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Road Race Build John Freund's Time Attack 99 Eclipse GSX

Year:
1999
Model/Trim:
Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
  • Ownership Status:
    I own it
    Turbo Type:
    GT30 Variant
    Drivetrain:
    AWD
    Transmission Type:
    Manual
    Build Type:
    • Road Course
    Mods-Bolt-on:
    - BW EFR 7670 .92 Internal Wastegate T4 Twin Scroll, wrapped in custom Inconel Heat shielding
    - (REMOVED 8/2017) FP 3076 wrapped in a PTP Turbo Blanket, with FP cast O2 housing and Tial 44mm wastegate (recirculated), wrapped in DEI Titanium Exhaust Wrap
    - Archer Fabrications custom T4 TwinScroll exhaust manifold
    - (REMOVED 8/2017) FP Race Manifold with custom heat shield
    - full 3" exhaust, test pipe and two resonators
    - Bell Intercoolers custom fmic
    - 1150cc FIC injectors
    - HKS EVC 5 boost controller
    - NGR Type-S bov
    - Boomba Racing 75mm Evo TB w/ EVO IX TPS
    - Venom intake manifold, reflective tape wrapped, phenolic spacer
    - Ron Davis Radiators custom dual-pass radiator, built-in oil cooler
    - Custom FMIC/Radiator ducting (fully sealed)
    - Custom Coolant Surge/Header Tank
    - Custom Coolant Swirl Pot
    - BPR 7es plugs gapped at .022"
    - Apexi Power Intake air filter
    - Deatschwerks DW300 in-tank pump
    - 034 Motorsports Fuel Surge Tank with Bosch 044 in-tank pump.
    - Aeromotive fuel pressure regulator at 43.5psi base
    - Spoolinup prototype COP
    - Odyssey PC680, relocated to behind Passenger Seat
    - Custom alternator heat shield
    - Starter heat shielding
    - Custom 3" cold air intake to sealed/shielded airbox
    - Optic Armor 1/4" Front Windshield, 1/16" rear quarter and hatch polycarbonate
    - External Power Steering Cooler + inline filter
    - Larger aftermarket Power Steering reservoir
    Mods-Engine:
    Ported 2g Head by TEM Machine Shop with:
    - Forced Performance FP4R2 Cams
    - Fidanza Cam Gears, degreed
    - Lightened valvetrain, undisclosed
    - Plugged EGR port
    - Oil port mod
    - 99 CAS

    2.3L 7-bolt Magnus Motorsports Stroker with:
    - 8.8:1 Compression using Magnus custom pistons
    - Manley Billet 100mm Crankshaft
    - Billet Steel Connecting Rods 150mm w/pin upgrade
    - ACL Race Series Main and Rod Bearings
    - ARP Main Studs
    - Magnus Motorsports head studs
    - Oil squirters
    - 85.5mm bore
    - Align honed
    - Felpro headgasket
    - Balance shaft removed
    - Evo 3 Oil Filter housing w/ported relief valve
    - Fluidampr Harmonic Dampener (Crankshaft Pulley)
    - Accusump 3Qt unit with electric 25psi valve
    - relocated oil filter mount to under driver headlight (to make room for BW turbo o2 housing)

    Compworks custom valve cover with x2 -10AN vertical ports
    - Calan custom Catch Can

    Aluminum Radiator Support (lowered for better duct geometry)
    Mods-EMS & Logging:
    - DSMLink v3
    - (Removed 5/14/07) Apexi SAFC2 (just for monitoring)
    - (Removed 3/31/18) Apexi EGT/Water Temp gauges
    - (Removed 3/31/18) VDO Oil temp and pressure gauges
    - Innovate LC-1 wideband with digital gauge (gauge Removed 3/31/18)
    - (Removed 5/14/07) Autosports Labs RaceCapture/Pro 2 datalogger with GPS and live telemetry
    - Autosports Labs RaceCapture/Pro 3 datalogger with GPS, live telemetry, and Nvidia Shield 8" Tablet for Dash, Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 for gauges, and Samsung S7 Edge for Timing
    - Hardwired GoPro Here 4 Black (auto power on and auto wifi for remote starting)
    - Rear-facing GoPro Hero 5 Black
    - Carchet Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
    Mods-Drivetrain:
    - Quartermaster twin-disc clutch with Clutchmasters street flywheel.
    - TMZ Performance "Stage 4" transmission (just about everything he offers) with custom gearing.
    - Quaiffe ATB front LSD
    - Evo 8 rear LSD with Weir Performance 12-disc upgrade, Frontline Fabrication Diff Cover
    - RRT Custom Delrin Differential Bushings
    Mods-Handling:
    - (Removed 5/12/17) Custom Valved KW Variant 3 coilovers with custom spherical bearing upper mounts, conical/coaxial upper perches, and Swift 900/1000lbs spring
    - RRT custom Ohlins TTX36 Shocks, spherical stop mounts, Swift 900/1000lbs springs
    - Robispec modified front subframe to provide roll center correction for lowered car
    - (Removed 2015) Enkei RPF1 18x10.5 +15mm rims with 315/30/18 Nitto NT01 tires
    - Finspeed F110-RT 18x12 +16mm rims with 315/30/18 Hoosier R7 tires
    - Finspeed F110-RT Ultra 18x12 +16mm rims with 315/30/18 Hoosier A6 tires
    - Modified front and rear knuckles for inboard tire clearance (this is how I can run the above wheel/tire combos) , currently still requres 5mm spacer in rear
    - OEM front sway bar, RM Racing rear, poly sway bar bushings
    - Front Strut Tower Bar (no name brand)
    - Evo X front calipers, Evo 9 Brembo brakes in rear with titanium heat shims, and custom brake ducts up front
    - Girodisc 2-piece rotors
    - (Removed 5/11/2017) Carbotech XP24 front pads, XP12 rear
    - G-LOC R18 front pads, R12 rear
    - SPC Upper Control Arm replacements in front with 5.2 caster -3.0 camber, and Ingalls camber adjustment in the rear at -1.7 camber.
    - black_gst Solid Aluminum Subframe Bushings
    - AMB Aero Widebody package
    - Carbotech provided side hood vents
    - Custom rear diffuser (built myself from a Lotus Elise diffuser)
    - DHP Composites rear wing
    - DHP Composites Carbon Fiber Roof
    - Additional vents added to hood for increased cooling and downforce
    - Custom Roll Cage by RRT
    - Removed AC, Heating, Stereo, and most interior components.
    - Sparco Evo 2 seats with aluminum seat bases and Schroth 6-pt harnesses. Driver's side lowered and moved rearward of stock mounting
    - Custom Brake Master Cylinder Brace by RRT
    - Modified OEM Power Steering Pump to reduce peak pressures (needed due to large sticky racing tires to keep from blowing rack seals)
    - Compworks Fender Braces
    - Carbon Fiber Doors from Advan Carbon, with custom Lexan Windows by Mr. Spoiler
    - Carbon Fiber "Formula GT3" sideview mirrors from APR
    - 3g Eclipse Master Cylinder
    - SRP Racing Pedals
    - Paul Volk (99gst_racer) Front and Rear LCAs
    - Bobby Gould (ec17pse and FIBA - UK) Rear Upper A-Arms
    - Megan Racing Rear Trailing Arm
    - RRT installed spherical bearings in rear uprights and front SPC A-Arm anchor
    - RRT Custom front LCA cross-brace
    - Removed fuel tank steel shielding
    - Removed exhaust shielding
    Parts Wishlist:
    - dry sump
    - billet knuckles
    - lightweight subframes
    - carbon/fiberglass hatch
  • 60' Time:
    1.800
    Timeslip Details:
    Sponsored Car : no
    Dyno HP:
    384 bhp
    Dyno TQ:
    391 lb/ft
    Dyno Type:
    DynoJet
    Dyno Session Details:
    27psi, 100 octane

User Comments

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  1. Murdertalon
    Some serious work into this one, well thought out built. I especially like the attention to heat shielding everywhere and I might consider some of that in the future. I hear that lots of people manage to kill alternators and such maybe this would be a fix for that just shield the whole thing and everything. Looks like even all of the water pipes are shielded to some degree or another. What type of heat shielding tape is that?

    What TSP system and also whats with the tablet?
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    2. Murdertalon
      well that's ballsy. I'm handy with a soldering iron and following circuits, I don't know that I would have even tried that but I'm really glad you did! also sketch af that they didn't regulate voltage to your USB devices.. thanks I think I'll order one up then.
      Murdertalon, Jan 29, 2018
    3. Murdertalon
      the bpr 7es ngk plugs your running, have you experimented with other temp plugs?
      Murdertalon, Jan 29, 2018
    4. TSiAWD666
      I actually think it's a neat feature that they have a voltage regulator built in that can take a 12V source. Was a nice find.

      I haven't tried anything beyond the 7es since I started using them back in 1999 :) I try to keep things simple to minimize change... if it ain't broke, don't fix it. I hadn't heard of anyone else saying at these levels colder plugs were a good idea either. I have wondered if I should try something else but I have so much other stuff going on all the time that plugs are way down on the list of things to play with.
      TSiAWD666, Jan 30, 2018
  2. eclipsecrazy1989
    What tracks do you race at?
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    2. eclipsecrazy1989
      Wow yikes I'm getting my cars confused, I'm running 215s on the gsx, ouch LOL
      eclipsecrazy1989, Apr 12, 2015
    3. eclipsecrazy1989
      Hey man, can I ask how you came across the widebody designed by Andrew Brilliant? I'm trying to get one myself, what was the cost on that?
      eclipsecrazy1989, Aug 14, 2015
    4. TSiAWD666
      Andrew posted here on tuners that he was selling a handful of replicas like 5 years ago.

      If you want one, it might still be possible. Contact Andrew via Facebook and see.
      TSiAWD666, Aug 14, 2015
  3. tsiboosted
    What spoiler are you running in your profile picture? Looking to add one on my car and was curious.
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    2. TSiAWD666
      On my car I only run about 10 deg AOA to get the balance, where the recommended max is 14, so it's been enough with everything else to provide the match for the front.
      TSiAWD666, Mar 9, 2015
    3. TSiAWD666
      err get the balance I like
      TSiAWD666, Mar 9, 2015
    4. tsiboosted
      Got it. Thanks for the info. Like I said, we'll be looking to add a new wing for next season. Getting all the input I can on making a decision on which way to go.
      tsiboosted, Mar 10, 2015


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