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gsxitement's Eclipse GSX

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Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
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  1. gsxitement

    gsxitement Proven Member

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    I've been working on the plumbing for the electronic boost control. Went with the Mac 4 port solenoid. Running tube to the wastegate, and then changing over to steel braid to the chassis mounted solenoid. IMG_20200424_225709.jpg
     

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    gsxitement Proven Member

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    Also made a bracket that will support the tube and hose connection. Should have some pieces by the weekend and I can finish this up.
     

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    gsxitement Proven Member

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    Finished most of the boost controller hardlines and braided hose to the solenoid today. Just have to mount the solenoid and run the boost signal hose to it and wire up. IMG_20200501_113703.jpg IMG_20200501_134030_531.jpg IMG_20200501_121108.jpg IMG_20200501_121148.jpg IMG_20200501_125713.jpg
     

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  4. gsxitement

    gsxitement Proven Member

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    Update time: I got in touch with Johnny over at Nine Lives Racing in March about making a proper rear wing setup for my car. After an insane situation with the USPS, he finally got the Spyder trunk lid I sent to him, and we've since moved forward with the design and building of the wing. Whether the wing will be ready for Road Atlanta in July, I'm not sure. Hopefully so though. I decided I'm going to run most of the factory cluster, as far as tach, speedo, and alternator light so the alternator charges. So I started working on a harness for that. I also had to redo the front bumper mount as for what ever reason, after I got down with the original, it left a huge gap between the hood and bumper. So remade that and it's good now. Just have to remake a part of the header plate so it's nice and sealed again. Been working on the tune a little bit with my buddy Ken and Black sheep tuning. Hopefully getting it on the Dyno next month. Also finished the boost controller setup and have it all wired up and ready to go. IMG_20200517_124428.jpg IMG_20200520_191221_615.jpg IMG_20200510_121246.jpg IMG_20200503_184111.jpg IMG_20200511_202432.jpg
     

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  5. mountain_man

    mountain_man Supporting Member

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    I saw the post you made on FB regarding the wing, but can you start a thread on DSMtuners as well? I'm sure the community would be interested in following this process and potentially procuring a wings as well.
     

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    gsxitement Proven Member

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    I plan on doing a full write up of the wing process as soon as it moves forward from where we were in the post above. Johnny over there at Nine Lives has been very busy, so not even really sure they're at with my wing at the moment. As soon as the situation is update-able, there will be as much info on it as I can get out there, including installation and setup.
     

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    gsxitement Proven Member

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    Had to do some work on my truck, so I had to pull the eclipse out if the garage. Gave me an excuse to take some pics. IMG_20200528_161620.jpg IMG_20200528_160130.jpg IMG_20200528_160954.jpg
     

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    Update time. Been busy with a bunch of things around the house and being back at work full time. But, this what's been happening.

    Had to cancel my trip to Global Time Attack Road Atlanta that's this week. Cars not ready and taking a 15 hour road trip for the cars first time out wouldn't be smart. Luckily, Jason at GTA sent me a credit to use as my entry for GTA NJMP in August. The first weekend in August is going to be NJMP lightning with EMRA. That'll be a nice two test essentially, getting the car ready for GTA a couple weeks after. But first, the car has to go to the dyno, which will happen later this week. Had the car running a bit here and there and the alternator took a crap. So got a new 98 Galant alternator in there. Also got a bunch of aero goodies from professional awesome. Fender vents and their quick release splitter mounts. Really excited to just get on track again and have some fun. Really looking forward to it.
    Also added a check valve for the accusump to keep the accusump putting oil into the engine and not back feeding towards the oil pump. Also got the car aligned and corner balanced. 2875 with me in it which is horrendous. Really need to cut weight from this thing. Mostly going to be the rear hatch and glass. And the sunroof. Hopefully be able to get a carbon hatch and lexan the windows. But, making progress. Hoping the dyno goes well. Updates soon. IMG_20200621_152337.jpg
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    NWHTanK Proven Member

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    Carefully with the rpms I fried my gallant alt. Im going to have mine rebuilt and modify a kingly under drive for it.
     

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    gsxitement Proven Member

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    Yeah I've been running Galant alternators for a while and generally fry one a season. I shift at 7K, but the heat and abuse, the alternators just can't hang. Looking at doing maybe a full custom setup for next season, depending on budget.
     

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    gsxitement Proven Member

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    Welp, went to the dyno on Friday. The numbers were pretty awesome. Had my buddy Ken McDonald Remote tune it. If you've been around the scene, you've hopefully heard of or talked to Ken. He's someone who really studies tuning. Understands the art of it, and wants to be regarded as a great tuner. And his talents shown through at the dyno. We had done a couple baseline street pulls just to get in the ballpark.
    Strapped to the Dyno, our baseline was decent but not great. The previous tune on the old setup had netted us 370ish whp, and 290lbsft. Decent HP but not nearly enough torque for road racing. After several pulls, and Ken working his magic in increments so as to not hurt the motor, we finally got some pretty serious numbers. 30psi on 100octane, we got 465whp and 432lbsft of torque. This Xona rotor turbo is super responsive. Max torque at 3800rpm. Should be an animal getting off the corner. Excited to see how it feels in track. IMG_20200703_185217_274.jpg
     

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    gsxitement Proven Member

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    Splitter is almost done. This is basic splitter with tunnels in place. Got the driver's side mount done. Just needs to be cleaned up and painted. Then I can do the passenger side and make the rear mounts. The mounts are gonna be pretty easy. Just some flat stock with a piece of of square tube that can fit in the back of the splitter frame. There's gonna be a situation there that will allow for the splitter angle to be adjustable. Everything in the pic below is loose just for mock up so if it looks wonky, that's why. Then I just have to make splitter rods up front, and the splitter will be done for the most part.

    Nines lives emailed me yesterday and said the mounts are on the CNC machine, so hopefully I get the wing before NJMP in two weeks.

    Getting excited to to get back on track. Ordered two trailer tires, should have those soon. A couple other things to do with the trailer and we'll be ready for the haul down to NJMP. Can't wait!
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    gsxitement Proven Member

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    We race next weekend!! Splitter is pretty much done. MadeJMade my splitter support rods yesterday. Then just some detail work nees to be done. This week will be going over everything, getting 2 trailer tires mounted and balanced, going over my gear. Very excited. IMG_20200725_210614.jpg
     

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    gsxitement Proven Member

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    Didn't have the best weekend at NJMP a couple weeks ago. The new tune with added boost promptly showed us the weak spots of the setup. Mainly the couplers. Actually exploded one into total oblivion. The coupler wasn't a nice silicon one, so my fault on that one. But even after we made repairs, I tore the brand new extremePSI coupler that was in the car. So I've ordered some nice couplers from silicon intakes and made the charge pipe from the turbo to the intercooler one piece. So less opportunity to blow couplers.

    Also, my Nine Lives Racing Wing came it. It took forever, but being that it was the first one made, kinda should've expected that. Quality is excellent and mounting was a breeze. Definitely going to have to add some reinforcement under the trunk lid to spread any loading the wing will produce at speed. Very happy with the outcome and can't wait to try it out.

    GTA NJMP got cancelled due to Jerseys quarantine protocol, which really sucks but I get it. Safety first. So the next event we get to do is Lime Rock on September 26th. Really looking forward to going back there and seeing what the new setup can do. Confident I'll get under a minute there finally. IMG_20200801_172129.jpg Screenshot_20200805-154600.png IMG_20200807_160152.jpg IMG_20200817_163819.jpg IMG_20200817_163843.jpg
     

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    Big wang gang! Haha! Looking good buddy.
    I'm curious, what made you change up the wing? Were you feeling the rear getting squirrely going faster?
     

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    gsxitement Proven Member

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    Well, I figured with the added front downforce, I'd need to try and balance it out in the back. And that little 50 dollar eBay wing just wasn't gonna cut it. This......this will cut it LOL.
     

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    gsxitement Proven Member

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    Got the car on the ground and out of the garage. Got my fender height measurements. Gotta make some adjustments. But getting ready for Lime Rock in two weeks. But man. That wing LOL. IMG_20200912_192148_654.jpg
     

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    gsxitement Proven Member

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    Gettysburg ng ready for my buddy to come by and balance align the car today, so spent some time cleaning the garage up. Also did a test fit of the splitter now that I cut the mounts a bit to get higher off the ground. Worked well. Raised it up about an inch. Should be good now. It's four inches off the ground and I have about 2 1/2" travel in the suspension, so shouldn't have any significant issues with the splitter rubbing. Hopefully. Lime Rock in two weeks, so need to buckle down on a couple things. But should be an ok outing. Don't mind the bowing on the sides of the splitter. Some the airdam hardware is hitting the bumper and just needs to be cut down to fix that. IMG_20200914_163423.jpg IMG_20200914_160709.jpg
     

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