Evo Xstacy

Much of my young-adult life I was often told “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” I suppose it was expected to know what you want to do as soon as you could compose the thought. Myself, like many others, even as adults float(ed), degreed and competent, unsure as to what we’d like to do for a career, a job for a life time, that area people often find themselves in between. You know, after the rock and before that other hard place. I mean it’s not that I don’t exactly know what I want to do, it’s just getting there that often presents challenges, like giving up on your dream and believe me I never want to short change myself. Regardless, unlike myself, Braden Smith knew immediately upon the debut of the Mitsubishi Evolution X that he’d soon have one of his own.

Buying parts before even owning the AWD Turbo menace sounds irrational to most but to Braden it was all in the plan. With an “out-the-door” price of $28,000 to spend, most dealerships laughed but one faithful day a California retailer welcomed the modest offer and soon he met the other love of his life don’t tell his fiance that!

With most of the bolt-ons, well, bolted-on, he is currently stock piling parts to execute stage two of this saga, engine internals. Personally street tuning the car, he’s been satisfied with the  current gains but the benefits of E85 have come into sight. After being harassed by the authorities while tuning the car on one of the few flat roads in Idaho, this month he’s scheduled for an AWD dyno appoint in Utah, 6 hours away! Dedication!


  • Forced Performance Black Turbo
  • 18PSI Internal Wastegate Actuator
  • Grimmspeed Electronic 3 Port Boost Solenoid
  • FIC1100cc Injectors
  • ACT Clutch and Pressure Plate
  • Aeromotive 340LPH Fuel Pump
  • ATP Front Mount Intercooler
  • Tial 50mm BOV
  • Agency Power Ex Manifold (Ceramic Coated)
  • Tein springs on OEM coilovers
  • Ultimate Racing Upper Intercooler Piping
  • Ultimate Racing Lower Intercooler Piping
  • Rexpeed Downpipe
  • Sparco 4 Point Cam Lock Harnesses
  • AMS Harness Bar
  • Speed Circuit Test Pipe
  • ETS Intake
  • K&N Filter
  • Hawk HPS Pads
  • Catch Can
  • AEM Wideband
  • Prosport Boost gauge
  • EvoScan 7″ Parameter LCD
  • HKS Turbo Timer
  • MMSC Navi
  • JL 10″ WX Sub
  • Rockford Fosgate Amp
  • Rexpeed Carbon Fiber Canards
  • XXR 18″
  • Rexpeed A Pillar pod
  • 6000k HID Lows and Highs
  • 6000k HID Fogs
  • 3″ Catback
  • Custom Fabbed headlights by me
  • Boomba Racing Oil Cap
  • 13% Tint
  • Tuned Open Source by me via ECUFlash and Evoscan.

“Special thanks to Tephra and all the many other members of the evo community helping progress the limits of these cars further. ”

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