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NWHTanK's Eclipse GST (AWD swap)

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1998
Model/Trim:
Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
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  1. NWHTanK

    NWHTanK Proven Member

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    Rear brake up grade from the early 2g vented to the 13 inch 4 piston rear. The use a machined stock center section so as retain the ebrake 20170913_194526.jpg
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
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  2. NWHTanK

    NWHTanK Proven Member

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    The fronts are 13 inch also with aluminum hats and 6 piston caliper. 20170913_194509.jpg
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
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  3. iceguru1114

    iceguru1114 Proven Member

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    Quite a project you have here. I very much appreciate the ingenuity going on.
     

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    1992 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4
    awd · manual · Galant VR-4
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  4. NWHTanK

    NWHTanK Proven Member

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    Thanks. I finnaly came up with my own rear subframe design. So i guess a major garage clean up is in order so i can work on it this winter.
     
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    NWHTanK Proven Member

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    The 2g uses 4 points to mount the subframe . Im gonna use 6 . Im gonna tie into the lower floor crossmember to create the other 2 mounts . This should reduce the amount of diagonal cross tubing . Rough idea picks Magnus-Chrome-Moly-2G-DSM-Subframe.jpg received_1498435110240234.jpeg 20170913_195418.jpg
     

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  6. spyderdrifter

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    Will be interesting to see.
     

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    1996 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
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    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
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  7. NWHTanK

    NWHTanK Proven Member

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    Throwing this out thier.

    Gst to awd gas tank install the easy way.
    Thier are 4 bolts that need relocated to mount the gas tank. When u have ur bolts weld a tab to the bolt head to keep it from spinning. I think it was like a inch or 2. Now on each crossmember thier are thier are some bigger diam holes that the bolt and tab will almost bit but not quite. So use a big step bit to open the hole just enough to get the bolt thru. Now the tricky part find a bolt smaller in diam ,fire up the welder and spool out about 10 to 18 inches of welding wire. Now tab the wire end to the bolt and lock it to the bolt. Wrap the wire in the threads till u get to the end of the threads. Remove the smaller bolt and replace with the gastank bolt . Now this will allow you fish the bolt thru to proper location. When the bolt is thru slide a star washer on. The washer keeps the bolt in the hole and welded tab keels the bolt from spinning. The pick is a bolt for installing a hitch on a truck. 20170915_101438.jpg
     

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  8. spyderdrifter

    spyderdrifter Freelancer

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    When I swapped my old spyder last year, the 2 forward bolts I ended up fishing into their holes with some solder wrapped around them. I don't really remember if they spun or not though.
     

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    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
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  9. NWHTanK

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    Messing around at work on a old rear knuckle.. 20170919_111325.jpg
     

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    20170930_171937.jpg 20170930_173815.jpg 20170930_183937.jpg 20170930_185008.jpg Well I now have a complete tubular arm setup. Front,mid,and rear toe arm, for my setup. These are megan arms that i used and combined parts from the front and toe arm to make a mid arm. Now these arms are sold for the gst, but when I got my complete urethane bushing kit, that it comes with a spacer for the toe arm that is needed on the awd. So I used it with the megan arms to complete the arm install. 20170930_171937.jpg 20170930_173815.jpg 20170930_183937.jpg
     

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  11. NWHTanK

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    20171002_175158.jpg 20171002_175513.jpg Getting ride height were I want it so I can get the sway bar in its proper location.
     
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    NWHTanK Proven Member

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    The car still sits up on jack stands as I pass by it on a daily basis. I haven't worked on the car much since 2014 15 ?since it spun a rod bearing. I have been instead purchasing parts to get it were I want it to be. Other than every thing in my wish list, every thing is purchased. Ugh years later. And whish list items will be treated as upgrades. Awd gas tank and rear subframe swap has been done for awhile, except I did make some changes. One,all rear lower arms have now been replaced with volk arms. Two ,the poly rear subframe bushings have been swaped out for billet aluminum ones. One of the biggest changes and has cost me the most to purchase to date is the rotating assembly. At the end of Dec 2018,I contacted FFWD to purchase one of thier rotating assemblies. Here are the specs. Going a Non turbo 6 bolt block, 88mm Eagle knifed edge crank , 156 aluminum rods, wiesco stroker hd 8.5 to 1 pistons. Everything has been coated balance and blue printed. So I'm building a 6bolt 2.0 long rod engine. I have also acquired billet main caps, and kiggly girdle. The next step is to send the block out for machine work and start building a long block.
     

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  14. Hickory-NC-2Ggsx

    Hickory-NC-2Ggsx Proven Member

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    What seats are those cipher? If so what bracket did you use? I have a tan interior 2g gsx also and have been looking at these seats for awhile. Btw awesome build! :hellyeah:
     

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    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
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    It's been awhile since I put those in , I think I got the seats from summit racing and the seat mounts from Ebay.
     

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    So I have been sitting on some parts for a while and was wondering if certain after market parts would combine so I could get the tcase rebuilt to 300m spec. The drive shaft is a dss 650hp and a while back I bought into a group buy on the sonnax slip yoke . Well Dss doesn't say what size ujoint is in the 650 shaft. So I opened up some dusty boxes and did a pre assembly. The 650 shaft has a 1310 u joint so it will work with the sonnax slip yoke and as a added bonus it is now 300m case usable and lighter than the one it replaces. received_541694163085585.jpeg
     

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    So I changed some things around a bit , rear subframe mount bushings are now billet aluminum, all megan arms have been replaced with volk arms, wheels have been changed out to a 17x9 with a 255/35/17 20190825_161245.jpg 20190825_160654.jpg 20190825_160239.jpg 20190826_195645.jpg
     

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    At the end of last January I recieved the rotating assembly. It's a FFWD rotating assembly. The crank is a 6bolt knifed edged and coated. The rods are 156 aluminum with thier coatings also. The pistons are wiesco HD strokers with again with thier coatings. This rotating assembly is a long rod 2.0 the assembly is going in a 6bolt na block. received_230398687902454.jpeg received_2103436216385747.jpeg
     

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    Update. Cooling system mods. Water pipe delete, Changing to a golf mk 3 radiator, HVAC full delete .. Evo Spec water pump under drive pully. 20200224_111350.jpg
     

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    NWHTanK Proven Member

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    Since I'm running no squirts, and no balance shafts. I put some parts together to to make my oiling system. Fty racing remote filter adapter , this replaces the ofh. To adjust oil pressure a petersons adjustable oil regulator. The oil filter housing, Improved racing. It has a built in thermostat and allows for a big oil filter. Combined with Moroso pan and a oil cooler will round out the oiling system. Screenshot_20200224-111231_Samsung Internet.jpg Screenshot_20200224-111005_Samsung Internet.jpg
     

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    Some time the small parts can be such a pain to find. After alot of searching I found somthing over the shelf that is direct bolt in for the oil squirter delete. Racetronix part number FIT-PLGM1212. Metric hex plug. M12x1.25. 5mm thread length. received_240407883815913.jpeg received_872352699893453.jpeg
     

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    NWHTanK Proven Member

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    Well so this happened. More inbound. Chromoly subframe, Bull fab bar, Volk arms,. Thursday a brace should be for the subframe, and still waiting on the group buy stearing rack. received_2536727876642946.jpeg
     

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    NWHTanK Proven Member

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    You can tell when people do great work when you mix up parts and bolt them together and they just bolt right up. Thank Paul received_610288729558578.jpeg and Bobby!
     

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    NWHTanK Proven Member

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    A few years ago I had bought a parts car with a carbon hatch. After some carefull drilling it was talonized. Screenshot_20200423-132451_Samsung Internet.jpg Screenshot_20200423-132421_Samsung Internet.jpg
     

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