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Street Build 1999 Eclipse Evo Swap

Rating:
5/5,
Year:
1999
Model/Trim:
Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
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  1. mysticj

    mysticj Proven Member

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    I do, but its nice to have it in the forums for discussions. I hate commenting on social media about projects/builds.
     
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  2. Cherry

    Cherry Proven Member

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    Talk about a nice build. Looks like its pretty straight forward as well. If I was going to do it though I would probably do it with a 4g just because they are easier to find now and they dont look too far removed from the Eclipse family. I dont know if it would be any easier than just moving a transmission mounting point though.

    Awesome looking build though. Makes me want to work on mine some more.
     

    Street Build 264  3

    1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 1G DSM
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  3. 99 OZ Edition

    99 OZ Edition Proven Member

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    8504EA22-79BD-47EA-BE61-32FA36DA97C9.jpeg CD32508B-B95F-4066-8A99-BA3E5C5097A3.jpeg 8BD08353-8976-430F-81CC-0FA3B91CD1DF.jpeg 06769C6A-EBA4-4FE9-88E5-8CB4FD2FCD42.jpeg 5B9A6D38-C97E-4A31-966D-AC5F9B7057AB.jpeg 1DCBA00F-008C-4C68-BC65-4705E0B4A9F3.jpeg Hey guys sorry I haven’t been updating the build thread. I forgot the login password LOL

    Anyways, we’ve made huge progress on the AWD Evo swap and I have been documenting everything on YouTube.

    I’ll post some general updates here but everything is done in detail and “person” in the videos.

    We have since then
    - SHAVED & PAINTED ENGINE BAY
    - INSTALLED MOTOR & EVO TRANS W/ TRANSFER CASE
    - CUT SUBFRAME TO FIT TRANSFER CASE
    - INSTALLED COMPETITION STAGE 3 CLUTCH & FLYWHEEL
    - REINFORCED FRONT SUBFRAME
    - INSTALLED SUBFRAME
    - INSTALLED 3G ECLIPSE SHIFTER BASE AND LINKAGES
    - SWAPPED WHEELS WITH EVO TEMPORARILY (ENKEI NT03)

    I also just bought some evo 6 axles as the evo 8 ones do not fit the dsm wheel bearing with a 25 spline count vs the 32 on the 8/9

    We had to run a 3g eclipse shifter base and linkages as the stock ones do not suffice with the new evo trans.

    I also got a custom made harness made for the car to wire tuck real soon!

    We test fit both a gsx drive shaft and evo 8 drive shaft and both didn’t fit. They are too long and we will be cutting the gsx one at a drive shaft shop with the appropriate attachment up front to fit the evo transfer case.

    Anyways, here’s the most recent video on my YouTube channel. (Miguel Dsm) Cheers!

     
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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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  4. 609DSM

    609DSM Proven Member

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    Hey I've been watching your vids for a while, excited to see this project finished! Keep it up homie.
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  5. mysticj

    mysticj Proven Member

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    You might be able to swap the ends of the CV axles to get them to work(Eclipse outer splines on the Evo axle)
     
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  6. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    I've been following on Instagram for a while, but just now realized you were on this site!

    I learn something new everyday...
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
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  7. mitsubishikid

    mitsubishikid Proven Member

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    this build keeps getting better and better, I always though this was a cool idea for owners of clean 420a cars, especially people that are attached to them, as time goes on they can eventually as they can afford it, or as they can collect all the parts can in the meantime drive around in a basic car that gets decent mileage,that is what I loved about the CSM's and it's the same with the 420 2g cars.
    keep at it Miguel and thanks for sharing the progress with the DSM community.
     

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    1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    manual · 1G DSM
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  8. mysticj

    mysticj Proven Member

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    Just FWD alone will entice most people to do it, and having the option to choose an Evo 4g63 or Hyundia 2.4 G4JS, possibilies are endless.
     
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  9. Eclipse Paul walker

    Eclipse Paul walker Probationary Member

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    would you be interested in selling it?
     
  10. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    ^Hilarious
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    2012 Murray Explorer Dune
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

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    2009 Troy Bilt Bronco
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles
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  11. NeMiZiS

    NeMiZiS Supporting VIP

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    What year 3G transmission to did you use?
    And what year Evo engine?
    Thanks for really doing a lot of work and sharing it !
     

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    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · automatic · 1G DSM

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    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    manual · 1G DSM
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  12. 609DSM

    609DSM Proven Member

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    IIRC he said any third generation linkage should work for this application. It's in one of the build videos he posts on youtube
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
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  13. ceedawg

    ceedawg Supporting Member

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    Beautiful car, beautiful job but that Music!
    Definitely have to get those Gram lites those are hot!!!!
     
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    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
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