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Street Build '97 GSX Forward facing turbo. V mount Intercooler/Radiator

Rating:
5/5,
Year:
1997
Model/Trim:
Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
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  1. rag1983

    rag1983 Proven Member

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    This build took place at a shop called Strictly Performance - which has since changed ownership and no longer works on these cars. You'll notice references to the shop in this thread, as they originally posted a lot of these photos here on the site when they were a supporting vendor, along with info for the build.

    Here's a few shots from this past fall with the final mock-up before heading off to paint...

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    AND NOW...
    Just got dropped off from paint, and it's looking fresh! Now it's time to get this back together!
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    Here's the updated run down on this build...

    The Short Block
    STRICTLY BUILT 4G64 LR
    Manley I beam rods W/625 Rod Bolts
    Manley Extreme Duty Pistons with HD Wrist Pins
    Stock 4G64 Crank
    ARP Main Bolts
    ACL HX Main and Rod Bearings
    Full Balance/Blueprinted Short Block

    The Cylinder Head
    STRICTLY BUILT Stage 2 Cylinder Head
    Kiggly Race Beehive Springs
    Kiggly HLA Regulator
    STRICTLY SS Valves
    Viton VSS
    K272 Cams
    STRICTLY Stage 2 P/P
    Revised Lifters
    ARP 625 Head Studs

    The Chassis
    Feal Suspension Coilovers
    Prothane Bushings
    STRICTLY 2g CTS-V Front Big Brake Kit
    Tubed Front RAD/Intercooler/Head light Front End Setup
    Solid Engine Mounts
    Stitch Welded Front End

    The Bolt ons
    TRE Stage 3 Trans with 4 Spider
    STRICTLY Custom FF Manifold
    Treadstone TR1245 FMIC
    ECMLink V3
    1/2 Koyo Rad
    FIC 1650cc Injectors
    Walbro 450 FP
    Aeromotive FPR
    Precision 6062 DBB T3 Turbo
    JMFAB Intake Manifold
    S90 70mm TB

    Now it's time to get this thing back together!
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    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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  2. iugrad92turbo

    iugrad92turbo Proven Member

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    So sweet.
     

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  3. eclipse gsx

    eclipse gsx Proven Member

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    Nice!!! Looks effing clean man. Following this built!
     

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  4. joemamma

    joemamma Proven Member

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    so sweeeeeet
     

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  5. Jacolu3

    Jacolu3 Proven Member

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    Mint!!!
     

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  6. Moonlight GSX

    Moonlight GSX Proven Member

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    Now I understand the radiator placement, looks awesome when all assembled.

    Forgot to ask, is there a fan on the bottom as well for the radiator, or are you creating some type of ducting for it; unless the velocity of the air will naturally flow into and under the engine?
     
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  7. rag1983

    rag1983 Proven Member

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    We have 2 10" fans with a shroud mounted on the back side of the radiator. We also have custom sheet metal ducting for the whole front mouth section that seals it all up very nicely.
     

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  8. iugrad92turbo

    iugrad92turbo Proven Member

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    I' gonna come in after work next week and see it.
     

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  9. Moonlight GSX

    Moonlight GSX Proven Member

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    If/when you get that bolted up I'd like the see the finished product, sounds like a lot of thought went into it (love it).

    Edit:
    Another question, I'm now trying to understand your thought process on the coolant lines... I've never seen it configured that way.
     
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  10. chrysler kid

    chrysler kid Proven Member

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    Stock axles? Manual trans, or auto.
     

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  11. iugrad92turbo

    iugrad92turbo Proven Member

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    Manual trans, I'm sure it' got upgraded strictly axles.
     

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  12. Moonlight GSX

    Moonlight GSX Proven Member

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    Disregard my above question, the main question I do have now is what water pipe are you using for this?
     

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  13. iugrad92turbo

    iugrad92turbo Proven Member

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  14. rag1983

    rag1983 Proven Member

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    Some updated pictures from getting the firewall all setup and engine dropped in...

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  15. rag1983

    rag1983 Proven Member

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    We're running a custom built setup, featuring -20 AN lines for the coolant hook ups.

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  16. Moonlight GSX

    Moonlight GSX Proven Member

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    I am literally at a loss for words... everything that I somewhat tried to imagine is literally right in front of me. I am impressed :applause:. Would I be correct in saying that it will retain the factory/aftermarket heater core coolant lines?
     

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  17. iugrad92turbo

    iugrad92turbo Proven Member

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    I was nice to come by the shop and hang for a bit, that is going to be one sick dsm when its all said and done.
     

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  18. DetroitStroker

    DetroitStroker Proven Member

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    Aluminum crank pulley?
     
  19. rag1983

    rag1983 Proven Member

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    haha we knew someone would catch that LOL. We actually have a fluidamper for it that we will be installing shortly :)
     

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  20. Ludachris

    Ludachris Founder & Zookeeper

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    I like the coolant pipe mods... I was planning a modded coolant pipe on the 1g build to change the routing. It was going to elbow down almost immediately after coming out of the water pump, with AN fittings provisions for the turbo and the wastegate. Your execution is better than mine.
     

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  21. Ludachris

    Ludachris Founder & Zookeeper

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    Wait a minute - this car doesn't have a DSM Profile created for it? Makes it way easier to see all of the info for the car in one spot, with the build thread attached to it. ;)
     

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  22. Ludachris

    Ludachris Founder & Zookeeper

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    Is that an 3g MR2 power steering reservoir? That's exactly what I had planned to do as well - create more space ahead of the motor for cooling and ducting, while upgrading the power steering system at the same time. The more details I see on this build the more I like where this is headed. Curious to see how you address temps on the header.
     

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  23. goonie90gsx

    goonie90gsx Proven Member

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    Wow that paint work is beautiful I cannot wait to see this car out ripping awesome build guys!!
     

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  24. iugrad92turbo

    iugrad92turbo Proven Member

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    Kevin I checked out the car a while back, and now I saw it last week at the shop its looks really nice up close its, one sick build I cant wait to see it finished.
     

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  25. eclipse gsx

    eclipse gsx Proven Member

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    OMG!!! This is coming along great!!
     

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