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JDM Galant VR-4 and Eterna ZR-4 Model Information


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1053924 posted 02/29/12 12:08 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Hey guys, been procrastinating a little at work so made up a little web page outlining all the JDM models of the Galant VR-4 sedan and Eterna ZR-4 hatch with their dates released and quick run down of major specs. Hopefully this will resolve some confusion over the many variants of the JDM VR-4s and their parts available.

Link is here - click

Let me know any comments or suggestions, or even corrections and updates. If you have any other Mitsubishi brochures covering the models I don't have brochures for then please also let me know!

(Could a mod please sticky this to save people asking about this info time and time over again?)

Thanks,
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1053934 posted 02/29/12 12:26 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thank you. Nicely done!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1053935 posted 02/29/12 12:26 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Def make this a sticky

Good job Phillip



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1054781 posted 03/04/12 06:21 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Bump. Some more info added. RedTwo how about that input? :P



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1055307 posted 03/08/12 12:47 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Awesome info! This is exactly what I needed since I live in Japan and was looking for what I need to pick up before I head back to the states

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1055342 posted 03/08/12 08:28 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1055368 posted 03/08/12 11:14 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
In the top right square it's E38A without 4WS but in the text of that part it says 3-spoke '4WS' emblem steering wheel
4WD?
Otherwise awesome. are we sure the Eterna has a lower roof and raked windshield? I've heard that but that's crazy, it would mean all the doors are different too no?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1055373 posted 03/08/12 11:35 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
yes Eterna does have a lower roof and all the doors are accordingly different

Here in australia, we got the Eterna body shape as the Galant GSR. Its got the lower roof and different doors



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1055427 posted 03/08/12 03:30 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Crazy they would go through that much trouble.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1055465 posted 03/08/12 07:00 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
It's only ~20mm lower.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1055475 posted 03/08/12 07:51 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Maybe it just has a different roof skin then, 2cm is nothing. I'm still doubting different doors.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1055508 posted 03/08/12 09:43 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting gtluke:

In the top right square it's E38A without 4WS but in the text of that part it says 3-spoke '4WS' emblem steering wheel
4WD?
Otherwise awesome. are we sure the Eterna has a lower roof and raked windshield? I've heard that but that's crazy, it would mean all the doors are different too no?




Thanks for pointing that out - I literally just copied the info from E39A over to E38A for the first facelift - I can't actually remember what emblem the 3-spoke RS wheels would have, perhaps just 'MMC' instead of a large '4WS' and 'MMC' that the E39A has.

Quoting gtluke:

Maybe it just has a different roof skin then, 2cm is nothing. I'm still doubting different doors.



Oh so you've actually had something to do with the Eterna liftback then? When was the last time you tried fitting Eterna doors or front windscreen onto a Galant or vice versa? No? Never? Thought so.

Doors are definitely different with the frame shape along with the glass. That would mean the mechanism is also slightly different to accommodate the different in height the windows need to roll up & down. The outer skin panel and the interior door trim would be the same as the Galant though.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1055509 posted 03/08/12 09:48 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The Eterna & Eterna Sava have a roof skin which is part of the body shell - that is it's not welded in separately like the Galant sedan and it doesn't have the trim strips hiding the join along the length of the roof.

But hey what would we know, it's not like RedTwo has owned an Eterna ZR-4 before, and I certainly haven't owned this Eterna Sava either




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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1055512 posted 03/08/12 09:55 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting misterfixit:

Any use?
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Thanks for that - I only wish I could read Japanese! Looks like some useful information in there for sure.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1056394 posted 03/14/12 12:29 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
heres a front windshield of the eterna on my vr4.bought the windshield by mistake.


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1056434 posted 03/14/12 03:53 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
thanks for showing actual evidence kama!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1056456 posted 03/14/12 08:16 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
No prob sir.from what ive seen,door glass and door itself is shorter on the eterna too.just dont have a pic.



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Edited by kama1 (03/14/12 08:17 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1056531 posted 03/14/12 03:26 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I'm blown away. There has to be an explanation as to why they would do this. WTF is the difference between that Eterna with a trunk and a Galant with a trunk? Were they available in the same markets at the same time? Produced at different factories?
Can you imagine going to a dealer and picking between 2 cars and having the salesman explain that one car has a 2cm lower roof, with the skin welded to the 1/4 with different rear 1/4 windows? What in the fuck is the rational behind this?
It just seems they added an assload more work to sell no more additional cars. I can see the hatchback, but why not just like a normal galant? That trunk eterna is just completely bizarre.
There has to be a better story.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1056552 posted 03/14/12 05:16 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Its common for many japanese makers to release multiple body styles on the one singular chassis platform. I will post more examples when i get home from work.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1056585 posted 03/14/12 08:18 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I was kinda shocked when I realized how different the 3kgt and stealth are, but at least they were different brands and attempted to look different.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1056592 posted 03/14/12 08:46 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
For years the Japanese have been making 'alternative' or 'brother/sister' vehicles based on the same platform. I guess this is to give the Japanese public a wider range of cars while cutting development costs for the manufacturers.

In the case of the Galant vs Eterna Sava, the Galant is sold worldwide while the Eterna Sava was a Japanese only model (though many found their way to NZ/UK/Russia etc as used imports).

I am unsure why Mitsubishi decided to alter the roof line in the Eterna series, I gather they wished to differentiate it from the Galant somewhat. The Eterna and Eterna Sava were modeled for the European market (according to the Japanese brochures) though ironically the Eterna Sava was never destined for the European market. The Eterna Sava was available in E32A 1.8 SOHC, E33A 2.0 DOHC, E35A 1.8 DOHC, E37A 1.8 SOHC 4WD and E39A 2.0 DOHC 4WD 4WS (not turbo).

The same happened with the 7G Galant in Japan, you could get an Eterna sedan and an Emeraude sedan with frame-less windows while the chassis and drivetrain underpinnings were identical to the Galant. The Eterna looked similar to the Galant and retained most of the same interior while the Emeraude was radically different retaining only the same dashboard as the Galant.

7G Eterna



7G Emeraude




It wasn't just Mitsubishi either, Toyota for example released the Sprinter Marino and Sprinter Ceres





Which had the same platform as the humble AE101 Corolla of the same era




Remember, just because it doesn't exist in the US of A doesn't mean it never exists at all.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1056599 posted 03/14/12 09:19 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
50 years ago it was popular here. You could get the 50-60's cars in coupe and hardtop. I think even Lincoln made a car you could get in sedan or hardtop 4 door
I think they just figured out a long time ago that it was a huge over complication. But that was back when Chevy made like 3 cars, small medium and large so it made sense to make some options. Or maybe safety took that away? Are their any hardtop cars sold in the US anymore? I can't think of any. Oh shit the Mercedes CL? maybe that's it.
The Celica is the last car I can remember in the US that you could choose trunk or hatchback. Maybe the 240 was newer? I forget... I don't think there is a single car with a body option other than convertible sold here anymore. I may be wrong...



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1056701 posted 03/15/12 06:22 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
holy crap, I had no idea a mazda 6 hatchback existed. WTF have I been?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1056710 posted 03/15/12 08:15 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
kidding me? lol. I wasn't aware the hatch didn't make it to the states. I guess Americans aren't too enthusiastic about sedan based liftback/hatchback body styles. If it makes you feel better the US gets the V6 which is not available anywhere else in the world.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1056784 posted 03/15/12 02:31 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
We did get the hatchback, but it's so close looking to the sedan that I never knew it existed. I was looking for 4 door hatchbacks and I never knew this was a choice. I'm still scared of mazda's because I existed in the 90's



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