Mitsubishi legend – Galant VR4 AMG

Published on October 18th, 2009

Mention VR4, and the word ‘power’ will surely come to mind, especially to those Proton owners who had their rides modded to the max and when the transplant is done to Ol’Skool Saga due to its power-to-weight ratio. We all know what kind of performance can this particular Mitsubishi engine delivers and how the system is still used by later models of Lancer and Evolution with little mods.

The stock 2.0L comes in two variants – 2WD and 4WD. The stock turbocharged engine is capable of delivering around 200 – 240 horses, with torque rating numbered at 304Nm. Impressive aye?

Okay, so we all know about the engine. But what do we really know about the car that accompanied this engine in its stock form? I’m talking about the Mitsubishi Galant of course, specifically the sixth generation Mitsubishi Galant VR4.

VR4 was actually introduced to be the top-of-the-line Galant to comply with Group A regulation of WRC and was later succeeded by the Lancer Evolution, using the same system.

What we have here are two fully-restored and well-maintained Mitsubishi Galant VR4, one in 2WD while the other in 4WD. There are three actually; a silver Galant that can be seen in one of the pictures during the last Touge session, but the owner was too shy to let us take his pictures. I meant his car.

Let’s start with the 2WD Galant.

The 1992 Galant VR4 is running on, well, the legendary 4G63T engine along with the standard ECI-Multi fuel injection system. Exterior is standard AMG with USDM taillights and RS hood, but it’s what under the hood that counts, right?

The engine is quite standard with an upgrade of TD05H turbine rotating cleanly with 2.5” exhaust system all the way for a smooth flow. SAFC manages the engine, while an HKS air filter is installed for better breathing.

Wanting a better feel for the left hand, the owner replaced the standard gear knob with RalliArt gear knob and accompanied by a boost meter and turbo timer, with the rest of the interior comes straight from AMG.

The owner is using TEIN adjustables for a more crispier driving experience, with 17” OZ Chrono on all four wrapped with 225/50 rubbers. UltraRacing, ARB and Fender strut bars are installed for a more rigid platform. Brakes are 4-pot calipers from Mitsubishi.

For more than entertainment purposes, JVC head unit is installed in the car with JVC speakers delivering the melody.

Let’s move on to its 4WD sibling.

It has to be mentioned that just by looking at these cars, all the Modheads will know that there are things under the hood that crawls and will bite your gearknob off, if you know what I mean, and therefore extra cautions should be taken when approaching these cars.

The 1990 Galant VR4 4WD has more creepy crawlies under the hood, and will most definitely snap your gearknob off if you try to put your, well, gearknob in there.

Running on F-Con V-Pro system instead of the standard ECI-Multi, the 4G63T with Evo6 throttle bodies is well adjusted to fit the owner’s needs for spending petrol more than everybody else. HKS adjustable cam pulley is fitted to the engine, with HKW power flow air filter for better engine breathing, all are thrown back out through the HKS Super Dragger exhaust system.

TD05H is the turbine you need, with NGK Iridium 8K for the firing system. The drivetrain? Well, 4WD with LSD of course.

For those tarmac contacts, the owner is running on 17” Enkei RalliArt rims wrapped by Yokohama Advan Nuevo 235/45R17 tyres, rubbers generally preferred for people who likes going through corners at insane speed. This Galant is also using TEIN adjustables for better handling, with Brembo brakes for maximum braking power and Ultra Racing struts to increase rigidity.

Bodyworks are quite AMG stock, with RS hood and USDM taillights. Interior-wise, the driver is comfortably sitting on Recaro SPG, with its occupants snoozing on AMG VR4 seats. Well, if they can snooze anyways. RalliArt gearknob, Momo Race steering, Impul pedals and AMG trimming are the preferred choice for the 36-year old owner.

For the hearing pleasures, the owner is using Alpine head unit with Kenwood speakers, tweeters and amps supporting the pleasures. Oh, I didn’t mention the transmission system. Well, can’t guess? Manual of course! The owners are members of G-VRC club, “Malaysia’s one and only Mitsubishi Galant VR4 enthusiast site”.

words & pix: Syawal Ahmad

Black RalliArt wheels Mitsubishi VR4 Technical Specifications:

Engine: 4G63T, 240hp, 4WD with LSD, F-Con V-Pro, EVO 6 throttle bodies, HKS Power flow air filter, NGK Iridium 8K plugs, HKS Super Dragger exhaust

Transmission:

4WD manual transmission with LSD

Brakes:

BREMBO calipers (front)

Suspension:

Tein HA all round

Rolling Stocks:

ENKEI RalliArt 17″ wrapped in Yokohama Advan Nuevo 235/45R/17 tires

Bodywork:

USDM rearlights, AMG front grille, RS bonnet, AMG front & rear bumper, AMG sideskirtings, AMG spoiler, Red paintjob

Interior:

RECARO SPG bucket seat, VR4 AMG rear seats, MOMO Race steering, RalliArt gearknob, IMPUL pedals, AMG trimmings, Alpine headunit, Kenwood speakers, tweeters and amplifier


White OZ wheels Mitsubishi VR4 Technical Specifications:

Engine:

4G63T, 240hp, 2WD, ECI multi + SAFC, HKS air filter, 2.5″ exhaust all the way

Transmission:

Manual transmission

Brakes:

Mitsubishi 4-pot calipers (front)

Suspension:

Tein

Rolling Stocks:

OZ Chrono 17″ wrapped in 225/50R/17 tires

Bodywork:

Ultra Racing sruts, USDM rearlights, AMG front grille, RS bonnet, AMG front & rear bumper, AMG sideskirtings, AMG spoiler, EcoTint tint job, Red paintjob

Interior:

AMG seats, AMG steering, RalliArt gearknob, stock pedals, AMG trimmings, JVC headunit and speakers, boost meter and timer

Comments

  1. Posted by ZaidGSR on October 19th, 2009, 08:49

    long live Galant!

  2. Posted by Benson Zam on October 19th, 2009, 10:19

    hohoho…..my beloved car…already 9 yrs wit me! hehehe

  3. Posted by BFA876 on October 19th, 2009, 15:21

    Nice cars….

    I’ve always wondered, are the Galant AMG tuners the same fellas as the Benz AMG guys ?

  4. Posted by aedessuperturismo on October 19th, 2009, 15:25

    Hehehe…! Happy nampak….? Ok ke review Zam..?

  5. Posted by marigold on October 19th, 2009, 18:21

    memang baekkkkk,
    20 thumbs up…hehe

  6. Posted by Forza on October 20th, 2009, 07:48

    Wow!!!… I want both cars in my garage.
    VR-4 Rules!!!… ;-O

  7. Posted by Benson Zam on October 20th, 2009, 14:00

    Am – orait…cun & TQ to Trafficmagonline..

  8. Posted by myv_r4 on October 23rd, 2009, 14:17

    wallaaaaaaaa,superb,fantastic car.
    t.q publish kan gambar2 spesis VR4 ni, boleh jadikan model dan bahan rujuk pada pemilik. TQ to Trafficmagonline..

  9. Posted by marigold on October 25th, 2009, 04:20

    i am also tooooo,wanna this rides in my garage….VR4 rules

  10. Posted by shalie on October 28th, 2009, 17:35

    both are clean mean machines… the shy silver vr4 is fast too….

  11. Posted by Crasty on November 4th, 2009, 12:47

    Are you a professional journalist? You write very well.

  12. Posted by FaiRuz on December 12th, 2009, 17:25

    mmg cantik….tahniah

  13. Posted by dANDS on January 12th, 2010, 14:30

    nice set-up,i like the color red in both cars…i 2 have a galant AMG…the legend lives on…

  14. Posted by Evo 09 on January 13th, 2010, 05:11

    Sir that set up is awesome, i own a vr4 too, but its on a japan design…. long live vr4 cars and users…….

  15. Posted by Traffic Mag on January 14th, 2010, 14:53

    the owner’s a hardcore mitsu lover!

  16. Posted by usdmgvr4 on April 20th, 2010, 23:11

    GVR4s only came in AWD, otherwise it wouldn’t be a VR4. So really there is only 1 VR4 in this article the other is just a conversion from fwd to AWD.

    @BFA876
    Yes it’s the same AMG tuning division apart of Mercedes Benz that specially tuned the AMG Galants which were NA FWD originally.

  17. Posted by matt on July 27th, 2010, 15:13

    They look like awesome cars! Just a questions about the brake upgrade to add the big brembo caliper. What parts are needed in order to add front and rear brembo brakes (say from evo 5, 6, or 7) to a 1992 Galant VR4 EVO. Apart from the actual calipers and rotors what else is needed? How do you bolt the new size caliper in place? Any help would be appreciated. Cheers, Matt.

  18. Posted by 3k on January 12th, 2011, 16:29

    i wan find my vr4 cdi-interface…who can help me?

  19. Posted by 3k on January 12th, 2011, 16:31

    who can help me pls call 0168966691 my car 1year canot run already….

  20. Posted by Traffic Mag on January 12th, 2011, 17:37

    ask ‘em lots for help here at http://www.g-vrc.com.my/v3/index.php

  21. Posted by rozain bin razali on June 18th, 2011, 17:36

    slm…nak minta tolong carikan mitsubishi galant GL 2.4L @ ES V6 3.0L thn 1999 – 2003.klu ada please contact my no ;019 9602147 ,kawan memang dah lama teringin nak pakai keta nie sampai la nie tak dapat2 .

  22. Posted by Traffic Mag on June 19th, 2011, 07:31

    insyaallah, we see what we can do bro. – botak

  23. Posted by sukri on August 27th, 2011, 16:24

    minta tolong kawan kawan..saya punya air flow sensor vr4 2.0 rosak..kete dah semput2..paling laju leh g 110 km/j..kalau ada sesiapa ada barang ni tolong bagi tau..

  24. Posted by Wan on December 31st, 2011, 03:20

    Aku pakai Mutsubishi Galant VRG 1,8A GDI,Year 2000. Nk join geng kat mana ye? Nak makeup skit ar

  25. Posted by Traffic Mag on January 1st, 2012, 13:11

    salam wan, cuba join geng VR-C. http://www.g-vrc.com.my/

  26. Posted by zaid on August 3rd, 2012, 05:33

    salam..mana bleh dpat cover plug tune by amg

  27. Posted by Muhd Syahiran Bin Rosli on August 3rd, 2012, 12:48

    salam..sy syah,sy ada pkai vr4 e39a..blh lagi tk nk join VR-C?

  28. Posted by Traffic Mag on August 7th, 2012, 13:02

    you can register as a member of VR-C here at http://www.g-vrc.com.my/

  29. Posted by Traffic Mag on August 7th, 2012, 13:03

    please contact VR-C club at http://www.g-vrc.com.my/. they might know where to source out for it.

  30. Posted by Azman Shah on July 22nd, 2013, 00:41

    Gearbox Vr4 saya selalu bermasalah,cthnya sedang memandu normal gear tiba-tiba gear tukar sendiri low,dah dua kali repair,ada sugestion tak mengapa jadi begitu dan apa harus saya lakukan,harap bantuan anda.Tq.

  31. Posted by Hage' on July 22nd, 2013, 01:14

    easiest way is to change to manual gearbox.

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