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Street Build 98 GSX Clean-Up/Resto

Year:
1998
Model/Trim:
Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
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  1. 1999RSfwd

    1999RSfwd Proven Member

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    Dresden, Tennessee

    Street Build 321  2

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM

    Street Build 175  1

    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · automatic · 2G DSM
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  2. 1999RSfwd

    1999RSfwd Proven Member

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    Hey everyone I just bought a 98 GSX. Super thankful to finally have one of these! The plans are to make this a nice street car, nothing crazy because I do want to drive the thing and not worry about things breaking. It does have a 6 bolt swap, and the PO said the bottom end was built by SlowBoy Racing. I'm ready to get my hands dirty! So stay tuned!:hellyeah:

    Here she is after the first wash

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    Street Build 321  2

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · automatic · 2G DSM
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  3. JeffGS-T97

    JeffGS-T97 Supporting Member

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    Looks pretty solid. It's always nice to see people take care of these cars they are well deserving of extra special TLC.
     

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    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  4. Sniffbooger

    Sniffbooger Proven Member

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    Nice! I just got my '98 in February...mine came without a front bumper too... But it was not the all-wheel drive like yours!
     

    Street Build 372  8

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  5. 1999RSfwd

    1999RSfwd Proven Member

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    LOL mine came with the bumper, but it's too bad it's already been cut

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    Street Build 321  2

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · automatic · 2G DSM
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  6. Sniffbooger

    Sniffbooger Proven Member

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    Torrance, California
    Just get a front mount intercooler!
     

    Street Build 372  8

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  7. 1999RSfwd

    1999RSfwd Proven Member

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    It has one, it just has a hole in it at the moment. And I left it at the PO's house
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · automatic · 2G DSM
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  8. 1999RSfwd

    1999RSfwd Proven Member

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    So today I managed to get the old dry rotted tires off the GSX, and swapped out with the new set that came with the car. These will only be temporary, because I have a set of Evo wheels currently at the powder coater's.

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    I also got around to installing some factory fog lights I had laying around, and I also pulled the emissions and Evap stuff off the car as well. Still waiting for an egr block off from STM. And I have a FMIC on the way!

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · automatic · 2G DSM
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  9. 1999RSfwd

    1999RSfwd Proven Member

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    Well my new intercooler came in the mail today, so I got it installed (don't hate on my "fancy" brackets LOL). I also got my egr block-off plate from STM put on as well. Still waiting on some more parts from STM, and some 3" to 2.5" couplers for the new intercooler. And I still have to make a boost leak tester and test for leaks.

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    Street Build 321  2

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · automatic · 2G DSM
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  10. Sniffbooger

    Sniffbooger Proven Member

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    Looking good... I'm going to put my new FMIC on next week!
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  11. 1999RSfwd

    1999RSfwd Proven Member

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    Well, I got my wideband in today and I got it installed.

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · automatic · 2G DSM
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  12. 1999RSfwd

    1999RSfwd Proven Member

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    Alright, this weekend I managed to get my valve cover gasket replaced. It was desperately needing it. I also painted the valve cover while I was replacing the gasket. I deleted the rear wiper, and installed the Honda grommet. I got an order in from STM, and replaced the biss screw and o-ring as well as the shifter cable bushings and shifter base bushings and I rebuilt the shifter assembly with new bushings. With all the new bushings the shifter feels Amazing. There is a night and day difference in the shifts, if you're wondering about doing this it's definitely worth it!

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · automatic · 2G DSM
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  13. 1999RSfwd

    1999RSfwd Proven Member

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    Small Update:
    I bought a set of Evo 9 wheels (and tires) from @SasaniFab here on tuners a while back. I had them powder coated satin black, and had the tires put on. It's not much, but they look great! Now I need some good coilovers and drop it down some.

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · automatic · 2G DSM
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  14. 1999RSfwd

    1999RSfwd Proven Member

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    Not much of an update, but I managed to get something done on the GSX. I've had some all black door panels sitting around for a while now, so I ordered up some new clips and got the door panels installed. I ordered the clips from https://www.clipsandfasteners.com/. If you're missing any clips, or just want to replace/restock, I would recommend seeing what all they have. If you look up the Auveco part# for these clips, it says they are for Toyota, but they're basically the same as the Mitsu ones.

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · automatic · 2G DSM
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  15. IHeartMyHonda

    IHeartMyHonda Proven Member

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    Wow this makes me miss all my white coupes! Keep it up!

    Side note, if you want some black leather front seats, I have a pair collecting dust in my garage that I'd let go for a song.
     

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    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  16. Yokai

    Yokai Probationary Member

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    Nice dude! We're practically twins :thumb::thumb: I might have to copy you on the shifter rebuild.. can you describe the difference at all? Mine feels pretty notchy and sometimes I struggle to get it in gear, mostly the top 1-3-5. Good tip on the door clips, also if you haven't already some tire cleaner (I use Adams) will remove the browning to match your wheels better, without turning to tire shine.
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
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  17. 1999RSfwd

    1999RSfwd Proven Member

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    So, last weekend I picked up some Black Leather seats from @IHeartMyHonda for a good price (much appreciated). I got them cleaned up and installed. They compliment my black door panels nicely :sneaky:

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    awd · manual · 2G DSM

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  18. Craig1970

    Craig1970 Probationary Member

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    this is awesome and is totally getting me geared up to get mine going
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
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  19. Sniffbooger

    Sniffbooger Proven Member

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    I just bought a nice set of OEM black leather seats for mine last month too. They look nice but make your ass all sweaty with no AC. And they get dried out and crack too. I'm going to get some 'Leather Honey' for mine. Maybe it will do the trick.
     

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  20. IHeartMyHonda

    IHeartMyHonda Proven Member

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    I was about to text you and demand pics. I'm glad they're finally being put to use. I just went through some old pics, and those seats haven't been in a car since 2012.
     

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    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  21. 1999RSfwd

    1999RSfwd Proven Member

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    Do you ever get carried away working on your DSM? This weekend I was going to "JUST" replace some IC piping couplers, and some t-bolt clamps, but then BAM I found myself removing the power steering rack. The rack has leaked ever since I bought the car and put power steering fluid in it. So, I will be sending the rack off to Eaton MotorWorks for their de-powering service. I had planned on doing this even before I had a GSX, and I'd rather have a clean engine bay than power steering :p. Sadly I only snapped one photo. That's all I wanted to take after doing this exhausting task (especially when you leave the down pipe and t-case in).

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · automatic · 2G DSM
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  22. 1999RSfwd

    1999RSfwd Proven Member

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    Maaan it's been a while! And while I was waiting on my power steering rack to come back from Eaton MotorWorks, I got one thing done on the GSX. I got a new (to me) Infinity head unit and amp put in. The car came some aftermarket head unit, and I wasn't having that. :nono:

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    Now on to the part I've been waiting for... I got my power steering rack back from Eaton MotorWorks!!:hellyeah: No literally I've been waiting months for this thing. I can only imagine how the people in the group buy must feel to finally get their racks. I didn't take pics of the install, but here she is finally driveable again. And I must say the engine bay looks 100x better without all the power steering mess in there.

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
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