Most Evo owners leave the already stout bottom end alone, but not Ryan. What these owners dream about and wish for, Ryan did. Not constrained by the under 2000cc rally classification (reason why EVOs and many JDM STIs are 1.99x's) Ryan opted for more displacement by means of a stroker motor. What was once a 2.0 is now a 15-percent bigger 2.3-stroker using a custom crankshaft that swings a set of Crower rods and CP pistons. Sitting on top of the stroker is a WOTM head featuring a Ferrea valvetrain and HKS cams, which can be optimized through Unorthodox cam gears. This engine gulps the expensive stuff at the pump via a custom WOTM fuel system featuring unholy 1600cc injectors, twin Walbro in-tank pumps, -10 feed, -6 return, and an Aeromotive fuel pressure regulator. An AMS-built intake manifold brings plenty of air in with the help of a GReddy FMIC chill. Exhaust gasses spin a GT35R turbo with a Tial gate utilizing Tial's BOV. Exhaust gasses then pass through a WOTM turboback consisting of a 4-inch downpipe, 4-inch midpipe, and 4-inch cat-back. Yes, you read that right: a 4-inch turbo-back!
It should be obvious that this car is capable of putting down some serious horsepower. To help cope with this prodigious power, the transmission was built by DSM legend John Shephard and uses an RPS carbon clutch with some super stout Driveshaft Shop Stage 5 axles.
The interior of this beauty was painstakingly done right by 1st Upholstery in Scottsdale, Arizona. It features Sparco belts, GReddy gauges, FJO Wideband 02, and an HKS EVC5 boost controller. The stereo is customized too with three JL 10's, JL 6.5 mids, JL tweets, JL amp, and an Alpine multimedia head unit. 1st Upholstery made some incredible custom doors, seats, headliner, A-pillars, etc. And there's also the extra touch of having Vidro's No. 3 embossed in the seats and headliner.
Ryan Woon and his crew took a stock Evo, put some time, money, and love into it, and produced a mouth-watering masterpiece fit for street or show. Having a famous personality behind the wheel just adds to the glamour. We know it'll be a monster on the street, but does it have enough to take home some trophies at the shows? You'd be a fool not to think so.
SPECS : 2003 MITSUBISHI LANCER EVO 8
4g63 inline 4 aluminum, iron block, turbocharged and intercooled
WOTM cylinder head
Unorthodox cam gears
AMS intake manifold
WOTM turbo kit with 4-inch downpipe
4-inch custom exhaust
Tial BOV, Greddy FMIC
WOTM fuel system with 1600cc injectors
Twin Walbro pumps in tank, -10 feed, -6 return
Aeromotive fuel pressure regulator
HKS EVC5 boost controller
John Shephard built tranny
Driveshaft Shop Stage 5 Axles
RPS carbon clutch
Tein Flex coilovers
Stuttgart Southwest paint work
C-West front bumper
Kaminari rear bumper
custom doors, seats, head liner, A-pillars, etc.
Jose's No. 3 was embossed in the head liner and seats
FJO wideband 02
HKS EVC5 boost controller.
18-inch Volk SF Winnings
The stock Mitsubishi 16G turbo...
The stock Mitsubishi 16G turbo was scrapped in favor of a Garrett GT35R ball bearing turbo. The GT35R is dual ball bearing turbo so spool up is quick with minimal lag.
A high quality CNC machined...
A high quality CNC machined Tial blow-off valve handles the high pressure. Tial's are known to have high flow capacity valued greatly in high boost situations.
The exhaust consists of a...
The exhaust consists of a WOTM custom mandrel bent 4-inch turbo back. And you thought your 3-incher was big.