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Evo-converted Mirage Hilllclimber

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Recently joined the forum after years of reading the information, so I thought I better start little bit of information about my main 4G


Its a 1994 Hatch, started life as a Mirage X automatic in immaculate condition and the very careful one lady owner was a member of the 'mitsubishi safety drivers club' (anyone heard of that? There was a sticker on the rear bumper for it). It even came with her shopping list that contained typical old person things like cat food and fertilizer for the rose. 


The story doesn't start there though, that's half way through. I had a coupe previously which had the same running gear and was a very successful vehicle. I held a national hillclimb title with it one year. The following year I wrote it off with a small mishap in an unforgiving part of a hill, flipping it, landing on the roof before bouncing back to be on our wheels. Was an expensive blessing in disguise as it was a good opportunity to improve during the rebuild. Fortunately the running gear was basically unaffected and I started the accelerated process to re-shell. 


The new car is improved, and has its modifications certified to be road legal here in New Zealand.. not that it gets used much on the road but its quite handy for doing diagnosis and basic tuning. 



N/A 6 bolt block, clearanced for crank and pistons

Balance shaft delete with 4g61 stubby

Eagle 100mm crank balanced

Carrillo Pro-A Rods with CARR rod bolts

CP 85.5mm 8.5:1 pistons suit stroker. 23mm pin

ARP fasteners with sleeved head stud washers

Evo small port g6k casting head with only minor port tidy up work

Kelford beehive springs w/ titanium retainers

TX278 Camshafts

Custom 4-2 twin scroll manifold with dual MVS external wastegates

Borg Warner S257SX-E with 1.15AR divided housing

Enlarged Gated Sump with gated baffle box

Hypertune 300x600x76mm Fin and Tube Intercooler. 



Raceworks 1550cc injectors

E60 fuel (mixed down from E100)

Custom 25L fuel tank incorporating separate surge compartment

Walbro low pressure turbine style lift pump

AEM 400L External Pressure Pump

Turbosmart FPR1200

-6 Hoses feed and return


Engine Management

Link G4X ECU, Evo1-3 Plugin

New loom specific to the car to add many sensors




Evo 3 Gearbox with PAR synchro engagement straight cut gear set

Ralliart front plate LSD

OEM mitsubishi Evo 9GT rear LSD

3.909 diffs

Mitsubishi Legnum rear axles (off a 1.8 GDI auto)

Hybrid tailshaft (CD5A front half, N23W rear half)


Suspension and Brakes

MCA Reds with 8kg springs

Evo 4 front hub carriers

Evo 5 front lower control arms

Evo 6 rear subframe, lower arms, upper arms and hubs

Adjustable toe control arms

Evo 6 Master cylinder

Adjustable brake bias valve

Evo 7 front Brembo calipers

Evo 4 rear non-brembo calipers

Winmax w6.5 pads all around. 

Brake pressure sensor for logging. 

Hydraulic Handbrake



8 Point weld in safety cage

Racetech 4009HR drivers seat

Basic fibreglass passengers bucket seat

6 point harnesses



Weighs 1000kg + driver. 

Best recorded 1/4 Mile time was 10.34 @ 220km/h. That was on hillclimb tyres on a rough chip road. Not as grippy as prepped track, but probably better than non-prepped drag strip. 


My other 4g is a 94 Manual RVR Sports Gear, which has become my daily recently. I have a Stinger GT but bought the RVR as a hack for the dogs but enjoy driving it so much, and the freedom that it gives that I haven't really used the stinger since. Who would have thought haha. The RVR might form another project beyond the catch up maintenance that its currently getting but that will be another thread. 







Edited by morrisman1, 13 June 2023 - 05:57 PM.

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