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2003 Mitsubishi Evolution 8 RS “Rally Sport”

Car 02/2003 Mitsubishi Evolution 8 RS “Rally Sport”
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Stock ID HJA360

• 02/2003 Mitsubishi Evolution 8 RS “Rally Sport”
• 59,000km Genuine
• No accident history
• Just landed from Japan- No U.K owners
• Current set-up is for Gymkhana/street
• Tomei manufacturer precision overhaul engine
• Worldwide shipping service available
• Long/short term storage available

HJA Bring you this awesome EVO 8 RS “Rally Sport” built by world renowned Tomei in Japan. Finding Evo’s in this high end JDM spec is becoming ever more difficult. The early model Evolutions are now extremely sought after worldwide, with prices increasing in Japan it is considered the next big thing in the burgeoning classic and performance car market.

This being the highly sought after RS model: RS – "rally sport", these can come from factory with various options- this one in particular has the close-ratio 5-speed and mechanical rear diff, non Brembo lightweight callipers, minimal/basic interior, rally suspension, Enkei Wheels, windup windows , some of these parts have further been upgraded.

As you can see from the pics the exterior is in fantastic condition for this type of car, there are no major scratches or dents and doesn’t really need anything doing exterior wise. Interior is also clean again with no wear or tear to any of the plastics, carpet or general trim around the car. Drivers seat has been swapped to a bucket seat and unless you are petit, we would recommend changing it as its very small.

Mechanically the car runs spot on, starts and idles like a stock car. Its only when you start driving it that you realise its got some pretty trick Diffs, these do lock up on tight/slow turns but once you are out driving they make a huge difference over oem items. Accelerates throughout the rev range effortlessly and the close ratio 5 speed box really keeps you involved in all the action.

・Cylinder head overhaul ・Valve lapping
・Bolt hole cleaning and repairing ・Valve clearance adjustment
・Porting and polishing of cylinder head
・Valve polishing ・Valve guide(PBB)
・Valve guide replacement(Phosphor Bronze)
・Valve set length adjustment
・Bottom end overhaul ・Piston ring gap adjustment
・Cylinder polishing, Burr removing
・Bolt hole cleaning and repairing ・Con-rod bearing assembly
・Crank bearing assembly ・Grinding and polishing of engine block
・Boring and plateau horning of cylinder with dummy-head
・Piston weight balance adjustment ・Con-rod weight balance adjustment
・Bend modification of the crankshaft ・Dynamic balancing of crankshaft
・Balancing of Pulley

As you can see from the underneath pics the chassis is still in amazing condition . Everything still looks pretty oem under there with no major rust issues that unfortunately ruins so many of these.

This car would make the perfect base for a future project or even just to keep it as a responsive road car. We cannot reiterate how difficult it is to source examples like this and bring them over to the U.K. Prices are constantly on the increase in Japan as the whole world joins the bidding for these awesome machines.

Tomei manufacturer precision overhaul engine (Full details are on Tomei website)
Lancer Specifications:
Bilstein suspension
Cusco strut brace
Cusco front LSD
Cusco centre diff
Cusco rear LSD
ATS Carbon clutch
Lightened flywheel
Nardi steering wheel
Winmax front and rear brake pads
Turbo timer.

Some notes from the Japanese owner:
• Current set-up is for Gymkhana, should be changed for circuit.
• Idle engine before and after use
• Brake pads can be damaged if sat for long periods of time
• Clutch can be damaged if fully accelerated when cold, need to let it warm up (carbon).
• Diff set up is tight and locks on slow speeds/tight turns, there is no problem though this is just the characteristics of the mechanical diffs.
• Currently set up for low speed events.