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Old 16-07-2020, 20:16   #1
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Hi,

Anyone got any good suggestions based on experience of what works well to upgrade ICE in an Evo 8?
Don't want to cut anything so would use current speaker locations etc and change head unit

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Old 17-07-2020, 11:12   #2
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You can get a radio headunit loom adaptor that converts the standard mitsubishi connector to the aftermarket ISO connector. Found one on ebay for a few quid for use in my Evo9GT when swapping to an Alpine unit. Then its just a question of picking a headunit either single din or double din (Double din may need new surround/brackets- which I think Ross Sport can supply).
PS if going for a DAB unit you can also get a splitter converter for the stock aerial , just make sure you get the right one theres a choice between powered or not , I cant recall which way was correct. I think stock roof aerial is powered which needs to be taken into account on the decision.

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Old 17-07-2020, 16:39   #3
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Not a massive upgrade and audiophiles won't like it... but you can't hear much over the exhaust in an Evo anyway LOL.

I upgraded headunit to double-din/sat nav etc. Then upgraded the main speakers to same size (car actually came with some kenwoods that fit in OE pockets and use OEM wiring). I then got some tweeters with in-built HP filter (my Evo 9 didn't come with tweeters in the a-pillars)... and finally a low profile active sub in the boot (tiny sub really but I did get power-cap as Evo battery tiny) but it's miles better than OEM with decent-ish bass and vocals.

I spliced into the headunit wiring for the tweeters so I don't mess around with the car wiring at all and can go back to OEM very quickly.
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Old 17-07-2020, 19:29   #4
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That sounds about right for me.
I don't mind the noise of the engine/exhaust but sometimes wouldn't mind a decent sound set up.
Have you mounted your tweeters separately from the speakers then?
Are you running any amps etc for the sub?
What make of sub is it and how have you fixed in place? ( just wondering about spirited drives etc)
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