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Vote for Setup 8244    New Setup for Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII MR GSR      
Setup ID
Model Year
Best Lap
Date Entered
Last Modified
Road Setup
03/05/2010 9:14 PM
03/12/2010 3:25 AM  
Muffler Racing Suspension Racing
Racing Chip Sports Transmission Full Customize
NA Tune None Clutch Triple Plate
Front Tires S3 - Soft Flywheel Racing
Rear Tires S3 - Soft Carbon Driveshaft None
Nitrous None GT Auto - Wing Equipped
Turbine Kit Original Limited Slip Standard
Intercooler Racing AYC None
Supercharger None VCD Equipped
Brakes Racing Weight Reduction Stage 3
Brake Controller Equipped Increase Rigidity None
Setup Item Front Rear Setup Item Front Rear
Spring Rate 6.6 5.2 Stabilizers 5 4
Ride Height 100 100 Brake Balance 4 5
Shock Absorbers Downforce 30 20
Shock Bound 5 8 LSD Init. Torque
Shock Rebound 6 7 LSD Acceleration
Camber Angle 3.0 0.5 LSD Deceleration
Toe Angle -1 0 Nitrous
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Final Auto Set
TCS Ballast
0 0 0 0 0 20
I've always wanted to tune this car and the relative Impreza but I've never really been sure how to do it, and seeing as its one of over 40 there is a low chance of actually being noticed. However, I decided to do a head to head challenge with the Impreza to find out which of the two cars was the best. The only things to not are the fact that there is no AYC on this car, and no LSD on either car, as 4WD and LSD don't go together too well.
According to the full screen dyno-chart this car has 553hp and 681 Nm of torque.
I found the car very lousy and prone to have terrible understeer. With the stock suspension settings, the car would not turn at all, and only wen the nose was pointed down did the car turn. I had the ride height 10 points lower before I found a solution in the spring rates. Overall there is still too much understeer for my liking, however there is a lot of wheel spin through 1st to 3rd gear out of slow corners, and I cannot explain why. Now for the head to head bit:
Grand Valley East: (auto set: 12)
Impreza - 1'02.570
Lancer - 1'03.285
The lancer felt very poor around most of the corners, and didn't seem to want to do much turning, and was lucky to be within even 1 second of the Impreza, a poor start for the evo...

Nuburgring: (auto set: 15)
Impreza - 6'56.771
Lancer - 7'03.892
All the issues I found wih the car seemed to disapear at the nurbugring, and I was absolutely thrilled to see the car aggresively attacking corners, sliding a little bit and tackling the bumps with ease, it was a total reversal of charecteristics from Grand Valley east, yet somehow it was 7 seconds slower than the Impreza. I'd much rather drive this car at the nurburging than the tune for the impreza.

Seatle Circuit: (auto set: 11)
Impreza - 1'33.629
Lancer - 1'34.337
The evo hold the road better, its tops faster, is more stable, but is just slower overall. What I think is going on is that the car needs the AYC to be enabled, without the car is usless and miles away from the impreza. You get wheespin on 1 wheel a lot of the time, but this sticks the engine to the red line and is losing time. The AYC makes up for the incompetancy of the car, and without it the car has no chance.

Circuit de La Sarthe I: (Auto set: 15)
Impreza - 3'57.361
Lancer - 4'00.359
The car is great. Smooth, stable, solid under brakes, good power, not so much of the wheelspin, however its so close to going under 4 mins. This was the circuit I was absolutely sure it could not lose, but it appears that it can. I am stumped as to why.
This was using 2 wheels on a legitamate line, rather than cutting the chicanes to the maximum...

Overall the lancer is the slower of the two, despite the excessive understeer in the impreza, and the slight oversteering and attacking nature of the Lancer around the nurburgring, however if you prefer a slightly faster car you have to go with the Impreza, which has less power, a bit more torque and less weight overall.To try and get more oversteer on grippy circuits soften the rear shocks and springs for a more aggresive car.
All tests conducted A-spec with a DS2 controller.
Hopefully you'll enjoy these cars as much as I am!
The fastest time quoted is from the Nurburgring, as I believe it is the ultimate test of a road car's perfoemance (best of 3 laps)

PSN: StigsTC
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Last on: 08/29/2016
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Posted 05/03/2010 10:49 PM Post a reply Quote this post View StigsTibecuadorianco's info
Thanks to "adeadsnipermatt" for the vote, hopefully I can perfect this when I install a AYC - it'll destroy the Impreza then (I think...)
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