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Showcar Build Celtic Blue awd swapped 2.0L hx-40

Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
  • Ownership Status:
    I own it
    Transmission Type:
    Build Type:
    • Showcar
    FP 4" intake, apexi power Intake
    Hallman Pro MBC
    1350cc FIC (flow tested@1420cc)
    FuelLab AFPR
    Rewired 255 walboro in-tank, 255 walboro in-line
    6an all the way to the tank
    AEM fuel rail
    Speed density
    JMFab T3 manifold, 38mm tial external WG
    HX-40 7-blade KTS, T3 .70 BEP housing
    Thermal R&D 3" catback
    STM 3" downpipe
    Evo 3 Intake Manifold
    Throttlebodys.com 1gnt tb w/ halfshaft mod
    VRSF intercooler (required me to use 2gnt overflow)

    Tial 50mm BOV
    custom catch can
    '97 7-bolt, BSE, oil port mod 1&2
    8.3:1 Wiseco + Eagle H-beam
    Eagle 7-bolt crank, ACL bearings
    OEM oil pump, Kiggly HLA
    Kelford 272/272
    Ferrea 6000 series valves, beehive springs, retainers, and locks
    Evo 9 lifters and rocker arms
    Stock head gasket
    ARP L19's
    Fluidampr Harmonic Damper
    Evo 9 OFH
    Mods-EMS & Logging:
    ECMLink v3
    AEM boost gauge 50psi
    AEM oil pressure 150psi
    AEM wideband o2
    GS-T with AWD swap, LSD rear
    TMZ trans (no info from gsx owner, definitely built)
    ACT Streetlite flywheel
    Southbend Ceramic HD clutch
    Magnus t-case billet cover
    DSS Stage 2 axles front and rear
    Upgraded polyurethane motor mounts
    BulFab crossmember
    Ground Control coilovers
    RM Racing Front & Rear Sway bars
    3G rear control arms
    solid bushings for front/rear subframe and rear diff
    custom rear toe adjustable arms with spherical bearings
    RRE Front & Rear strut tower bars
    RRE lower tie bar
    Stainless steel braided brake lines
    Evo 8 brembo swap *required me to use +15mm jmf fab wheel spacers in the front to clear the calipers*
    3g Brake booster & MC upgrade
    Volk Racing TE-37 18x7.5 et41
    Rays Engineering Lug Nuts and Valve Seals and JDM center caps
    Yokohoma Advan S.4 225/40R-18
    Evo 9 Momo Steering wheel
    custom tubular rear subframe
    I bought my car March 31, 2012 in Salem, VA

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  1. sorn
    I would love that color on mine.
  2. iHavok
    bruh... beautiful
      mantega4g63 likes this.
  3. Michael Cusimano
    God those catch cans are dope!!!
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  4. FoxEclipse
    That's a beautiful color! You've kept it nice and clean, too. Great job, man.
    1. mantega4g63
      yeah it's been down for 7 months :/ hoping to have it back in time for the shootout. awd, turbo, and motor swap taking longer than expected
      mantega4g63, Jul 16, 2015
  5. mattwiththeeclipse
    That's dope man! I have a 99 eclipse that I payed almost nothing for and is running stock other than a cold air intake. What would I have to do to get it completely tuned like you did? It is my end goal and will be my dream car when I am finished but idk where to even start.
    1. mantega4g63
      If it's a non turbo, I don't know enough about them to tell you anything. But for a turbo, you could reflash the ecu with EVO scan. First you need to figure out what power you want to make, then you need to find a trusted tuner and talk with him because you are limited by his tuning ability. I stuck with bolt-ons until I ran into idle issues with my bigger throttle body, and had to get it tuned
      mantega4g63, Oct 14, 2014
    2. mantega4g63
      Also I had to convert my non-eprom ecu to an eprom ecu which I had ECMLink do. I told you to go the evo scan route because you have a black box ecu since that came in the 99 turbo model eclipse. First pick an upgrade path (aka your desired hp level/range), then find a tuner and talk with him. I wouldn't let anyone talk you into using a SAFC, they work I just don't support shortcuts
      mantega4g63, Oct 14, 2014
  6. 95talongirl
    I love that color! Beautiful!
    1. mantega4g63
      thank you! no one believes it's a stock eclipse color
      mantega4g63, Oct 14, 2014
    2. mantega4g63
      I love that talon blue also, I was considering it. I've seen a bunch of rare talons with crazy blue colors, I couldn't find much info on them so I went with this eclipse blue
      mantega4g63, Oct 14, 2014
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