VADER VR-4... THE LEGENDARY TRANSFORMATION
Everyone has been asking about all the modifications we've made to our Mitsubishi VR-4 project car. Due to all the requests, we decided to make this page for the ultimate reference guide to the entire VR-4 build.
Look at that paint! little did this car know, it was about to get lots of love
This was the state of our 1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT when we first purchased the car. The suspension was old, the paint was completely thrashed, and the car was overdue for a complete maintenance overhaul. We bought the car with the intentions of completely reviving it and making it perform better than ever.
We wanted to ensure this car had good "bones" to kick off a project, so we checked the engine health by doing a compression check. Things checked out great! The car was a great starting point to a throtl build.
Mechanically, we gave the the engine a refresh with a massive maintenance job (timing belt, water pump, tensioners, etc...) While we had the engine out, we upgraded the turbo's, fuel injectors, and intercooler piping. We also took the time to clean up and paint other parts like the valve cover and intake manifold.
Aesthetically, we gave the car a fresh paint job, tinted windows, and replaced the old interior pieces. For modifications we lowered the car on Megan coilovers, put on some Advan wheels, and gave it a full Tanabe exhaust.
The car has come a long way and we are vey excited to get it past 400 wheel horsepower! Check out the mod list attached below for all the modifications and videos made on the car. To see what's next for the VR-4, make sure to subscribe to the youtube channel for the latest content. If you want to watch the whole build process check out the playlist we made HERE. It will keep you occupied for hours.
VR-4 MOD LIST:
- Stoptech brake kit and custom painted calipers
- Megan Racing coilovers
- Advan RS wheels
- New black paint Job
- Window tint (%15) and headlight restoration
- Custom evil eyes by Flyryde
- Engine refresh (oem timing belt, tensioners, water pump, seals, gaskets)
- Upgraded spark plug wires and NGK spark plugs
- Turbo Lab America turbo's (20t 47.2 X 58mm compressor wheel. td04hl 9 blade turbine wheel 45.6 X 52mm)
- Turbo smart boost gauge
- AEM wideband gauge
- Falken Azenis RT615K Tires
- Jester ECU
- Injector Dynamics fuel injectors (1050cc)
- DW400 fuel pump/ with 3sx hotwire kit
- CX Racing Intercooler kit with BOV
- Corbeau Evolution Racing Seats
- ACC Black Carpet Kit
- Retrospec Carbon Fiber Gurney Flip and 99 sail panels
- Dyno tuned to 4XXwhp
- Action Stage 3 Clutch
- K&N cone filter
- Tenabe medallion exhaust
- 3sx Downpipe
- Infinity sound system
- 3sx Radiator
- GTO Pedals
- Upgraded Stereo
We are super thankful to be working on this car and even more excited to give it away to one of our throtl VIP members. If you want to win the throtl Vader VR-4 or other builds like it join throtl VIP HERE.