Throwback to about this time last year. This is not a glamour post, but rather goes out to those of you that like to turn wrenches yourself, suffer the agony that is working on a car, and relish the rewarding feeling after the job is done.
What started as a cam and timing belt install, quickly spiraled into so much more. The day I was supposed to begin installing my cams, I heard a very loud whine. It ended up being my tcase but at the moment I couldn't tell if it was tcase or trans. Long story short, tcase, trans, and engine all came out. Tcase was rebuilt and trans was swapped to a Buschwacker stage 3 5 speed with straight cut fourth. In addition, lots of @_whiteline products were added. Intake manifold was polished (not really ported) and painted. EGR was deleted, engine wiring harness was tucked more, front coilovers were messed with. Front crossmember was ground down in a couple locations and resprayed. @gscpower S2 cams and springs/retainers went in. Kiggly HLA. And I'm sure there are some other things that I am forgetting.
The Evo was down for a little over a month, some days were a royal pain in the ass, and it sucked to not drive it. But in the end, it was entirely worth it. I gained a conservative 70whp and shaved off 0.6seconds in the quarter mile (could probably have gone faster). I also gained knowledge, new skills, and several bumps cuts and bruises. .
To those that can relate 🍻🍻🍻