After the drive from Sonoma, it was Tim to dig into the car and begin the process of building a 311RS. First, a few things we learned about the car on the drive home; It was beat! It ran pretty rough, the bumper didn't stay on, and suspension was blown out. But it was an Evo...so it had that going for it.
At Evasive, we had a set of JRZ RS1's, Volk CE28N's and Nitto NT05's waiting for us. These were the first parts I wanted to get on the car, for a few reasons. I knew fitment of the 285/35/18 NT05's would be tight. Mike at Evasive rolled the fenders straight away to help fit the beefy NT05's and 18x10.5 +18 CE28N's. The JRZ RS1's went on without issue, perfect. The story behind the Evo X RS1's is pretty cool - all of the data, testing and results gathered from my Evo X went directly into the development of the RS1's. That fact works perfectly with the theme of the 311RS!
With the wheels, tires and suspension installed it was time to get the car aligned. I had the alignment specs from my car on hand, Kel set the car up just as I specified. We obviously can't run the sort of camber I run on my Evo X now, but I had the settings from 2008 on hand and those worked perfectly.
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