An FB joke and a pretty bad one at that, but seems like a good thing to tell the bechaari Evo, "Its all your fault that you ended up like this! Had you pulled your third gears well enough, had you run the 180 that you were supposed to in teh sand, had you at least been as fast as your sister married in Multan, had you beaten the old man's supari at qualification, all this would never had happened! We hate to say this but: iss se to behtar thaa ke tum Toyota paida howee hoti!" Haha: I kill me !
Anyways, crap jokes aside, the thing is finally all together and it seems to be happening at long last! The dampener on the festivities is that once the 2JZ has begun to show its GTE colors, the stock Evo clutch has put in an application for an early retirement! On full throttle, the slippage starts with the first turbo coming on to full spool and there on its a matter of seconds before you can possibly roast the whole thing unless you ease off the accelerator. Nevertheless, still possible to drive it in a decently upbeat manner if your careful enough. It sounds very nice with the straight pipe exhaust, the temperature seems to hold well and the intercooler (although not ideal) is enabling a decent enough kick for the time being! Finally, the balance of the car is pretty much intact from what I can gather and it seems to be only about half an inch or so lower at the front than stock engine! Quite easy to ignore progress made when your in the thick of it, but by all means its been no small affair! Maashallah, touch wood happy that we made it this far without any major debacles. Am confident now that Qasim & Team will Inshallah be able to re-turn the 101 back on the podiums! Must admit here that if not amongst the many skeptics, I was definitely one sitting on the fence on this project