Evo IX Review | The Perfect Daily?

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This Evo IX is really giving the STi a run for its money! This was my first time driving an Evo and I quickly fell in love! Like the plate says... Go Boost! ►E and T Apparel: />►Follow me on Instagram @tjhunt_ ►Follow me on WheelWell: />►Follow me on Twitter @McTeeg ► Buy my wheels at /> Outro done Ryan Ruckuss:

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I seriously miss my Evo so much :/
luis velasquez
I love my Evo 8 as a daily except for Hondas always trying to race me.
Lol he doesn't know shit about the car he is reviewing
Evo Dingo
Good looking car. But this has got to be the worst review I've ever EVER seen in my life. couldn't make it to the end of the vid. thumbs down for sure!
@ 1:10 you really sounded liike you dont know what youre talking about... A 2.0 Liter Evo makes hp more easily because its a 2.0 liter vs the 2.5 liter on the STi? Wrong! Evo's make more hp easily because there are FAR LESS limitations to the engine design vs the boxer engine. Boxers dont like to spin very high rpms, and their unequal length manifold restricts the power potential. Also the Boxer is an open deck engine, it needs to be a closed deck to make over 500-600hp without causing the head to come off the block. Given all of that, i'd still take an STi if I were looking for no more than 450whp and 100% streetable. They make tons more torque at lower rpm, its high rpm flow where the boxers run out of steam. If I wanted a track car that could be driven on the street, Evo allll day.
complaining about the steering and brakes being too stiff... speaking for all evo owners. GET OUT NOW PLS STOP.
I've owned an Evo IX for 6 years, and despite driving cars like the M3, GTR, 458, 911 turbo, Viper GTS, Panamera turbo, 5.0 POS mustang etc, I have never found a better car where you can feel the road through your arse and the drivers wheel and drive it on the limit with as much pleasure as the Evo. The only thing comparable to a crisp 4cyl, spooling turbo, and blow off valve (in my opinion) was the 458 with the symphony behind your head. Yes the interior is plastic, yes i've spent an ungodly amount of money on mods, yes the turbo takes the better part of a decade to reach full load if you're at low rev, but walking out to it as a daily driver makes you smile every time you let off the pedal and let the BOV flutter. I cycle through cars faster than my grandma uses colostemy bags, but this car is the shit, and its the only car I can confidently say I will never sell.
The people that have things wrong with their Evo's are the people that are too stupid to realize what they are doing or try to cut corners. After owning 3 Evo's I can confidently say its people that are the problem not the car.
Dominik Kus
Best evo made. The evo 9.
The VVT in the Evo 9 4G63 is called MIVEC and the rear bumper on this 9 MR you reviewed is the JDM bumper. It wasn't offered in USDM Evolution 9's at all and is a OEM imported part. You forgot to also mention different tail lights and interior from the 8. I would've done a lot more research if you were going to do a comparison lol. Otherwise awesome review man, I thoroughly enjoyed your reactions to that 'boost kick-in's' haha. Thumbs up man
Terroristbig G
My favorite car of all time
Ethan Shrago
this review is a little similar to subaruwrxfans... you say the exact same comments at some points in the video.
jerry li
is simple people... STI rebuild engines, EVOs rebuild transmission. you pick.
LOL! I would get in so much trouble with this car. Love how is sounds with the turbo and bov, sounds amazing!
i daily a race tuned evo VIII, never went back.
Alex rios
Pretty much how I felt when I drove an evo for the first time lol Suby guy “I loooovvveee subies” Evo guy “ here, drive my evo” Suby guy “I love you evo guy”
Jake Petersen
Looking up to Casey Neistat is no problem... but when you use the exact same music he does... thats just outright copying
mohd noor
if i got money i will buy evo9..my dream....only in my country this kind of car only for the one who got much money...haha
should have put some volks te37 or rota grids
josh jackson
Designed to be your daily rally car?  Yes it was designed to be your rally car that you race daily, at rally races..... This was not built to be a daily driving street car.... Also, a stock Evo IX smokes the comparable STI... Not to mention the suspension and steering are SUPERIOR to the STI......
I've never driven an evo 9 I hope one day I will. I will say however that my evo X is just about as bad a daily driver as one could think. Don't get me wrong I love the thing precisely because of that but its just not a good daily. Its rigid as hell, suspension/tires are pretty harsh over road imperfections. Those awesome evo seats that hold you in the canyons are a burden for getting in and out. The interior is loud... the aluminum roof I am sure doesn't help matters. The steering ratio is super quick so cruising down the highway requires a bit more focus. Clutch as mentioned is on the heavier side. If that sounds like a good daily... get one lol. I've driven a previous generation STI and I immediately felt it was a better daily but a worse race car. The Evo X on a windy road though.... is magical and makes you remember why you still haven't traded it in lol.
Renzo Ortega
Nice review, any real car enthusiast would appreciate. Still prefer my 2015 WRX though lol
doesn't Casey Neistat use this song?
Vm Phil
the 9 was the best one IMO.
Evos are the only cars that people want to buy from Mitsubishi. The company doesn't really care about making cars anymore. They are trying to salvage their car business by making trucks and EVs. While Subaru is just growing and growing every year and sells several times more than Mitsu. In another 5 yrs I predict most people will start the leave the Evos because Ford will have a Focus RS with 400HP by then and Subaru probably will have a 350HP STI soon and most people will move on to other cars like an used GTR for like $40k seems pretty good to me.
Jarred May
Don't copy Casey Neistat's music style dude :/
Here's a secret. Before I was into Subaru, I was a die hard Evo fanboy! Lol. Evo 9MR was my dream car. & Charcoal gray with CF accents. OMG. Why did I ultimately buy an STi? Because Iowned an Eclipse & had enough of the DSM life. Lol. Still love Evo's tho! 👌🏻
Dan G
God I've always loved the 9 MR's. They're still going for crazy money though.... Average price around me is 26k, shit you can get an E46 M3 for cheaper.
Dat air freshener on the steering column.
LuvRon Films
2018 any1?
Leonardo Torres
One day I'll own this car 😢
The video that got me to sub to your channel lol
Minus Previous
LOL Ace for letting your friend drive & "attempt" to explain the finer details of our beloved EVO. Not a bad job, but he was definitely under the influence of Boost. Added a thumbs up
Phia Yang
STi hits boost at 3000 rpm and falls off the cliff at 4000 rpm. lol
im Schwaggy
id love those if they weren't so HUGE. the size of the 01 2.5 rs coupe would be perfect.
Sergio Aguirre
this kid said "turbo band" -- made me laugh out loud. kids these days
Alfred Dorifto
Why did Mitsubishi stopped the Evo? I always loved the Evo R.I.P. 4G63
jack newton
I like your hat tj..... oh and nice evo
The evo is so much better than the sti
Tj where do you get your music from !!?? Or what type is it ?
I think this is my favourite body style evo wise.
"Thats Naaaaiiiiiceee"
Jose Rodriguez
What bov is that??
if anyone is wonder the songs name its called Wait a minute by Safakash
Art Staff
NO offence dude, but you're throttle usage is weak and this is evident on the rev sound and the way the car jerks responding to your input. That's no way to drive.
This car is a fucking beast, it sucks that the auto industries don't make legends like this, the rx7 supras 04 Cobras anymore
Idk what STi's you've driven but mine stock spooled at 3000 rpms all day. And 06 STi's ran the VF37 which was even smaller than my VF48. Good review tho I know a girl who has the same exact car but the MR edition, so sessy ;)
I didn't understand your explanation about how the 2.0 in the evo can make power more easily than the 2.5 in the sti because it's smaller?.. wat. if anything, displacement makes generating power easier. it was always my assumption that the evo makes power more easily because it has a twin scroll turbo configuration and a front mount intercooler design which can easily be modified with some larger pipes.. where as the sti has a crammed top mount mount design and has limitations with it's base injectors ... and even then has some reliability concerns from going beyond your typical bolt ons. either way.. you don't make too bad of a vidja, I would just try to do some some more research prior, or just avoid talking about things you may not understand yet. I mean it's going on the internet.. people are going to notice when something isn't accurate
love the look of the evo but.. 1:39 is so true. so many piddly little problems with these things. my buddy owns an import shop and these cars have been lining his pockets for a years. fix one thing and not two weeks later something else breaks. when i visit him i say, " you still working on that evo?! " and he says, " no its back again something else broken.. "
pierce yu
<-------------- the car's brother
Cheese .EXE.
sultan rs gta v lol
The GC8 Channel
I'm pretty sure the STI's turbo spool at 3500 RPMs...
Boostedlife 88
More reviews, nice!! Tj any hints on the next review? im loving the reviews on these 4 wheel drive beasts.
Evo 3 was best
Evo 9 Channel
Teej your friend must be lying to you. Full bolts on a 4g63 is not 20over stock... Lol But it all depends on the tune.
I daily drive my evo If I have one... ohhhhhh
Aj A.
Air spencer, true jdm 😎
Shift Koncepts
Review mine. 2014 evo x mr 500 awhp
What a clueless putz.
Brosnyn Gabb
I miss this tj
Very nice intro, Tj.
Thomas Burk
Safakash-wait a minute
Richard Race
Actually; have to stop you at 1:45. I am an evo owner, and I am first to admit that they are not reliable cars at all. Some people will try to tell you that they are reliable if you maintain them properly. I guess it might be more reliable than a boosted honda possibly. When piston rings and engine bearings become basic maintenance; is that still classified as reliable? Its just a game of words. A lot of small things can go wrong, especially when you mod them. If you want a high horsepower evo, you really need to be a mechanic and have a shop, otherwise the "maintenance costs" (or the lack of reliability) will eventually cost more than the car is worth to keep 600 horsepower. Basically the cost of ownership doesn't justify the expense.
Jack Liu
Actually no.. having a smaller engine has nothing to do with why the evo makes power "easier" than a STI. A smaller engine is actually harder to make power as your trying to cram more air into a smaller space. It makes the more power "easier" because for the forged internals and can take the extra boost pressure before something breaks.
It was a rally car. Now its stance nationd out. Ugh. Atleast it's not a sti or else I'd prob unsub.
Chris Hernandez
I'm i a evo fanboy.... but so far what I've heard the only problem really with the evos is the transfercase.. people like to launch the car and it's hard to do it correctly.... the Sti has that ringland failure
I wish Evo sounded as good as the WRX/STi.
Matthew Grosso
I know that guy Ace!
Saturday Winter
Love the evo, but the interior is so terrible and ugly that I could never own one :(
Sir Pothead
American evos are so crap, no ayc and a horrible rear bumper, if you come to England you will see the best evos stock 366bhp ayc acd an amazing rear bumper light and a carbon front splitter
Just Snarky
When i see a Evo 9 i be like *EVO EVO EVO EVO EVO EVO*
Danny Courtney
you are my idol
People need to say 4G63T when referring to the Evo engine, my brother has a Galant with a 4G63 which means it's the N/A version of the engine. T unsurprisingly means it's Turbocharged.
wil xc
Lancer is a Honda 4x4
John C
I daily'd my used 1g DSM (4g63) for 6 years before getting rid of it.  The only problem I had came from replacing the timing belt tensioner with a bad unit and had to replace it.  I then daily'd my 2g turbo DSM (4g63) for 9 years before the turbo shaft went out at 135k miles.  That's a hell of a run for a stock turbo with minor upgrades.  The only issue I had with it up to that point was the harmonic balancer pulley, which even new, would come apart under boost.  I replaced it the 2nd time with a billet aluminum one and had no more issues.  I'm now in a Evo X (4b11) and daily that.  Yeah, they're detuned from the factory for longevity, so it's really easy to make a ton of power with them, but they're detuned for a reason, longevity.  Increase the output, shorten the lifespan.  Do crappy work, and you're gonna break something.  That's true of anything mechanical.
John C
Typically, factory boost gauges aren't reliable, so it makes sense that Mitsu didn't spend the money on it the way they did with 2g turbo DSMs.  They're virtually useless without consistent data associated with a numerical value.  You sound like you're a complete novice to turbo cars...seeing as you said yourself in the video that you really really wanted a turbo.  "Full bolt-ons" (keyword being FULL) in an evo with a tune on pump gas is good for approximately 100hp+ at the wheels.  At any rate, "full" bolt-ons is far from stock.  You need to familiarize yourself with cars before you can consider yourself worthy of reviewing cars online for other people.  Your review is novice and could be considered useful for a novice driver...but neither of you has any business in an Evo.
Anthony Gonzalez
I like evo and sti
Grim reaper
Damn teeg bring back these reviews maaaaaann❤️❤️ congrats for 1 million subs my mann
Matt Avakian
Not sure why people are saying the Evo is a bad daily. I've been daily driving one for 5 years now at ~330whp on the stock turbo with no issues at all. It's not as comfortable as my WRX was, but it feels more like a drivers car than any Subaru. I think the engine reliability issue is stemming from the 4g63's reputation in the old GSM models. They addressed those issues and fixed them for the Evos if memory serves me correctly. Either way, 100k miles on mine so far so good.
Emperor Evo
Either way it comes down to preference. I have an eco my friends have Subarus I heard horror stories too. But at the end of the day it's what you're willing to put up with. I can't imagine a world with the sti's the evo wouldn't be what it is, and vice versa.
Emperor Evo
Either way it comes down to preference. I have an eco my friends have Subarus I heard horror stories too. But at the end of the day it's what you're willing to put up with. I can't imagine a world with the sti's the evo wouldn't be what it is, and vice versa.
Idk but you annoy me .. a great deal
A full Bolton Evo 9 easily makes over 100 whp over stock.. A modded Evo 9 with stock cams is just as fast as Evo 8 with same mods plus aftermarket cams.. The Evo 9 mivec cams is what makes the Evo 9 so much better. The Evo 9 turbo is a 20g housing vs Evo 8 16g housing.. Which means the Evo 9 actually has a bigger turbo..
David Walker
+Tj Hunt Regarding the comment on the amount of steering input that is required, sounds like that particular car may be an outlier. Evos are well known for their ultra quick steering. Quote from a Motor Trend comparo back when they were new "Further, the MR has a frenetically quick 13.0:1 steering ratio compared with the STi’s new 15.0:1 rack."
lol. i own a evo ix. i know people with evos. Very strong all around. Subarus are bad all if your comparing reliability. You made it sound like the sti brakes are better. they have the same brakes. i unsubscribed since this video.
When you get a little bored so you jump to a throw back video... #BEARD
Ryuu Sakurai
sure its a perfect daily. my butt hurts from all the bumps on the road and i cant hear a shit over my exhaust. perfect for a daily drive. NOT.
I've really never understood the whole "evo=problematic" thing. Multiple people have said that and i know quite a few people with both evo 8/9's and evo 10's. The highest horsepower one being about 520 to the wheels and it is for the most part daily driven in the spring,summer,fall except if the weather is shitty. All of them are reliable and really never have problems. Only things that are done to the cars are proper maintaince. As long as they arent beaten on they great cars. But really what cars dont have problems if they are abused and not taken care of?
Rob Torres
I've owned an Evo8 GSR & Evo9 MR and currently own a 13 STI. The build quality of the Subaru is a lot better. But when it comes to pure power the 4G63 platform is on a whole different level when it comes to big horsepower.
Alex Mason
I was considering an Evo as I've always been a fan, however I wouldn't say it's the perfect daily driver. I currently own an MK7 and it'll blow the Evo away in many categories including comfort, MPG, and with a tune in performance as well. It's more refined, has far more options, better ride quality. And if you want the AWD version you go to a Golf R which with a tune will destroy an Evo and still get far better MPG. For track the Evo is a monster, however definitely not the perfect daily driver :)
lukasz wicher
I like the STi comparo. You're right, my old 07 just slaps boost at 4000, which is fun and feels much faster than it is, but not the best on track. Always wanted to test drive an Evo... even more so now
Actually, having smaller displacement is not why the Evo makes power easier. It's because boxer engines are inherently knock prone so you are forced to be more conservative with tuning than you would be with an Evo. Over reliance on that fact tends to lead many Evo guys to tune their car to the ragged edge, hence the horror stories. This is also why STI guys jump to E85 so quickly, because it allows them to run a leaner tune safely.
ive been driving my evo 9 for 10 years as my daily best car ever made
jervon fannis
this man out here spreading wrong info smh
I miss my evo so much, I have a brz now and the amount of money you have to spend to make the car fast is stupid. With the evo you can literally throw on bolt on's and e-85 and be at close to 400whp. The evo was one of the most reliable cars I have owned. Take care of them and they will take care of you. Throw a ginormous turbo on there and stock internals and shits going to break fool
I earned how to drive a stick in my 06 evo 9 I am a sti hater because of this car lol I drove bolth before I decided to buy and deff went with he evo it was way faster and I'm a big guy and the seats in the evo fit me way better than the sti only thing  hated about it was the amount of tickets I got and jail time I spent lol I had 1 of 2 electric blue evos in my whole state at the time so cops would be just waiting at my road for mr to get home sometimes lol awesome review just subscribed
So the sound of this Evos exhaust is at the perfect frequency to rattle the shit out of my windows when played through my sub. Its not loud by any means, its not an especially powerful sound system either, just one of those logitech 5.1 systems that almost everyone has. Just at the perfect frequency, kinda cool.
Man I'm telling you Teeg if you continue to do more car reviews your channel will blow up. Love these reviews and your style of reviewing and filming. Another video, another smile on mah face. Much love tj keep it up :D
Evo 8 Mr and 9 are my Dream Car! I'm saving up to get one in Australia. Can't waite. subie destroyer. 😊😉 sorry subi fans but its the fact.