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by merlin
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: 2008+ Turbo Performance
Topic: 2011 Ralliart turbo upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 833

Re: 2011 Ralliart turbo upgrade

For the sort of power goal you mentioned, the stock EvoX turbo with a decent intercooler will do just fine. An ExoX or HDi intercooler will do nicely. Most so called cold air intakes for your car are rubbish and a pod filter setup is not the best option. The stock airbox is fine with a Cosworth filt...
by merlin
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: 1973 to Present - Lancer History & Performance
Topic: 1974 GSR Lancer
Replies: 61
Views: 17666

Re: 1974 GSR Lancer

What engine, gearbox and diff is this sweetie going to get?
by merlin
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: WIDE BODY RALLIART!
Replies: 23
Views: 1459

Re: WIDE BODY RALLIART!

I like it!
by merlin
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: NEW MEMBERS
Topic: A/C compressor worth replacing?
Replies: 11
Views: 1644

Re: A/C compressor worth replacing?

^
What Darryl said.
by merlin
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Thinking of Buying a Lancer?
Topic: looking at buying
Replies: 7
Views: 3670

Re: looking at buying

The slow launch thing is eliminated with a good tune.
Lancers dont need much modding to wake them up.
Which, when I think about it, has always been the case with Mitsi engines right back to the 1400 Saturn engine vintage 1972.
by merlin
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: ClubCJ Talk
Topic: Merlin TUNING REPORT
Replies: 2
Views: 3178

Re: Merlin TUNING REPORT

This particular car achieved higher engine load figures than the stock setup typically achieves, so possibly yes. It did have a better exhaust system so that is a contributing factor too. It certainly did not cause any negative effects, however I think the filter could be replaced with a larger unit...
by merlin
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: ClubCJ Talk
Topic: Merlin TUNING REPORT
Replies: 2
Views: 3178

Merlin TUNING REPORT

Tuning Report, Thursday October 4th: Had an enjoyable tuning session with a chap from QLD in his 4B11-5MT Lancer. He has fitted his car with an AEM intake system, one I have never tuned before. As some of you will know I am generally not a fan of of aftermarket "cold air intakes" as they s...
by merlin
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Your Perfect Ten Car Garage?
Replies: 19
Views: 2021

Re: Your Perfect Ten Car Garage?

This is tricky, and I am with Darryl on a lot of this, but here goes: 1 Audi R8 - because you need something with style and sound 2 Mk2 Ford Escort Grp4 - just because 3 Lancia Stratos - anything I say here will be superfluous 5 Something I can tune and hotrod to the max for hill climbing etc eg Mit...
by merlin
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: ClubCJ Talk
Topic: Where do we go from here?
Replies: 13
Views: 1836

Re: Where do we go from here?

Thanks for your efforts keeping clubcj alive Justin, I certainly appreciate it.

And, cheers Troy for stepping up to bat.
by merlin
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Videos & Reviews
Topic: NA lancer review
Replies: 10
Views: 5490

Re: NA lancer review

I never liked the feel or driving experience of the electric power steering models as I got no feedback through the wheel. The earlier models were ok and a set of decent rubber sorted most of the issues. One of our QLD members is doing insane track times in his NA Lancer, no handling issues there. S...
by merlin
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: NEW MEMBERS
Topic: Looking for advice for personalised plates
Replies: 8
Views: 1617

Re: Looking for advice for personalised plates

I would be surprised if you got $200 for them. Your typical Lancer owner is generally not flushed with frivolous spending cash - and definitely not if the wife gets to hear about it first.
by merlin
Mon May 22, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: South Australia & Northern Territory
Topic: EOI: SA Merlin tuning trip July/August 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 2312

Re: EOI: SA Merlin tuning trip July/August 2017

There are two tuning features I would like to be able to offer for this next trip: 1. Total elimination of the EGR function. 2. Elimination or tuning of the 2nd gear throttle limiter function. Now I am not 100% sure but I dont think this 2nd gear throttle limiter is present or active in the earlier ...
by merlin
Fri May 19, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Interstate ClubCJ Cruises, Meets & Events
Topic: Merlin Tuning - Brisbane April 2017
Replies: 34
Views: 7750

Re: Merlin Tuning - Brisbane April 2017

See you guys on Saturday at the Pinkenba Hotel, Eagle Farm Rd.
by merlin
Tue May 16, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: 2008+ Turbo Performance
Topic: Supercharging your Lancer (basic info)
Replies: 50
Views: 33460

Re: Supercharging your Lancer (basic info)

I will discuss it with you on Saturday.

There are many complications, but nothing hard work and/or dollars wont overcome.
by merlin
Mon May 15, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: 2008+ Turbo Performance
Topic: Supercharging your Lancer (basic info)
Replies: 50
Views: 33460

Re: Supercharging your Lancer (basic info)

Humans have been supercharging internal combustion engines for nearly 100 years now - don't ever bet "it cant be done"

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