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Sep 27, 2015 23:10 |  #1

This is my buddies 2g GSX. He is trading it for an Evo early next year, so he wanted to grab a few pics before it went into storage. We had about 45 mins before the light completely went down. Here are just a few. More can be seen on my Flickr.

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/z6aB​AT  (external link) 2g GSX (external link) by Andrew Smith (external link), on Flickr

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/yNBQ​M5  (external link) 2g DSM (external link) by Andrew Smith (external link), on Flickr

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/yTDe​rx  (external link) 2g GSX (external link) by Andrew Smith (external link), on Flickr

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/zbZh​zM  (external link) 2g GSX (external link) by Andrew Smith (external link), on Flickr

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/zb9P​je  (external link) 2g GSX (external link) by Andrew Smith (external link), on Flickr

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Sep 28, 2015 07:43 |  #2

Nice set, especially the last one.


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Jan 18, 2016 21:37 |  #3

I finally got a chance to do a story on the car with all of the info on the modifications. Link below.

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Jan 19, 2016 00:21 |  #4

Myboostedgst wrote in post #17863826 (external link)
I finally got a chance to do a story on the car with all of the info on the modifications. Link below.

http://www.midwestauto​motive.net …risandras-2g-eclipse-gsx/ (external link)

Nice coverage of it!


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Jan 19, 2016 00:27 |  #5

Always had a softspot for DSM!


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Jan 19, 2016 00:53 |  #6

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Nice coverage of it!

Thanks. I take a lot of inspiration from older magazines. I'm not an English major, so I definitely improve each article. My goal is to branch out and cover a larger genre of cars this year.


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Jan 19, 2016 18:29 |  #7

Nice set, really like the tones and compositions are solid too.

On the last one, I'd be tempted to just straighten the highlight in the paintwork in front of the door handle. Looks like he has a slight dent/depression there which deflects the highlight downwards, but that's being super picky!


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Jan 20, 2016 11:16 |  #8

Nice Eclipse!


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Jan 20, 2016 12:33 |  #9

Thanks everyone.

98kellrs wrote in post #17865053 (external link)
Nice set, really like the tones and compositions are solid too.

On the last one, I'd be tempted to just straighten the highlight in the paintwork in front of the door handle. Looks like he has a slight dent/depression there which deflects the highlight downwards, but that's being super picky!

Yeah, the car was supposed to go through some bodywork, but the car has since been traded plus cash for an Evo.


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Jan 20, 2016 22:41 |  #10

Nice license plate :lol:


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Jan 24, 2016 04:41 |  #11
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I had a couple of the DSM cars, a '92 and a '93 Laser both AWD with the stock 195 hp engine. Even that motor made for one quck machine. 0-30 it would outrun even the super cars of the day. It seriously dropped off in second gear like most 4 cyl. engines of the time but still both were quick doing 0-60 in just over 6 seconds. And the power split, weight distrubution and the limited slip center diff. made it a natural born rally car right out off the showroom floor. I babied the first one I had but not the second one. It would run just as fast in the snow as it would on dry pavement. Of course it wouldn't stop any better so it was a crazy thing to do to drive it hard in those conditions. I did it once in a remote location. I loved those cars. They were the best sports cars I ever owned.




  
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Jan 24, 2016 13:44 |  #12

nicely done


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Jan 24, 2016 14:58 |  #13

Thanks everyone. Make sure to keep an eye out. I hope around mid May to have the story about their new Evo up. But as with all projects, hopefully it stays on the current timeline!


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I've been wanting an Evo since they made a rally car from them. Of course a WRC would be better but I'd be happy in either. I love driving those rally type cars. We have a lot of dirt roads through state forests in my home area. We used to have a rally there but it's been a while. I almost got started driving in that race but it just never happened. I always loved Mitsubishi stuff too. I had a Stealth (3000GT) also but it wasn't AWD or turbo. Still it was a nice machine. But the 3 DSM cars were just wacky good. It's hard to find a car with even power distribution let alone weight distribution and to have a limited slip center differential too. I know I said this before but I was crazy about those cars. I thought serious about developing a high HP version of that car too but it would have required changing the whole drivetrain. The original axles didn't hold up well to that kind of strain from what I heard. Still just adding an extra 100 hp would have made for one sick ride. Near the end of the life of the second Laser I owned (the one I drove really hard) the wastegate got stuck and wouldn't open. Talk about getting some boost. Wow it was instant 500 HP from an engine designed to be under 200 hp. That led to bad things of course. I don't want to talk about that. But for a short time it was wacky fast.

I still love those cars and seeing the photos here really brought back some memories. Great work on the car and on the photos. Makes me want to trade off my SUV for another sports car but it's hard to find one as sweet as those old Diamond Star trio cars. The short throw shifter right where you could rest your arm on the console and shift all day, the ability to heel and toe with ease, the power to pull through a curve when you had no business going so fast, and the crazy feeling of doing 0-30 in 2 seconds on snow. It was a hard combination to beat.

Thanks for posting these shots. I really like them. I like the first one BTW.




  
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Jan 24, 2016 18:07 |  #15

Jeff_56 wrote in post #17871143 (external link)
... the wastegate got stuck and wouldn't open. Talk about getting some boost. Wow it was instant 500 HP from an engine designed to be under 200 hp.

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