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A seller on eBay caught my attention earlier, he's selling a very tidy red IX MR FQ360, albeit at a very optimistic price.

Anyway in the description said seller makes the claim of seeing the import records from Mitsubishi themselves just last week and it stated only 100 were ever imported as opposed to the 200+ commonly assumed.

Then it goes on to state that there are only 7 or 8 FQ360 by HKS models in the uk, really!? Ok so I have one as does Gavalar, going off the above figures I must have seen the other 6 a dozen times at various meets and car shows.

Surely this is all a load of cobble?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/ulk/itm/282478102645
 

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From the ad:

Contrary to previous Information supplied by Mitsubishi UK we believe that there were only ever 100 Evo IX MR models Imported into the uk after reading the original shipping manifest just last week! This makes the Evolution IX FQ360 By HKS model even rarer than we thought, It also explains why DVLA information only shows a maximum of 48 road registered in the UK and just 44 licenced in the last quarter of 2017. The DVLA records have always mystified me but now we have copies of the shipping papers they explain a lot, additionally looking at the registered numbers of the standard Evo IX FQ360 its our guess that the Mitsubishi supplied 220 figure came from the combined number of standard and MR FQ360 models produced. Therefore this being #200 is one of only 15 Mr models and one of only 7 or 8 MR FQ360 by hks produced. May very well be the last MR 360 HKS (PALMA RED) of the factory. Shipping documentation details The following Evo IX MR FQ360 models shipped to the UK. A39 Grey 55 Units, A31 Silver 25 Units, P23 Red 15 Units, W13 White 5 Units.
 

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DVLA numbers for the IX are not consistent with the other versions so I'm not sure how much they can be trusted. Also the build numbers are random, not in order. Just more bs from sellers trying to make the cars look more attractive than they are.
 

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Motor hub was selling that 9 mr 360 for £17k earlier in the year and then another garage had it up for £20k around a month ago and now it's at £29k:eek::lol:
 

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I know, the only reason I clicked it was to see why it justified 29k price tag, was expecting it to be 4000 miles or something...
 

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Well then mitsubishis numbering system makes no sense as my ix fq360 is no 129? Always assumed they produced 200, but who knows or really cares.
 

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hi have a ix fq360 and cant see how mr fq360 or 10k more in price than a normal fq360
Rarity.

The IX FQ-360 is the same as the FQ-300, 320 and 340, just with a few bits bolted on.

The IX MR FQ-360 has various changes to the fundamental parts (turbo, SAYC) and was sold in different colours to the non-MR IXs.
 

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Rarity.

The IX FQ-360 is the same as the FQ-300, 320 and 340, just with a few bits bolted on.

The IX MR FQ-360 has various changes to the fundamental parts (turbo, SAYC) and was sold in different colours to the non-MR IXs.
Bad info here. All evo IX are on 80 series turbo, with exception of the GT.

SAYC isn't unique to the IX MR either. It's been around since evo VIII.
 

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Ok so Ill try my best to clear this up

This car was for sale at Motohub formally of Keighley trade car centre fame (make of that what you want)

after unsuccesful sale it has been passed around (noticed this with a few other cars too)

Advert wording is a rip from - http://jksc.co.uk/listing/mitsubishi-evo-ix-mr-fq360-by-hks-4/

The manifest which I have personally seen made me start a thread - http://www.lancerregister.com/showthread.php?t=517855

I am still now wiser and have kept a up to date list, I have found a handful of UK MR's with chassis numbers not on the 100 car manifest, of later chassis numbers so more must of come across, however I am unsure how many, Mitsubishi have no idea and will not commit to numbers, but I dont think its near the 200 first thought.

As for the numbers now he is just pulling them out of thin air.
 

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Aye his wording just contradicts itself all over. clearly there are at least 100 on your list.
although it may be there were indeed less than 200/225.
 

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9mr uses the 71 series turbo same as the gt,never seen anything to suggest the s-ayc diff is altered from the revised 8mr unit, they just made minor changes to the operation of it
 

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Bad info here. All evo IX are on 80 series turbo, with exception of the GT.

SAYC isn't unique to the IX MR either. It's been around since evo VIII.
Check your facts before posting misinformation and accusing others of doing so.

From the official Evo IX MR FQ-360 brochure (>>HERE<<):



From the official IX MR FQ-360 press announcement (>>HERE<<):

Mitsubishi UK said:
The engine upgrades are accompanied by subtle but effective changes to the 'Evo's' MacPherson strut front and multi-link rear suspension. Eibach springs have been introduced to complement the Bilstein shock absorbers. These new springs lower the ride height by 10mm at the front and 5mm at the rear, which enhances the car's high speed stability and allows the Super Active Yaw Control (Super AYC) system to function more effectively. The latter has also been improved to provide a greater distribution of power between the rear wheels, increasing traction, especially on loose surfaces. Mitsubishi's electronically-controlled four-wheel drive system (4WD) is carried over unchanged.
 

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but the FQ housings are the same, it's the blades that are different on the MR's (titanium) ?
 
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