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After Impreza Turbo, STI, EVO9, e92 M3 I decided to get Evo 6. With idea that paying extra money for mak is not a good idea since I want to somehow restore it

...so I bought a white makinen :D

I found this one,
http://www.lancerregister.com/showthread.php?t=532429
..hoping that underside will be ok. A lot of extra parts as a bonus.

The reality:
Full body resto needed, sills and few other parts from undeside needs to be replaced.

Engine: not opened yet, so I don't know. I hope it will be ok. A warning sign is that oil dipstick was zip tied. I had 380bhp evo9 and I drove a lot of these cars, but for sure it did not felt like claimed/estimated 430/430. But maybe I did not know how to set boost controller (showing 1,89Bar) and boost gauge was not working/connected. ECU with ALS (working, soft one, but nice) works, but nobody can tune it here in Czech, so I will probably put original ECU back.
Turbo: no numbers on it, smaller that evo9 turbo, probably will be replaced with evo9 turbo
100mm Core Intercooler (Custom Made) - ok
76mm Stainless Steel Intercooler Hard Pipe Kit (Custom Made) -ok
K&N Cold Air Intake - dead, will replace with standart box or new KN
Power Steering Cooler Relocation Kit - oem one will probably go back
Boost Controller

Exhaust: ok, just make it more silent
Full-Race Stainless Steel Manifold - is it good? why better not use oem manifold?
HKS Stainless Steel Down Pipe
Blitz NUR-Spec Stainless Steel Exhaust - loud as hell

Transmission: - will be opened and restored, 3rd gear was bad
Exedy Organic Clutch (500 miles ago) - did not feel good, felt like slipping, looks it has a lot of wear, so new one, ceramic plate
Fidanza Lightweight Flywheel

Chassis:
Adjustable Coilovers with Top Mounts (SRB Power's own brand) - new Billsteins B6 and Eibachs for evo 6 from UK already bought (they are different the german ones)
Ralliart Front Strut Brace - cool
Cusco Adjustable Front ARB - cool
Cusco Adjustable Rear ARB - cool
Fully Polybushed throughout
Diff Brackets Powder Coated Blue

Brakes:
Brembo Callipers refurbished in Yellow - restoration kit for front and rear alredy bought, new stickers, will go back to oem red
Brembo Discs - new ones bought
Mintex M1177 Pads - new ones bought
Goodridge Braided Brake Lines

Other:
Battery Relocation Kit - might move it back where it belongs
Stainless Steel Slam Panel (not fitted)
Boost Gauge
Stereo and Speakers
Schroth Harnesses (available)
Refurbished AYC Pump - looked refubrished. But last mile before resto job AYC light came on, not sure why. But all diffs were sent to specialist to inspection anyway.
Price £14,500

and another tiny detail;) Dont kill me I know it is precious UK car, but I will make it LHD since that is the how cars are sold here and while I am doing now full restoration. It will be done easily just replacing the part between cabin and engine bay with oem LHD car, using original welding point. A new quick steering rack must be bought. Wires, some interior parts etc.




 

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Worth to mention I did not know all faults two moths ago when I bought it. Yes I should have be more thorough or wait, but you know how it is like when you are sitting on money waing and find car with nice specs, ok the undreside might be bad, but I will restore it.. 1st owner, nice honest guy. After 1500km drive I was probably blindfolded a bit. But lot of things were discovered after I have it at home.
I can't take it back, it will just cost me more. At least I have a excuse to restore everything :D I am trying to stay positive even though I am not happy about the findings of course.
 

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I would be fuming :wallbang: well done for saving it, can't wait to see the finished job all the best :smthumbup
 

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Ah, sorry to hear that. Looks like you are going to give it the full treatment. Much respect for that, plus you will have a minter when your finished and lhd too. Hopefully all's well that ends well. :smthumbup
 

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Good to see this resto thread :smthumbup... Looks like the TME is going to get the much love and attention it deserves :smthumbup:coolsm:
At least you now know the true condition of the complete car.. . I'm sure it will be minty once all this work is done plus the new parts fitted ;)
 

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Your addicted to spending!!!! good work :smthumbup
 
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You might aswell put the bulkhead in another shell lol, cant believe it had expanding foam behind those plates that truly shocking.

I do wonder what the reason for all the welding is, doesn't look like its had a new floor and doesn't look like a new back end? Strange
 

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This is looking to be a very thorough restoration :smthumbup:smthumbup......I look forward to seeing the end result :smthumbup:smthumbup
 
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