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Perfection over power
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Ok so I have been avoiding this because my engine bay is a hot mess:noplease:, and the car is nowhere close to being finished. Plus I still consider myself pretty new here, but it's time I make a thread about my ride so I can update it along the way.:runaway:

A short history about my vehicle, it is a 2006 Eclipse GS with the sound package. I purchased it around June 2010 used with 58,000 miles on it. Before me the car had two previous owners but they seemed to take good care of it. When I picked up the car it already had the windows tinted and a riced out muffler on it. Nothing else about the car had been modified. I really didnt change a single thing on this car till the end of Feb. 2011 that is when the fun started.

Here is a list of mods and what I can think of so far that has to do with this car. I will slowly update this list as I begin to add more and creep towards a more finished product. A few side notes I would like to share is I dont have a muffler rite now, just the downpipe all the way to the rear wheels, I just need 2-3 feet of exhaust piping and a I can begin the welding process for the finished exhaust. Also all of this work was done 100% by me and my room mate. Car has never been to a shop under my ownership for anything.

Here is a link to my Build Thread to go into more specific Install talk/pictures http://club4g.org/board/gs/20871-project-turbo-gs-lots-pictures.html

Mods:



Performance/Electronics

Currently set at 4.75-5.50lbs

-Garrett T3/T4 Turbo
-TiaL Wastegate w/ 5/7/10lb springs (Heat wrapped external Downpipe)
-Turbo exhaust manifold (Heat wrapped)
-AEM oil pressure Sensor (feed line) biscut
-HKS SSQ BOV
-Eagle Vacuum Block
-Fujita Air Filter
-NGK Iridium Step colder spark plugs
-Treadstone FMIC
-GlowShift Oil Pressure gauge
-AEM F/IC w/ Harness
-AEM Tru Boost controller
-AEM Fuel pressure gauge
-AEM Fuel pressure regulator (not installed)
-HKS Turbo Timer
-Evo8 440cc injectors (not installed)
-Evo8 Fuel pump (not installed)
-OBX Evo8 fuel rail nNot installed)
-38mm Wastegate flange (replacing plastic thing on IM)
-Oil Catch can
-Inovate LC-1 Wideband
-Steel braided Turbo Oil Return Line
-Steel Braided Turbo Oil Feed line
-A mixture of 4ply couplers and T bolts


Suspension/brakes/exhaust

-Progress 1.8' Front 1.9' Rear Lowering Springs
-Centric Clotted Rotors (Front)
-AutoZone Gold Ceramic Brake pads (Front/Rear)
-Turbo Elbow exhaust to Downpipe 2.5' (Heat wrapped)
-2.5-3' Downpipe to Cat (heat wrapped)
-3' Cat downpipe
-no muffler! lol

Show/Interior

-Debaged "eclipse" letters
-PlastiDip rear bottom bumper segment
-Nightshade tinted rear talk lights
-PlastiDip Gas cap
-Gloss black Ralli art style front Bumper
-Stock shifter cut 1'5 inches
-Gloss black Ralli Art Style front bumper w/ Clear coat
-Window Tint (Dont know the % purchased it with tint)
-Welded FMIC mounts to hold it up. They are on the frame and you cant see it
-Shaved front bumper
-OEM Front Fogs
-Pillar gauge


Here are some pictures of when I first purchased it back in June 2010








Then I lowered it



Then I painted the front bumper



Then came the Turbo Conversion.













The Engine bay/Interior: Still very messy go easy

My F/IC is underneath the dash


Boost gauge controller ghetto rigged
 

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Perfection over power
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Discussion Starter · #2 · (Edited)
Shots of the Turbo Exhaust Pipe


Good shot of the Tap into the Oil pan for the Turbo Oil Return








I decided to run all my wires for F/IC,gauges,vacuum hose under the driver side tire



Some of the things that will be finished by the end of this month include.

-PlastiDip rear bumper
-Smoked tails and bumper lights
-Catch can
-1 step colder plugs
-Timing Belt MAYBE water pump
-Relocate battery to trunk
-Oil pressure gauge
-Install Pillar gauge
:bigthumb:

Well thats it! Comments, concerns, suggestions? I want to hear them all, I have a long road ahead of me and constructive criticism is never a bad thing :blah:
 

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oh man I love it. you hit the sleep button on this one - please get some videos of you closing some people out on the street or at the track - and if you can, get the look on their face as you pull on them........:crunk:

that engine bay is like :drool:
 

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Thanks Joey, always nice to here a compliment especially from someone with a car like yours. I dig everything you keep putting into that thing! I'm going easy on it till I get some minor tuning issues fixed. I'm still trying to hunt down a good A/F ratio rite now its ...yeah not perfect. In a month or two it will hopefully be track worthy, i'll def have some vids when I get to that point.
 

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i dont know how far you wish to go
but if i owned your car this is the max exterior mods i go, well maybe some eyelids. ultimate sleeper. good job, you are a figure in our GS community.
 

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good stuff man. i love it.
with a badass wire tuck, that engine bay would look siiick :cheers:
 

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nice man sleeper right now? until they see the intercooler haha
Yes I am not interested in any external visual body mods at this time. Maybe just some headlights and small paint touch ups.

i dont know how far you wish to go
but if i owned your car this is the max exterior mods i go, well maybe some eyelids. ultimate sleeper. good job, you are a figure in our GS community.
Yeah I plan to keep it a sleeper all the way through, clean and simple. Next year I have really big plans for more internal work... but for now what you see is what you get.

good stuff man. i love it.
with a badass wire tuck, that engine bay would look siiick :cheers:
Yes a wire tuck, I am in desperate need of. Soon enough it will come, My room mate is going to make up a custom engine cover for the IM shortly too so it will be really unique.


Thanks for the compliments!
 

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thats awesome. what did you use to seal that resonator on the intake manifold

Forget the brand name but basic oil pan sealant, cost like 10$ a can at the auto store.
 

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i tried it and my car acted weird with that sealed maybe i should try a better sealant
 

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ultimate sleeper!!
 

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i tried it and my car acted weird with that sealed maybe i should try a better sealant
Well my car acts wierd just because of everything I did to it, I don't know if the flange replacement factored into it or not.
 

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Ok so I have loaded a few maps, used trial and error and a few tweaks and this is what I have come up with so far. It's NOT perfect but it is a base map that keeps improving. I kinda stole mecks old map and changed the injector size from 440cc to 305cc (which is our stock injector size and what im using at the moment) It working a lot better mid and low end. I'm only running 4-5 lbs of boost on this file but if anyone has any suggestions about it feel free. Again this is all new to me so if I screwed up big somewhere and you want to flame, please do. The wideband isnt hooked up atm but this weekend I should have it plugged in again for another reading for my A/F








EDIT: crap that was a fail... I couldnt upload the file so I tried this, whatever
 

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you should get new Grilles and try to fit it in front of that IC :naughty: really hide it and sock it to them bro
 
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