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PARTING WITH A COUPLE RALLY LEGENDS

Lancia Delta Integrale Evo I
Lancia Delta Integrale Evo I Martini 5 Special Edition

It may be a good while before we see four Evos together under one roof again, at least in North America. Two of the Integrales will be leaving for German soil this coming week. One of which is the Evo I Martini 5 Special Edition, only four-hundred were ever built. Released in 1992 to commemorate Lancia for their fifth World Rally Championship title. This model had the original Martini 5 motif updated with that of the Martini 6, the larger 17 inch Speedline Montecarlo wheels were also fitted along with a Group-B exhaust system.

Lancia Delta Integrale Evo I

The second car is also an Evo I. Though not of Special Edition class, it is still a gem.

Lancia Delta Integrale Evo I Martini 5 Special Edition
Lancia Delta Integrale Evo I Martini 5 Special Edition
Lancia Delta Integrale Evo I Martini 5 Special Edition
Lancia Delta Integrale Evo I Martini 5 Special Edition
Lancia Delta Integrale Evo I Martini 5 Special Edition
Lancia Delta Integrale Evo I Martini 5 Special Edition
Lancia Delta Integrale Evo I Martini 5 Special Edition
Lancia Delta Integrale Evo I Martini 5 Special Edition
Lancia Delta Integrale Evo I Martini 5 Special Edition

INTEGRALE GETS THE FAMOUS EVO BRAKE TREATMENT

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ap racing lancia integrale evo
ap racing lancia integrale evo
ap racing lancia integrale evo
Comparison between the OEM Lancia Brembo and AP Racing 5000+ caliper, both are 4-piston.

ap racing lancia integrale evo
Newly developed custom bell two piece rotor beside the OEM rotor.

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ap racing lancia integrale evo
ap racing lancia integrale evo
ap racing lancia integrale evo
ap racing lancia integrale evo

You may have noticed by now we love our brakes here at Evo Garage. Although the Evo already had Brembo 4-pots from factory, as previously stated, they just weren’t cutting it. At the moment it’s quite hard to see the custom brake setup with these Speedline Monte Carlos, once the skies start clearing up the Speedline Champions will be making an appearance.

AP RACING FOR THE INTEGRALE EVO

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ap racing lancia integrale evo
ap racing lancia integrale evo
ap racing lancia integrale evo
ap racing lancia integrale evo

What to you do when you feel you’re brakes aren’t performing to where you would like them to be. Go in the direction of what professionals would use, go above and beyond. Don’t at any point ask yourself “Do I really need this?” Chances are you don’t. BUT rest assured whatever it is you are dealing with will no longer be a problem.

This custom setup tailored to the Integrale Evo was derived from said solution. Having changed rotors and pads TWICE with no significant results, because saving money at the time felt like a great idea, one had to stop and ask. “WHY!?” To be annoyed, angered, stressed, having wasted time by an object just seemed unnecessary. We are reminded of a famous quote at this time “It is expected when playing with cars.” So just get it done right the first time.

LEDA SYSTEM INSTALL ON THE INTEGRALE EVO

lancia delta integrale evo leda suspension
lancia delta integrale evo leda suspension
lancia delta integrale evo leda suspension
lancia delta integrale evo leda suspension

The superior suspension setup consisting of Koni Yellows with Eibach springs were taken out of the Integrale Evo a couple nights ago, from the car to it’s final resting place, the trash bin. For it’s replacement the Evo was given a brand new set of custom made 24-way adjustable bound and rebound Leda coilovers paired to some Eibach springs.

Because spending money on expensive pretty lug nuts are a must, extended studs were installed to the front and rear hubs, replacing the traditional European concept of using wheel bolts.

NEW GOODIES FOR THE GRALE

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A bunch of new parts came in over the weekend which included a complete new set of headlights with bezel.

lancia delta hf integrale evo
Group A side mirrors… they are completely useless if you are wondering, they are there just because they look so damn good!

lancia delta hf integrale evo
Momo steering wheel which was gifted by a dear friend.

lancia delta hf integrale evo
Derlin ball shift knob, boot and bezel.

lancia delta hf integrale evo
lancia delta hf integrale evo
Lastly for this show and tell, Speedline Corse Montecarlo magnesium wheels.

BRAKING SYSTEM CLEANED UP

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lancia delta integrale evo
lancia delta integrale evo
lancia delta integrale evo

Shortly after the Evo arrived, there was always this question of why does this car not stop as it should. Last night the calipers were taken apart for a deep clean and service, not so surprised to see one of the rears were seized, luckily it was able to be saved. The lack of braking performance was also caused by three of the four lines being semi to completely clogged, luckily there was already a set of Goodridge stainless brake lines here. The Endless pads that went into the car earlier this year were chucked in place for Ferodo DS2500s, Brembo sport slotted rotors were also installed.

GOODRIDGE: A BACKGROUND OF RACING HISTORY
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• Eliminated sponginess under heavy braking.
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EVO TAKE DOWN





It’s been almost a week now from when the Evo first arrived, since then it has been striped down to address some major wiring issues. Inside the cockpit you immediately see a GReddy controller paired to some Apex’i controller, relayed over to some other JDM controller, wired over to some boost gauge, all of which did not function. Along with all the modern computers, came a load ton of wiring that really didn’t lead to anything, more tapped into places where it should not have been tapped to. Rather than sorting each unit out and tracing hundreds of wires, it was all pulled and placed into the garbage where it belonged, currently still at the restoring point of the main cabin harness.