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Posted by Michael Nowakowski, Sep 16, 2020

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  1. Michael Nowakowski

    Michael Nowakowski Probationary Member

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    Hey everyone, I've always been interested in building myself a beautiful car, just never had the time to with school and life. I'm taking online classes and working on the side so I finally have the time and money to get myself a project. Always been interested in DSM's, but they're so hard to come by nowadays. I've come here to look for a car possibly, and to learn as much as I can from all you experienced tuners. Any suggestions or helpful knowledge is more than welcome. Thanks.
     
  2. Sniffbooger

    Sniffbooger Proven Member

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    Hi Michael welcome! Keep an eye on the Facebook classifieds and dsm groups they have listings all the time. Are you thinking about the 1st gen or the newer 1995-1999 generation?
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  3. Michael Nowakowski

    Michael Nowakowski Probationary Member

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    Thank you! I’m personally a huge fan of the 2nd gen’s, more specifically the talons and the eclipses. I’ve been looking for awd talons and 2g gsxs specifically. Been looking for the past couple weeks on different used car websites but I just took a glance at the classifieds here and found tons of options. Don’t know why I couldn’t have found this forum sooner LOL. My dad used to have a couple talons when he was my age, so doing a build on one of those with him would be a dream. My personal build I want to do right now would be a gsx. What would your opinion be on a project car like these ones?
     
  4. Sniffbooger

    Sniffbooger Proven Member

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    Opinion is that would be cool....these are fun cars that can go fast and handle well....but fact is the DSM cars can be a little tricky to work on if you aren't very familiar with engines...do you have some experience with them?
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
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  5. Michael Nowakowski

    Michael Nowakowski Probationary Member

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    I personally have little experience, but I am knowledgeable. Having my dad work on it with me would be the huge help, so I’m not too worried about that aspect of it.
     
  6. 1990TSIAWDTALON

    1990TSIAWDTALON Moderator

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    Sounds like a great father/son project. We have a few on here that are father/son father/daughter and a couple married couples that work together. That makes it fun, or for me it is when I help my boys out on their cars.
    Welcome to the forum Michael and know we are here to help out, anyway we can!
    Marty
     

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    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
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    1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
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    1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS
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    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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  7. Michael Nowakowski

    Michael Nowakowski Probationary Member

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    Thanks Marty! I’m looking forward to it. Looks like a nice little garage you got going on there!
     
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  8. motomattx

    motomattx Proven Member

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    Finding them is not the biggest problem, finding a CLEAN one is the problem.
     

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    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
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