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08 Lancer Modifications

kittykat615kittykat615 Posts: 10
edited April 2014 in Mitsubishi
Hey guys, I already put in the aftermarket air intake on my 08 Lancer. It made a really big difference, but, I still want to make it louder and faster. The air intake GREATLY improved the mid range speed, but only slighty quickened the off the line speed. Any suggestions on what I can do? I have the ES, 2.0L, 4 cyl. I don't know how much more the engine can handle. It's REALLY hard finding parts and stuff for this car because it's so new! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


  • To answer your questions KittyKat615:

    To help with initial acceleration, you should try getting the light weight aluminum pulleys.

    The best current place for a couple of performace mods for the 08' Lancer is RoadRaceMotorsports.com

    Also, there is a forum/group of use who discuss how, where, and when mods are coming out at LancerTuncers.com

    Hope this helps.

  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    Lightened pulleys (but not smaller ones) would help, smaller diameter tires would also give you more accleration as well.

  • Ohhhhh, interesting. Someone told me your car has to be supercharged to add a pulley.
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    Nope, no supercharged to add a pulley. The effects of a smaller diameter pulley on a supercharged car are greatly felt, but a LIGHTENED (same diameter) pulley on any car will yield a better throttle response due to less rotational mass on the engine.

  • Thanks so much! Do know of any websites where I can compare prices on puleys?
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    Hmm I forget who makes them but they should be available for yah. Price comparos are probably not an issue as there will be 1 or 2 makers and sellers. Unfortunately I doubt that engine you have is highly sought after for aftermarket tuning compared to an EVO engine.

  • Yeah, I figured. It's pretty basic. THe 08 Evo comes out this spring, so, I hope when that comes out, they'll get more parts for the non-evos. Thanks for your help!
  • Hey, do you think this would be good?

    This is a custom ROAD/RACE CNC machined crank pulley. It is made of aircraft grade aluminum and weighs just 1 lb. Stock pulley weighs more than 4 lbs. and robs h.p. from the engine just to spin it. Just like a light flywheel, throttle response will be greatly improved!Installs in minutes and uses original belts.
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    Yup that's what you want, if it uses the stock belts that means that it's not any smaller. (a smaller one will cause problems with your A/C and/or Alternator).

  • j12j12 Posts: 6
    I am sorry for the stupid question but will the lighter pulleys void the warranty?
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    Only will void it if the failure of the warrantied item is related to the lightened pulleys. Unfortunately greater throttle response/hp/etc. can be construed by the manufacturer to a great number of items if they were to fail on your car.

  • I was told to ask if I need a bolt for this, and the torque specifications in inch lbs or ft lbs. I don't know what this means, but he needs the info to do it. Thanks!
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    Who needs to know this info? Your mechanic?

  • Nope, my boyfriend is putting it on. He knows a lot about cars, but, not as much about foreign cars. He told me to ask those questions.
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    In my experience, you re-use the stock bolt when replacing the pulley. As for ft-lbs to use on the nut, check a factory manual or just tighten it up real good!

  • spawnspawn Posts: 1
    Hi, if anyone is interested in getting good sound cheap, this is what i tried. The car stock has 2 resonators after the cat then the muffler. Their is a flange right before the muffler, I took the muffler off and had a exhaust pipe made with a tip and sounds great. With a little less weight.
  • it does sound good.. but dont you notice your a little slower? .... i mean if you take out the muffler it will actually decrease your horsepower b.c you will have no back pressure... and its a 4cyl. car so you want that back pressure.
  • its all road race, others...hmmm i, have some stuff from sun automobile (hyper ground sys. inazima fuel, hyper speed hot wires and inazima pocket) + h.p.'s besides my road race stuff. another thing to consider is spark plugs, i, replaced mine w/ pulstar. and other than that, am, stopping from here. am, ready to trade my lancer. just think "ralliart" and evo x. save your money and get one of the turbo mods.
  • lol...maybe thats a "supercharger pulley" you could always replace your pulley w/ the lighter pulley. (i.e. crank pulley)
  • so, youre runnin straight pipe? yeah thats a loss. just get a after market muff. 2.5 cat (get rid of resonators) and a test pipe from road race. i, got one and this things bump's my power up and it sounds agressive.
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