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Old 11-20-2006, 09:59 PM   #1
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Default FS: NC 11-Sec 98 Eclipse GSX (Shephard stage 3 Tranny, 6 bolt block, $11,500)

I recently got this car and am in love with it. But, my wife is pregnant, cannot drive stick, and demanding a daddymobile. This car was setup with all the supporting mods to make big power at the strip. It has been detuned since I've had it. I planned to bring it to Doug at Topspeed for tuning but my plans have changed. Email me at mgould4@nc.rr.com for pics or questions. Price reduced to $11,500.


1998 Eclipse GSX Turbo (KBB Good)
83,000 on Chassis
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Loaded with leather/sunroof/Infinity sound system
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Tires (<5000 miles)
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New Timing Belt, seals, pulleys, water pump, etc with Swap
Balance Shaft Elimination kit
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ACT 2900 Street Clutch Kit (<3,000 miles)
John Shepard Stage 3 Tranny with Welded Center Diff (<3000 miles)
PTE 780cc Injectos
Walboro 255 Fuel Pump
PTE FMIC Core
Shearer Fabrications Custom Upper IC Pipe
Shear Fabrications Custom Full Turboback
20g Turbo no shaft play (< 3,000 miles)
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1G Modified Blow Off Valve
17 inch Koenig Tantrum wheels (minor rash)
Autometer Boost Gauge with A Pillar
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Old 11-21-2006, 08:34 AM   #2
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Old 11-21-2006, 08:47 AM   #3
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Nice...I miss my DSM. Free bump!
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Old 11-21-2006, 01:35 PM   #4
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Bump for price negotiable
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Old 11-22-2006, 07:07 AM   #5
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Old 11-26-2006, 03:19 PM   #6
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Bump for PICS!!! Added
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Old 11-26-2006, 03:21 PM   #7
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bump nice car....needs to be dropped bad
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Old 11-26-2006, 03:22 PM   #8
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It's the total sleeper look.
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Old 11-26-2006, 06:20 PM   #9
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what hp is it putting down now, and what could it put down if it was tuned?
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Old 11-26-2006, 07:38 PM   #10
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I have not dynoed it. The car currently probably pulls about as hard as my stage 2 STI did but with a lot more topend. But keep in mind it's a 2.0 liter with a 20g so the boost threashold a bit higher. It doesn't hit hard and fast like a VF39, it's more smooth and linear and pulls to redline unlike a stage 2 STI. I am only running about 19 psi on this turbo and the efficiency range for this particular 20g is about 24 psi. This is what would probably be considered a street/strip turbo for a DSM, whereas for an STI I would consider a 20g an extremely streetable turbo.

Tuned would be a whole different story. According to people with other similar setups tuned moderately aggressively, pump gas could probably see 400whp. Race Gas would be crazy. Add methanol to that.... You get the idea. BTW 400-450whp is considered safe on a 6 bolt motor in the DSM world

The engine management, DSMlink has map switching capabilities with a Palm Pilot or laptop. It also has full logging capability and supports launch control, flat foot shifting, and nitrous/meth injection.

But those are only numbers, this car has a John Shepard beefy transmission with awesome gearing. Tuned properly, you'd see mid 11s in this car with a good driver.
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Old 11-26-2006, 07:59 PM   #11
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nice car, wish I could have it
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Old 11-26-2006, 11:09 PM   #12
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any problems?
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Old 11-27-2006, 08:32 AM   #13
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I'll try to just list an honest assesment of everything that is not perfect or I feel anyone interested in the car should know.

Exterior - dent to rear right quarter panel below and to the left of the passenger door handle. Most people don't notice it easily, you can see it in the 3rd pic. Otherwise paint and body are excellent for a 98.

Brakes - If I were to keep it I would sand and repaint the calipers.

Fog Lights - Typically DSMs with optimal FMIC piping routing have to delete the fog lights, you'll notice there gone in the pics.

Interior - bulb out behind ancillary gauge (oil pressure and stock boost gauge, easy fix, just need to pull the dash and replace)

Passenger stock tweeter - distorts, easy fix to drop in a replacement. There is a DIY on this on the DSM forums.

Driver door- Door Check (small piece) makes a popping sound, easy fix, cheap replacement with two bolts

Framless Windows- Over time like on our Subies, these become a little loose, easy fix to open door panel and tighten. There is a DIY for this on DSM forums.

Mechanically- Car runs great, would run even better/smoother with a custom tune. Passed NC Emissions w/o charcoal canister and catless. The Front o2 sensor was the readiness test that it passed so.....Otherwise, Clean Car Fax, inspected by a Mitsu Dealer before I bought it and they couldn't find anything wrong with it.

Exhaust - Loud as Hell!

Intake - I will include a mammoth FP Intake that is meant for a blow through setup but I'm running the stock intake because I am recirculating the BOV. I think a free-flowing intake would be a must before it got a tune.

Note about welded center differential DSM guys often weld the center differential when they build the tranny because it makes it substantially stronger. The stock center diff just won't do if you track the car a lot. There is just some getting used to having it locked all the time. When you are in a parking lot for instance you'll feel it bind up when the wheel is completely turned and you might get some chirping from the tire on the inside of the turn. Note that it is not the same as using the lock in the STI DCCD which pops and binds and makes god awful noises. I tried that once in my STI and it scared the crap out of me. I got used to the Eclipse Diff in all of about 4-5 days and I don't even notice it anymore and I DD drive it 3 miles each way to work and then it sits in my garage.

Most of the easy fix stuff are things I thought I would knock out but I'm just trying to survive a pregnant wife right now.

If you have any other questions, feel free to ask,

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Old 11-27-2006, 01:42 PM   #14
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Old 11-28-2006, 12:56 AM   #15
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I'm located in Fl, as a college student, do you think it would be safe for me to drive this everyday???
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Old 11-28-2006, 08:01 AM   #16
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Safe as in reliablie - Yes
Safe as in Safe - I'm not sure what kind of safety ratings the DSMs got

That being said, I'll just make certain assumptions that anyone who owns a modified car and daily drives it should follow. It should be tuned well, I would have a tuner that you trust tune it. I would have everyday maps for DD and more aggressive maps when you want to have more fun. Be very mindful of all maintenance items. It probably helps to be familiar with the 1G and 2G DSMs. Don't beat it everytime you drive it. I bought the car and drove it 10 hours from OH to NC with no problems. I am currently daily driving it to work (3 miles each way). If you plan to take it to the strip much then don't be surprised if has periods of down time. I have always only had on DD so I never track or launch my cars because I can't afford to risk not being able to get to work.

If you have any other questions, feel free to ask.
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Old 11-28-2006, 08:02 AM   #17
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BTW, I will also be including a Palm M100 that can be used with the DSMlink Palm App for logging, etc.....
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Old 11-28-2006, 09:32 PM   #18
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Bump for a very thorough explanation and a seemingly nice guy!
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what does dsm stand for?
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Diamond Star Motors I believe, it was the name of a joint venture between Mitsu, Eagle, & Plymoth, who for a short while produced the Eclipse, Talon, and Laser which were all basically the same platform in the late eighties and early 90s. The Mitsu symbol is also diamonds in the shape of a star or triangle or whatever. I think in 92 or 93, DSM technically didn't exist anymore although Mitsu and Eagle continued producing the Eclipse and Talon, and ultimately Mitsu sticking with the Eclipse. The DSM people continue to call them DSMs but... that's the story as I understand it.
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^ . that's one hell of a description!! btwiknowwhatdsmstandsforiwasbumpingyourthread
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Old 11-29-2006, 06:22 PM   #22
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^ . that's one hell of a description!! btwiknowwhatdsmstandsforiwasbumpingyourthread
That's how I do.
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Bump for 11 Sec Bargain!
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Old 12-01-2006, 04:33 PM   #24
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Bump for Priced dropped to $11,500
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bump for my old car...i miss mine. wagons better though...
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