1.17.09 – Snowcross

 

1-17-09 marked the first round of Snowcross for 2009. Unfortunately, there was no snow on the track but that’s alright, it still made for good and affordable track time.

The event took place on the east track of Miller Motorsports Park. Cones were set up around the track as gates in which drivers needed to pass through. Hitting cones would penalize your lap time and missing the gates would disqualify your time for that run. This added some auto-x technicality to a full race track.

The practice runs took place in the morning. After the practice runs came the timed runs after lunch. There were a total of 3 timed runs. Total time were based off the sum of the two fastest lap times. There were 6 classes which were split into Super AWD (high-powered AWD vehicles), AWD, FWD, RWD (Over 3.0L), RWD (Under 3.0L), and NA AWD.

Below are the top 3 of each class.

Super AWD

Chris Neria 2006 Mitsu Evo – #72 – 202.158
Gordon Anderson 2005 STI – #47 – 211.886
J Carver 2004 STI – #49 – 212.398

AWD

Jeff Lundgren 2009 WRX – #9 – 230.998
Ed Reyes 2004 VW R32 – #99 – 232.387
Austin Isaac 2006 – Mazda S6 – #70 – 235.06

FWD

Jeremy Gunn 2008 Mazda S3 – #41 – 226.965
Joe Sim 2002 Odyessy – #5 – 227.532
Rick Gunn 2006 Mini Cooper S – #10 – 232.115

RWD (Over 3.0L)

Rod Derrick – 2004 ZO6 – #1 – 206.278
Brandon Bowen 2000 Porsche Carrera – #201 – 217.22
Jace Adams 1999 BMW M3 – #816 – 219.388

RWD (Under 3.0L)

Jeff Keller 1999 Mazda Miata – #91 – 223.124
Rhett Longman 2001 S2000 – #90 – 223.242
Louis Hogge 1990 BMW 325is – #93 – 232.24

NA AWD

Aaron Cleverly 2004 Subaru 2.5rs – #6 – 237.709
Ben Archer 2001 Subaru 2.5 rs – #16 – 243.595
Ryan Larsen 2006 Subaru Impreza 2.5 I – #71 – 243.71

*Driver Name, Vehicle Year, Make, Model, Car #, Total Time

 

Definitely a very fun and safe way to get some track time, since cars are let onto the track individually, leaving a lot of space between each car. For upcoming events, check www.utahscca.com or just check back on our blog and we will keep you posted.

 

Tomei ARMS-M7960 – Mitsubishi EVO Bolt-On Turbo

The new Tomei ARMS-M7960 turbocharger built specifically for the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 4-9 is now available! This is the largest bolt-on turbo to date for the EVO and is capable of delivering 400hp + with quick response. This is due to extensive R&D into the design of the turbine to find a good balance between power and spool to offer a great street and track turbo.

Graph on the left shows the performance gains on a 2.0L where the one on the right shows the performance gains on a 2.3L setup. Very stock-like response with a lot more power to boot.

This is a comparison of the M7960 to the stock EVO turbo. As you can see, the compressor is noticeably larger than the stock turbo.

Evo X AccessPORT

COBB Tuning announces the immediate availability of the AccessPORT for the 2008 Mitsubishi EVO X. The AccessPORT is the first hand-held device available for the EVO X that performs an ECU reflash through the vehicle’s OBDII port. Just plug it in, load the maps and go! Faster!

The AccessPORT provides owners of 2008 Mitsubishi EVO X vehicles the ability to unlock power hidden within the factory ECU. Performance gains across the entire powerband can be quickly realized in the short time it takes to flash the vehicle’s ECU with the AccessPORT. No tools are required. No additional “piggy-back” hardware. No mailing the factory ECU across the country. No vehicle downtime. No waiting. Just plug the AccessPORT in, flash the ECU and enjoy the thrill of increased torque and horsepower!

The AccessPORT from COBB Tuning is the most comprehensive hand-held ECU flashing, monitoring and managing device available for the Mitsubishi EVO X. Combined with AccessTUNER Pro and AccessTUNER Race software, it provides an unbeatable suite of engine tuning applications backed by our professional engine tuner network.

Satisfy your hunger for more power. Access the Potential of your EVO X today!

EVO X AccessPORT Features:
• Increase horsepower and torque with the touch of a button
• Easy installation requiring no tools or computer skills
• Display vehicle performance with 0-60MPH and 1/4 Mile clocks and Trap Speeds
• Monitor vehicle data such as MAF voltage, coolant temp, throttle position and much more.
• Troubleshoot by viewing trouble codes and resetting multiple electronic control systems.
• Valet and Anti-Theft modes help prevent abuse and theft
• Built in Datalogging capability for multiple data channel recording
• Completely and easily uninstallable

Cosworth High Flow Synthetic Air Filters

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Cosworth Performance Air Filters are constructed from a proprietary synthetic, non-woven single layer, pleated polyester filter media that requires no oiling. For an OE like fit, the filter housing is injection molded from High Impact Polystyrene or Polypropylene. Each Cosworth air filter has been engineered to fit the vehicles original air box providing a true cold air supply to the engine. Cosworth Performance Air Filters also provide increased air flow when compared to original equipment air filters.

Part No.  Application
20002270 Nissan 350Z -06
20005381 Nissan 350Z Nismo / Infiniti G37 07+(Twin Air Box Applications)
20002271 Honda S2000
20002272 Honda Fit
20005380 Acura RSX 02-07
20002274 Mazda 3 2.0, 2.3L petrol, Mazdaspeed 3
20002273 Mazda RX8 03+
20002275 Mazda MX-5 Miata/Roadster 2.0L all 2005+
20002277 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 7/8/9
20004232 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 2008+
20002270 Subaru Impreza GC, GD, GG
20002278 Subaru Legacy GT N/A and Turbo, 08+ Sti
20002281 Lexus IS250/350
20002286 Toyota Tundra 3.4L and 4.7L all
20002282 Scion tC
20002282 Lotus Elise & Exige

Cobb Tuning Evo X Intercooler Hard-Pipe Kit

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COBB Tuning unveils its latest performance piece for the EVO X, the COBB Intercooler Hard-Pipe Kit, and it does not fail to impress. It is currently the only kit that replaces ALL intercooler pipes (including the BPV) with weld-free single-pipe aluminum tubing. This uncompromising kit has the most comprehensive list of performance enhancing features available. Add the precision fit and one-of-a-kind appearance and it is clear that the COBB Intercooler Hard-Pipe kit for the EVO X is unequaled.

As with all intercooler hard-pipe kits, the stock rubber hoses to the intercooler are replaced with solid pipes to eliminate distortion under boost. But the devil is in the details, and that is where similarities end. The COBB EVO X Hard-Pipe Kit consists of single piece pipes made from mandrel bent aluminum tubing on both the cold side and hot side of the intercooler. The results are weld-free pipes from the turbo outlet to intercooler inlet and from the intercooler outlet to the throttle body, without unsightly mid-pipe silicone hose couplings that can disrupt flow or potentially blow off under boost. The hot and cold pipe diameters are increased from the stock 2.375” to 2.5”, enhancing flow even further.

The By-Pass-Valve (BPV) gets its own hard-pipe from the cold side of the intercooler, maintaining the factory location and orientation. Maintaining this connection from the cold side ensures that cool air is fed back to the intake system when the valve is in bypass mode, preventing overheating of the air charge post turbo. The BPV is located using a visually stunning COBB logo bridge that connects the BPV hard-pipe to the hot side hard-pipe.

The COBB EVO X Hard-Pipe kit is one of the very few that will fit with the factory air box in place (or the optional COBB SF Intake) as well as the stock front engine cover. The kit is completed with high quality COBB silicone hose couplings and heavy duty T-Bolt hose clamps to eliminate those embarrassing hose blow-offs than can occur when demanding the most from your EVO X.

The kit is available in Gunmetal powder coat or can be special ordered in high polished aluminum finish. Painstaking effort goes in to the fabrication, handling and packaging of our high polish kit, ensuring the parts arrive with a beautiful unblemished finish.

Cobb Tuning Evo X Sway Bars

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Cobb Tuning has recently released their sway bar kit for the new Mitsubishi Evo X.  Cobb Tuning has a different approach with thier products and has the daily driven driver in the front of their mind.  The new Evo X sway bars we don’t see as being any different.

From Cobb Tuning Press Release:

COBB Tuning announces immediate availability of the 2008 Mitsubishi EVO X anti-swaybar kit. This kit dramatically decreases bodyroll and improves handling, encouraging the driver to attack the corners while inspiring confidence at the limit!
The COBB EVO X Anti-Swaybar Kit has multiple settings both front and rear, giving additional adjustment so handling can be tuned to driver preference. Rear bar stiffness can be increased up to 176% over stock, improving balance and reducing inherent understeer without impacting ride quality.
This kit is a direct replacement for the factory equipment. The lightweight tubular bars are CNC bent for a precise fit which makes installation simple. The kit also includes polyurethane bushings for quick transient response and bushing mounts with integrated grease fittings for easy maintenance.
EVO X Anti-Swaybar Kit Features:
• Two position front bar: 108% and 125% rate increase over stock
• Three position rear bar: 106%, 132% and 176% rate increase over stock
• Tubular bars for weight reduction
• CNC bent for precise fit
• Polyurethane bushings for immediate response
• Bushing mounts with grease fittings for easy maintenance
• Integrated bar locaters to prevent “bar walk”
• Tough powder coat exterior for weathering the elements