Australian Ralliart Colt Turbo

September 18, 2015 // 2 Comments

  The Australian version of the Ralliart Colt turbo was released for sale in August, 2006 and was sold through to late 2011. Unlike many other budget hot hatches featuring only body kit & a set of mags, this pocket rocket was the real deal.  It had the obligatory body kit (featuring some aggressive wheel flares and an evo-style bonnet vent!), a MIVEC twin cam intercooled turbo 1.5, Ralliart tuned suspension, bigger brakes and a beautiful set of recaros borrowed from its elder brother the Evo 8 MR. This is a good list, but there are a few other things that set the Ralliart Colt Turbo apart from the dressed-up hot hatches in its segment.  Starting with the bare chassis, they were separated out from the regular Colt [...]

Ralliart Colt Z27AG Pops and Bangs

May 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

Merlin’s Guide to Tuning Evo’s talks about one way to get Pops and Bangs from your Mitsubishi Evolution. A while back I tried applying it to Turbo Colts, namely Australian delivered 2006 Ralliart Colts.  The method basically involves richening up the fuel and retarding the ignition in certain spots in the map.  When you lift off throttle, timing goes negative, and fuel is dumped in, so that we get lots of fuel getting ignited very late, and hopefully causing this to continue igniting outside of the engine. Sounds like a bad idea? It probably is, but it its a neat party trick. As with everything on this site, do it at your own risk!! Step 1 – Delay fuel cut For the above method to work you need to delay how long it is [...]

Quick & Dirty Ralliart Colt Mod Guide

August 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

Just got a Ralliart Colt? Or finally getting round to giving it some aftermarket love? This is a Quick & Dirty Ralliart Colt Mod Guide to help you work out plan of attack. This is just a rough guide, don’t take my estimates that seriously just vague ball parks. All kW figures are at front wheels on roller dyno. Stage 0 ~90-95kW Stage 0.5 95-100kW K&N Panel Filter Boost Pill out Tune Stage 1 110-124kW (depending on boost/risk profile) K&N Panel Filter 3 port boost solenoid (grimspeed evo X unit is easiest) Evo MR Metal Bov Fuel Pump (walbro 255 or similar) [...]

DRIVETRIBE Colt Groups

December 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

The ex-TopGear guys have launched a social network for car enthusiasts. I think it looks pretty good on initial impressions. I’ve set up a group for turbocolt.com on Drivetribe here https://www.drivetribe.com/t/SN-lTIwrTpmEt8EG4IJE-g/S4hh4CEjSsKsdfTkwdgWuw You can use it to follow updates on here, and to get other not blog post worthy updates and photos.  I don’t intend on it being as large asthe other Colt groups but who knows, it might take off more than expected. So what are the other larger Colt groups on DriveTribe? Check out these ones: Colt Status (run by Rcolt.com Facebook team) link here TurboColtUK (run by TurbColtUK Facebook team) link here Ralliart Colt Adelaide (run by me for the local scene in Adelaide, South [...]

Colt Ralliart 2 Byte Load

May 13, 2016 // 0 Comments

If you have ever logged your ECU Load on a stock Ralliart Colt or Colt Version R, you might have noticed it peaks at 159.375.  According to Merlin’s EVO guides, it equates to somewhere between 11 & 15 psi: Boost vs EcuLoad For colts, I’ve found 160 load to equate to around 13-15psi.  But most of us are running higher? How can we reliably tune the car when ECU Load stops reporting load past 14psi? The answer is 2 byte load. Colt Ralliart 2 Byte Load Evoscan (and Tactrix SD card) logging can handle something called 2 byte load but to do that some changes are needed to your MUT table, and also your logging configuration. Before we get into that, some more background. ECU Load is only 1 byte load. To log it, only one MUT [...]

Ralliart Colt Fast Throttle Mod

May 13, 2016 // 0 Comments

A year ago I started racing my Ralliart Colt at a local hillclimb in the Barossa valley (www.collingrovehillclimb.com.au).  At the time my car was still running the stock exhaust and as a result delivered its power in a rather torquey, all or nothing kind of powerband low in the rev range.  It was very hard to control wheelspin on this narrow winding tarmac and it was very frustrating seeing my car perform well in the first two sections of the hillclimb, only to be a second slower in the last third of the course relative to other competitors.  It felt like the car had the heaviest flywheel ever, so heavy, that it was impossible to control wheelspin once boost set in.  No amount of throttle control seemed to help – it was either [...]

AU Ralliart Colt – Changes between 2006 and 2008

December 29, 2015 // 1 Comment

Specification changes The 08 M/Y RG Colt Ralliart is based on the 07 M/Y RG Colt Ralliart with the following changes; Alloy wheels have changed from 16×6.5JJ to 16×6.5J type. 06-07 wheels                                             08-10 wheels    Head lamp colour change from argent to bright. 06-07 headlights                                                08-10 headlights Park brake lever is changed from leather type to urethane type with chrome coloured release button. Recaro front seats have been replaced by Sports type front seats. 06-07 recaro seats (from evo 8 mr)                08-10 sports seats   Rear head rests have changed from large to small type. Ashtray has [...]

Colt Panel Filter Replacement

December 24, 2015 // 2 Comments

When looking to replace your stock or old after market for your Ralliart Colt or JDM Colt Version R, there’s a few options: 1) K&N Panel Filter The filter can be re used with a recharge kit. the K&n panel filter adds significant induction noise, as well as increased flow. link to filter: K&N 33-2881 High Performance Replacement Air Filter Link to recharge kit: http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/online-store/products/K-N-Air-Filter-Service-Kit-KN99-5050.aspx?pid=154623#Recommendations Part no: 33-2881   2) Blitz power panel filter This filter is not usable. Link: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BLITZ-POWER-AIR-FILTER-LMD-MITSUBISHI-COLT-Z21A-Z22A-2004-10-4A90-4A91-59524-/301220604709?hash=item462225ab25 Part number: 59524 [...]

Z27AG JDM Colt Version R ECU Download

December 24, 2015 // 3 Comments

Assuming you have got yourself a Tactrix Openport, the following steps detail how to do the Z27AG JDM Colt Version R ECU download.  The Japanese Colt Version R’s use a different ECU image to the Australian Ralliart Colts so the Aussie XML won’t work on the Version R’s. I’ve made an XML stub file to help in the process, but it’s not essential.   If you’re looking for the complete XML for the JDM models I might be able to help (leave a comment below and I’ll email you). Anyway back to downloading your ECU rom image.  Here goes: Install EcuFlash from this link https://www.dropbox.com/s/u55hat1zck70krz/ecuflash_1444247_win_beta.exe?dl=0 I’ve had reports that the later versions of ECUFlash [...]

Ralliart Colt Bad Flash Cant Idle

September 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

Occasionally, a flash will go bad.  There are a few causes, but if the following happens, this is how to fix it: Ralliart Colt Bad Flash Cant Idle Problem Flash goes as per normal – no errors are enountered When you go to start your Colt Turbo, it idles rough as, like the engines about to stall, it sounds very very sick. It just can’t idle normally. You’ll also have an engine check light (CEL) showing. The first time it happened to me I turned it off, back on, and found the idle was still terrible. I then flashed it again, and again. Still no good. The solution is to grab another ROM in your possession that is a fair bit different – either the stock ROM, or one that is a lot different to your current tune, and [...]
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