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Street Build Daily Toy

Year:
1998
Model/Trim:
Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
  • Ownership Status:
    I own it
    Turbo Type:
    16g
    Drivetrain:
    AWD
    Transmission Type:
    Manual
    Build Type:
    • Street
    Mods-Bolt-on:
    SRS 3" catless downpipe
    3" (unknown) cat-back exhaust
    Varex Muffler
    Extremepsi intake w/ Evo 8 MAS
    FP 68HTA turbo (V1 rebuilt with 9blade turbine wheel)
    Walbro 450 high pressure (e85)
    Fuelab AFPR + filter
    FIC 1650cc high impedance injectors
    ETS 3" street intercooler + piping
    Go Fast Bits hybrid bypass/blowoff valve
    FP Race exhaust manifold + heat shield
    Open dump o2 housing
    Evo 3 intake manifold (CB ported)
    FP2 camshafts
    Aluminum radiator
    Gallant 90amp alternator
    Hallman pro MBC
    Custom cold ram air style filter duct
    Custom lower turbo heat shield
    Prothane mounts
    Emissions delete
    Mods-Engine:
    Built shortblock:
    Evo 8 OEM crankshaft
    Manley H-Tuff connecting rods
    Wiseco 1400HD 8.5:1 pistons (+.020")

    Rebuilt head (Curt Brown):
    Evo valve train
    Bronze guides
    Port work

    -felpro permatorque head gasket
    -ARP head studs
    -Balance shafts deleted
    -Fluid Dampr
    -Evo 9 OEM tining belt
    Mods-EMS & Logging:
    Stock ecu self tuned with ecuflash (ceddymods big maps), Evoscan, AEM UEGO wideband, Glowshift boost gauge, tactrix openport 2.0
    Mods-Drivetrain:
    TRE stage 1 rebuild w/shot-peened gearset, Competition clutch chromoly lightweight flywheel, Southbend ssx/tz-b clutch kit, speed demon skateboard bearings pressed into shifter linkages, Evo VIII lsd rear diff (awaiting installation)
    Mods-Handling:
    Brembo OE style brake pads, drilled/slotted front rotors, Evo IX enkei rims + 235/45R17 Goodyear Eagle AS Sport, RM rear away bar, misc poly bushings
    Parts Wishlist:
    coilovers, rear interior delete, slicks or radials,
    Background:
    I grew up riding in the back seat of my parents 95 gs-t. It was supposed to be my first car, but unfortunately, my father totalled it when I was 12. Ever since, I knew I had to find my DSM. When I turned 18, I had my first job, and began my extensive search. Over a year of searching high and low, I finally found her. The cleanest 2g I had ever seen in person. She's a Barcelona red pearl metallic 1998 GSX. I bought it bone stock. This was also my first manual car. I've learned a lot throughout the years of owning it. All of my modifications have been done myself, and I am very proud of where it's at now, seeing as I had never so much as performed an oil change until I got my DSM.

    Once I had learned how to drive and maintain my car, I came to the true realization of what "fast for its time" meant. My goals immediately became to turn "its time" into here and now. I wanted my car to hold its own against current top-performers on the street. The thought of my dream car being walked away from by a family car made in 2015 was unsettling. This was my inspiration for my build.

    I spent almost a year, patiently researching the effects of different modifications. Meanwhile, I had typical maintanence which I had performed myself in order to learn about my car. After getting the general idea of how to build a DSM, I began my search for upgrades. First came basic bolt-ons (intake, exhaust) then came fuel and tuning. After making a small increase in horsepower, the neccesity of a clutch upgrade became apparent. Once I had a solid base to build upon, I finally was able to upgrade my turbo.

    My car now is at the limits of what the stock 7-bolt motor can handle. I have yet to put it on a dyno, but she does what I want her to do. It stays ahead of current stock sports cars, and leaves other "fast for its time" cars in the dust.

    For now, she's where she needs to be, but as we all know, the build is never complete. Future plans will be to upgrade suspension for better handling, as well as upgrading to forged internals and the valvetrain.

    After I've had my fun with the car, I plan to perform a full restoration (doesnt need it now, but I plan on driving this car for years to come) and save it for my first kid.
  • 1/4 Mile E/T:
    12.388
    1/4 Mile MPH:
    115.00
    1/8 Mile E/T:
    8.11
    1/8 Mile MPH:
    90.14
    60' Time:
    1.885
    Timeslip Details:
    Full weight/Interior/full fuel tank, 24 psi, e85, union grove, almost sea level on street tires
    Dyno HP:
    386 bhp
    Dyno TQ:
    323 lb/ft
    Dyno Type:
    DynoJet
    Dyno Shop Name:
    Late Model Throttle
    Dyno Session Details:
    Dyno Day - best of 3 pulls with car tested as-is. 24 psi, e85, 8k RPM redline

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