New head lights were installed recently. I think the black housings will match MUCH better once everything is back together
It was time to add a little more visual flair to the engine bay. The valve cover was take to Cutting Edge Customs in Spartanburg, SC for some cosmetic enhancements....they did all the paint and body work.
They painted the cover the same red as the car, polished the lettering, and clear coated the whole thing with a LOT of clear. Injen chrome bits round out the look.
For safety, a ventelation tube was installed into each battery compartment in the rear seat area. These tubes were connected and routed to the fitting (white) seen here. This is under the car on the passenger side of the var. Should there ever be a problem with the batteries, and the "vent", the fumes will go outside the car...not in my lungs!!
I have been getting a LOT of e-mails with questions about the car. I will answer these here, as they get more and more frequently. Thank you for the good questions. Good questions get answered. Please do not waste my time with BS.
#1. What are all the mods to your car?
Here is the list:
Exterior: VIS Octane front bumper, black housing projector headlights, VIS carbon fiber hood, VIS Extreme side skirts (molded doors), VIS Extreme rear bumper (molded), Supra Tail light conversion (removeable if necessary), 2% tint all the way around (2 layers), shaved antenna, shaved rear squirter and rear wiper, shaved front wiper cowl (to show the nitrous solinoids). The top half of the car is painted Sikkens black, and the bottom half is a stock Mitsubishi red. The graphics on the side of the car are House of Kolors Chameleon (red base). The graphics on the hood and tail have several different colors...different Kandy colors, Chameleon colors, and several accent colors.
Wheels/Suspension: Momo 19x8 FXL2 Wheels, Cooper Tires 245/35/19 2xs, SSBC 4-Piston Calipers (polished), AEM big brake upgrade in the rear, Intrax springs, Tokico Illumina shocks, OBX front strut bar (polished), Custom rear strut bar, Pilot rear lower tie bar, Suspension Techniques sway bar (front and rear), Buschur Racing Stainless Brake Lines, EBC "Green" Brake Pads.
Interior: Complete color change from tan to black, Momo seats, 5-point harnesses, MatWorks custom floor mats, Momo steering wheel, Momo knob, Dakota Digital gauge cluseter, black cloth headliner, recovered under dash bieces with black cloth, black cloth door inserts, reconstructed rear seat area, completely hand-built custom dash
Clarion 9255 Head unit, Alpine H701 Equalizer, Hybrid Audio Technologies 3-way Legatia Speakers: 7" mid-bass in custom kick-panels; 3" mid-range and tweeter in the dash, Prototype dash mounted subwoofer, 5 Diamond Audio M6 10" woofers in the rear for SPL. 4 Diamond Audio D7152 Amps (150 x 2 each), Stinger Wiring, Stinger Batteries (2), Custom RCA cables, Dynamat Sound Damping.
Greddy BIG front mount intercooler, Greddy upper (polished) and lower intercooler piping, Greddy blow-off valve, JET Re-Programmed ECU, Vitek plug wires, Fidanza Cam grears, Catz turbo timer, Nitrous Express Nitrous (75-shot), Apexi 3" Dunk Cat-back exhaust, Apexi S-AFC, HKS Boost Controller, 5-angle valve job, Upgraded valves and springs, Painted Valve cover, Injen Intake, Ractive Filter, Walbro Fuel Pump (with re-wire), Polished Trottle Body, Injen polished plug cover, Injen Fuse box cover, Polished Fuel Rail, custom aluminum caps, EPH bolt kit, various chromed brackets, StreetWires 150 amp alternator, Relocated Battery, Vitek Stage 4 Clutch, Fidanza Lightened Flywheel, Vitek Limited Slip Differential, Buschur Racing Stainless Clutch line, Buschur Racing 20G turbo (polished (in and out) and ported), External Dump Tube, HKS Wastegate, Buschur 3" Downpipe, Buschur 3" test pipe, RC 550 injectorys, MachV Aluminum Pulleys (3).
I may have forgotten a few things. If I did, I will just add them to the proper list when I remember.
As for what is next? Better engine/fuel management, and LOTS of dyno tuning. The car will never be "fast", so I am going for HP! I want to add more chrome/polishing under the hood. Not too sure in what order these will happen, but those are the plans as of right now.
#2 "How much have you spent on your car?" Well, you should not ask a woman her age or her weight...and you do not ask a guy how much he spent on his car. I once heard somewhere, "If you have to ask the price...you can't afford it". I dont think I feel that strongly about the question...but fairly close. Actually, I have never added it up, so I dont have the exact answer. I would estimate well over $60,000 including the car.
#3 "Is your car for sale?" No. But, in my eyes...anything can be had...for the right amount of money. If your bold enough and serious enough to make an offer, just e-mail me a number.
#4 "How fast? How much HP?" Unfortlynately, I do not have an answer for either of those. When I last drove the car, almost 4-years ago, I had the car over 125 MPH. Thats not that tough...as the car was basically stock then. Once I have done the mods I want, I will take it to the track (no need for stupid reckless driving on the street...keep it in the track) and see what happens. I am not that optimistic, as I have added a LOT of weight with the stereo. But, it will be fun all the same. The same goes for the horse-power. When I started the project, the car had 17" wheels and an intake. So, EVERY mod you see on this site is "new" SO, I have honestly no idea what will happen. I am looking for around 400 at the wheels. That may not be TON of power, but its a LOT for a sound quality car.