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Road Race Build Solomon's RS

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

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    That's what I meant, my bad.
     

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  2. dsmcrzy

    dsmcrzy Proven Member

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    Depending on the brand gauge you are going with, it might be cheaper to just replace the alternator than invest in a voltage gauge. Besides a water temp gauge would be more useful in my opinion since the gauge cluster temp is more of an idiot light with an arbitrary scale.

    Oil pressure is nice to have to keep an eye on. Wide band AFR is definetly a need. Summit racing has a nice tap in strap so you don’t need to get a fitting welded in... though it would be more ideal to weld a fitting in. Since you are still running the stock ecu, you will need to leave the stock sensor in place (unless the stock ECU can read the narrow band signal out of the AFR gauge). I can’t remember if it will or not. It’s been years since I completely removed the stock ecu.

    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/...MIrKyvu-7u5QIVBpyzCh1ofQe7EAQYAiABEgIs4_D_BwE
     

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  3. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Thank you for the info.

    I'm still awaiting tracking info for the cluster, I have a feeling it will be at least a week before I have my hands on it... But that's ok, I can use this time to find some gauges.
     

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  4. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    I'm trying to decide whether or not to drop my trans yet. I think I'll wait until it's a necessity, like when it breaks as I'm pulling LOL. As much as I'd like to spend a bunch of money and put many hours of work into it, I think it's best to wait. When I do it though I want to go with a stage 2 clutch kit and a lightweight flywheel. While I'm at it I'll go with all new synchronizers as well.

    The 3 gauge cluster should be here tomorrow. Advanced Auto has some gauges on sale for $20 each, so I'll have to see if they fit and then I'll pick those up.

    Within the next month or two I'll be picking up my GoPro and my OBX Type H catback system. I think I need a new IAC also because I'm having some slight idle issues. I'll be sure to keep this updated as I figure things out.
     

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  5. rabenne

    rabenne Proven Member

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    Sol,

    I would wait until the trans has issues, buddy. Its a lot of work to go through... Plus, if you spend a lot of money on that rebuild and then find "the deal of a lifetime" on a AWD, you might kick yourself.

    On the other hand, it would be a learning experience, and you would undoubtedly learn a lot.

    Whatever you decide, I will be following along!
     

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  6. silvreclips

    silvreclips Proven Member

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    My personal opinion. Do not rebuild the trans until you have to. These are my reasons. The stock trans uses a steel synchro with a bonded fiber material. This is why it takes a special fluid to not damage this fiber synchro. If you buy a standard aftermarket rebuild kit, it will come with brass synchros. These are noisy when cold, it will sound like a bunch of rocks in your trans, but they do work. Last trans I rebuilt I measured all of the synchros I had and used my best 5 in order to put stock synchros back in. The trans had been rebuilt before and had a brass 2nd synchro.

    Last time I checked, you can still get 3rd, 4th, and 5th from mitsu. But 1st and 2nd are no longer available. So keep rocking it until you need to have it rebuilt and then do so.
     

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  7. BLACK'98DSM

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    It sucks how they don't sell the 1st and 2nd one. That's literally the only one I need. I guess I'll just leave it in till I blow it. Thanks for the info.
     

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  8. BLACK'98DSM

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    ~

    3 gauge cluster.jpg
     

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  9. tk106

    tk106 Supporting Member

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    No need for volt gauges. Volt meter and usb charger in one. I recommend this

     

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  10. rabenne

    rabenne Proven Member

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    that is, by definition, a voltmeter/volts gauge.... Although the packaging is certainly more versatile! Neat find!
     

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  11. tk106

    tk106 Supporting Member

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    It actually saved me one time this summer. Was stopped in traffic on a super hot day and I saw the gauge read 11 volts. My harmonic balancer came apart. This was a mile before jumping on the highway.
     

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  12. rabenne

    rabenne Proven Member

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    Heck ya, its def good to have a volts gauge, regardless of the style/design.
     

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  13. tk106

    tk106 Supporting Member

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    For sure. It jumped a few tooth from a piece of the timing cover melting and finding its way between the belt and a pulley. Could have ended bad.
     

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  14. rabenne

    rabenne Proven Member

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    wow, yea thats pretty da*n lucky!
     

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  15. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    @rabenne This is an off-topic question, but why is your username "rabenne" if your real name is Will?
     

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  16. rabenne

    rabenne Proven Member

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    top secret...
     

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  17. BLACK'98DSM

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    :shhh:
     

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  18. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    I may have decided on some gauges. I like these because they are red on black, which is the theme I have chosen for this build. They also have good reviews compared to the other cheaper ones I looked at.

    Screenshot 2019-11-23 at 10.59.56 AM.png
     

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  19. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    I went ahead and ordered the 3 gauges and all the hardware and hoses. I also just got Amazon Prime, so it should be here Monday :hellyeah:.

    On a side note, I've got card fraud. Somebody spent $36.48 on a food delivery service using my card :f-u:. I called the bank and cancelled the card, about to place it in the shredder. Also requested a new one, so hopefully that will be sorted out soon.

    I'm also debating on a new set of tires. I can't take off on more than 50% throttle without burning these cheap ones up. I might just say fck it and buy some slicks so I'm always ready for a race, and just use another car for rain driving LOL. But seriously though, these cheap tires have got to go!

    Keep following along to see the gauge installation, some GoPro videos coming soon, and the OBX Type H system install and sound!
     

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  20. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    It's a beauty. 20191126_190028.jpg
     

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  21. tk106

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    Looks good Solomon!
     

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  22. BLACK'98DSM

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    Thanks Tony!
     

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  23. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Gauge installation is today!

    It's harder that I thought though... It is nearly impossible to drill the hole in the firewall for these hoses. :banghead:
     

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  24. dsmcrzy

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    Steering column boot. Also best of luck with the mechanical oil pressure sensor. Never been a fan of that risk.
     

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  25. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    I've had one on the Mustang for a while now, with no problems. But we'll see how it goes with this application.
     

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