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Drag Race Build 97’ GSX Auto Drag Build

Year:
1997
Model/Trim:
Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
  1. Mitsubishiown

    Mitsubishiown Proven Member

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    Joined Feb 11, 2012
    Davison, Michigan
    The car is a 97' GSX with an automatic transmission and 117k miles on it. It is literally completely stock and all maintenance was recently done on it by previous owner along with new tires. Absolutely zero strut tower rust and the car drives great. A lot of little issues with it but I am working on fixing them now. Also after getting it home I decided to check the rear diff and WOOOT I got lucky and it has the viscous LSD.

    Current plans:

    1) Swap from gray to black interior (everything except the seats because I don't have them in black)
    2) Fix the alignment on the passenger side door currently rubs against front fender slightly when opening.
    3) Put the stock spoiler back on
    4) Wire up my HERTZ speakers
    5) Replace the hood do to the big dent
    6) Replace the carpet with new black carpet and dynamat
    7) Cruise control removal
     

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    Last edited: Aug 6, 2018
    My DSM:
    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX

    Drag Race Build

      automatic
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  2. Boomdeeze

    Boomdeeze Proven Member

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    Joined Jul 5, 2009
    Independence, Minnesota
    Did you buy the car?
     
    My DSM:
    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX

    Street Build

    10.793 @ 128.98 MPH
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  3. Vegas smith

    Vegas smith Proven Member

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    920
    Joined Dec 2, 2002
    Houston, Texas
    Get rid of those ugly-ass rims too. Congrats on the buy.
     
    My DSM:
    1993 Eagle Talon TSi AWD

    Street Build

    GT30   manual
    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD (sold)

    16g   manual
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  4. Mitsubishiown

    Mitsubishiown Proven Member

    105
    6
    Joined Feb 11, 2012
    Davison, Michigan
    Boomdeeze- Yeah picked it up the other day trying to get as much work done to it as possible before I go away to school.

    Vegas- Yeah I will eventually, car is going to be in the garage for a long time so I'll keep them for now.

    Installed the spoiler yesterday and started swapping the interior. Have to modify the stock speaker housing in the front to hold these speakers so a little hung up on that right now.

    Today I removed the dashboard from the GST wasn’t too bad but some of the electrical clips are an absolute pain in the ass. Tomorrow I’ll take the dashboard out of my car and them Sunday hopefully have time to put the black dashboard in my car. Is there any maintance or maybe other things I should replace while the dashboard is off?

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    Last edited: Aug 2, 2018
    My DSM:
    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX

    Drag Race Build

      automatic
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  5. Mitsubishiown

    Mitsubishiown Proven Member

    105
    6
    Joined Feb 11, 2012
    Davison, Michigan
    Took the dashboard out of the GST yesterday, this weekend I plan on finishing the interior. Have to take the dash out of the GSX still. Also I need to order the carpet this weekend.

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    My DSM:
    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX

    Drag Race Build

      automatic
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  6. Boomdeeze

    Boomdeeze Proven Member

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    Joined Jul 5, 2009
    Independence, Minnesota
    If your carpet is in good condition just dye it.
     
    My DSM:
    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX

    Street Build

    10.793 @ 128.98 MPH
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  7. Mitsubishiown

    Mitsubishiown Proven Member

    105
    6
    Joined Feb 11, 2012
    Davison, Michigan
    The carpet is pretty nasty in my car and has a lot of holes so I’m just going to replace it. Finally modified the OEM front speaker housing to hold my speakers and got the door panels put back together. Nothing special but will take a pic of it.

    I will be ordering my carpet from stockinteriors.com and going with the 801 black with the mass backing this weekend. Pretty sure I decided I am going to do the cruise control delete this week as well.
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    Last edited: Aug 3, 2018
    My DSM:
    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX

    Drag Race Build

      automatic
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  8. Mitsubishiown

    Mitsubishiown Proven Member

    105
    6
    Joined Feb 11, 2012
    Davison, Michigan
    Suspension Plans:

    Feals 441 or 441+ (from the reading I have done it seems to be the best option for drag/street need to research spring rates and valving now because I am lost)
    Prothane Front/Rear Sway Bar Bushings
    Prothane Front/Rear Control Arm Bushings
    RM Rear Sway Bar
    Polyurethane Front Motor Mount

    Not sure if I am missing anything important that I should do but this seems like a good start and about what I was wanting to spend on suspension upgrades. I did get a chance to install the new Front Motor Mount!

    Finally had the chance to install the speakers and door panels. Really like how they look although the door panels aren't in perfect shape. I have a lot of plans for this car just attempting to do all the research seems like I might end up doing a 6-bolt swap seems the way most people go when they plan on making 600-700whp. We will see I have a lot to learn!

    Cruise control delete will happen this week as well.

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    Last edited: Aug 9, 2018
    My DSM:
    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX

    Drag Race Build

      automatic
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  9. Mitsubishiown

    Mitsubishiown Proven Member

    105
    6
    Joined Feb 11, 2012
    Davison, Michigan
    Did more work on the car and also found more work in the form of rust! Trying to find as much info as possible on rust repair what worries me is the pinch welds and whatever that piece is behind the rear side skirt area being rusted out. Going to take out the seats and carpet to make sure he floor pan is fine and not sure on the rest of the rust.

    On the bright side I replaced the drip molds I think they are called mine had chunks missing.

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    My DSM:
    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX

    Drag Race Build

      automatic
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