what should i get for my 1997 eclipse to make it faster

Posted by 400Box, May 2, 2009
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  1. 400Box

    400Box Probationary Member

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    hi i got a 1997 eclipse and want to make it faster

    i want to buy some cams a bigger turbo intake maniflod and headers

    what should i buy that good an cheap and what else should i get for it
    thanks
    cory
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    You should get this-

    UPGRADE PATH
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    Yea, get the upgrade path thing going... because you definitely said TWO things TWICE. Only because you lack knowledge about your car. DO maintenance first, then do free mods, then do the upgrade path. Then you will be farther than i am. Ignorance gets you nowhere.

    So just read up, search the classifieds and your good. Good luck bud.

    1. Maintence
    2. Boost Gauge, Wideband, DSM Link with 2g Eprom ECU
    3. Build internals out (cams, rods, pistons, etc.)
    4. FUEL System (bigger fuel pump, Bigger injectors, Adjustable Fuel Pressure Regulator)
    5. 16g, Blow Off Valve, Front Mount InterCooler, Intake, Exhaust.

    Read Read Read, and excel. Nothing bad ever came from knowing too much.
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    I would make sure the car is running good first, then start with your basic performance upgrades.
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    boost controoler is the cheapest thing
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    i have all that stuff already in the parth upgrade but the headers and turbo upgrade
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    Then go on to the next upgrade path. And we do not have headers.
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    change you timing belt...no matter how many "mods'' you do you 2.0 engine is being held by that belt...and it could all go bye if it breaks
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    what kind of turbo should i buy and what kind of intake manifold and headers andwhat cams should i buy and were should i buy them from
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    i have a new timing belt and a new head gasket right now i am porting and polishing the head
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    Wow. For the second time we do not have headers. Do me a favor, and do some research on here for yourself, and see what you want out of your car. Nobody can give you an answer, as everyone will have their own opinion. Once you set your goals, then look at the different options for the parts you have listed, and see which one best suits you.
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    Before i start My name is Eric LOL



    What the guy is saying is we have exhaust manifolds not headers.;)



    I just started to tune and the thing I wish I had done first after maintenance of coarse was a boost leak test, so you may want to check that out as |I'm sure you'll have a leak on your throttle body seals for one.
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    3" exhaust
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    This has been covered so many times.

    Do maintenance first, then do research on the upgrade paths (as posted). You'll need to do those before you upgrade your turbo and manifolds. And you won't need cams for a while.
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