Sep 16, 2016
Uber Fresh | Damian's Mitsubishi Evo
Ever since the late 80's, Mitsubishi has given the motoring world a lightning fast all wheel drive sedan that never fails to impress the everyone with its capability regardless of which generation it was. While which is the favourite generation of Evo depends of personal preference, they all had pretty much the same recipe. The were all lightweight, ran with a turbocharged four cylinder 4G63, and had four wheel drive with a stick shift. So if a person liked a particular generation of Evo, it was hard for that person to hate the other ones.
When the latest Evo debuted, the CZ4A, it was well received among reviewers and motor journalists for making sure the Evo traits still remained with the car. However as enthusiasts, some questioned if it was still the same. Instead of the cast iron 4G63 that we all loved, it came with a brand new motor, the 4B11. Unlike the 4G63, the 4B11 is made from aluminum and instead of having the turbo placed in the front, it is now mounted to the back. If that didn't raised enough questions, the CZ4A is available with an automatic gearbox.
For this case, owner, Damian, got the CZ4A in November of 2015. The reason for this was as an enthusiast, Damian wasn't afraid to step out of his comfort zone and try something new. Getting the Evo for him meant that he finally accomplished something that he wanted to do since he has a lad. Previously, he owned a Proton Inspira which was a Malaysian rebadge for the Mitsubishi Lancer GT. The previous car was also modded with the idea of performance and function in mind.
The transmission that came with the car was the Mitsubishi SST dual clutch transmission. Damian wanted to get the SST transmission instead of the manual due to his personal preference. He enjoys using a dual clutch transmission. On top of that, it gives him ease to drive the car since it is daily driven. It was also stated that when it came to straight line acceleration timing, the SST gearbox was a bit faster compared to the manual.
When it came to performance modding, Damian had a bit of trouble to find a trusted garage to help him build up the 4B11 motor even though he only wanted to keep it street tuned. Since no garage in Malaysia was able to help him out, he decided to step outside of the border to Uber Garage in Singapore for the build. The bottom is still maintained as a 2 liter but most of the external parts have been replaced with various bolt-ons like the MHI TF06-18K turbo and Tomei 260 degree PonCams in the cylinder heads. At the moment, the 4B11 was tuned by Gary of Uber Garage with a Mainline dyno and rated 400 whp and 45 kg m of torque at 1.7 bars of boost. In terms of the dyno, it is noted that the Mainline dyno in Singapore is operated with a heavier load and higher rolling resistance compared to most dynos in Malaysia.
For future plans for the build, Damian does plan to increase the bottom end displacement to 2.2 liters some time in the future. But even though he is still in the pursuit of better performance, the still bares in mind to keep the CZ4A as a reliable and streetable machine as it is. This CZ4A stays true to that mindset since it is a very driveable car with the mods that's loaded on it. It truly serves it's function as a true street tuned car.
Owner: Damian Joseph
Model: 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution CZ4A
Location: Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
2.0L 4B11 Inline-4,
Tomei PonCam 260 Degree Camshafts,
Tomei Test Pipe,
Synapse Diverter Valve,
K&N Typhoon Intake,
Spearco Intercooler by Turbonetics,
ETS Lower Intercooler Pipe,
MHI TF06-18K Turbo,
MAP Performance Turbo Manifold,
Tomei Expreme Titanium Exhaust,
Koyorad Race 53mm Aluminum Radiator,
SPAL Engine and Transmission Cooler Fan,
Moroso Oil Catch Tank,
Injector Dynamics 1000cc Injectors,
DEI Fuel Rail,
DW65C Fuel Pump,
6-speed Twin Clutch SST Transmission.
SUSPENSION, CHASSIS, AND BRAKES:
Girodisc 2 Piece Brake Discs (F and R),
Girodisc 800C Brake Pads,
WHEELS AND TIRES:
Enkei RPF1 18 x 9.5 Offset +15 (all round)
Hankook Ventus RS3 245/45/18 (all round)
Ralliart Carbon Fiber Front Lip,
Varis Carbon Fiber Side Lips,
Carbon Fiber Fender Vents,
Grimmspeed 3 Port Boost Controller,
AEM Failsafe Air Fuel Ratio Gauge,
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Uber Garage, Singapore.
C&R Auto Care, Shah Alam.