One car that turns heads when visiting Auto Vault Speed Shop is a car that was built with a specific goal in mind: strike a perfect balance between a car that looks good and drives good as well. With an abundance of parts in the market, it’s not impossible to go overboard and build something that’s too wild and undrivable or something too pure to be enjoyed, so it’s definitely not an easy task. Enter an example of balance - the Karpartzzz69 Lancer Evolution IX.
Setting apart this original LHD CT9A from the rest are the genuine Monster Sport parts tastefully selected to complete the exterior of the car. These include a Monster Sport CF Hood, Side Skirt Guard, CF Rear Spoiler Riser, and Gurney Flap. A Ralliart front chin finished in Carbon Fiber as well finishes off the aggressive looking front end, perfectly balancing the CF accents from the rear.
Powering the car is the proven 4G63T MIVEC engine producing 310whp and 288wtq on a stock turbo, courtesy of an ECUTEK tune by Toby Lee. Not the highest of numbers, but certainly enough to keep the car enjoyable, drivable, and balanced on the road. Enabling this is a mix of high-quality parts from Tomei, HKS, Ralliart, and Monster Sport. One thing that stands out in the engine bay is a Braille Lightweight Lithium Battery, a rare sight to see on locally modified cars.
Helping put the power down the road are a set of 18x8.5j Volk Racing TE37s wrapped in sticky Bridgestone Potenza RE-71Rs. Peeking inside the spokes are Dixcel slotted brake rotors and Brembo calipers front and rear with Acre Formula 900 Brake Pads. Suspension is taken care of by a set of Öhlins DFV Road & Track Coilovers mated to a plethora of Cusco and Hard Race suspension parts and bracing.
The interior is finished off with a tasteful selection of rare Ralliart items, such as a Ralliart S2 Gauge, Steering Wheel Cover, and a Ralliart Recaro driver’s seat. An OEM triple DIN gauge and Varis 6MT shift knob completes it all.
The car is meticulously maintained at Auto Vault Speed Shop in Taguig City, specializing in Modesta Philippines glass coatings and Autozkin Philippines paint protection films. All parts sourced by Karpartzzz69.
Originally featured on #TheSceneApproved by The Scene Media.
2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR (Euro Spec)
Exterior: - Monster Sport Grill Emblem - Monster Sport CF Vented Hood - Ralliart CF Front Spoiler - Ralliart Hood Vent (Not installed) - Monster Sport Side Skirt Guard - Monster Sport CF Rear Spoiler Riser - Monster Sport Gurney Flap - Monster Sport Gurney Flap Rubber - USDM Rear Evolution MR Emblem
Engine : - 4G63T Mivec - Stock IX Turbo - NGK Iridium Spark Plugs - Exedy Hyper Single Clutch Kit - Goodridge Stainless Clutch Line - Monster Sport Carbon Spark Plug Cover - HKS Sport Intercooler Piping Upper/Lower - K&N Drop In Filter - Koyo Large Capacity Radiator - Ralliart Radiator Cap - Ralliart Oil Cooler Thermostat - Carbing Radiator Heat Shield - Tomei Test Pipe - Tomei Turbo Outlet Pipe - Tomei Downpipe - Tomei High Flow Fuel Pump - Tomei Poncams - HKS Spec R Resonated Cat-back Exhaust - Braille Lightweight Lithium Battery - ETS Mini Battery Tray - Ecutek Tuned by Toby Lee (310whp // 288wtq)
Suspension: - Öhlins DFV Road & Track Coilovers - Hard Race Rear Control Arms - Cusco Front Bumper Bar - Cusco 3 Point Strut Bar Front - Cusco JDM HD Rubber Engine Mounts - Cusco JDM HD Rubber 6MT Transmission Mounts - Spoon Rigid Collar Front Member - Spoon Rigid Collar Rear Member - Cusco 4 Point Lower Brace - Cusco Center Brace Large - Cusco Rear Brace - Cusco Rear Strut Bar - Cusco Rear Trunk Bar - OEM Sway bar Bushings (MMC)
Wheels & Tyres: - 17” BBS MR Wheels // DZ101 Dunlop - 18” CE28N 18x9.5 // RE11 Bridgestone - 18” TE37 Anniversary 18x8.5 // RE-71R Bridgestone (Currently Installed)
Interior: - Ralliart S2 Gauge - Ralliart Steering Wheel Cover - Ralliart Recaro Driver Seat - Recaro Railing and Slider - OEM Triple DIN Gauge - Varis CF 6MT Shift Knob - Pioneer 2DIN Head Unit
Brakes: - Goodridge Stainless Steel Braided Brake Lines - Acre Formula 900 Brake Pads F - Acre Formula 900 Brake Pads R - Dixcel Slotted Rotors F - Dixcel Slotted Rotors R - Gyro Disc High Performance Brake Shims