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Street Build 99 Northstar White GSX

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Year:
1999
Model/Trim:
Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
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  1. bettfootball

    bettfootball Proven Member

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    Haha, yes I think you translated that perfectly. And thank you! It takes a lot of money to keep it clean and do what I want to do with it. To be honest it is a super rough ride. The coils are cranked to max stiffness. Lets be honest, a slammed 2g with no ac/ps/abs and 2 inches off of the ground isn't the best DD but I like how it looks.
     

    Street Build 688  1

    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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  2. Marc Pacheco

    Marc Pacheco Proven Member

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    LOL no i really mean I wish I didnt have to pay rent, utilities, cable, college loans and etc I would have a ton of money to spend. But ya he is doing pretty good for his age. I remember rebuilding my first vette with my father at 13 reminds me of that.
     
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  3. buhay6

    buhay6 Proven Member

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    I'm have same annoying oil leak at the oil pump/front main, replaced the seal 3 times already damnit! I only have the stock oil pressure gauge so I don't know what kind of PSI I'm getting, whats your readings at? idle and WOT?

    Very clean bay man, I really want to shave mine to but im keeping to much stuff to make it worth doing haha.
     

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  4. bettfootball

    bettfootball Proven Member

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    Just because I have a lot of money invested into my car doesn't mean I don't have rent/utilities/insurance/phone/student loans.

    I still have a little leak somewhere on the timing side, hopefully a CC will fix that isssue. First of all you need an aftermarket gauge. I read under 80 WOT, idle 15.
     

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
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  5. bettfootball

    bettfootball Proven Member

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    Other stuff that has been accomplished in

    the last bits of summer.

    I bought a catch can off of Gamble here on the dsmforums. It has internal baffles and 10an fittings welded to it. I asked him to not put a bracket on it so i could fab up my own, which I did.

    I still need to get the valve cover powdercoated after the fittings had been welded on but that can wait for this winter or something while i'm not driving the car.

    Here are some more pictures.

    I also went to the shootout and had a great time putting faces to the names of forum members.

    Here is before I started on the catch can.

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    This is the rough lay out of where I wanted the can to go.

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    Where I decided to put the fitting on the intake.

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    Where I wanted to put the bulkhead fittings.

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    This is it all welded up.

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    Still have an oil leak I NEED to fix.


    Until next time,

    Brady
     

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
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  6. Dyesuperman

    Dyesuperman Proven Member

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    Damn Brdy, what size are those wheels?? They fit so well!
     

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    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
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  7. bettfootball

    bettfootball Proven Member

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    Street Build 688  1

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  8. Dyesuperman

    Dyesuperman Proven Member

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    Good job cutting off the downward lip thingy, I never liked that LOL
     

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  9. Zmann42087

    Zmann42087 Proven Member

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    saw your car at the shootout. looked great!
     

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    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
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  10. iugrad92turbo

    iugrad92turbo Proven Member

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    I saw it too really nice.
     

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    1992 Eagle Talon TSi
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  11. bettfootball

    bettfootball Proven Member

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    Alright, so not much has happened in the last year, I'm super broke while in my last year of college.

    After attending the shootout and MOD in 2014 I put the car away for the winter in my buddies new garage. Huge shoutout to Griff, I have kept my car in one of his garages every winter since highschool. This is his biggest and nicest garage to date, heated floors, full kitchen, lift, perfectly level floors, nice drains, wash bay, the whole 9 yards.

    19493420435_83e7b38742_b.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    19493428885_6fee8ae176_b.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    19305863078_d9fab05b70_b.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    When spring time rolled around I took my car out of storage and brought it to Ames Iowa while I took classes. I was pretty broke this last year so I didn't do much. Over the summer I had noticed that my tires were on their last leg so new tires were on my radar. I also had begun to feel that if i were going to pay top dollar for some new tires, I was going to get a wheel that was the proper size so I was on the hunt for some new dubs..

    I chose to go with Vordoven wheels in a 18 x 9.5 size and 255 Bridgestone Potenza re760's.

    19492706891_b7e04537b9_b.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    19291735720_7089b92df4_b.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    While I was waiting for my tires and wheels to show up, I decided I was going to have a go at fixing my pesky oil leak. After about three complete tear downs of the timing side, I had found that the castle plug was finger tight...

    19462400976_6f0325cb77_b.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    Got the wheels and tires mounted, I am super happy to be able to not have to run a spacer and have a great fitment.

    22475999975_5caeb1215d_b.jpg _DSC3420 by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    21854790853_12898e2878_k.jpg _DSC3423 by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    22449983096_850004c587_k.jpg _DSC3418 by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    Thats about it. I graduate next month and will probably be moving.. I'm really not sure what the fate of my eclipse will be. I may part it out I may just leave it in storage for a while. I just know I will have to get a new car when I get a new job so who knows...

    Peace.
     

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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  12. ec17pse

    ec17pse Freelancer

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    Looking amazing there. Keep up the amazing work
     

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    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    175 whp · 180.1 lb/ft · 2G DSM
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  13. Doubleot

    Doubleot Proven Member

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    Don't sell it you turd it's a beauty!
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    279.1 whp · 325.3 lb/ft · 2G DSM
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  14. spyderdrifter

    spyderdrifter Freelancer

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    I just read through part of your build, and saw that you said you bought your HX40 new. Where did you get it? Any link you can post or PM me? I haven't been able to find any new yet.
     

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  15. ceedawg

    ceedawg Supporting Member

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    What is the offset on those rims? I originally wanted to go 18's .Unfortunately my 17x8.5 rpf1s 40 offset with the 245 40 17 tires hit the rear control arm. Need a 5mm spacer Which I actually have. And does your friend rent out the fender roller to folks out of state?


    This is a great thread dude great job!!
     
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  16. bettfootball

    bettfootball Proven Member

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    Got lucky on Ebay and found a truck shop liquidating all of its parts, it was extremely lucky. Bid like $400 on a best offer add and accepted immediately.

    Offset is +38! Also the fender roller is mine :) PM me if you would like to rent it from me.
     

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  17. bettfootball

    bettfootball Proven Member

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    I want to go over two little projects I did with the GSX that I think some of you will like and appreciate.

    The first problem I always had with my 99 was the bumper had horrible fitment, not the oem perfect that I wanted. I noticed it had no support basically except for the corner bolts by the wheels and this caused the areas under the headlights to sag. I also wanted to address this issue because with the whole bumper being hung by two bolts on the very corners, I was worried the bumper would possibly tear or be damaged beyond repair.

    Notice the sagging and horrible fitment.

    19486097555_a3911986c2_k.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    I figured I wanted something to push the area under the light up so the pumper theoretically could sit there and look fully attached but just "pressed" into place, without bolting the corner bolts in.

    Here is what I came up with.

    19479725582_64c9fd07a8_k.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    Just threaded rod and fuel line for the rubber black part. The rod actually presses the lip of the bumper against the bottom of the headlights.

    Here is an after shot of the passenger side. This has gotten tremendously better after a few months to let the bumper take shape. Its much better than it looks in this pic now.

    18865468683_7b9e9663b8_k.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr
     

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  18. bettfootball

    bettfootball Proven Member

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    The next project was to tackle my fu*ked up trunk panel/carpet.

    I knew this area of my car was lacking and it was always pissing me off whenever I went back there to get something out of so I went home one weekend and tackled the project.

    So my oringal was cracked in the middle because I had no support (spare tire) to hold it up, and it had more stains than a frat house so I found some almost identical wood at the local hardware store and got right into tracing out the old material to make a new one.

    23066443931_6685d94a69_k.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr


    Then I drilled the old rivets out of the hinges and re-riveted them on my new wood panel.


    22636926817_456d50ffeb_k.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    Wow look at that!

    22636956817_448c7d2dec_k.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr


    Then I traced out the carpet pattern on some heavier duty automotive black carpet. I went with black because I would maybe want to dye the plastics black with some SEM dye someday, and I have black carpet in the cabin so why not.

    22663073749_5d070df460_k.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr


    Then as some of you know, the original carpet has this weird material that I forgot the name of, attached to the underneath for more cushion/sound deadening, so I added that to the carpet with 3M adhesive spray.

    22636992037_626e96d0f5_k.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr


    In order to prevent the wood from caving in, and giving it some better support, I rigged up this aluminum bracket to hold the center of the panel. Works great and looks just as I wanted it to.


    23055260075_694452ec7c_k.jpg by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr



    Here is the piece ready to go in, with string and all.


    23055332705_1e95f3022d_k.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr


    Was just missing one minor detail..... :)


    23041672812_5616393676_k.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    22636935997_866915d3fb_k.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    There! Finally.


    22663015839_e073a86981_k.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr


    Oh and about the little "T" hooks to mount the bottom of the cargo net to, I opted to not put these in because previously they became squished whenever I put heavy objects back there, I wanted to keep the trunk cover completely flat with no obstructions. I may put them in though when I stop putting stuff in the trunk.. Who knows!


    Thanks for looking!
     

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  19. bettfootball

    bettfootball Proven Member

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    Okay..

    I got bored thanksgiving and really wanted to give my engine harness a one-over. I had previously already removed a TON of sh** from it, but I didn't really route it before I wrapped and tapped it up so there was tons of leftovers and plugs stretching from far way to make it. So I wanted to change all that.

    First step remove harness. Before removing it a had the car running, then turned it off, then taped every connector that wasn't plugged in so I would know that those were not needed. This was my way of being 100% sure they were uneccessary. Majority of them were trans plugs from the auto and some random stuff on the firewall that wast left in the harness from the first tuck.


    23717885261_7867bee21c_o.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr


    Next, was to completely strip the harness of all electrical tape and loom. This way I could plull all the individual plugs back to the firewall and route them where I wanted to.

    23172184964_dfcc92053e_o.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr


    23774233756_6fa956ae15_o.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr


    Once all the connectors were separated all the way back to the firewall, I installed the harness back into the car to route them and check everything worked fine. Now, I left out a lot of small details as to how to get all the plugs separated. From the factory a lot of the plugs are tangled, and routed up and down the harness multiple times to random grounding spots. I separated it all. Made all grounds go to one terminal, and put the transistor near the ECU so it wasn't behind my IM. This is all very tedious sh**, but take your time and do one wire at a time and you will be fine.

    With the harness installed back in the car, I could then route things where I wanted, keeping bundles together as far as I could.

    23389284352_ea3378e6f0_o.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    This picture shows some of them laid out. What I did was route everything where I wanted, then just made loops with the harness for that plug so i would know how much could be removed.

    23415304351_d85c27b1e0_o.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    Heres just a random pic, it really shows how little sh** is in the bay haha. And yes, stuff will be getting powdercoated and painted again, small oil leaks and being at college with no tools messed my beautiful bay up.

    23202027440_855cd54c8b_o.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    After marking how much of each strand could be removed I took the harness back out and got to work. This is my finished product. You can see the transistor right on the other side of the firewall grommet.

    23497794475_7da95d5bf4_o.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr


    Now, I would really like to get some ray-chem loom and all that nice jazz but I am honest to god the worst at de-pinning these connectors. I might just wrap it in some 3m and some nice loom and be done with it but who knows. Anyway, I don't have any pics of it installed but I tell you what, it is hard to find a wire in there LOL.

    I just graduated with my Bachelors in Mechanical engineering so stay tuned for great things to come on the GSX now that I am not relying on money from donating plasma to buy parts LOL.

    Heres a little sneak peak at what I have in mind.

    23504713050_65c5d4e4cf_o.jpg Untitled by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    Peace.
     

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
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  20. smills1840

    smills1840 Proven Member

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    Looking good man. Really glad to see you're not parting it out or selling it. Your car has definitely been a big motivation to me. Keep up the good work!
     
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  21. Blurred Talon

    Blurred Talon Proven Member

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    Those pictures bring back some nightmares for me.
    Good work man.
     

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  22. ERJ-145 driver

    ERJ-145 driver Probationary Member

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    Very nice!
     
  23. coupe_nasty

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    looking good bro!
     

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  24. 2gGst98

    2gGst98 Proven Member

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    Congrats on graduating. Wish I went to school now, but the car is just WOW. Had to read it all before sleep. But I'm glad you didn't sell it, and only making it better and cleaner. As I've said to others I truly wish I had skills like that. Maybe one day, but hats off to you good sir. And props where props are due :applause::applause:
     

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  25. bettfootball

    bettfootball Proven Member

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    I ordered all new fender liner/splash guards for the GSX. Also a brand new 70MM s90. I need to order some new wheel bearings before they completely dissapear off the face of the earth also.

    I found a little paint bubble on the passenger side strut tower and decided to investigate. Turns out it had started to rust over there as well. I have been in contact with miller imports about getting another rust free tower to replace mine. We will see if I go through with it. The passenger side is so hard to get to due to the windshield wiper motor cowl area completely covering some spot welds that need to be removed. We will see.

    I am REALLY leaning towards sending Justin an entire box of things in the bay to powdercoat. I really need to get them coated and not just painted.... I also will more than likely be buying an evo 3 intake mani to accompany the s90 and help this flow better.

    Here are some pics I never uploaded in the meantime!

    22288270908_0dc848e11b_o.jpg _DSC3439 by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    21854781603_8926583158_o.jpg _DSC3431 by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    22475992845_76e01f4030_o.jpg _DSC3426 by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr


    22486949801_d832e8f60f_o.jpg _DSC3446 by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    21854765353_25c8e64d37_o.jpg _DSC3445 by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    22288014250_e953bb2c76_o.jpg _DSC3441 by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr

    22288269798_b2f6c8c702_o.jpg _DSC3440 by Brady Dingeldein, on Flickr


    Thats about it for now!

    Peace

    -Brady
     

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