2006 Mitsubishi Evo IX MR Review - The Cheater Car


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It's no secret that AWD performance cars have never really been my cup of tea. But with a track-focused setup consisting of KW Clubsports, H&R front/rear sway bars, lightweight Volk TE37's equipped with sticky rubber and plenty of camber, Kevin's Evo IX MR SE simply defies the laws of physics. Follow me on IG: />Follow me on Facebook:



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122 MR
Nice car. Keep up the good work, Zygrene. I am also a big-fan/former owner of Hondas. In a few days I will have had my IX MR for 11 years. When I first drove the Lancer, I questioned the feeling and driving dynamics. After my first mountain-run, I started to understand. Like Tommi said, it does not like to be driven slowly. It is the best and, despite what idiots like Mr. Regular and Matt Farrah say, most reliable car I have ever driven. 165,000+ miles, well over 300 WOT drag launches from 5,000-5,899 rpm, countless mt. runs, > 7,000 rpm a few auto-x's, and one day @ Buttonwillow. Keep in mind everything I just said. It still has the original OEM clutch...as in the one that Mitsubishi put into it when they made the car in 2006. It is the DRIVER's that break these cars. Farrah quality rev-matching and The Smoking Clutch upshifts that he attributes to rev-hang are what kills these cars. I have been blipping my drivetrain to 7,899 at-will for a decade plus.
Mitch Dore
Great car & great review
fabio areias
Evo 9Mr....The best Evo off all
Gymaican
I see Evo 9 video, i click like, simple
Savior Styles
When I see a new Zygrene video I was stop what I'm doing to watch 👌
presteronetj
I love that this guy started with suspension first. The bone stock engine has more than enough power to have fun on track and improve your driving.
Wilmer Ruiz
My dream car ❤️
Fuzion180
Love the rear on these! great colour and sits very nicely
Chase McWilliams
They have the same voice...
Kyle Martin
Any plans to review an 07-08 350z (HR)?
Shakedown Test
If you're not cheating, you're not winning!
Roman Zhang
Man, you get to review the coolest cars😱
ChrisE46
Didn't know Han did car reviews!
Patrick Johnson
The 25 dislikes are the Subaru owners 😂
Carl Johnson
awesome car.
Stealth333
Unfortunate that Mitsubishi has killed off the Evo. It was a great car.
Hanzhang Ren
Kevin is a chill guy :D
magna vox
The 1080p60 is awesome for this type of video and [email protected]! LOVE IT. Better than nearly all channels. [email protected] is welcome if its even viable.
Tim Smithe
Another great video, Zygrene! The Prelude videos were cool too, man. Keep it up!
BigBurd05
What Brand and or Name are those wheels!?
poroussi
You should buy a Nissan 200SX for your DD and occasional track use...if you guys did get them in the states...
Corbin Wojey
i love evos so much
OC graffiti
such a nice car enjoy it man 💪✌ Getting one this 2018🎧
MooseNation80
what's the color code for the evo mr
Robert Young
EVO's do power oversteer :D
Name User
oh you can get plenty of power oversteer, restack the rear diff, and use a mid sized turbo like a red at 430whp all the factory balance magic is gone, it's brutal instead of graceful, definitely a missed learning opportunity if you mod for power. You can also easily get it to about 2950lbs with a full interior, less if you're hardcore with the cutoff wheel i don't really care about the change in character though, considering what happens in the straights
Alex Moran
Great video. :)
Snow_White_MR2
Hey, I've watched your videos off and on for a while and finally subscribed! Just curious, are you in NorCal?
The Bens Garage
haha, the owner of the car with his eyes closed half the time just praying you don't do anything too stupid.
Farhad Liaquat
I’m a sti guy straight up but this is one gorgeous evo. If I ever were to buy an evo this would be it. Evo 9 mr and this color. Absolutely stunning.
HighBeamsCrew
Damn that Evo blow off tho! Great video
ayowser01
Tastefully modified car. I'm sure those tires had a fair amount to do with its handling praise.
Bob Doe
If you test drive an Evo 8, there's a difference between the 03-04 model and the 05. We'll see if you can figure it out and why I went with the 05 Evo 8 rs package.
Julio Mac
that car is not heavy tf
LG webOsTV
Not cheater
Kevin Boucher
Another Evo vid, another gear grind shift change? 1:01
Cryptic Hex
Where can you find one of these, I live in Canada and people have no respect for JDM.
WhiteCharisma
Holy quiet???? Dude this thing is a beast yet at cruising speeds, it's like a normal car... That's impressive. BTW did you ever do a camera gear setup video? I'm waiting for my go pro "knockoffs" that are in the mail so that I can do car videos finally. Nice job again Zygrene!
Inside Line
How does it compare to a GD chassis STI for you? I really wanted an EVO 8 or 9 before I bought my 05 STI 6 years ago. Unfortunately we never got those cars in Canada and to find one in country or import from the US would drive the cost of the car up almost $10k over a comparable STI. Also if you want to drive the older Evos, come visit Canada! We have imported RHD Evo 1-7s available here as of this year.
BitchI'mGoku
At 6:26 I honestly couldn't tell if that was a laugh or the blow off valve lmao
Lin Xu
Why do lot of evo i see have clear windows? They don't put tints.
Carlos Hernandez
I love the CD PLAYER lol any one knows what model it is? and yeah clean evo 9!!
sds
I get the sense you walked into this thinking it was going to feel dull/heavy/understeer-y but walked away very shocked at how well the front end reacted
Peter White
What size and fitment are those ?
gasdf13
id lobe to see you do a mazdaspeed 6
boostedhatch3
+zygrene what size are the wheels and tires and does he have an Instagram
Bandar Alshammari
Where was this taken? Beautiful scenery!!
Michael M.A.
what camera are you using? the quality is amazing!!
Versatill King
YouTube reviewer? You aren't s$&#.
Robert Young
Your brake pedal comment is interesting. I've had my EVO for about 10 years and have always felt the same way. The brakes are STRONG but they aren't as confidence inspiring to me as say an S2000 because the pedal is SO stiff. You have to push it hard enough that it upsets your body position if you have sticky tires and want to get into the ABS. I tried to locate a smaller brake master cylinder but it doesn't seem like there is one available.
Atl Islam 1017
Evo😍😍
Jason OC
Another great review! Almost at the 10k mark u should have over 100k easy honestly I absolutely love your channel! Especially since u actually track your cars and I gain so much knowledge from your channel! I used to only stop what I was doing when the smoking tire put up a new car review. But I gotta say iv been a subscriber since the beginning and your channel is the only other channel I'll stop what I'm doing to see your new uploads. Your a true enthusiast in every sense of the word! Keep the vids coming. And the Evo 9 is one of my favorite cars of all time just the mr with the 6 speed is made of glass they break so easy. So for anyone in the market for an evo 9 get the se model. Unless u can find an Mr with a swapped trans it is sweet though how the mr has the aluminum roof Though for weight reduction.
Henry Kenick
I have a 9 and it's easy to get drama out of it with some cams and an fp red. Back when I ran that turbo with cams it was very alive on the track..... since then I've made it into a street car
EJ257IHI
Best Evo made. Glad I was able to drive one a few times.
Patrick
damn that is a clean GG, even the sticker still on the door panel.that was the first thing i took of on my SE.
JayTac1
Great vid, I think you have the best format going right now.
Papa Rug
My uncle has a lancer and I'm jealous af
Bailey Carlson
What front lip is this?
Slaxl Time
I’ll own an Evo IX MR one day
Tyler Dowd
Well done car
JDM CLASSICS
I just bought an EVO :D checkout my channel!