Aiden Reidy’s ‘E4TDST’ Evo
Although he has been campaigning this Evo I for over 10 years now, Aiden Reidy first found his love for drag racing while piloting his Honda Integra ‘street racer’. He quickly realized that, although fun, the Integra wasn’t going to cut it for the times he wanted to run, so decided he needed a bit of four-wheel drive in his life. First thoughts wandered towards a Nissan GT-R, but, at the age of 21, his pockets weren’t quite flush enough for such a purchase, so he instead started looking towards Evos, STIs, and even Mazda GTXs. “I tested a few out, but nothing other than the Evo could handle my ‘untamed’ driving style, so that’s when I decided to stick with it,” he told us.
Completely stock to begin with, Aiden’s Evo didn’t remain like that for long, after another Untamed member, Adies, took him for a ride in his own recently completed Evo — “from there, I got the bug,” Aiden said.
Aiden’s mechanicals have seen a serious amount of development over the years. In its current form, the engine houses a forged bottom end, with 280-degree cams, Garrett T04Z turbo atop a custom Dynopower manifold, HKS Hypergate 60-millimetre wastegate, and Bosch 1600cc injectors flowing E85. The drivetrain side of the puzzle is a PPG dogbox–and–Tilton triple-plate clutch combo, and, impressively, it still runs the factory transfer case, axles, and rear diff.
Said Aiden, “The hardest part of building it up is trusting someone to tune it. From the first experience I had with Brent at Dynopower, I would always go back to him to ask what else could be done, right up until today. The car is what it is today because of it.”
To date, Aiden’s personal best sits at 10.3s at 145mph (233kph) on an older set-up, and, with him admitting there’s room for improvement on his 60-foot with the new set-up, he is aiming to break into the nines.