Last Call – This Is How We Do It Edition

This is really what every awd car with a turbo should look like 99% of the year.  And as Tenbeers pointed out, “Dirt is the correct color for any Evo or WRX”

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  1. Maymar Avatar

    So, how does he keep it shiny side up? This is an accident waiting to happen!

  2. Van Sarockin Avatar
    Van Sarockin

    I'm oddly nonplussed by the ginormous fanboi wing. But what are those dingleberries at the back of the roof?

    1. facelvega Avatar

      All wheel drive cars moving at dirt speeds really need the downforce of a giant-ass wing to stay glued to the tarmac– or, um, dirt. The dingleberries actually might be useful as nothing else on the rear of the car can give off light through the inch of mud.

    2. BlackIce_GTS Avatar

      That appears to be a stock wing. With a Shelby sticker on it?
      The dingleberries are left over from a stillborn cross-promotion with Sonic the Hedgehog.
      (They're called winglets. I think they make airflow over the wing go straighter, which makes it more efficient. Well actually what these do is look cool, but on WRC cars they make the wing more efficient.)

    3. Tomsk Avatar

      They're the stock "vortex generators," intended to help smooth airflow over the rear wing.
      The WRX STI of the same era used an actual airfoil for the same purpose.
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      Ditto the Mercedes 190E 2.5-16 Evo II.
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  3. SSurfer321 Avatar

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    and yes that truck next it is 2WD

    1. Black Steelies Avatar

      Nothing like compensating with a good ole 'merican truck.

  4. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

    Hoonmind Threadjack:
    A friend of mine posted this to FB and I thought I'd seek the popular opinion…
    James says…
    Well, the National Arbitration Panel didn't think I made my case against Mitsubishi to cover a new clutch under warranty so I'm asking everyone here, what would you do? A quick history if u missed anything… bought the Evo new in Aug 2009, first warranty transmission replacement in Feb '10 (2700 miles), second warranty transmission replacement in June '10 (5600 miles), clutch shot craps Jan '11 (at 8900 miles).
    So, would you buy an aftermarket (aka, higher quality) clutch and take your chances voiding any future warranty repairs or pay 15% more than the highest estimate and let Mitsu replace the clutch with another stock clutch? Discuss…
    I say aftermarket, but that may void the warranty and cause itching… Hoons?

    1. Maymar Avatar

      Depending on how his relationship with the dealer's service department is, I'd talk to his service advisor – they might be able to advise if there are any aftermarket clutches that'd be acceptable by warranty.

    2. Alff Avatar

      I think James needs to pause for a moment of honest self-reflection. Only he knows if his woes are truly down to a bad build by Mitsu or are self-inflicted (either through exuberance or lack of third pedal prowess). If he decides these problems are on Mitsu, I'd probably go with the warranted option. Even then, Mitsu may decline to honor future claims given this vehicle's history.
      If James decides that his transmission troubles are the result of hot-shoe tendencies, and he doesn't want to change (it's hard, I know), then buy a more robust clutch. He's gonna need it. On the other hand, if the cause is a lack of skill or experience with the manny tranny (did he trade out of Grandma's '92 Park Avenue to buy this bad boy?), then he should take it easy until he masters his domain.

      1. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

        Excellent points, he had a row as you go Nissan Pathfinder previously, so one truck transmission to a fancy Evo one…

    3. SSurfer321 Avatar

      He would have to look into local laws in regard to the warranty. In some states, the manufacture has to prove that the aftermarket part caused failure of the warrantied part. If that's the case, then I would definitely go aftermarket.
      Of course two trannys in less than 6000 miles may be a case for lemon law.