My name is Eddy. Back in Aug. 2010, 5 years after I bought my Evo 8, some scumbag decided to steal it and strip it for parts. I couldn't take any pics of the car stripped. As stupid as it sounds it hurt way too much to see my car in that condition.
The Evo was my first AWD vehicle and I fell in love the first time I took her around a corner! So with the Evo being gone, I looked at all kinds of cars to replace her with; 335i, another Evo, Subi's... But I just didn't want another car payment for the moment. At the time I was supporting my mother, and this was the first time in her life she didn't have a job. So it was best to keep the money in house, rather then piss it on another car payment. This is when I decided to look into DSMs.
I liked the 2g. But I only wanted GSX. I was not ready to leave the handling I grew to love. After about 2 months of searching I found a sun faded Cayenne Red Pearl 2g GSX in Orlando, FL (I'm in South FL). Took a trip up there on my day off, and didn't like what I saw, so I left. Too much reconditioning work to be done, didn't want to deal with all that crap (remember, I'm coming from a newer model car). I kept doing a little more research on 2g's, rust issues, things to look for and such. Kept looking and looking, I found nothing worth buying. But the first 2g GSX was still unsold. Took another trip up there to look at it again. Found no rust anywhere execpt the trunk floor. I said screw it, it's an easy fix and bought it. Rented a trailer and loaded her up.
I created this "Blog" for others to follow my slow progress in making this into a "Fun" street car. My overall goals are to reduce as much weight as possible without making it an uncomfortable ride. I will still want a nice stereo (no sub) just an amp powering new speakers. Key goal is rapid spool, with power goals over 400hp/400tq. The car will see the occasional track day but will be driven daily.
My Evo first.
few specs, last dyno at CFT Orlando 400hp/420tq Mustang Dyno at 33psi Meth injection with fail safes, warnings and map switching... best time of 11.5@125 (not driven by me) my personal best was 11.8@119
The first 8 pics were taken by a good friend of mine, named David A from Naples.
2g GSX I'm the 2nd Owner
The day i brought her home.
My first day off from work, lol.
only serious rust on the whole car.
at the fab shop.
Anyone have any idea how weight if any i saved from removing the factory trunk floor?
as she sits now... I've removed all the the sound deadening material up to the firewall... Carpet will come back out so i can remove the remaining sound deadening material from the gas tank back.
Future plans: rear seats will not be re-installed. Once i buy an aftermarket steering wheel i will be removing everything air bag related.
Items already in my possession. Evo 9 wheels, Complete black interior (minus seats, haven't decided if I'm reupholstering the factory seats) w/ seat belts, a rebuilt 6 bolt long block... I'll be ripping apart the block and building it to my tastes.