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99 GSX Rebirth/Clean-Up/Build

Posted by bettfootball, Feb 10, 2013

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  1. mikEclipse99

    mikEclipse99 Proven Member

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    Lookin good Brady! I seriously threw my old fog light bezels and the moon shaped covers in the front bumper away a few years back haha
     

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX

    10.10 @ 151.21 MPH
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  2. bettfootball

    bettfootball Proven Member

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    Thanks Mike.

    I don't need the fog covers, I'm pretty sure I got the last brand new sets from JNZ a few years back, mine are perfect. But They won't be perfect forever!
     
  3. 181161

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    well they don't look like the ones in the pic all brand new and stuff. But they are both in one piece. They are gray looking and you can see the fading. I've never painted them but that's what I would do. But if you want 100% oem color then I understand.
     
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    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST

    Street Build

    50trim   manual
    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST

    Street Build

    20 @ 20 MPH
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  4. bettfootball

    bettfootball Proven Member

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    Ahh gotcha. Yeah there are dozens available all over the internet but just looking for new/ close to new ones. Thanks though!
     
  5. brian9397gsx

    brian9397gsx Proven Member

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    As far as oil leaks go I generally don't have a problem with them either and haven't rocked balance shafts in 10years. Surface prep is key and not over torque fasteners. I generally clean everything really well with a razor blade and then block it with 400 grit sandpaper on a flat block. Just enough for it to flatten out. Then rtv the corners. Also almost every seal is OEM I've used aftermarket gaskets in the past and they degrade. The OEM gasket is almost rock hard and a real bi*** to remove especially on the front cover.
     
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    brian9397gsx 1993 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX

    19.80 @ 35.55 MPH
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  6. bettfootball

    bettfootball Proven Member

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    Yo

    Well I haven't been touching my eclipse but I have been working on my friend Jeremy's.

    Jeremy has had this car for a long ass time and wanted it to get some much needed TLC.

    It really hadn't been touched in years as far as upgrades/ maintenance so he found me on IG and I told him I could help him out with everything no problem.

    So I brought the car over to my garage and got to work tearing it apart and fixing things, finding new things to fix etc. There was a lot of shoddy work.

    28428326208_9eb8151fc5_o.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    The car was running a 7 bolt, I believe it is built, not really sure.

    Mods:

    -Garrett turbo
    -3" IC/piping
    -2150's on E85
    -Baer brake kit up front
    -Greddy profec B
    -Tial BOV
    -Exhaust
    -Link

    etc etc.

    31694557098_c42a7129ec_o.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    Notice he was running 34lbs through a 3" IC/piping and then knecking down to the stock TB/elbow/Intake manifold.

    The car was also on 6an feed, pumping e85 to 2150's.

    It pulled like hell but it just needed a lot of updating. I did full timing/water pump etc etc as well as performance upgrades/paint.

    On to the pics!

    45567092971_dcae96378c_o.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    30625895657_6672c51e80_o.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

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    None of the gauges were hooked up, the profec B was also not even powered up, the wire was ran though a hole in the firewall with no protection, so it cut through pretty quick I assume.

    This is what under the dash looked like when I cut a couple zipties holding it all up....

    44653174035_53d52c7104_o.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

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    30625895747_9af42375f3_o.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    I also relocated the battery to where the rear seats used to be, he has a rear seat delete panel, very nice one actually.

    45567089731_c601228a06_o.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr


    45567090321_fba4efa870_o.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    Notice the piece of wood supported by the amp... Lol

    45567019841_1ce8f3fa4b_o.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    Heres an after picture of under the dash. I cleaned up sooooo many wires..

    44842223934_2a962e7954_o.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    44842223384_1f921f29fd_o.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr
     
  7. bettfootball

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    Then I got to work on painting the bay!

    I sanded all the scratches and deep chips down, then used a scuff pad on the whole thing and sprayed with automotivetouchup.com paint! I love this stuff.

    31694557018_a3c17a5673_o.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    45516702042_d4b3dbdc5b_o.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

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    44653076675_e4f7856040_o.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    The car was on stock clutch line so I swapped that out as well.

    44842092874_0c8b072422_o.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    The AFPR that was on it was super old... like didn't even adjust any pressure old. It was shot, and huge. So I swapped in a new compact aeromotive unit and made a nice little bracket for it.

    44842092514_d1bf0070b9_o.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr


    Thats about it! I'm going to do all fluids and stuff as well. Also fixing the rattling windows, he didn't even have the little rail attachment things for the window that usually rattle, those weren't even in the doors LOL

    Peace!

    -Brady
     
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  8. bettfootball

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    Soooo I got around to installing a new MAP sensor. I'm extremely confused.. I swear I set the car up on a 3 BAR sensor from OMNI power. Well I had a 4 BAR sensor laying around and threw that on and the car runs a million times better.

    With the 3 BAR the car was running pig rich, 10.00 AFR whenever 75% throttle or so. Now the car holds 11.3 or so all the way through boost.

    I'm clueless. Anyway, oil leak is getting worse.... sigh... Really frustrating!! I need to do that asap.

    Anyway, here's a video of some pulls in broncos stadium.

    Peace!

     
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  9. bettfootball

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    Yo.

    I'm basically wrapped up on my buddies GSX. It came out supeerr nice.

    44885371875_e466472bd7_o.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    Heres a before and after. I"m going to paint the IC pipe black to match.

    43981455430_4b93bb5212_o.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    Peace!

    -Brady
     
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  10. bettfootball

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    Welp... Pulled the trigger on my favorite wheels! Can't wait to get them on.

    45850117071_7020e4fcc5_o.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr
     
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  11. iugrad92turbo

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    Nice buy pulling the trigger feels good doesn't it, sometimes you just gotta spend the money, make it spend right.
     
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  12. bettfootball

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  13. 181161

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    the new wheels look bad ass. the offset is just right
     
    My DSM:
    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST

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  14. Doubleot

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    Those look perfect! What are the specs?
     
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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST

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    279.1 whp   325.3 lb/ft
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  15. bettfootball

    bettfootball Proven Member

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    Thanks!!

    Ugh yes they are a perfect fit if you're into actual proper fitment haha. I wish they were wider and more concave... But they do look legit af!!

    specs are 17x8.5 +30. The +30 offset was almost a deal breaker. The spoke design above +30 offset is disgusting.. The spokes sit out further than the lip of the wheel.

    These are pretty hard to find with the +30!

    I got these for a steal. Like a really dumb steal...

    I need to raise the car up about a half inch or so and fix the camber in the rear that I had to fit the larger stanceboi wheels.

    Peace!
     
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