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

Posted by ChessmoDSM, Aug 28, 2017

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  1. pneumo

    pneumo Proven Member

    3,019
    55
    Joined Oct 19, 2002
    Bay Area, California
    I'm surprised at the number of members in this thread who joined the forum in 2002. There's a lot of familiar names here. So I had to drop in to say Hi. I got my first DSM the week after I graduated from college, it was a 1990 Laser that I bought in 1994. I don't have a DSM anymore but somehow I still visit this forum. I have a 1987 Porsche 944 Turbo that has a few 6 bolt dsm parts in the engine, does that count?
     

    2K  0

    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    11.514 @ 118.130 · 1G DSM
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  2. DogWhistle

    DogWhistle Proven Member

    379
    172
    Joined Sep 13, 2012
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    Whatever cars we all own now, contains a little bit of “dsm-gineering”, if not straight up parts.

    I’ve learned so much about why Mitsu built the cars the way they did, that it taught me how to think through modifications, before (usually ) doing them.

    It’s almost like you and the car understand each other.
     

    Drag Race Build 685  3

    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM

    2K  6

    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder N/T
    fwd · automatic · 2G DSM

    2K  0

    1991 Mitsubishi Mighty Max
    manual · 4G63t Swapped

    3K  6

    1996 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    385 whp · 378 lb/ft · 2G DSM
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  3. diambo4life

    diambo4life Proven Member

    1,014
    71
    Joined Apr 18, 2002
    Edmond, Oklahoma

    This guy here ^^^^ is old as dirt. :)
     

    Drag Race Build 595  1

    1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    manual · 1G DSM

    Street Build 4K  25

    1991 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4
    710 whp · 501 lb/ft · Galant VR-4
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  4. b00st3d

    b00st3d Freelancer

    191
    238
    Joined Jan 13, 2005
    Yukon, Oklahoma
    And I'm still here! Lol
     

    Drag Race Build 9K  161

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    manual · 2G DSM

    Street Build 2K  27

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

    3K  0

    1993 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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  5. steve

    steve DSM Wiseman

    12,750
    537
    Joined Feb 3, 2002
    St. Charles, Illinois
    Then there are a few of us that are as old as hydrogen. :)
     

    3K  0

    1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    manual · 1G DSM
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  6. Vegas smith

    Vegas smith Proven Member

    2,694
    1,275
    Joined Dec 2, 2002
    Houston, Texas
    Nope. Sorry. Mods, delete this account and ban the IP!
     

    Street Build 3K  10

    1993 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · manual · 1G DSM
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  7. Ludachris

    Ludachris Founder & Zookeeper

    3,595
    865
    Joined Nov 12, 2001
    Roseville, California
    @dr1665 - we were just discussing this the other day. :)
     

    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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  8. Murdertalon

    Murdertalon Proven Member

    228
    43
    Joined Jul 7, 2016
    East side, Washington
    I'm over 30 if that counts? I always wanted a gsx.. When I first saw an eclipse 1g I liked it, but felt like it wasn't quite sleek enough for my tastes, then the 2g body style happened and my jaw dropped. It wasn't priced like a super car? It looked like that and a regular guy might have a chance at one day buying one? Did the engineers think this through I mean you can't improve on the style of the 2g. Then I was car hunting because my 1g neon got hit on the way to work. I looked at a god awful GS-T that some kids had sitting around, it was barley running and you had to stay on the throttle to keep it running.. They wanted too much for it and kept saying "I know what this car is capable of" Like.. sure, any DSM is capable of greatness with unlimited time and money, but you know nothing about cars and drive a 3rd gen so you can say you drive an eclipse. So then I went looking for a DSM that wasn't running so I could start somewhere.
     

    201  1

    1991 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · manual · 1G DSM

    Street Build 3K  23

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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  9. wondersb

    wondersb Proven Member

    79
    3
    Joined Feb 25, 2008
    medicine hat, AB, Canada
    I am 48years old. I bought my car 11 years ago off a guy that had it striped it down to the ground. Many truckloads of parts. It was so bad that the guy couldn't figure out how to get the cv's out so he cut them with a torch. I just wanted the car to look good until I found this site. now I think I have it built up pretty good. 90% of my knowledge came from this site. There are some little things I still want to do to it, like the ABS delete, Wire my WB into my ecu, and figure out how to get my brakes to hold back the car so I can stage with out rolling off the line,(its an automatic). only thing I don't like about it. Well and on bad days its a little hard to get in and out of at this age. LOL. anyways, To all the good info and all the parts that I have bought from this forum. thank you.
     

    458  5

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · automatic · 2G DSM
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  10. dustyboner

    dustyboner DSM Wiseman

    952
    383
    Joined Mar 13, 2016
    abq, New Mexico
    any of you guys remember this:
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  11. MindBlowin03

    MindBlowin03 Proven Member

    432
    19
    Joined Apr 11, 2002
    Peckville, Pennsylvania
    Old timers DSM guy still here.
     

    2K  5

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

    3K  9

    1997 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    565 whp · 524 lb/ft · 2G DSM
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  12. logic

    logic Proven Member

    623
    22
    Joined Jun 11, 2002
    Berkeley, California
    Oh hey, I recognize some of you :)
     

    997  7

    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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    Red97Eclipseboy, Ludachris and steve like this.
  13. asexton6969

    asexton6969 Proven Member

    658
    30
    Joined Nov 8, 2002
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    30 years old, been working on DSM's since I was 14 so 2002. Bought my first one in 2005/2006 and have owned one ever since then. Only difference is now I have more money.... or less, depends on how you look at it.
     

    Street Build 2K  0

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    450 whp · 368 lb/ft · 2G DSM
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  14. ThunderChild

    ThunderChild Supporting VIP

    2,541
    713
    Joined Jan 5, 2012
    Rathdrum, Idaho
    Not really an old timer, over 30 (barely) and been doing DSMs for about 7-8 years, but always been interested in them.

    That looks like my old job almost. Worked for a turbo CNC shop and there was thousands of raw castings and blems laying around out back. Nothing of use unfortunately, and the job was pretty crappy overall, but I did manage to track down some of the exact Kubota tractor turbos I machined housings for a few years ago! Knew those inspection copies would come in handy some day haha.
     

    Street Build 229  3

    1990 Plymouth Laser N/T
    fwd · manual · 1G DSM

    320  8

    1987 Toyota Pickup/Hilux
    awd · manual · Misc Vehicles

    Street Build 872  7

    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

    Street Build 1K  1

    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    manual · 1G DSM

    Street Build 2K  10

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

    steve DSM Wiseman

    12,750
    537
    Joined Feb 3, 2002
    St. Charles, Illinois
    Welcome back Ed!
     

    3K  0

    1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    manual · 1G DSM
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    logic and Ludachris like this.
  16. DSMReviver

    DSMReviver Proven Member

    816
    74
    Joined Mar 4, 2008
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    DSM for life here. Going on 15 years. There is nothing like 2 doors lightweight AWD 4 banger out there.
     
    DSMReviver

    1K  0

    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    manual · 2G DSM

    Showcar Build 871  0

    1998 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    manual · 2G DSM
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  17. Albert dôyle-

    Albert dôyle- Proven Member

    45
    5
    Joined Oct 12, 2014
    Fort plain, New York
    I'm old timer, 52 in august LOL
     
  18. mrvwbug

    mrvwbug Probationary Member

    2
    4
    Joined Aug 19, 2015
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    I'm an ole skool tuner - turned 53 in April...
    :D
     
  19. dyezak

    dyezak Proven Member

    99
    1
    Joined May 22, 2002
    ,
    Tag to see my join date. First DSM was bought in 1997...
     
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  20. Dstarperformance01

    Dstarperformance01 Proven Member

    708
    130
    Joined Mar 5, 2016
    Mustang, Oklahoma
    I'm 38 and fell in love with a 93 gst in 97.
    As others have stated, that's when the love hate relationship/on again off again.
    What can I say, I'm a glutton for punishment!
     

    Street Build 2K  0

    1993 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    automatic · 1G DSM
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  21. Red97Eclipseboy

    Red97Eclipseboy Proven Member

    756
    6
    Joined Feb 3, 2004
    Chicagoland, Illinois
    Holy crap. Long time since I've seen your name.
     

    782  0

    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    13.840 @ 107.000 · 2G DSM
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  22. SS Laser

    SS Laser Probationary Member

    20
    3
    Joined Dec 11, 2007
    Ellwood city, Pennsylvania
    I will be 41 on July 3rd. Been going to the shootout since 96.
    Had my 91 FWD Laser for years daily driving it. But the time came to dismantle it for parts and send the crusty shell to the crusher. To many Pa winters caught up with it.
    Next I bought my 93 Talon AWD and for a year or so driving it daily till the timing belt snapped and bent valves. Been hiding in the garage for around 8 years or so. I tinker with it here and there. I have been lucky to have 2 good DSM friends that I have been racing with for most of those shootouts. No racing the last few years but still love the shootout and DSM's!
     
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  23. iugrad92turbo

    iugrad92turbo Proven Member

    10,445
    377
    Joined May 22, 2007
    Kalamazoo, Michigan
    Still here 45, 21 years always a dsm in the driveway, or jackstands.
     

    6K  4

    1992 Eagle Talon TSi
    awd · manual · 1G DSM
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  24. Auto RS T

    Auto RS T Proven Member

    1,126
    39
    Joined Nov 15, 2002
    Norwalk, Ohio
    The prime days were awesome. I just had to smile looking at all the names as i went through this thread bringing back memories.
     
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    Street Build 850  4

    1992 Plymouth Laser RS Turbo
    10.952 @ 125.27 · 1G DSM

    730  17

    1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    12.104 @ 118.450 · 1G DSM
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  25. hharper1321

    hharper1321 Probationary Member

    15
    26
    Joined Nov 30, 2014
    Middle River, Maryland
    45 here, almost 46. Got my first DSM (my 98 Spyder GST) in 2015, although I had really wanted one when the 2gb came out in 97, and have loved them since. Was messing around with little Chrysler turbos back then, Chargers, Omnis, LeBarons, etc. Glad I finally got my DSM though, never want to sell it, even though my back sometimes complains!
     

    1K  19

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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