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    2008+ Turbo Guide For Manual/CVT Naturally Aspirated Lancers 

    We get questions all the time about people wanting to turbo their Lancers whether it be manuals or CVT’s. So I am taking the time to write this thread as detailed as possible with the help of Scott Cowden.

    This guide is not 100% done and will be updated with more details and pictures!!!

    UPDATED!!!! 4/11/2018

    UPDATED!!!! 6/16/2018

    UPDATED!!!! 8/31/2018

    If you guys have any information late is not listed, feel free to just post them and we will review them.

    Computer Hardware and Software:

    EcuFlash
    EvoScan
    Tactrix Open Port 2.0 Cable (No Adapters)
    Windows Laptop

    Recommend Monitoring Hardware for Car:

    Boost Gauge
    Wideband AEM (30-4110) UEGO Air/Fuel Ratio Gauge
    Wire the AEM gauge for logging with EvoScan (If you are tuning with us, all you need to worry about is Part I) (Might merge the wire to our forum.)

    Recommend ECU for Lancer:

    2008 – 2009 Can use STOCK ECU that came with the lancer, BUT sometimes the Lancer will not take and only then a Turbo ECU is needed.
    2010+ HAS to use a Turbo ECU, stock ECU WILL NOT work. You would need to pull the ROM off your ECU and send it to us to see if you can Turbo or not.
    Lancers that needs Turbo ECU, your VIN number needs to written to the ECU. (We provide that service)

    Recommend Turbo Setup for Manual 11-11.5psi Max:

    OEM RA or Evo X Turbo/exhaust manifold/02 housing/downpipe/inlet elbow/wastegate M10 X 1.25 turbo STUDS if not included with turbo (remember they either all have to be RA or all Evo. Can’t mix and match)
    Wastegate – RA turbo setup wastegate will work just fine, X turbo setup wastegate WILL NOT work (TOO much boost) and an aftermarket replacement 10psi wategate will be needed
    Boost Controller – Is NOT needed for RA turbo setup, X turbo setup WILL needed a MBC to raise the boost unless to you want stay at 10psi
    Recirculating BOV – Aftermarket or OEM (has to be recirculating, can’t release to atmosphere)
    BOV return hose
    Intercooler – Cheapest is OEM but can go aftermarket
    Intercooler Piping – UICP can be OEM, LICP It fits but not great but it works if you have the stock intake manifold, so it would be up to you if you want to custom or modify to fit properly
    Intercooler Piping Part 2 – If you use the Evo X Intake Manifold with the Evo X TB the LICP will fit just fine without custom fitting the LICP.
    Clutch – OEM WILL need to be replaced at some point, personally my clutch only lasted 2000 miles (2009 lancer) before it started slipping. But, one of our customers (2011) lasted just over a year, so it’s not IF the OEM will fail it’s WHEN. We both using Clutch Masters
    Intake – OEM intake tube with an after market air filter is cheapest, but any Evo X or RA intake will work. If you go OEM, remember the MAF housing
    MAP Sensor – RA/X OEM or Omni 3 Bar MAP sensor (replaces stock 1 bar sensor on the intake manifold).
    Injectors – OEM Evo X or RA injectors (If bought used we recommend to have them tested and cleaned Injector Service)
    Fuel Pump – RA/X OEM fuel pump or AEM 50-1220
    Wideband – (Listed Above)
    Boost Gauge – (Listed Above)
    Spark Plugs – (.22-.25 GAP) NGK Two step colder (recommend) 08-10 2.0L BKR8EIX IX, 08-10 2.0L BKR8EIX IX, 09-17 2.4L BKR7EIX IX.  Sometimes two step colder is not available, so One step is needed 08-10 2.0L BKR7EIX IX, 09-10 2.4L BKR6EIX IX, 11-17 2.0L BKR7E-11 IX, 08-10 2.0L BKR7EIX IX, 09-10 2.4L BKR6EIX IX, 11-17 2.0L BKR7E-11 IX
    TD04 or TD05 – Oil/water fittings kit (depending on which turbo you have)
    Fittings – 8AN weld on bung (Ralliart turbo), or 10 AN weld on bung (Evo turbo), this is for the oil return line to the oil pan.
    All necessary gaskets, bolts, nuts, the little things that are too many to list but should be obvious as you install (Maybe I’ll list them)

    Recommend Turbo Setup for CVT 5-6, 7psi Max:

    OEM RA or Evo X Turbo/exhaust manifold/02 housing/downpipe/inlet elbow/wastegate M10 X 1.25 turbo STUDS if not included with turbo (remember they either all have to be RA or all Evo. Can’t mix and match)
    Wastegate – RA/X turbo setup stock wastegate WILL NOT work (TOO much boost) and an aftermarket replacement 4.4psi will be needed RA wastegate (small modification will need to be done to ONE of the bolt wholes, pics and details soon), X wastegate
    Transmission Cooler –  Mishimoto WITH fan has a great one, but any aftermarket WITH fan is fine. Most will required custom brackets, but that’s super easy to do. You can either replace the stock one or double up, you can use the stock on and the aftermarket at the same time WITH fan (pics and details soon).
    Boost Controller – A MBC is need to raise the boost unless to you want stay at 4.4psi
    Recirculating BOV – Aftermarket or OEM (has to be recirculating, can’t release to atmosphere)
    BOV return hose
    Intercooler – Cheapest is OEM but can go aftermarket
    Intercooler Piping – UICP can be OEM, LICP needs to be custom (pics and details soon). 135 degree 2.5” tube to connect LICP tube to throttle body
    Intake – OEM intake tube with an after market air filter is cheapest, but any Evo X or RA intake will work. If you go OEM, remember the MAF housing
    MAP Sensor – RA/X OEM or Omni 3 Bar MAP sensor (replaces stock 1 bar sensor on the intake manifold).
    Injectors – OEM Evo X or RA injectors (If bought used we recommend to have them tested and cleaned Injector Service)
    Fuel Pump – RA/X OEM fuel pump or AEM 50-1220
    Wideband – (Listed Above)
    Boost Gauge – (Listed Above)
    Spark Plugs – (.22-.25 GAP) NGK Two step colder (recommend) 08-10 2.0L BKR8EIX IX, 09-10 2.4L BKR7EIX IX, 08-10 2.0L BKR8EIX IX, 09-17 2.4L BKR7EIX IX. Sometime two step colder is not available so One step is needed 08-10 2.0L BKR7EIX IX, 09-10 2.4L BKR6EIX IX, 11-17 2.0L BKR7E-11 IX, 08-10 2.0L BKR7EIX IX, 09-10 2.4L BKR6EIX IX, 11-17 2.0L BKR7E-11 IX
    TD04 or TD05 – Oil/water fittings kit (depending on which turbo you have)
    Fittings – 8an weld on bung (Ralliart turbo) or 10 an weld on bung (Evo turbo), this is for the oil return line to the oil pan
    All necessary gaskets, bolts, nuts, the little things that are too many to list but should be obvious as you install (Maybe I’ll list them)

    Quick, Easy and Expensive Way:
    Please still refer to the list above whether you have MT or CVT for Boost, Trans Cooler and Clutch Options.

    RRM Kit (7psi version for Manual) – Full bolt-on kit ready to go, just ditch the piggyback and 5th injector and get a tune from us.
    ECU – Please use the recommend ECU for your year from the information above.
    Boost Controller – A MBC is need to raise the boost unless to you want stay at 7psi.
    Injectors – OEM Evo X or RA injectors (If bought used we recommend to have them tested and cleaned Injector Service).
    MAP Sensor – RA/X OEM or Omni 3 Bar MAP sensor (replaces stock 1 bar sensor on the intake manifold).
    Fuel Pump – RA/X OEM fuel pump or AEM 50-1220.
    Wideband – (Listed Above).
    Boost Gauge – (Listed Above).
    Spark Plugs – (.22-.25 GAP) NGK Two step colder (recommend) 08-10 2.0L BKR8EIX IX, 09-10 2.4L BKR7EIX IX, 08-10 2.0L BKR8EIX IX, 09-10 2.4L BKR7EIX IX. Sometime two step colder is not available so One step is needed 08-10 2.0L BKR7EIX IX, 09-10 2.4L BKR6EIX IX, 11-17 2.0L BKR7E-11 IX, 08-10 2.0L BKR7EIX IX, 09-10 2.4L BKR6EIX IX, 11-17 2.0L BKR7E-11 IX

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    Great write up!  I used an Evo X intake manifold and the LICP fits right up with the throttle body!

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    Are you a Manual or CVT?

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    Manual

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    Great write up! I used an Evo X intake manifold and the LICP fits right up with the throttle body!

    Rumor has it that if you use the RA TB on the stock lancer intake then the LICP will fit just fine. I did not want to list because I was not sure. Also, you said are you using Evo X intake manifold as well with the Evo X TB or RA TB or Stock lancer TB? If can confirm that the those part are direct swap I will add them to list for manual.

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    I’m using an X TB also.  I’ll go snap some pictures for you guys.  We just found it was the best way to set it up without having to relocate battery and IC pipes fit well.

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    I’m using an X TB also. I’ll go snap some pictures for you guys. We just found it was the best way to set it up without having to relocate battery and IC pipes fit well.

    Thank you for the update and the main post has been updated with this info!

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    In my NA 4B12 I used a 6G75 MIVEC throttle. It is not a direct swap. You will have to eliminate the coolant passes. I just cut off the entire part with an angle grinder.

    Also you have to use the plastic part (sorry I don’t know how it’s called in English) from the OEM throttle. To fit it requires a few modifications.

    The four screws are bigger in the throttle, I used the Lancer OEM screws. This was two years ago, to this point, zero issues.

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    In my NA 4B12 I used a 6G75 MIVEC throttle. It is not a direct swap. You will have to eliminate the coolant passes. I just cut off the entire part with an angle grinder.

    Also you have to use the plastic part (sorry I don’t know how it’s called in English) from the OEM throttle. To fit it requires a few modifications.

    The four screws are bigger in the throttle, I used the Lancer OEM screws. This was two years ago, to this point, zero issues.

    Interesting, is this for both cvt and manual? Also do you have any pictures?

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    I don’t think it’s tranny dependant, but I have a manual.

    The only pictures I have on my phone are comparing the size.

    BTW, it is bigger than the intake.

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    I don’t think it’s tranny dependant, but I have a manual.

    The only pictures I have on my phone are comparing the size.

    BTW, it is bigger than the intake.

    Try reloading your picture, I up’ed the size limit and also .jfif is not supported try jpeg instead.

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    Pictures have been uploaded, can you see them.

    What else would you need a picture?

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    Pictures have been uploaded, can you see them.

    What else would you need a picture?

    I see them now, that a big difference. Nice.

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    it is worth to mention that if you replace your intake for evo X/RA intake manifold you MUST get the right bolts for it, being stock base lancer 10mm and evo X/RA 12MM. there’s no gains from swapping it as the air intake bore is the same diameter as the plastic one (but in this case, you can bore it bigger)

     

    ALSO, the stock Lancer fuel rail wont bolt onto the new intake manifold because bracket wont line up with bolt threads/holes on the intake, you have to either make a new bracket to adapt/sit the lancer fuel rail or use the evo X/RA fuel rail, and for that you must block off/remove/replace/not use the fuel pressure regulator because it has a vacuum line and fuel return line that would throw off the car’s fuel pressure.

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