I AM ESSENTIAL: Andrew League's 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 8

I AM ESSENTIAL: Andrew League's 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 8

Photography by Taylor Vollrath (@taydork), Candace Izumi (@raiden_75_), Melwen Fernando (@melwenfernando)


It all started for Andrew League at the age of 16 while working at a bike shop. "I made friends with the BMX kids," he remembers. Eventually, they grew up and got into cars, and after being around it he gained his own interest.

League's second car was a Nissan Hardbody and, at the time, all of his friends were getting into drifting. Naturally, he became curious and started driving around with them. Eventually the truck got a turbo and it was slammed to the ground. "It was an effective drift truck," League states, "until it got totalled." After the truck was totalled, and his experience with vehicle equipped with a turbo, he knew he wanted more. "It just so happened that a close friend was selling his stock Evo for a crazy deal," League mentions. Things just worked out perfectly for him and he picked up the car.

"I decided to go crazy with this build since I finally had a platform with proper aftermarket support," he expresses.

Over the next few years League slowly got the 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 8 built as a competent touge monster for local Hawaiian mountain roads. "As the aero came, the need for more power arose too," he states. League's inspiration comes from events such as WTAC, and all the grassroots time attack builds in Japan.

"Over the years, and through trial and error, I have had some help from close friends," League mentions, "but outside of paint, and machine work, everything was done by myself with some assistance from my friends."

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As a Lead Mitigation Technician on the island of O’ahu, League has been involved in COVID-19 disinfecting and clean-ups all over the island. "I can’t give specific details on the work due to client confidentiality," he mentions. With this pandemic, he's busy cleaning and helping to keep people safe.

"We still continue our day-to-day operations of fire, flood, mold, and occasional biohazard remediation, as well as asbestos abatement," he states, "and at night, it’s all-hands-on-deck when we go out for the disinfecting and cleaning. We’re doing both preemptive and precautionary cleanings, as well as reactive confirmed case cleanings."

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ESSENTIALS

Owner: Andrew League
Location: Mililani, Hawaii
Vehicle: 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 8
Horsepower: 383
Club: Team Hybrid

SOCIAL

Facebook: /andrew.league
Instagram: @_yamakaze

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE

  • ACL main bearings
  • ACL rod bearings
  • ACL thrust washers
  • AEM adjustable cam gears
  • ARC induction box
  • ARP head studs
  • ARP cam gear bolts
  • ARP main studs
  • ARP crank bolt
  • ARP flywheel bolts
  • ACT monolock ring
  • Cosworth headgasket
  • CX Racing 3.5" front mount intercooler
  • CX Racing lower piping
  • Comp Stage 3 clutch
  • Custom ported turbo manifold
  • Deatchworks 1000cc injectors
  • Eagle rods
  • ETS short route piping
  • Custom ported Evo 8.5 turbo
  • Fluidamper harmonic dampener 
  • GSC zero tick lifters
  • GSC balance shaft delete
  • HKS Race valve
  • HKS 3" downpipe
  • HKS radiator cap
  • Innovative mounts race motor mounts
  • Kelford 272
  • Kelford Ti beehive valve train
  • Manley Pistons 10:1 .60 over
  • NRG torque dampener
  • NGK 1 step colder spark plugs
  • Password JDM cooling plate
  • STM oil cooler delete
  • STM EGR delete
  • TRE trans cooler
  • Torque Solutions solid rear diff mounts 
  • Torque Solutions solid shifter bushings under hood
  • UPP hood dump o2 housing
  • ARC heatshield
  • Forge wastegate actuator
  • STM oil catch can
  • Weapon R brake master brace
  • Walboro 255

EXHAUST

  • No name 3" down pipe
  • Invidia 3" test pipe
  • Tomei titanium cat back

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS

  • Open source ECU tune
  • Pro Sport gauges
  • AEM wideband integrated gauge cluster
  • GReddy Project EBC

DRIVETRAIN

  • Competition Clutch stage 3
  • ShepTrans stage 2 transfercase with Wavetrac

WHEELS & TIRES

  • Enkei GTC01rr wheels - 18x10.5 +15
  • Dunlop Direzza DZ102 tires - 255/35/18

BRAKES

  • DBA 5000 Series front rotors
  • DBA 4000 Series rear rotors 

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION

  • Wiechers Sports rollcage
  • Cusco front power brace
  • Cusco front strut tower bar
  • HKS Hypermax SPIV coilovers
  • White Lube XL sway bars (f/r) 
  • Whiteline steering rack bushings

EXTERIOR

  • JUN front bumper
  • Seibon carbon fenders
  • Seibon TS hood
  • Top 1 rear diffuser 
  • Top 1 side skirts
  • Top 1 double stack canards
  • Aero Flow Dynamics gt1 wing
  • Air rear over fenders

LIGHTING

  • Custom vented driver headlight
  • Rize Japan tail lights

INTERIOR

  • Sparco EVO2US seats
  • Sparco 4-point harnesses
  • NRG hub, quick release 
  • RWB v2 steering wheel
  • Wiechers sport rollcage

AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA

  • Kenwood Q Series 12" subwoofer
  • Power Bass 1200 watt Class D amplifier

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS

  • Upgraded brakes, one lug wheel conversion
  • Bigger turbo

SPONSORS

  • Shadetree Motorsports
  • Amsoil
  • BFGoodrich

SHOPS & MECHANICS

  • Garage Nishimura (closed)
  • RJ Vierra
  • Kyle Nishimura

PHOTO GALLERY

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