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Old Apr 16, 2014, 10:35 PM   #1
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My Evo 8 daily | first non-euro car :P

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Recently picked up a 2003 Apex Silver Evo 8 to take over as my spirited daily driver. It's pretty much bone stock except for a 3" turboback & H&R springs. Plans so far are to restore / clean it up and add some tasteful mods - sorta going for OEM+.

Issues that I am planning to fix asap:
- Install revised heater gears/cable
- Install new VC gasket / refinish VC
- Respray hood/spoiler (clearcoat )

Mods I have lined up:
- Oil, boost, wideband gauges
- Refinish brakes
- Buschur shifter base / underhood bushings
- Tune

I have a 05 GTI and 93 UrS4 so this car is a lot different for me, but I love it already. Here are some pics of my UrS4:






And now pics of the Evo as it stands today












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Old Apr 17, 2014, 06:50 AM   #2
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Welcome to the family, the engine bay looks really nice considering its 10yrs old. Keep the updates coming.
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Old Apr 18, 2014, 08:04 PM   #3
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Old Apr 18, 2014, 08:22 PM   #4
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ur URS4 is cleann! what turbo is that?
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Old Apr 18, 2014, 09:35 PM   #5
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I like the UrS4! Good luck with the evo, weird that it has longer ARP wheel studs in the front...
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Welcome to the family, the engine bay looks really nice considering its 10yrs old. Keep the updates coming.
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Thanks fellas! Yeah everything under the hood besides the valve cover looks mint.

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ur URS4 is cleann! what turbo is that?
Appreciate it. It's a GT3071r. Pretty fun car and it sounds ridiculous haha.

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I like the UrS4! Good luck with the evo, weird that it has longer ARP wheel studs in the front...
Thanks man! Yeah the Evo previously had NT03s on it, not sure if the PO was running spacers in the front but I'm guessing so.
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Old Apr 21, 2014, 08:29 PM   #7
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More parts - Foglight bulbs, random tools, spark plugs, li grease, Buschur underhood / shifter base bushings, and an oem UK evo badge

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Installed the Buschur shifter base / underhood bushings. I must say I am very, very happy with the new feel. Before the bushings, I always felt like the shifting was slightly sloppy until the car came up to temperature. Feels much more precise at all times now.










Also put in the revised heater box gears and cable. It's nice to be able to turn the HVAC knobs now



And finally, the hardest install, getting the badge lined up



Blacked out the Mitsubishi badge as well

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Looks like clean and tasteful mods so far. Keep it up!
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Looks like clean and tasteful mods so far. Keep it up!
Thanks bud!

It's been a while - few small updates

Started with a leaky valve cover gasket and chipping paint on the valve cover



Took it off, stock cams & tb







Highly engineered organization system



Ended up with a flat black VC & new gasket. It's sorta boring IMO but I've got a spare VC that I'll get powdercoated a cool color in the future




Faded Enkei logos





Much better






Needed to clear up some space for a catch can, decided to remove the IC sprayer





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Hello








Also got VII (Depo ) tails, have to get some good pics of them soon
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nice clean evo
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is that a catch can? what brand?
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where in ATL.... Im in Johns Creek.. should meet up sometime... I think Ive seen that Audi around before.. Car looks great man.
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nice clean evo
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is that a catch can? what brand?
Yeah, it's Allstar and you an get it off
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. I'm very happy with it for the price. Amazing quality + it's baffled (unlike cheap eBay ones).

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where in ATL.... Im in Johns Creek.. should meet up sometime... I think Ive seen that Audi around before.. Car looks great man.
Thanks! Haha nowadays the Evo is taking up all of my time, poor urS4. Yeah man I'd be down for sure, I'm in Dunwoody.
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Updates!

Depo VII tails & Carbign Craft exhaust heat shield:



ETS LICP:



Smoked the headlights, before:



During:



After:







I'm pretty pleased with how they came out, but I would love to take out some additional pitting on the lenses (polished them but didn't start with a low enough grit).


Headlights + a DL PU front lip:




What's next:

- Buschur bullet CB (thermal r&d cb on it is too quiet for me)
- 17x9 et28 BBS RX233 powdercoated black - I'm excited about these
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