Evo or Scooby?

A forum dedicated to quick Japanese motors

Moderator: Moderators

Given the choice, which car would you choose?

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
16
76%
Subaru Impreza STI
5
24%
 
Total votes : 21

Re: Evo or Scooby?

Postby Myfeckin FTO » Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:45 am

Johnk wrote:Did we not put this to bed yesterday when a Scooby left everything behind not sure what it's 1/4 mile was but it done 0-60 in 3.18 s evo just couldn't get near it


RA Scooby had a built engine - conrods, pistons, camshaft etc etc - 550bhp. Fantastic car - not really fair to compare a car that had 10's of thousands spent to a standardish Evo 8 with a clutch on the way out.

The best cars are always parked in the 1/4 mile paddock - not the show and shine - its a pity in one way that they don't allow people a chance to view the drag cars and see the lengths some guys go to for a quick time. I really like the 1/4 mile paddock if only to get a chance to talk to some true petrol heads.
Image
User avatar
Myfeckin FTO
Forever Ticking Over
Forever Ticking Over
 
Posts: 5307
Joined: Wed Apr 28, 2004 2:19 am
Location: Clare/Limerick

Re: Evo or Scooby?

Postby Johnk » Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:03 am

You had to let the cat out of the bag Shane was trying to rub some of them up the wrong way for a day or 2 :D Some car it was 8)
metro,micra,escort,sti,fto gpx,fto gx
User avatar
Johnk
FTO is my new religion
FTO is my new religion
 
Posts: 515
Joined: Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:29 am
Location: Carlow

Re: Evo or Scooby?

Postby Dragonheart » Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:47 am

Ah heres a question I wanted to ask actually, the RA Scooby, whats the major difference about it. Is it the same as what I call a P1 Scooby? I see them for sale over here and was wondering.
User avatar
Dragonheart
Forever Ticking Over
Forever Ticking Over
 
Posts: 3021
Joined: Fri Aug 25, 2006 12:38 pm
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Re: Evo or Scooby?

Postby gary d » Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:42 pm

You'll find the answer to your question a ScoobyIreland.com
99 Subaru Impreza Turbo, 95 Mitsubishi FTO gpx, 2000 Nissan Micra.
User avatar
gary d
I'm addicted to my FTO
I'm addicted to my FTO
 
Posts: 774
Joined: Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:10 pm
Location: BELFAST

Re: Evo or Scooby?

Postby CJ » Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:46 pm

I've been considering getting another practical car at some point (come back VR-4, all is forgiven!) and the Evo VII is on the list. Why the 7 says you? The reason is I'm not a fan of standard evo bonnet \ spoiler combo for lots of reasons but swapping in a bonnet and spoiler from a VII GTA is childs play.

Image

Downside: Its looks like a standard Lancer \ its not to everyones taste \ its an Evo
Upside: street sleeper \ shams in EG Civics leave you alone \ its an Evo

Opinions?

CJ
User avatar
CJ
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 9081
Joined: Mon Feb 24, 2003 4:44 pm
Location: Dublin 15

Re: Evo or Scooby?

Postby colm_mcm » Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:52 pm

But the standard Lancer from that era has this front end...
The FMIC is a bit of a giveaway too :D

Image
Image
colm_mcm
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 5990
Joined: Fri Nov 10, 2006 9:09 pm
Location: Location, Location

Re: Evo or Scooby?

Postby Myfeckin FTO » Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:37 pm

Yeah - I can see why you'd rather not have that bonnet - but I'd also completely remove the rear spoiler, debadge and go for an ultra clean look. Set of Eibach springs or coilovers and it would finish the look nicely.
The FMIC, the stance and the big brembos would be enough clues for knowledgeable petrol-heads.
Image
User avatar
Myfeckin FTO
Forever Ticking Over
Forever Ticking Over
 
Posts: 5307
Joined: Wed Apr 28, 2004 2:19 am
Location: Clare/Limerick

Re: Evo or Scooby?

Postby TopCat » Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:41 pm

Myfeckin FTO wrote:... but I'd also completely remove the rear spoiler, debadge and go for an ultra clean look...


What? Thats not like your style at all.... :P
User avatar
TopCat
Fight The Octopus!
Fight The Octopus!
 
Posts: 1559
Joined: Thu Feb 14, 2008 12:41 am
Location: Here be Monsters

Re: Evo or Scooby?

Postby miss-enzo » Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:21 pm

Johnk wrote:Did we not put this to bed yesterday when a Scooby left everything behind not sure what it's 1/4 mile was but it done 0-60 in 3.18 s evo just couldn't get near it



not true...... well the 0-60 was slower but a girl (danni) in her evo did the 1/4 mile 2 yrs ago and got 11.something seconds for the time.....


i dunno which id get if i had to...... suppose it would depend on what im looking for daily driver/drag car/wkend driver?
looks wise evo wins everytime..... scooby just doesnt do it for me! :D
My FTO is for sale viewtopic.php?f=4&t=12725
Image
User avatar
miss-enzo
My other car's an FTO...as well
My other car's an FTO...as well
 
Posts: 915
Joined: Sat Aug 19, 2006 10:13 am
Location: Dungarvan

Re: Evo or Scooby?

Postby elaine » Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:13 pm

Could be wrong but think there was a Scooby that done it around the 10s mark two or maybe 3 year's ago down there just goes to show that these car are more or less the same but the more money you put into them the faster they will be, I like the old Scooby the 4 or 5 but the Evo 7 or 8 is also very nice, As ye know John had a Scooby which was nice and quick but dew to that would go for the Evo 7 or the R34
User avatar
elaine
Nothing comes between me and my FTO
Nothing comes between me and my FTO
 
Posts: 643
Joined: Tue Jan 03, 2006 4:57 pm
Location: carlow

Previous

Return to Japanese Performance

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

cron