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Jason Crooks did a magnificent build on this Evo. His attention to detail is of the utmost quality.
This has been one fun project. This car came back from the DSM/Evo Shootout 2014 in August with a head gasket blown in Ohio. Didn't bother with it there, and just waited to deal with it when it got home. Needless to say, it ended up getting an MKC CNC ported head, balance & blueprinted the short block assembly with Manley Turbo-Tuff I-beams, and Wiseco 9.5:1 E85 pistons. Forced Performance Super94 mated to the long block via JMF manifold.
This 2.3L is cranking out nearly 740 all-wheel torque!!! Watch for this street monster.
It was a long road for Modified by KC this year on the drag racing circuit. Started out the year with some new goals, & new idea's for the car. Set those idea's on paper, & soon to the fabrication table. Thanks to Sheepey Built, we were able to get the manifold & intercooler setup to set the foundation for the rest of the build process. Once the BorgWarner 72mm turbo from Full-Race was set in place via the Sheepey Built manifold, we were able to fabricate the 4" exhaust & dump tube to exit the hood for more downforce on the front end going down the track.
Got the intercooler setup on the weight bars, which almost seemed to be built for the car. Fabricated the intercooler piping with Vibrant's Vanjen clamp assemblies. Started the project with a GM LS3 DBW throttle body, being controlled via ProEFI. Quickly realized that the DBW throttle body did NOT like anything over 40psi of boost pressure. Went back to the MoTec M800 (the only way to go), along with the cable throttle body, & new motor. Found we were in real business with this setup!
Modified by KC was able to make it to some "Test 'N Tune" events at Heartland Park Topeka, & was able to get some great data out of the car. Ran a 9.37 @ 165mph, & backed it up with a 9.66 @ 165mph. This gave us the confidence and passes that we needed to know that we had what it takes to run with the "big dogs".
Modified by KC made their debut appearance at World Cup Finals Imports vs. Domestics 2014 and represented Kansas City well. Right off the trailer at "Test 'N Tune" the Super-Street FWD Civic ran a 9.37 @ 167mph. First Round Qualifying ran 9.02 @ 170mph, sat in 17th place. 2nd Round Qualifying tripped lights when popped out of gear, fell to 19th place. 3rd Round Qualifying ran 8.84 @ 175mph! We got our first 8 second pass!
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