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Road Race Build Solomon's 2GNT Build ('98 RS)

Year:
1998
Model/Trim:
Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
  • Ownership Status:
    Currently Own
    Drivetrain:
    FWD
    Transmission Type:
    Manual
    Build Type:
    • Street
    • Autocross
    • Showcar
    Mods-Bolt-on:
    - Yonaka catback system.
    - 3 gauge cluster.
    - Bosch gauges (vacuum/boost, oil pressure, voltage).
    Mods-Engine:
    - JE 10.5:1 forged pistons.
    - 242/242 Crane Cams
    - Eagle H-beam rods and ARP bolts.
    - Fidanza adjustable cam gears.
    - PermaTorque MLS headgasket.
    - ARP headstuds.
    - Milled and ported head.
    - EGR delete and blockoff plates.
    - EVAP deleted completely.
    - Cruise control delete.
    - Spectre Microfilter for VC breather.
    - 60mm throttle body.
    - K&N cold air intake.
    - 4-1 headers and down-pipe (heat wrapped).
    - ProSeal piston rings (1.2, 1.2, 3.0).
    - VMS Racing plug wires.
    - NGK Iridium @ .045"
    - K&N oil filter.
    - Stock intake manifold, smooth runners and port matched to throttle body, IAC port tapped closed with 3/8" pipe plug.
    - Replacement radiator.
    - Fel-Pro intake manifold and throttle body gaskets.
    - Fel-Pro VC gasket and grommets.
    - PowerGrip timing belt.
    - Clevite main bearings.
    - Aluminum rod bearings.
    Mods-Drivetrain:
    - Megan Racing short shifter.
    - Exedy master cylinder.
    - Exedy slave cylinder.
    - Energy Suspension shifter bushings on interior.
    - Torque Solution shifter bushings in the bay.
    - TPD Brass synchronizers.
    - TPD axle seals.
    - Mopar ATF +4.
    - SouthEastern Stage 1 clutch kit.
    Mods-Handling:
    - Eibach Ground Control coil overs.
    - Tokico struts (front).
    - Gabriel struts (rear).
    - Megan Racing strut bar (front).
    - 16 inch KONIG Racing wheels.
    - All new ball joints and control arms.
    - Powerstop drilled and slotted rotors on the front.
    - 3F power steering pump.
    - Brembo brake pads.
    Parts Wishlist:
    - PERFECT paint job.
    - Megasquirt ecu. (MS3X?)
    - Extrude honed intake manifold.
    - Underdrive pulley.
    - Sparco seats and steering wheel.
    - Clear timing cover.
    - Megan Racing strut bar for REAR.
    - I'm looking to have a fast N/A build that handles.
    Background:
    Purchased: 1/4/2018

    This is my first DSM. I've come a long way with the build, but still have a long way to go. The previous owner wasn't very clear on many things. But I've spent the whole time figuring things out and enjoying myself.

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  1. 99gs777
    Nice car I like it
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    1. BLACK'98DSM
      Thank you.
      BLACK'98DSM, Apr 11, 2020
  2. BLACK'98DSM
    UP TO DATE: I have $5200 in to this car. I could've bought 3 GSX's for that much. But it's not about that...
  3. langelg6
    sick headlights man. how do I go about making mine look like yours
      BLACK'98DSM likes this.
    1. BLACK'98DSM
      Thanks man. I bought new ones.
      BLACK'98DSM, Jan 10, 2020
      langelg6 likes this.
    2. BLACK'98DSM
      I put LED bulbs in them, if that's what you're asking.
      BLACK'98DSM, Jan 10, 2020
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  4. Brad Bertke
    Nice looking car but what minor accident did you have? I know I got into a bit of a fender bender on mine
      BLACK'98DSM likes this.
    1. BLACK'98DSM
      Thank you. In picture #5 you can see it. Busted headlight, cracked bumper, smashed fender. A few hundred dollars and it is like new again :)
      BLACK'98DSM, Jan 8, 2020
  5. Bhern89
    Nice car
      BLACK'98DSM likes this.
    1. BLACK'98DSM
      Thanks man
      BLACK'98DSM, Nov 29, 2019
  6. CarNage
    I like it, sounds good. Probably message you later about it.
      BLACK'98DSM likes this.
  7. Murdertalon
    can I make a suggestion, don't bother with rear disc brake conversion unless it's pure looks your after. The disc's actually weigh more than the drums and reduce acceleration slightly. I know this because once upon a time I had a neon I worked on a lot and was in the same place wanting disc brakes until I learned about unsprung weight and how it affects performance much more than sprung weight. then I started researching lightweight rims. that brings its own headaches though rims ain't cheap and I live in an area with too many potholes.
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    1. BLACK'98DSM
      Thank you for the info. I only wanted them for increased stopping power, that way in the future when I do auto-X and possibly dragging I can stop in time. But I've also read about how the drums stop better than the discs.

      I think I may just keep the drums and save some money.
      BLACK'98DSM, Nov 17, 2019
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