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Street Build Return of the King

Year:
1993
Model/Trim:
Eagle Talon TSi AWD
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  1. Vegas Smith

    Vegas Smith Proven Member

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    No the tabs are part of the wing seemingly unless someone knows otherwise or we’re talking about different tabs.
     

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    1993 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
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  2. TK's9d2TSi

    TK's9d2TSi Supporting Member

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    Doesn’t the wing have metal studs and the trunk has plastic tabs the studs go into?
     

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    2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport - Classic
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    93 Civic 4 Door -sold-
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    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    12.2 @ 120 · 1G DSM
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  3. bastarddsm

    bastarddsm Proven Member

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    Bout the only way anyone is getting a car done in a week is prepping it at home and taking it to Maaco.
     

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    1991 Eagle Talon N/T
    9.805 @ 144.00 · 1G DSM
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  4. Vegas Smith

    Vegas Smith Proven Member

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    Yea those are fine but the plastic pins that are built into the two side wings have all broken off.
     

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    1993 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
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  5. TK's9d2TSi

    TK's9d2TSi Supporting Member

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    Yeah. They broke off on mine too when I took it off. They’re too thin at the tip imo and aged plastic doesn’t help. We’re the plastic retainers on the trunk ok?
     

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

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

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    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    12.2 @ 120 · 1G DSM
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  6. Vegas Smith

    Vegas Smith Proven Member

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    Yeah those are all in great shape thankfully.
     

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    1993 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
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  7. habitatguy187

    habitatguy187 Proven Member

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    Early on you replaced the steering rack with "upgraded steering rack". I see you don't have a ps pump so is that a de-powered rack you're using and how do you like it?
     

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    1991 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
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  8. Vegas Smith

    Vegas Smith Proven Member

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    That's weird, I replied to this post a couple of days ago but it never showed up. I think it's really a depowered rack and not a manual rack. It's fine. Not great when doing tight turns like backing out of the driveway but normal at speeds over 10mph. You can "feel" the road more rather than the robotic, straight-ahead stock setup. I really like it because I get to clear out all that space and clutter in the engine bay.
     

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    1993 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
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  9. Vegas Smith

    Vegas Smith Proven Member

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    Got the front bumper installed along with the clear headlights that came with my black roller. Still waiting on the wing from the painter. I'm loving this color. Can't wait to see it with the wing as I hate these cars without wings....

    IMG_0206.jpg IMG_0207.jpg IMG_0208.jpg IMG_0209.jpg IMG_0210.jpg
     

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    1993 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
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  10. 1cleangsx

    1cleangsx Proven Member

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    Frickin Gorgeous man, I’m super jelly:f-u:.
     

    Street Build 2K  11

    1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    13.2 @ 104.64 · 1G DSM
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  11. 1cleangsx

    1cleangsx Proven Member

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    Are you still on the xr61-whatever? What are your plans for this beast?
     

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    1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    13.2 @ 104.64 · 1G DSM
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  12. Vegas Smith

    Vegas Smith Proven Member

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    Yeah, still on the HTZ 76. I have the Morrison Fab manifold on the way to complete the setup and call it a day until I change something else :). It'd be nice if they (@MorrisonFab) could hurry up :toobad::p

    I have the fp35 exhaust housing on the shelf should I decide to get crazy and get an HTZ 82 or XR turbo. Link ecu for Christmas probably. My goal is 600awhp then calling it quits until I don't call it quits.
     

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    1993 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
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  13. 1cleangsx

    1cleangsx Proven Member

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    Nice man! I think you’ve got a pretty well rounded street car. Love the build and the paint LOL, you think you might run the zero if fp ever releases it? I know you just listed your plans but that zero looks nice on Nates car from performance part out, bolt on 600whp capable for sure..
     

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    1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    13.2 @ 104.64 · 1G DSM
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  14. Vegas Smith

    Vegas Smith Proven Member

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    Nah, there's no way I would run the zero because I'll never want to make that much power and If I did I would run something in my fp35 housing. Most likely an HTZ82 or XR 71-64S. Street car is the goal, not a broken drag car that comes out once every 1.5 years.
     

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    1993 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
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  15. Ludachris

    Ludachris Founder & Zookeeper

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    Street Build 9K  0

    1997 Eagle Talon TSi AWD (sold)
    manual · 2G DSM

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    1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    435.0 whp · 399.2 lb/ft · 1G DSM
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  16. Vegas Smith

    Vegas Smith Proven Member

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    Wing is back. The paint is ok. Car looks good. Story of the drama coming soon in case you like that kind of stuff.

    IMG_0266.jpg IMG_0267.jpg IMG_0268.jpg IMG_0269.jpg IMG_0270.jpg IMG_0271.jpg
     

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    1993 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
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  17. Ludachris

    Ludachris Founder & Zookeeper

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    Looks good from here!
     

    Street Build 9K  0

    1997 Eagle Talon TSi AWD (sold)
    manual · 2G DSM

    Road Race Build 8K  10  23

    1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    435.0 whp · 399.2 lb/ft · 1G DSM
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  18. 1cleangsx

    1cleangsx Proven Member

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    That’s one good lookin car!:rocks:
     

    Street Build 2K  11

    1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    13.2 @ 104.64 · 1G DSM
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  19. 1990TSIAWDTALON

    1990TSIAWDTALON Moderator

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    Gorgeous Nick! You should smile every time you even THINK about you car!!!! :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     

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    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    14.74 @ 117.04 · 1G DSM

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    1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 1G DSM

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    1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS
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    1998 Eagle Talon TSi
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    13.620 @ 108.460 · 1G DSM
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  20. Vegas Smith

    Vegas Smith Proven Member

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    This post will be about the absolute nightmare of getting the car painted.

    I found an advertisement on Facebook for a local guy that made a paint shop on his property. The pics he posted were of really detailed and quality work and it was looking like a good value paint job. I drove the car over for inspection and he was talking about fixing all the small body issue the car had. A ding here, a hole there, and some misaligned panels. I was really impressed by how much stuff he was finding that he claimed he would fix; things I wasn't even going to ask him to fix.

    He said he was ready to take the car ASAP and as soon as I paid my downpayment he was going to order everything and get to work. I went home, got the money sorted out, and paid the guy through Zelle and said let me know when I should bring it. I didn't hear from the guy for 2 weeks after he just told me he would start ASAP. Finally, I had to contact the guy and get the car dropped off. Upon dropoff, he quoted me at 1.5 weeks.

    2 weeks go by and I ask him how it's going. He said he would send me pics later that day. Nothing. This happened maybe 3 times after that. I'd ask for pics and he'd either ignore my message (with a "read" receipt) or say he would send them but never send. I finally had to start calling him at which point he would cancel my call and say he would call me later, only to never hear from him. He finally sends me pics of the car all sanded down maybe 5-6 weeks in. I felt a lot better knowing at least he was working on it.

    A week later he hits me up with a screenshot of his bank account showing his balance is negative. He claims somebody hacked him and could I please send another portion of the money I owe him so he could buy supplies. My initial downpayment was supposed to cover all supplies....I told him no more problems and he assured me he was going to be doing a lot of work on it now. The next day he was posting on Facebook about how he and his family were in San Antonio having a nice vacation even though his bank was negative.

    Weeks go by with no updates and I have to start contacting him. keeps ignoring. Finally says the car will be ready one day only to hear back that same day that he was sent the wrong color paint....Over a week goes back and he says paint just arrived....week or two goes by and he starts sending me pics of the car being painted. I'm feeling much better.

    He sends me a pic of the wing painted black even after I told him and reminded him that I wanted it red. He tried to make me keep it black but I wasn't having it. I pick up the car and he says he will repaint the wing. A week goes by and he claims he ran out of clear coat. Another week goes by and the clear coat just arrived all the while he's ignoring my texts and telling me it will be ready this and that day. I took off work multiple times to go pick up the car and wing only to have the guy ghost me for the whole pickup day.

    I finally started threatening him with a small-claims lawsuit as he was reading my messages but never responding and later claiming he dropped his phone in the pool...yet he was reading my messages. He tells me his wife just died of Covid and he's out of town on emergency yet he's posting pics of he and his family in Dallas for a youth football tournament. I was just done with this guy. I'm finally able to have my father-in-law pick up the wing for me. It's complete garbage. He just did a quick spray over the black. Didn't even fully coat the wing. Big drips of paints all over the wing. About 25% of it still black. Absolute nightmare. He didn't do a lot of sh** he said he would including FILLING THE f***ING GIANT SIDE EXIT EXHAUST HOLE. It was such a bad experience I couldn't fathom ever asking this guy to fix the car. I may consider suing but it's so f***ing stressful I just want to move on. I'm leaving out a bunch just for brevity.
     

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  21. Ludachris

    Ludachris Founder & Zookeeper

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    What a nightmare. I've learned not to use hobbyists like that who have their own paint booth at home. I did it once and won't do it again. I'm sure there are plenty of good ones out there, and sometimes shops aren't any better, but it tends to be easier to gauge a shop's reputation when there's more feedback to read through.

    I have friends and family who had issues with cars not running good after a paint job and leaky windshields (pulled the windshield to paint and didn't reinstall it correctly) when they had hobbyists paint their cars. Lots of horror stories out there.
     

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    1997 Eagle Talon TSi AWD (sold)
    manual · 2G DSM

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    1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    435.0 whp · 399.2 lb/ft · 1G DSM
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  22. Vegas Smith

    Vegas Smith Proven Member

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    The thing is all of his photos were in a professional level booth with major work and restoration being done. It was only afterwards that I realized those pics were at his work and not at his home shop he made. Lots of lessons learned on this one.
     

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  23. gigahz95

    gigahz95 Proven Member

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    Love the thread guy, actually found it by searching for proper offset to go with 17x9 wheels and ended up reading the whole thing. I recently just bought a 1g after 15+ years myself as well.

    Sorry to hear about the trouble with the freelance painter. Looks pretty good all things considered from your photos, you could probably achieve a deeper sheen with some wet sanding and other paint treatment if you're unhappy with it.
     
  24. Vegas Smith

    Vegas Smith Proven Member

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    Thanks a lot. The car looks better in the pics than it does in person. Do you think I could take it to a paint shop and have them improve the sheen or would that be a whole new paint job?
     

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  25. 1990TSIAWDTALON

    1990TSIAWDTALON Moderator

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    Is it basecoat/clearcoat Nick? If so, a wet sand with 2000 grit and a buff if it has any orange peel will make that look better if you don't like it now.
    Hey, how hard was it to put the flush mount hood pins in and where did you get them?
     

    Street Build 5K  29

    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    14.74 @ 117.04 · 1G DSM

    1K  14

    1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 1G DSM

    797  18

    1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

    Street Build 1K  7

    1998 Eagle Talon TSi
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    13.620 @ 108.460 · 1G DSM
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