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Long Distance Relationship

Evo

Full Name: James Frank
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Photographer: Jeff Littlefield

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The owner has a very difficult relationship with this car. Being that him and his wife live in Argentina while the car stays here in Central Florida. Luckily he gets the chance to travel back to the states every now and then to see family and enjoy his awesome Evo.

James has owned this sweet 2010 Evolution X MR-T since May of 2010. Immediately added an intake, intercooler, downpipe, exhaust, and a tune. James says, “I loved the new found power but always wanted more.”

In February of 2011, while driving slow down the interstate, James noticed it felt like there was sand in the block coupled with a loud bang. After seeing a cloud of smoke out of the rear view mirror James said he pulled over to see a puddle of oil and a fire in the engine bay. Luckily the road-side assistance crew were near to give him a hand in putting out the flames.

This bad instance didn’t stop James from continuing his plans with the Evo. The car was taken to Performance Race Solutions and the work began. Not a penny was saved on this function > form build. Although the process is still not complete (but who can say their project could ever be complete) the car is a true beast on the roads.

Here are some photos and a mod list of the Evo in it’s current state.


Motor:
Performance Race Solutions 2.1L w/ Wiseco Pistons and Manley Rods
ACL Race Bearings
ARP Main Studs
PnP Intake Manifold with Ceramic Coating – Performance Race Solutions
MAP Intake Manifold Thermal Spacer
Torque Solutions Engine Mounts
Metal Valve Cover – Satin Black
SSP Billet Coil Pack – Red
Tuned by Eric@SSP and PRS Tuning

Head:
PnP Head – Performance Race Solutions
Kelford 214b Cams with Kelford Springs
Supertech Intake and Exhaust Valves
ARP Head Studs

Turbo:
AMS 750r Turbo Kit w/ Open Dump
Precision Turbo 5857 with .64 Housing
Grimmspeed 3-port EBCS
DEI T3 Titanium Turbo Shield
Synchronic Diverter Valve

Transmission:
SSP 600 Hp Clutch Pack
SSP Upgraded DCT Seals
SSP Pro Gold Transmission Fluid
SSP Front Mount Tranny Cooler

Cooling:
SSP Engine Oil Cooler
Mishimoto X-Line Radiator
Perrin Stealth Black Intercooler
ETS Upper and Lower Intercooler Piping – Flat Black
SSP Aluminum Undertray

Fuel:
FIC 2150s
MAP Fuel Pump Upgrade Kit w/ Walbro 255
AMS Fuel Pressure Regulator Kit
AMS Fuel Rail
Performance Race Solutions Custom Surge Tank
Inline Bosch 044 Fuel Pump

Exhaust:
Perrin Stealth Black Exhaust
Megan Racing Test Pipe


Exterior:
Do-luck FRP Trunk
JDM Fog Lit Delete
Blacked out HIDs

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Interior
DashDAQ XL w/ OBDII Datalogger
Zeitronix ZT-2 Wideband w/ Boost,
EGT, SST Sump Temp, and Oil Pressure

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Wheels/Suspension/Brakes:

Brakes:
Raybestos ST-43 Pads
Motul RBF600 Brake Fluid
Girodisc Front Titatium Pad Shields
Goodridge SS Brake Lines

Wheels:
PVR Version VMR VB3 18X9.5 +22 Flat Black w/ PVR Black Lug Nuts
265/35/18 Hancook V12 – DD
BBS Flat Black w/ 245/40/18 Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec-Track
Ichiba 20mm Wheel Spacers

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I had a lot of fun shooting this car, good people/good time. But not only did I shoot James’s car but I also shot their 10 year Anniversary portraits, so congrats to James Frank and Ivy Frank!

Ps: James and Ivy, no gravestones will be in your portraits 😀

-Jeff

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