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Street Build Awd Spyder

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Year:
1998
Model/Trim:
Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
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  1. LouieAWDTSi

    LouieAWDTSi Proven Member

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    Oh well, you're doing it right man and taking your time. Thats a good thing in my book. GLuck with the move bud.
     

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    1997 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · automatic · 2G DSM
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  2. Doubleot

    Doubleot Proven Member

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    Thanks man, She got the exhaust done yesterday sounds really great. Decided to go V-Band on the downpipe to catback section worth every penny. I'll get a few pictures later on when I get a chance. Here she is on her way to all that done :)

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

    Doubleot Proven Member

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    It's been a while since I last updated, we sold our old twin home and bought a house so the Spyder sat in my parents garage for about 3 weeks. Finally got her to my place and started doing a little here and there. I installed my Aem wideband and started messing with link to get the idle a little cleaner. Ran into a snag driving the car though I started a separate thread in the drivetrain tech section here's the link http://www.dsmtuners.com/threads/engagement-issues-very-odd-behavior.486741/ . But I'll be slowly getting to work on her and hopefully getting her driveable before spring time next year!
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    279.1 whp · 325.3 lb/ft · 2G DSM
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  4. Sideways99

    Sideways99 Proven Member

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    Great build man. Just read through it all. When are you planning on getting it into paint?
     
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  5. Aldo Orozco

    Aldo Orozco Probationary Member

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    Nice build

    When adjust the valve cover bolts, they don't mess the paint of the VC?
     
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  6. Doubleot

    Doubleot Proven Member

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    Won't be into paint for a while, Having transmission issues at the moment and it's halted my plans for this year.

    Nope, it's powder coated and very durable when done correctly.
     

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

    Doubleot Proven Member

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    We pulled the transmission a few weeks ago, nothing looked bad as far as the clutch, flywheel, pressure plate, TOB, fork etc So we cleaned stuff up, Added a few bolts and transmission guides we were missing and bolted her back in. Nothing changed :( we came up with the conclusion that I wasn't actually starting out in first gear, it felt more like third which would explain me having to rev the car decently high to get it moving under power. I switched out the shifter assembly, shifter cables, added 2 bushings to the bracket on the transmission that holds the cable (they were missing previously) and the only thing that changed was that I now feel like I am getting into first gear but the issue is the same. I'm completely lost at this point. My only other idea is to switch out the transmission with a known good one or have this one inspected by Jesse B. This is basically the last thing holding me back from starting to save money to get the body work completed and prepped for paint.

    In the mean time I've been doing what I can on the body aspect :)

    I had originally decided to use the 2ga talon rear bumper, but decided to just go full 2gb swap instead so I pulled off the 2ga bumper, had a few friends come over with a welder and help me re align the brackets and weld them into place, I'm very happy with the fitment now as it's less then a 1/16th of an inch all the way across the bottom of the tail lights and the bumper

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    I've also been very lucky to pick these 2gb door strakes up from a very nice guy on the ECMlink forums he also gave me an amazing deal on them and they are already prepped for paint, I still need to mock these up and drill into the body which makes me a little nervous but it'll work out and they should really make the whole car pop!

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    That's it for now, if anyone has any other idea's as far as what could be my issue, I'm all ears! Thanks for looking
     

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

    Doubleot Proven Member

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    We'll, I've hit a point where I have no choice but to remove the transmission and have it gone threw :(
    I changed the shifter assembly for a 100% stock one switched cables, nothing changed. I literally have no idea what else it can be other then the transmission at this point. I got everything out of the way last night so the transmission is ready to drop just ran out of daylight. We'll find out soon as I'll be dropping it off at the builders Saturday afternoon. Wish me luck :l
     

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    279.1 whp · 325.3 lb/ft · 2G DSM
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  9. dfootedsm

    dfootedsm Proven Member

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    sorry man it is always a journey
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
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  10. GofaST4life

    GofaST4life Proven Member

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    It will all pay off. Just keep up the hard work.
     

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    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
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  11. Doubleot

    Doubleot Proven Member

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    Transmission is out and currently at a local builders house. Hopefully he can find some indication of what is causing my issues 20150131_115834_zpsqs7vr4af.jpg
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    279.1 whp · 325.3 lb/ft · 2G DSM
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  12. Nate96gst

    Nate96gst Probationary Member

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    been following your build for awhile now, hopefully nothing major with the tranny. Good luck man
     

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    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    manual · 2G DSM

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    manual · 2G DSM

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  13. Doubleot

    Doubleot Proven Member

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    I dropped off the transmission to the builders house on Saturday night at 7pm, He had already tore it down and found my issues by 8am Sunday morning.

    First, This transmission had been taken apart previously by someone and the gear selector bracket was installed wrong, Which is why I had never been able to get into 5th gear.

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    Second and worse of all, The center differential was completely shattered, into multiple pieces. That means the transmission was sold to me this way, The couple I bought it from had no idea were very sorry and took care of the situation very well.

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    While this happened, It also took out the intermediate shaft

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    Crappy situation but overall at least I now know what was causing my issues and I'm having the transmission rebuilt better then OEM here's what the builder will be doing for me

    New:
    1-2 Hub & Slider
    1-2 Keys and springs
    1st Synchro
    2nd double Synchro
    1-2 Shift fork
    3-4 Shift fork
    3rd & 4th Synchro's
    Shaft Nuts
    Roll Pins
    Input shaft seal
    T-Case output seal
    Both CV Axle Seals
    Case will be hot tanked and sand blasted
    All preloads setup correctly

    Looking forward to driving this car for real! :D stay tuned!
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    279.1 whp · 325.3 lb/ft · 2G DSM
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  14. HawkesTSI96

    HawkesTSI96 Proven Member

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    This is so awesome! following on UTDSM as well! good work!
     

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    1997 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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  15. spyderdrifter

    spyderdrifter Freelancer

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    Looking good. It all makes sense now for why you were asking me about the tail light wiring. Seeing all this makes me want to throw all the Talon parts back on mine like I did a couple years ago.

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    awd · manual · 2G DSM

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
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  16. Doubleot

    Doubleot Proven Member

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    Yeah LOL once I get the transmission back installed and the car running, I'll be tackling that tail light job. Hopefully get this in the body shop this summer and get it to it's full colorful glory
     

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    279.1 whp · 325.3 lb/ft · 2G DSM
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  17. spyderdrifter

    spyderdrifter Freelancer

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    What color are you going with, original Magenta Gray? I'm respraying mine Monarch Green eventually.
     

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    1996 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · manual · 2G DSM

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    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM

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  18. Doubleot

    Doubleot Proven Member

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  19. Doubleot

    Doubleot Proven Member

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    Yep Original Magenta Grey Pearl I love this color and There's no 2g Turbo Dsm's in that color in Utah that I know of.
     

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    279.1 whp · 325.3 lb/ft · 2G DSM
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  20. spyderdrifter

    spyderdrifter Freelancer

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    Very nice. Doing mine in Monarch since I've seen at least 2 other silver/black spyders just here in town. Haven't seen any in in green yet though, plus I get to put a real color under the hood too.
     

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    awd · manual · 2G DSM

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    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM

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  21. Doubleot

    Doubleot Proven Member

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    It's so much work to change the color of a vehicle and I"m too anal about having jams, trunk space, under hood etc mismatched LOL.
     

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    279.1 whp · 325.3 lb/ft · 2G DSM
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  22. spyderdrifter

    spyderdrifter Freelancer

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    I agree, and I'm just as anal about it. But mine is going through a full parts stripping down to even the wiring being removed, so I get to do all the jambs too. Got a lot of custom welding to be done before the paint anyway.
     

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    1996 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · manual · 2G DSM

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    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
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  23. Doubleot

    Doubleot Proven Member

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    That's the way man, do you have a build thread? Post lots of update pictures!
     

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    279.1 whp · 325.3 lb/ft · 2G DSM
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  24. spyderdrifter

    spyderdrifter Freelancer

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    1996 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · manual · 2G DSM

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    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
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  25. Doubleot

    Doubleot Proven Member

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    Got my transmission back! I'll be putting it all back together next Sunday!

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    279.1 whp · 325.3 lb/ft · 2G DSM
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