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August 8, 2008
By Rob Einaudi
A new EVO owner was getting on the gas a bit when his accelerator pedal snapped off! Not exactly confidence inspiring… Get the full story at EvolutionM (via Jalopnik).
Posted at 9:01 am in EVO, Mitsubishi
Aug 30, 2008 at 10:36 pm
lots’a talkin here, just tell the dealership bout the pedal. and for bud, i, agree w/ you. good statement there bro.
Aug 12, 2008 at 4:04 am
For the record, I’ve seen more 4.6′s pop then, Cherries at a colledge party..All of these “imports” ..You speak of are the down side of the generation, D15′s an shit.. Thats like comparing a american V6.. in the class of a V8..When you get into B16′s up to B20′s.. With the JDM (Japanese domestic market)..Or after you build the car right..the power you can push out of something half the weight, with shorter axels.. Hondas only loose on drag tracks because of the movement of the weight, the car throws weight on the back tires, which lighten’s the front..it has nothing to do with lack of power..Just a imbalance that can be solved..Dont just hate something because of what you see in majoirity,..A good Honda is built with alot into the motor like a ported an polished intake manifold & head, with a reliable bottom end..A Vtec head..without one of those full flow systems, with no restriction,.. A hollowed out Kat. With a decent muffler not just a can, Helps hold them togather… I’ve seen honda’s melt the bottoms of the head from crank’n out mass RPM’s..I admit there is alot of bullshit hondas..But get under the hood of a real honda.. an its something to appreciate..
Aug 11, 2008 at 11:13 pm
ALL STEEL HERE EVEN MY BODY KIT IS ONE-OFF HAND FABRICATED
Aug 11, 2008 at 8:49 pm
Plastic is the prob, get an old car, back when they made them to last
Aug 11, 2008 at 8:43 pm
Agreed, if it had been a Nissan, wouldn’t have happened
Aug 11, 2008 at 7:44 pm
YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR IMPORT LOVERS. ILL ADMIT JAPAN HAS BETTER TECHNOLOGY BUT I LIKE KNOWING HALF THROTTLE IN MY GTO WILL OUT RUN JUST ABOUT ANY IMPORT, AND MY GAS PEDDLE WONT BREAK OFF.
Aug 11, 2008 at 4:05 pm
wouldn’t have happened if it were a nissan
Aug 11, 2008 at 12:17 am
and you really don’t need to “give it to the imports” look at half the shit you said, you can tell it’s total bullshit. i mean you used “import” and “reliability” in the same sentence.
ignorance is bliss buddy.
Aug 11, 2008 at 12:14 am
colby that’s you’re “one friend” when looking to a general public- in more instances than not you see the v8′s take priority.
for instance i too have a friend, 89′ mustang fastback- running low 8′s. and yes, i shit you not. they gave a drag inspired civic bubble 15 legnths on this guy at E town, and he still couldn’t win. and he’s probbably only invested about 40k into it.
Aug 11, 2008 at 12:09 am
i got a vortec stroker with 12:1 compression and ls1 and 4.6 aint nothing and the part cost the same to build as imports i like chevys but you still have to give it to imports though a 4cyl turns up alot faster than a v8 w/ by theory it should out run a v8 in an 8th and get better mpgs ( i was at the drag strip 1 night these 2 guys who are friends built cars to race each other the $ limit was 80,000 one had a 2002 corvette the other had a 98 honda civic in a 1/4 the honda out ran the vette by 4 lengths @ a 9.55 so….)
Aug 10, 2008 at 11:54 pm
ha – that sucks.
as for the argument
i’m agreeing with all the others supporting the American cars- v8 is just wayyyy more fun, and the main reason alot of the “import scene” likes their fart cannon hondas and stock 18+ second 1/4 miles is because they can’t afford anything better. i’m no hater, but all i see is you scion/honda/toyota lovers who buy those 4 door sedans, slap a wing on the back and think it’s hot shit. i fucking hate that. then when you try to race them on the road they dont even attempt to keep up because there all bark, no bite.
for those of you who are in the import scene and don’t believe me -
get behind the wheel of a V8 Mustang, Camaro, Charger, Challenger, GTO or whatever you choose- and tell me your dick dosent feel bigger.
you guys don’t know fun.
enjoy slapping another wing or afew more stickers on to gain back that ego.
Aug 10, 2008 at 10:39 pm
Yo First and Foremost some of you guys need to go to a grammer class and learn how to articulate your thoughts a little better.. Now with that said..
ImPort + AmerICan Muscle = Who CarES??
EvryOne know you can Both types of cars runn smooth 11′s so why spend the next 5 yrs arguing about it… MR AmERICaNS enjoY your V8′s
AsianS…. Enjoy Your RockeTS…
EVERYbODy.. JUSt GEt ALONG!!! =)
Aug 10, 2008 at 10:09 pm
“LS-1 and the 4.6 two most powerful economical and reliable engines.”
That is grammatically and factually ridiculous.
Aug 10, 2008 at 7:39 pm
look if you dont like mustangs thats your cup of tea but………….imports off the showroom floor dont get out of their way. you spend 40K on a new evo or sti and your only runin mid 13′s if your very lucky. they arnt even that good on gas. and they are ugly as hell the new sti looks like a civic and the evo is uglier than my butt after i take a poo. those are your two cars that all you import freeks put on a podium. GM and FORD are on their game. buy a mustang and youll get the best of everything and girls wont think your drivin a civic. imports are gay. LS-1 and the 4.6 two most powerful economical and reliable engines. and the working class man can afford them. stop trying to make imports fast just drive them to the corner store and forget it
Aug 10, 2008 at 7:37 pm
about the import vs American discussion. i used to be an import guy until i bought a 91 mustang. the two most important things no one talks about it which is more fun and where its made. more fun= V8 any day. forget having to pop the clutch to burn out. i literally have to try not to burn rubber. and 2 is its made in America. support the Japanese if you want. where the market crashes you’ll know why.
Aug 10, 2008 at 6:19 pm
That’s pretty damn shitty…
Aug 10, 2008 at 5:01 pm
Oh yea and their t.v’s suck too. I used to work at the plant.. DO NOT BUY MITSUBISHI TELEVISIONS
Aug 10, 2008 at 4:54 pm
lucky it wasn’t the brake pedal!!
Aug 10, 2008 at 4:35 pm
Aug 10, 2008 at 3:12 pm
What did you expect from a Mitsubishi? lol, they don’t hold a great reputation for most dependable or durable vehicles.
Aug 10, 2008 at 1:12 pm
he also might have got a better launch or even better tires they all help.
Aug 10, 2008 at 11:56 am
i’ve helped build plenty of mustang drag cars i just dont like them, I got a buddy who has an acura with 500hp @ front tires he owns a exotic car dealership he ran it with a gt40 and a shelby cobra both of those cars have right around 700hp @ the rear wheels and both of them only beat him by 1 car in a 1/4 and his little acura still gets 30mpg with the programer (ps. he has his own dyno)
Aug 10, 2008 at 2:57 am
hey colby where do you get your facts from? oh shit i also forgot to tell you im a tech at a ford dealership.for you to tell me that an import is more advanced than a mustang makes me laugh! personaly i think all this new networked car tech shit in cars is gay. i would love to have you sit behind our manufacturer diag equipment and just browse through this car. last mustangs are very reliable and have no issues with reliabilty 3v or 2v! these vehicles are very inexpensive to own.
Aug 10, 2008 at 2:12 am
y would you want a mustang?(if your fusing about imports) the new modles have v8s that are only 4.6′s they have dual overhead cams (like imports) they have coilovers(like imports) almost the whole car is plastic or fiber glass (like imports) The only things that make imports rate higer than mustangs (besides being a ford) they dont have nowhere near the technoligy or reliability as import
Aug 10, 2008 at 2:09 am
This one sucks!!! I don’t believe Mitsubishi did this for weight reduction. For production cost reduction maybe. He should try slamming on the brake pedal while at a standstill to see if it’s breakable plastic too. Damn sucks!!!
Aug 10, 2008 at 2:04 am
should’ve bout a toyota even with 15hp takin away they are still dominating nascar so all yall muscle car worshippers may as well hang it up as soon as they make a turbo charged supra with the 5.7 liter people will be saying corwho
Aug 9, 2008 at 8:02 pm
dont worry i also like GM. new 3v mustang 20k brand new, runs 13.30 out the box. oh yeah the gas pedal in that is plastic too. so go brag to all your friends that your ugly ass civic si gets 25mpg and needs a hope and a prayer to go 15′s
Aug 9, 2008 at 7:46 pm
Aug 9, 2008 12:15:39 PM
“ps if you want somthin new fast economical and will not break the bank……. a new mustang is the only way to go. all imports are gay gay gay! a focus is alot faster than an evo without a gas pedal!”
WOW… thats all I have to say… I was going to put you in your place but I don’t think I could say anything that would make you seem any dumber. Thanks for the laugh.
Aug 9, 2008 at 7:15 pm
ps if you want somthin new fast economical and will not break the bank……. a new mustang is the only way to go. all imports are gay gay gay! a focus is alot faster than an evo without a gas pedal!
Aug 9, 2008 at 7:05 pm
at least the pad on the pedal is metal! lol. plastic gas pedals are a pretty common thing.
Aug 9, 2008 at 4:02 pm
LOL weight reduction taken too far.
Aug 9, 2008 at 2:39 pm
Yea Like Stewart Said “Atleast it wasnt the brake pedal”
In my old car my gas pedal got stuck down and i immediately
started to speed up, so i had to stick my foot under it and
pull it back up before i ran this stopsign.
Aug 9, 2008 at 1:29 pm
Aug 9, 2008 at 8:12 am
pedals outa plastic wow geniuses i dont like those evos i like the older version evo 8
Aug 9, 2008 at 6:56 am
shoulda bought a chevy how good could the company that made my tv be at makin cars thats a bad desision to buy mitsu cars
Aug 9, 2008 at 4:22 am
wouldn’t have happened in a honda….
Aug 8, 2008 at 9:18 pm
i guess he did really have a heavy foot
(refering to Fast and The Furious at eclipse owner brian)
Aug 8, 2008 at 6:43 pm
Is that one of those no LOTE (Life on the Edge) systems I’ve been hearing so much about? Looks innovative
Aug 8, 2008 at 5:27 pm
And you people bitch about domestics!
Aug 8, 2008 at 5:21 pm
I see a competitor for the EcoPedal:D
Aug 8, 2008 at 3:42 pm
wow what a pos
Aug 8, 2008 at 2:58 pm
for some reason, it doesnt make sense to me to use PLASTIC on the three parts of the the car that will take as much abuse as anything…the pedal arms.
Aug 8, 2008 at 2:45 pm
That’ll be the next recall to hit Mitsu dealerships.
Aug 8, 2008 at 2:38 pm
I’ve read that those cars were on the cheap side, but that’s crazy to have the gas pedal break off.
Aug 8, 2008 at 12:33 pm
Will you please help me to understand more about these pedals. This is not much clear about these pedals from pictures..
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Aug 8, 2008 at 11:58 am
At least it wasn’t the brake pedal.
Or is that the next one to go???…
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