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How many "Old-Timer" DSM Guys on here?

Posted by ChessmoDSM, Aug 28, 2017

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  1. Ludachris

    Ludachris Founder & Zookeeper

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    Roseville, California
    41 years and counting... I was about 23-24 when I started wrenching on the '91.
     

    Street Build 8K  0

    1997 Eagle Talon TSi AWD (sold)
    manual · 2G DSM

    Road Race Build 7K  23

    1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    435.0 whp · 399.2 lb/ft · 1G DSM
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  2. josh408

    josh408 Proven Member

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    Bay Area, California
    I'm more on this forum than I am any social media. The people on Facebook drove me crazy when they ask questions and don't like your answers. they want to here an easy fix. etc etc. or even better you get the d**k swinging contests, people thinking they know it all over the top dogs. it's great entertainment sometimes but for the most part people are annoying. Oh. and 25 here. got into dsm's when I was 18.
     

    Street Build 3K  4

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    11.935 @ 118.24 · 2G DSM
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  3. Dhan

    Dhan Supporting Member

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    Joined Apr 29, 2010
    Denver, Colorado
    I'll be 31 in March. Learned a lot about wrenching from my dad cause he was huge into old Japanese and British motorcycles. I wanted an Evo BAD after watching that Top Gear episode where Jeremy keeps up with a Lamborghini in a gray Evo.
    There was no way I could afford an Evo at the time but then I discovered DSMs were like a rabid cousin of the Evolution series (and didn't have four doors). So picked up a junker DSM for $500 and never looked back.
     

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

    webconnect Proven Member

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    San Antonio, Texas
    Just logged into this site after an 8 year hiatus. I'm 29 now. My 99 GSX broke my heart and wallet time after time when I was still in college and had almost no money. I ended up buying a whole new engine, dropping it in and letting go of my 99 GSX. I'm itching to get back into it!.
     

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    automatic · 2G DSM
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  5. Dhan

    Dhan Supporting Member

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    Joined Apr 29, 2010
    Denver, Colorado
    Welcome back!
     

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    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · manual · 1G DSM
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  6. iugrad92turbo

    iugrad92turbo Proven Member

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    Joined May 22, 2007
    Kalamazoo, Michigan
    20 plus year's no guru but I know enough about this platform. Its,' fun and interesting on others opinions or ideas.
     

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

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    1992 Eagle Talon TSi
    awd · manual · 1G DSM
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  7. streetraceboi

    streetraceboi Proven Member

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    San Antonio, Texas
    33 about to be 34, been at it since 17yrs old with my first being a 90 GST, then 91 Tsi AWD which I still have and is sitting because that's what they do, as well as a few other 2g GSX/GST that I have, and my gf who is getting turned into a DSMer by me at the age of 20 with her 97 Spyder GST which she now loves driving :) (she HATED driving prior to owning this car).

    Its humbling and refreshing to see how many dedicated DSMers we have still around. Sorry for bumping an old thread. BUT due to my newly acquired desk job I am now able to stroll the internet all day...and of course....beloved DSMtuners LOL

    And I couldn't agree more with the comment im quoting. It seems the new generation are lazy and don't want to put in the actual work or research we did...when we didn't have half the resources they currently do. I mean they literally are spoon fed with Google, YouTube, Facebook, and others....and STILL cant figure out how to do some of the simplest things! L O L
     
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  8. shinzon

    shinzon Proven Member

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    Joined Sep 11, 2006
    St. Petersburg, Florida
    I'm 34 now, and I've been in the game for about 15 years. My father was big into muscle cars, so I grew up with an interest. When I was a teen, my buddy had a 3g Eclipse, which got me into Mitsubishi and Japanese sports cars in general (the styling of the 3g was really fresh and cool around the turn of the millennium), but when I learned about the older AWD turbo models, I quickly lost interest in the 3g. Still, even though I lusted after them, turbo DSMs were way out of my price range.

    In '03 I bought a '93 Eclipse GS 1.8L and dailyed that for a few years before selling it and buying my first AWD turbo DSM, my '96, in '06. I added the '97 to my collection in 2011.
     
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    1996 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · automatic · 2G DSM

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    awd · automatic · 2G DSM
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  9. rabenne

    rabenne Proven Member

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    Joined Apr 21, 2006
    Racine, Wisconsin
    Driving DSMs for 16 years. "OLD TIMER"? Nope, but I have been around...
     

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    1995 Eagle Talon TSi
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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  10. 4gfun

    4gfun Supporting VIP

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    Ask Me, Virginia
    Lol@ old timers. I will be 44 this year. I can hardly see what I am working on and everything hurts. I never learn much either. I am not much smarter on these cars than when I started working on them many years ago. Oh well, LOL
     

    Street Build 2K  2

    1994 Plymouth Laser RS Turbo
    fwd · manual · 1G DSM

    Street Build 2K  3

    1991 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4
    awd · manual · Galant VR-4

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    1993 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · manual · 1G DSM
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  11. BoostedTalonTS

    BoostedTalonTS Proven Member

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    Bay Area, California
    Interesting thread! Now I don't feel too bad about my age & years of involvement with these things... 42 years on the clock here, with 20 years of them owning my Talon & a few more before than in my old NT Eclipse (got to start somewhere right?) I wouldn't have that any other way!

    I have to agree with many others here, the new kids on this block seek instant gratification. They don't take the time to learn anything about these cars, let alone actually work on them themselves.

    I had the misfortune of helping a local 'kid' with replacing a blown 18G turbo in his GVR4... dude was on a budget, so we were as frugal as can be when it came to sourcing a replacement; a $75 T25 off of a 2G, compliments of the local Pick-n-Pull. The thing had some POS home-made o2 elimination downpipe on it that couldn't be transferred to the T25, so he ordered a generic downpipe off of ebay... longer story short, he ordered it for a 2G, instead of a 1G & it rubbed on the oil pan slightly... he got so bent out of shape over it not fitting right, yet withheld the info about erroneously ordering a 2G downpipe at first... when I called him out about it later, he acted like it wasn't his fault for ordering the wrong part & just wanted to make it work... so we did. It was still better off than it was, but still a hack job, by my standards. I gained a few more grey hairs that day, but at least it ran :toobad: :ohdamn:
     

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    1994 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    12.760 @ 112.400 · 1G DSM
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  12. GSX John

    GSX John Probationary Member

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    Phoenix, Arizona
    Purchased my first and only DSM in Sept 1989, a 1990 GSX. I've had it almost 29 years and only 33K miles. Drove it new off the dealer's lot when I was 39. Just upgraded the suspension and brakes and it's going to Mid-Ohio sports Car Course for some track days next month. You can't be to old to have fun.
     
  13. GRNDSM

    GRNDSM Moderator

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    Joined May 16, 2002
    Chelmsford, Massachusetts
    John, way to make most of us feel young! Thanks! :)
     

    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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  14. shinzon

    shinzon Proven Member

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    Joined Sep 11, 2006
    St. Petersburg, Florida
    I'm glad there are a few original owner DSMers out there.
     

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    1996 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · automatic · 2G DSM

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    1997 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · automatic · 2G DSM
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  15. streetraceboi

    streetraceboi Proven Member

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    Joined Sep 4, 2002
    San Antonio, Texas
    Pics or BS :)
     
  16. GRNDSM

    GRNDSM Moderator

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    Chelmsford, Massachusetts
    Seriously! The only original local DSMer I know is Luis H. He still has his 1992 Talon AWD. Luis was a regular contributor on MITSOG (if anyone still remembers that newsletter, ran by ALAMO) and then on Talon Digest.

    I have owned a 1990 GSX, back in 1991-1993, but I wasn't its original owner and... I have owned ~20 DSMs since then...
     

    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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  17. Vegas smith

    Vegas smith Proven Member

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    Joined Dec 2, 2002
    Houston, Texas
    I'm not sure if I'd be an old-timer or not but my big brother gave me my first car/dsm when I was 17 in 2001. It was a 1991 fwd laser and I loved the hell out of it cutting my teeth learning how to work on cars. I was in a weird situation where they built this new high school far way but they sent my neighborhood to it(lower middle class). The majority of the high school was comprised of a lot wealthy kids and they all had brand new cars and trucks. I was so happy to have that laser my senior year and be like all the other kids who didn't have to take the bus to school. I took about a 10 year break as I completed two degrees at UT Austin and now I'm back with my best dsm yet!
     

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    1993 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · manual · 1G DSM
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  18. ist dwa

    ist dwa Proven Member

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    Joined Nov 5, 2009
    Centerville, Ohio
    21 years doing the DSM thing, was 17 when I got my first AWD Talon.

    Had approx 17 of these cars and been to 19 straight DSM shootouts.

    As expensive as racing is, these cars make it cheap to keep the ball rolling, fancy cars can go faster but unless you have an unlimited bank supply eventually the $10K bills for XYZ get tiring and people quit the game.

    The DSM is probably the single greatest tuner car of all time...yeah I said it f*** off Mustangs. Heck went to a local car gathering last night and sure enough there was another guy there currently putting his 1g laser together...doesn't matter where I go there is always somebody building a DSM some where.
     
  19. chrysler kid

    chrysler kid Proven Member

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    Joined Dec 20, 2002
    Mckinney, Texas
    I laugh at your comments and join dates. You have no idea the fire and spite that was dsmtalk. The damned that use to roam this forum tormented by the demon or the cursed cars. Those member of such bitchiness and hatred. You all complain of the youth on Facebook, yet your fear to drop the fire of the hatred that use to be on this site. I remember a time when dsmtalk refused to let new members register for their site because they were convinced new dsm owners were idiots and did not need to join thier site

    I blame you all for not bashing the Facebook kids like you should. Not roasting them and making fun of their inabilities to perform simple google searches.

    I've had herpes of the knuckles since I could drive. Occasionally it flares up and I have to do something stupid to the over engineered engine Mitsubishi designed in 1986? and manufactured for 20 years with only minor changes
     
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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · automatic · 2G DSM

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    1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    14.1 @ 97 · 2G DSM
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  20. steve

    steve DSM Wiseman

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    St. Charles, Illinois
    Ha, F'ing newbie... I want Defiant back. Then there would be at least one adult here...
     

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    1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    manual · 1G DSM
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  21. linksys42

    linksys42 Proven Member

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    Union, Missouri
    Lmao! +1 :thumb:
     

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    1991 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    manual · 1G DSM
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  22. diambo4life

    diambo4life Proven Member

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    Joined Apr 18, 2002
    Edmond, Oklahoma
    I will be 40 next month. Been messing with these sh** boxes for awhile. Never gets old. :)
     

    Drag Race Build 578  1

    1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    manual · 1G DSM

    Street Build 3K  25

    1991 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4
    710 whp · 501 lb/ft · Galant VR-4
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  23. gsxtasy

    gsxtasy Proven Member

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    Joined Oct 17, 2002
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Have owned one and only one DSM since I was 14. Still have it in my garage. I'm 31 currently. Time flies...
     
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  24. 1990TSIAWDTALON

    1990TSIAWDTALON Moderator

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    Independence, Kansas
    Kids.....:cool:
     

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

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    1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 1G DSM

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    1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

    Street Build 518  4

    1998 Eagle Talon TSi
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    13.620 @ 108.460 · 1G DSM
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  25. ChessmoDSM

    ChessmoDSM Supporting VIP

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    Burlington, Vermont
    Just because I scream "Get off my Lawn" at least once a week doesn't make me old right?
     

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