GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
07/25/11 05:33 PM
19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Who's going to this years 19th Annual DSM Shootout in Ohio? its going to be Aug 20-21st this year. its less than a month away so plan ahead to have these days off. Im going for sure. so HOPEFULLY i can get a BUNCH of us to cruise out there together so that way if anything goes wrong we'll be there for each other to help out, because if any of you have seen my trunk, you already know i carry alot of stuff in case of emergencies haha. oh and P.S. im taking my VR4 all the way out there and back driving from california!

anyways here's the link for ALL the info
19th Annual DSM/EVO Shootout

if you need to hit me up, text me at 713 534 2023, Mike aka GSX_TC but most of you should already have my number lol

So who's down to roll with me to this amazing once a year event. oh and to those who dont know what a DSM shootout is, which sadly there are, here are a few links to what its like.


YouTube - *HD 2009 DSM Shootout

link

link


YouTube - DSM Shootouts 2007

YouTube - DSM/EVO Shootout 2010


Gombos
(Junior Member)
07/25/11 10:04 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

I'll be there, but my drive it a bit shorter than yours haha. I've been to every one since 2006 but this is the first time i'll be rocking a GVR-4. Lots of work to get done between now and then. A big galant cruise would be pretty cool at some point during the weekend. Where is everyone staying? I'm trying to head up friday morning, go to cedar point, and get back in time to watch everyone roll in. I'll be at the best western.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
07/25/11 11:17 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Im setting off around 2am on the 16th, and meeting a friend in Oklahoma, then stopping there for the night. then heading out first thing on the 18th to proceed to ohio, i have reservations for Super 8 on the 19th located @ 11313 Milan Rd, Milan Ohio 44846

if anyone wants me make reservations there too their number is 419 499 4671


onesickcrx
(Brother of the Year)
07/26/11 08:58 AM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Hope too see you guys there... I will be at the Econo Lodge with my buddies Challanger and his Colt

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
07/26/11 02:14 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Ill be there 8th year in a row now

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
07/26/11 05:49 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Maybe I'll see some of yall guys on the way out there, if you see me dont be a stranger, come up and say hi man, heres what i'll be in.

Mike



**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
07/27/11 12:28 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

awe man that sucks 1 less member in the train!

johnnyRacer
(Member +++)
07/27/11 01:14 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

DAMN! Wanted to make it out this year. Too much stuff going on. Hopefully, I'll make the 20th Next year.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/02/11 08:24 AM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

18 more days!!!! =D

IncorpoRatedX
(I'm an idiot...)
08/05/11 06:29 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

I plan to take my Galant.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/05/11 11:37 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Nice what does it look like so i'll know which one is yours,

15 more days!!!!


IncorpoRatedX
(I'm an idiot...)
08/06/11 06:49 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio



GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/06/11 06:54 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Ahhh nice got it

johnnyRacer
(Member +++)
08/08/11 02:02 AM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Wish I could make it...

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/08/11 02:19 AM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Why can't u make it man?

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/09/11 08:29 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

11 More days till the Shootout! and 6 more days till i start my 35 hour road trip!! =)

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/15/11 01:35 AM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Well guys, tomorrow im leaving to begin my 35 hour journey to the shootout in the VR4. Wish me luck =)


Mike


onesickcrx
(Brother of the Year)
08/15/11 01:42 AM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Best of luck dude I head out friday morning see you out there

vtecds1
(linkfail)
08/16/11 12:37 AM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Quoting GSX_TC:

Well guys, tomorrow im leaving to begin my 35 hour journey to the shootout in the VR4. Wish me luck =)


Mike




I give you a lot of credit for taking the long drive. I drove from here to San Jose, and I didn't want to drive back home. Good luck on your trip.


mountaineerjeff
(<3 NJ)
08/16/11 05:10 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Quoting GSX_TC:

Well guys, tomorrow im leaving to begin my 35 hour journey to the shootout in the VR4. Wish me luck =)


Mike




are you driving alone? or have a co-pilot?


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/16/11 05:33 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

yeah im driving alone, wish i had a co pilot Lol


UPDATE: just got in texas about an hour ago, i forgot how hot this place is Lol, anyways heres a pic. the VR4 is holding up pretty well. so far so good =)



mountaineerjeff
(<3 NJ)
08/16/11 06:30 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

damn, I totally wish that this wasnt for another month I trying to get a vr4 out of texas. I woulda flew down and drove mine back with ya, not the same as a copilot, but better than nothing.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/16/11 09:09 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Oh wow I just got 28.16 miles to the gallon going through Texas that's an all time high! Nice

IncorpoRatedX
(I'm an idiot...)
08/16/11 10:25 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

awesome! glad to see you're getting along well.

mountaineerjeff
(<3 NJ)
08/16/11 10:38 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

well I might have just put some last minute plans together to make the trip in my buddys 2g. anyone coming from my neck of the woods? I wish My dang vr4 shirt still fit, then I would be easier to pick out.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/16/11 10:51 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

and now for my last stop for the night, oklahoma. gonna meet my friend Rob with a 1g. then we're off first thing in the morning.




thecman02
(too lazy to look)
08/17/11 01:32 AM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

I should be making it up this year in the Galant.

mountaineerjeff
(<3 NJ)
08/17/11 02:26 AM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

well Im currently trying to sell my soul to make it up there driving a mitsu.

onesickcrx
(Brother of the Year)
08/17/11 08:09 AM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

^ good

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/17/11 12:42 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Lol sell your soul?

Diego
(Mad Hatter Suite Touche Debackle Guage filled by Justin)
08/17/11 01:02 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

How's the trip going Mike? All fluids still good?

yeti
(Nope still sticky fingers)
08/17/11 01:04 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

i regret not being ready for the shoot out so bad i wish i could of carvaned out there with ya my 1g will be ready for next year

mountaineerjeff
(<3 NJ)
08/17/11 01:41 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Quoting GSX_TC:

Lol sell your soul?




yes, literally, not a KIA.

so far it hasnt added up to much, so in the mean time Im just working the corner.


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/17/11 04:28 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Quoting Diego:

How's the trip going Mike? All fluids still good?





So far soo good, somehow the oil is mysteriously disappearing on me, its not leaking at idle nor burning out the back so im thinking its the rear main seal or something. its a slow leak though. so every 5 or 6 hours of driving i have to add a quart or 2. then i discovered a tiny pin hole leak where one of the fans mounts to the radiator. i have LOTS of tools with me including a soldering gun so i may try to solder that up just to get it to stop leaking. it doesnt get hot or anything. and the 3rd problem is that one of my fans has decided to stop working. not the main one thank god, its the smaller one thats in from of the turbo. im gonna play with that later and see if i can fix it.


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/17/11 04:33 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Quoting yeti:

i regret not being ready for the shoot out so bad i wish i could of carvaned out there with ya my 1g will be ready for next year




yeah i remember like 6 or 7 months ago i was asking people from this forum and dsmtuners if they wanted to cruise out with me to the shootout, some were like your crazy, and some were like i'll let you know. but everybody eventually flaked out on me. but its ok though. it would have been nice to have a fellow VR4 owner or a DSM cruising with me though. luckily one of my good friends has been planning this for the same amount of time that i have aswell and he's coming from texas to meet me here in oklahoma in his 1G Talon AWD, so it should be a lil more fun having another friend to cruise with on the way there


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/17/11 04:34 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Quoting mountaineerjeff:

Quoting GSX_TC:

Lol sell your soul?




yes, literally, not a KIA.

so far it hasnt added up to much, so in the mean time Im just working the corner.





Lol i wish i could drive by and say, "Got the Time" Lol


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/17/11 10:49 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

just gave her a bath =)












and Finally my Friend Rob showed up and my mom even came along for the trip =)










well thats all, for now. we leave first thing in the morning. 20 hours to go! =D


onesickcrx
(Brother of the Year)
08/18/11 12:16 AM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

So your rad is leaking coolant?

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/18/11 02:19 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Yeah a very tiny pin hole that takes like 8 hours before the needle wants to start wondering over to the hot side

onesickcrx
(Brother of the Year)
08/18/11 03:42 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Would you like me to bring a stock good rad with me to Ohio? So you can make your trip home a little easier?

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/18/11 03:55 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

I won't have any extra money for it though bro.

Passing through Missouri now, will post the picture later on. =)


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/18/11 08:42 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Just got to Indiana, gonna go ahead and push through the last 5 hours to get to Ohio. Should get there by 1am 

IncorpoRatedX
(I'm an idiot...)
08/18/11 10:42 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

48 hours before shoot out and i find this...

click


it'll be back together tomorrow, if not.. i'll take the galant vr4 i bought this afternoon


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/18/11 11:03 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

well we just stopped at a hotel like 4 hours from ohio. we are wayyy too tired to try and make the drive all the way there. anyways here are the pics from earlier





mountaineerjeff
(<3 NJ)
08/19/11 01:01 AM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

just noticed your awesome rear camber, lol for some reason that pic really brought my eye to it...well hopefully Ill see ya tomorrow.

Hksvr4
(The New Vettel)
08/19/11 08:19 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

nice. Love road trips!

mountaineerjeff
(<3 NJ)
08/19/11 08:33 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

well it looks like im not making it. I better make a huge appearance at the 20 yr anniversary then I guess

CutlassJim
(poop load of room)
08/19/11 09:30 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Quoting mountaineerjeff:

just noticed your awesome rear camber, lol for some reason that pic really brought my eye to it...well hopefully Ill see ya tomorrow.




If you like camber you'll love my van.



a2vr4
(Boot Strap Bill's boy)
08/19/11 09:49 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

^ Please tell me the expo is coming to shootout! I miss mine so much... I hope to be at NRP on sunday for the race, gots to work on saterday all day
~Brian A.Moreno


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/19/11 10:13 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

ok guys just made it here this morning and was here for the Dyno day/meet and greet. i had a blast! Finally met Dave Buschur, Mike Reitman, Lofty, and Slanted J. and the guys from Dsport magazine and cant wait to Meet Shep tomorrow. just now i saw that dude with that dark 4G63 powered E30 BMW pull into our motel. shit sounded sick man!

anyways heres a few pics of us getting there this morning.







curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
08/20/11 12:08 AM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Sorry to tell you this but the Huron river from Lake Erie and underground caves have caused this years 19th annual shootout to be postponed

Sinkhole is just behind the grandstand and the cave leads under the grandstand under the track turns and runs almost parallel to the track so officials and city engineers have deemed it unsafe and there not even sure where it ends.






curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
08/20/11 12:11 AM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

That screwed you up didn't it.













...I'm just pissed I can't go

Yea Yea been cussed before

Actually thats pictures of the sinkhole at the Charlotte motor speedway Nascar big track. Have a good weekend and post bunches of pictures and videos for us poor guys that couldn't go.


Launch
(Member +)
08/20/11 12:37 AM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio


Shep looking for a mouse


mountaineerjeff
(<3 NJ)
08/20/11 01:22 AM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Quoting curtis:

That screwed you up didn't it.
...I'm just pissed I can't go

Yea Yea been cussed before

Actually thats pictures of the sinkhole at the Charlotte motor speedway Nascar big track. Have a good weekend and post bunches of pictures and videos for us poor guys that couldn't go.




I was so like, hahaha, lol, Im glad I couldnt go.

maybe me and you can caravan up next year, the 20th should be way better anyway


donkeylips
(Swapped Female Parts)
08/20/11 01:43 AM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

So I had no intention of actually going to the shootout, but I drove to Sandusky, OH to meet my girlfriend and her family at Cedar Point this weekend. So by complete coincidence I am here right now! There is an Evo 8 outside of our hotel!

I want to see some Galants, so PM me if you want to meet up!


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/20/11 07:30 AM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

lot of new guys showed up overnight. current time over here is 732am. gonna be leaving here soon to norwalk to check out all the other guys. lots of pics will be taken today. and hopefully Shep will make an appearance.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/20/11 08:11 AM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

here are a few teaser pics for the guys that couldnt make it though:thumb:





and yes thats a 4G63 in that Ford =)









vtecds1
(linkfail)
08/20/11 06:56 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Glad to see Yusef is still alive and kickin'!!!

dewman
(searches...with eyes closed )
08/20/11 07:14 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Snap any pics of Buschur's secret dynoflash evo?

3rdstrikedsm
(Now mandatory for Wendy's Chili to come with cheese)
08/20/11 08:25 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Quoting vtecds1:

Glad to see Yusef is still alive and kickin'!!!




He just made 795whp on Buschurs Mustang dyno yeaterday which is pretty solid for a street car.


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/20/11 08:47 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

yeah he's changing his rear diff right now in the parking lot. said the old one was crunching.

3rdstrikedsm
(Now mandatory for Wendy's Chili to come with cheese)
08/20/11 09:25 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Wow he just changed it before he left a few days ago

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/20/11 09:51 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

I cant wait to see that one and Mike's 900 HP one on the track tomorrow!!

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/21/11 10:41 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

dam that was badass man, best time i ever had! I got the pictures i wanted to take like me shaking Sheps Hand and me shaking Dave Buschurs hand, now im gonna frame them and hang em on my wall=D. I have LOTS of pics and vids and will post them alllllllll up when i get back to Cali. I hope i can bring my 1g next year. well i hit the road back to california tonight at 4am. wish me luck guys =)

IncorpoRatedX
(I'm an idiot...)
08/22/11 10:27 AM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

i saw you packing, we camped at milan again last night, you came this far and not even going to cedar point??

thecman02
(too lazy to look)
08/22/11 11:40 AM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

It was fun meeting up with you some of you guys.










Crappy cell phone pics ftl.


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
08/22/11 01:21 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Great Shootout the galants in the past couple years have been lacking maybe 1 or 2.. but this year there were a bunch.. Met up with GSXTC and Wizard both damn good people. Hopefully Mike you make it home ok!.. Other than being harrassed by cops the entire shootout it was probably the best ive been to. The weather on race day was a little rainy at first but perfect later on mid 80s and slight breeze. Way better then the 120 temps on the track last year. Lots and lots of broken cars but i mean what eles can you say other than this!






Jesse


PolskiVR4
(Will take advange of children for carbon fiber)
08/22/11 01:36 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

That Q16 class this year was amazing. Every car was in the nines or lower. If I remember correctly the elite 8 were all in the 8's! Plus it was nice to see that the semi finals were all DSM's and no Evo's. Just a little personal preference

DR1665
(Kill him in the face with Wilson Phillips)
08/23/11 12:39 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Nice to see you guys managed to get all those Galants together. :P

It was pretty cool to meet a SoCal GVR4 brother for the first time all the way in Norwalk, Ohio. I was planning to skip the 2012 Shootout, but seeing someone from SoCal made the drive (in one of the cleanest GVR4s around, by the way), and getting called out by a couple 2GNT autox friends, I guess I'm going to start budgeting now.

Gonna try to talk boostedinaz into rolling. If we can find three guys willing to split gas/hotel costs and drive straight through, we could have 3 GVR4s (including you, SoCal Mike) rolling out of Phoenix next year. That would be epic.

PS: Don't forget: turbomac.


IncorpoRatedX
(I'm an idiot...)
08/23/11 02:03 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

I just got home today, nice meeting some board members, wish i could have met up with ya driggs, had roller coasters to ride though.

the two most important parts for me; all the galants present and my girlfriend had a blast.


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/23/11 02:19 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Hey guys I'm in Texas heaving west bound on the 40, my VR4 has sprung a small oil leak near the underside of the turbo area. Most likely my drain. Anyways it's leaking kinda fast to where itll almost be empty in 3 hours. I don't have the Money or time to fix it right now. I just wanna make it back to California safely so I can fix it there. Can anybody that lives along the way (new Mexico,Arizona) hook me up with some oil? I don't have enough money to keep buying oil every time I stop for gas.

IncorpoRatedX
(I'm an idiot...)
08/23/11 03:52 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Take a break and try to fix it! Sorry to hear that bud, driggs should be in arizona by now, not sure who else is out that way.

DR1665
(Kill him in the face with Wilson Phillips)
08/23/11 06:24 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

PM sent.

DR1665
(Kill him in the face with Wilson Phillips)
08/23/11 06:35 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Tried calling Mike. No answer. Sent a text. It's about 7hrs to PHX from ABQ. I've got oil and drain gasket on hand and willing to help out.

Calling Mike O. in ABQ to see if he's around, able to lend a hand sooner.


boostedinaz
(Fatty McButterpants)
08/23/11 06:36 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Quoting GSX_TC:

Hey guys I'm in Texas heaving west bound on the 40, my VR4 has sprung a small oil leak near the underside of the turbo area. Most likely my drain. Anyways it's leaking kinda fast to where itll almost be empty in 3 hours. I don't have the Money or time to fix it right now. I just wanna make it back to California safely so I can fix it there. Can anybody that lives along the way (new Mexico,Arizona) hook me up with some oil? I don't have enough money to keep buying oil every time I stop for gas.




I got 5 quarts of generic oil you can have if you cruise through. We might be even be able to fix it. Feel free to PM me.


DR1665
(Kill him in the face with Wilson Phillips)
08/23/11 06:41 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Just got a text from Mike. He stopped "somewhere in New Mexico" to bust out the tools and try fixing it. (Tightening the clamps on the drain. Keep your fingers crossed, gents.)

I've since left a message (and his number) with ktmrider up in ABQ just in case he's in the country and can lend a hand.

So, for the record, Mike has an oil leak up in Mike's neck of the woods in NM. Michael down here in PHX is offering oil, as am I. Banned Mike would also be down to help if he weren't banned. :P

Keep us posted, SoCal.


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/23/11 07:34 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Ok so I stopped at some gas station in new Mexico, busted out my floor jack and tools, got underneath her and tried to see if I can fix the leak. I tightened a clamp for the oil drain and it seems to have stopped the leak. I'm gonna stop again soon and check my oil level to see if it actually fixed it.

onesickcrx
(Brother of the Year)
08/23/11 07:55 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Best of luck dude

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/23/11 08:58 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Well I just pulled over for gas and oil level is the same. I guess I fixed it. Thanks for the support guys.

DR1665
(Kill him in the face with Wilson Phillips)
08/23/11 09:27 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Rock on, Mike. You've got my number. If shit hits the fan between wherever the hell you are now and home, don't hesitate to give me a call so I can rally the troops. You done us all proud, making that drive the way you did. I've been going to the Shootout since 2003-4 and have never had the balls (or money) to make the drive.

Next year, we roll three deep out of Phoenix, will a full spares package and tools.


IncorpoRatedX
(I'm an idiot...)
08/23/11 09:30 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Good work man! Almost there.

oldman_tau
(Member)
08/23/11 10:03 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

nice! at least we know we have brothers willing to help out. good luck. have a safe trip Mike.

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
08/23/11 10:08 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

You all got help in Ohio if shit hits the fan next year.



Jesse


thecman02
(too lazy to look)
08/23/11 10:35 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Good to hear a quick tighten job did the trick!

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/23/11 11:03 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Quoting DR1665:

Rock on, Mike. You've got my number. If shit hits the fan between wherever the hell you are now and home, don't hesitate to give me a call so I can rally the troops. You done us all proud, making that drive the way you did. I've been going to the Shootout since 2003-4 and have never had the balls (or money) to make the drive.

Next year, we roll three deep out of Phoenix, will a full spares package and tools.





Hey thanks buddy! Sounds like a plan, maybe next year I can bring my VR4 again and my GST. Thinking about having a friend trailer out my GST while I follow in the VR4. That way I can do the Dyno day on Friday, autocross on sat and a couple of passes on Sunday. We should def all cruise out there together though man

Update: just got into Arizona. Gettin killer Miles to the gallon


Alainb7
(Junior Member)
08/23/11 11:55 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

I add 1200 miles on the car to go there!

Came from Montreal, Quebec, Canada with my Crazy canadian friends!

Everything went great!










GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/24/11 01:43 AM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

That white one is a real VR4?

Alainb7
(Junior Member)
08/24/11 08:05 AM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

A 2000GTX (Galant GSX) Same as VR4 exept 4G63NT, leather seat, ATX, 3 bolt read diff and no AWS.
The engine as been replace for a 4G63T, 4bolt LSD upgrade and transmission/Torque converter moddified.


IncorpoRatedX
(I'm an idiot...)
08/24/11 09:58 AM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

i was going to try to find you and offer you a stock front bumper. The performance mods almost make the car cool, but i cant even stand looking at it with that front bumper.

Alainb7
(Junior Member)
08/24/11 11:02 AM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Here is why I need this bumper...






conquesttsi
(Member)
08/24/11 11:21 AM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio




You missed an angle :P


Gombos
(Junior Member)
08/24/11 11:31 AM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

It was nice to meet you guys at the shootout!! We'll have to get a group together to go on an all galant cruise or something next year.

IncorpoRatedX
(I'm an idiot...)
08/24/11 11:53 AM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Quoting AlainB7:

Here is why I need this bumper...




doesnt justify it.


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
08/24/11 01:08 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Man i didnt realize there were so many of us up there. sorry i missed most of you guys. I talked with who ever was selling the white JDM bumper. Hopefully ill meet up with the rest of you guys next year.



Jesse


DR1665
(Kill him in the face with Wilson Phillips)
08/24/11 03:15 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

I'm going to assume Mike make it back to San Clemente. God. I bet the weather is nice there. (It always is.)

Mike Gombos, it was nice to meet you too. You've definitely put in the effort on that car. No way I would have suspected it was a barn find.

I'm already talking to guys here in Phoenix about rolling out. Boostedinaz is starting to reassemble 1101, so maybe we'll make it happen. Don't think he's ever been to the DSMSO before. As everyone here knows, it's a good time.


mountaineerjeff
(<3 NJ)
08/24/11 03:34 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Quoting AlainB7:

Here is why I need this bumper...




dual trans coolers? and that oil cooler looks like it is begging to bottom out on something.


boostedinaz
(Fatty McButterpants)
08/24/11 04:11 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Quoting DR1665:

Boostedinaz is starting to reassemble 1101, so maybe we'll make it happen. Don't think he's ever been to the DSMSO before.






Alainb7
(Junior Member)
08/24/11 08:49 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Quoting mountaineerjeff:

Quoting AlainB7:

Here is why I need this bumper...




dual trans coolers? and that oil cooler looks like it is begging to bottom out on something.




I am french and my english is not perfect, I am not shure of whath you mean.

Yes is it 2 transmision cooler.
It is din plated oil cooler plug in serie. On the passenger side, the 2 oil cooler behind is the old cooler, I put it there because after install the 2 cooler I found that I didnt have the wright -an fitting, so I just ty-rap the old oil cooler there temporarely to o back home. The old cooler is no more there.

I had to have these cooler because my transmission was overheating. The Torque converter is a Hight stall one. (3800 rpm)so it is generating a lot of heat. And the 1G transmission doesn't have a lock-up, so torque converter always generating heat.

With 2 regular cooler (the one you see behing the passager din plated one) + the internal circuit in prestone rad, the temperature at output of Torque converter was at 240f at 70mph and didnt go lower. In city it was around 210f.(45mph)

With the 2 din plated oil cooler the temparature is now at 165f on higway at 70 mph and 150f in city (45mph)

The evo 9 FMIC as also have a lot of breathing VS the vr4 bumper. I can run 28psi of boost daily drive on my 16G EVO III turbo without any problem of knock.


IncorpoRatedX
(I'm an idiot...)
08/24/11 09:10 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

look, you can try to justify that bumper any way you want, but it's not going to make any of us think it looks good.

put the two coolers above the fmic in line with the grill, put a stock vr4 front bumper on and i garuntee you'll cool adequately. There's no excuses for rice!

your sig says "go fast with class" take your own advice.


Alainb7
(Junior Member)
08/24/11 10:06 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

If you dont like it, ok, it is your choice, me I like it. How you are to tell everybody here not like it?
each person has his own taste, if we would taste all the same, life would be boring.

Dont be so smart with me!


IncorpoRatedX
(I'm an idiot...)
08/24/11 10:09 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

it's not just me man.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/25/11 12:18 AM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Lol anyways...

Got home real late lastnight. OMG i was sooo tired man, i was so close to fallin asleep but also soo close to being home aswell. anyways pics are coming, got 690+ pics and alot of vids. keep an eye out for my HUGE thread. hopefully it'll be done tomorrow.


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/25/11 12:47 AM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Quoting DR1665:

Nice to see you guys managed to get all those Galants together. :P

It was pretty cool to meet a SoCal GVR4 brother for the first time all the way in Norwalk, Ohio. I was planning to skip the 2012 Shootout, but seeing someone from SoCal made the drive (in one of the cleanest GVR4s around, by the way), and getting called out by a couple 2GNT autox friends, I guess I'm going to start budgeting now.

Gonna try to talk boostedinaz into rolling. If we can find three guys willing to split gas/hotel costs and drive straight through, we could have 3 GVR4s (including you, SoCal Mike) rolling out of Phoenix next year. That would be epic.

PS: Don't forget: turbomac.




LOL at the turbomac haha i remember you saying that along with other creative ones, cant wait till next year man, im gonna try to bring 2 of my cars out there this time. im thinking of getting Rob to get a truck and a trailer and trailer my GST out there and follow in the VR4 or something, that way i can do the dyno for Friday, autocross on saturday and a few passes down the track on sunday. we'll see what happens. either way we all should start planning now and saving up for next years. i think it would be AWESOME if we can get a lot of us to cruise out there togehter man, thats what i wanted to do this time but nobody wanted to. plus everybody was spread out so it was kinda impossible.


oldman_tau
(Member)
08/25/11 12:49 AM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Quoting GSX_TC:

Lol anyways...

Got home real late lastnight. OMG i was sooo tired man, i was so close to fallin asleep but also soo close to being home aswell. anyways pics are coming, got 690+ pics and alot of vids. keep an eye out for my HUGE thread. hopefully it'll be done tomorrow.




nice to hear you got home safe mike!


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/25/11 01:10 AM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Thanks anthony, yeah man that drive was hard man, I did the last part for like 20 hours straight. dont forget that i got those lugs for you in my trunk.

Alainb7
(Junior Member)
08/25/11 08:10 AM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Quoting Alpha Male:

it's not just me man.




And the point is?

It doesn't give you the right to Puke on me like that.

Because you see newbie over my name you make your smart Guy? FYI i'm on this forum since 2005, my account was delete because I was a long Time without logging, I just came as visitor.

Anyway, I always have to ear on Dsm forum that Gvr4 are all uggly, here is the last forum I tought I Will have to ear comment on m'y car. We are all Grv4 antousiast here? Not, there is basher here also... My bad!!!

To return to the main object of that tread, when I ear from my buddy of DSMQuebec that a california Gvr4 came here, they where all impress, this is a real motivated guy! What a Nice road trip it should be!!!

Us we Made a convoy of 6 From Montréal Quebec Canada. 600 miles look notting beside california Guy!

Next year I Will be back again with my car. It is now my 5th Shoutout but the first one with my car, before I came with my VX to save gaz but now with no more transmission overheating problem and lean burn with narowband simulate And with SD I only consume 22mpg with an average speed of 70mph (some pull up to 120mpg) before my mpg average was more like 11 mpg


mountaineerjeff
(<3 NJ)
08/25/11 09:51 AM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Quoting Alpha Male:

it's not just me man.




1 sweet way to be respectful, If you acted like this at a meet I would probably slap you myself
2 thats actually a high dollar bumper that took a lot of work, its even more rare than AMG stuff
3 when it comes to car design people in different areas have different tastes, its called culture
4 the bumper doesnt look like its sagging or anything, unlike some USDM ones ive seen

so on a site with older grocery getters, we (since its not just you) are gonna rag on some one because he has something Rare, Done right, and Functional? sounds like it fits our cars perfectly?

troll all you want, sometimes its fun/funny but dont try and turn away a member of the community, theres not a lot of us the way it is.

and it doesnt matter if youre listed as a "newbie" or not, if you are new, then thats even more reason to be respectful. The guys that are on here a lot are a little more hard skinned, on some stuff.

BTW sweet auto setup. you should really look into a way to have a converter lockup. it makes a huge difference.


IncorpoRatedX
(I'm an idiot...)
08/25/11 01:06 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

I never said a word about his 'newbie' status and i commented on him doing the mechanical things right.

He said that he HAD to run the bumper, not that he WANTED to run the bumper, the way he laid it out was that he had to use that bumper to get proper cooling to his car. Have you seen the car in person?

You can do whatever you want to your car, if its your style, then its your style, but when you claim you had no other choice because you needed the cooling abilities, well, then you're just bullshitting.


Alainb7
(Junior Member)
08/25/11 04:50 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

Sorry if I dont use right word, english is not m'y first language and I may not use to use the propre word to explain what I Want to say. I first buy this Evo III bumber because a friend off mine sell it for cheap, and I Like it. The original bumper was vert uggly (2000GTX) and let just no air pass to cool down the vr4 OEM fmic and I buy a Evo IX fmic, so I need Space.

Here is a picture of the car with original bumper trimmer to try to have more air pass


mountaineerjeff
(<3 NJ)
08/25/11 05:09 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

I def get what you are trying to say though...and I think the car looks way better now. I dont mind the design...but personally if I was going to commit to running a front bumper like that, I would work on the whole kit. (same to those just running one AMG part) but I think it would be nice to get the rear, side skirts, and evo wing as well.

Alainb7
(Junior Member)
08/25/11 06:23 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

I already have a evo hood vent and rear spoiler, but evo IX one. My hood is nor on beta version. The good one is in the bodyshop to have a evo IX carbon fiber integrate to it. The vent I have actualu is a EVO III but cut out to fit the evo IX grill, the V shape is not exactly the same and I have to cut out the center section because EVO III had 2 small grill. And when he will paint it, I will bring him the front bumper because it is on the primer presently. I want also to cut out the bottom part of the bumper on sides to fit the VR4 side skirt

I would like to have a rear JDM bumper but the one at shoutout asking 300$, I foud it high price and need to be repaint bacause had severe scratch on it.



mountaineerjeff
(<3 NJ)
08/25/11 09:42 PM
Re: 19th Annual DSM Shootout Aug 20-21 2011 Norwalk, Ohio

I think the trimmed edit looks much better. get to work on it, and remember

Haters Gonna Hate.



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