Your Weekly Boost 🏎️💨: 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST

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TRENDING RIDE OF THE WEEK

1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
owned by Austin Nutting

LAST ACTIVE IN: Iowa

DRIVER BIO: “ACE admin obsessed with DSMs. With big plans for the car and absolutely no intentions of getting rid of it, I am super excited to see this build all of the way through.”

VEHICLE BIO: “I got the car in early 2018, and since then I have been working on building myself a good platform to start modifying. Essentially, I finished bringing the interior mostly back to OEM since I love the look of it. It took a while to gather the parts I needed. Next, replacing the old turbo and getting the transmission fixed. From there I want to do wheels, coil overs, full respray (same color) and a few other bits and pieces. For full build info, you can check my profile on DSM Tuners: https://www.dsmtuners.com/threads/dsm-in-dsm.517151/ “

BUILD STATUS: Project

ENGINE TYPE: 4G63

TRANSMISSION TYPE: 5-speed

COLOR: Barcelona red pearl

UPGRADES: VR Speed FMIC, Boosted Performance front bumper supports, AEM boost gauge, Mitsubishi shift boot and knob, Special Carbon Fiber bumper protector, KYB lowering struts and springs, Garret Big T28, carbon fiber front emblem, LED Glow interior and exterior LEDs, Meagan Racing 3.5″ turbo back exhaust, Altec show-n-go license plate frame, OEM valve cover, Rockford Fosgate P300-12, DNA Motoring rear strut braces, window tint, Injen air intake, Kenwood single din radio, OEM rear hatch carpet, Special Carbon Fiber fog delete, NGK engine plugs and wires, OEM LED lights upgrade.

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We saw this 1998 Eclipse GST dominating the top of the trending feed all week and it’s easy to see why. Austin is taking a great approach to his build process buy restoring the car into a solid platform before any big performance upgrades. We are looking forward to seeing this build through with Austin by giving him a follow via the button below.

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FEATURED AMBASSADOR OF THE WEEK

2006 Ford Mustang
owned by Steeda4.0

DRIVER BIO: “Instagram @Steeda4.0
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VEHICLE BIO: “This car is a 2006 Steeda Mustang, it has all of Steeda’s things they did to their cars back in 2006. I’ve had this car for 3 years now and have loved each and every day of it.”

UPGRADES: New Ford rebuilt motor, Steeda clutch spring, Steeda throttle body spacer, Ford performance cold air intake, Bama X4/SF4 flash tuner, 93 octane race tune, Spec stage 2 clutch, performance spark plug livewires 10mm, GMS coil pack, NGK Iridium IX performance spark plugs, BBK oil separator, Moroso coolant tank, Moroso battery cover, MMD bolt on hood strut kit, Pypes 1 and 5/8″ shorty headers, Steeda axle back stainless steel exhaust system, Steeda G-trac suspension package, Steeda strut tower brace, Steeda functional street wing, CDC classic chin spoiler unpainted, XLR8ED performance front splitter, XLR8ED performance rear diffuser, XLR8ED performance side skirts, Fully Torqued racing splitter rods, Steeda ultra light wheels, Steeda locking lugnut set, AM track pack style gloss black wheels, Goodyear SU1s, Corbeau sportline RRX reclining seats, XDivision Bluetooth, CD, and DVD head unit, black painted steering wheel trim, Modern Billet black pony shift knob, Steeda seatbelt covers, XLR8ED performance rear seat delete, Raxiom elite bulbs, Axial smoked headlights, Axial smoked turn siginals, IJDM side marker lights, LED red floor lights, OEM GT front bumper, gloss black roof wrap, tinted windows, vinyl Steeda banner, MMD pre-painted eleonor louvers, MMD pre-painted side scoops, MMD pre-painted ducktail spoiler, MMD pre-painted hoodvents, Speedform pre-painted mirror, Speedform 4.0 fender emblems, OPR OE lower front grille, and an SVE bullit grill.

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Steeda Autosports was founded in 1988 by SCCA champion, Dario Orlando. The company started by producing a small variety of aftermarket performance parts for Ford enthusiasts and limited-run builds fitted with their upgrades. Since then, Steeda has become one of the industry leaders in the production of aftermarket parts for Ford vehicles and have expanded their inventory to thousands of products. They’ve also expanded their line of performance packages and the vehicles they service. Whether you’re looking a competition race car or something to help you keep up with the hellcat up the street, Steeda can help.

Our ambassador Steeda4.0 added a few more upgrades to his Mustang on top of Steeda’s, and combined they produce an absolutely stunning build. Make sure you drop him a like and follow to stay up to date on his build and activity. You can also follow him on his social channels for some awesome content by clicking the handles above!

 

FEATURED VEHICLE OF THE WEEK

1972 Jeep CJ 5
owned by Jordankade

VEHICLE BIO: “My father bought this Jeep for my first car. When that didn’t pan out my mother wanted me to get the F-150. Dad didn’t trust me with a v8 (good choice) and for my first car, I got a Jeep Cherokee (Box body before Obama). I worked on that for a year before crashing D.O.C (damned ol’ Cherokee) in the ice. After that, we fixed the control arm that I had ripped clean off and my father sold it (under my nose) then gave me this. When I got it I couldn’t fit into the CJ’s smaller body, so we put the seats on the farthest setting by cutting and welding. I knew very little about stick so we went out to the mountains and drove and drove. After I kind of got the hang of it we threw a 3 1/2″ lift and LED lights on. I thought I would hate the Jeep and nothing would compare to my Cherokee, BUT DAMN! Have just the original inline 6 in there now to make it roll and we’ve stopped there. But trust me more mods are coming soon! Now to how we got the Jeep, we named it Pumba (got the name from the tow hooks on the front and his ability to blow an exhaust off or ‘fart’). My father got this Jeep when I was about 10 for a pretty high price. It had holes and rust but my dad and I loved it. We got the Jeep from my dad’s close friend Martain who sadly passed. Pumba has gone to Jeepfest in Jasper, Georgia a total of three times. The last two times before this year it was on a stock lift and snow tires. My father loved to show Jeeps and could give ones with a 12-inch lift a run for their money. But as he is getting older he can’t fit in them or sit for a long time before cramping. So he got himself a rock buggy and I got my original first car.”

BUILD STATUS: Not complete

COLOR: Green (originally cheese yellow)

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We love old Jeeps, and Jordan’s has a great story. The CJ has great character and is up for any adventure you throw at it. As you can see by the pictures above, Jordan has been out making some in his. Make sure you drop him a follow via the button below for updates when he checks in on his next adventure.

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