Howdy...as I am sure most people here were, after seeing/finding out about a galant vr4 I knew I had to have one.....I probably got introduced about5 years ago to the DSM crowd and since have owned 3 1g dsm's. I was always looking for a cheap gvr4 to pick up near me but whenever I found one it was either across the country, a rust bucket or I had no money haha. As luck would have it I found a decent deal on a fairly complete car with a bad motor about 4 hours aways and decided to snag it while I had the "spare" cash. Now I am the owner of a summit white 1991 GVR4 #965/2000.
I have a 92 eclipse GSX with a evo 3 motor (yes an e3 in a 1g....all you gotta do is fab motor mounts) that is running and although I just got done putting a roll cage in it I am selling it to recuperate the money I spent on the galant. Anyhow the motor is a evo3, therefore a 7bolt 2g-esque motor....main differences being the shorter runner intake and 510 cc injectors, I am currently running a holset he351 VGT off the 6.7L cummins motor....I removed the electronics actuator and rigged up a lever arm actuated by a stock wastegate actuator, it is also still water cooled as well as oil cooled (some people neglect water cooling this turbo). I am running a OS-Giken ts2b twin disc clutch.....which will probably wind up needing new discs in the next few months .........aside from that i'll be using a evo 3 FMIC untill I can get something better.
I am currently tuning with a AEM wideband and GM MAFT, however I have most of the stuff needed to run DSMAP....although I am also considering running a evo 8 ecu........but will mostly likely attempt dsmap first.
Clean up the car, correctly build this galant (as opposed to building it like a typical DSM), eventually get to about 400 AWHP and just have an all around reliable grocery getter (...sleeper) that'll blow the doors off most other cars on the road.
I do have a few questions for the experts out there. I recall reading somewhere that no USDM gvr4's came automatic.......however the dash in my car appears to be for an automatic (in the center has P R N D 2 L ) did all gvr4's come this way?
Also the dash has text on the bottom left claiming it'll change colors?
I am sure I will develop alot more questions over the next few weeks as I bring this car back to life and thank all of yall ahead of time for your help/knowledge/support!
PS. Ill be uploading some pictures later today