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Street Build Street Car 2.0

Year:
1998
Model/Trim:
Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
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  1. MichaelSuch

    MichaelSuch Proven Member

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    Pinckneyville, Illinois

    Street Build 242  1

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · automatic · 2G DSM

    627  1

    1992 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · automatic · 1G DSM

    Street Build 1K  7

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    10.146 @ 134.81 · 2G DSM
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  2. MichaelSuch

    MichaelSuch Proven Member

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    Pinckneyville, Illinois
    I picked this car up from a local DSM'r on 8/25/2019. He had to let it go since he was moving to California for new job opportunities and couldn't bring the car with him. He reached out to me asking if I would be interested in purchasing it and immediately I said yes as I needed to replace the purple car chassis from rust issues. The car has been sitting for ~8 years. The previous motor threw a rod and windowed the block. It was taken apart and the previous owner had a new engine to go in it that he bought several years ago but never got around to putting it back together.

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    Street Build 242  1

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · automatic · 2G DSM

    627  1

    1992 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · automatic · 1G DSM

    Street Build 1K  7

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    10.146 @ 134.81 · 2G DSM
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  3. MichaelSuch

    MichaelSuch Proven Member

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    Over winter I was able to take it to a friend's house and piece it back together as I still don't have a heated garage yet. There were a lot of little pieces missing so there were many nights where I made it out to my friends garage and I ran into an issue where I needed a specific part, bolt or tool that I didn't have with me there.

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    The fuel feed from the pump full of corrosion from e85 sitting in it for years. The rest of it appeared ok. 20191229_131646.jpg
     

    Street Build 242  1

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · automatic · 2G DSM

    627  1

    1992 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · automatic · 1G DSM

    Street Build 1K  7

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    10.146 @ 134.81 · 2G DSM
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  4. MichaelSuch

    MichaelSuch Proven Member

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    Pinckneyville, Illinois
    FIC 2150s installed
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    Nitrous buttons installed on shifter and arming switches on the console. Huge thanks to my friend for helping me wire these Billet Automotive buttons.
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    Street Build 242  1

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · automatic · 2G DSM

    627  1

    1992 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · automatic · 1G DSM

    Street Build 1K  7

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    10.146 @ 134.81 · 2G DSM
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  5. MichaelSuch

    MichaelSuch Proven Member

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    After several months of work the car runs! I found one external 255 was completely dead/locked up and getting hot with power applied. I went ahead and replaced both 255s
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    Then the manifold cracked. Luckily a guy about 50 miles from me was able to weld it up within a few days and it was back together.
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    I swapped a set of Drag spec Feals on the car from my old purple car. And Volk Metal Craft rear lower control arms and toe rods
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    First test drive was successful!
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    Street Build 242  1

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · automatic · 2G DSM

    627  1

    1992 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · automatic · 1G DSM

    Street Build 1K  7

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    10.146 @ 134.81 · 2G DSM
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  6. 1cleangsx

    1cleangsx Proven Member

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    Cheyenne, Wyoming
    Dude the car looks SICK! I love that color:thumb: also love seeing cars like this get picked up by new owners who appreciate and take car of them
     

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    1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    13.2 @ 104.64 · 1G DSM
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  7. MichaelSuch

    MichaelSuch Proven Member

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    Thanks man, I really appreciate the kind words! It makes all the hard work worth it.
     

    Street Build 242  1

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · automatic · 2G DSM

    627  1

    1992 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · automatic · 1G DSM

    Street Build 1K  7

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    10.146 @ 134.81 · 2G DSM
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  8. MichaelSuch

    MichaelSuch Proven Member

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    On 5/30/2020 I ended up taking the car to a no prep deal where they run the track backwards at Paducah Kentucky, Beacon Dragway. The car wasn't "completely" ready, but rarely will a car ever be.. you always find some annoying issue. I mostly wanted to go have fun and get some data without testing on public roads, so a few buddies and I made the two hour trek there. I was the only 4 cylinder running in any of the cash days events, they have two. a Jr cash days for the daily driver style cars where they run the cars back to back, you win you go immediately to staging lanes to pair up and you never shut the car off. This one puts on the biggest show. Then the Big Dogs Cash Days where its a run what ya brung. I ran in this one since I have no desire to hotlap the car. It was $700 to win. 1st round I paired up against a local 618 heads up radial prep racer. He has a 4th gen, twin turbo camaro that made 1175rwhp on a dyno a few weekend prior to this. He doesn't do no prep stuff and he basically did an 1/8th mile burn out so it was an easy win. The second round of eliminations I paired up against a big tire, big block, tube chassis Ford Ranger and we had a heck of a race. I was about car length and a half ahead, and he ended up coming around me at the flash light. Something was wrong with the car.

    Sorry for the poor quality video. My camera had already died at this point. I will have higher quality videos next time!

     
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2020

    Street Build 242  1

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · automatic · 2G DSM

    627  1

    1992 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · automatic · 1G DSM

    Street Build 1K  7

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    10.146 @ 134.81 · 2G DSM
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  9. MichaelSuch

    MichaelSuch Proven Member

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    I spent some time the next day diagnosing the car and found the trans was slipping something awful. I pulled it apart and the converter was making a racket with noise and would bind up when spinning it on the input shaft. I sent it back to Precision and they called me within a day of receiving it. They were super apologetic and said that everything is furnace brazed on the converter, but they missed furnace brazing a fin on the turbine. That fin folded over and was causing slippage. Everything was covered under warranty and I just received it back yesterday.

    Fluid was full of metal
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    Orings slightly ripped
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    Forward drum was cracked
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    Warped clutches
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    I ordered an Alto Eagle rebuild kit, cleaned everything including the valve body and am currently waiting on a Jeff Bush Forward drum to come in to replace the factory drum that is cracked at the splines. Then I will be able to put it back together
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    Street Build 242  1

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · automatic · 2G DSM

    627  1

    1992 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · automatic · 1G DSM

    Street Build 1K  7

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    10.146 @ 134.81 · 2G DSM
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  10. MichaelSuch

    MichaelSuch Proven Member

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    Also right before I tore the trans out of the car I took my brother for a ride in it (also logging to see what was going on), it felt like it was down about 200whp from before. The trans parts definitely explain why!

     

    Street Build 242  1

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · automatic · 2G DSM

    627  1

    1992 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · automatic · 1G DSM

    Street Build 1K  7

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    10.146 @ 134.81 · 2G DSM
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  11. Salty-Seagull

    Salty-Seagull Supporting Member

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    Kimball, Michigan
    Looks like a great project! Good luck with it :)
     

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · automatic · 2G DSM
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