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PostSubject: Gatsby_D in the house!   Wed Sep 08, 2010 12:41 pm

Hi Lancer Nation. I am gatsby_d from Shah Alam. I was previously active in Toyota Vios Club Malaysia since 2005. I still keep my Vios, but I would like to learn more about my new Lancer EX.

After joining Lancer GT Club a few weeks ago, I found that club mainly cater for Lancer GT owners who wants to modify their cars into Evo X. Since I don't have a GT, I'm feel a bit of an outsider there.

My aim is to maintain the stock outlook of my Lancer EX, while improving my EX's performance without the usual noise and harsh rides. I wonder how to make it more powerful, yet also, more comfortable. In my Vios, I found that when I mod for performance, I have to sacrifice my comfort (i.e. noisy straight flow M7 Japan muffler, adjustable Gab SS suspension system a bit harsh while I have a back problem and I listen to good music, etc..). Therefore, I make it a point that I don't want an Evo-X transformation and I don't care about modding it into a GT either. Hehehe. Besides, the EX look is exclusive, and I might be influenced more by JDM style VIP look.

Anyway, I would love to learn more about my new Lancer EX and hope that any VIP style enthusiasts here could shed some light on some stylish bling-bling mods. Cheers!



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PostSubject: Re: Gatsby_D in the house!   Wed Sep 08, 2010 1:02 pm

welcome bro... enjoy ur stay... Smile

here alot of experienced taikos tht can guide u bro.. no worries... Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Gatsby_D in the house!   Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:30 pm

Welcome, gatsby_d.

Since you don't want to mod the looks (you don't even want a spoiler?) and wants to focus on power and comfort, I suggest the first thing you try to change to get an instant boost in power would be to change the entire exhaust setup. Most members here would say that a complete Hotbits exhaust setup gives the best bang-for-buck power gain, which can be anywhere from +8HP to +13HP (every car is different however, that's why there's a variance). You will feel the power difference, and the sound is not annoying (bit more bassy grunt compared to stock).

I'm not familiar with the EX's suspension; is it the same as the GLS? If yes, then you should already have a comfortable (if a bit bouncy) ride, not harsh at all.

Start from here and then as you get poisoned more and more we'll suggest more stuff Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Gatsby_D in the house!   Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:00 pm

full hotbits system, Kaninia thypoon kit intake.
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PostSubject: Re: Gatsby_D in the house!   Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:14 pm

Reverend wrote:
Welcome, gatsby_d.

Since you don't want to mod the looks (you don't even want a spoiler?) and wants to focus on power and comfort, I suggest the first thing you try to change to get an instant boost in power would be to change the entire exhaust setup. Most members here would say that a complete Hotbits exhaust setup gives the best bang-for-buck power gain, which can be anywhere from +8HP to +13HP (every car is different however, that's why there's a variance). You will feel the power difference, and the sound is not annoying (bit more bassy grunt compared to stock).

I'm not familiar with the EX's suspension; is it the same as the GLS? If yes, then you should already have a comfortable (if a bit bouncy) ride, not harsh at all.

Start from here and then as you get poisoned more and more we'll suggest more stuff Smile

Thanks bro Reverend for the suggestion. No spoilers for me, I'd like to mod this car a bit different from the normal Evo-X mods. Complete Hotbits exhaust setup? Sound like a good start. Thanks. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Gatsby_D in the house!   Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:16 pm

Elan wrote:
full hotbits system, Kaninia thypoon kit intake.

Typhoon kit? Is it the same as Blitz Open Pod intake like the one installed in my modified Vios? No thanks, a bit too noisy for me. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Gatsby_D in the house!   Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:34 pm

gatsby_d wrote:
Thanks bro Reverend for the suggestion. No spoilers for me, I'd like to mod this car a bit different from the normal Evo-X mods. Complete Hotbits exhaust setup? Sound like a good start. Thanks. Smile
I only just mentioned the spoiler coz many like it on a Lancer, but I understand where you're coming from coz donyong here in this forum have actually removed his spoiler on his GT Smile

Exhaust is the best possible start for power gain. If you like going for high speed, install an open pod, but if you think open pod is too loud for your liking, install an open pod with a cover (like the Simota one, which has a carbon fibre cover and I was told that it doesn't have as bad a negative low end response as K&N).

Thereafter, you may wish to consider electrical mods that, while they don't necessarily improve HP, they can provide some small torque gain (hence better driving satisfaction).

Computer management ala reflashes and piggyback computers would probably be next on the agenda. Computer management is probably the only mod that can overcome stock factory 4B11 engine settings that were created in the first place due to environmental reasons.

Good luck but more importantly have fun Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Gatsby_D in the house!   Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:00 pm

Reverend wrote:
gatsby_d wrote:
Thanks bro Reverend for the suggestion. No spoilers for me, I'd like to mod this car a bit different from the normal Evo-X mods. Complete Hotbits exhaust setup? Sound like a good start. Thanks. Smile
I only just mentioned the spoiler coz many like it on a Lancer, but I understand where you're coming from coz donyong here in this forum have actually removed his spoiler on his GT Smile

Exhaust is the best possible start for power gain. If you like going for high speed, install an open pod, but if you think open pod is too loud for your liking, install an open pod with a cover (like the Simota one, which has a carbon fibre cover and I was told that it doesn't have as bad a negative low end response as K&N).

Thereafter, you may wish to consider electrical mods that, while they don't necessarily improve HP, they can provide some small torque gain (hence better driving satisfaction).

Computer management ala reflashes and piggyback computers would probably be next on the agenda. Computer management is probably the only mod that can overcome stock factory 4B11 engine settings that were created in the first place due to environmental reasons.

Good luck but more importantly have fun Smile

Spoilers do make the car look sportier and attractive. But with the coming Waja Lancer, I'm sure everyone will do the same Evo X copycat. Hehehe. Very Happy

Anyway, internally, I've already installed the Ultra Racing front strut bar, mainly because it is white in colour, same as my Lancer. Smile Not sure whether I want the rear strut bar, since it will take up my boot space. But, stability is my priority before any high power mods.

Besides that, electrical mods seems essential to me since I love a good torque. Maybe I'll go for Hot Inazuma Hyper. I've used Hot Inazuma Type-Mr in my Vios and it felt good.

For open pod, maybe I'll just try a Redline drop in air filter. Less restrictive than stock drop ins, but easier and not noisy at all. Hehe Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Gatsby_D in the house!   Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:04 pm

Here's some photos in my facebook album link. Add me and we can be friends! Very Happy

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=199197&id=588364402&l=b50581b40d
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PostSubject: Re: Gatsby_D in the house!   Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:22 am

Hot Inazma?? come follow me... Very Happy

Sun Auto Hot Inazma X-Power 1300
Inazma Hyper Hot Earth 5point 580
Inazma Pulse 500
Hot Inazma GII 500
Hot Inazma Surplus 160
Inazma Super pocket 250
Inazma HG Hyper Gauss Magnet 200
Hot Inazma Type-MR Voltage Stabilizer 450
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PostSubject: Re: Gatsby_D in the house!   Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:19 am

gatsby_d wrote:
Here's some photos in my facebook album link. Add me and we can be friends! Very Happy

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=199197&id=588364402&l=b50581b40d
You have a lovely looking wife and daughter!

Is that white car with rear spoiler your's? But I thought you don't want spoiler?

Will add you on FB later Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Gatsby_D in the house!   Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:34 pm

the whitey is yrs?? nice.
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PostSubject: Re: Gatsby_D in the house!   Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:06 pm

Reverend wrote:
gatsby_d wrote:
Here's some photos in my facebook album link. Add me and we can be friends! Very Happy

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=199197&id=588364402&l=b50581b40d
You have a lovely looking wife and daughter!

Is that white car with rear spoiler your's? But I thought you don't want spoiler?

Will add you on FB later Smile

Yup, it's mine. The rear thing is not a spoiler bro, it's a boot lip like the ones on the BMW. And it is stock boot lip. No modifications on body yet. Just got it on 15th August 2010. Just in time for raya. hehe Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Gatsby_D in the house!   Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:07 pm

Elan wrote:
the whitey is yrs?? nice.

Yes, the whitey is mine. It's a family sedan, not a race machine. hehe Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Gatsby_D in the house!   Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:13 pm

gatsby_d wrote:
Reverend wrote:
gatsby_d wrote:
Here's some photos in my facebook album link. Add me and we can be friends! Very Happy

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=199197&id=588364402&l=b50581b40d
You have a lovely looking wife and daughter!

Is that white car with rear spoiler your's? But I thought you don't want spoiler?

Will add you on FB later Smile

Yup, it's mine. The rear thing is not a spoiler bro, it's a boot lip like the ones on the BMW. And it is stock boot lip. No modifications on body yet. Just got it on 15th August 2010. Just in time for raya. hehe Very Happy
Er, in your pic ( http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=4864368&id=588364402&l=b50581b40d&ref=fbx_album ) that is what we call a rear spoiler. You even mentioned in the other pic that it is a EvoX spoiler.

Or is that white Lancer not your car?
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PostSubject: Re: Gatsby_D in the house!   Mon Sep 13, 2010 5:50 pm

Reverend wrote:
gatsby_d wrote:
Reverend wrote:
gatsby_d wrote:
Here's some photos in my facebook album link. Add me and we can be friends! Very Happy

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=199197&id=588364402&l=b50581b40d
You have a lovely looking wife and daughter!

Is that white car with rear spoiler your's? But I thought you don't want spoiler?

Will add you on FB later Smile

Yup, it's mine. The rear thing is not a spoiler bro, it's a boot lip like the ones on the BMW. And it is stock boot lip. No modifications on body yet. Just got it on 15th August 2010. Just in time for raya. hehe Very Happy
Er, in your pic ( http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=4864368&id=588364402&l=b50581b40d&ref=fbx_album ) that is what we call a rear spoiler. You even mentioned in the other pic that it is a EvoX spoiler.

Or is that white Lancer not your car?

Ops, that car is not my car bro. It's bro Peeja's from LGTC. Mine is stock standard white Lancer EX. His car is the white Lancer GT with the Evo X spoiler in the picture you quoted. Not my kinda thing, but he thanked me for taking photos of his car, in that angle. hehehe.

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PostSubject: Re: Gatsby_D in the house!   Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:19 pm

Oh, ok then Smile
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