Ok, so I posted this a while ago but it got erased somehow with a server swap so I really don't want to spend another hour splitting up my build into 10,000 character sections to post it on here, so I will just post the main points of it and the rest can be seen here: http://www.dsmtuners.com/forums/dsm-...ly-driver.html
Anyhow, here is the story
I was in love with my red 1995 GST and planned on keeping it and doing the AWD swap because I hated FWD. I bought all of the swap parts except for the transmission. I started collecting parts like fuel setup, turbo, ecmlink, etc. It was super clean for having 190,000 miles on it and ran perfect. Never had a problem with it the whole time I owned it. It had a few bolt-ons but nothing major done to it.
Here it is shortly before I sold it
What it looked like when it left my house
Sometimes I think I should have just kept that car and done the AWD swap but then I consider how much I like the GSX and I change my mind..Now, a little about the GSX since that is what this build thread is even for.
A local guy owned the GSX and I knew a little about it from friends and such. 50 trim turbo, cams, gram lights, lowered, looks amazing, etc. Well one night sitting at Hooters, a friend mentioned that the guy is trying to sell it and I immediately became interested. When I got the guys number I never really thought that a week later I would own a new car. Talked to the guy that night and got the low-down on the car. 1995 GSX with 115,000 miles and a fairly new paint job. It had been sitting for a good while and was recently moved to the guy’s friend’s house because it was about to get towed from the place it had been at. I went to look at it on a snowy day, the car was covered in snow and sure enough it wouldn’t even start. He said the e85 was probably bad since it had been sitting so long. The front bumper was taped on and there was barely any interior in the car. Inside was trashed, no headliner, carpet, nothing. Had an aftermarket sunroof in an original hard top car (Probably the most saddening thing about the whole car). The turbo had no filter on it and therefore had some shaft play and the HID wiring was a mess. None of this bothered me though; I was infatuated with the car for some reason. I should have just walked away then but I couldn’t, I wanted the car. Now you may be asking yourself why I was stupid enough to buy this car, let alone pay $4500 for it. Well, because underneath all of its problems, it had a good amount of cash in it, with many of the parts on it things that I already had and could then sell and make back my money.
Here is what was on the car when I bought it:
Turbonetics T3 50 Trim Turbo (Already had H1C)
Turbonetics T3 Manifold
Custom 5-bolt O2 Housing
3” Turbo-back Exhaust
1050cc FIC Injectors (Already had 1200cc RC Injectors)
Aeromotive AFPR (Already had)
255 Walbro Fuel Pump (Already had)
Gram Light 57c wheels (Had wheels on the GST)
Tokico Blue Shocks and Springs (Had Tein SS Coilovers on the GST)
HKS 272 Cams
Greddy FMIC (Had a VRSF FMIC)
Ecmlink V3 (Just bought, came in 2 days before I bought the GSX)
Speed Density Setup
Double Synchro 1-2 by Jacks Transmission
ACT 2600 PP (Already had same PP)
ACT Street Disk (Already had Southbend Clutch)
Rebuilt Head 10k ago
AEM Uego Wideband
Autometer Boost Gauge
Shaved spoiler, wiper, and antenna
I think that pretty much covers the majority of parts on it when I bought it. I sold my nearly stock 190k mile GST for $4,000 and bought the 115k mile GSX with mods for $4500. As you can see, I had quite a few spare parts and ending up selling some to recuperate my money. I then sold Ecmlink w/ ECU ($525), the Greddy FMIC ($250), and 255 Walbro Fuel Pump ($55) for a total of $850 which covered the difference in the car price and the taxes on the GSX. I then had a spare clutch, AFPR, all awd parts, and turbo. I swapped out the suspension from the GST to the GSX and then bought stock wheels to sell with the GST so I could keep my aftermarket wheels. So began the journey of fixing the numerous problems with the GSX and greatly increasing my knowledge of DSMs.
Last edited by Dyesuperman; 03-08-2013 at 04:56 AM.
Car was terrible when I got it, no interior, tune was shit, side skirt endcap was gone, bumper was taped on. Tons of things wrong with it. I swapped what parts I could from my gst over to the black gsx and started buying more parts to fix it and make it faster. I got it tuned and realized a slow spool issue was a bad turbo, so swapped that out with an hx35 and tuned it myself on E85. You can see it all in the build thread on DSMTuners if you like I will start this thread sort of recently and just continue from there.
April 22, 2012 - Finally dipped into the 11s
Since I first got into DSMs I knew I wanted to build something that looked good and went fast...something the majority of DSM owners kind of overlook. No offense to those people as having a fast car is nice, but there are some that are different and have both as well.
The motto of most people that have a heavily lowered car is "low and slow."...my motto is a little different. To be honest, I don't have a motto, but it isn't low and slow. Probably something more along the lines of "it's low, but no, it is not slow." Not very catchy but who gives a s**t. I know being so low doesn't really help with handling but it is a partial DD anyhow so it doesn't hit the curves too much (although when the tubular subframes get finished I may be correcting the suspension geometry :thumb.
Enough of the talk, here are the times and for reference, the car.
Mods are in my profile, boost is set at 26-27psi..it changed a little throughout the day but the 11 second pass was at 26psi
First pass of the day and first pass with the new turbo...bogged the launch pretty bad
Second pass I did a little better launch after raising the two step but I had to let out in second due to wheel hop
Third and final pass I got a decent launch and made it through the gears decently
All in all it was a good day. I am very pleased with the times and I know for a fact it has more in it because I was running rich the whole day and I haven't done a boost leak test in months...even after tearing the motor out and putting it back together :coy:
Oh and btw, this is a 125k mile stock 7 bolt block. It is driven damn near every day and is getting A/C put back in so I can drive it more during the summer. Comfortable streetcar FTW
Owner & Founder
Man I am in love seriously.
Why thank you, that means a lot coming from the founder of the site.. one of these days I may get to posting up the whole build again but for now this works haha.
Originally Posted by Elvis
I love it too man, i own a 3G but i want a 2G also
those polished advans looks great...nice build...need to see some vids from the track
Sweet love it... i miss the DSM scene i used to own a 90' GST (Only 2 pics i have on this PC)
Oh nice, my first car was actually a 3G Honestly, I could never go back to one haha
Originally Posted by Brainwasher
Thanks! I do have some track videos somewhere, I will see what I can find
Originally Posted by axela zoom
Not bad, DSMs are definitely easy to fall for (in a love/hate relationship lol). I have considered moving on to something else but I just can't get myself to sell this car. I love it and want to fix all of its issues first...but when I fix the issues I don't think I will consider moving on lol
Originally Posted by Spooled