yeah, keep us posted for sure. Be great to get you into an RS

We have a RS thread for ya, after you buy!
https://www.evolutionm.net/forums/ev...ry-thread.html
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So just a update for you guys i got to go look at it the car is fully built bottom and top end about 4 months ago from English racing with all the paperwork and reciepts and records the guy lost his job and his job and couldnít afford to keep it but thereís about 8 grand in motor work done it drives fantastic so now Iím going to work on getting them down on price
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Overpriced. 84k miles and they want $25k... lolz. Even with the built motor, that usually hurts resale unless your buying a fully prepared car with all the fixins. That thing looks basically stock unless its high an FP stock appearing turbo in there. Also the where the driver front fender and front bumper meet, something isn't right, they don't line up. No undertray, missing manifold heat shield, and I'm pretty sure there is something hanging down underneath the car, and its on snow tires, so it'll need tires once its back to summer in Oregon. You can find better evo's to spend $25k on.
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It has the motor from an 8, or at least the the valve cover of an 8. I'd check to see if they swapped to an 8 head. If I recall correctly, the valve covers aren't interchangeable. The hanging piece appears to be the harness for the oil temp sensor, but whow cares because the oil temp gauge is gone.
All in all it looks okay, but there are definitely questions I'd want answered before I bought it.
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It has the motor from an 8, or at least the the valve cover of an 8. I'd check to see if they swapped to an 8 head. If I recall correctly, the valve covers aren't interchangeable. The hanging piece appears to be the harness for the oil temp sensor, but whow cares because the oil temp gauge is gone.
All in all it looks okay, but there are definitely questions I'd want answered before I bought it.
Can't put an 8 valve cover on a 9 head.... It has an 8 spark plug cover but that doesn't mean that it has an 8 head. I can't tell really well but it looks like that there is a cam angle sensor on the intake cam. If so the head would be a 9 head. But I can't see a good picture to see if it has a MIVec cam gear though.
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Iím going to go look at it again today after work last night when I drove it it was already to dark to get a good look at everything but I could tell there was nothing hanging under it I thought that to but I couldnít Find anything and now that I look at the pictures is it speed density tuned I donít see a MAF on it maybe Iím missing it somewhere in the pictures lol
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So whatís the best way to tell if it has an 8 swap into it or if it does have mivec I canít really find a clear cut answer on google for that
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So whatís the best way to tell if it has an 8 swap into it or if it does have mivec I canít really find a clear cut answer on google for that
Its does look like an 8 motor. But here is a pic of the MIVEC intake cam gear. If this RS has this gear then its likely a MIVEC motor but i doubt that it has. Since the cam gear cover is off this will be easy to tell

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Awesome thanks for the picture man they have all the paperwork from English racing on the motor so I am going to look over all of it since they did it just 4 months ago right no Iím leaning 60% no 40% yes Iím there going to need to come down on the price for sure if itís an evo 8 engine and I can nit pick the cosmetics on it with them to get them down more if I can get them down on it a few grand Iíll get it and make it kind of a project side car for me I just want a 9 for the body style the only other 9 close by is 36k out of my price range...
and a evo 8 for 18k which isnít bad and itís really nice except it has 172k miles on it.
Yes the evo is that expensive in the PNW
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Awesome thanks for the picture man they have all the paperwork from English racing on the motor so I am going to look over all of it since they did it just 4 months ago right no I’m leaning 60% no 40% yes I’m there going to need to come down on the price for sure if it’s an evo 8 engine and I can nit pick the cosmetics on it with them to get them down more if I can get them down on it a few grand I’ll get it and make it kind of a project side car for me I just want a 9 for the body style the only other 9 close by is 36k out of my price range...
and a evo 8 for 18k which isn’t bad and it’s really nice except it has 172k miles on it.
Yes the evo is that expensive in the PNW
Yeah I feel you're pain there. I'm in Idaho and when they come up they are pricey here as well. The MIVec cam gear is one way to tell. Also like is mention before check on the driver side of the head. A 9 head will have cam angle sensor on both the intake and exhaust cams. Where the 8 head will only have one on the exhaust side. Those would be the easier two ways to determine what head is in the car.
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