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Trans-Am VS Evo IX

This is a discussion on Trans-Am VS Evo IX within the Kill Stories forums, part of the Racing Forums category; I finally got to go up against one of the cars I've been waiting to get into it with. A ...

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    Talking Trans-Am VS Evo IX

    I finally got to go up against one of the cars I've been waiting to get into it with. A very nice looking Evo IX pulled up to me at a red light last night. I'm thinking oh crap I'm in trouble now I have 140 pounds of weight for snow traction, about another 150 pounds of Christmas present packed in the back, skinny 225 snow tires on and a passenger with me so I'm like this isn't going to be good! The light goes green I ease out of it and he does the same. We get to about 10mph and hit gets on it hard and gets a bumper on me and I nail it and slowly start gaining some ground. He shifts to second and his front bumper get to about my mirror. I quickly granny shift to second and during my shift he gets to about front bumper to bumper with me, When I get the power back on I just started pulling past him good. When he got his front bumper back to about my rear tire he let out of it and I did as well. I had major traction issues the whole time also. I thought I was going to have my first loss, but I came through on top once again! That was the closest race I came across so far.

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    Nice race.

    Some people seem to think that the Evo IX's are equal to or faster than an LS1, which is definitely not the case.

    If you had all that weight taken out, no passenger, and regular tires, I'm sure it would have been total rape

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    wow, i woulda thought he'da smoked you in those conditions

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    Quote Originally Posted by ss~zoso~ss View Post
    wow, i woulda thought he'da smoked you in those conditions
    I thought the same, but I showed no fear!

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    Nice run. Stock they don't have very good trap speeds. Good throttle modulation!!

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    cool, good kill, what mods do you have?

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    For performace I only have a Borla cat back with a cutom made restrictor plate which is almost full open, K&N FIPK, free mods & a bunch of suspension mods, pro 5.0 shifter /LSS. It's amazing how much quicker a car can be when the suspension is set up better and when shifting isn't vauge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hot Black Trans-Am View Post
    For performace I only have a Borla cat back with a cutom made restrictor plate which is almost full open, K&N FIPK, free mods & a bunch of suspension mods, pro 5.0 shifter /LSS. It's amazing how much quicker a car can be when the suspension is set up better and when shifting isn't vauge.
    Nice, I agree with you on the comment about suspension setup making you quicker. I'm heavy into road racing/track, so I know how important suspension is for "fast" lap times even while keeping near stock power levels.
    As I said before, good kill, I enjoy taking them out too.

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    nice run, where in WI are u located? my bro has always been looking to run a nicely modded ls1. anyways, if ur near the twin cities, mn, he'd be willing to run u for fun.

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    Nice job with all that weight... Those Evos are way overated IMO. I've had a few run-ins with cocky students in Evos around here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawjdude View Post
    nice run, where in WI are u located? my bro has always been looking to run a nicely modded ls1. anyways, if ur near the twin cities, mn, he'd be willing to run u for fun.
    I'm over by Wausau about 3 hours from there. What does he have? I'm still working on finishing setting up the suspension on how I want it and to get a stronger rear, and a good clutch in it before I hit the power mods. I might have to do the headers though to get a bit more rumble and go. I want to build up a good foundation that'll make max use of the future power mods when I get there. I just wish I did some baseline runs and testing to see my end results. If I get the chance I'll run him for fun though. There's a track over by eau-clair that would be nice to get the WI members over to for a get together and mini shootout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GatorSS View Post
    Nice job with all that weight... Those Evos are way overated IMO. I've had a few run-ins with cocky students in Evos around here.
    Thanks, that was my first run in so I was happy with the outcome. Everyone around here that I talk to all say they would kill me. I guess they were wrong!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GatorSS View Post
    Nice job with all that weight... Those Evos are way overated IMO. I've had a few run-ins with cocky students in Evos around here.
    I think the problem is they are overrated by some people, not everyone. I know stock vs stock, there is no way an EVO (even a 9) is going to hang with lets say an M6 LS1. It may be close if it is something like an early LS1 A4 vs EVO IX or something like that. There are always those tools that think some cars are so fast. I have an EVO and I think they are gay and incredibly lame stock. With some mods, they can be pretty darn badass IMO, especially for a heavy sedan. They are overrated by some, underrated by others. Either way, good kill to the thread starter, kill sounds right!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EE1983 View Post
    I think the problem is they are overrated by some people, not everyone. I know stock vs stock, there is no way an EVO (even a 9) is going to hang with lets say an M6 LS1. It may be close if it is something like an early LS1 A4 vs EVO IX or something like that. There are always those tools that think some cars are so fast. I have an EVO and I think they are gay and incredibly lame stock. With some mods, they can be pretty darn badass IMO, especially for a heavy sedan. They are overrated by some, underrated by others. Either way, good kill to the thread starter, kill sounds right!
    Nice to see an unbiased view from the "competition". As I understand it, $1000 in parts for an Evo will get it trapping at over 110mph and deep into the 12s?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deuuuce View Post
    Nice to see an unbiased view from the "competition". As I understand it, $1000 in parts for an Evo will get it trapping at over 110mph and deep into the 12s?
    Thanks. That $1000 soley depends on the parts chosen and the year of the EVO. I say that because you can buy a $1200 exhaust and or a $550 one. Its kinda like buying Pacesetters vs Kooks. But yes, for around $1000 you should be around 112-114mph give or take.

    Most EVO IX's with intake, full exhaust, and a flash are running 12.3-12.5 at around 113-114mph. My friend's EVO IX that is bone stock with just a $450 flash ran 12.5@109mph. (For comparison sake he put down 305whp on a DJ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by EE1983 View Post
    Thanks. That $1000 soley depends on the parts chosen and the year of the EVO. I say that because you can buy a $1200 exhaust and or a $550 one. Its kinda like buying Pacesetters vs Kooks. But yes, for around $1000 you should be around 112-114mph give or take.

    Most EVO IX's with intake, full exhaust, and a flash are running 12.3-12.5 at around 113-114mph. My friend's EVO IX that is bone stock with just a $450 flash ran 12.5@109mph. (For comparison sake he put down 305whp on a DJ).
    Thank you for that info. My next question is, can that still be done on 91 Octane in CA or 93 elsewhere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deuuuce View Post
    Thank you for that info. My next question is, can that still be done on 91 Octane in CA or 93 elsewhere?

    That is not on 91. That is on 93. I honestly dont know much about the 91 numbers since most of the country (and where I am from) we have 93. Those numbers will obviously be less since 91octane sucks

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