Other mods: Exedy Hyper Twin Clutch Forged Actuator Nisei short route piping and mini battery Greddy Pro Spec B manual boost controller Walbro fuel pump Forged BOV Tuned to run E85 by Tom Powell Big thanks to Villain Photography for the images and to Richard Van for the video!
The owner, Richard Garcia, is a big-hearted enthusiast originally comes from California where this kind of car scene is commonplace. He is a single dad who works a lot of hours to make ends meet and build his other pride and joy on the side. These kind of budgets are very committed and focused when building a car and taking care of your own at the same time. This isn’t just a fast Evo. It’s tuned to E85 and pushing 400whp. Not a simple task you can do with just bolt-on’s. A small list of the mods: Mishimito radiator, GSC S1 cams, Greddy stealth turbo back exhaust, and RC 1200 CC injectors. The wheels you see are of course CCW LM20’s in 18×9.5+25 all around wrapped in 235 40 18 tires – the perfect amount of form and function. To help Richard hug the pavement he is on a set of fortune auto coilovers which gives him the perfect height for the street or track. Speaking of the track, he told me that at last years Import Face-off he ran a 12.0 1/4 mile at 116mph. Not only do the hellas give the front a mean look, he also set it off with a Turbo XS intercooler, and Ralliart front lip. To give a little more flair to the rear of the car, Richard found himself a JDM back bumper. He doesn’t seem to know how any wrong!