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tell me how this sounds i was reading a issue of sport compact car i believe and came across a article called ten best cars for under 10 grand and saw that a eclipse GSX was one of the cars and read the article on buying and then tuning a used eclipse it had the suggestion of using the parts from the new evo since it was the same engine and would bolt directly on my plan was to get a eclipse with around 100000 miles on it and get to work however my orginal plan was to get the car running as it should get a basic tune up and then start bolting on the evo parts as fast as i could find them i am now wondering if a 100000 mile engine can put up with that. although i would only drive it in the summer. should i overhaul the engine get it blueprinted and replace anything needed to build a fast summer car and possibly weekend warrior (autocross, drag, drift.) i want to know if this is needed or can i just use the evo parts as soon as i get the car my original plan after bolting the evo parts was to pull the engine and do the blueprint thing and then replace the evo parts with more aggresive upgrades such as bigger turbo's and such. any tips would be great and if there is anything else i should look over before precedign that would be appreciated.

posted by  Joe Celly

The Evo transmission will shift backwards if put into another car, or so I've heard down the grape-vine.

posted by  Oomba

also if anyone knows of a place to buy evo 8 oem replacement parts that would be great. can i get them directly from a mitsu dealer. and ne online places so i can start to price out the cost to uprgrade. thanks

posted by  Joe Celly

do u no why? the eclipse gsx is also awd like the evo

posted by  Joe Celly

Aftermarket parts are gonna give you better performance than Evo parts.

posted by  Oomba

evo would be cheaper

posted by  Joe Celly

OK boys and girls, let's have a little lesson on the Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX, Talon TSI, and Laser RS-T.

The AWD Eclipse motor/trans is the same as the Evolution Lancer 1, 2, and 3, and USDM Galant VR-4. As of the Evolution 4 (and all thereafter), the engine/transaxle are exact mirror images of what was in the earlier models. Therefore nothing is actually interchangable between those two beasts. So the new really fancy titanium impeller twin-scroll turbo from the EVO 8 will in no way fit on the older platform (GSX, TSI, RS-T 89-99).

Really, there's not much difference at all between the 6-bolt 4G63 found in the USDM GSX/GST, TSI, RS-T, Galant VR-4, and the Evolution 1-3 (or any other JDM version of these motors). The most significant difference is the turbo... which you'll probably change anyway.

http://www.roadraceengineering.com/4g63motorsearch.htm

Good luck.

On a side note, I just got the transaxle back in my GSX last night, new starter, checked specs on aluminum flywheel, ACT 2600 clutch, new throw out bearing and new driveshaft seals. It's all about the maintenance.

posted by  Bino

If you're thinking about modding and rebuilding, etc, these pages has a lot of good reading info:

http://www.roadraceengineering.com/ecltechtips.htm

http://www.dsmtuners.com/tech.php

http://www.dsmtuners.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=44

Good luck.

posted by  Bino

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