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Brandon Smith: 2012 Mitsubishi Evolution

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Brandon Smith once owned an Evo 8, but when he sold it, he wasn't quite ready to leave the Evo family. In 2014, he picked up the 2012 Mitsubishi Evolution you see here, and got to work. After a set-back and a blown motor on an E85 build, he decided to hold off on the engine work for a little while and focus on the car's aesthetics.

Owner: Brandon Smtih
Location: San Diego, CA
Vehicle: 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR
Horsepower: 350 (estimated)
Club: Team Hybrid

SOCIAL:
Facebook: Koty Smith
Instagram: @evo_nessa

Written by Adam Gordon.
Photography by Brandon Smith.

Brandon Smith 2012 Mitsubishi Evolution TBGLIVE1

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE:
HKS filter
Cobb inlet tube

EXHAUST:
J2 Engineering cat-back

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS:
Accessport V2

Brandon Smith 2012 Mitsubishi Evolution TBGLIVE8

WHEELS & TIRES:
Miro 398 wheels - 18x9.5 +20 (f/r)
Dunlop Direzza ZII tires - 265/35/18 (f/r)
Tire stickers

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION:
Stock struts w/ Swift sport springs

Brandon Smith 2012 Mitsubishi Evolution TBGLIVE4

EXTERIOR:
Vinyl wrapped Avery dark grey gloss
Voltex front lip and splitter
Rexspeed carbon fiber canards
Sickspeed dual horns-red
Roof vortex generator
Allfit side splitter
Custom retrofit quad demon eye headlights with 5000k hid
LED tail lights

LIGHTING:
Full RGB headlight lens
LED interior lighting
LED side running light

INTERIOR:
NRG weighted shift knob
Custom carbon arm rest
Vinyl wrapped interior trim
Painted double-DIN

AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA:
Pioneer AVH-5600BT head unit
Polk Audio door speakers and tweeters
Kicker 500.2 amplifier
Kicker Comp VR 12-inch subwoofer

Brandon Smith 2012 Mitsubishi Evolution TBGLIVE10

COMPETITION EVENTS, CLASSES & AWARDS:
EAF 2017

FAVORITE MODIFICATION:
"Favorite modification was the headlight retrofit because it was such a long process to do. There isn't a lot of detailed write-ups when I did it. When I finally completed them and put them in it really took the car to a new level."

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS:
Victory Function front and rear wide fenders
Airlift air suspension
ETS full intercooler and piping
ETS intake
Delicious Tuning e-85 conversion

SPONSORS:
Kings of JDM
Seek Clothing Line

Brandon Smith 2012 Mitsubishi Evolution TBGLIVE5