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E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002)
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Old 04-19-2003, 06:44 PM
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New Lancer Evo Impressions..

Got a chance to go to the local road course (Motorsports Ranch in Ft. Worth, TX) and see a new Lancer tear it up. It was a friend of mine's car, so he also took me for a ride on the street and skidpad. We did a few highway pulls on the way home.

-He had dynoed the car a few days ago on a mustang 4 wheel dyno. ~242hp/242tq is what I remember seeing.

-Riding in the car felt great. Those recaro's are absolutely awesome. The interior isn’t great, but the car really had some surprising "umph". He ran low 1:31's, just after doing a few laps and only having the car for less than 2 weeks. Spec Miata's run around 1:27's, not sure about coupes. Pretty respectable times IMHO.

-He complained a lot about understeer, and I agree. Oversteer would be a lot better in this car.

-Intercoolers are cool. Intercooler H20 spray is cooler.

-Racing on the hwy wasn't much competition. I had a passenger and easily had him by > 3 car lengths multiple times.

-Overall a impressive car from the factory. The recaro's had harness holes and even had anchors in the rear! The spoiler was even *Real* carbon fiber! He plans on trying to boost the car to 300rwhp and fixing that understeer. I'd never trade my coupe for one, but the 4-wheel drive was addicting.

-Stephen
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Old 04-21-2003, 05:59 AM
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Re: New Lancer Evo Impressions..

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-He had dynoed the car a few days ago on a mustang 4 wheel dyno. ~242hp/242tq is what I remember seeing.
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Odd, a tuner tested 4 cars and averaged 180rwhp.
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Old 04-22-2003, 08:43 AM
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Was it a 4 wheel dyno?
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Was it a 4 wheel dyno?
Yes. Mitsu claimed somethign was wrong with the car. I'm glad to see that they haev fixed it.
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