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Street Build Awd Spyder

Average User Rating:
5/5,
Year:
1998
Model/Trim:
Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
  1. Doubleot

    Doubleot Proven Member

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    Joined Mar 15, 2009
    Spanish Fork, Utah
    I'm back, With what I've always wanted :)

    After selling my Panduh in January, the poor car suffered a fatal accident that totaled her :(# The owner kept the car and fixed it up and actually still drives it, I haven't seen it since the accident, I just wish the best of luck for the new owner and the Panduh.

    I never really thought it would hit me like it did but I missed these damn cars so much I started looking for another and found this little devil.

    Now onto my new baby, My wife has a somewhat gift for naming vehicles and this name fit perfectly IMO.

    Found this Tuesday of last week, called the kid worked out a deal and drove there after work with my truck and trailer and picked her up.

    The issues I've noticed with it...
    -Front bumper isn't in good shape
    -Missing fog lights (Looks like it has a cheap after market in the right side)
    -Got rear ended at some point in its life, The tail lights are chipped and don't line up.
    -Trunk plastics are messed up and one of the previous owners cut the Manual top switch out for god knows what reason (Already found another and wired it in, Also found a full set of tan plastics in perfect condition at the junkyard)
    -Something is wrong with the starter, torque converter, and/or flex plate (Makes a god awful grinding sound when starting it, but once it starts it idles and drives)
    -Needs to be painted, usual sun fading
    - Top is actually in pretty good shape except for the where the glass is sewn into the top the stitching is coming out, shouldn't be hard to get that redone.
    -Dents and dings around the car nothing horrible
    -Previous owner hard wired a cheap cd player into the harness instead of buying a 3$ jumper.
    -Leaks oil from a few places.
    -Car is Auto...:D

    Now onto the decent
    -The interior is complete and in AMAZING shape, seriously cannot believe how good of condition everything is in
    -Car has a clean title
    -Car has little surface rust in small areas
    -I love the color
    -Car has great potential and I'm excited to finally own a Spyder :)

    The plan was to remove the trans, figure out the issue and put it back in to keep it drive-able for the time being, well I got the sand out of my vagina and decided to not invest money into the transmission components and just start buying my manual Awd components :)

    Operation 2gb Tsi Awd Spyder has begun :)

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    All 2gb eclipse body panels will be for sale or trade except the side skirts if anyone is interested.

    Thanks for looking!
     

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    My DSM:
    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST

    Street Build

    279.1 whp   325.3 lb/ft
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  2. Doubleot

    Doubleot Proven Member

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    Joined Mar 15, 2009
    Spanish Fork, Utah
    Had a buddy come over this past Saturday and we got to work on this bi***. Started by taking off the front bumper and draining the coolant. He seems really excited. 100_3525_zps3039bbb1.jpg
    We got all the fun stuff out of the way started unplugging stuff from the engine and moving things around. 100_3526_zpsf3a009db.jpg 100_3527_zps437c0b90.jpg
    Tore out the headlights, smic and stock piping 100_3530_zps2aac12b1.jpg
    I also decided I'm going without ac in this car. So I tore all the lines out 100_3531_zpsd2ba2111.jpg
    Harness unplugged from the interior and wrapped onto the motor 100_3533_zpsf69b31ec.jpg
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    Motor and trans out, coolant pissed everywhere 100_3535_zpseddd389a.jpg
    The bay was filthy 100_3536_zps40dd051c.jpg
    of all the colors a previous owner thought yellow was the way to go on the block LOL
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    Also decided red was a good color for a heat shield 100_3538_zpse265012b.jpg
    Dirty bay pics, thing probably sat for a while before I got ahold of her. 100_3539_zpsf498c95f.jpg 100_3540_zps8212c964.jpg 100_3541_zps7d5dc7ac.jpg 100_3542_zpsf82a0e22.jpg
     
    My DSM:
    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST

    Street Build

    279.1 whp   325.3 lb/ft
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  3. Doubleot

    Doubleot Proven Member

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    Joined Mar 15, 2009
    Spanish Fork, Utah
    Got the motor and trans seperated but not before I found out that timing was off on the engine and we couldn't rotate it. We got two of the bolts that connect thw flywheel to the converter easily,# the other two not so much. 100_3543_zps1c153edc.jpg
    Also forgot how much trans fluid the converter can hold so it pissed it out on my garage floor.
    Drained the remaining fluid the transmission had 100_3544_zps4524a2bc.jpg
    Purple powered the crap out of the engine bay and scrubbed her down.
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    cleaned up for the night because of prior dinner plans we had.

    Came back on Sunday morning cleaned a little more and got back to work. A/T shifter, cables and ppedal assembly removed. 100_3546_zps26fb229c.jpg 100_3547_zps55986eb8.jpg 100_3548_zps0dc40160.jpg
    That's where I'm at now. Going to shoot for this weekend to drop the fwd rear subframe and gas tank. Thanks for looking!

    Got started on the spyder today around noon and a half (12:30 genius)

    Started disconnecting things, Moving things around. Got around to taking the subframe bolts out
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    Tyler doing some hard labor
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    Subframe coming out
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    All out :)
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    Started disconnecting lines and bolts for the fuel tank and filler neck
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    Slowly lowering it down, Has probably half a tank of gas in it still, Didn't realize these damn tanks don't have a drain plug.

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    So much emissions bullshit on the 98-99's
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    All out broke the one side didn't even realize it was still attached till it was too late.
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    All empty down here
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    Tomorrow I'll get the exhaust out and start cutting the subframe bolts out, That should be fun...:)

    Thanks for all the support everyone! Big thanks to Tyler, Fernando, and Pjon for coming over and helping out!
     
    My DSM:
    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST

    Street Build

    279.1 whp   325.3 lb/ft
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  4. Doubleot

    Doubleot Proven Member

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    Joined Mar 15, 2009
    Spanish Fork, Utah
    Got a little more done today was kinda tired still and didnt sleep that great.

    Exhaust is out
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    Cut the piece of the xbrace to get the subframe bolts out

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    Next will be to get the holes cut and the subframe bolts out.
     
    My DSM:
    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST

    Street Build

    279.1 whp   325.3 lb/ft
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  5. 95talongirl

    95talongirl Supporting Member

    1,007
    158
    Joined Feb 9, 2008
    On a Jet Plane, Illinois
    Looking good so far!!
     
    My DSM:
    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD

    11.437 @ 126.42 MPH
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  6. Doubleot

    Doubleot Proven Member

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    100
    Joined Mar 15, 2009
    Spanish Fork, Utah
    Thanks MB!
     
    My DSM:
    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST

    Street Build

    279.1 whp   325.3 lb/ft
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  7. coupe_nasty

    coupe_nasty Proven Member

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    11
    Joined Oct 15, 2011
    Easton, Maryland
    Cant wait to see how this thing turns out! awd spyder's are sick!
     
    My DSM:
    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX

    350.0 whp   315.0 lb/ft
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  8. tkrPerformance

    tkrPerformance Proven Member

    597
    15
    Joined Dec 2, 2002
    plymouth, Minnesota
    Everyone is doing 2gb awd talon spyder snow days :)
    Looking good. There is a better way to do it with out cutting the x brace out. Just make sure to weld it back into the car.
    I picked up a 2nd awd spyder last fall for the new black top on it. The shop that did the swap cut the x brace out and I could flex the shell by my self in the back.
     
    My DSM:

    Street Build

    GT40   manual
    1998

    Street Build

    50trim   manual
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  9. nickfromfortfun

    nickfromfortfun Probationary Member

    15
    1
    Joined Apr 6, 2012
    Fort Wayne, Indiana
    finally a new spyder build to follow and get ideas off of!!! love the grey man!
     
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  10. Doubleot

    Doubleot Proven Member

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    Joined Mar 15, 2009
    Spanish Fork, Utah
    Thanks guys, I plan on re welding the xbrace back up. I'm actually going use the 2ga rear, 2gb front, and I'm still undecided of using the 2ga swirly talon skirts or keeping the 2gb eclipse skirts.

    The best part of this build is I'm doing it the way I've always wanted it and I could care less what others think. I'm excited and things are moving more quickly then I originally imagined.

    I apperciate all the support guys & gals!
     
    My DSM:
    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST

    Street Build

    279.1 whp   325.3 lb/ft
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  11. Cdc1221

    Cdc1221 Proven Member

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    Joined Feb 16, 2012
    Jackson, Georgia
    I'll be following this. I have similar plans for mine once I get her running. Chasing an ele. issue from doing a 63 swap into my GS. Good luck!
     
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  12. MN_Eclipze

    MN_Eclipze Proven Member

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    Joined Mar 16, 2009
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Nice!
     
  13. spyderdrifter

    spyderdrifter Supporting Member

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    249
    Joined Jul 11, 2009
    Colorado Springs, Colorado
    One day mine will be getting this swap...:rolleyes:
     
    My DSM:
    1996 Eagle Talon TSi AWD

    Autocross Build

    16g   manual
    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST (sold)

    Street Build

    T28   manual
    1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX (sold)

    16g   manual
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  14. Doubleot

    Doubleot Proven Member

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    Joined Mar 15, 2009
    Spanish Fork, Utah
    Well got some more done on the old gal
    Got the rear subframe bolts drilled out
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    There's two ways to get into the forward subframe mounting spot, Drill threw inside the frame or drill threw the wheel well, I chose the wheel well because incase the bolt spins for some reason, I can put something in there to hold it while we bolt the subframe up into place.

    (BTW the hole saw made very easy work of this, Would highly recommend it)

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    I also got the bolts for the tank straps ready to go, Some people cut from right above the hole location under the car, Jason (JDXNC) showed me his method, SO much cleaner big thanks to him!

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    For the rear strap bolts, I used a magnet and some finessing and got the bolts threw the larger holes around them without much trouble.

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    I also removed the heat shield from the tunnel area but didn't take any direct pictures, All I'm waiting for now is the driveline support brackets and I'll be ready to bolt up the tank and rear end. I will also be picking up the majority of my parts in about two weeks so It might be a little while before another update but don't think I'm getting lazy, We've only just begun :)

    Also if anyone is interested in the 2gb eclipse side skirts or the spyder spoilers PM me with offers as I will be taking them off the car.

    Thanks for looking!
     
    My DSM:
    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST

    Street Build

    279.1 whp   325.3 lb/ft
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  15. Doubleot

    Doubleot Proven Member

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    Joined Mar 15, 2009
    Spanish Fork, Utah
    Picked up a full set of 2ga talon twisty skirts last night FB_IMG_13813702167228735_zps8a6ed654.jpg
     
    My DSM:
    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST

    Street Build

    279.1 whp   325.3 lb/ft
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    Pouffysubset and eclipse gsx like this.
  16. IHeartMyHonda

    IHeartMyHonda Proven Member

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    Joined Jul 12, 2006
    murfreesboro, Tennessee
    I'm doing an awd talon spyder as well. The hole saw is definitely a better option over a cutoff wheel. Much cleaner and faster. Thanks for the tip on the gas tank straps, btw.
     
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  17. Doubleot

    Doubleot Proven Member

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    Spanish Fork, Utah
    No problem man glad you put my thread and information to use!
     
    My DSM:
    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST

    Street Build

    279.1 whp   325.3 lb/ft
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  18. NWHTanK

    NWHTanK Proven Member

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    Joined Apr 23, 2011
    Odessa, Missouri
    Looks like thier is gonna be more talon awd spyders on the road.:thumb:
     
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  19. nickfromfortfun

    nickfromfortfun Probationary Member

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    Joined Apr 6, 2012
    Fort Wayne, Indiana
    thanks for the info for the bolts!!! I plan on doing an add swap on my spyder soon and i didnt know how i was going to go about that but you saved the day thanks!!!!!! cant wait to see you do the rest awesome build man!!!!!!
     
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  20. Doubleot

    Doubleot Proven Member

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    Spanish Fork, Utah
    Well I got a little bit done recently, Last week I went and picked up the majority of the parts I would need for the Awd swap, Manual swap, and the talon swap.

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    (Ignore the auto shifter)

    I got a little bored so I decided to remove my TCU and install my shifter assembly and cables. (B&M short shifter and a MOMO shift knob)

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    I also temporarily installed the rear subframe and driveline so I could line up where the rear carrier mount would need to be welded.

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    That's it for now, I also picked up my rear 2ga bumper but it's in front of the car and I forgot to take a picture. I also decided to do an energy suspensions poly bushing kit in the rear since I have it all out right now and one of the bushings was toast. Hoping to have the whole rear end including gas tank and subframe mounted in the next few weeks before winter really sets in.

    Thanks for looking!
     
    My DSM:
    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST

    Street Build

    279.1 whp   325.3 lb/ft
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  21. sypherzero

    sypherzero Proven Member

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    Joined Feb 14, 2008
    Marion, North Carolina
    Awesome build man! That's my favorite color on a 2g!
     
    My DSM:
    1995 Eagle Talon TSi

    Street Build

    T25   manual
    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX

    Street Build

    T25   manual
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  22. nickfromfortfun

    nickfromfortfun Probationary Member

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    Joined Apr 6, 2012
    Fort Wayne, Indiana
    Great idea on the poly kit I'm buying a rear end where the owner did that a couple months ago.
     
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  23. Doubleot

    Doubleot Proven Member

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    From what I've been told it's one of the best upgrades you can do for the suspension. Thanks for the support everyone!
     
    My DSM:
    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST

    Street Build

    279.1 whp   325.3 lb/ft
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  24. jdxnc

    jdxnc Proven Member

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    Joined Sep 15, 2009
    Stanstead, QC, Canada
    Keep up the good work Omar!
     
    My DSM:
    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX

    Street Build

    10.91 @ 131.43 MPH
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  25. bigbird94

    bigbird94 Proven Member

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    Joined Jun 22, 2011
    Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
    Awesome build! If I lived in a nicer climate id consider converting a spyder like that nice!

    If you need any talon swap parts shoot me a pm and I can probably help you out, theres two spyders and a 2gb in my junkyard
     
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