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Road Race Build Solomon's 2GNT Build ('98 RS)

Year:
1998
Model/Trim:
Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
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  1. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    It's all finished up. Looks good, sounds good, I like it. I finished the day off with a wash and a cruise. Hmmmmmm... what's for dinner?

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire 150R
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

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    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire (325 swapped)
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  2. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Here's the engine bay pictures.

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    And the GoPro is mounted.

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire 150R
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

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    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire (325 swapped)
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  3. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Road Race Build 3K  10  25

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire 150R
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

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    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire (325 swapped)
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  4. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    I picked up some more paint for the hood. Although it's winter, we've been having perfect painting weather here lately. The temp has been fluctuating between 30 and 70 degrees. If I can find another one of those 70 degree days that are dry I'll try to wrap up the sanding and painting.

    Other than that I don't have any real plans for the car until summer, for now I'm just trying to locate some local autocross events.

    Oh, I don't think I mentioned it on this thread, but the trans is coming out in March. I took off work for a whole week. I've got plans for a Southbend stage 1 kit, change trans fluid, input shaft bearing, check 1/2 synchro, and bleed the system to wrap it all up. I might paint the trans a new silver too, that just depends on how it looks after I clean it.
     

    Road Race Build 3K  10  25

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire 150R
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

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    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire (325 swapped)
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  5. silvreclips

    silvreclips Proven Member

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    Just a heads up, you will need a press to get the trans apart. The input and counter shaft are pressed into the bearing races. To change out 1st or 2nd gear synchro you will need 20 tons to get it apart. It's very exciting when the gears finally let go of the shaft.
     

    Autocross Build 518  1

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  6. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Thanks for the info. Things like this are the reason I took a whole 7 days off work.
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire 150R
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

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  7. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Road Race Build 3K  10  25

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire 150R
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

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  8. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    It was nearly 70 degrees today, so I got the hood painted. Typed simply, but not done simply.

    So.... I'm guessing that either my car has a factory defective paint job OR moisture has somehow made its way under the factory primer on 30% of the hood. I started sanding the bubbled up spots, and as soon as I did it just chipped right off to bare metal. And this "bare metal" was actually a rust coated metal. I was like WTF LOL. I had to sand a decent amount of the hood down to bare metal and keep sanding to get all the rust off. I got in a couple hours of sanding, at least. I also had to spray primer and wet sand that once it cured. So hopefully I'm done sanding this car forever! Here's some pics of that freaking rust. I'm still a little confused on how this happened, but I'm not stressing, it's over now. Sorry if the pics are are a little blurry, but 4k mode doesn't really work when there's sanding dust all over the place LOL.

    GOPR0076.JPG GOPR0069.JPG

    Now, that it was all prepped an ready to go... The child inside me said "take a photoshoot" ROFL.

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    And now that I have loaded you up with information and pictures, here is the final result. It's not as great as I had hoped for, but it works well enough for a track car.

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    Thank you to everyone that has been following along this far! Leave any comments or questions that you may have for me here. I'm proud to own this car and always happy to show it off, even at times when it's not worth showing off LOL.
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire 150R
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

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  9. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    I think the build is slowing down until summer. I gotta save up for a GSX. Plus it sucks to work on a car in the cold.

    If anything happens I'll update, otherwise, I'll get back to you guys in May.
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire 150R
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  10. Evolving_sti

    Evolving_sti Proven Member

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    Good luck. Hopefully you find a good one
     

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    320 whp · 315 lb/ft · 2G DSM
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  11. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Although I've been taking a hiatus from the forums, I definitely haven't taken a break from the good ole DSM.

    So, that cheapo Ebay headlight wasn't sealed good. It kept letting water in. That had to go.
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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire 150R
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  12. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Also I detailed it. For about 3 hours.

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    And here's something I've been meaning to do since last year LOL. I picked up this new lever at the yard since mine was broken. Took me forever to get it on, and only took 5 minutes.

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire 150R
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  13. Salty-Seagull

    Salty-Seagull Supporting Member

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    I have to replace that same lever. Lol. Car looks great! Where did you end up buying your headlights if you don't mind me asking?
     

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
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  14. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    I'll post a pic of the box. It's the only brand I've had any luck with, and I've tried 3.
     

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  15. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire 150R
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  16. silvreclips

    silvreclips Proven Member

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    Why didn't you just go back to oem lights? Plenty of people parting out cars these days
     

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  17. Evolving_sti

    Evolving_sti Proven Member

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    I bought some doormans from ebay. They look like trash. Never used em
     

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
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  18. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    It's hard to find a stock set in good condition. And even if I found them the shipping would drive the cost higher than a new set.

    I tried wet sanding and polishing my old set but they slowly faded again. The ones I have now look great and fit well. So I'm satisfied.
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire 150R
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  19. Salty-Seagull

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    Street Build 302  1

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  20. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    No, but I personally wouldn't trust them.
     

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  21. Salty-Seagull

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    Ok, thanks!
     

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  22. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Here's a pic I never posted from when I did the vc gasket change...

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire 150R
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  23. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Well... Not a build update, but it's what happened.

    Something happened with the air filter, maybe I didn't tighten it up enough, or maybe it just vibrated loose. It fell off and I ran it over. Luckily it happened in the parking lot, so I was going like 5 mph when I ran over it. I picked it up, and it looked pitiful. But I knew I had to have an air filter. So I bent it back to shape the best I could, cutting my finger in the process. I was able to at least get it back to shape enough to slide it back on the piping. Then I clamped it on really tight. Hopefully it lasts until I can pick up another one. I'm glad I chose the one with metal reinforcement, otherwise I would've been without a filter. That thing really is tough. I ran over it twice, once going forward, and once backing up to see what I hit.

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  24. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    There's nothing to worry about. :)

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    Last edited: Mar 23, 2020

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire 150R
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

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  25. silvreclips

    silvreclips Proven Member

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    I had the same thing happen to one of my air filters shortly after I got my car. Mine however was not repairable. I think it got ran over by multiple cars.

    Are you planning on changing the clutch soon?
     

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