The wheels, rear floor, gauges and some various other bits were sourced from the UK. The parts are pricier (however the exchange rate is becoming more favorable) than the Japanese parts dealers, but I prefer not having to deal with a language barrier.
Now this is an awesome project you got there. I like so much that i actually looked for some old Lancers to see if i can buy one in the future and make it into an EVO 5 or something. Respect dude...keep on showing us some pics too.
Just wondering, how many of these are out there. I mean US Mirages that people have done AWD Lancer Evo conversions on. Is this car significant enough to possibly land the car some magazine time or is the conversion a fairly common thing?
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My goal is to make it into a magazine by the time I am finished. As far as I know, there is one complete Evo 5 conversion in California, another one in progress (also in Cali), and a few other illegally imported Evo's throughout the states.
To my knowledge this will be the only Evo 6 TME conversion in the United States. I know at least three TME's are here in the US, but they were imported and are very grey market.
What does a well done Evo clone run for on the open market? If you could take any and all emotional attachment away from the your car, what do you think it would be worth? This is one of the few conversions I haven't seen or heard much of.
I fixed the brake issue and the car is driving now. Unfortunately I have yet to sort out a custom exhaust system, so until then it is not road-legal.
As for value, these never really go up on the US market. If I had to put a number on it though, I would say around $20k. I do want a different car down the road, but depending on my financial situation I may or may not sell this.