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You're not a true DSMer unless.......????

Posted by 1990TSIAWDTALON, Apr 5, 2020

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  1. pauleyman

    pauleyman DSM Wiseman

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    ....unless you automatically get the stands and jack out because you heard a noise while driving home. Don't pop the hood first, just get the stands because you know you will need them.

    Gary your answer was great. I knew almost all of them. Honestly I would like to hear about E.

    One more.....unless you can't stand the fact that hardware store metric bolts have 13mm heads. Consequently you have a 5 gallon bucket of hardware scrounged from multiple partouts and refuse to let hardware store bolts on the car.
     

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    1997 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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  2. luv2rallye

    luv2rallye DSM Wiseman

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    B) Lower headlight bolt removal: A long and short 1/4" extension separated by a u-joint, patience, and a lot of trying. And 2 big screwdrivers holding the bumper crack under the assembly open far enough to get the extension in. And an inspection mirror strategically held to see the bolt (to get the socket and bolt on) since you can't see it being under the light assembly.
     
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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    14.200 @ 95.000 · 2G DSM
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  3. TheFlashDSM

    TheFlashDSM Supporting Member

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    stony brook, New York
    Your not a true DSMer unless.... you have gone onto dsmtuners.com and asked why my dsm wont start
     

    Drag Race Build 3K  25

    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · automatic · 2G DSM
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  4. ThunderChild

    ThunderChild Supporting VIP

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    Would also love to hear about D and E @luv2rallye haven't had a problem with my skateboard bearings yet?
     

    Street Build 711  3

    1990 Plymouth Laser N/T
    fwd · manual · 1G DSM

    696  8

    1987 Toyota Pickup/Hilux
    awd · manual · Misc Vehicles

    Street Build 1K  7

    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    manual · 1G DSM

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    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · manual · 1G DSM
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  5. 1990TSIAWDTALON

    1990TSIAWDTALON Moderator

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    Forgot to loosen the water pump pulley bolts before you take off all of the belts, or did Gary cover that too??? :)
     

    Street Build 4K  29

    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    14.74 @ 117.04 · 1G DSM

    1K  14

    1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 1G DSM

    749  18

    1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

    Street Build 1K  7

    1998 Eagle Talon TSi
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    13.620 @ 108.460 · 1G DSM
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  6. luv2rallye

    luv2rallye DSM Wiseman

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    E) The generator relay is a backup in case the dash charge light is burned out (that connection is needed to provide voltage to the alt field coil, otherwise alt doesn't work). It's actually not a relay but a series connected diode and resistor which are connected in parallel with the dash light. A Mitsu mechanic told me on some 99's (mine) and all 2000 and later models Mitsu did away with it. I have no idea why it gets destroyed so often. It's next to the boost control solenoid so I'm thinking perhaps people just smash into it trying to wiggle the tranny out.
     
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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    14.200 @ 95.000 · 2G DSM
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  7. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    How about this...

    You're not a true DSM'er unless you know what "DSM" stands for.
     

    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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  8. luv2rallye

    luv2rallye DSM Wiseman

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    D) The skateboard bearing mod replaces the tranny end shifter cable rubber bushings. It stiffens the shift response greatly and gives a more "definite" feedback that it's in gear. I used it for many years. But with using bearings instead of rubber bushings there's no give/leeway to account for if the tranny fork doesn't want to normally ride (no sideways force) in the center of the synchronizer sleeve groove (which mine apparently didn't). So if the fork is not in the center or has sideways force, it can rub against the sleeve groove edge (can be forced with hard bearings that have no give) and wear the fork down. Wearing it down far enough (see "width worn" pic) causes the gear to popout since it never completely pushed the sync ring all the way onto the gear engagement teeth (https://www.dsmtuners.com/threads/popping-out-of-4th-gear.290238/#post-151566175). This kept happening to me over and over and took many years to figure out (and 3 tranny rebuilds done myself, each with a worn down shift fork).
     
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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    14.200 @ 95.000 · 2G DSM
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  9. spyderdrifter

    spyderdrifter Freelancer

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    Unless you have a DSM in the garage broken, telling yourself it'll drive again one day, but still believe it won't because life gets in the way....


    Unless you tell yourself you're done with your current DSM and will never buy another, yet you continue bitching at the car anyway...... and buy another one for more punishment.
     

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    1996 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · manual · 2G DSM

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    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
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  10. zipfast1997

    zipfast1997 Proven Member

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    your driving around and your 4g63 acts up in any way and you fix the problem in less than 5 minutes...its happened a few times to me
     
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  11. TK's9d2TSi

    TK's9d2TSi Supporting Member

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    Cincinnati, Ohio
    ...unless you planned for 400hp, then change your mind and shoot for double that.
     

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    2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport - Classic
    awd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

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    93 Civic 4 Door -sold-
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    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    12.2 @ 120 · 1G DSM
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  12. GPLaserRS

    GPLaserRS Proven Member

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    I’ll play along, LOL

    You're not a true DSM'er unless you currently have a DSM that isn’t running because of reasons undetermined yet but are actively trolling the For Sale section and Craigslist for deals on performance parts instead of making fixing the car your priority

    I know I’m not the only one, LOL
     

    Street Build 774  4

    1992 Plymouth Laser RS Turbo AWD
    manual · 1G DSM
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  13. LumpyVR4

    LumpyVR4 Supporting Member

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    Sydney, Australia
    ...some part of your garage of shed looks like this.

    IMG_2366.jpg
     

    Street Build 478  6

    1990 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4
    manual · Galant VR-4

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    1992 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4
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  14. Bud92gsx

    Bud92gsx Proven Member

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    Story of my life for the last few years, u said it perfectly.
    Driveway queen with the above to mention.LOL

    Keep it coming fam, I'm loving these.
     

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    1992 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
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  15. DSM90AWD

    DSM90AWD DSM Wiseman

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    You're not a true DSM'er unless you have 10 sets of metric sockets but only (1) 10mm. Funny story.. I bought my 10th over Christmas from Home Dept in a fancy clamshell case and somehow my GF managed to knock it over and all rolled accross my garage. Guess which of the 50 sockets I've yet to find. :banghead:
     

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    1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    11.899 @ 122.410 · 1G DSM
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  16. Dusty Landrum

    Dusty Landrum Supporting VIP

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    Dude how much for the stock fuel lines?! Hahahaha. Typical DSM response to a thread like this haha!
     

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  17. Dusty Landrum

    Dusty Landrum Supporting VIP

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    Also, not a true DSMer unless you keep a quart of oil and tools stored either under the rear seat or trunk somewhere at all times.
     

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
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  18. spoolinpos

    spoolinpos Proven Member

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    Not a true DSMer if you haven't taken one photo of your car getting loaded or already loaded onto the back of a flat bed.
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
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  19. ishnish

    ishnish Proven Member

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    Tools behind the driver or passenger seat LOL couldn't be more damn true LOL
     

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
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  20. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Hoover, Alabama
    You're not a true DSM'er unless you drive with a fire extinguisher in you passenger seat.
     

    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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  21. Lucky13

    Lucky13 Supporting Member

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    Palm Beach Gard, Florida
    Your not a true DSM'er unless you keep looking at bigger turbos even though you haven't got your current setup dialed in properly yet.
     
  22. 99gs777

    99gs777 Probationary Member

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    Have a 420a with a oil leak LOL
     

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  23. Mello

    Mello Proven Member

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    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    ...your TV's in the garage & your collection of new parts are in the house.
     
  24. jed344

    jed344 Supporting VIP

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    Not a true dsm'r unless your alternator belts squeals on start up.
     

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    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
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  25. Bud92gsx

    Bud92gsx Proven Member

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    Wisconsin, Wisconsin
    Your not a dsmer unless part of your house has dsm parts in it. More than 1 room in ny house
     

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    1992 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
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