99 Eclipse Spyder GS Turbo (The Red Rag)


vanilla gorilla
03-25-2008, 12:20 AM
Whats up?
So I been working on this car a little lately, so I figured I'd do a little update since its almost finished, and I'm bored.
Anyways I think most people on here know about the car, its a 1999 Eclipse Spyder GS, 2.4L 5 speed N/A, turbo charged.

I've had a problem controlling boost on the car since I turboed it, so I'm converting to external wastegate, and do a few other things while its apart.

New stuff:
-SBR manifold
-TiAL 38mm wastegate
-Modified my lower I/C pipe for more ground clearance
-T bolt clamps on the piping
-DIY JAW wideband
-Custom creative Dump tube
-Pusher fans mounted on the front of the radiator

I should be done with it this week, then I'm going to have to make a decision on what to do....This car may end up being sold along with my Civic.

Heres some pics of what I've done so far:

Initial teardown
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a228/nilla_pimp/DCP_0003AF.jpg

Gettin there
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a228/nilla_pimp/DCP_0002AF.jpg

Washed it up
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a228/nilla_pimp/DCP_0007AF.jpg

I live in the middle of no where
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a228/nilla_pimp/DCP_0010AF.jpg

Gettn her back together
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a228/nilla_pimp/DCP_0001AF-1.jpg

Sezzy!
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a228/nilla_pimp/DCP_0004AF.jpg

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a228/nilla_pimp/DCP_0002AF-1.jpg

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a228/nilla_pimp/DCP_0005AF.jpg

gthompson97
03-25-2008, 12:55 AM
Nice! Any reason on why you might sell it? Where do you live again? That's what it looks like outside our shop right now...dead grass and muddy fields, yay for detailing cars in the spring :thumbsdow.

vanilla gorilla
03-25-2008, 01:09 AM
Thanks. Well I've decided that I cant really afford 2 cars, and I'm kind of wanting to get something newer and low mileage (and stock) to drive that I dont have to worry about breaking. I would love to get an Evo of any year with less than 50k on it. But the prices on those are still kinda high and I don't have alot of money to play with. Another option is an SRT4. I've never wanted an SRT4 but my home boy has one that I could get for a good price. So, I've got alot of thinking and looking to do before I decide.
Oh and I live out in the country in North Carolina in a small ass town. I love it too.

SilvrEclipse
03-25-2008, 08:34 AM
Boo for selling the 2.4 turbo. You haven't had any problems with the car breaking down have you? I dont see how that car isin't just as reliable as before.

The new parts look good. Just wait until you can pull every gear without having to let off because of boost creep.

vanilla gorilla
03-25-2008, 11:49 AM
Actually it hasnt been too bad as far as reliability, but I'm just thinking of getting something newer with low miles.

SilvrEclipse
03-25-2008, 12:05 PM
Actually it hasnt been too bad as far as reliability, but I'm just thinking of getting something newer with low miles.


Built motor = lower miles :sunglasse

How is the JAW coming along. I haven't heard anything on that in a while. Have you gotten it hooked up yet?

Thor06
03-25-2008, 12:30 PM
Yeah, and do you have the display? And whats up with that silly ass SOHC head? I'll sell you my spare :naughty:. Its comes complete with cams, valve cover, even the with the water neck dealy. $125 plus shipping yo!

vanilla gorilla
03-25-2008, 04:39 PM
About the JAW, I got a box to house it in, made my wiring harness and got the Bosch sensor from NAPA, and yes I have the display also. The only thing left to do to it is weld the bung I have in my DP and put it in the car.

I like my silly ass SOHC head. But I planned on putting a 1g DOHC head on it though, if I ever built my 6 bolt 4g64. But oh well, who knows.

How much would y'all pay for this car if y'all wanted it? I mean, it will be put together and running and have the 18's on it. What you think its worth?

david-b
03-25-2008, 04:58 PM
Ill trade it for my car and $1,000. Deal....... or no deal......

You should be able to get a pretty penny for it... it's nicely done.

vanilla gorilla
03-25-2008, 05:05 PM
uh, no deal.

Well, I want to get a nice evo. I've got 5 grand saved up now. I can sell the honda for about 2,500, that 7,500. Now depending on how much I can sell this car for will determine how nice of an evo I can get...

SilvrEclipse
03-25-2008, 05:28 PM
hmm EVO. That will be my next car also. It will be a few years though.

talentfinder36
03-26-2008, 09:27 AM
Im interested in the supporting mods you did on this 4G64. Do you have another thread with the complete build up or list of mods done?

vanilla gorilla
03-26-2008, 12:34 PM
Im interested in the supporting mods you did on this 4G64. Do you have another thread with the complete build up or list of mods done?

www.4g64.150m.com (http://www.4g64.150m.com) has some good info on turbocharging the Spyder GS.

vanilla gorilla
03-29-2008, 12:23 AM
Update. I got the car put back together minus the wideband.

Heres some new stuff I've done:
-Finished assembly
-Scraped the stock fans in favor of a 12" universal S blade slim fan
-Wired the new fan to a Thermostatic control switch (not sure of proper term)
-Got an O2 bung welded into my Apex'i downpipe
-Finished the Dump tube (not pictured)

The control for the fan
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a228/nilla_pimp/thermostatcontrol.jpg

Skeet quality fan install
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a228/nilla_pimp/fan.jpg

So much more room behind the radiator
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a228/nilla_pimp/radiator.jpg

Gettin a lil jump from the old school pimpin Dodgeskee
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a228/nilla_pimp/dodgeskeeclipse.jpg

JScharF
03-29-2008, 02:20 AM
Very Very nice... How much do you think you're going to try to get for it if you sell it?

Thor06
03-29-2008, 03:27 AM
I hate to rag on you, but you really should put another fan on the other side and on the right side, then shroud it off good... that one with no shrouding is actually probably going to cool shittier than stock. Also where it might be convenient on the front side, when its not on its just going to inhibit flow.

EDIT: You know what? You gave me an idea. Well, more like inspired a new dream team of cars for Thor. When I get out of college and start my life as a well paid rich person, I am going to start hunting down a 2gb Eclipse Spyder GS in that very sexy purple. You know what happens then? 6 bolt AWD swap. The GS Spyder came with the 7 bolt 4g64, so the swap will be the same as the 6 bolt in a 2g GST or GSX. Heres my plan: the Spyder will get the stock motor as well as pretty much all the other bolt-ons that will be in the 1g at that time, plus a 50 trim. The 1g will get a built motor, tranny, and a 35R. Both will run link. How tits would that be? The Spyder would be an all around fun cruise car and the 1g will be a Viper eating track slut. Bahhh... a guy can dream cant he? I tell you what though, I am going to be passively on the lookout for a purple 2gb Spyder with a blown motor or no motor.

vanilla gorilla
03-29-2008, 02:17 PM
I hate to rag on you, but you really should put another fan on the other side and on the right side, then shroud it off good... that one with no shrouding is actually probably going to cool shittier than stock. Also where it might be convenient on the front side, when its not on its just going to inhibit flow.

EDIT: You know what? You gave me an idea. Well, more like inspired a new dream team of cars for Thor. When I get out of college and start my life as a well paid rich person, I am going to start hunting down a 2gb Eclipse Spyder GS in that very sexy purple. You know what happens then? 6 bolt AWD swap. The GS Spyder came with the 7 bolt 4g64, so the swap will be the same as the 6 bolt in a 2g GST or GSX. Heres my plan: the Spyder will get the stock motor as well as pretty much all the other bolt-ons that will be in the 1g at that time, plus a 50 trim. The 1g will get a built motor, tranny, and a 35R. Both will run link. How tits would that be? The Spyder would be an all around fun cruise car and the 1g will be a Viper eating track slut. Bahhh... a guy can dream cant he? I tell you what though, I am going to be passively on the lookout for a purple 2gb Spyder with a blown motor or no motor.

I believe the fan will do exactly what I need, and surpass the cooling efficiency of the factory fan. Why would I need to add a second one? Only one fan works on the factory dual fan setup, the second one only works with A/C.

Oh and why wouldnt you just buy a Spyder GST to do the AWD swap?

Thor06
03-29-2008, 04:19 PM
Either way the motor in it is coming out and the GS is cheaper.... plus the 4g64 might be able to pull a couple bucks if it is in decent shape compared to a used 7 bolt 4g63.

Blackcrow64
03-29-2008, 04:36 PM
Hey Vanilla, how is your fans mounted to the radiator? Did you use those pieces that slide through the fins of the radiator and just clamp down to it? Where did you get those at? I don't know what to call them and need to find some mounts like those for my fans still...

SilvrEclipse
03-29-2008, 07:28 PM
I just used zip ties on mine.

vanilla gorilla
03-29-2008, 11:44 PM
Hey Vanilla, how is your fans mounted to the radiator? Did you use those pieces that slide through the fins of the radiator and just clamp down to it? Where did you get those at? I don't know what to call them and need to find some mounts like those for my fans still...

Well I bought the fan from Advance and it came with the mounting hardware. It uses those zip tie looking deals to secure it. But you can buy just the mounting hardware seperate from Advance also. Or you could probably do like Silvr said and make zip ties work.

Blackcrow64
03-30-2008, 07:10 AM
Hmmm... I don't know if I really wanna use zip ties for it. lol...

SilvrEclipse
03-30-2008, 11:18 AM
Hmmm... I don't know if I really wanna use zip ties for it. lol...

Thats all the "real" ones are. Just with different ends on them. The fan has a little bit of play in it but its not going to hurt anything.

SilvrEclipse
03-30-2008, 05:43 PM
Are you going to be running an open dump tube? Is it going to be dumping under the car or out the bumper?

vanilla gorilla
03-30-2008, 11:17 PM
We made a dump tube that will blow out the bottom of the car...but it would be super pimp to run it out the bumper. I'll post more pics later. Basically I bought a flange from TiAL to weld my tube to. Then me and my homie got to looking around my shop to try and find something to use as a tube, and believe it or not we used a waterpipe off a 4g63 motor. Lol, we cut it as needed and welded it to the flange, worked out to be exactly what we needed.

Thor06
03-31-2008, 12:24 AM
:lol: A water pipe? You, my friend, are a true DSMer.

kittay
03-31-2008, 11:34 AM
... so where's all the pictures for this page?

Did I skim over, or what turbo are you running on it?

SilvrEclipse
03-31-2008, 01:34 PM
he is running the 14b turbo

vanilla gorilla
03-31-2008, 02:04 PM
Yeah its just a 14b, and theres some pics on the first page...I'll put up more later.

vanilla gorilla
04-01-2008, 12:55 AM
:lol:A water pipe? You, my friend, are a true DSMer.

If you only knew......

But anyways, I wanted to post up pics of my expensive TiAL brand dump tube.

So basically the car is done minus installing the wideband and tuning it!

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a228/nilla_pimp/front.jpg

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a228/nilla_pimp/frontside.jpg

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a228/nilla_pimp/rear.jpg

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a228/nilla_pimp/fronttop.jpg

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a228/nilla_pimp/engine.jpg

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a228/nilla_pimp/engine2.jpg

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a228/nilla_pimp/engine3.jpg

My JAW wideband in a radioshack project box (idea stolen from Jason) , Bosch O2 sensor, and display
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a228/nilla_pimp/wideband.jpg

tell me what you think!

SilvrEclipse
04-01-2008, 08:37 AM
It looks awesome man. I want to see what you do with the display for the JAW. I think I am going to buy one this summer.

vanilla gorilla
04-01-2008, 01:56 PM
Yea, I dont have any ideas yet on how to make a housing for it...

david-b
04-01-2008, 02:13 PM
Yea, I dont have any ideas yet on how to make a housing for it...

I have an idea for mine. I ordered the kits yesterday so I can start working on them. My soldering skills aren't the best, but I built my own distortion box for my guitar once, and that turned out good. Anyways, I have an idea for mine but won't share until done! :popcorn:

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