G'day everyone here on the VR4 forums ! Been a lurker for a while, but I've had my VR4 for over a month now but only just the other day I managed to take some decent photos of it. I bought it from a compliance workshop but he was selling it as a private seller. Not sure if I want to deal with him again due to some annoyances which I'll get to later........ Funnily enough this is actually my first car. I've been driving company Corollas for nearly 10 years now hehe. Firstly though, the specs ; these are all untouched by me & came with the car ; 1997 Mitsubishi (Der!) Legnum VR4 Type-S White Tiptronic 17" Rays Wheels with only Dunlop Lemans tyres. I think 1 of them is a Bridgestone too... (sorry long day & I'm buggered to look) Nardi Touring steering wheel Leather seats 6.5" Eonon touchscreen CD/MP3/DVD/TV/Radio/GPS player Reversing camera Everything else is stock. No engine mods or anything like that. I'm damn sure the car has been lowered but I was told no. Need to get it jacked-up as I'm scraping nearly everywhere I go & my driveway is too steep. Now, my gripes ; Already have had the gearbox replaced - $2500 (ouch). It let go coming down the Kariong mountain & was NOT fun ambling home in 3rd ! There are gremlins in the wiring no doubt - coming home one night it claimed the Traction Control was turned off & I couldn't change it. Engine warning light came on too. Pulled over for a while with the engine off. Turned her back on & problem solved. Just the other was on the freeway going to Sydney & bang it slipped into 3rd again & wouldn't change. Pulled over. Turned off. Turned on. Problem solved so something weird there for sure. Sometimes you can feel as though there is quite a bit of heat coming through on your feet. I don't thrash the car around & drive pretty sedately so I don't know ? Now, some questions for you VR4 wizards ; - The guy's wife ran it for a short time but on 91 fuel. Can she screw something up because of that ? - How does the engine cope with ethanol blends ? Is there any harm in giving it some Shell V-Power ? - I really want to make the engine more efficient. Cold-air intake would be great especially in these summers. Turbo-timer is a must plus a boost controller. Might sound weird but I'm kind of thinking of reducing the boost to make the turbos last longer & reduce wear & tear. Am I being stupid ? Blow off valves &/or wastegates are on my list too. Obviously plumbed back in & not venting out into the atmosphere. Any help at all you guys can give me would be greatly appreciated !!!! Anyone live nearby or in Sydney who has modded their engines such as that who can give me some tips or good places to go to ? I'm going to try & see if I can upload some pics onto here.... here we go .. P.S. The 4 antennas on the back are for the TV reception !!!