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Old Apr 26, 2016, 12:58 PM
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"Project Hard Park"

Lots of pics as I have been working on it already for some time. Going to use this to contain all my updates etc which will be basically forever on going hehe.
Car is a 2005 Evo 8 MR which I have owned since I bought it new. It has ~21K miles on it.

Engine related:
o ECUFlash SD conversion/tuned by Boostin Performance. Dual map tuned on E85
o Boostin Performance Stage 3 Short-block (Wiesco 1400HD, Manley I Beam) 2.0 standard bore/stroke. Oil galley smoothed/polished.
o Boostin Performance Stage 3 Cylinder-head (Supertech 1mm over valves, dual springs, Ti retainers)
o Boostin Performance Ported Intake Manifold with STM EGR delete. Head plugged.
o English Racing phenolic intake manifold spacer
o GSC Billet S2 Cams
o Strictly Modified Ported Throttle-body with Milspec seals
o FP Cast Race Exhaust Manifold
o FP 71HTA with brand new ported 10.5 MHI Turbine-housing
o Turbo-smart 22psi WGA
o AEM Cam gears
o ARP Custom Aged 625 Head & Rod bolts/studs
o ARP SS Exhaust mani studs
o Kiggly HLA
o MAP O2 Housing
o Swaintech coating of Exhaust manifold/O2 Housing/Turbine Housing
o AMS Turbo back with "test" pipe
o Walbro 255
o ID1300 Injectors
o Radium Fuel Rail and FPD
o STM COP
o ETS Short-route Ti inter-cooler pipes
o Blitz FMIC
o STM SD Intake with DV Recirculation pipe
o Evo 6 Koyo Radiator and Koyo cap
o SPAL Slim Fan
o Tomei Oil slicer/windage tray
o Racefab wet sump oil pan/pickup
o JDM MR (Metal)BoV - Crushed
o TorqueSolutions 4piece engine/trans mounts
o Grimspeed 3port BCS
o Evo X Fusible Link
o FatFab Evo X Fusible Link mounting bracket
o Scorpion 200Amp breaker
o AntiGravity 16 cell Li Battery trunk mounted
o Evospec Alt Tensioner
o Evospec Idler pulley
o B/S Delete with GSC "Race Shaft"
o Fluidamper
o Zaklee Clear Cam Gear cover

DriveTrain:
o Converted from MR 6spd to Evo9 5speed, with TRE Stage 3 and oil-cooler adapter.
Gearing:
(Evo 9 1-2, Evo 8 3-4, JDM Evo 5th, OE Final Drive)

1st Gear 2.785:1
2nd Gear 1.950:1
3rd Gear 1.407:1
4th Gear 1.031:1
5th Gear .825:1

o AMS tall shift knob
o STM aluminum under-hood shifter bushings
o TRE Max-Lock 12 plate, 1 way
o TRE transfer-case service and magnetic cover
o Exedy Stage 1 HD Clutch
o Exedy Lightweight Flywheel
o Works SS Clutch-line
o Radium clutch fork stopper


Brakes/Suspension:
o Almost all new OEM hardware(nuts/bolts/misc)
o Ohlins DFV valved for 12/14k 7" swift springs
o Swift 65mm thrust washers
o SSB caster/camber plates
o SSB Front 2" drop correction spindles with EvoX calipers
o SSB Ohlins rear spring top perches
o WL Steering Precision
o WL Roll Center
o WL ALK
o WL Rear bump steer
o ESM spherical bearings front/back
o "Shaved and trimmed" rear trailing arms for a little more room for wide wheels/tires
o OE FSB, 24mm rear swaybar + endlinks and HD rear mount
o Cusco adjustable front sway-bar mount/bracket
o All 6 rear ball joints replaced for HardRace ball joints
o Timken Front hub/bearing assembly
o OEM Rear hub/bearing assembly
o ARP extended studs
o Ebay Wheel-speed sensors in the rear(Old ones fused to rear hubs)
o Castrol SRF brake/clutch fluid
o All new OE caliper bleeders F/R
o Raybestos ST43 Pads F/R
o Girodisc Evo X front and 8 rear 2 piece rotors
o Girodisc seals/boots for caliper rebuild F/R
o Girodisc Titanium shims R/R
o RacingBrake SS Pistons for front calipers
o “Custom” heat shielding for balljoint/tie rod based on EGBeaters design
o Works SS F/R brake and clutch line
o Firetube on front wheel speed sensors

Int/Ext/Misc
o Weight reduction(Never ending)
o Double DIN dash surround
o APR Carbon Mirrors
o Converted to non-power windows(OE RS Window Regulators)
o Charcoal Canister delete
o ACD Pump relocated to trunk
o AC Delete
o BR front cross member(north south bar) with front engine mount
o BR Billet Diff mounts(poly) and light weight mustache bar
o DC Sport Titanium front/rear strut tower bars
o Rolled/Pulled rear fenders
o EvoDave front fender mod
o JDM Evo 8 MR Head-lights
o Evo 7 Tail-lights
o Sparco Evo Drivers seat and static rail/non sliding
o Sparco 350mm Suede Steering Wheel
o Splash Steering Wheel Hub Adaptor

Wheels and tires. Volks are my previous wheels/tires(To become street wheels)
Track:
o TF Aluminum hub centric rings. 67.1mm x 72.6mm
o 10mm hubcentric Ichiba spacer in the front
o Enkei NT03 18x10.5 +30
o Nitto NT01 275x35x18

Old Setup/Street:
o Volk CE28
o F/18x10.5 +18 Had 10mm Ichiba hub-centric spacers
o R/18x9.5 +28
o Need to choose a street tire…


Most current favorite picture of it and my boy September 2016




Most current favorite picture of it July 2017



Most current favorite picture(s) of it March 2018







No suspension/camber on the car on thus wheel sticking out this much.





Enkei NT03 18x10.5 +30





Lots of parts. Girodisc 2piece rotors front back, raybestos st43pads, Girodisc titanium shims, Girodisc seals for front/rear caliper rebuild





Removed front control arms








Brakes/Knuckles removed





Cleaning





Garage





Before removing bushings





Harbor Freight press





Cleaned up some of the extra material.





Pressed out





Pressed in








Racingbrake SS pistons





Assembling coilovers





Ohlins DFV with swift 12/14k springs and valving. Ciroracing caster plates





Rear arms with WL bump steer and trailing arm bushings. Front Roll Center Tierods

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Old Apr 26, 2016, 01:03 PM
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Nitto NT01 275x35x18





Brake fluid.
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Old Apr 26, 2016, 01:10 PM
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We love this stuff. Great job thus far. Sub'd

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Old Apr 26, 2016, 01:36 PM
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Who did, or is going to do, all of the rear fender work? They pretty well pulled already..
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Fenders rolled/pulled by myself and a bodyshop who was repairing other stuff and painted it all. I previously had big wheels which required the pull and ive got evo dave front fender mod.

Previous wheels/tires
Volk CE28
F/18x10.5 +18 Had 10mm Ichiba hub-centric spacers as well
R/18x9.5 +28
Yoko Advan a048 265 @ all four
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Nice. One of these days I'll step up to big tires. Need to work on improving brakes, suspension, and safety first.
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Old Apr 26, 2016, 04:18 PM
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I see you have power under control. I want to run NASA TT2 or 3 one day so I believe they have strict power/weight requirements. Im on stock turbo and run 100 octane only. Makes about 360 whp last time it was tuned.

These cars are over 10 years old now. So I will probably replace my walbro, fluids, plugs, filters, get retuned etc before I get it on the track. Just in case.
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Power is definitely under control, 390whp at 23-24psi on the mustang dyno. Did all that stuff before I started tracking the car. Now that I started tracking, the close to $5k in the upgrades beyond boltons (cams, valve springs, turbo, big injectors) would have definitely been better spent on Ohlins and better brakes...lol.
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So you are aiming to fit the 18x10.5's on the stock body?
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Tires mounted today, 1 set of HardRace rear ball joints came in. I think I will replace all the ball-joints in the rear since its all off. Will need to order 2 more sets. Will take several weeks to get more of these balljoints since they are drop shipping them direct from Taiwan...

To see the wheels/tires today, I must say I was a little moist.









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Wow. Those 275 NT01's on 10.5" wheels are just as squared up as my 255 nt01's on 9.5's lol.
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Nice job so far, thanks for using Castrol SRF, great fluid for racing.
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Originally Posted by GTijoejoe View Post
Nice job so far, thanks for using Castrol SRF, great fluid for racing.
Why do you say thanks? Are you affiliated?
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Those sure are some wide wheels. How hard was it getting the stock bushings out? I got the smaller press and i was having a hard time getting them out
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