1. Join the Community!

    DSMtuners is a massive archive of DSM information - but more importantly, it's a COMMUNITY! Join in and participate with other DSMers, and invite all of your DSM friends to make this place their home. Chat with others, create a build thread, post questions and answers. Get involved! Logging in will also remove many of the advertisements, along with this notice. ;)

Street Build 1999 Eclipse Evo Swap

Rating:
5/5,
Year:
1999
Model/Trim:
Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
Please Support JNZ Tuning
Please Support Morrison Fabrication
  1. mysticj

    mysticj Proven Member

    270
    24
    Joined Apr 12, 2007
    charlotte, North Carolina
    I do, but its nice to have it in the forums for discussions. I hate commenting on social media about projects/builds.
     
    Loading...
  2. Cherry

    Cherry Proven Member

    198
    52
    Joined Jun 16, 2019
    Hull, Georgia
    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 283  3

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

    99 OZ Edition Proven Member

    51
    92
    Joined Feb 28, 2012
    Chino Hills, California
    5372FFB6-18ED-4D6E-B00A-04D086A2B40E.jpeg
    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!

     
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2019

    Street Build 7K  25

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

    609DSM Proven Member

    182
    99
    Joined Aug 13, 2019
    Princeton, New Jersey
    Hey I've been watching your vids for a while, excited to see this project finished! Keep it up homie.
     

    Street Build 223  1

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
    Loading...
    99 OZ Edition likes this.
  5. mysticj

    mysticj Proven Member

    270
    24
    Joined Apr 12, 2007
    charlotte, North Carolina
    You might be able to swap the ends of the CV axles to get them to work(Eclipse outer splines on the Evo axle)
     
    Loading...
    99 OZ Edition likes this.
  6. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

    1,301
    439
    Joined Feb 9, 2019
    Hoover, Alabama
    I've been following on Instagram for a while, but just now realized you were on this site!

    I learn something new everyday...
     

    Road Race Build 2K  23

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

    492  5

    2012 Murray Explorer Dune
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

    387  4

    2009 Troy Bilt Bronco
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles
    Loading...
    99 OZ Edition and 609DSM like this.
  7. mitsubishikid

    mitsubishikid Proven Member

    823
    176
    Joined Jun 8, 2009
    Turlock, California
    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.
     

    1K  0

    1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    manual · 1G DSM
    Loading...
    99 OZ Edition and 609DSM like this.
  8. mysticj

    mysticj Proven Member

    270
    24
    Joined Apr 12, 2007
    charlotte, North Carolina
    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.
     
    Loading...
    99 OZ Edition and mitsubishikid like this.
  9. Eclipse Paul walker

    Eclipse Paul walker Probationary Member

    2
    0
    Joined Oct 19, 2019
    Sugar land, Texas
    would you be interested in selling it?
     
  10. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

    1,301
    439
    Joined Feb 9, 2019
    Hoover, Alabama
    ^Hilarious
     

    Road Race Build 2K  23

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

    492  5

    2012 Murray Explorer Dune
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

    387  4

    2009 Troy Bilt Bronco
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles
    Loading...
    Hickory-NC-2Ggsx likes this.
  11. NeMiZiS

    NeMiZiS Supporting VIP

    1,366
    23
    Joined Jul 25, 2007
    Palmer, Alaska
    What year 3G transmission to did you use?
    And what year Evo engine?
    Thanks for really doing a lot of work and sharing it !
     

    Street Build 1K  3

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

    818  1

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

    609DSM Proven Member

    182
    99
    Joined Aug 13, 2019
    Princeton, New Jersey
    IIRC he said any third generation linkage should work for this application. It's in one of the build videos he posts on youtube
     

    Street Build 223  1

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
    Loading...
  13. ceedawg

    ceedawg Supporting Member

    1,368
    219
    Joined Jun 2, 2004
    laurelton, New York
    Beautiful car, beautiful job but that Music!
    Definitely have to get those Gram lites those are hot!!!!
     
    ceedawg

    2K  0

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    manual · 2G DSM
    Loading...
  14. 99 OZ Edition

    99 OZ Edition Proven Member

    51
    92
    Joined Feb 28, 2012
    Chino Hills, California
    ED330D74-2713-44C4-9596-DF4E75FBCA3E.jpeg 4535EA93-1A90-4A1C-87E4-7258B8E1241A.jpeg

    And just like that she’s back in business! We managed to have it back and running on the streets as the worlds first AWD evo swapped dsm! We used nothing but evo & gsx parts for the swap (no legnum/galant parts)

    I apologize in advance as the build thread is not detailed on how to do it. I’ve been uploading everything on YouTube for documentation and for the visual learners. I’ll include the latest video down below where it runs on its own for the first time!

    I’ll be making a full In depth video on how to do the swap with a full check list for all the future evo swapped dsms!

    if you would like to see more of the car I’m always posting it on Instagram and YouTube @Miguel_Dsm

    I want to give a huge thanks to anyone that gave some helpful advice and helped with the build!

     

    Street Build 7K  25

    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
    Loading...
    mysticj and BLACK'98DSM like this.
  15. ec17pse

    ec17pse Freelancer

    3,595
    1,472
    Joined Nov 1, 2008
    London, Europe
    So you sold the car now? And i read you was using 3G clutch bit or something so now thats all gone and 100% DSM/EVO only items, thats mega awesome man.

    You must be on some stiff suspension being that low and near the fenders.
     

    Road Race Build 9K  10  55

    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    175 whp · 180.1 lb/ft · 2G DSM
    Loading...
  16. 99 OZ Edition

    99 OZ Edition Proven Member

    51
    92
    Joined Feb 28, 2012
    Chino Hills, California

    No the thumbnail was made since we relocated the car to another place. I can’t see myself parting ways with it after 8 years of owning it and working on it haha.

    And correct. It’s now on an evo clutch and flywheel. As far as coilovers, it’s on the Megan racing EZ streets. I love them! Much better than the Tein coilovers on my evo.
     

    Street Build 7K  25

    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
    Loading...
    609DSM likes this.
  17. ec17pse

    ec17pse Freelancer

    3,595
    1,472
    Joined Nov 1, 2008
    London, Europe
    Phew i was gonna say if you sold it after all this then my gosh you got some guts!!! I would have a very hard time to do that if i built it like you did as you have done a fantastic job dude.

    I bet you got no travel in those the way you got them shocks setup LOL. Very close to the fender and stiff as heck
     

    Road Race Build 9K  10  55

    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    175 whp · 180.1 lb/ft · 2G DSM
    Loading...
  18. delta448

    delta448 DSM Wiseman

    2,871
    128
    Joined Jan 13, 2006
    Clarksburg, West Virginia
    I've been following your progress on YouTube, yours is one of 4 channels I actually get push notifications for. I watched the whole video as soon as it popped up on my phone last night. It's truly inspiring to see the dedication and camaraderie you and your buddies share. And this car is pretty awesome too!
     

    2K  5

    1998 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · manual · 2G DSM

    1K  11

    1997 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
    Loading...
    99 OZ Edition and ec17pse like this.
  19. GSXbooster

    GSXbooster Supporting Member

    104
    74
    Joined Jun 3, 2003
    Centennial, Colorado
    With some proper coilovers and suspension bits this car would be a badass road race machine.

    Anyway well done Miguel! Buen hecho!
     

    Road Race Build 2K  8

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
    Loading...
  20. tk106

    tk106 Supporting Member

    2,084
    645
    Joined Sep 11, 2017
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    [QUOTE="99 OZ Edition, post: 153748258,

    I want to give a huge thanks to anyone that gave some helpful advice and helped with the build!

    [/QUOTE]

    I want to give a huge thanks to Lazy! ROFL
     

    226  3

    2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport - Classic
    awd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

    216  4

    93 Civic 4 Door -sold-
    fwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

    Street Build 2K  6

    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    12.625 @ 111.42 · 1G DSM
    Loading...

Share This Page

Support Vendors who Support the DSM Community
Archer Fabrication ECM Tuning ExtremePSI Feal Suspension Fuel Injector Clinic Jacks Transmissions JNZ Tuning Kiggly Racing Morrison Fabrications OHM Racing RixRacing RockAuto SouthBay Fuel Injectors STM Tuned Track Decals Track Sculptures VR Speed Factory WheelWell.com