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Went Testing - New Mitsu Gas Record


Supporting Vendor
Feb 17, 2003
Ann Arbor, Michigan
We went out testing the good 'ole 1g FWD auto DSM Wednesday to try and dial in a couple things. I gave the wider rims (12") another shot and also finally began the changeover to running VP Import.

First pass was a little past the 330' on Q16 fuel:
1.341 60'
3.629 330'
5.631 at 107 1/8th
10.096 at 95.9 1/4

Second pass was a full pass, but breaking up bad up top - too rich and too much plug gap. We dropped tire pressure down a little and it hooked well, but left at a little bit low boost. Running 45-46psi on about a 90/10 mix of Q16/Import:
1.330 60'
3.626 330'
5.491 at 131.97 1/8th
8.5001 at 161.86 1/4

Third and final pass I made sure I had 13-14psi leaving the line, leaned it out a pinch, and dropped the plug gap to ~0.022". Boost fell to 43-44psi on about a 60/40 Q16/Import mix and I lifted just a slight bit early:
1.2978 60'
3.5531 330'
5.4068 at 130.49 1/8th
7.0129 1000'
8.3808 at 167.25mph

I believe this puts us as the quickest mitsubishi on gas that hasn't been converted to RWD.

We had to pack it up and head home since our babysitter had school he next morning. I have no doubt it has more left in it. Its back in the garage now and nothing is hurt, so we'll be heading out again to put the screws to it. I'm sure the turbo has a little bit more left in it and the tune definitely has some headroom as the plugs looked dead clean. Next time out will probably also feature some SparkTech coils, but no major changes planned aside from giving it hell.

Have to thank the guys that have been helping me out:
Forced Performance and their killer cams
Wiseco Pistons - 1400HD's
Precision Industries Billet Torque Converter
Borg Warner/Airwerks 76mm S400SX3 76/83 turbo
Monkeywrench Racing
TRE shot-peened gears

Unfortunately, I don't have video. We'll do our best to get video next time out as we intend to go quicker and faster then.



15+ Year Contributor
Nov 26, 2007
Uniontown, Ohio
Congrats!:thumb: Excellent job and I'm glad to see you guys doin it with the fwd.:hellyeah: Those 12" wide slicks must be sick! Keep up the good work.


Supporting Vendor
Feb 17, 2003
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Thanks guys!

It is 28 x 10.5" slicks on 12" wheels, NOT 12" wide slicks.
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