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The transmission in on its way to Tim Zimmer at TMZ Performance for a full rebuild! I'm glad progress is finally being made and can't wait to get the car back on the road!
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While the transmission is at TMZ, I decided to pick up a part I've been wanting since I had my last Evo... hood struts! I ordered a set of Sokie Tech nitrogen filled struts off of eBay. They installed very easily in about 10 minutes and work perfectly on the factory aluminum hood. Sometimes it's the little things!

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^ This is what I need to get around to doing in the DSM. It's on the short list after my MAP sensor install.
Do you have a part number so I can compare these to the ones on the Tuners hood strut thread?
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^ This is what I need to get around to doing in the DSM. It's on the short list after my MAP sensor install.
Do you have a part number so I can compare these to the ones on the Tuners hood strut thread?
I wish I could put them on my DSM but unfortunately the fiberglass hood is a contraindication. The ones I got for the Evo are Sokie Tech brand, part number D2H9. I paid $64 shipped for the black finish ones. They are made in Taiwan and I had read good things about Taiwanese gas dampers.
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I decided to make some more changes under the hood while I wait on the transmission. I've been wanting to upgrade the intercooler pipes for a while, and at the same time I got some inspiration from the WRC Evo's, which had red and blue bits under the hood, on a white engine bay (like mine), as pictured here:

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So for mine, I picked up a set of polished intercooler pipes and to go along with them I'll be swapping most of my rubber parts to blue. So far I have already ordered blue couplers on the intercooler pipes, intake pipe, and all the vacuum lines. The valve cover and strut bar will stay red. Also the couplers that attach to the intercooler itself (that can be seen from outside the car) will be red, to go with the Ralliart mud flaps and Brembo calipers. I hope it turns out good. I've never used multiple colors in the same engine bay like this before.
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New tires on the Evo!! As you can see in the before and after pictures, the old 245/40R17 Dunlop Direzza ZII tires where beyond shot. The new ones are 255/40ZR17 Hankook Ventus V12 EVO2 tires and I got a smoking deal from my local Discount Tire plus a $100 rebate from Hankook.

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Now I just need my transmission back from TMZ Performance and she is back on the road!
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My transmission is finally done and is in route back to me. I can't wait to get it put back in and be able to drive the Evo again!

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Transmission arrived on Monday and I got it installed Tuesday and Wednesday. All I'm missing now is the new Redline fluid which will hopefully be here by the end of the week.

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Looks so clean.

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Looks so clean.
Thanks! She's a beauty and shifts great so far!

Happy New Year and time for a new update! Once I got the Redline fluid put in I noticed a terrible squeal upon startup. It went away as soon as it was running but happened every time I starts it, as it was firing up. I did some digging and consulted some friends and figuered out that it was the starter itself. I took it apart and greased the gears and since then the sounds hasn't been back.

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Once that was taken care of I took it for a drive only to discover that with the wider tires they were rubbing really bad in the rear. Luckily I had a spare set of rear Bilstein struts with factory springs in the garage so I threw those on and no more rubbing. I actually think it looks better now, and also pretty level (before it looked lower in the rear), so I'm just going to leave it like that that.

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With that fixed I took it for another drive and noticed that it wasn't building any boost. So I pulled it back in the garage for a boost leak test and fixed a few minor leaks and discovered a major one from the internal wastegate actuator. I placed an order or a TurboSmart IWA with an 18psi spring. To get to the actuator I needed to pull the radiator so I also ordered a new set of radiator hoses in blue to match the new underhood look. I spent maybe 2 hours getting everything done and took her for a loop around the neighborhood.

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Everything seems pretty good so I'm going to start daily driving her again to get the transmission broken in and see if any other problems pop up. So far so good though!
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