Fill your stocking with Insight Motorsports' goodies!
Just in time for Christmas, Insight Motorsports has released its ceramic coated exhaust manifold for Mitsubishi Evolution Lancer 4 to 9. Made from steampipe with a lifetime warranty against cracking, the manifold is a bolt-on replacement for the factory unit, making it an obvious upgrade for those searching for an easy power gain. It is available in three colours, grey, silver or black, which leaves just one question - do you have a stocking big enough?
Just in case your stocking can't fit a new manifold, Insight Motorsports' Electronic Boost Controller is still the best value electronic boost controller on the market and one of the few that provides true electronic control of boost levels. Check it out here. Don't forget to send Santa the link so that he knows where to do his shopping;)
New - 2000cc High Impedance Injectors!!! No, that's not a misprint. The ID2000 is here.
High flow with the same linearity and dynamically matched sets you have come to expect from Injector Dynamics.
So how good are they?
How about an injector that flows 3300cc/min at 100 psi while maintaining linearity down to 2 ms, and capable of running a 90% duty cycle at 9000rpm!
How about an injector that will comfortably run at 9 bar (130.5 psi) to fuel your monster methanol motor with a single injector per cylinder!
BIG NEWS!!! Insight Motorsports oil pump/dry sump systems for Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution The Insight Motorsports engineering department has been busy developing a range of high end products for the performance Evo market. The latest development is a dry sump system for Evo Lancers.
MORE BIG NEWS!!! Twin intank fuel pumps for Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 8 and 9 Insight Motorsports is excited to bring you an option to upgrade your fuel system on your Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 8 or 9.
These twin intank pumps replace the factory Mitsubishi item and fit into the factory location. This makes them a much more suitable proposition for a street application as the operating noise from the already quiet pumps is further insulated by the factory fuel tank.
These twin pumps are rated at 225 L/h, giving them enough flow for 1200hp and further justifying their use instead of a noisy externally mounted pump.
Scott Kuhner takes out the Thornleigh Car Club Supersprint
Wakefield Park Raceway
9 August 2009
The annual Thornleigh Car Club Supersprint was held on 9 August 2009 at Wakefield Park Raceway. This is part of the interclub challenge with Hills District Car Club. Scott Kuhner, a long standing member of Hills District Car Club decided that it would be a great opportunity to take out the trusty Tilton Interiors/Insight Motorsports Evo 9 Time Attack car. With the permission of car owner and friend Kostinken Pohorukov, Scott ran the car through its paces for his first time. A series of 1:04 runs including a best time of 1:04.3 was enough to take out the event.
“This car is simply a beast on the track,” reported a grinning Scott. “I am sure with some more experience in the car and a fresh set of rubber we will see 1:02’s at Wakefield in the near future.”
“It drives surprisingly like my Evo 5 rally car,” Scott noted when asked about his impressions of the Tilton/Insight Evo 9. “And I tend to drive it in a similar fashion to how I have been driving on the dirt,” he added with a smile, “Though I am sure there are much faster ways of getting around the circuit.”
Stay tuned for updates on where the Tilton/Insight Evo 9 will next be hitting the tarmac. Rotorbishi's Test & Tune Western Sydney International Dragway Sunday 14 June 2009 After 6 months of upgrades and sorting out some technical issues, Glen Hunter, along with the Insight Motorsports team, took Rotorbishi out to WSID for some testing at the 14 June WSID Test and Tune meeting. Unfortunately, a short time after lunch the meeting was rained out; however, the team managed two tuning runs before the event was cancelled. The first run, Glen was instructed to run half track and roll through in order to get some tuning data out of the car. Glen followed team’s orders by doing a half track pass but not before doing a burnout the only way he knows!
After making some tuning revisions and repairing a faulty wiring connector, Rotorbishi was brought out for another test pass. Glen was given a warning to calm down in the burnout and asked to “please keep it under 10000RPM in the burnout”. The second pass was fairly straightforward, courtesy of some short shifting on the driver’s part; with low boost, a nice 7.8 second pass @ 168MPH was easily achieved. The team expects big things from this car in the future and the signs are promising judging from the car’s first ViPEC V88 powered full pass.
When Glen Hunter was quizzed about his intentions for this car, he responded: “We are not here to muck around at the back of the field. We will be doing whatever it takes to get this car to the top!”
Evo vs. STi Challenge
Eastern Creek Raceway Saturday 18 April 2009
After Superlap 09, we stripped the Tilton Interiors/Insight Motorsports Evo 9 RS down for a scheduled overhaul of the drivetrain (diffs, gearbox, driveshafts) along with some other minor revisions. Many would attest to seeing an empty shell merely a day before the event. After the logistical nightmare of getting parts delivered on time, we managed to get the car ready at 5:30am the day of the meeting. Team owner Kostinken “Kosta” Pohorukov drove the car and by the end of the day he started putting some respectable times down while still learning his craft. In the last session after steady improvements throughout the day, Kosta pulled off a 1:45.952. The car didn’t miss a beat all day, which made for a casual and relaxed time for all involved. It was really nice to see the team owner get in and have a steer of his brain child. We look forward to seeing more of him behind the wheel in future events. Our Clubsprint entry, the Insight Motorsports/Federal Tyres Evo 9, with Jeremiah Thomas behind the wheel and running Federal 595RS-R tyres, put in a strong showing with a PB of 1:45.756 – quite an amazing time for street radials. Team driver Jeremiah assures us “there is still more to come!”
A special thank you goes out to Matty, Greg, BobRiley and Darren at Dashsport. We quite simply would not have made it without their efforts.
Superlap 2009 Oran Park Grand Prix Circuit Saturday 28 March & Sunday 29 March 2009
Following months of preparation our flagship car, the Tilton Interiors Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 9 RS, was ready to perform. It was 6:00 am Saturday morning and all concerned grabbed a quick sleep before embarking for the track. We arrived later than most and set the car up for a low boost run at only 19 psi. We collected data and began to prep the brakes and perform dry sump oil system logging, suspension adjustments and centre diff settings. After a few laps we noticed that the car had developed a minor engine misfire. Driver Garth Walden pulled the car in and on inspection it was noted that a couple of lifters had failed and we had thrown some rockers after a couple of high RPM runs. To our good fortune, a fellow Evo enthusiast had a brand new set of lifters, which we replaced. The engine performed flawlessly for the rest of the day and we were ready to conquer the following day.
Sunday morning came and the car was prepped and readied for action. We dressed the car in the new Yokohama A050 tyres and cranked boost to a high setting of 24 psi to take full advantage of the cool morning circuit conditions. The Tilton Interiors Evo 9 didn’t disappoint. Garth went out hard and on our first lap we cracked the Superlap record set last year. As the day wore on, temperatures rose and the track slowed; we used this time to run the car on low boost and further develop our new MoTec diff controller. We also used this time to iron out some minor niggles with our new gear linkage cables in time to have a shot at a 1:11 in the final shoot out.
We prepped the car with a fresh set of AO50 Yokohama tyres and committed to a big go for the final shoot out. Halfway into the hot lap the car had a manifold blowout at the idle control valve. It would appear that the new heavy duty gear linkage cables fouled on the idle control valve, causing it to break off, resulting in a huge inlet leak and one over revving engine at idle! We packed up feeling satisfied with our performance on the day, having clearly the class car at Superlap 2009. But with this came a hunger to crack the 1:11. This will no doubt come with our next outing to Oran Park GP Circuit. The following day, we made a quick trip to the boys at Hypertune where they supplied us a new plenum sans idle speed control valve to alleviate any future cable clearance issues. Thanks to Mark and the boys at Hypertune. Looking forward, the car’s next test with be the Evo/STi Challenge at Sydney’s Eastern Creek Raceway. Other commitments will see team driver Garth Walden absent from the event. Team owner and manager Kostinken “Kosta” Pohorukov will slide in to the seat and pilot the Tilton Interiors Evo 9 RS for the event – just another day in the life of the Tilton Interiors Race Team. We expect a full test of the vehicle at Eastern Creek in the interim as we prepare the car for a strong showing at Evo/STi on 18 April. Stay tuned for more updates.
For more coverage of Superlap 2009, including the success of several Insight Motorsports vehicles, visit the Superlap website. You can read more about Superlap 2009 here, as well as check out a massive gallery of photos from this fantastic event. Don't forget to check out the sponsors' websites!