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Posted by ChessmoDSM, Aug 28, 2017

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  1. 1990TSIAWDTALON

    1990TSIAWDTALON Moderator

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    Independence, Kansas
    I will have to tell him, he loves all cars and the small details about them like that! Wow, would bend the wires, that's crazy!
     

    Street Build 3K  27

    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · automatic · 1G DSM

    528  14

    1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 1G DSM

    446  18

    1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

    Street Build 642  4

    1998 Eagle Talon TSi
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

    Street Build 5K  11  25

    1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    13.620 @ 108.460 · 1G DSM
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  2. turboglenn

    turboglenn Proven Member

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    Joined Nov 5, 2007
    RIpley, West Virginia
    I'm still on here a few times a week really need to update my latest build log car is changed colors changed to an auto trans all kinds of things , I'm 40 years old and still pushing dsm's
     
  3. steve

    steve DSM Wiseman

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    545
    Joined Feb 3, 2002
    St. Charles, Illinois
    Just had a birthday so I guess I'm officially old...
     

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    1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    manual · 1G DSM
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  4. Warpathdsm98

    Warpathdsm98 Probationary Member

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    poughquag, New York
    got my first DSM at 17, a 94'GS I'm 35 now and since then a 92 talon dl,93gs,97gst,98gsx,95gsx,95tsi,98gst,99gs,92gs,92gsx, and I recently found the 97 gst which was sold in 2003 which is going to be built again soon
     
  5. jery1234

    jery1234 Proven Member

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    Joined Jul 26, 2008
    Toronto, ON, Canada
    54 here dsmer since 1990
     

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    1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    · 1G DSM
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  6. deth2u

    deth2u Proven Member

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    Joined Nov 13, 2002
    Pasadena, California
    33 here, been at it since 18 and the hobby became a segway into my current profession. Was heavy into the metal scene back then, hence the stupid username.

    It's amazing how much playing with these things teaches about, well, everything. So many heads out there with the DSM love possess better mechanical aptitude than many auto repair technicians without any formalized training. It really shows here.

    It's nice that DSMtuners is still up and about. The irascible masses still vigorously kick each other in the head while contending the accuracy of information posted. Ha, glad to see things the same as they always were--nostalgia just feels good sometimes, doesn't it? :)

    Also, it seems that as most of the community ages, they've moved on as well. Most appear to abandon the platform for German and other luxury brands. Notice that much of the older crowd still around are putting together some rather sick rides? Even though manufacturers are phasing out spare part production atm, I think the bar will still be pushed upward for a little while into the future
     
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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    manual · 2G DSM
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  7. linksys42

    linksys42 Proven Member

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    Joined Jan 8, 2003
    Union, Missouri
    40 here. Got my first DSM in 1997. Before that had been into 80's 2.2 turbo daytona's. Surprised at how many old timers are still active on here.
     

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    1991 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    manual · 1G DSM
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  8. 2gmitsueclipse

    2gmitsueclipse DSM Wiseman

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    613
    Joined Jul 13, 2005
    Auburn Hills, Michigan
    I have been a proud DSM owner since 2003.
     

    Autocross Build 18K  47

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM

    Street Build 2K  0

    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    manual · 2G DSM

    Autocross Build 3K  0

    1990 Plymouth Laser RS Turbo
    manual · 1G DSM
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  9. Drop Top Road Trip

    Drop Top Road Trip Proven Member

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    Joined Oct 13, 2015
    St. Louis, Missouri
    Gonna be 48 in January. I've only had my DSM for 2 years! But, I remember reading a great article way back in 1989 about the then to be introduced 1990 Plymouth Laser Turbo in the February 1989 issuer of Sports Car Illustrated and well...I guess it kinda stuck!
     

    Street Build 2K  5

    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  10. PlanZero

    PlanZero Proven Member

    1,376
    259
    Joined Aug 13, 2013
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    41 on my license but don't tell me that. No kids, no wife, 3 DSMs, 24 year old GF, can't beat it. I basically do whatever the F I want.
    Loved my buddy's 1g panda Tsi awd in HS. I lived in NYC for years so I didn't need a car, but when I moved back to Pennsyltucky I picked up a GS for a DD and started wrenching out of necessity. Stopped wasting my time with N/T several years ago. All DSMs need work, but a 4g is actually rewarding.
    Very few people younger than us even know WTF a talon is. It's kinda cool especially considering what the eclipse namesake has become (sh** even before the SUV I always peeled the eclipse letters off immediately)
    Every time I look at a newer evo or wrx etc I want to throw up. How can something new look so dated? Now a 2ga talon, that's a timeless design. Refined and subtle. I love the thumbnail spoiler!!!! Although all my current and previous DSMs contain my blood sweat and tears my 96 is my love. Id f*** that car if i could and I plan on dying in her if I ever get a terminal diagnosis. I love my 2gb of course but as I've gotten older sometimes when I look at her she looks straight outta the 90s and I unwillingly associate her with a Pontiac. Although someday I will get the rarest of the rare a 98 Tsi awd auto.
     
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    1996 Eagle Talon TSi
    fwd · automatic · 2G DSM

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    1997 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    automatic · 2G DSM
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  11. GST with PSI

    GST with PSI DSM Wiseman

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    Joined Jul 27, 2005
    San Diego, California
    Funny how most people posting here are 30+.

    The 20 year olds are all on the Facebook car groups and don't even use forums like this one anymore.

    Sad, really.
     

    Street Build 24K  17  143

    1991 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4
    12.030 @ 119.39 · Galant VR-4

    491  17

    1982 Yamaha Virago
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

    Street Build 5K  74

    1992 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4
    awd · manual · Galant VR-4
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  12. joemamma

    joemamma Proven Member

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    Joined Jan 26, 2017
    williston, North Dakota
    i HATE facebook
    why the heck would i care what somone else thought was "cute" or "funny" or that "they are feeling blah today"
     

    Drag Race Build 1K  1

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · automatic · 2G DSM

    Drag Race Build 101  1

    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · automatic · 2G DSM

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    1994 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    manual · 1G DSM
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  13. Tanro

    Tanro Proven Member

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    Joined Jul 22, 2009
    Montgomery, Alabama
    Gonna be 30 next year. And I dont ever plan on getting a more comfortable car. I got a bad back and bum knee from not being kind to my body while I was in the Army, but hell I can daily drive a mazdaspeed mx-5 I can daily drive damn near anything.

    I need a new backup car, but I don't plan on turning my DSM into a garage queen at any point.
     

    Street Build 2K  10

    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  14. iugrad92turbo

    iugrad92turbo Proven Member

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    Joined May 22, 2007
    Kalamazoo, Michigan
    45 here always had once since 94.
     

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    1992 Eagle Talon TSi
    awd · manual · 1G DSM
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  15. wibblersnatch

    wibblersnatch Proven Member

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    Joined Sep 14, 2002
    Fleming, Ohio
    I'm 35 and got my 1st DSM in 2001. Was hooked ever since. Although I don't have DSM per say anymore, I do have a 7 passenger 4G63 Expo.
     
  16. PlanZero

    PlanZero Proven Member

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    Joined Aug 13, 2013
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    Mods how come we can't "like"on the Hangout?
    This old man rant has some winners.
    Society is doomed.
     

    Street Build 4K  8

    1996 Eagle Talon TSi
    fwd · automatic · 2G DSM

    Street Build 2K  0

    1997 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    automatic · 2G DSM
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  17. GRNDSM

    GRNDSM Moderator

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    Joined May 16, 2002
    Chelmsford, Massachusetts
    Oh, the irony! :)
     

    Autocross Build 4K  22

    1996 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    12.9 @ 103 · 2G DSM

    Street Build 3K  0

    93 Eagle Summit AWD
    11.74 @ 118 · 4G63t Swapped

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    1994 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    10.123 @ 138.060 · 1G DSM
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  18. rw87tt

    rw87tt Proven Member

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    Joined Jul 13, 2008
    Houston, Texas
    65 here youngsters. I'm retired now and my 92 awd laser sits most of the time with occasional runs to keep things loose. It was given to me by my brother in law. It broke down on the lady that used to own it and she told him to go pick it up or she was going to let the wrecker driver have it. He towed it to his house and I picked it up later. I really didn't want it. I'm glad I got it.
    It sat for about a year until i needed a work ride and fixed it. I kept it because my 87 turbo T developed rod knock. It's a project and my "Mopar" (like I used to tell the clowns at work) fills in the void.:hellyeah:
     
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  19. screamineagle

    screamineagle Proven Member

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    Joined Sep 17, 2002
    Toronto,
    I've been an enthusiast since 2001 and still own my 1g that i bought in 2002. Wow I'm at 17 years now since i was 16.
     
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  20. luv2rallye

    luv2rallye DSM Wiseman

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    Joined Jun 7, 2003
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    66 here. Bought my present 99 Eclipse GST new. Only car, drive year round (even Mn winters), and compete on road rallies (the pic is the wife and me competing on the 2005 Mn Winter Rally). Do all my own work even rebuilding the tranny and turbo. As I'm very knowledgeable on electrical systems, I often reply to electrical problem posts.
     

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    14.200 @ 95.000 · 2G DSM
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  21. serviceguy

    serviceguy Proven Member

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    Joined May 11, 2002
    Clifton, New Jersey
    51 years old. Bought my 91 GST from a used car lot in Florida back in 1999 or 2000, I had no idea what it was and especially that it came with a turbo! I discovered the DSM community out of necessity, nobody either wanted or could fix it for me, especially the local Mitsubishi dealer (well, they would but at the cost of both arms and legs which I still needed, so...). Back then it was www.dsm.org and all of the regional subsidiaries...anybody remembers the talon digest? Good times. The car is still with me in NJ now, finally in its own garage. Still running strong, it just needs the rear windows to be put back on along with the carpet and is going to be my commuter again.
     

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    1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    manual · 1G DSM
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  22. RamenPride

    RamenPride Proven Member

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    Joined Aug 18, 2002
    Virginia Beach, Virginia
    43 next month. Started off with a 1.8 when I was 19, moved onto the GS-T about 6-7 years later. It mostly sits now, but I try to drive it once a week and work on it every now and then. I still have plans for it, so not planning on getting rid of it anytime soon. Obtained most of my knowledge back in the day from the Talon Digest, DSM.org, VFAQ, and then also local chapter websites and email lists. I was on some Facebook groups, but quickly left due to the drama and immaturity. I'm still on some of the classifieds pages though.
     

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    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  23. 95talongirl

    95talongirl Supporting Member

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    Joined Feb 9, 2008
    On a Jet Plane, Illinois
    34 here!
    Can't believe how fast time flies.
     

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    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    11.437 @ 126.42 · 2G DSM
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  24. PlanZero

    PlanZero Proven Member

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    Joined Aug 13, 2013
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    I'm feeling much better about myself after reading this haha.
    I have to ask @luv2rallye why a GST instead of a GSX in Mn winters?!?
    And @95talongirl, I've been ordering from rock auto for years and have yet to get your magnet. I considered trying to get my own for my 96 until I saw a picture of yours. Do you have spares?!? Big fan.
     

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    1996 Eagle Talon TSi
    fwd · automatic · 2G DSM

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    1997 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    automatic · 2G DSM
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  25. 95talongirl

    95talongirl Supporting Member

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    Joined Feb 9, 2008
    On a Jet Plane, Illinois
    Aww, thanks for the kind words! I have a pile of them, actually. I meant to bring them to the shootout, but i always forget to!
     

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    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    11.437 @ 126.42 · 2G DSM
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