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Street Build German GSX

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

    Dentor Probationary Member

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    Hello folks, I'd like to introduce my 97 GSX.
    It is altogether my 3rd 2g but my first GSX. Mitsubishi never officially sold the GSX outside the USA, so they are extremely rare in Europe.
    I picked up the car in January 2018 in England and restore it so far to get a road registration here.
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    My DSM:
    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX

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  2. Issues

    Issues Probationary Member

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    Love the color. What is it, cayenne red?
     
  3. ec17pse

    ec17pse Freelancer

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    You said it came from the UK, was this from a chap called Alex perhaps? If so i have driven this car and knew the owner when it was in the US aswel LOL, it was the only Cayenne red gsx in the UK
     
    My DSM:
    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST

    Road Race Build

    175 whp   180.1 lb/ft
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  4. ec17pse

    ec17pse Freelancer

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    This was me and this GSX which i think it is, 1891354_10152601067456337_9136636448760025707_o.jpg
     
    My DSM:
    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST

    Road Race Build

    175 whp   180.1 lb/ft
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  5. Dentor

    Dentor Probationary Member

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    Yes it is Cayenne red.

    Dude, jes I got it from Alex. Than you know that the car was in really bad shape... but no chance to find a better in Europe for that price
     
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    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX

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  6. Dentor

    Dentor Probationary Member

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    By the way... do you have some informations about engine and transmission? Alex didn know much/ or don’t want to tell me.
    Only thing i know is it is a 6bolt block. But I have no idea if stock or what is modified inside. What type of clutch...?
    I could not do a test drive still now, because the car didn’t run when I buyed it
     
    My DSM:
    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX

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  7. ec17pse

    ec17pse Freelancer

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    So what i know is the guy came over from the US with it, (he is US Military) i go to the base on the regular. His name is Jake, met him and looked st the car as you do and i got to test it out,

    When he got it here he had some boost issues and leaks, the trans had a good clutch in, but his shifter was a megan and a bolt kept getting stuck and jamming gears, it also made it bad as you would miss and skip a gesr bby mistake, i came down from 5th to 2nd because it jumped me there and would not let me select 4th but did again once slowed down!

    I tried to help him with ecmlink as he had issues there with WOT and he lost his cable, he also had boost leaks.

    From then he had a few things he was doing and needed my advice in like upgrades and parts, so i assisted and he got alot of what i said to get, but the install was bad, it was a point where he wanted to get a new car now anyway so i guess everything went together fast.

    After all this it got sold to Alex, who i also went and met and saw the car in person again, he was having issues fixing Jakes mess and well i tried to do my best but my advice went unhead! So nothing i suggested was done to fix it and know idea what alex ended up fixing or breaking from there.

    So it started well but ended up bad,

    AFAIK the block was fully built snd the trans was recently upgraded when it came to the UK, the interior sucked and ride was not great but it was pushing 23psi i believe and it pulled hard! It felt good and drove strong,

    Thats about all i got or remember LOL, i shall try dig out some pics i got of the car on the comp shortly
     
    My DSM:
    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST

    Road Race Build

    175 whp   180.1 lb/ft
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  8. Dentor

    Dentor Probationary Member

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    Wow, thank you! That was a lot more information than Alex told me.

    A few things surprise me...

    The car wasn't running at all, which was also due to the speed density and a lot of boost leaks.

    In ecmlink everything was stock except the injector size and MAF. If he really drove 23psi, then on stock fuel and timing map. Ok we have better fuel in Europe, but still unbelievable.

    Then he used the 6bolt (1g) knock sensor, which will not work with the 2g ecu (or not perfect).

    But the issues with the gearbox shocks me the most, if it breaks I'm f***ed.
    I won't get a replacement in Europe.
     
    My DSM:
    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX

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  9. Dentor

    Dentor Probationary Member

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    What has happened so far...

    Ebay turbo with external wastegate exchanged for OEM EVO III turbo with EVO manifold. New intercooler is inside, black powdered but so that the mesh is not coated inside.

    Stealth optic with minimal heat transfer losses.

    New piping, and vacuum hoses are all new and pressure test up to 2bar successfully passed.
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    Then I designed an adapter to adapt an Apexi air filter to the EVO VIII maf. I don’t like SD.

    A colleague of mine has a 3D printer...
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    The highlight of the interior is now the digital multi display with OLED.

    Now I can display 6 values at the same time. Furthermore, the controller box loops the signal of the whideband lambda into the ECU, so I can log the signal in parallel with ecmlink.

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    Last edited: Nov 20, 2018 at 7:10 AM
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    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX

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  10. Mitsubishiown

    Mitsubishiown Proven Member

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    You mind explaining how you got the intercooler like that? Looks awesome!
     
    My DSM:
    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX

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  11. Dentor

    Dentor Probationary Member

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    Stuttgart, Europe
    Well... This is the know how of the powder coating company.
    But I think the powder is sprayed in an angle so that it doesn't infect the mesh.
     
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