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Old 08-05-2005, 11:38 PM   #1
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Question Someone who knows a lot about eclipse's?????

Hello can anyone tell me what the difference between the 1997 Eclipse RS and GS is? Thanks
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Old 08-06-2005, 12:11 AM   #2
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Eclipse GS cheap and crappy, Eclipse RS cheaper and crappier
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Old 08-06-2005, 12:14 AM   #3
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dat du GS, heres the RS http://www.intellichoice.com/reports.../model/Eclipse
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Old 08-06-2005, 07:33 PM   #4
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Thats a GSX and a Spider.

RS- Rally sport, base model. Lowest version of the Eclipse,420a engine by chrysler group

GS- Grand Sport, best non-turbo model, 420a engine by chrysler group

GS-T- Grand Sport Turbo, turbo FWD model of the Eclipse, Mitsu's 4G63 engine

GSX- Grand Sport Cross, turbo AWD model, highest, Mitsus 4G63

Those names apply to 1st and 2nd gens, first gen lasted to 1994, 2nd gen lasted to 99. 3rd gen is not worth getting.

You could always get an Eagle Talon, which is the same thing as the Eclipse but under a different brand. Package codes from worst to best go as follows, base, ESi, TSi, and TSi AWD. Plymouth Lasers were also around in the 1st gen, which was the same thing as Talon and Eclipse.

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Old 08-06-2005, 11:51 PM   #5
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Listen to Oomba, he's the only one that has posted correct information.

Other useful info is that all RS's come with rear drum brakes and lack proper rims and sideskirts.

Unless you're doing a complete re-do of the vehicle, I'd buy a GS.
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Old 08-06-2005, 11:59 PM   #6
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Old 08-07-2005, 03:43 AM   #7
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Listen to Oomba, he's the only one that has posted correct information.

Other useful info is that all RS's come with rear drum brakes and lack proper rims and sideskirts.

Unless you're doing a complete re-do of the vehicle, I'd buy a GS.

And you can tell an RS because it always has black door handles.
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Old 08-07-2005, 12:45 AM   #8
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does the extra .4 liters in the spyder make a difference if anyones driven one in here?
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Old 08-08-2005, 04:33 PM   #9
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does the extra .4 liters in the spyder make a difference if anyones driven one in here?

You could also get a GST Spyder... just a thought.

I have not driven a 2.4L Spyder, but the extra 25% displacement should amount to some very nice low-end torque.
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Old 08-16-2005, 11:13 AM   #10
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Exclamation GSX way to go

You might just go for the gsx. even though more cash its worth its weight in gold after the correction in crank walk. not enough money then go to the GS version because it is the best to modify. you can convert the GS to GST to GSX with a little more money but works just as well.
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You might just go for the gsx. even though more cash its worth its weight in gold after the correction in crank walk. not enough money then go to the GS version because it is the best to modify. you can convert the GS to GST to GSX with a little more money but works just as well.

No, you can convert a GS to a GST or a GSX with a crap load of money. Given that the motor in the GS and the GST/GSX isn't the same, doesn't use the same motor mounts, doesn't use the same computer, and isn't even oriented the same direction.

But thanks for resurrecting a dead thread.
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Old 08-06-2005, 12:20 AM   #12
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Old 08-06-2005, 01:47 AM   #13
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Since Slapshot proved how much of a dumbass he is, the RS is the base one, the GS is the middle grade one that has a little more modifications to the body, and maybe suspension
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Old 08-06-2005, 03:33 AM   #14
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thanks

is there any major difference though? and which is better?
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Old 08-06-2005, 03:34 AM   #15
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The GS is a sportier package than the RS lets just say that, if you don't care about upgrades then just get the RS for basic transportation
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