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Old 19-07-2019, 01:02   #1
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9 FQ360 Introduced When?

I can see that the 9 FQ300/320/340 was introduced during the first half of 2005 but when did the FQ360 appear.

The reason I ask is that I have just bought an FQ360 which was registered at the end of June 2005 but most info I have seen, was the model being introduced in 2006 but I may stand to be corrected.
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Old 19-07-2019, 11:15   #2
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Sure the 360 came out in 2006
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I remember seeing it at the motorshow back in Summer 2006, mostly on 56 and 07 reg`s
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1st deliveries were in September 06 according to this review here

https://www.supercars.net/blog/2006-...ion-ix-fq-360/
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Many thanks I also viewed the review which made me think why being registered in late June 2005 how it could have been a 360.

My Evo has the FQ360 external badges and has the FQ360 plaque numbered 184.
Also have the carbon front splitter and vortex rear. Engine shows as having HKS hard pipe. In 2010 a mongoose decat was fitted so don't know if it replaced a sports cat. Just unsure about the gauges as a single large aftermarket Pro Sport boost gauge was reto fitted and the wheels are now 5 spoke Rotas. I have the history insofar as all servicing for the first two years were done by Rampage and some further history was with Southgate of Romsey..however they no longer exist so I cannot check.

Can anybody shed more light on the subject other than the obvious of it being a lesser FQ made to look like a 360 and having to take it on the rollers.

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1st deliveries were in September 06 according to this review here

https://www.supercars.net/blog/2006-...ion-ix-fq-360/
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Can anybody shed more light on the subject other than the obvious of it being a lesser FQ made to look like a 360
I'm almost certain your car is a clone FQ360 and i think i know where the cloning took place

What is your car's VIN number?
eg CT9A040?xxx

Is your profile email correct, i'll advise more . . .

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What is your car's VIN number?
eg CT9A040?xxx

Is your profile email correct, i'll advise more . . .

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Vin No. CT9A 0402689


Yes email correct

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Honestly, assuming it started life as an FQ car, does it really matter anymore?

If the car has all the parts, badges and maps of an FQ-360, then it pretty much is one. It's just been upgraded to one by someone other than Colt Cars.

It's not like it's a fundamentally different car to any other of the IX FQ cars. The differences are only cosmetic and minor performance. So if you've fitted those cosmetics and minor performance parts, you've got yourself an FQ-360 to everyone but CCC.
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Fq360 had the triple din gauges in the dashboard (battery, oil, turbo). Fairly sure the other models didnít have this.

All the fq360 Iíve seen for sale sit in the 56 and 06 bracket as the mr takes the 07 slot.

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Honestly, assuming it started life as an FQ car, does it really matter anymore?

If the car has all the parts, badges and maps of an FQ-360, then it pretty much is one. It's just been upgraded to one by someone other than Colt Cars.

It's not like it's a fundamentally different car to any other of the IX FQ cars. The differences are only cosmetic and minor performance. So if you've fitted those cosmetics and minor performance parts, you've got yourself an FQ-360 to everyone but CCC.
but thats just it ,it seems it didnt start life as an FQ so the gezzers bought a duff steer ,for all we know it could be a standard GSR ,i bet these days a genuine 360 is a rare bird and quite sort after

again as with allot of cars the new owner asks now AFTER the fact ,the deals done and dusted and the owners left with a car thats not what he wanted and more than likly payed MORE for

this forum above all has a VAST amount of info with still ALLOT of good guys who know there onions when it comes to these cars but still folk get knipped when buying
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but thats just it ,it seems it didnt start life as an FQ so the gezzers bought a duff steer ,for all we know it could be a standard GSR ,i bet these days a genuine 360 is a rare bird and quite sort after

again as with allot of cars the new owner asks now AFTER the fact ,the deals done and dusted and the owners left with a car thats not what he wanted and more than likly payed MORE for

this forum above all has a VAST amount of info with still ALLOT of good guys who know there onions when it comes to these cars but still folk get knipped when buying
It's very likely that the car is either a JDM IX GSR, which was the base for all the IX FQ cars, or a IX FQ car, so essentially it's now the same as an FQ-360. Same underlying car, same upgrade mods, same badges, same performance.

There was no budget IX RHD model (unlike with the VIII and the 260), so if it's a IX, RHD and 6 speed gearbox, it's going to be the same car as a IX FQ-360 to everyone except CCC.

I agree that he shouldn't have paid a premium for it over any other lower spec IX, but he can take solace in the fact that he essentially has bought a IX FQ-360.
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but thats just it ,it seems it didnt start life as an FQ so the gezzers bought a duff steer ,for all we know it could be a standard GSR ,i bet these days a genuine 360 is a rare bird and quite sort after

again as with allot of cars the new owner asks now AFTER the fact ,the deals done and dusted and the owners left with a car thats not what he wanted and more than likly payed MORE for

this forum above all has a VAST amount of info with still ALLOT of good guys who know there onions when it comes to these cars but still folk get knipped when buying
The forum doesn't change! May I say that my interest and knowledge on Evo's go back to the mid 90's, when I was a member of the Turbo Register before the MLR. I didn't get 'knipped' on buying and do not think I paid over the top for the said vehicle. I am just trying to shed some light on the vehicle and trying to get up to speed on later model Evo's. I know there are good guys on the forum who know their onions...that is why I rejoined the club. I just need to get my head around as to when it was converted to an FQ 360? I have good assurances that any converted work was carried out before July 2008 when the vehicle was sold to the last owner By Southgate of Southampton. The Ralliart Service booklet shows servicing being carried out by Rampage Performance from day one and until 2008 which I presume was because of Rampages demise. and the dealer no. has a 2005 Mitubishi Motors Ralliart stamp no of GB/0999. I have a considerable folio of the vehicles history particularly from 2008 but not the new purchase invoice otherwise I wouldn't be asking questions.
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It's very likely that the car is either a JDM IX GSR, which was the base for all the IX FQ cars, or a IX FQ car, so essentially it's now the same as an FQ-360. Same underlying car, same upgrade mods, same badges, same performance.

There was no budget IX RHD model (unlike with the VIII and the 260), so if it's a IX, RHD and 6 speed gearbox, it's going to be the same car as a IX FQ-360 to everyone except CCC.

I agree that he shouldn't have paid a premium for it over any other lower spec IX, but he can take solace in the fact that he essentially has bought a IX FQ-360.
Update: Have now had confirmation from CCC that it was first registered as a FQ320 before being uprated. Amen.

Your early post with model specs was helpful. Not documented, I just thought I should mention that having owned an early UK dealer (Ware Garage) 7. Mine was amongst a small number of 7 GSR's imported by Ralliart UK of Dudley who sold them to several UK Mitsubishi Ralliart dealers whilst waiting for the imminent arrival of the UK 7 FQ models.These had rear fog light inbuilt to the rear light clusters and were fully UK warranted by the UK Mitsubishi dealership. I might add that at a local MLR RR day my standard GSR was fractionally over 300bhp and more powerful than a UK FQ300 who was also on the RR that day
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