BILLVR4 (Bill Tricarico)

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1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4
Fiji Blue

Ride of the Month Submission 3000GT/Stealth International December 2008

Audio:

  • Custom enclosure
  • Kenwood KD893 Stereo
  • JL Audio 500/5 Amplifier
  • JL Audio VR650 Front Speakers
  • JL Audio VR690 Rear Speakers
  • JL Audio 13 TW5 13-1/2” Sub

Body:

  • Cianci CR2 Victory Racing Hood
  • Robo 94’ Glass Headlights
  • Version II Carbon Fiber Front Bumper

Driveline:

  • ATR Free Flowing Exhaust
  • ATR 3” Downpipe
  • RPS Stage III Clutch

Electronics:

  • AEM EMS System
  • AEM Serial Gauge
  • AEM Uego Wideband Gauge
  • Hids by Bestdubs 10000k
  • HKS EVC IV Boost Controller
  • HKS Twin Power Ignition
  • Kenne Belle Boost A Pump

Engine:

  • AAM Stage I Fuel Kit
  • Apexi Blow Off Valve
  • Denso 1000cc Injectors
  • DR900 Turbo Kit
  • Devils Own Alcohol Injection Kit
  • EGR Block Off Plates & Vacuum Hose Reduction
  • Greddy Front Mount Intercooler Kit
  • HKS Mega Flow Intake Kit
  • Hose Technique Silicone Hose Kit
  • Krank Vents
  • Magnecor KV85 Spark Plugs
  • NGK Spark Plugs
  • NOS
  • Odyssey Battery PC680
  • Pauter Rods
  • Polished crank
  • Polished covers and pipes
  • Redline Tranny Fluid
  • Ross Forged Pistons
  • Short Block By Merkel Racing Built By Pampena
  • Unorthodox Racing Cam Gears
  • Web Street Racing Cams
  • 3SX Dual Pass Radiator
  • 99’ Lifters

Interior:

  • Brushed Aluminum Defroster Vents Door Speakers And Shifter Ring
  • Leatherseats.com Black Carper And Floor Mats
  • Leatherseats.com Seat Covers W/ Piping
  • Mobo Leathers Twin Turbo Door Panels

Suspension / Brakes / Wheels

  • Eibach Lower Springs
  • Enkei LX-M 18x8.5” wheels
  • Hawk Brake Pads
  • Power Stop Cryo Rotors
  • Toyo Proxes T1S 265/35/ZR18

Racing:

  • Dyno 580 AWHP
  • Auto Cross Nation Gathering 2002
  • Drag Racing
    • 12.20 @ 122.59 On Pump 93 Octane at 18PSI
    • 11.66 @ 126.33 on C16 VP Race Fuel at 26PSI
    • Road Coarse National Gathering 2002, 2004 & Ohio Gathering 2003

Awards:

  • East Coast Gathering Best In Show 2006, 2007 & 2008
  • National Gathering 2002 Quick 8 Qualifier & 2nd Place Overall 1ST Gen.
  • Nation Gathering 2004 Quick 8 Qualifier & 3rd Place Overall 1st Gen.
  • North East Gathering Best In Show 2006 & 2008.
  • October Quickening Best In Show 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 & 2008.


My Story:

It began in 1990 at the Jacob Javits Auto Show when I first saw the VR4. I knew that someday I would own one. I was driving a 1984 Red Toyota Supra which was later stolen out of my driveway one evening in 1995. Now was my opportunity to go car shopping. While driving past a Mercedes Dealer I spotted a Fiji Blue VR4 with 10,000miles and the asking price was $20,500.00. The car was mine finally.


I kept it stock until May of 1999 when we went to our first ECG in Ocean City, MD. I won my first trophy for 2nd place best unmodified car. I met my friends from the 3SI group that weekend. That’s the weekend it all started, the madness of modification. I saw what some of the guy’s had in their cars and I had to have it as well.


I started modifying the car in June 1999 with Mike from Altered Atmosphere at his first shop. It started with an HKS boost controller, K&N filter and a blow off valve. Next trip I added turbos, ATR exhaust and a Greddy front mount intercooler. I continued on with more modifications with Mike until 2002. I met up with Ray Pampena in 2003 when he opened his shop locally in Ronkonkoma, NY. How convenient for me to have a body shop so close to my home. It was great. With Ray I built the motor that I have today. In 2003, Justin Lim started the 3SNY Chapter, which I now belong to. We have formed strong memberships as well as friendships. I want to say thank you to all that have helped me over the years.

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