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Street Build 1999 Eclipse Evo Swap

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Year:
1999
Model/Trim:
Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
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  1. 99 OZ Edition

    99 OZ Edition Proven Member

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
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  2. 99 OZ Edition

    99 OZ Edition Proven Member

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    IMG_5177.JPG IMG_5798.JPG IMG_5772.JPG dsm2 .jpg Hey guys. I've had my Dsm since early 2012, but never really posted on this forum. Since then, I have slowly been progressing on the car overall. It originally started as a 99 N/T OZ Rally Special Edition and is now in the process of an Evo 8 motor swap.

    Car is currently on Coilovers with Rays Gramlight wheels, Brembo brakes, aesthetic add ons and some miscellaneous parts here and there. I sadly lost the pictures to when i originally started the motor swap, but I will continuously update this build thread with info on this specific swap, since there seems to be almost nothing available for us 2g guys.


    Feel free to check out the Dsm on Youtube and Instagram! @Miguel_Dsm

    https://www.youtube.com/c/MiguelDsm

    https://www.instagram.com/miguel_dsm/?hl=en
     
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  3. dsmcrzy

    dsmcrzy Proven Member

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    Can't wait to see more.
     

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  4. jjw205

    jjw205 Proven Member

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    Car looks amazing! Suspension/brakes/aero all look great, now looking forward to seeing it get the powerplant it needs!
     

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  5. IHeartMyHonda

    IHeartMyHonda Proven Member

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    Excited to see more. That is one sick looking 2g. Good work!
     

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  6. greekgodchaos

    greekgodchaos Proven Member

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    Thats sick. Info on the sideskirts and splitter?
     

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  7. jjw205

    jjw205 Proven Member

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    +1 for info on the front splitter!
     

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  8. 99 OZ Edition

    99 OZ Edition Proven Member

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    Thanks guys. Hit up AeroFlow Dynamics for all your Aerodynamic part needs. They're based in Arcadia CA but they ship as well.
     

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  9. godschylde777

    godschylde777 Proven Member

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    very kool.
     
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  10. screamineagle

    screamineagle Proven Member

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    Which side skirts are they from there site? Different car?
     
  11. mysticj

    mysticj Proven Member

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    awesome, now I have a reason to pick up a 420a 2G.
     
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  12. Zmann42087

    Zmann42087 Proven Member

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    looks like Carboneti¬Ęs side skirts.
     

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  13. smills1840

    smills1840 Proven Member

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    Been looking forward to this build thread. Car looks stunning man.
     
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  14. 99 OZ Edition

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    Skirts and splitter have been made by AeroFlow Dynamics as stated above. Carbon etics also makes a set.
     

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  15. screamineagle

    screamineagle Proven Member

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    where do i find them on there site? Or do i need to contact them?
     
  16. 99 OZ Edition

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    They both have websites.


    UPDATE: Due to the lack of info on this specific swap on 2gs, I have to go trough a trial and error process to see what works and what doesn't.

    A bunch of Dsmers came over and helped me progress on the swap. Since I'll be running a 3G transmission for now, I had to decide what other parts I'll require in order to make them work with the Evo 8 long block. I decided to purchase a 3G Clutch Masters Fx 400 clutch and 2g Gst flywheel (DOES NOT WORK) since the guys at Clutch Masters told me this setup would work.

    We mocked up the 3G transmission first to get an idea on how it would sit and we noticed that we actually needed to modify the mount and move it forward by around 6" for it to align properly. The front and rear 420a mounts seem to fit thus far. The battery will also need to be relocated. image1.JPG

    We decided the best option would be to attach the motor and trans for easier placement in the engine bay so we removed the motor off the stand and mocked it up to the cherry picker. image2.JPG


    We started installing the the clutch and flywheel only to notice that the Evo 8 flywheel bolts i had purchased were too short for the 2g Gst flywheel, so we drove 60 miles to grab some 2g Dsm flywheel bolts another Dsmer had laying around. Once we got back the flywheel and clutch were installed with no other issues.
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    Right before we were going to attach the transmission, we test fit the 3g starter to make sure everything fit properly. As you can see, it didn't work out too well. Thats when we found that a 2g Gst flywheel would NOT work and i would have to replace it with a 3g flywheel instead. I was originally going to run the 3g complete setup, but i don't know why the guys at Clutch Masters advised me to run it with the Gst flywheel. I will be contacting them to exchange them to keep the swap moving forward. image3.JPG
     
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  17. ceedawg

    ceedawg Supporting Member

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    Those side skirts are actually made for the Subaru STI that is what you would have to look under! Op left that part out by mistake.
     
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  18. GsxEcutioner

    GsxEcutioner Proven Member

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    Follow the club 3G guys, I'm sure this swaps been done before. Lots of them do Evo head swaps.
     
  19. 99 OZ Edition

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    Although they are similar in style, mine are made in Carbon Fiber. Ive seen a couple Dsms run the plastic subaru ones in person, and they look cheap imo.



    I am basing most of my knowledge off the 3g guys, hence the 3g transmission. The one guy that had previously swapped his 2g, does not like giving information on this swap, but ill make sure i post the How To on here for anyone else looking to do this in the future!
     

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  20. chrysler kid

    chrysler kid Proven Member

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    Are you trying to use the factory evo starter or a 2g dsm starter since it has a 2g flywheel
     

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  21. 99 OZ Edition

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    I am using a 3g starter. If i were to try a 2g starter with a 3g transmission, i might run into fitment issues. I rather exchange the 2g flywheel for a 3g one and have everything fit accordingly.
     

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  22. ceedawg

    ceedawg Supporting Member

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    They have carbon fiber ones for the Sti also no? Or just get the black plastic ones wrapped
     
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  23. TehRiceBandit

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    Shweeet build man. Looking forward to you getting this beauty running
     
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  24. GsxEcutioner

    GsxEcutioner Proven Member

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    As far as 3G guys go, I was looking to do an EvoLander swap back then. The blocks Mount the same to the Trans between g64 and g63 so I see no issues with you using the same 3G clutch and flywheel setup. I have no idea why'd they'd tell you to run a 2g with 3G Trans and a Evo motor LOL. Starter I'd assume you'd have to use a 3G.
     
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  25. 99 OZ Edition

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    Thats what i originally thought too. I decided to trust a reputable company and listen to their advise. :banghead: Ill be contacting them tomorrow for an exchange.
     
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