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Street Build 98 GST rescue

Year:
1998
Model/Trim:
Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
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  1. tlikethedrink

    tlikethedrink Proven Member

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    I hear you on the spending money! Im trying to keep a certain amount of self control. Sometimes I want to order stuff even though I know I shouldn’t! But i don’t have that much into it. All the performance parts were included with the shell.
    I think I had seen a few parts for sale in Carlsbad recently. Must have been you?
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  2. 97_4g63t

    97_4g63t Supporting VIP

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    I don't think so. I don't have many leftover parts. I have a few laying around but for the most part I don't try to sell parts. If my car was streetable I would come for a meet. It's not registered or insured. Pretty much just a track car now a days. I'm gonna play with the fwd a little more and try to break 10s then go auto awd.
     

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    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    11.541 @ 128.35 · 2G DSM
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  3. tlikethedrink

    tlikethedrink Proven Member

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    Following up. Clutch is 100% slipping. I haven’t been nice to it in the 300-350 miles I’ve been breaking it in. Only slips in first under WOT.

    Also I installed a generic 3 inch exhaust today. The HKS 60mm was tiny in comparison. Plus for $108, it’s hard to complain. I think I’ll buy a muffler at some point. Vibrant street power is what I would like.
    A Blow off valve is on the way too. My HKS set up isn’t working right. Not sure the cause, but the issue is it doesn’t blow off. I cut the spring a coil to soften the release/pressure needed. No luck even with another vacuum source.

    it should be making cool sounds if nothing else LOL
     

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  4. tlikethedrink

    tlikethedrink Proven Member

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    Only thing I don’t like is how low it hangs
     

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  5. tlikethedrink

    tlikethedrink Proven Member

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    Washing the babies.
    Ordered a couple of couplers because I initially had to cut one in half when assembling the car. It worked for a bit.
    About to order a new clutch. Comp stage 3 is what I’m considering.
     

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  6. tlikethedrink

    tlikethedrink Proven Member

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    Got my Comp Clutch in. 2600lb 6 puck sprung. I’ll be installing and working towards final mods before a tune.

    I’m torn between mods and turbo upgrades and what direction to go in.
    1) max out current small 16g on 660s
    2) small 16g on E85
    3) 20g (I wish the eBay tdo5s were good)
    4) FP green

    if I wanted to spend more money I would go FP. If I wanted to spend a lot less I could maximize what I have a live with it.
     

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  7. tlikethedrink

    tlikethedrink Proven Member

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    Duck.
    lost a nut off the ball joint. Luckily it was when I came to a stop. It was actually right under the joint. Pretty lucky I guess. Could have been on the road doing 75-80. Not lucky enough to not have it happen.
    Going to try and fix it a little and roll the fenders while she’s under the knife for the clutch
     

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  8. tlikethedrink

    tlikethedrink Proven Member

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    Clutch job done!

    - Comp stage 4 2600lb
    - Comp forged fork
    - new axle seal
    - new passenger axle (driver side was already replaced
    - fresh Synchromesh

    heat wrapped the down pipe.very poorly might I add ; ) LOL . But I didn’t want to take the dp off. And didn’t want to deal with the wet wrap. So I did a good job for what it was. I’ll redo it later when I drop the turbo/dp eventually.

    also added a little more heat tape on the charge pipes and replaced 2 couplers.

    going to roll the fenders and fire her up tomorrow
     

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  9. tlikethedrink

    tlikethedrink Proven Member

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    Been to a couple more cars/coffee’s.... last weekend met up with a couple dudes. A 2g Talon and an Evo X.
    This week there was 5 of us. 3 1gs, and 2 2gs. I have to say mine was the looker of the bunch... probably the slowest though.


    still baby steps on the clutch break in. Feels like engagement is like all the way to the floor. I’m hoping for adjustment/bleed to fix the feel of it. Seems to be ok otherwise. Engine sound much smoother since the TOB Isn’t whining. Also have a lot less chatter since it’s sprung disc.

    I did end up rolling the fenders. No more rubbing.
    I would like to run a 245-255 when these tires wear out.
     

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  10. tlikethedrink

    tlikethedrink Proven Member

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    Forgot to mention I removed the. Exhaust gaurd I had cut out of vinyl and installed the replacement tail lights I picked up locally. They’re in much better shape than mine.
     

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  11. tlikethedrink

    tlikethedrink Proven Member

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    Pics from these past weeks
     

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  12. tlikethedrink

    tlikethedrink Proven Member

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    Got about 30 miles in yesterday. A lot of around town stuff. Only 450 miles to go LOL.
     

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  13. tlikethedrink

    tlikethedrink Proven Member

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    Thinking about E85 on my small 16g. I’ve seen numbers anywhere from 300-400whp. I would be happy down the middle and a healthy running balanced build.

    still working on the miles on the clutch. Soon enough hopefully the weather will cooperate and this all can be done
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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