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Posted by Matt_sagun, Jan 26, 2020

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  1. Matt_sagun

    Matt_sagun Probationary Member

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    Hey guys! Newbie here to the DSM scene. Just picked up a 1999 GST for 2k with 122k miles automatic. Car runs decent, but trying to get everything replaced so that it can run better. Not modding at this point, just getting everything back to stock for now and running smooth. Everything is stock with the exception of the dodgy BOV (which was replaced with stock unit). Already started to break into it and already replaced a bunch of parts and the more I keep digging, the more things I am finding to replace...
    - Aftermarket BOV changed back to stock
    - Driver side door handle.
    - Front Upper A-Arm suspension
    - Front o2 sensor
    - Rear lower control arms
    - All suspension bushings
    - Oil change
    - Radiator Flush
    - Fuel Filter
    - brakes
    - rotors
    - Oil Cooler leaky O-Ring
    - Oil and Filter
    - Air Filter
    - New exhaust manifold studs ( on broke off in the head)
    - New exhaust manifold gasket
    - New turbo Oil return line gasket
    - Rear lift struts
    - engine degreasing..LOTS OF IT..OIL IS EVERYWHERE.
    - adjust belts that were to tight causing super loud sqeal
     

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  2. 2g2slow97

    2g2slow97 Probationary Member

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    That’s a clean looking car.
    Are those stock painted calipers or did you save a few hundred dollars buying it with aftermarkets.
     

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

    Matt_sagun Probationary Member

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    Thanks! Looks like the previous owner painted them himself. Still more to do. Picking up a set of EVO X GSR wheels later today :)
     
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  4. 2g2slow97

    2g2slow97 Probationary Member

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    You’re welcome man!
    Those wheels will set it off nicely.
     

    Street Build 229  1

    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  5. 93xsg

    93xsg Proven Member

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    Sick car with low miles!

    Id look for the metal door handles for 2gs if you can! its a very common issue/design flaw. I had to leave my window down, or crawl thru the hatch on my old 2g talon :p

    I believe a member on here made the metal door handles! Not sure if theyre still around.

    They'res some great vendors as well for all the parts you'll need. Heres a few I like:
    jnztuning.com
    extremepsi.com
    stmtuned.com
    maperformance.com

    Good on you for doing maintenance first! Id just advise if you plan on doing future modding, read the upgrade paths. Sometimes it's nice to kill 2 birds with 1 stone and not have to touch it twice! For example, upgrade to a wideband O2 when replacing your sensor. If replacing the stock 2g bov, look for upgrades such as the 1g bov or maybe a stock evo one? not sure.

    Just something to think about! I know its also nice to start from a proper stock platform. And messing with too many things at once can make it difficult to pinpoint issues.


    I used to read build journals to see what other people do just for ideas and inspiration.

    vfaq.com is great with picture guides, upgrade paths, how to, etc

    Be sure to support members of the community as well! Theres a lot of fabricators and freelancers out there with cool products and services you can't find anywhere else. Example tubular suspension, evo brake adapters, exhaust manifolds, tuning etc etc.
     

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    1993 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · manual · 1G DSM
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  6. Matt_sagun

    Matt_sagun Probationary Member

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    awesome!! Thanks so much for the information, everyone on here is super great and I will be contributing as much as possible to possible help other out. I also have an r32 GTR that I just finished up, so familiar with working on rusty, crusty, and oily bits :)

    Changing the door handle looked/sounded so much easier than actually doing it!
     
  7. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    @b00st3d
     

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    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

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    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles
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  8. b00st3d

    b00st3d Freelancer

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    I'm always around! Just no handles currently.
     

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    awd · automatic · 2G DSM

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    manual · 2G DSM

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  9. Bo0sTeD 4G63

    Bo0sTeD 4G63 Supporting Member

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    Glad to hear you are trying to do all the maintenance before trying to mod the car. Most people try to mod the car first and then worry about making sure the car is running properly.
     

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    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · automatic · 2G DSM
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