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Opinions needed early 90's Eclipse GSX

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Opinions needed early 90's Eclipse GSX
July 08, 2015 03:53PM
I don't have any pictures of her but I pass by often.
What is your opinion on this car for a first build ?
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Re: Opinions needed early 90's Eclipse GSX
July 08, 2015 04:49PM
Heavy. Except turbo, underpowered.
Very cramped interior
poor outward visibility---and seeing the coming corners is kinda important
marginal to poor brakes.
Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiide ratio gearbox
sky high "MPG" final drive.

No alternate fun bits for the gearbox..

Car is a street car for hairdressers in SoCal...

Did I mention heavy?



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Re: Opinions needed early 90's Eclipse GSX
July 08, 2015 06:26PM
if it was already a stage car that is one thing, but building it? Smeh



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Re: Opinions needed early 90's Eclipse GSX
July 08, 2015 08:56PM
The DSM, is slightly better then that colt van-borghini thingy.

Almost as cool as this silly thing..







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Re: Opinions needed early 90's Eclipse GSX
July 08, 2015 09:32PM
threw mine away, fun when it was running. But as a wise man told me, you never own just one DSM, only one runs but you'll need 3 for spares....



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Re: Opinions needed early 90's Eclipse GSX
July 09, 2015 02:39AM
Just ran a previously built one in our first rally. They are different to work on and ours is a former gsx with a non turbo motor. There is a lot of noise and very little motivation under the hood. Ours handles awesome...at our speed but it also came already with rally suspension. In loose stuff the traction feels as solid as a truck. The cabin space is tight. I'm 6'2 and built like a lumberjack but found the visibility not really a problem but again it was our first rally so what do I know.

Considering the cost of cages I am willing to play with it as long as I can but due to a lack of parts( I am already shopping for entire parts cars to stack in the woods out back) I am betting three years or six rallies.

Buy a prepped car that is current and you can find parts for in my opinion. I can't imagine trying to shoehorn a rally cage in these cars from scratch.

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Re: Opinions needed early 90's Eclipse GSX
July 09, 2015 11:13AM
Don't know your price range and seems cars are expensive there..
But what about something with good potential? Known Good potential?
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Re: Opinions needed early 90's Eclipse GSX
July 09, 2015 12:46PM
spectators/workers always know when one is going over a crest tongue sticking out smiley

my head brushed the roof in one without a helmet on or a rollcage in the car
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Re: Opinions needed early 90's Eclipse GSX
July 16, 2015 03:16PM
Took a quick pic of the car today.
Just wanted to be sure if it was a GSX indeed.
Note: it's the white car all the way in the back



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Re: Opinions needed early 90's Eclipse GSX
July 16, 2015 05:22PM
All this discussion and it's not even the car you think it is. That's not a Mitsubishi, it's a Dodge Daytona, possibly a Shelby, judging by the spoiler. Not a bad rally car in it's own right, though the Omni with longer wheelbase and less overhang was a better handling car.
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Re: Opinions needed early 90's Eclipse GSX
July 16, 2015 07:43PM
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All this discussion and it's not even the car you think it is. That's not a Mitsubishi, it's a Dodge Daytona, possibly a Shelby, judging by the spoiler. Not a bad rally car in it's own right, though the Omni with longer wheelbase and less overhang was a better handling car.

Well if that's the case.. how much would you offer for this car in this condition ?
I was thinking around $250
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