Pulled up to get some E-85 for a little tuning. Corn dont get much fresher than this! It smelled farm fresh :-) Straight from the tanker.
By James Singer
I have been buried for a few months but just before things went nuts with work and life, I got a chance to update my stealthy street/track EVO VIII. My goal with this car is to have a car that does not get too much attention from unwanted parties and is streetable with a tad of blingage but can still be more than fun to drive to the track, drive on the track and drive home from the track.
OEM IX front bumper with SE lip and Ganador Super Mirrors.
We were cleaning out the used parts attic. Tossing out excess stock parts, some half dead used parts that seemed worth keeping at one time or another… Art is one of the fabricators here @ RRE and saw something in the pile of parts. A 4G muffler took shape as a torso. A clutch disc made a menacing Mohawk. Flywheels became shoulders while EVO X connecting rods and pistons provided arms. Everyone started chipping in with ideas.
A 1G differential repurposed as hips with 1G FWD axles providing legs and knees. EVO X resonators for shins and a piece of U bend for feet and stability were added. But Battle Bot was a bit wobbly with CV Joints and knees and hip sockets. So Art made some tendons out of a flywheel ring gear and some gears and muffler hangars for knee caps.
A good Battle Bot needs a weapon and a defensive shield of course. A dead MIVEC cam with a hydraulic lifter ball of sorts became his mace. A DSM valve cover provides a shield while the breast plate power core is a MIVEC cam pulley.
Art intentionally gave Battle Bot no face so that you would need to make your own mental image of his personality. Battle Bot currently protects the service office from all evil doers.
There is a RRE plate frame there… well… the smouldering remains of one. What a big oil leak next to your external wastegate dump can do on a bad day. Corey drives an EVO now.
Ask for a license plate frame with any order. It’s free! You just need to ask for it. Got a pic of your personalized license plate with an RRE plate frame on it? Send it to us and we’ll put it here.
While we are on the subject of unlucky… here is lucky:
Car came in the shop for some other work. Heard a rattle and took off the timing cover. One more bolt to go and it would have been a dead motor. Check those bolts once in a while if you are going to be playing with them :-)
A clean ass (on a) 2G!!
Thank you for representing RRE Daniel!!
<3 Ralliart Sportbacks!!
Thanks to Steven Steck for going BIG and Repping for RRE on the HOOD!!!!!
How is this for a cold air intake?
“Hey mister.. why is my car missfiring?”
Must be those Stinger Brand plug wires you got there :-P