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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 154  1

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM

    Street Build 128  1

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

    1999RSfwd Proven Member

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    Joined Nov 24, 2016
    Dresden, Tennessee
    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 154  1

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM

    Street Build 128  1

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

    JeffGS-T97 Proven Member

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

    Street Build 1K  0

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

    Sniffbooger Proven Member

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    Torrance, California
    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 249  8

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

    1999RSfwd Proven Member

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

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    Street Build 154  1

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM

    Street Build 128  1

    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 249  8

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

    1999RSfwd Proven Member

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

    Street Build 154  1

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM

    Street Build 128  1

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

    1999RSfwd Proven Member

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    Dresden, Tennessee
    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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    Street Build 154  1

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM

    Street Build 128  1

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

    1999RSfwd Proven Member

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    Dresden, Tennessee
    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 154  1

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM

    Street Build 128  1

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

    Sniffbooger Proven Member

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

    Street Build 249  8

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

    1999RSfwd Proven Member

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

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    Street Build 154  1

    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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    Dresden, Tennessee
    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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    Street Build 154  1

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM

    Street Build 128  1

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