SOCOM's Lady Blue is no stranger to TTP engineering in Orlando Florida. Marshon is always looking to improve his 2003 Lancer evolution. As you can clearly see from the pictures in this thread, he spares no expense on his lady blue. With his last round of modifications concentrating on the aesthetic aspects of his vehicle, he did not forget to allocate some time and energy to the performance and driveability of his Evo. This is where he gave us a call to see what he can to do to make the best of what he has.



By taking just one look into the engine bay, one can see his attention to detail. Equipped with a performance cylinder head, mated to an AFI 1.25 inch runner exhaust manifold is an HKS 7460R ball bearing turbocharger which compresses the turbo boost while exhaust gases pass out of the turbine into a tubular 02 housing before exiting out of a mandrel bent 3 inch exhaust system. The intake manifold is mildly ported while twin walbros flow fuel through recently installed fuel injector clinic brand 1100cc fuel injectors of the high impedance variety. Cooling the boost is a 3.5" bar and plate front mount intercooler.



Out back, Marshon has taken the time to concentrate on some areas of the Lancer Evolution with a JDM Evo nine rear bumper to complement the JDM taillights and APR carbon fiber time attack rear wing. The carbon fiber rear wing works in conjunction with APR front bumper canards as well as an APR carbon fiber front air splitter to keep the Lancer firmly planted on the pavement at high speeds.



With the newly installed 1100cc injectors, the high impedance resistor bypass plug installed, the next part required in this round of modifications was a four bar omnipower manifold absolute pressure sensor installed in the intake manifold. Because we were removing the MAF sensor from the car, we would need to also replace the intake air temperature sensor with an aftermarket unit installed into the upper intercooler pipe. This was done with a GM air intake temperature sensor wired into the formerly used MAF plug. This would feed the new AIT signal to the factory ECU.

With the foundation of parts installed and out-of-the-way, this just left the retuning of the factory ECU. Master tuner Scott Davis grabbed the reins and began to re-tweak and program the factory ECU to understand the new mapping algorithm as well as setting up the MUT protocol to send out critical data monitoring parameters to record and playback after the dyno tuning runs.

With the pump gas and E85 dual maps tuned on speed density, the final output on the little turbo that could (HKS 7460R 51lbs/min) was 387whp/345tq on 93 octane while the E85 fueling came in at 459whp/397tq making for a lightning quick spooling automobile worthy of the Nurburgring. Did I mention its already driven the Nurburgring while stationed in Germany!?