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Oli924 05-02-2016 21:38

My Evolution VII Thread!
 
:mitsi: Starting a build thread where I will update everything to do with my car, including the car itself, track days/shows and any parts I buy! :smthumbup

This is a thread I started back when I won the car etc so there are quite a few pictures of the car already here, instead of filling this thread up with the same old pictures! https://www.lancerregister.com/showthread.php?t=513741

I'm adding a to do list to this thread in this initial post, so people can see what is coming up, and I will be ticking items off once they are done, also if someone has opinions on something I plan on doing feedback is more than welcome! :D

To Do List;

•Fix/Replace NACA duct
•Spray grills & mesh
•Spray intercooler (logo or completely black)
•Replace broken spoiler end cap - DONE
•Varis front splitter
•Remove orange from headlights
•Replace/Retrim steering wheel
•New suspension (Ohlins?)
•Performance panel filter - DONE
•'Airbox Mod' - DONE
•Guages (Triple Pillar Pod maybe?) - DONE
•Bumper exhaust shield (fix angle too)
•Warlboro 255 fuel pump - DONE
•Silicone hose everything ;) (and T clamps)
•Braided brake lines (HEL)
•3 port solenoid - DONE
•Refurbish rocker cover
•Replacement/Carbon Spark Plug Cover - DONE
•Upgrade the sound system!
•RalliArt Style Mudflaps - DONE




To start, just before I flew off to Norway for some snowboarding before Christmas, I received this picture when the company got it back to HQ!

http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/q...psa3tl9boi.jpg


Some gifts I got for Christmas ( the bushings were from myself, to myself :smthumbup )

http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/q...psfu2tucme.jpg
http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/q...psspslfcw7.jpg
http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/q...psczevvrqm.jpg
http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/q...pscngyfaqc.jpg
http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/q...psafie4dep.jpg


Then after a long painful 4 weeks, I got to go view the car, as work tied in with me been close to it ( driving 8 hours in my off time isn't justifiable until I actually fully collect the car :lol: )

http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/q...psrttajxad.jpg
http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/q...psm0hztcne.jpg
http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/q...psd63uyd70.jpg
http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/q...pskk1if6r1.jpg (Didn't know it had RAYS Aluminium wheel nuts on, and yes the calipers are in definite need of a refurb)
http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/q...psu5xnkdbp.jpg ( The chrome window tint, which I was 50/50 on, now I love it in person :lol: It is great, and you can see my beautiful Oakleys! :smthumbup )
http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/q...psdlqhyige.jpg ( A nice TME parked up next to my Evo :D )
http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/q...psed0cxlyp.jpg
http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/q...pszta56hzt.jpg
http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/q...psgbtt1szy.jpg
http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/q...pscvt4iahn.jpg
http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/q...psjzrtywxc.jpg
http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/q...pselhijpbh.jpg

That wraps up my visit to the import company to view my Evo in person for the first time! :smthumbup

Later on that day, I met up with someone to purchase some original Evo 7 GSR Wheels which he took off of a Civic Type R he had bought!

http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/q...ps5uobtflr.jpg
http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/q...ps2iajcpni.jpg ( Had some time the next day while waiting for a delivery, so I sorted out the back of the van, took the centre caps out and ratchet strapped them down, looking like a real race van there! :mitsi: )

Then arrived home tonight to my MLR registration package on the table :smthumbup :mitsi:

Thanks for checking this thread out, I will be updating as often as possible, with everything I do and plan on doing to the Evo :)

- Oli924

will2 05-02-2016 21:50

Nice few japscraps huddled together i see :mhihi::smthumbup....I sense mitifever padawan in thee ;)

jdm4life 05-02-2016 21:56

What a day picking that up huh? I sold a car and am looking for a replacement, taking longer than expected to come to a decision but I bet the day you get it makes it worthwhile.

http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/q...psdlqhyige.jpg

That photo strengthens my feeling about the evo vs dc5 lines.....dc5 is such a nice looking car, sleek, sharp, low roof line, rear window quarter line.......evo looks a bit tall and ugly.... (cue the abuse) :mhihi:

The vii is a much sharper looking car too imo, less fussy, more purposeful.

Anyway......enjoy.

Oli924 05-02-2016 22:07

Quote:

Originally Posted by will2 (Post 5603825)
Nice few japscraps huddled together i see :mhihi::smthumbup....I sense mitifever padawan in thee ;)

:lol: Anything Jap is amazing, I'm a Datsun/Nissan man born and raised, but I like to venture into the darkside of the force ( :mitsi: )

Definitely infected with the Mitsifever :blah::crackup:

Oli924 05-02-2016 22:10

Quote:

Originally Posted by jdm4life (Post 5603835)
What a day picking that up huh? I sold a car and am looking for a replacement, taking longer than expected to come to a decision but I bet the day you get it makes it worthwhile.

http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/q...psdlqhyige.jpg

That photo strengthens my feeling about the evo vs dc5 lines.....dc5 is such a nice looking car, sleek, sharp, low roof line, rear window quarter line.......evo looks a bit tall and ugly.... (cue the abuse) :mhihi:

Anyway......enjoy.

I can't wait :smthumbup Yeah, I personally don't like the DC5, it never appealed to me as it was to big and clumsy compared to all the other Integras ;)

Thanks man, I definitely will and hopefully you'll be able to decide on a new car soon :smthumbup

Oli924 06-02-2016 14:33

So to start the refurb of the wheels I needed to take the rubber off them first, 2 of the tyres were shot, about 1mm of tread left, but the other 2 have around 7mm left on them, and they are both Dunlops so not a cheap rep brand!

http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/q...pszobcmeok.jpg
http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/q...psbhvaelju.jpg
The pattern is similar to the Toyo T1R tyres! :smthumbup

BEFORE
http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/q...pslkbkc6p8.jpg
http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/q...psiiyekgrs.jpg
http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/q...psto3tjrls.jpg

AFTER
http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/q...pstgrvm6tx.jpg
http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/q...psigcyqdid.jpg
http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/q...ps0xvbhv5b.jpg
http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/q...pssjgmxytg.jpg

Stacked them in the chiller room, and managed to find an old spirit level which fit perfectly through the centre!
http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/q...psmxr8svkk.jpg
http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/q...ps69ojydas.jpg

So that wraps up todays work pretty much, I wanted to get all the dirt off of them, and see the condition, I will definitely be stripping them back to raw metal, then respraying them a nice dark grey colour! They are in a lot better condition than what I thought they would be so I am extremely happy! :smthumbup :mitsi:

M3 ROB 06-02-2016 14:52

Well done Oli :smthumbup they will look great in that colour, who was the importer out of interest ?

Oli924 06-02-2016 15:39

Quote:

Originally Posted by M3 ROB (Post 5604138)
Well done Oli :smthumbup they will look great in that colour, who was the importer out of interest ?

Thanks :smthumbup Yeah I think it will compliment the red very well! I have imported it with Torque GT, they have been amazing, can't fault the service at all and work everything around what is suitable to me :D

Oli924 13-02-2016 16:17

So a bit off topic :fftopic: from the Evo, I bought a new car/run around today for my parents (mum), I thought it was about time she had a bit of an upgrade as she never treats herself, especially on cars, and it will be spot on for nipping to the shops, or going to Newcastle shopping for the day!

I know these are hated in the UK car community, but they are actually okay cars, especially if you want something comfortable and smooth for not too much money! Also helps keep the Merc clean! :smthumbup

http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/q...psbmwwqyma.jpg
http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/q...psyxlxiwos.jpg
http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/q...psptz0xgsd.jpg
http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/q...ps44ueggfb.jpg

I am now ready to embrace the hate! :utahere: :lol:

Mr Ralliart 15-02-2016 06:07

Grats on the purchase. The VII really looks good in red. May I ask what you used to clean the inside of the wheels?

Oli924 15-02-2016 09:54

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr Ralliart (Post 5609064)
Grats on the purchase. The VII really looks good in red. May I ask what you used to clean the inside of the wheels?

Thank you :D Yeah I love it, I may have to get a skin put on it, or get it professionally clear coated :mhihi: I used this (http://www.armorall.eu/uk/products/i.../wheel-cleaner) as it was the only thing in stock near me, but a stiff bristle brush, with any general cleaner worked well! TFR could work well too? :smthumbup

Mr Ralliart 15-02-2016 10:21

wow if you got them that clean just with the Armorall I guess the crap couldn't have been on there that long. Nice work :)

Tom Dick 15-02-2016 10:51

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr Ralliart (Post 5609138)
wow if you got them that clean just with the Armorall I guess the crap couldn't have been on there that long. Nice work :)

Oli, you need some XP's in your life :lol:

Oli924 15-02-2016 11:07

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr Ralliart (Post 5609138)
wow if you got them that clean just with the Armorall I guess the crap couldn't have been on there that long. Nice work :)

Most of it was break dust, but under that there was a spot which was stubborn as hell! I used some AutoBrite Magifoam in a bucket, a stiff bristle brush AS WELL as some break parts cleaner to eventually get most of it off, some of it is still on there :smthumbdo :lol:

Oli924 15-02-2016 11:08

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tom Dick (Post 5609145)
Oli, you need some XP's in your life :lol:

Whats XP? :mhihi:


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