DDon’t know which intake is the best for you Evo? How much power gains to expect, or which intake to go for short ram or long?  The whole car is built for performance and I’m going to help you extract that power from your engine.  Today you’ll know exactly what you need to do in improve your Evo’s performance on your car. To improve the power of your car it’s all about making bigger Explosions under the hood. First I will cover the basics on how an evo intake actually works.

How an Evo Intake actually works?

A cold air intake does exactly what it says “intakes cold air”. The more air into an engine the stronger the explosions and More Power to the tires. The current pipe on the Evo is ok but you can do better. You want a larger pipe so get even more air to the engine. The whole Idea is to get more Cold (dense) air into the engine. And we accomplish that in through 2 different ways… through short or long ram intake.

Short Ram Intake- What kinda power to expect.


Typically Evo’s work with short ram intakes. Short rams widens the straw of air going to your engine. It gets the cold air from in front of the car. You can expect power gains from low revs around 2,000 to red line. You feel that power in short distances and great for cars that would do allot of turning and fast acceleration starting from low rpms. Depending on the mod’s on your car you can expect 4-8 add power. Brands people recommend are the common AEM which can get you up to 12 hp and Injen which can get you up to 15 hp depending on your cars current modifications of course.

Long Ram Intake- What kinda of power to expect.


This is actually the maximum power gain you can get. This pipe is of course longer and runs to the bottom of the car and scoops that cold air up and delivers even more air to the engine. from stock you looking at up to 12 hp with no additional mods. Although you might not find too many off this type for an evo X or early models like 03′s.  The acceleration is a bit slower up the rpms but it gives more power. Brands for this are AEM and Injen as well. Not to shun you away from getting long ram intakes but for an Evo short ram just makes more sense because of the nature of the car being a very short point to point, stop and go kind of car.

Which Brands are the best?

AEM seems to be the most trusted out there, but so far as intakes are concerned I hear mix reviews with Injen and AEM. Some people have seen 6 more hp gain from Injen then AEM. Injen comes with a splash guard which come in handle, but AEM comes with a blow valve. Hmmm in all honesty it really doesn’t matter. Your going to see power gains with either one. But I recommend one of these brands based on user reviews.


In this we covered what an intake does and how it works.. Basically you get more cold air into your engine you get more power to your car. We discussed the differences and why short ram makes more sense for an evo.  To expect anywhere from 4 to 15 hp gains depending on your current modifications on your evo. The brands AEM and Injen are proven the best by customer reviews. check out the best products to fit the job here on my mitsubishi evo accessories page.


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Probably this vechicle that’s called an Atom,  It looks absolutely awesome! I want to drive it like right now.

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Hey guys just found out there was a second video to this. This one goes more into the problems of the stock evo and why you will need to mod it.

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If I were riding in the passenger seat of this baby I would crap my pants with excitement.

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This Video is old but watching it will just make you want to go out and buy another IX Evo

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He didn’t quite say what was under the hood just sportin the new sound in the engine. Cool though


If your car is lagging in throttle response and you what a cool sound effect while accelerating then you want to get a better intake. I just watched a video on youtube about a guy driving his Evo and you can hear the sound of the turbo “Spooling” and the BOV hissing. With the right intake you should hear a cool ssound.

So What’s the difference between a cold air intake and a short ram intake?

Cold air intakes are placed really low on the care near the fender area to got airf from under the car.(outside of the engine bay), which is denser and therefore creates more power. The actual pipe is a quite a bit longer then a short ram (hence the name “short ram”) which means that it will take a while for you to see much power gains till you get well in the mid to higher RPM’s.

A Short Ram is inside the in engine bay. The Short ram creates power, and really improves response time, better then a Cold air intake. This is more of a quick low RPM power boost. With the air you get from a Short Ram, your not getting as much of a dense air like the Cold Air Intake to create those more powerful combustion at higher RPM.

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When you own an Evo you got to understand more technical knowledge then your average honda driver. The Evo Mitsubishi is a high performance vehicle that was build to go fast and look good doing it.

How does the Active Center  Differential actually work?

this is a common talked about subject.  If your rolling with an old school evo like XIII or IX then this is for you. Basically the ACD is there to limit your tires from going to slow or going too fast.  So when you go around a corner one of your tires is moving faster then the Other.  What the ACD does is insure that the slowest tire is moving at the same pace as the other wheel on the same axis.

Slipping slows you down and leads to spin outs and sluggish pull out from turning corners. The Evo that does the best job at turning corners faster is the new Evo X. It’s almost impossible to get that thing to drift let alone slip.


This is the setting you’ll probably use most often. It’s meant for hugging the road. This activates the ACD at it’s most strict. The non slip compoments act immediately when one of the car’s tires begins to move faster then the other. This is most satisfactory for going really fast around corners.


If your into dirt rallying then Gravel will be your option. Unlike Tarmac the non slip cpu allows your tires to slip longer so that you can slide your car around corners faster. It doesn’t responder right away, but it gives you some lee way to get your car in the right position then kicks in so you will not spend most your race sliding.


This setting is the most loose when it comes to non engaging your ACD. Obviously if your going to drive this baby throught some snow then you want to choice this as your option. Again this is for more of an off road drive, and with this setting the ACD takes even longer to respond.

How SAWC Affects Your Driving Experience


* SAWC  stands for Super All Wheel Control. This advanced technology is only found in the Evo X models. Unlike the ACD, the SAWC intergreats managment of ACD, AYC, ASC and Sports ABS components.

*Management of all these systems allows The SAWC to regulate torque and braking force at each wheel no matter if your conering, accelerating, or decelerating.

* Meaning Faster Launches, Faster speeds Around Corners, and Faster on the dime Braking. This positions the Evo X to be one of the fastest Evo on the track because of the traction control Mitsubishi was able to achieve.

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