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Street Build '97 Eclipse AWD GS-T (2006 to present)

Year:
1997
Model/Trim:
Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
  • Ownership Status:
    I own it
    Turbo Type:
    16g
    Transmission Type:
    Manual
    Build Type:
    • Drag Race
    Mods-Bolt-on:
    • Forced Performance 68HTA
    • Forced Performance 4" intake
    • Tial 50mm BOV
    • S90 (74mm) Throttle Body
    • BJ's sheet metal intake manifold
    • VRSF front mount intercooler
    • Fuel Injector Clinic 2150cc injectors and resistor delete plug
    • Aeromotive Stealth 340 fuel pump
    • Proclassic -6AN fuel hose from tank to rail
    • Fuelab fuel filter (40 micron metal element)
    • 1g fuel rail
    • Fuelab adjustable fuel pressure regulator (43.5psi base fuel psi)
    • Forced Performance race exhaust manifold
    • Punishment Racing o2 housing (dumped to atmosphere)
    • Tial 38mm wastegate (1.3 bar spring)
    • Apexi GT 3" cat delete dp (DEI titanium wrapped)
    • HKS hi-power catback exhaust
    • ECMLink IR boost control solenoid (30psi)
    • Nology hotwires
    • Zaklee clear cam gear cover
    • Prothane side motor mounts
    • Adam Porto solid front/rear roll stops
    • AFCO 80107N race radiator
    • -16AN Earl's radiator hoses
    • 143* Mishimoto thermostat
    • single 12" push fan
    • Optima red top relocated to subframe
    • Calan VS2 catch can 10AN inlet and 8AN outlet
    • Vamos Fab 4" front drive shaft loop
    • CNC 412 staging brake (plumbed to lock-up front right & back left)
    • Gofer Aero 100% carbon fiber bumper shutters
    • TPP black exhaust manifold blanket
    • Jay Racing alternator relocation (steel)
    • Frontline Fabrication spare tire delete
    • EDM tail lights
    Mods-Engine:
    • E-54
    • Forced Performance FP2 cams
    • Brian Crower adjustable cam gears
    • Kiggly HP beehive valve springs (97lbs at 1.440")
    • OE Evo rockers
    • engnbldr SS valves
    • engnbldr bronze valve guides
    • Topline revised lifters
    • standard ARP head studs (tq to 90ft lbs)
    • OEM Mitsu composite headgasket (copper sprayed)
    • Fluidampr harmonic damper crank pulley
    • stock 7-bolt bottom end with 100k+ and balance shafts
    Mods-EMS & Logging:
    • ECMlink (V3) Speed Density
    • Innovate MTX-L wideband (rear o2 location)
    • AEM Digital (50psi) boost gauge
    • AEM X-Series (100psi) oil pressure gauge
    • AEM X-Series (100psi) fuel pressure gauge
    • AEM 5 bar MAP sensor (boost)
    • AEM 3.5 bar MAP (turbo back psi) @ EGR port
    • AEM 2 bar MAP (crankcase psi)
    • GM IAT on UICP
    Mods-Drivetrain:
    • AWD GS-T conversion
    • automatic converted to 5 speed manual
    • ShepTrans stage 4 w/ 4 spider CD, LSD, Evo 1st, 3rd, 4th gear and REM ISF
    • ACT Twin Disk
    • Frontline Fabrication girdled steel rear diff cover
    • Evo shift knob
    • B&M short shifter
    • Symborski shift kit
    • Mach V shift cable bearings
    • Shep trans solid shifter cable bushings
    • ExtremePSI SS full clutch line
    Mods-Handling:
    • Paul Volk (99gst_racer) chromoly tubular rear subframe, LCA's, and toe arms
    • EMW depowered (Miata mod) 2g steering rack
    • Evo rear Brembos
    • Stock AWD DSM front calipers
    • RotorPros CD/S rotors
    • Hawk HPS pads
    • 2003 Eclipse 8+9 brake booster and 17/16" master cylinder
    • SS brake lines
    • Dennis Grant Koni coil overs
    • Hypercoil springs (750fr / 350r)
    • Evo steering wheel
    • 2slow4now's Evo to DSM steering wheel adapter hub
    • Sparco Evo 2 seat
    • RMDSM sway bars (front & rear)
    • DC sport rear strut tower brace
    • ARP extended wheel studs
    • Evo IX Enkeis 17x8 +38 wrapped with 245/45/17 Bridgestone Potenza RE760's
    • Evo IX Enkeis 17x8 +38 wrapped with 245/45/17 Hoosier DR's for the track @ 22psi
    • Enkei RPF1s 17x9 +35
    Parts Wishlist:
    • 8-point roll cage
    Background:
    11.49's or bust!
  • 1/4 Mile E/T:
    11.634
    1/4 Mile MPH:
    126.050
    1/8 Mile E/T:
    7.623
    1/8 Mile MPH:
    99.220
    60' Time:
    1.941
    Timeslip Video Link:
    Watch Video
    Timeslip Photo Link:
    Timeslip Details:
    Track Name : Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park
    Nitrous : No
    Fuel Used : E85
    Vehicle Weight : 2930
    Tires : Drag Radials
    Sponsored Car : no
    Dyno HP:
    437.9 bhp
    Dyno TQ:
    387.9 lb/ft
    Dyno Type:
    Dynapack
    Dyno Sheet Photo Link:
    Dyno Shop Name:
    Road Race Engineering
    Dyno Session Details:
    Nitrous : No Nitrous
    Fuel Used : E85
    Turbo : FP HTA68
    Boost : 29
  • my first time at the 1/4 mile track
    living in san diego we have no 1/4 mile tracks and the closest one is 2 hours north up by LA and they rarely have open racing. what we do have in SD is an 1/8 mile track setup in the chargers football stadium (qualcomm) parking lot so technically this was my first time racing my car at an actual "track". :rocks:
    i tracked the car untuned on an SAFC after i got home though i was so pissed at my time/trap speed i ordered link v3 and its on its way to my doorstep as i type this. anyway, heres the video of my first time racing the car at the track... enjoy my botched awd launch and poor 1/4 time for the mods i have. :coy:

    :dsm:

    id like to thank the camera girls alex (vergetsi), rigo (camposr), & rene (SD99GST) for filming and talking crap even though all of their cars currently can't move on there own. :tease:
    id also like to thank the announcer for being a jackass...


    HTA68, FP2 cams, & E85 runs 12.0 @ 116
    Finally made it to the 1/4 mile track on my new setup after coming off the dyno with 437 awhp/387 tq. For more info on the modifications go to my HTA68, FP2 cams, E85 thread.

    I'd like to thank Kris (banishedmunk) for all his help on my car, it would be NO WHERE near where it is today if it weren't for that guy.

    :dsm:


    11 second DSM
    Finally put the car into the 11's!!!! None of this would have been possible with my good DSM friends that put the car together with me whenever it breaks and have taught me everything I know. Thanks!

    Mitsubishi GS-T converted to AWD. Below is the COMPLETE modifications list from bumper to bumper...

    Bolt-on Modifications:
    FP HTA68 â–« FP intake â–« tial q bov â–« 1g NA tb â–« BJ's SMIM â–« VRS fmic 28.5"x10"x3.5" â–« 2.5" short route IC piping â–« FIC 950's â–« walbro 255 fp (STM rewire) â–« proclassic -6AN from tank to rail â–« fuelab fuel filter (metal) â–« 1g fuel rail â–« fuelab afpr (55psi) â–« 2g exhaust manifold (ported) â–« PR externally gated o2 housing dumped â–« tial 38mm wastegate with a .9 bar spring â–« apexi gt 3" cat delete dp â–« HKS hi power catback exhaust â–« hallman mbc â–« nology hotwires â–« prothane motor mounts â–« mishimoto radiator â–« (1) SPAL 12" push fan â–« optima red top â–« RRE oil catch can â–« '99 black leather interior â–« cf headliner â–« cf turbo spoiler

    Engine Management:
    ecmlink (V3) Speed Density â–« AEM UEGO wideband (rear o2 location) â–« AEM 3.5 bar MAP sensor â–« GM IAT â–« autometer boost gauge â–« HKS type 1 tt

    Engine Internals:
    E-85 â–« fp2 cams â–« Evo IX valve springs & retainers â–« engnbldr SS valves â–« engnbldr bronze valve guides â–« topline revised lifters â–« ARP head studs (tq to 90ft lbs) â–« mitsu composite headgasket (copper sprayed) â–« stock 7-bolt bottom end with 100k

    Drivetrain Modifications:
    AWD GS-T â–« automatic tranny converted to 5 speed manual â–« ACT 2600 clutch â–« ACT chromoly flywheel â–« evo X gsr shift knob â–« B&M short shifter â–« symborski shift kit â–« SS full clutch line â–« slave cylinder extension rod

    Suspension Modifications:
    GSX brake conversion â–« ss brake lines â–« eibach sportline springs (changed to prokit march '10) â–« tokico 5 way adjustable gas shocks â–« front & rear RMDSM sway bars â–« RRE front strut tower brace â–« DC sport rear strut tower brace â–« matte black evo IX wheels wrapped with 245/40/17 bridgestone potenza RE760's

    :dsm:


    DSMs at California Speedway
    Feb. 28th 2010 at California Speedway. Eclipse running a s16g, ECMLink, FP2 Cams, 21psi. Talon Evo III 16g, built motor, 91+Meth.


    DSM runs 7.9's
    Finally got the car back to the local 1/8th, it had been over a year since I made a pass and of course my first launch it breaks. Good thing it was all good after we got her back to the pits, it felt good the next couple runs.

    :dsm:
dsmcrzy, wasabi37, 94awdcoupe and 7 others like this.

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  1. nek
    I love your final picture. Perfect. Is that with the Konis? What happened to your rear defuser?
  2. KingKeith212
    i have some questions for you concerning how you did and what you needed for a few of the upgrades on your car.
      gofer likes this.
    1. gofer
      I'd be more than happy to answer your questions but everything I've done is under the discussion (build thread) tab.
      gofer, Oct 28, 2017
  3. S4n
    amazing and nice car
  4. SXYDSM
    Wow that is a beautiful amazing Eclipse there I hope mine can look half as good as that some day great job on it


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