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 Post subject: Evo IX GT Wagon - Ralliart rear wing
PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 12:52 pm 
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Vehicle: Evo IX GT wagon

Posts: 5248
Location: ACT
A few of people have encouraged me to write up a sort of build thread / scrapbook / log on my new car. After spending so much time on OzFoz with my old cars I figured here would be a friendly forum to host it for me :)
This car has quite a rich history so if you're bored read on.

I sold my STI Forester late 2013, to lochGT, but I'm back in a 4 cylinder turbo wagon. Now I've got a 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX GT Wagon CT9W with manual transmission. In 2013 it was the only Evo 9 Wagon registered in Australia. Less than 2,900 evo 9 wagons were ever made and only about 10% had the GT manual transmission and evo 9 MIVEC engine.

I've actually been eyeing it off ever since I saw it at WTAC in 2011. It looked so much better in the flesh compared to photos I'd seen of it online. I almost bought it in 2012 but finally in October 2014 the sale went through and I drove it home.

Here's a recent photo from June 2017

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Evo Wagons are pretty rare, Mitsubishi said they would make 2500 of them (they made less than 2,900) but only around 10-20% of those would have 6 speed manual transmissions and the Evo IX MIVEC engine. The others would be a GTA version with Auto transmission and the non MIVEC Evo 7 engine.

I have a lot of receipts etc of when the car lived in Japan and was being modified in Japan at Auto Produce Boss workshop in Nagano and at the "JUN Machine Shop". The previous owner Hidetaka Degawa used to track it but it was also registered and driven on the street.

My mates Martin Notaras @ Notaras Motorsport, Glenn Kelly @ ESP, Adam @ BDL car stereo and I have done a lot of work on it over the past months to prepare it for the registration transfer process. It has come a long long way since buying it. My OCD will continue to fine tune it as cash allows.

Body work and paint by John Bray of Alchemy Paint, Feb to May 2016

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 Post subject: JDM Evolution IX GT Wagon
PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 12:52 pm 
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Vehicle: Evo IX GT wagon

Posts: 5248
Location: ACT
Some current specs:

Engine:
2.3L Stroker
Haltech 2500 Elite ECU
GTpumps 762 LWT
SME Exhaust manifold, ceramic coated
Plazmaman intercooler & piping kit
Sparktech pro COP kit
JUN cams
JUN worked head
Toy's Garage dump pipe with screamer plumbed back
Turbosmart BOV
OMNI 4 bar MAP sensor
Maffless Tune
K&N pod filter
HKS Kansai air box custom modified
Braided stainless steel oil cooler hoses
Monster motorsport large diameter coolant pump wheel
Garage HRS Carbon Fibre radiator cooling panel
Haltech flex fuel sensor
Haltech Can Hub
Haltech O2 controller
Haltech I/O expander
Haltech momentary switch buttons
Haltech fuel pressure sensor
Haltech fuel pressure gauge
Haltech intake temp sensor
engine oil pressure sensor
Ralliart Oil filler cap
Ralliart Radiator cap

Fuel:
Injector Dynamics 1700cc fuel injectors
Aeromotive fuel filter
AI surge tank
2 x Bosch 044 fuel pumps
Walbro lift pump
Braided stainless fuel lines
FuelLab Fuel Pressure Regulator

Driveline:

Evo 9RS 5 speed gearbox (brand new Feb 2017)
900whp Sheptrans DSS front driveshafts
Twin plate carbon clutch
Ralliart Super Traction ACD - replaced with Stock Evo 9 ACD Nov-2014
CUSCO 1.5 way rear diff
RAYS TE37 SL wheels 18 x 9.5 +35. In 2015 changed to RAYS RE30 17x8.5 +30. Oct 2016 Advan RSII 18x9 +25
J-Speed re-flashed ACD ECU
Ralliart valve caps

Brakes:

Performance Friction PFC Two piece front rotors
Porsche 911 (964) four pot Brembo callipers on the rear. late 2016 replaced with OEM rear calipers and DBA4000 rotors
Prodrive pads - replaced late 2016
RIGID Motorsport Hand brake pads RB-213 ISF SUPER INNER SHOE: TypeF
Brembo LCF fluid

Suspension:

OHLINS R&T DFV Coilovers with 10kg/mm front springs and 8kg rears
OHLINS front camber plates.
RALLIART 3 point alloy front strut brace - powder coated satin black
RALLIART Brake Stopper
Beatrush Front Wagon Bar
CUSCO braces under front (almost full set)
CUSCO carbon fiber rear strut tower brace
J-speed under car chassis bracing
J-Speed front fender brace
Mitsubishi alloy rear brace behind spare wheel well
CUSCO rear swaybar
CUSCO adjustable front swaybar
WHITELINE KCA395 roll centre correct kit (Lower control arm ball joints and tie rod ends)
(Moonface Super Hard Spherical Tierods and front Spherical Roll Centre Kit removed at Roadworthy inspection)

Interior:

Haltech IQ3 Logger dash
Ralliart 300km/h cluster
Ralliart Carbon Fiber Cluster surround
Ralliart Shift surround
Ralliart Carbon Fiber Gear knob
Ralliart Shift pattern badge
Ralliart Carbon Fiber 2 DIN head unit surround
Ralliart Titanium pedals
Ralliart Carbon Fibre rear vision mirror
Ralliart 1 DIN gauges. Oil Press, Oil Temp, Turbo Boost
Ralliart Carbon Fibre hand brake grip
Mitsubishi CF window control surrounds
Racing Harness eyelets
JDM Safety Flare
KAP Industries fire extinguisher for passenger side (LH side)
Evolution scuff plates from MY07 MR evo
HKS Kansai Service Low Position Seat Rail
Pioneer 1 DIN blue tooth stereo
Privacy glass rear
Tint on front windows

Exterior:

Ralliart Rear Wing - Carbon Fibre
Ralliart Carbon Fiber Aerial
Ralliart CF front lip
Ralliart Bonnet Vent
Ralliart CF Shrek Ear Mirrors
VIII MR HID headlights with foglights
HKS side skirt spat
Damd Carbon Fibre side skirt extensions
VOLTEX Carbon Fiber rear diffuser
Carbon Fiber rear diffuser cover
OEM Front guards now (VARIS Widebody front guards and VARIS CF duct removed)
Rear guards rolled, pulled, sealed & re-painted
BEATRUSH number plate bracket modified
BEATRUSH front tow hook on custom mount
BEATRUSH under panel
KBS Diamond coat sprayed over clear coat on bonnet, front bar and Ralliart CF lip

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 Post subject: JDM Evolution IX GT Wagon - 29 April update
PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 12:52 pm 
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Vehicle: Evo IX GT wagon

Posts: 5248
Location: ACT
September 2009 - Super Street Magazine Feature - Some history when it was in Japan
22 October 2014 - Front brake caliper re-paint
2 December 2014 - DSS 900whp front driveshafts
11 January 2015 - Turbosmart BOV - HKS Kansai C/F snorkel and air box - Haltech ECU - Haltech E-Flex sensor - Omni 4 bar MAP sensor - GM 3 port boost solenoid - Walbro in-tank fuel pump - Air Inlet temp sensor - Oil Pressure sensor - new cam angle sensors - new Denso Coils for M&W COP kit
6 February 2015 - Beatrush front number plate bracket and unique number plates fitted "UZUMAKI"
15 February 2015 - Tomei Exhaust manifold heatshield - Carbon Fibre Timing belt cover - "Garage HRS" carbon fibre radiator cooling panel
16 February 2015 - Aeroflow AF49-1014 external fuel pumps fitted - Fire Box fire extinguisher installed
7 March 2015 - OHLINS R&T DFV coilovers installed
7 March 2015 - CUSCO front and rear strut tower braces re-painted in black
7 March 2015 - RAYS TE37 SL wheels installed with RAYS hubcentric rings and RAYS wheel nuts
December 2015 - Aeroflow Breather Tank, -10 Braided lines, -10 Valve Cover fittings. Kiggly Racing HLA Oil regulator
December 2015 - HKS Kansai Air intake box repair
January 2016 - Whiteline KCA395 roll centre correct kit and CUSCO chassis bracing
December 2015 - Mishimoto Thermostat and radiator hoses. Turbosmart hose clamps Ralliart alloy 3 point front strut brace. Ralliart brake stopper. Mitsubishi new OEM Timing belt cover and fuse box cover
December 2015 - Mitsubishi new OEM Steering column trim, alloy scuff plates Ralliart Carbon Fibre rear vision mirror
January 2016 - Mitsubishi new OEM fenders, fender liners, wheel speed sensors
3 Feb 2016 - Turbosmart FPR2000, New Denso COP Kit, Mitsubishi engine liners
3 Feb 2016 - Photoshoot with my 10 year camera
11 April 2016 - Japanese Car Show Canberra. Winner JDM AF award :)
Feb 2016 - Sparktech Pro coil on plug kit
March 2016 - Repaint & Paint correction
May 2016 - Custom Carbon Airbox
October 2016 - Advan Racing RSII wheels and Hankook RS3 tyres
20 October 2016 - Aeromotive Fuel Filter & chassis parts
Nov 2016 - 100 cel CAT
Nov 2016 - Haltech Racepak Dash
18 Nov 2016 - ID1700cc injectors & new tune
19 Feb 2017 - Bosch 044 fuel pumps & fuel pressure sensor added to Fuel Pressure Regulator
20 March 2017 - New Evo 9RS 5 speed gearbox
29 April 2017 - New Turbo, Ex Mani, FMIC & ECU
22 May 2017 - FuelLab FPR and Haltech Elite ECU
29 May 2017 - Paint A-Pillar trim & install sun strip to windscreen
29 May 2017 - Install Rexpeed CF bonnet struts & powder coat radiator support brackets
1 June 2017 - Install AT Performance heat shields that I had ceramic coated
4 June 2017 - Install Beatrush front wagon bar and Beatrush rear strut brace
11 June 2017 - Photo in the fog
18 June 2017 - Carbon Fiber side skirt extensions
18 June 2017 - VOLTEX carbon fiber rear diffuser
29 July 2017 - Varis shift knob
30 July 2017 - CUSCO Carbon Fiber rear strut brace
13 August 2017 - Titanium Dead Pedal
23 August 2017 - HKS Kansai driver's Seat Rail
29 August 2017 - Garages HRS Dipstick safety latch
8 September 2017 - Pioneer 1 DIN Stereo and Ralliart 1 DIN gauges
16 September 2017 - HKS Kansai Seat Rail passenger & KAP bracket
12 October 2017 - Ralliart Carbon Fibre Shift Knob & Ralliart CF Aerial
12 October 2017 - Ralliart Carbon Fibre Handbrake cover
14 October 2017 - Ralliart Radiator Cap, Ralliart Oil filler cap, Ralliart tyre valve caps
1 November 2017 - Ralliart Parts brochure
11 November 2017 - Ralliart Shrek Ear Mirrors
23 November 2017 - Ralliart Rear Wing

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 Post subject: JDM Evolution IX GT Wagon
PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 12:53 pm 
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Vehicle: Evo IX GT wagon

Posts: 5248
Location: ACT
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 Post subject: JDM Evolution IX GT Wagon
PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 12:53 pm 
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Vehicle: Evo IX GT wagon

Posts: 5248
Location: ACT
Some History in Japan

Superstreet Online USA article about the wagon when it was still living in Japan.

2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GT Wagon - Not Your Everyday EVO
Get Off In Two Pages
Jonathan Wong –
Sep 1, 2009

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Built For The Track But Can Still Haul A Proper Load - Why Do The Japanese Always Get The Really Cool Stuff?
It's too bad wagons never fair too well in the States. We're a far cry from the beater cruiser the Griswold's took to Walley World back in the 80s but these days you better be a fan of European makes or the STI if you want something with four doors and a hatch. Japan's domestic market (shockingly) has an Evolution model wagon and is just one other level of cool that I wish would have made its way over when Mitsubishi decided to sell the damn thing here, but all we got was a standard level Lancer. But the Japanese are probably oblivious to this fact; we know Auto Produce BOSS out of Nagano is, and helped out Hidetaka Degawa, the owner, by putting their tuning skills to work on this cool Evo GT wagon.

With intentions of making this a circuit racer - since Degawa-san is at the track as often as his time and the weather permits - AP BOSS built the car with the best compromise between power and response, hence the selection of the Evo 6 RS Turbo since it has the capability to make good power while retaining factory turbo response, according to Phi Phung of AP BOSS USA. Of course, Degawa-san went through many sets of brake pads and tested a number of spring settings to find the best combination to match his driving skill and style, settling on Prodrive Japan/Ferodo-DS pads and Swift/Hyperco springs in the end.
Other than the engine and suspension mods, there's nothing out of the ordinary here - but it's the little details that count. Being a wagon, it gets used regularly and at the end of the day, it's still an Evo. Phi adds, "Other than the added weight from the glass and hatch, it handles and reacts like an Evo." And until someone figures out how to carry the Evo drivetrain over to a US model Lancer wagon - or perhaps in some cases, decides they want to spend the money to do such a conversion - we have the upcoming Ralliart Sportback to look forward to. I think any turbocharged wagon from Mitsubishi would be welcomed at this point.

Fast Facts
2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GT Wagon
Owner Hidetaka Degawa
Hometown Nagano-ken, Japan
Daily Grind Nissan tuning specialist
Stiff Stuff Swift 12kg/mm springs and DG5 shocks (front); Hyperco 12.5kg/mm springs and factory shocks (rear); Cusco rear sway bar and Type OS rear strut bar; Rigid front strut bar; Ralliart engine, transmission and arms bushings; front sway bar adjuster
Rollers 18x8.5 +34 Prodrive GC-06H wheels with 235/40R18 Bridgetstone RE-01R tires (street); 17x9.5 +25 (front)/+35 (rear) ADVAN RS wheels with 255/40R17 Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 tires
Stoppers factory Brembo calipers (front/rear); PFC two-piece aluminum hat rotors (rear); Prodrive Type-3 front brake pads; Ferodo DS rear brake pads
Inside Ralliart Super High Back driver seat; Bride seat rail; MOMO steering wheel ice Blitz oil temp and oil pressure gauges
www ap-boss.com, blitzperformancesales.com, momo.com, more-japan.com (Bride/SARD), napsusa.com (Cusco), tomeiusa.com

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 Post subject: JDM Evolution IX GT Wagon
PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 12:53 pm 
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Vehicle: Evo IX GT wagon

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Location: ACT
More History in Australia.

The wagon was imported & complied as a Personal Import in mid 2011 by the owner of a car import business in Sydney.

It did some track days in Sydney, drags etc but wasn't driven much and was mostly a promo vehicle for their shop. (I believe)

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 Post subject: JDM Evolution IX GT Wagon
PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 12:54 pm 
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Vehicle: Evo IX GT wagon

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Location: ACT
Are Evo Wagons any good?

Tim Shrick's from D Motor does a test between an Evo IX wagon and the Audi RS6 V10 twin turbo wagon.

Part 1 of 2 with English subs

If it gets boring skip to 6m25s



Part 2 of 2


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 Post subject: Re: JDM Evolution IX GT Wagon
PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 12:58 pm 
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I Say: R is for RACE!
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Patiently waiting for more to be written about this :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: JDM Evolution IX GT Wagon
PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 1:00 pm 
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Vehicle: *GONE* STI II Type M - 51E

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Location: Port Mac, NSW
Ah, it's nice, but it's no Type M :D

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 Post subject: Re: JDM Evolution IX GT Wagon
PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 1:01 pm 
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I Say: Stop BSL. Breed Specific Legislation. Bull Sh!t Law
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