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Project 2G RWD conversion

Posted by gabytech, Jul 14, 2012

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  1. gabytech

    gabytech Proven Member

    Joined Nov 19, 2007
    Daytona, Florida
    Going to use the CSL hatch, just wanted the rendering done with a race spoiler...
  2. Blak Pearl

    Blak Pearl Proven Member

    Joined Dec 6, 2007
    San Antonio, Texas
    Im actually in the same process of installing an 8.8 too. I'm curious on how people are supporting the rear end. Ive seen pics on one thread but i really didn't like how the setup was. I'm would like to integrate the rear end to the roll cage.
  3. gabytech

    gabytech Proven Member

    Joined Nov 19, 2007
    Daytona, Florida

    Carbon Creations Aero 1 carbon fiber front lip.



    Carbonetics Carbon Fiber doors.


    Carbonetics Carbon Fiber CSL hatch & FAL molded glass.


    Carbonetics Carbon Fiber sunroof plug.
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2013
  4. gabytech

    gabytech Proven Member

    Joined Nov 19, 2007
    Daytona, Florida


    Frontline Fabrication CNC parts.


    Magnus Motorsports RWD v3 cast intake manifold & fuel rail.
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2013
  5. 96awd16g

    96awd16g Proven Member

    Joined Oct 25, 2011
    waukon, Iowa
    I can't see why people are questioning going to a 9" over the 8.8. I have yet to see a single 9" failure (offroad, drag, or derby's), where i have seen an 8.8 fail with under 300hp and 33" tires bound up in rocks. Plus being a c-clip axle, 8.8 failures typically aren't very fun. I would never take the time to build a suspension around a questionable c-clip axle. Sure the 9" might drain an extra 6-10hp (in a 600-1000hp car), but imo, its worth it for the strength and ditching the c-clips alone.
  6. 2nd Gen Mnstr

    2nd Gen Mnstr Proven Member

    Joined Feb 7, 2012
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Was that valve cover custom fabricated? if so how much did ya pay and where can i get i?! :hellyeah::hellyeah:

    335  0

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    · 2G DSM
  7. Doubleot

    Doubleot Proven Member

    Joined Mar 15, 2009
    Spanish Fork, Utah
    That vc is so much winning! Nice project can't wait to see it finished.

    Street Build 3K  4

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    279.1 whp · 325.3 lb/ft · 2G DSM
  8. chinola69

    chinola69 Proven Member

    Joined Sep 22, 2007
    Yonkers, New York

    1K  3

    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    14.840 @ 000.000 · 2G DSM
  9. 95DsManiac

    95DsManiac Proven Member

    Joined Dec 5, 2012
    Bay Point, California
    Looking forward to seeing what the total outcome is. Hopefully you get the record your looking for bro. I too am shooting for a record but not something like you LOL, just trying to get my name ion the board of the highest hp 20g, and maybe stock block record. Definitely subscribing and very supportive of this build. Good luck.

    3K  0

    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    11.850 @ 121.990 · 2G DSM

    3K  0

    1990 Plymouth Laser RS Turbo
    manual · 1G DSM
  10. gabytech

    gabytech Proven Member

    Joined Nov 19, 2007
    Daytona, Florida
    Updated. The car is currently on hold since many of you know I just recently moved back to Florida. The Eclipse right now is in Puerto Rico and will get shipped to Florida as soon as possible and will continue working on it real soon. The SFI 25.1 cage is next...
  11. Alex7747

    Alex7747 Proven Member

    Joined Sep 27, 2010
    Hesperia, California
    This thing is going to be sooooo sweet!! can't wait to see some footage of it! :D

    Street Build 1K  0

    1977 Datsun 280z
    manual · 4G63t Swapped
  12. arrowhead

    arrowhead Proven Member

    Joined Apr 19, 2011
    miami, Florida
    Where in Florida, sure would like to meet you

    Road Race Build 2K  0

    1998 Eagle Talon TSi
    manual · 2G DSM
  13. gabytech

    gabytech Proven Member

    Joined Nov 19, 2007
    Daytona, Florida
    Im in Martin County, 1/2 hour north of WPB. As soon as the car arrives in FL and gets the cage fab any one who wants to swing by is welcome...
  14. superorange

    superorange Proven Member

    Joined Sep 11, 2008
    hollywood, Florida
    sick man, we need a dsm like this around town.... there are a lot of cars around here that would like to play.
  15. gabytech

    gabytech Proven Member

    Joined Nov 19, 2007
    Daytona, Florida

    Project RWD 4G63 DSM is very well alive but will be continued after winter. Been its such a huge build, decided to hold it for a few months and build a fun street car to start having some fun and not go insane while building the Eclipse. Decided to go with a 5th generation Mirage, since its 400lbs lighter than the 2G DSM, and will swap in a FWD 46G3 that was already built back when the Eclipse goal would be a street RWD. Since the Eclipse went from a street build to a full drag car build the already built 4G63 with Wiseco HD pistons and Eagle rods wont be used. The Eclipse will have a built engine with Magnus parts. The Mirage will be named the Honda Killer, coming this winter !!!! Goal is a 10sec street FWD 4G63... 4G63 FWD swap is dated to start next week once the mock up 4G63 engine gets pick up this weekend, since my Eclipse and all their parts are still in Puerto Rico, and the already ordered Evo V front fenders, FP 3076 turbo, header, and a few more misc parts arrive...



    Stay tuned !!!!

    For more info like my fb page: https://www.facebook.com/gabrielruizracing
  16. phizzalot

    phizzalot Proven Member

    Joined Feb 10, 2006
    Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
    Awesome Build! Would be cool to check it out when you get it together, iam in wpb and pbir is not too far away for some runs. Keep up the work on the build.

    2K  0

    1997 Mitsubishi Galant
    manual · 4G63t Swapped
  17. v8s_are_slow

    v8s_are_slow Proven Member

    Joined Sep 30, 2002
    Panama City, Florida
    Any new updates to be soon released? It's getting close to winter.

    Also, is the tranny you're talking about using a manual?

    2K  20

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    10.949 @ 129.77 · 2G DSM
  18. TimIacobucci

    TimIacobucci Proven Member

    Joined Jun 21, 2009
    Orlando, Florida
    Oh man, I haven't kept up on this forum for a long time. This is my first seeing this project. You definitely need to put up more pics. What turbo setup are you planning? What kind of power/et are you shooting for? Sorry I'm not sure what the stock chassis record is.

    I love the fabrications stuff though, def put more pics if you want to share and let us know when it's back state side. Anyone is welcome to visit eh? I might have to take a trip over there from Osceola when you get it back.
  19. gabytech

    gabytech Proven Member

    Joined Nov 19, 2007
    Daytona, Florida
    Have been on & off with the car this last year, due to relocating to Daytona Beach, FL. But the car is going to get finished one way or another. I also started a 2 race car at the same time, a SFWD 4G63 Mirage aka "Honda Killer". Pic of Aftermarket Industries CNC oil catch cans, 1 for the RWD Eclipse & 1 for the SFWD Mirage.


    ET goal wise, 7sec with the RWD Eclipse & 8sec with the Mirage..

    Sparco seats. 1 for the Eclipse & 1 for the Mirage

    Last edited: Mar 7, 2014
  20. 2geclipse565

    2geclipse565 Proven Member

    Joined Dec 23, 2006
    Menifee, California
    @gabytech Any updates for us on this build? Im curious to see how the back end looks.

    Drag Race Build 2K  0

    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    automatic · 2G DSM

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    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    automatic · 2G DSM
  21. ArtSterling

    ArtSterling Probationary Member

    Joined Dec 3, 2018
    Andreas, Pennsylvania
    How's the build going? any updates?

    264  12

    1992 Dodge Stealth R/T
    fwd · manual · 3000GT/Stealth
  22. Bleakley

    Bleakley Proven Member

    Joined Jan 29, 2017
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Read end of the car seems easy to come up with something. Limited only by imagination / preference or purpose of the one taking the plunge.

    what I’m curious about is the front?
    I’m mildly toying with the idea of RWD and one thing that stands out is the rack and pinion is right where you’d stab the transmission.
    Still have reading to do on the various threads regarding RWD conversion(s). One question I have not answered yet is what modifications to the front need to take place? Mainly steering. What to do with steering rack. Everything else seems RELATIVELY straight forward.

    Street Build 1K  1

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi
    fwd · automatic · 2G DSM

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