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mikEclipse99's Eclipse awd swapped

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1999
Model/Trim:
Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
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  1. bettfootball

    bettfootball Proven Member

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    This dudes Carbon is more expensive than 99% of the dsms I see on craigslist LOL
     

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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  2. mikEclipse99

    mikEclipse99 Proven Member

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    LOAD THE PARTS CANNON.....FIIIREEE

    Turbo, intercooler, gaskets and all came today! Plus I got an update on the block that it is going to get half filled today! The clock is ticking..21 days.

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  3. Simranto09

    Simranto09 Probationary Member

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    The bigger turbo needs to be rev out more to make power. A 6466 is a huge turbo man.
     
  4. delta448

    delta448 DSM Wiseman

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    Good thing he showed us in the post before yours those couple of pictures of the 6870 still in the box that he decided to go with instead.
     

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    1998 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
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  5. 1cleangsx

    1cleangsx Proven Member

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    He’s actually runnin a 6870 now, and if you read the whole build thread you’ll see he’s already murdered the 6466 and put it to rest, and I don’t he’ll have ANY issues revving this thing out:rocks:
     

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    1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
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  6. mikEclipse99

    mikEclipse99 Proven Member

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    The 6870, what a beast! I cannot wait to get this thing on. Obligatory bucsh latte comparison photo. I guess I'll have to change the build thread title to "forward facing 6870" now LOL.

    Also an update on the lexan; passenger window frame is just about done, lexan is cut and all 5000 holes drilled

    Dropped the trans off to a local trans builder he is going to go through it just to make sure it is all good and weld the diff up and it will be ready for some action!


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  7. mikEclipse99

    mikEclipse99 Proven Member

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    Picked up my intercooler and trans over the weekend. The local trans guru gave it a clean bill of health, welded the center diff and its ready for some action. As for the intercooler this is an issue.. When I built the tube front end it was meant for a 3.5" intercooler..not a 6" so I can either run it like this for now with no bumper or try to cut the front end off and redesign it to fit the 6" behind the bumper. I threw together some quick easy mounts to see if this was going to work or not. One option is potentially to use my stock bumper and just cut the every living crap out of it to make it fit LOL. Windows officially done, I picked up some rods with heim joint ends on them and they worked out perfect.

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  8. mikEclipse99

    mikEclipse99 Proven Member

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    The light bulb went off in my head yesterday and it actually worked. I flipped the intercooler upside down and it fits along with the bumper and the best part is I didn't have to hack up my bumper to make this work! This is actually going to work out great because once I clock the turbo it will aim straight at the IC inlet. I couldn't resist and I had to mock up the new turbo to see how it would look LOL - did not dissapoint

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    The head is done being ported(turned out absolutely killer Mike Lester is a G) and is back at the machine shop for a quick valve job and resurface then its DOONNNEEE

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    In other news I made a life changing purchase a few months LOL... A GOLF CART!! This is amazing at the track and I wish I had done it sooner. However, its way too stock...I was browsing some website the other day shopping for wheels and tires for it and came across these! I found miniature TE37's or what looks like te37's so you know I had to buy them!! Wheels, tires and a lift kit will be here tomorrow LOL as if I don't have enough crap to do before shootout lets add another!
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  9. b00stedtalon2

    b00stedtalon2 Proven Member

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    I really need a longer trailer and a golf cart!
     

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    1994 Mitsubishi Evo
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    1993 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
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  10. mikEclipse99

    mikEclipse99 Proven Member

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    I really hope I can fit both in my trailer its a 24', I'm pretty sure it'll fit
     

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  11. mikEclipse99

    mikEclipse99 Proven Member

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    Welp after the sad news of dsport cancelling the shootout I was pretty bummed, but then Kevin Jewer announced he will still be hosting his own version of the shootout! Lets go game on again!!

    Well I'm sitting around tweedling my thumbs waiting for my motor to be done so might as well! LOL!

    Of course It's going to be white with black what other color combo is there?! Sadly my shipment is delayed for the wheels, tires and lift kit they were supposed to be here yesterday :(

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  12. mikEclipse99

    mikEclipse99 Proven Member

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    no update on the engine yet sadly... any day now it should be ready to be picked up. BUT I did get these photos sent to me of the crank! Butchered and knife edged, they shaved off 5 lbs!! This is done on a Wire EDM machine.

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    Golf cart update, its fully assembled and painted! The lift kit I ordered was on nation wide back order so I changed up the order. Instead of a 3" lift and 20" tires I'm now going to a 6" lift and 22" tires with the same wheels. Supposedly they either are already shipped out or are shipping out today.
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  13. jed344

    jed344 Supporting VIP

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    Why did you decide to stay air to air vs say going air to water?
     

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  14. mikEclipse99

    mikEclipse99 Proven Member

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    Because this intercooler will support about 1500 hp LOL
     

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  15. jed344

    jed344 Supporting VIP

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    I understand there are air to airs that can support a lot. Just for size constraints ect was my thought. But I do see you made it fit.
     

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  16. mikEclipse99

    mikEclipse99 Proven Member

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    Welp had to throw in the towel, the block didn't get done at the machine shop until Friday. After taking two trips to Buschur Racing at some god awful hour in the night because we forgot stuff, myself and Mike (at buschur) Lester were up until about 3:30 am Friday night assembling the bottom end and ran into a thrust issue. Everything is going back to the machine shop today to get double checked. So, that SHOULD all be done for real this time today. Then either tonight or tomorrow night I'll head back out to get this thing done once and for all.

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    In other news, the golf cart is done minus a back seat! This turned into another nightmare.. Tuesday night I tore the suspension apart in the middle of my driveway to prep it for the new lift kit which was scheduled for delivery Wednesday. Come Wednesday my wheels and tires showed up but the lift kit never did! I called the place i ordered it from and they said it wont be shipping out for another 1-2 days. Meanwhile my golf cart is sitting on jack stands with no suspension on it and the next morning I was getting a new roof on my house and the roofers needed to put their dumpster right where my golf cart was. So we ended up driving to the nearest golf cart dealership which was like 40 miles away to pick up a lift kit LOL. This thing turned out baller!

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    Jacobs excited for Daddies racecar!
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  17. mikEclipse99

    mikEclipse99 Proven Member

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    ITS DONE!! Fully assembled and timed! Ready to drop back into the car finally, going to try to get it back in tonight. I couldn't resist strapping the new turbo on for a picture LOL

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  18. bettfootball

    bettfootball Proven Member

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  19. llxkevinxll

    llxkevinxll Proven Member

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    I am interested in the head gasket choice. The concept of the dual material design seems super interesting. Have you or Bushur used these before? Any thoughts on it?
     

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  20. mikEclipse99

    mikEclipse99 Proven Member

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    dont judge me LOL

    No one I know personally has used one yet. They only were released to the US within the last year however people over seas have been using them on high power 4g stuff with great success. To my knowledge a lot of the high hp LS, GTR, 2J, RB cars use these SCE gaskets. Myself and Mike Lester are trying these out this year for science!
     

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  21. llxkevinxll

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    Awesome! Will definitely be following to see how it holds up.
     

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  22. 1cleangsx

    1cleangsx Proven Member

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    I can’t WAIT to see this thing make a Pass!:hellyeah::rocks::rocks::rocks::rocks:
     

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  23. 1cleangsx

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    Hey man I just wanted to say aside from how cool your car is LOL, your build is inspirational because you’ve been thru so many high’s and low’s with it but it just keeps coming back stronger than it was before, blown motor? That’s when MOST people part it out, but you’re like “other than that it was an awesome day at the track!” Lol, your the reason I’m LESS concerned about my own personal first “built” motor, because if s%&t happens you just fix it and move on!:hellyeah:
     

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  24. mikEclipse99

    mikEclipse99 Proven Member

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    Thank you that means a lot to me! It's racing, sh!t happens, stuff breaks, fix it and move on!
     

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  25. mikEclipse99

    mikEclipse99 Proven Member

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    It's innnnn! Couple things holding me up, OFH bolts seemed to have grown legs so hopefully this weekend I can pick a new set up. The turbo (as i figured) hits the upper core support so I will have to modify that some how, couple other miscellaneous stuff I need but by the end of this weekend I should be in really good shape to potentially start this thing!! The hard part is done, now its just a matter of bolting a bunch of crap together.

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