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Old Nov 18, 2015, 11:17 AM   #1
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2005 Electric Blue Evo 8 Bring it back to life! My final Evo!!

Thought it was time to start a thread since I have owned this Evo since May. Name is Brian, been in the Evo game since 03. This is my fourth and final Evo! I have been searching for an Electric Blue Evo for months. I spent countless days off, traveling to other states to only find junk and rusted out Evo's .. I came a cross this crazy Electric Blue Evo on craigslist. It had a god awful Chinese body kit on it. At this point you can tell I was getting desperate!! I sent him a message with no response for weeks. Then out of the blue I got a message on here from a kid who was selling his EB Evo. I told him to text me with pictures. Low and behold it was the same evo on craigslist.

After contemplating for a day or two I decided hell I will take the trip to upstate NY to look at it. Whats the worst it can do, waste another day off? Well I get to upstate NY and I pull up to the house. Meet this kid and he took me to his horse barn. (So literally this felt like finding an old 69 charger in a barn) There it was body kit was already off and he started to put it back to factory OEM panels. I was actually impressed , zero rust, no major issues, no damage and well kept. Car came with a ton of aftermarket parts (which I knew would help me fund the build more because I'm picky and only put on the best working parts) After a test drive and looking it over 100xs I decided to give him an answer on the phone on my way home. We both agreed on a reasonable price. Three weeks later I picked it up. This car in my mind was a mess but only a mess that I know is an easy fix. It came with a 2.3l ams stroker motor, was running maf and other nonsensre on aem ems (ya I know wtf right?) but I knew I was getting rid of everything.... I want to make this a high hp kick butt street car that would kick A$$ at the track too. THIS WILL BE MY LAST EVO!!

So without further adieu here is my FINAL PROJECT..

Here is pictures of what the car looked like before I bought it.

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After 3 days of being home I started to gut it down to a bare shell. Knowing I was replacing every part and every bolt.

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Next I started to gut the entire interior.

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I spent 110 hours removing extra wires , rewiring things , removing the roll cage , repairing the holes the roll cage made, taking the sound deadening out and other weight reduction mods.

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EVO 9 CF Dash Trim

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More time cleaning up the engine bay deleting abs parts and acd lines

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Parts start rolling in:

Gruppe S 52mm gauge panel (yes I am the reason why these are now back into production) :-)

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Big Thanks to Dan Buschur for my well built evo 8 rs transfer case (soon to have my trans as well)

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Another thanks to "Evo Dan" Daniel Mergenthaler for my twin walbro set up with xrp lines and fitings!

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And also I got Da Farmer/ Aka Mr Energy Led to come out of retirement to work on my headlights for this build. Great Job Sir

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My trip to pick up my JDM Evo 9 Rear Bumper and Evo 8 Front Bumper along with torque solution goodies and tons of brand new oem parts!! FILL THE JEEP UP PLEASE
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parts also purchased:

stm rs abs delete kit
brand new rear bumper harness
brand new rear bumper mounts
jdm evo 8 mr tail lights (Stanley)
bbs wheels powdercoated black flake
Carbon Fiber Trunk
brand new drip rails
brand new door trim
all brand new interior trim pieces
2006 evo 9 headliner (mine was ruined by someone trying to use suede)
Evo 9 CF dash trim
Evo 8 Rs Center Console with leather arm rest
Buschur Ported Oem Intake manifold
Rexpeed CF LIP
Rexpeed VG
Rexpeed Amber Turns
Stm Upper Ic Pipe
Aem Ems
Magnus Fuel Rail 10an xrp lines from pump to rail
Brand new oem Mitsubishi fenders (mine had small knicks and damged mounting points that botherd me)
Evo 7 Valve Cover

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Old Nov 18, 2015, 11:53 AM   #2
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Small update: Got the car almost 90% ready for paint. Just a few more minor parts to remove and prep it for the paint shop..

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Got my Buschur Race Fmic ordered today, buschur cam sensor heat shield and my buschur cdi cop .... To top it off going to pick up a set of evo 9 se rear seats for the car today that are gem mint!!
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LOL...... your welcome man... I knew you where looking for a set of those
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