View Full Version : Matboy's Silver Evolution 7

18-11-11, 11:15 AM
I figured I should join the party and open a thread about the car with a little bit of info, and use it to dump photo's of it when I get around to shooting it.


I'm the original Aussie owner of the vehicle. Purchased it about 5 years ago to replace my R32 Gts't. I was looking for either a mint R32 GTR, or a bayside blue R34 GTT at the time. After driving a few Gtt's I decided it was more of a sideways step instead of a real upgrade, and after test driving an Evo the decision was made.


After shopping around for a while, doing some homework and looking at a stack of cars I found one I really liked that had just landed from Japan. It was completely stock and in great condition with about 30,000km on the clock.


The car stayed stock for ages, I was busy saving for camera gear and a house deposit. I still took it to the track and it's performance for a stocker was amazing. I loved it. The only initial mod was fitting a heavy duty clutch and tidying some things up, like brake calipers and a few other little minor bits and pieces.

like my decepticon badge (every car I've owned has a decepticon logo on it somewhere.)


After a while I got sick of the stock look, I had the house deposit done, I had enough gear to get more serious about shooting, so I recently started making a few additions to the car. (If I don't sell it, there's some engine mods on the way soon too)


I sourced a set of CE28N's for the car. Wrapped in Yokohama's awesome AD08 rubber. Such a rad tyre.


Also added a Carbon lip to the front, and replaced the rear bar with an Evo 9 version.


As of now...


I'm looking into a carbon blade for the wing, some more carbon interior bits and possibly another vortex generator (I lost the other one at 180km :/ )

Anyway, that's probably bored you enough for now. Here's a few more recent shots of the car before I sign off for now. Will update post as I update car.





18-11-11, 11:40 AM
Nice :)

Why do you have to live so far for :)

18-11-11, 12:09 PM
Beautiful pics, nice car.

18-11-11, 12:21 PM
Beautiful pictures :)

I have always wondered how these things go, spent alot of time in GTR's and WRX's but never the Evo's.

Are the yokies a semi slick? Have you ran Bridgestone REO1R's? I'm running these semis at the front of my 180, they are such a great tyre for my needs, $$$$ though.

PS: I know heaps of people hate that transformers badge but I love it, fits in the grill so well you don't notice it on first glance haha

18-11-11, 12:31 PM
Those pics are awesome! Make the car look quite enviable. Well done.

18-11-11, 12:39 PM
Decepticons! Destroy!! Lol! Awesome evo man!

18-11-11, 12:40 PM
Pics are amazing!!! Looks nice mate!!!

18-11-11, 12:50 PM
wow! 50 replies already! rad!

Thanks everyone!!

John-e, you live half away dude. That's not quite interstate...

Mandi: Performance sits somewhere in between a rex and a gtr (if all cars are stock) The GTR has more power up top but they're not to different from launch. and an evo compared to rex is like comparing an sti to a rex. STI's and Evo's are a pretty even match, which is probably why there's such a close rivalry between the 2 cars.
I've never tried the RE01R but your not the first person who I've heard give them praise.

Small touches make the difference I think :)

18-11-11, 01:01 PM
Beautiful photography..!

18-11-11, 03:39 PM
Very nice Evo 7 man :)
Its definitely a sure change from what it looked like stock lol.
Best of luck with the build!

30-11-11, 02:47 PM
Just dropped a new Exeddy HD Clutch in it the other week. My clutch had been semi rooted for some time, I'd forgotten how quickly it can pull when it's allowed to get power to the wheels! Almost like a new toy again haha!

and... a couple extra shots while I'm here...





30-11-11, 02:59 PM
Car looks fantastic dude!

30-11-11, 03:05 PM
Needs more Cowbell, baby.

30-11-11, 10:06 PM
fantastic car with amazing photo !! keep updating =)

30-11-11, 10:09 PM
love it

Gelato Boi
01-12-11, 12:06 AM
Decepticons, Attack!
Love your Evo mate, however I think it could do with sitting abit lower...

09-01-12, 04:25 PM
You're right, it could... and it probably will at some stage during this year, but not to much lower. I like to keep it practical. I don't see much point in scraping my elbows around corners to impress school kids :p But an inch would be nice.


09-01-12, 04:55 PM
Hey MaTBoY,

Nice car, and seriously nice photos.
Mind to share a bit on what camera gear you used? :P

Kind Regards,

09-01-12, 05:13 PM
I just fell in love a lil bit.

Im seriously hooked on the Soarers, but if i had to choose a car afterwards it would so be an evo. Their clean, quick, desirable and just dam right sexy. Bitzofmushi Evo is OMG!

But yer man very nice photos, i think its why i have a fallen in love a little with this one. But im interested to know if you are looking at doing any major mods under the bonnet?

10-01-12, 09:02 AM
As for mods, currently it's just running a cat back exh (HKS From memory) ralliart filter, larger front mount with fatter pipes (Reduced high load knock by fucking heaps), HD Clutch, DB4000's and Ceramic/Composite pads on each corner, CE28ns with AD08's. Nothing to serious.
Plans... Finish the pipework, from the turbo back, maybe even change the manifold too. Tune to make sure it's running sweet. Add some either coil overs, or just find a really good spring/shock combo to stiffen it up a little around corners. I don't want ridiculously hard coils as it's my daily, just want a slightly stiffer ride for the odd change where I have enough spare time and cash to hit the track.
I'd do more but I waste all my money on camera shit :p

Mark TSB
10-01-12, 12:45 PM
car looks great hope to see it for real one day keep up the good work

13-02-12, 11:23 PM
Just installed some bilsteins with tein S-tech springs after work today. Only took about 90 minutes to do all corners.

Went out in the rain to shoot this while she was dirty. Dirty and low... how I like my women ;)


14-02-12, 08:36 AM
You're right, it could... and it probably will at some stage during this year, but not to much lower. I like to keep it practical. I don't see much point in scraping my elbows around corners to impress school kids :p But an inch would be nice.


Council chambers huh? Returning your library books :lol:

Mark TSB
14-02-12, 02:43 PM
looks crazy but any more photos on the new stance.

14-02-12, 04:21 PM
I only took the single shot. I'll wait til she's clean before i go shoot again, unless I think up something that I NEED to test out straight away. impulsive ideas usually rock ;)

14-02-12, 04:35 PM
Looking good! Currently looking at a 7 for my next car, keep up the pics :D

14-02-12, 06:48 PM
Hey man car looks good, quick question do you still have the original wheels??

14-02-12, 07:25 PM
Sure do. currently Wrapped in semis for track times. Why's that man?

08-05-12, 11:29 AM

08-05-12, 11:54 AM
Very nice example of an Evo 7!

08-05-12, 11:58 AM
wow nice car man, that last shot is ridiculous :)

08-05-12, 12:56 PM
cheers :)

reposting the last pic up top on the new fresh page

08-05-12, 01:23 PM
what does it turn into?

08-05-12, 01:56 PM
an evil dildo

08-05-12, 02:12 PM
i heard he has a TBE cannon thats better than Megatrons weapon. it just lags a while to spool up but when it does it packs a punch.

30-05-12, 08:55 AM
it's true. it's all true.


30-05-12, 09:11 AM
Loving the pics !

30-05-12, 06:15 PM
damn thats nice, pictures are sick aswell!

28-06-12, 09:06 AM
anyway I took this last night. Been hanging to shoot something and my car was only a little bit dirty. It was good to crack out the strobes :) its been a while.

28-06-12, 04:04 PM
fantastic car! and your head unit really suits the interior/dash lights - what make/model is it?

29-06-12, 12:18 PM
Some pioneer deck. you can change the colour of the buttons/screen, they go all rainbow if u want. I just keep them orange so it looks stockish and fits in :) Attention to detail!

29-06-12, 07:35 PM
Those pics are amazing!

30-06-12, 03:54 AM
Always liked this car and the photography, but always disliked that transormers badeg...but thats personal taste lol

30-06-12, 11:02 PM
Awesome car and nice plates buddy :)

01-07-12, 01:05 AM
Found your car hiding on level 4 :)



03-09-12, 03:00 PM
Thanks for the shot Simmy! :) You must have looked hard to find me in the corner!

A couple more shots...




03-09-12, 05:06 PM
Spotted you on queen st, Saturday night near major oak

04-09-12, 09:13 AM
Ah yeah, we decided to grab some take away from golden chopsticks because we haven't had anything from there in years. Total disappointment. Have they changed owner/cook or some shit?
I dont think i've cruised queen st and haven't spotted you / you spotted me!

04-09-12, 11:10 AM
Awesome pictures dude.

04-09-12, 11:21 AM
Fucken hell that cf lip sets it off

04-09-12, 01:28 PM
pretty sweet dude. Im a fan :)

04-09-12, 01:33 PM
Fucken hell that cf lip sets it off

Agreed. I was thinking " oh ok evo 7"

04-09-12, 01:58 PM
Ah yeah, we decided to grab some take away from golden chopsticks because we haven't had anything from there in years. Total disappointment. Have they changed owner/cook or some shit?
I dont think i've cruised queen st and haven't spotted you / you spotted me!

Couldn't tell ya, never eaten from there :lol:

04-09-12, 03:27 PM
haha cheers everyone :) small touches can go a long way it seems ;)

EGA- Chopsticks used to be fucking awesome if you ate in. but yeh, after the other night... I won't be in a hurry to head back :/