EJ's Project Evo
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII
Manufacturer's Web Site
Mitsubishi Motors North America - www.MitsubishiCars.com
Mitsubishi Motors - Lancer Evo site
Ralliart USA - www.RalliartUSA.com
Lancer Evo Web Boards
EvolutionM.net - A web board based in the US with a wide variety of owners represented. Some mature owners, but a fair share of spoiled punks, too. Basically a good resource as long as you filter it a bit.
Lancer-Evo.net - A nice web resource, but unfortunately based in England, so some of the info isn't exactly appropriate to our US Evo. Some great tech info and pics, though.
Lancer Evo Web Sites
Lancer Evo Parts Manufacturers & Retailers (5 star rating system still being worked on)
AMS - Heavy-duty Evo tuners with a great reputation for building great parts and great cars. Pricey, though.
Buschur Racing - A serious offering of hard-core performance parts. Some dress-up items, but none silly. Offers a well thought-out plan of increasing performance levels via listed "upgrade sequences". Excellent customer communication.
Gruppe-S Online - A fair amount of performance parts and cosmetic parts. Great selection of carbon fiber exterior goodies. No real info on the site as to how/why their performance packages are matched. I ordered my Defi gauges from them.
HotLapMotorsports.com - Small site w/ limited part selection, but Kyle provided excellent customer service and pretty good pricing. For Tri-State guys, his shipping out of NJ is very quick.
JSCSpeed.com - A good mix of performance and show parts. Fairly good selection, but some items are not represented yet. I've bought from these guys, and they are trustworthy. Great communication and customer service!
LancerShop.com - A good mix & large selection of performance and show parts. Customer service is very inconsistent, however. I've order from them and have had several problems with either wrong parts being shipped, or out-of-stock delays. I'm avoiding them these days except for exceptional pricing or can't find part elsewhere.
LogicPerformance.com - Ordered an Exedy twin disc clutch from these guys. Were very helpful and offered the best price on it.
MachEvo.com - A great selection of parts and EXCELLENT tech write-up section. Very friendly and responsive to email, but appear to be a bit pricey.
MitsubishiPartsStore.com - A limited selection of parts, with a mix of Mitsubishi branded parts available at the dealer and some after-market stuff. Horrible arrangement of parts listed - no way to search and not organized! A fair amount of show parts mixed in with the go parts, but not a one-stop offering. I've order some items from them.
MVPmotorsports.com - A fair selection of Evo parts, with some great write-ups on upgrade strategy. Excellent stage bundles of upgrades. Somewhat pricey compared to other sites, but the tech info offered is unmatched. I've bought from these guys and they are trustworthy.
MyEvoStore.com - Rumor has it these guys are part of the Mastaminds (LancerShop.com) group. Just discovered these guys when searching for a low price on an Exedy Hyper Twin Disc clutch. They had a good price on the clutch compared to others. Not sure how they compare on other stuff.
Perrin Performance - Perrin had put out a good amount of parts for the Evo. Their down pipe and high-flow cat seem to be of very good quality. Their oil catch can had good fit but the functionality of it is lacking.
Saikou Michi Co. - The oil catch can that actually catches oil. After running 2 years with the Perrin and getting less than a tablespoon of oil out of it, I've gone with the DC3 which is the consensus on EvoM for cans that actually work.
VishnuTuning.com - A new site design with a professional look, but has fallen into disrepair. Great stage upgrade packages, but don't bundle the best known parts. I've ordered from these guys and they are trustworthy, but I've seen reports of problems getting them on the phone.
WORKS - Pretty comprehensive collection of parts. Decent web site design. Oliver is a good guy to work with, but I've had to take the lead on communications when I've had problems. Always answer the phones, but rarely respond to email. Both orders I've placed have arrived with shipping damage due to WORKS not properly packaging items for shipping. I'm hesitant to recommend them until they address this issue.
K&G Racing - A Japanese manufacturer that offers 'black box' applications for various vehicles, claiming measurable HP increases of near 5-10HP. Turbo Magazine tested and found the claims were legit.
Maintenance & Service
Adam Hennessy, Pattersonville, NY - This young man is a good person who takes special care in working on your car. Works out of his father's large residential garage. A whiz with Porsche, BMW, and Mitsubishi DSM cars. Right now he's the man for all my mechanical needs.
Team RIP Engineering (TRE), Kalamazoo, MI ????? - Jon Ripple of TRE has so far been a very pleasant guy to deal with. I'm preparing to have him service my rear diff, tranny, and transfer case over the 2007 off season.
Mangino Mitsubishi, Clifton Park, NY - they do the basics right, but aren't quite the best for complicated repairs. Very friendly, professional people to deal with... as long as you're working with stock parts.
Pruven Performance, Milford, CT - Flashy web site with grungy shop. I've had problems with work they've done that hasn't shown up until a year or more afterwards. They miss some of the small details, though, so I can't recommend them. They've never heard of "on time".
The Shop, Norwalk, CT - Jim, Marlon, and the rest of the guys run a pretty chaotic shop but they get the job done. Dynoflash Al calls this place home. I had HKS cams installed and a dyno session - great results that took a full day to finish.
Turbo Trix, Edison, NJ - No-nonsense place with good technical skills, but not much else. "Diesel" keeps you company while you wait.
Dent Sport Garage, Norwood, MA ????? - Recommended by several people in the Boston area for complex mechanical work, especially clutches. Also recommended by fellow club member who is personal friends with owner.
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