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Showcar Build Sapphire

Year:
1990
Model/Trim:
Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
  • Ownership Status:
    Currently Own
    Turbo Type:
    16g
    Drivetrain:
    AWD
    Transmission Type:
    Manual
    Build Type:
    • Street
    • Showcar
    Mods-Bolt-on:
    Mishimoto Aluminum Radiator, Upgraded 02 Housing, ETS FMIC, FuelLab AFPR, Ebay Tial BOV, 2G Exhaust Manifold, 3" SRS Turbo Back Exhaust, Speed Density
    Mods-EMS & Logging:
    ECMLink v3, AEM UEGO X-Series, AEM Boost, AEM Fuel Pressure, AEM Tru Boost-X
    Mods-Drivetrain:
    4 Bolt Rear, Depowered Power Steering, AC Removed
    Mods-Handling:
    TEIN Lowering Springs
    Parts Wishlist:
    Dual Gauge Pod for Steering Console, Oil Pressure Gauge
    Background:
    This is my baby. Words can't describe how she makes me feel.

    The paint isn't 100%, and there are imperfections to be found, but this is the closest thing I think I will ever have to a mint condition DSM in my possession.

    We've went to the trouble of powder coating parts like the Cam Angle Sensor, Alternator, Valve Cover, Water Pipe, Water Neck, and more. In addition, the exhaust manifold and 02 housing have been ceramic coated.

    Almost ready to fire up, just prettying up the parts before the go on. Still need to get a section of exhaust fabricated and intercooler piping welded. I will be dyno tuning the car as well.

    In the more near future I hope to get AC back in the car.

    More long term, after running with this roughly 300hp build I plan to upgrade to a bastard 20g and I am considering building my existing head and using a cyclone intake manifold laying around, or upgrading to a build 2g head and getting an EVO III Intake Manifold.

    In addition to this, I have a bold idea that I want to implement that I am pretty certain has not been done on these cars yet. I know lots have realized the 1g climate control dials are perfect sized for gauges and eliminated their settings to utilize them. I think that's acceptable on a race car, but not really on a show car.

    So, what I am hoping to do is create a digital climate control system for my 1g using servo motors mounted to the cable driven settings behind the dash. The servos are to be operated using a program written which will run on a Raspberry Pi sporting a touchscreen display where the stereo is mounted stock. This will give me access to ECMLink Software as well in the car using the Pi, and also using it to play music in the car, etc.

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