3 Must-Have Performance Parts for a Mitsubishi Evo

Date Posted:9 November 2017 

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Are you in the market for Evo 9 performance packages but have no idea where to start? What mods should you start with to increase your car's engine power further? These are good questions, and if you are reading this, then you are probably wondering about the same.

Why go beyond your EVO OEM parts?

Of course, one cannot deny that the Mitsubishi Evo 8  and 9 (or whatever model you currently drive) already comes with some impressive specifications right out of the factory.  The Evo IX, in particular, is capable of 290ps of power and 355 Nm of torque. Still, there is plenty of room for improvement, and while these specifications are indeed impressive, auto manufacturers still produce them with a degree of economy in mind.

If you wish to unlock the hidden potential of your vehicle, then we recommend that you start with the following:

Performance cold air intake system

Perhaps the simplest and most straightforward way of increasing engine power is to drastically increase the volume of air that goes into each of the engine cylinders before combustion. You will find a ton of options in the market when it comes to Evo 9 performance packages, and a good cold air intake system is always an essential part of any performance upgrades.

As you may already know, more oxygen mixed with the fuel creates powerful combustion that translates to higher engine power. Moreover, a performance cold air intake system enables the engine to generate more power for the same amount of fuel. These upgrades are also remarkably easy to install, and most cold air intake kits in the market can be bolted on with no modifications of any kind.

The Cobb Tuning SF offers one of the best cold air intake systems for the Mitsubishi Evo and comes with an airbox that prevents warm air from getting into the engine and adversely affecting performance. The package is usually priced under $500 which makes it one of the most affordable yet efficient upgrades that you can get for your Evo.

Aftermarket exhaust system

Another significant and straightforward upgrade that you will find in most Evo 8 performance packages is an aftermarket exhaust system. The exhausts might seem like a simple upgrade, but there are a few essential factors to keep in mind. For one thing, you have to choose between a cat-back and a full turbo back exhaust system. While both can help maximise airflow and reduce back pressure to help yield significant gains in engine power, turbo backs are probably not the best choice if you wish to regulate factory emissions and avoid disturbing your neighbours in the morning.