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What does DSM stand for?


Johnny3000
11-22-2009, 01:18 PM
It keeps popping up on different sites I have gone to and the best guess I could come up with it is some type of eclipse but I'm not real sure do any of you know

danielsatur
11-22-2009, 03:01 PM
Diamond Star Motors!

Stealthee
11-22-2009, 03:24 PM
A said DSM is Diamond Star Motors. That being said, technically the only DSM's are 91-95 Talons, Eclipses, and Lasers. Some people still consider the 96-99's DSM's even though technically they are not.

If someone tries to tell you that a 3000GT or Stealth is a DSM they are a moron.

DSM's were built in Normal, IL, and only Normal, IL. 3000GT's and Stealths were built at the Nagoya plant in Okazaki, Japan.

AutostradaVR4
11-22-2009, 04:59 PM
A said DSM is Diamond Star Motors. That being said, technically the only DSM's are 91-95 Talons, Eclipses, and Lasers. Some people still consider the 96-99's DSM's even though technically they are not.

If someone tries to tell you that a 3000GT or Stealth is a DSM they are a moron.

DSM's were built in Normal, IL, and only Normal, IL. 3000GT's and Stealths were built at the Nagoya plant in Okazaki, Japan.

quoted for correctness!

and to elaborate a bit, Diamond Star Motors was a joint venture between Mitsubishi and Chrysler...which is where the name comes from.

vr4choke
11-22-2009, 08:57 PM
didnt you try googling it? geeeeeez

Blackcrow64
11-22-2009, 09:42 PM
A said DSM is Diamond Star Motors. That being said, technically the only DSM's are 91-95 Talons, Eclipses, and Lasers. Some people still consider the 96-99's DSM's even though technically they are not.


So now you have me wondering... Why do you say 96-99's are not considered DSMs? My 97 clearly has a badge on the firewall that says DSM and it's the same 4g63t that is found in all the other years aside from it being a 7 bolt motor instead of a 6 bolt...

Stealthee
11-22-2009, 09:46 PM
The Mitsubishi and Chrysler partnership was dissolved in 95. Hence why the later ones are not technically DSM's.

Also the 7 bolt started in 93 anyway.

Initially Diamond-Star Motors was a 50-50 joint venture between Chrysler and Mitsubishi. However, in 1991 the Japanese company purchased its partner's equity stake, and thereafter the manufacture of Chrysler vehicles was on a contractual basis. Chrysler sold its equity stake to Mitsubishi in 1993, and Diamond-Star Motors was renamed to Mitsubishi Motors Manufacturing America (MMMA) on July 1, 1995.[3] Despite the departure, the two companies have maintained co-operative manufacturing agreements since then.

Dreamspawn
11-23-2009, 08:25 AM
DOESN'T START MONTHLY!!!:lol2:

sry thats was the running gag on dsm forums i used to visit..

Blackcrow64
11-23-2009, 09:50 PM
The Mitsubishi and Chrysler partnership was dissolved in 95. Hence why the later ones are not technically DSM's.

Also the 7 bolt started in 93 anyway.

Well yeah, I know they started in 93. It's still a DSM though... I don't understand how it is not considered a DSM just because the partnership came to an end. They still used the same 4g63 design, just made some slight changes to the existing 7 bolt for 95+ models... Unless of course you are talking about NT models. Then I would say that would be the case as they ran the chrysler motors in them...

Stealthee
11-23-2009, 11:05 PM
Again, read the snippet from wiki. It doesn't matter what engine it had, it was renamed


Chrysler sold its equity stake to Mitsubishi in 1993, and Diamond-Star Motors was renamed to Mitsubishi Motors Manufacturing America (MMMA) on July 1, 1995

DSM no longer existed. Thats why technically they are not DSM's.

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