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  1. Prowler

    Prowler Super Moderator

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    Took some pictures of the Eclipse I'm looking at.

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    Bent wastegate control thing needs to be replaced since it's making the turbo act really funny. Anyone that's familiar with turbo, could you please read my posted thread on a dsm board? I need to make sure this is the cause. http://www.dsmtuners.com/forums/showthread...6501#post486501

    Hopefully I'll be putting in black housed projectors and a carbon fiber hood. The fender will be fixed and the wheels will be tossed. Other than the lag in mid boost, the car really hauls. At least faster than my Accord :D
     
  2. Slo86GT

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    Looks like a GREAT starter car... since its light hit, the repairs are super easy, and the car will be super cheap.

    COngrats on the find.

    BTW, those wheels are called Enkei Spider 1's.
     
  3. vpSPOONsol

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    whats the stock 1/4 mile for a gst, and a gsx...ive heard from 14.8 to 15.3
     
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    That's the range. Mid-low 15's on the GS-T and a little better times with the GSX since it's awd.

    Thanks for the comments. I'm pumped to get this car. I talked to a guy tonight while cruising that has a fixed up 98 GS-T. Said that it's quite likely the bent wastegate controller is the cause of the lag and also to replace the spark plugs every 4k miles. He didn't and got the same results I described.
    So I'm in my friends 92 Camaro RS 25th Aniv Ed. with a 305. Not too fast, but still beats the riceboys. The GS-T wants to race, so we go out to a frontage road. A couple of cars follow and a few bikes. We stake out the road, have police scanners going, bikes on each end of the road with walkie talkies. The setup for a perfect and safe race. Well, the GS-T wants to warm up his tires a bit and burns out. He wheel hops like mad and then there's the CLUNK. The vibration from the wheel hop shook loose the bolts between his downpipe and catback sleave (no cat) that connects the rest of the catback. So his exhaust pipes are sitting there on the road, 15 minutes of prep time wasted. Oh well, maybe next time.
     
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    Why do ppl burn out on streets? It just turns them slippery..
     
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    isn't it so that the tires get hot, and grip better...
     
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    <-----14.9 stock awd 95 talon back in the day. i had a lot of problems with mine, if i hadnt of had an extended warranty i would have had to pay for the motor when it blew up at 35k. be careful with it.
     
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    lol you dont burn out on your regular street tires, it makes them grip WORSE than the pieces of shit origninally gripped.
     
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    For slicks yes, for streets, it makes them like ice.. slippery and not worth a flip.. Go do burnouts and then try and launch and you'll see what i mean about it hurting you more than helping. :)
     
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    When I heat up the tires slightly at the track (Potenza RE 730's), they hook like a BITCH. 2.07 60' best so far on stock suspension.

    245/50/16 tire.

    Burning out like crazy, and getting the tires heated up enough to stick are two VERY different things.

    Burn til you see a little smoke, then get the line to stage ASAP.
     
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    not bad!! ;) hopefully you're wheels will fit so u can get rid of those bling blings.
     
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    Unfortunately they won't. The Mitsu patter, I'm pretty sure, is 5x114.3 and my tuner wheels are 4x114.3 and 4x100. Oh well.

    ANyone know about the turbo problem?
     
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    Thanks, I couldn't find what those wheels were called anywhere.
     
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    that's the 5th gen prelude and s2k bolt pattern ;)
     
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    caught in a mosh...
    before you pick it up..make sure the guy cleans up the car REAL good.
     
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    He waxed and/or buffed it up last night :thumbsup:
     
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    make sure he cleans the interior too. the drivers seat in the pic looks like he spilles something on it..
     
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    :spin: I believe that's a shadow y0!

    Here's the mod list in order of priority:
    New spark plugs - $5
    New wastegate actuator - $80 ???
    Projector headlights with black housing - $250 ( I kept my PIAA's since they fit :) )
    Used fender - $????
    16" Rota Subzeros - $500
    Tires - $350
    New front speakers - $50
    K&N Filter & adapter - $80
    Used bumper from 97-99 Eclipse (to replace busted up one, and they looked a lot better)
    Carbon fiber hood - $350
    Hood pins + powdercoated black - $20
    Short shifter - $90
    Strut bar - $45

    That's what I need/want first. Then it's:

    New Pioneer stereo - $180
    Redone tint - $140
    Eibach springs - $225
    KYB AGX struts - $320
    Small sub + box - $100
    1st Gen Talon BOV - $???
    Boost gauge - $35
    3 gauge pillar - $45
    Manual boost controller

    ...then who knows what. Bigger turbo, front mount intercooler, new piping, exhaust, downpipe.
    As you can see, I'm trying to keep this car fairly reasonable since I still have a small cash flow coming in with my cleaning job.

    12's or bust
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  19. Slo86GT

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    5x114 is also the ITR and CRV lug pattern...

    Hmmm... y'know. I do NOT know what wheels would look good on that car. I always see aftermarket bling bling wheels around here on Eclipses.

    WAIIIIT. Try these.... I'm too lazy to upload a pic, so imagine this...

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    Those would look NICE on the car... O.Z. Chrono Evolution wheels in 18"

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