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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Olly_K, Aug 4, 2007.

  1. Olly_K
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    Is.....an Evo V :)

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    Loving every minute of it !
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    Nice Olly! do you prefer it to the RS??

    Looks good in white too, just make sure you keep it clean!
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    You filthy ricer...

    But yes, very nice, nicer looking than the current shape scooby imho.
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    cheers guys, yes ths car is so much more fun than the RS4, its a lot more "raw", the way it goes around corners defies gravity to be honest !
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    maybe but did it crash into halfords on its way to you?
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    Looks great apart from the orange lenses.
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    no, thats how evo V's come.

    James, not sure about the indicators either, might have to get some clears !
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    Very nice. I had an EVO VI, they're more like a go cart than a car!! I loved it, but overall I prefer the audi for 'creature comforts'. :)

    Only downside is you will probably get various scum try and take it off you...
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    Nice - really like it from the out side, hate the interiors thou
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    I don't normally like orange indicators either, but I think they look really good on the all-white Evo. Just a touch of a scorching colour - like having red brembo calipers - to stand out against the white.

    My 2p :thumbsup:
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    The more i see that,the more i want one.
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    I think the clear just wins for me,just.:hubbahubba:
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    thanks for finding the time to get both pics together. Im really not sure now, the clears look modern but they get lost in with everything else.

    Orange makes it stand out a bit, argh im not sure now !
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    Evo5 has got to be the best looking, but I'd still invest in an Evo6!, probably a TM edition with twin scroll turbo.
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    Wow! Really nice mate!

    Always loved the Evo V :)
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    Don't you mean least worst looking, never a fan I'm afraid, take the RS4 any day.
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    have you driven either ?
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    sorry to butt in, how do i post a new thread. i'm new :icon_thumright:

    ps, evo is lovely but not really a day to day car, bumpy ride, etc. i'd go for the rs4 for comfort and power combined to day to day driving. one day maybe, i can dream
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    Only driven an Evo V on a couple of Jonathan Palmer race days, only ever been a passenger in an RS4 unfortunately.
    Terrible looks, terrible interior, uncomfortable & noisy as ****. Fine as a second car but nobody I know ever keeps one for more than 6 months. It's defiantely a "get it out of your system" or "girlfriends dumped me" car.
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    What the RS4 or the Evo?
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    he's on about the evo.

    the rs4 i found was just very boring to drive, it felt too refined, the evo is raw, in yer face, i havent done that side of things yet, so im doing it now !

    everyone raves on about the rs4 (old one) but i really dont think its cracked up to much. I mean, audi put a TV in the rs4 right ? then as soon as you go over 5mph it cuts out. Whats the point ?

    basically, rs4 = motorway missle/cruiser, evo = fun in corners/etc
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    SWEEEEEEEEET!!:icon_thumright:

    People just don't get how good these car go around corners until they own 1.

    Oh & don't forget to get some clear front & side repeaters. Take a look at my avatar ;)


    Craig:cool:
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    I'll be keeping mine a hell of a lot longer than 6 months & when I do decide to sell it i'll hopefully be getting a Evo 9 FQ-360 ;)

    BTW, I really can't understand people whinin about interior etc. If you want to drive something with a sofa for a seat buy a bloody Jag!!

    The Evo ISN'T meant to be comfy or quiet, it's a rally car for f*cks sake!! Sorry but I get a seriously larger amount of fun out of throwin my Evo around tight bends at high speed than I do cruising at 70mph with my ass all comfy on a nice spongy seat on the m/way in my g/fs Audi.

    Ok so the looks aren't to everybody's tastes, but who cares. If we all had same taste with looks we'd all be drivin the same car & ridin the same bird ;)

    If Mitsi had gone a few steps further with the interior quality they certainly wouldn't have been selling the Evo V for £30k new. For the performance they're a bargain. A mint Evo V can fetch £10k now. What else can you get for that with the same performance as standard, not much really, & most of them will be Jap, Supras, Scooby STi with PPP etc etc oh & the odd over priced German barge that doesn't quite hit the mark in the "FUN" dept

    The Evo isn't aimed at the same market as the RS4 etc so you can't really compare too much especially moaning about interior not being up to "Audi" :rolleyes: standards. It's similar to somebody moaning that the Aerial Atom hasn't got a roof ;)

    If you want a drivers car, buy an Evo, GT3, Caterham, Lotus Exige etc etc. If you want a big powerful comfy family car, buy a RS6, M5 etc.

    I'd say when it comes to buying Evo there's 3 catagories

    1) People that can afford to run them & actually buy them.
    2) People that can't afford to run them but say they can & they just don't like them
    3) People that can afford, but better half puts his/her foot down & says they can't have 1. So they just tell everybody they'd rather have a sensible family car.

    My g/f doesn't particularly like the looks of my Evo. I don't really care, it's mine, not hers. She soon found out what the attraction was after she'd driven it a few times.


    Craig:cool:
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    Very nice mate! more of a drivers car dare i say it.. one thing though keep them under lock and key mine lasted a month on the drive even with inumerous security devices....

    My old un'
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    Just to be awkward, I reckon you should stick with the orange sidies. Loving the white wheels too :thumbsup:
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    NAh!! Clear lenses are the way forward ;)

    They're the 1st thing I changed. Help give it a more modern look. IMHO oranges lenses just look cheap & crappy, like a mk4 Escort:)

    I'm currently getting some £ together to get my wheels refurbed. Torn between gettin them redone in white or anthrasite.

    What mods as your 5 got mate? Anything interesting?


    Craig :cool:
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    I think these cars are either a love em or hate em. I have to say I would love the drive, but couldnt live with the looks. I do like to go fast and I love the cornering action you'd get from one of these but I just couldnt live with the looks. From what Ive seen the new version looks more restrained on the outside which appeals abit more.

    I have never driven one but do they suffer from a lot of turbo lag? I find the S3 alittle bit laggy sometimes... I think my next purchase will be a V8
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    I've got to admit, they are not the prettiest thing on the road, but they look like a rally car, which gives them road presence. And you really have to have a go to understand what they are all about, ok they have a bit of lag, but once upto speed, it's a frighteningly quick machine point to point. It might not be as rewarding as a Porsche to drive in the right hands, but you will have a grin once you have reached your destination. The combination of power with handling to match make you look like a superior driver than you really are, which can only be a good thing right?!
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    AFAIK only the bigger power Evo's suffer from more lag, like the FQ400 etc. If you're nailing it tho you're gonna make sure you're in the right gears & have the rpm where it needs to be.

    You're not exactly gonna nail it in 5th gear at 30mph when you're over taking/playing etc ;)

    I've hardly noticed lag in mine at all. It does have a few mods, nothing major tho. 3" s/s catback system, induction kit, boost controller, iridium plugs & a Evo 9 actuator. I've just bought a Walbro 255lph fuel pump, ready for when I get the 3" down pipe, decat & ECU remap.

    Altho I haven't quite decided which route to take with the ECU. Originally I was going to for an Ecutek flash remap. Now i'm thinking of getting a full new ECU, like Apexi Power FC or HKS F-Con Pro.

    The Apexi is just slightly ahead at the mo, mainly as it comes with it's owner FC Commander hand held unit so I can have a fiddle myself :ohmy: Nowt to worry about too much tho. I had a DTA ECU in my old mk2 CRX VTEC. Had the base map done by John Noble Motorsport in Chesterfield. The head mapper showed me how to get on over the space of quite a few hrs. I then bought an air/fuel ratio meter & some gauges. Bought the data cable so I could link my laptop to the ECU & away I went. Spent hrs on the local bypass with the laptop doing real time mapping. Ended up with a very healthy 236bhp. Not bad for a normally aspirated 1.6/1.8 VTEC hybrid engine

    I pick stuff up pretty quick so I don't think it'd be too long before I got the hang of any new ECU software I get


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    Hi mate


    just 1 last thing. Did you ask if the recall work had been done when you were test driving the car?

    Previous owner told me they'd been done when I bought mine. I called Mitsi yesterday as I had this niggle that I needed to check for myself.

    There's 3 outstanding apparently

    1) AYC unit
    2) rear suspension arms
    3) oxygen sensor

    Give them a call to confirm. Work gets done free of charge, Just waiting for parts to arrive so I can book it in ;) All i've gotta pay is £15 for courtesy car insurance.

    Oh & I was also told that it has to go to a Ralliart dealership

    BTW, you registered on any Evo forums yet? MLR/Evo-net?


    Craig :cool:
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    yeah im on lancerregister but if you have any pm them over.

    Its an import so I have no idea if its been done or if mitsi UK will do it !
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    Hi Olly, your new car looks nice :faint:
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    Very nice car and quick as anything and you can gain quite a few extra HP from little mods to start off with, the lancerregister is great for info and what you need help tips etc, IMO the 5 is the best one to get best looking out of all of them.
    Not sure what the service was like on the RS but its twice a year on the 5 which is the only thing that put me off, oh and AYC problems can cost a bit.
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    The twice per yr or 4.5k miles service as it's known as only consists of engine oil & AYC fluid. So nowt to start panicking about. An Evo specialist, like BTR in Castleford that I use charge about £100 ;) Mitsi will charge you about £250:scared2:

    Or you can do the engine oil yourself but the AYC has to be plugged into MUTII machine to bleed the system. BTR charge £40 for this doing. Peanuts really :)

    You're correct about the AYC being expensive to fix. Costs £2.5k just for the pump :wtf:


    Craig :cool:
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    Awsome cars, a friend of mine has a yellow Evo 5, he's had it for 4 years and done approx 45k miles in it and the only thing he's had to replace other than tyres, brakes ect is the rear diff and gearbox which is nothing with the way he drives, the car is used how it was intended to be.

    He replaced the diff with a standard evo 5 diff and replaced the box with an evo 9 box which is supposed to be better geared?

    He's kept the original orange indicators and won't change them.
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    Is it the RS version..??
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