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Drag Race Build Building a Myth into Legend.

Rating:
5/5,
Year:
1998
Model/Trim:
Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
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  1. b00st3d

    b00st3d Freelancer

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    Drag Race Build 8K  153

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    manual · 2G DSM

    Street Build 1K  27

    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    awd · automatic · 2G DSM

    2K  8

    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  2. b00st3d

    b00st3d Freelancer

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    This is what it was: 428711_376152672501150_1946258670_n.jpg 550575_457537174318665_2033983557_n.jpg 941922_478112002261182_107935102_n.jpg 969774_376152732501144_1524044937_n.jpg
     

    Drag Race Build 8K  153

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    manual · 2G DSM

    Street Build 1K  27

    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    awd · automatic · 2G DSM

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    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  3. Ghost_92TSi

    Ghost_92TSi Proven Member

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    El Paso, Texas
    What happened? You bought it from them stripped?
     

    Street Build 2K  0

    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    manual · 1G DSM
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  4. streetraceboi

    streetraceboi Proven Member

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    Joined Sep 4, 2002
    San Antonio, Texas
    The hatch is now on my car :) You got it for a hell of a deal. I saw it on Tuesday when I picked up the hatch. Was shocked when he told me the sold price. Take good care of it! Bring her back to life!!!
     
  5. b00st3d

    b00st3d Freelancer

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    Yukon, Oklahoma
    No one knows the price, let's keep it that way! ;) I can't wait to get it home and get my driveline into it!
     

    Drag Race Build 8K  153

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    manual · 2G DSM

    Street Build 1K  27

    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    awd · automatic · 2G DSM

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    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  6. streetraceboi

    streetraceboi Proven Member

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    San Antonio, Texas
    I had to ask him 3 times to make sure I heard the sold price correctly LOL But no worries. Secrets are safe with me ;)
     
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  7. b00st3d

    b00st3d Freelancer

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    Yukon, Oklahoma
    When he offered it to me, I had to ask if he was kidding! :D
     

    Drag Race Build 8K  153

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    manual · 2G DSM

    Street Build 1K  27

    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    awd · automatic · 2G DSM

    2K  8

    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  8. Fullthrottle7

    Fullthrottle7 Proven Member

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    Joined May 21, 2004
    Lake Tapps, Washington
    Richard is a very, very nice guy. I bought the head that he had on her for a very reasonable price as well. Its sad that the car was parted out since it really was a masterpiece but this is great news to hear that you picked it up from him and will be putting it back together! Good luck and keep us all up to speed on your efforts, this thing is primed to run 9's again!
     

    Street Build 1K  0

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    manual · 2G DSM

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    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    manual · 2G DSM
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  9. b00st3d

    b00st3d Freelancer

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    Yukon, Oklahoma
    I've got the setup to do it if i make the switch to auto, it may go 8s!
     

    Drag Race Build 8K  153

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    manual · 2G DSM

    Street Build 1K  27

    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    awd · automatic · 2G DSM

    2K  8

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    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  10. biglady112

    biglady112 Proven Member

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    i would not call it a legend. I don't think it ever produced anything did it?
     
  11. b00st3d

    b00st3d Freelancer

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    It's a car most DSMers know, whether it produced or not. His build was watched by most of the community and after all the years and money he put in it, it came to an abrupt end.

    Now it will get finished up again, and get some trial by fire!
     

    Drag Race Build 8K  153

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    manual · 2G DSM

    Street Build 1K  27

    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    awd · automatic · 2G DSM

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    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  12. Technoklipz

    Technoklipz Proven Member

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    Joined Jun 13, 2005
    Lexington, North Carolina
    Good luck with her and glad to see you wanting to get her back up and running!
     

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    1992 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    manual · 1G DSM
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  13. Calan

    Calan DSM Wiseman

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    OKC, Oklahoma
    I'm glad to see it in the hands of someone that will actually run it, instead of just pumping tons of $$$ into a trailer queen to win beauty contests with. :)
     

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    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    15.2 @ 89.300 · 1G DSM
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  14. b00st3d

    b00st3d Freelancer

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    Yukon, Oklahoma
    Time to cut the front end off another one! Lol
     

    Drag Race Build 8K  153

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    manual · 2G DSM

    Street Build 1K  27

    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    awd · automatic · 2G DSM

    2K  8

    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  15. streetraceboi

    streetraceboi Proven Member

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    Any updates?
     
  16. b00st3d

    b00st3d Freelancer

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    manual · 2G DSM

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  17. b00st3d

    b00st3d Freelancer

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    So I'll be staying 5 speed with my new pick up of a Shep stage 4, dss axles and hub upgrades.
     

    Drag Race Build 8K  153

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    manual · 2G DSM

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    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    awd · automatic · 2G DSM

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    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  18. Tiki2777

    Tiki2777 Proven Member

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    Omaha, Nebraska
    Man! Holy sh** I had no idea he got rid of her, take good care of it! I don't care what big lady says, we know it's a legend. Get it back on the track !
     

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    awd · manual · 2G DSM

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    manual · 2G DSM

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  19. TermTrky

    TermTrky Proven Member

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    Joined Aug 23, 2007
    PNW, Washington
    Interested in hearing story behind it before you bought it. Also - what's in it right now / what's missing. Looks like a shell right now. Right arm, brother! Keep those wrenches pumping
     
  20. biglady112

    biglady112 Proven Member

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    Commerce City, Colorado
    Yes it is clearly a legend looking at those pictures. if some worthy results are posted then it could be. It is a long way from that.
     
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  21. b00st3d

    b00st3d Freelancer

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    Joined Jan 13, 2005
    Yukon, Oklahoma
    This car was originally a big budget build by a guy out of Texas. He did everything very nice and it was very pretty. It even won a couple of car shows but he never got any track time with the car. He finished it up then shelled the transmission and subsequently parted the car out. It was a build where no penny was spared and every bolt replaced.

    I bought his fuel system then a couple weeks later he gave me a ridiculous price for the chassis, and I snatched it up. When I got it, it was bare, not even suspension.

    I have replaced most of the carbon (except the hatch ) and added carbon fenders. I have about 20 hours of work left to finish the car. Motor, trans, dss driveline all need installed and i need to fab up intercooler piping and finish the harness. Plus a few minor fab things with seat mounts.
     

    Drag Race Build 8K  153

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    manual · 2G DSM

    Street Build 1K  27

    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    awd · automatic · 2G DSM

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    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  22. b00st3d

    b00st3d Freelancer

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    So I might have come up with some more carbon...and a t- 11665388_10204449493460462_2354146047902817568_n.jpg 11659405_10204449494060477_5002502846964607102_n.jpg 11698517_10204449495060502_4244844236072160331_n.jpg 10984993_10204449496380535_2460681345272222137_n.jpg 11647272_1146446288705620_623218974_n.jpg case brace...
     

    Drag Race Build 8K  153

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    manual · 2G DSM

    Street Build 1K  27

    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    awd · automatic · 2G DSM

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    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  23. b00st3d

    b00st3d Freelancer

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    Yukon, Oklahoma

    Drag Race Build 8K  153

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    manual · 2G DSM

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    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    awd · automatic · 2G DSM

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    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  24. turtlebain

    turtlebain Proven Member

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    Joined May 16, 2012
    Rochester, New York
    You sure like your carbon, this car is super high quality.
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    12.100 @ 121.000 · 2G DSM
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  25. FlyinTalon

    FlyinTalon Proven Member

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    Cars coming together looking good. Can you tell me what tires your running on your fd wheels, brand and size?
     

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    1991 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    440.4 whp · 395.5 lb/ft · 1G DSM

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    manual · 2G DSM

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