WFO Road Racing and an Evo 8

WFO member who goes by the name of “Prez” says he’s traditionally been a drag racer.

Last couple years that changed though. Started with my white Evo 8, into autocross and a couple track days. I got hooked, got a raise, and went a little crazy.


He’s leaving for Kansas city in a few hours for it’s final tune and states that he’s looking for 400WHP on pump gas. Then Tomorrow is it’s first full day on a road course for testing.

Now the good stuff – Mods!


– Full-race pro-street manifold HPC coated with EGT sensor on #2 runner
– FP Green port fully matched
– FP High performance wastegate actuator
– FP 2” SS outlet pipe (custom cut to work with ETS LICP)
– FP stainless 02 housing
– Greddy Racing Titanim cat-back exhaust (11 pounds)
– DC sports 3” Stainless downpipe (with catalytic convertor elimination). Downpipe tapped for wideband and DEI exhaust wrap.
– ETS 3.5” custom FMIC designed to fit Cusco power brace
– ETS 2.5” ultra-short route FMIC piping (silver powdercoat)
– ETS 3” intake and filter adapter (silver powdercoat)
– ETS mini-battery kit with battery (silver powdercoat)
– MIL.SPEC ported Intake Manifold with custom NPT bungs for Zeitronix MAP sensor, AEM boost gauge and BOV pressure sources
– MIL.SPEC 65mm ported/polished throttle body with re-built seals
– Hondata Insulated Intake Manifold Gasket
– NGK BPR8ES spark plugs
– Zaklee clear cam cover
– Ralliart plug wires
– Ralliart Thermostat
– Ralliart High Pressure Radiator Cap
– Tomei Thermostat killer
– Fluidyne 7” puller fan installed on oil-cooler
– AC removed and Evo VIII RS AC eliminator serpentine belt installed
– XS Engineering Racemax 272 cams
– XS Engineering Ignition Amplifier
– Crower dual Titanium Valve springs and Retainers
– ACT 2600 Clutch and street pressure plate
– AMS full length stainless clutch line
– Aeromotive fuel rail
– FIC 750cc injectors
– Saikou Michi DC3 Split catch cans (black)
– PCV valve elimination
– Mishimoto slim radiator with custom 13” puller fan and brackets
– Gates high-performance radiator hoses
– Perma-cool 13” pusher fan mounted in condenser fan location for extra cooling
– Powerflex solid side motor mounts
– AMS chromoly lower engine brace with solid bottom motor mount
– AMS Moustache brace eliminator and solid rear diff bushings
– TRE Ralliart LSD and T-case re-built by Jon Ripple
– TRE Rear differential upgrade (1 way clutch pack) and re-build by Jon Ripple
– Beatrush solid driveshaft bushings
– Sound deadening removal from underneath (removed as much as possible to reduce weight)
– Beatrush radiator cooling panel
– Perrin Short Shifter
– Billet shifter base bushings
– Billet shifter cable bushings


– Whiteline 24mm rear swaybar
– Whiteline 25mm front swaybar
– Whiteline performance front swaybar endlinks
– Whiteline performance rear swaybar endlinks
– Whiteline precision-steer kit
– Whiteline roll-center correction kit
– Whiteline front LCA bushing
– Whiteline rear LCA bushing
– Whiteline rear lower strut mount bushing
– Whiteline rear trailing arm bushing
– Whiteline rear toe arm bump steer kit
– Perrin Performance rear swaybar stout mounts kit
– Perrin Performance PRSR kit with offset caster bushing
– GT-Spec rear trunk cage
– GT-Spec 5 point lower ladder brace
– Beatrush front LCA braces
– Megan Track coilovers
– Cusco power front brace
– APR flex-control upper strut brace
– All arms were painted bronze and clearcoated
– Hub and knuckle were beadblasted and painted black
– All axles were painted black


– Chargespeed D1 20mm widebody FRP fenders (modified to shave blinker hole)
– APR front carbon fiber splitter
– APR carbon fiber dual canard setup
– Seibon Carbon Fiber trunk lid (keyhole painted black)
– Seibon Carbon fiber hood (OEM style modified by painting mesh black)
– APR GTC-200 Carbon fiber rear spoiler
– APR carbon fiber rear diffuser
– APR Carbon Fiber formula GT mirrors
– Custom aluminum sunroof block-off plate (paint matched)
– Rexpeed black vortex generator
– Rexpeed Carbon Fiber cooling ducts


– Rota 18×9.5 P45R with 285/30/18 Kumho V710 (AutoX)
– Konig 18×9 Runaway Shadow Black with 265/35/18’s (road-course)
– H&R 25mm wheel spacers
– Ichiba 10mm wheel spacers
– Hawk HP+ front and rear brake pads
– Teflon coated SS brake lines
– Stoptech Slotted Rotors
– OEM brake cooling air diverters
– Hotlap Motorsports brake cooling ducts


– Autopower 4 point rollbar with diagonal brace and driver’s side rear brace
– Beatrush performance floor brace
– Sparco 5 point SFI/FIA certified harnesses
– Works Bell Slim steering hub adaptor
– NRG 350mm deep corn style black leather steering wheel
– Corbeau FXPro racing seats
– Corbeau seat sliders
– AEM truboost boost controller/gauge mounted on Autometer Steering pod gauge panel
– AEM Coolant temp, AEM oil temp and AEM oil pressure gauges mounted on Gruppe-S triple gauge pod
– Raptor performance shift-light custom installed on instrument panel garnish
– Zeitronix wideband display custom installed in clock location using S-AFC bracket.
– Zietronix ZAVT-1 custom installed in dash
– Zietronix ZT2 brain unit (boost and EGT options) installed in glovebox
– All door panels, seats, carpet, OEM seat belts, all plastic trim, unnecessary brackets removed to reduce weight
– All sound deadening removed including dash mat insulation behind dash
– Interior wiring harness was de-pinned to eliminate any unnecessary wiring (stereo, ETACS, power windows/locks, sunroof, SRS etc). Over 13 lbs of harness was removed.
– Full manual windows and door lock conversion from Evo VIII RS installed. Door panels will not installed to keep weight down
– Beatrush bulkhead division plate
– Tactrix and datalogging cable hardwired to car and accessible via glovebox
– Napolex 300mm wide rear view mirror

Looking for pictures and more information? Come take a look over at the WFO Racing Team Forums and see the post that Prez made here:



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2 responses to “WFO Road Racing and an Evo 8

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