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Frank Mirabelli

Frank Mirabelli 2003 Mitsubishi Evolution VIII TBGLIVE 1

Frank Mirabelli has always been a fan of Formula One and Mitsubishi, and says he wanted his build to reflect his passion for both. Having already logged plenty of hours in the past playing Gran Turismo with the GTO and FTO, a 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII was an instinctive choice. Mirabelli has brought his dream to life by sparing no expense towards the Evo’s style and performance. He’s even gone as far as building a custom wide body kit with his own two-hands and also has plans to deck the entire interior with carbon fiber.

Owner: Frank Mirabelli
Location: Monroe, Washington, USA
Vehicle: 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII
Horsepower: 500 hp
Club: FSX Racing

SOCIAL:
Facebook: FSX Racing
Instagram: fsx_racing

Photography by ATK Productions, Frank Morono, 1050 Photography, Stancewars, Masai.

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ENGINE & PERFORMANCE:
English Racing 4G64 LR 2.4L
Wiseco 1400HD 9:1 pistons
Precision Turbo & Engine GT35R turbocharger
TiAL 44mm ceramic coated wastegate
Manley Performance H Tuff beam steel connecting rods 
ARP (rod bolts, main studs, flywheel bolts, head studs)
ACL bearings
Unorthodox Racing Lightweight Pulley Kit 
Forced Performance DSM hotside
OE oil pump w/ balance shaft delete and 100mm crankshaft
Gates Racing blue timing belt
Evodan (serpentine belt w/ tensioner delete, idler pulley, titanium hardware) 
ER street port
GSC Power Division (R2 camshafts, titanium retainer, intake valves, +1mm exhaust valves) 
HKS cam gears
Kiggly HLA pressure regulator and Beehive valve springs
Zaklee clear cam gear cover
Wrinkle black powder coated valve cover
F5 Racing billet aluminum cam sensor cover

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EXHAUST:
Shearer Fabrications ceramic coated long runner manifold
Buschur Racing (ceramic coated dump tube, ceramic coated O2 housing, downpipe)
RRE Stealth exhaust

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS:
AEM EMS Series 2 ECU
Prosport 150 PSI oil pressure gauge and boost gauge
Autometer Cobalt Full Sweep gauge; (oil temperature, water temperature, fuel pressure)
Blitz Turbo Timer FATT
Zeitronix (LCD, EGT, wideband AFR, TPS sensors, boost)

DRIVELINE:
Advanced Clutch Technology XTSS w/ StreetLite flywheel
B&M short shifter
Buschur Racing shifter base and cable bushings
Stage 1 A&A transmission with Synchrotech carbon synchros

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WHEELS & TIRES:
Cosmis Racing XT-206R - 18x11 +8 (f/r)
Falken FK453 - 295/30/18 (f/r)

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CHASSIS & SUSPENSION:
Robispec JIC Magic FLT-A2 coilovers and top hats
H&R adjustable sway bar (r) w/ stout mounts
DC Sports titanium strut bar (f/r)
Cusco power brace (f)
Godspeed Performance; (sway bar (f), adjustable lower control arms (r), tow arms (r))
Ultra Racing fender braces (f)
Perrin LCA PSRS bushings (f) and sway bar end links (r)
Whiteline (sway bar end links (f), trailing arm (r), upper control arm brushing)
SuperPro Roll Center Correction Kit

BRAKES:
Centric slotted, knife edged rotors
Performance Friction brake pads
Goodridge G-Stop stainless brake lines

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EXTERIOR:
Evo IX headlight conversion
Evo VII JDM taillights
Evo IX JDM bumper conversion (r)
Varis Evo IX JDM diffuser (r)
Rexpeed carbon fiber; (vortex generator, shorty antenna, Type-C spoiler) 
Seibon CW-style carbon fiber hood
Sparco blue hood pins
APR Performance GTC-500 adjustable wing
FSX Racing mounts and carbon fiber block off plates
Carbon fiber end plates
ED VT-X bumper (f) and under tray (f) w/ FSX Racing mods
APR NACA carbon fiber brake duct
Voltex fender flares (f) and side skirt w/ FSX Racing mods
FSX Racing; (Carbon fiber canards (f/r), diffuser end plates (r), splitter w/ end plates, widow vents (r). Widebody Kit (r))
Ralliart carbon fiber mirrors w/ FSX Racing carbon fiber triangles
Blue billet aluminum tow hooks (f/r)

INTERIOR:
Sparco (4-point, 3-inch competition harnesses, harness bar w/ FSX Racing clip mounts, competition wheel w/ Button Kit)
Rexpeed carbon fiber arm rest and E-brake
AMS delrin shift knob
FSX Racing carbon fiber (trunk floor, C-pillars, B-Pillars, speaker deck (r), center console, dash accents, ash tray)
Drake Quick Release Fire Extinguisher Kit
Viper 5701 alarm system

AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA:
Radio Relocation Kit w/ flip-screen and GPS

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COMPETITION EVENTS, CLASSES & AWARDS:
2015 Forum Fest - Best Mitsubishi
2015 DriftCon - Best Mitsubishi
2015 IFO - Best Mitsubishi
2015 Formula Drift Offset Kings - Best Race/Track
2015 NWN Shootout at Evergreen Speedway - Best Race/Track
2015 HIN: Evergreen - 5th Overall in Show, 1st Place AWD AutoX
2015 Evergreen AutoX - 1st Place AWD R Compound, 3rd Place AWD Street Tires (2x)

FAVORITE MODIFICATION:
Handmade wide body kit

SPONSORS:
N/A

SHOPS / MECHANICS:
FSX Racing

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