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Tommo
06-04-06, 02:33 AM
My new car (upgraded from a R33 GTS-T)

Well, it's not here yet actually, currently sitting on the Docks in Japan :D

http://www.gunnamotorsport.com/tommo/102495.jpg
http://www.gunnamotorsport.com/tommo/evo/evo1.jpg
http://www.gunnamotorsport.com/tommo/evo/evo2.jpg
http://www.gunnamotorsport.com/tommo/evo/evo4.jpg

It seems to have a few upgrades already, namely:

1) Ralliart Instrument Panel
2) Carbon Fibre Instrument Panel Cover
3) Ralliart Gauge Cluster (where the stereo used to be - shows boost / oil temp and oil pressure)
3) Blitz Turbo Timer
4) Factory optioned BBS Rims

The ralliart options are worth over $2k alone, so i'm quite happy to get them with the car.

Otherwise, it's stock.

13,000kms
Log Books with Service History
1 owner
Late 2004 model
6 speed manual
Grade 4.5 (which means it's in excellent condition, the supplier in Japan inspected it and confirmed this)

It should be here in May sometime, and damn I can't wait.

Gorilla
06-04-06, 08:16 AM
Hey Tommo, good stuff mate! Your missing a stereo hahaha.

josh2.5
06-04-06, 08:45 AM
damn great lookin evo man that will be awesome. how did u get compliance etc for it?

Justin Fox
06-04-06, 11:28 AM
JDM YO!!!

Tosh
06-04-06, 11:33 AM
Looks good Tommo :) nice purchase

but you forgot 1 thing... it needs to go to HKS Kansai Service Centre before it comes here for the 2.2L, 3037S, Brembo F50 Brake Upgrade etc.... ;)

felixR
06-04-06, 12:12 PM
very nice! congrats on the purchase tommo!

benxxx
06-04-06, 01:06 PM
Looks good Tommo :) nice purchase

but you forgot 1 thing... it needs to go to HKS Kansai Service Centre before it comes here for the 2.2L, GT3240ProS, Brembo F50 Brake Upgrade etc.... ;)

Fixed :P

Good work Tommo, can't wait till this bad boy arrives "D

A'PEXi
06-04-06, 01:30 PM
very nice, how much are they roughly to import?

[ekkY]
06-04-06, 03:56 PM
sweet ride man...

Tommo
06-04-06, 10:17 PM
Hey Tommo, good stuff mate! Your missing a stereo hahaha.
HAHA, yeah, damn Jappers always take them out... weird that they left the Ralliart Gauges in though :)


damn great lookin evo man that will be awesome. how did u get compliance etc for it?
Thanks dude! Evo VIII's can be imported through SEVS, even though they were sold locally here.


very nice, how much are they roughly to import?
I'll tell you once it's all complied and on the road... :)

josh2.5
06-04-06, 10:22 PM
dammit thats awesome! does it come in much cheaper?

Tommo
06-04-06, 11:37 PM
Very much so. Tad more than 50% of what the Australia Evo 8 owners payed in 2004, and they got a crappy spec VIII.

So that's a lot of lost $$ for them

R-Tune
07-04-06, 02:05 AM
Very FQ ! Congrats.

markR
07-04-06, 12:59 PM
congrats on your new vehicle mate!
love to see it in the flesh!

Justin Fox
07-04-06, 04:28 PM
Love the colour BTW. So flat.

Manny
08-04-06, 11:37 AM
Wooo...nice!

Tommo
10-04-06, 08:54 AM
Thanks,

Dying for it to get here and it's still ages off :(

SPP
13-04-06, 10:17 PM
It's gonna be a beast !!

Willxia
14-04-06, 10:53 AM
nice car man
and yeh i gotta agree too
thats a nice colour

Tommo
14-04-06, 03:20 PM
Thanks guys. Boat ride was booked and confirmed today for the next boat ride to Australia (when the ship returns on it's next journey), so it's slowly progressing forwards.

Car will be coming in on the MAGIC WIND http://www.kiwicar.com/

Leaves Osaka on the 13th of May, and arrives in Brisbane on the 27th of May :)


So still quite a while yet...

D CUPS
14-04-06, 04:10 PM
she's a beaut! Bet ya cant wait! :D

sangsational
26-04-06, 01:53 PM
ohmylord, MR. are there any of these in australia yet?

Justin Fox
26-04-06, 02:51 PM
Damn that is a long way away for sure, hope to see this one in the flesh some time in the near future.

xxploSive
26-04-06, 05:02 PM
NNOOICCEE

Tommo
26-04-06, 05:39 PM
Tell me about it guys... 1 month 1 day and it lands :D Still a long while off though, as it will take about 2 weeks to get on the road and rego'd.

I drove a mates Evo IX the other day and it felt like I was driving a turbo car for the first time again. Haven't had a car for almost four months now.


ohmylord, MR. are there any of these in australia yet?
Yeah there's a few. Not too many gunmetal though, and with the BBS's. They are very rare. Only 3500 MR's were made, and a limited number of gunmetals, and even more with the optional BBS's. Of course, people importing them want these ones, so there will be quite a few around eventually. I only see a couple come up for auction every month though.

lite
26-04-06, 06:05 PM
Cool! Mind I ask which importer you went through to get it?

Tommo
16-06-06, 09:41 PM
Finally off the boat... :)

http://www.gunnamotorsport.com/wrxkilla/IMG_2729a.jpg

http://www.gunnamotorsport.com/wrxkilla/IMG_2732a.jpg

http://www.gunnamotorsport.com/wrxkilla/IMG_2731a.jpg

kula
16-06-06, 10:07 PM
FMD

hottest car eva

felixR
16-06-06, 10:24 PM
fmd?

that is so hot

Sledpilot
16-06-06, 10:53 PM
omg, that would be a monster!

rodent
16-06-06, 11:48 PM
:shock:

It's beautiful! Congrats on your new baby :D

jonno.

supernatural
16-06-06, 11:50 PM
nice man!!! not road registered yet?? tats so hot! congrates d00d...

kula
17-06-06, 12:12 AM
fark me ded

Nevi
17-06-06, 12:36 AM
it's so pwetty...Damn i would be counting the seconds till it get here.

Gorilla
17-06-06, 06:46 PM
Nice stuff Tommo!!

D CUPS
17-06-06, 07:19 PM
OMG! Can I please take it for a spin!!!!!??

[ekkY]
18-06-06, 01:55 PM
i trade u my car for urs hahahaa

Rascal
18-06-06, 02:08 PM
oohh god i think i just creamed myself...

Tommo
18-06-06, 08:05 PM
I saw a White R34 GTT with a GT wing (I think?) on James Ruse Drive when driving home tonight... had a JDM style tuning sticker?

I was in the evo with no plates and driving it when I shouldn't have been :lol:

Anyway, I love it :D It's unreal... !! Looks soooooo nice in person.

hebe
19-06-06, 12:06 AM
Hehehe looks hot!!
I think that's r34 on these forums...

Tommo
19-06-06, 08:32 PM
http://www.gunnamotorsport.com/tommo/evo/evo1.jpg

http://www.gunnamotorsport.com/tommo/evo/evo2.jpg

http://www.gunnamotorsport.com/tommo/evo/evo3.jpg

http://www.gunnamotorsport.com/tommo/evo/evo4.jpg

http://www.gunnamotorsport.com/tommo/evo/evo5.jpg

http://www.gunnamotorsport.com/tommo/evo/evo6.jpg

http://www.gunnamotorsport.com/tommo/evo/evo7.jpg

http://www.gunnamotorsport.com/tommo/evo/evo8.jpg

http://www.gunnamotorsport.com/tommo/evo/evo9.jpg

http://www.gunnamotorsport.com/tommo/evo/evo10.jpg

http://www.gunnamotorsport.com/tommo/evo/evo11.jpg

http://www.gunnamotorsport.com/tommo/evo/evo13.jpg

http://www.gunnamotorsport.com/tommo/evo/evo12.jpg

rance_RPS13
19-06-06, 08:55 PM
wow!!!....looking forward to seeing it on the road...


have ya given it a push....?...how is it?

VTECMACHINE
19-06-06, 09:46 PM
Awsome car man!

r34
19-06-06, 10:27 PM
hi mate
that was me
lol, i was wondering where your plates were
was a very tiring day :(

kula
20-06-06, 12:00 AM
FMD

someone please donate 40k to the kula wants an evo fund.

supernatural
20-06-06, 12:15 AM
looks hot man!!! i want one...

rukus
03-07-06, 10:13 PM
:shock:

That's extremely toit, Thommo :D

I want an Evo now :?

tul_gtr
04-07-06, 05:57 AM
Nice pics Nice car, mate

Garth Ivers
05-07-06, 04:17 PM
lovely
now MOD IT! :D

if i could afford an evo, it would be one like this.. hotness

cadetS13
05-07-06, 07:02 PM
one of my all time dream rides....Damn i'm jelous

luxury_lowrider
16-07-06, 09:05 PM
VERY SEXY EVO!

Tommo
17-07-06, 11:29 AM
now MOD IT! :D

Ok i've got a few mods to be installed now

Ralliart Air Filter
Ralliart Centre Gauges (oil temp / oil pressure / boost)
Ralliart Bonnet Vent
Cat back exhaust


Soon i'll get the rest of the exhaust, upgrade the clutch, and that should run a low 12. Then comes ECU and coilovers, but that will be a while off :)

Justin Fox
17-07-06, 01:07 PM
Nice quality mods. :) Doesn't need modding though, so nice as is. Love the colour the most.

doofus
23-07-06, 02:20 PM
wanna swap cars for a life time? ahehaeha

love it man!!! agree with justin, love the colour!

dar
23-07-06, 09:58 PM
I want one too, but what Insurance Company is going to insure a grey import like this one???

Let me know and if you find one.... how bloody much are you paying!

I'm paying $1000/year for a 20 year old JDM AE86 and I have 60% NCB....I hope you have very deep pockets!

benxxx
23-07-06, 11:18 PM
The insurance fee is very resonable :)

Tommo
24-07-06, 07:10 PM
I want one too, but what Insurance Company is going to insure a grey import like this one???

Let me know and if you find one.... how bloody much are you paying!

I'm paying $1000/year for a 20 year old JDM AE86 and I have 60% NCB....I hope you have very deep pockets!
Just Cars
23 year old
60% NCB
$2300 p/a

I consider that *reasonable*.

Gorilla
24-07-06, 09:36 PM
Tommo, call famous man, I was paying 1800 for the Supra @ 35k, tell them you got a quote from Just cars or someone, for $1900, and can you beat it ;)

Tommo
24-07-06, 11:59 PM
They won't touch me due to loss of license, might try again.

(it wasn't me officer, honest!!)

Sp33dY
25-07-06, 08:54 AM
They won't touch me due to loss of license, might try again.

(it wasn't me officer, honest!!)
lol .. I drive a slow economical car cos ive lost my licesne twice in the past and i REFUSE to pay a lot of insurance -- its a waste of money!... a lot of companies wont touch me as soon as they hear 'loss of license once in 2000'. Eeediots. Thankfully now at age 25, im only paying 500 and something for the echo.

benxxx
25-07-06, 07:40 PM
Insurance isn't a waste of money, its alot sure but I'd never be without it

Gorilla
25-07-06, 07:53 PM
They won't touch me due to loss of license, might try again.

(it wasn't me officer, honest!!)

ohh yeah.

Sp33dy, 2000 was over 5 years ago ;) I lost mine in 99, and now its off the books :D

black200
25-07-06, 08:34 PM
i lost my license while insured with Just Car Insurance, getting 9 demerit points in 1 wack on my green p's (had 2 demerit points against my license).

i called them up and told them, no penalty :shock:

Sp33dY
26-07-06, 09:01 AM
Shane, 2000 was the first loss of license :P 48km over the speed limit (oops) .... 2nd time was in 2003 cos i chose to walk for 3 months when i hit 12 points.

benxxx
28-07-06, 01:06 AM
What a car !

Went well tonight, Love it :D

Ruddigger
29-07-06, 03:20 PM
Saw this thing last night I drooled as it took off under the harbour bridge and i didnt have my vid cam dam dam dam

Tommo
29-07-06, 03:26 PM
Thanks mate!! Had great fun last night, esp on the twisties near Palm Beach.. apart from seeing a cop at a rather bad time..

Just got the gauges and head unit installed.

http://www.gunnamotorsport.com/tommo/gaugesinstalled.jpg


Guess what boost it runs... 1.55 bar peak :shock: :lol:, and it's stock.

Evan
29-07-06, 04:14 PM
Looks awesome dude!

Justin Fox
29-07-06, 05:37 PM
Super neat!

tz_evo8
30-07-06, 10:15 PM
1.55 Bar? I don't think it is stock boost for MR. It might be due to you changed cat back and filter etc. Get boost control next rather than changing rest of the exhuast, otherwise the boost will run even higher.

Tommo
30-07-06, 10:47 PM
1.55 Bar? I don't think it is stock boost for MR. It might be due to you changed cat back and filter etc. Get boost control next rather than changing rest of the exhuast, otherwise the boost will run even higher.
After talking to two other MR owners, that is indeed the stock boost. Only peaks at that remember, gets a bit lower as the rev's increase.

Thanks for the advice, this is fourth turbo car i've had so it's all normal by now, I certainly aren't a n00b :lol:.

PS. Cat back's make no difference to power, it's that dump and cat (s) before it that limit the power so much...

benxxx
31-07-06, 12:17 AM
http://www.gunnamotorsport.com/gallery/gallery.php?gallery=51&page=1

:D

Tommo
10-08-06, 03:06 AM
Took it to WSID tonight, and got a 13.1 @ 104mph.

I'm happy with that for a stock power (we all know replacement panel filters and cat back exhaust add next to no power).

Soon will be full exhaust, and I should get a mid-low 12 with that, bring it on 8)

ntensity
10-08-06, 06:04 AM
What FQ is this?

M8 of mine who owns a 300bhp Evo8 GSRdrove a FQ-400 and said theres loads of Turbo lag...

Seen quite a few MR FQ's here now but thats cos they are the better choice of the Sti's :p

lovesil
10-08-06, 12:47 PM
What FQ is this?

M8 of mine who owns a 300bhp Evo8 GSRdrove a FQ-400 and said theres loads of Turbo lag...

Seen quite a few MR FQ's here now but thats cos they are the better choice of the Sti's :p

This ain't FQ series from UK. It's a stock Evo 8 MR.

ntensity
10-08-06, 07:41 PM
I thought the FQ were a part of the MR series.

MR-FQ 280
MR-FQ 320
MR-FQ 340
MR-FQ 400

What power is this "normal MR" running then? Very curious because I thought even though the MR was tuned by UK company, it was in production everywhere?

Tommo
10-08-06, 07:45 PM
The 'FQ series' was just a Evo VIII MR, but tuned by Ralliart in the UK. Officially, the stock MR is the same as a FQ280 (280HP/206kw).

The MR was a production Mitsu model, but Ralliart in the UK brought lots and 'tuned' them for their market.

Simple as that

8)

Tommo
11-08-06, 12:18 AM
http://www.gunnamotorsport.com/tommo/evo/wsid.jpg

Tommo
04-09-06, 06:53 PM
Some recent pictures from EVONATS in Canberra... was a brilliant weekend 8)

http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/5738/dsc1265tj9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/1075/dsc8170zj3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Deviliss
04-09-06, 07:10 PM
Looking HOT!!

Sp33dY
04-09-06, 08:43 PM
YUMMM!

kula
04-09-06, 09:38 PM
HOTTEST CAR EVA

felixR
04-09-06, 10:07 PM
HOTTEST CAR EVA
word!

dhdevil
05-09-06, 12:09 PM
WORD!!! indeed.

that is the hottest colour in the world!

Justin Fox
05-09-06, 12:43 PM
OH MY, what an awesome colour huh?

mrkrooz
05-09-06, 06:13 PM
man spotted this ryd in the city....looks hot in the flesh...!

Tommo
06-09-06, 01:54 AM
lol - when did you see me?

I work in teh city and park in there on a daily basis 8)

A'PEXi
06-09-06, 11:13 AM
bring on the mods :D

ntensity
10-09-06, 02:12 PM
Love this car...saw a Evo9 other day...MIVEC turbo ...simply amazing :)

Middle Man
10-09-06, 08:47 PM
Love this car...saw a Evo9 other day...MIVEC turbo ...simply amazing :)

QFT :lol:

project2
10-09-06, 11:11 PM
Tomm when you gunna wind it up? ;)

Tommo
10-09-06, 11:37 PM
If anything, it needs less boost.. 1.6bar is a lot of boost. A few reports out of the results MR's have been getting, I know of one with a cat back (like mine) and a Haltech ECU making 195kw @ all four @ 1.2bar (much less boost, as this guy wanted it for a lot of track work!). A dump pipe would take that to 220kw @ all four.

Problem is, it's all bloody expensive when the car is pretty quick as it is. $2.7k for the ECU, minimum $1k for the dump pipe + cat, so it's a lot of money. See what happens anyway, i'll most likely do both of them in December if I can justify spending the cash lol.

project2
10-09-06, 11:41 PM
Haha cant wait.. :D

1.6BAR is that stock? WTF? im only running .90BAR and I miss running on 1.5BAR felt soo good.

But you dont realise all the money you spend as you usually end up with it in the end anyway.

Let me know if your down my way.. we'll go for alittle play ;)

Tommo
01-10-06, 07:11 PM
Went to IS Motor Racing today and got a EBC installed.

Pre EBC:

[email protected] four wheels

Post EBC:

[email protected] four wheels

Total mods: cat back, ralliart air filter (panel), boost controller

So pretty damn easy power !

Some photos:

http://www.gunnamotorsport.com/tommo/dyno1.jpg

http://www.gunnamotorsport.com/tommo/dyno2.jpg

http://www.gunnamotorsport.com/tommo/dyno3.jpg

http://www.gunnamotorsport.com/tommo/dyno4.jpg

Alanski
01-10-06, 08:55 PM
very nice tommo!!

Tommo
06-10-06, 12:48 AM
Drove it more around tonight and fuck it feels fast now, haha. Give it a week... lol

Some new photos:

http://www.gunnamotorsport.com/tommo/evoshoot/evoshoot04.jpg
http://www.gunnamotorsport.com/tommo/evoshoot/evoshoot06.jpg
http://www.gunnamotorsport.com/tommo/evoshoot/evoshoot10.jpg

Sp33dY
06-10-06, 09:23 AM
WHat suspension is it sitting on? I spot a yellow rear strut ... is that OEM?

Tommo
06-10-06, 09:54 AM
They have different shocks to the normal Evo's, the MR Evo's get upgraded Bilsteins shocks.

project2
06-10-06, 02:02 PM
bloody mistsu turbos! cheaters get to run high boost :(

Justin Fox
06-10-06, 02:15 PM
"cheaters" lol... wtf?! What ever!!!

Brian_J
06-10-06, 04:14 PM
awesome absolutely awesome!

you should tint the side indicators yo...lol

VTECMACHINE
06-10-06, 06:01 PM
lol...

doofus
06-10-06, 07:03 PM
where did you get your car tuned at tommo?

edited, saw the post, IS motor.

hehe :oops:

VTECMACHINE
06-10-06, 07:12 PM
tommo... that is an awsommeeee car! Hey does Indy do ECU tuning?

Tommo
06-10-06, 09:58 PM
Yeah, he does.

I've just had the EBC tuned though, the ECU is still stock for the moment.

felixR
06-10-06, 10:06 PM
that's hot

nice pics

Tommo
07-10-06, 09:29 PM
Some more pics..

http://www.gunnamotorsport.com/tommo/skidpan.jpg

http://www.gunnamotorsport.com/tommo/skidpan2.jpg

oversteer = fun

tz_evo8
08-10-06, 04:17 AM
How did you find your MR on Skin pad? Did u use Snow Mode?

Tommo
11-10-06, 04:29 PM
I'll be running at WSID again tonight.

If anyones in the area, make sure you come and say hi :)

odell
11-10-06, 05:08 PM
http://www.gunnamotorsport.com/tommo/evo/evo4.jpg

evo's are so sexy dude!

Tommo
12-10-06, 12:52 AM
Ended up with a 12.6... stoked with that for the very limited mods I have.

Bring on a full exhaust 8)

brasher
12-10-06, 09:04 AM
On ya Tommo! 8)

Sp33dY
12-10-06, 09:21 AM
Well done ... thats a fairly impressive time for a daily driven street car!

supernatural
14-10-06, 01:39 PM
think i saw u at palm beach last night?? with a bunch of other evos...

Justin Fox
14-10-06, 01:53 PM
12.6?! Dang faster than what I did in the GT-R when it was stock-ish. Awesome time man.

Tommo
14-10-06, 03:09 PM
think i saw u at palm beach last night?? with a bunch of other evos...
Yeah that would have been me, sorry I didn't see you dude 8)

supernatural
17-10-06, 12:18 AM
lol... i wasnt part of the group... im the loner at the top of the rock with my mates...and my cars parked next to the big rock... lol... nice car... loving it...

PyRoMaNiAc
21-12-06, 02:01 PM
tommo i drewl ever time i see this car... and thats very often!

w/d 12.6 phoar!

Dori*mon
23-12-06, 01:32 PM
Very nice, great choice mate. :)

Tommo
24-12-06, 07:33 PM
hehe thanks guys!

I must admit, this car has taken a slight step in my priorities at this point, as i've purchased a motorbike :) http://www.gunnamotorsport.com/tommo/gs5001.jpg

Although the Evo is faster than the bike (12.6 vs 13.5), the bike feels twice as fast haha.

D CUPS
30-12-06, 10:58 PM
Went to IS Motor Racing today and got a EBC installed.

Pre EBC:

[email protected] four wheels

Post EBC:

[email protected] four wheels

Total mods: cat back, ralliart air filter (panel), boost controller

So pretty damn easy power !

Some photos:


Nice man....gunmetal looks so tough.

Damn, thats some nice easy power, and will be so much fun.

t0fuman
03-02-07, 09:39 AM
dam that is a nice car....

Tommo
12-02-07, 01:11 AM
Finally got around to doing Wakefield... instead of telling you about it, I've made a video, so here's the youtube link. Although it looks slow (as most cars do on video!), you can tell the speed from what gear i'm in.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6Z_lb4R55M

VTECMACHINE
12-02-07, 01:27 AM
awsome video tommo!!!!

greatttt car... love it man. perfect colour wheel, body... everything :)

Tommo
12-02-07, 02:16 AM
Thanks mate :)

since I was on a roll, I made a WSID one too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnVmjOsrZgc

VTECMACHINE
12-02-07, 02:30 AM
Niiceeeee!!!!!

freaking nice launch!

Justin Fox
12-02-07, 11:32 AM
Good stuff Tommo. 1.13's great!!!

Evo's pretty easy to drive close to the limit isn't it? Very fun, stock sussy soaks up the crap surface and ripple strips at Wakies no problems. Very much like GT4 in real life hehe.

doofus
12-02-07, 12:14 PM
niceeee!!!!

s_vtec
13-02-07, 10:22 AM
hey man nice car i saw it yesterday at pennant hills rd niceee!!:)

hebe
13-02-07, 12:47 PM
I've seen it heaps of times and surprsingly, I've started seeing it heaps when I've sold my car off hahaha

Tazz
13-02-07, 12:50 PM
nice time at wakefiled.. also good work with those videos :D

Tommo
13-02-07, 05:06 PM
Cheers guys :)

vtec-NA.th
05-04-07, 03:01 PM
i saw one of these parked outside strathfield last week~! same colour tooo! i stood there and was staring at it for a while... .___.

but i'm noob so i prob. mistaken it for another car.