Oohnoo (Robert Prinz)

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2007 Ride of the Year 3000GT/Stealth International

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October 2007 - Ride of the Month 3000GT/Stealth International

1997 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4
Glacier Pearl White

Ride of the Month Submission 3000GT/Stealth International November 2006

3SI Member #1925

Body:

  • Stock
  • '99 Rear Garnish

Engine:

  • Merkel Racing short block
  • Ray Pampena Forged Rods and Forged Pistons
  • DR Stage III Heads
  • DR Street Cams
  • Custom Ported WRX 19t's w/TD04HL wheel w/3° clip
  • Ported Exhaust Manifolds
  • Denso 660 Injectors
  • PRO-M Maft
  • AEM FPR w/RobBeck© Adapter
  • Custom SS Fuel Lines
  • Hot Wired Denso Fuel Pump
  • DN Performance Intercooler Pipes
  • Dejon Intake Pipes
  • Custom DualCore FMIC by "oohnoo"
  • K&N FIPK
  • HKS SSQV BOV
  • Poly Engine Mounts
  • Undented Oil Pan
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Drivetain/Exhaust:

  • PST 2-Piece Carbon Fiber Driveshaft
  • ACT Clutch
  • Kittyless w/ Test Pipe
  • ATR Downpipe
  • Borla Catback

Electronics:

  • Apexi SAFC
  • Blitz SBC i-D
  • Defi Gauges – Boost, EGT, Water Temp, oil Temp, Oil Pressure, Fuel Pressure
  • AEM Wideband
  • MSD Knockbox
  • ’95 ECU w/Shiver’s Logger - “To be Installed”
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Suspension/Brakes/Wheels:

  • Intrax Springs
  • KYB Struts/Springs
  • DYI Adjustable Rear Control Arm’s
  • Rear Strut Bar
  • Summer Wheel/Tires - 19" VOLK Progressiv TE’s in Custom Black Pearl Chrome w/Toyo Proxes T1R’s
  • Winter Wheel/Tires - 18" Replica Chromies w/Continential ContiExtremeContact

Interior:

  • KatzSkin leather seat covers
  • Ohio Spyderman’s Short Throw Shifter

Audio:

  • Panasonic CQ-C8413U HU
  • Rockford Fosgate P4004
  • Front Speakers - Diamond Audio 6.5 Hex
  • Rear Speakers - Infinity Kappa 6x9's
  • Rockford Fosgate P6001bd
  • Sub – Diamond Audio 10" M6mkII in Smokin’s enclosure

My Website:


My Story:

I guess since I kept asking why there was no October ROTM I figured I'd might as well enter it. :)

I suppose it started when I first turned 40 and always wanted to get my dream car.....a 3000GT VR4. I found 3si and became quite fimilar with it and learned all I could and started to look around. Well after searching for almost 2 years I finally found my dream car in the 4-sale section here at 3si, a 1997 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4 in Glacier Pearl White. Only issue with it was that it was located in Tennessee. After having the car checked out I purchased her and had her shipped up here to New York.

As everyone knows once you get one the fun starts.......MODDING. The first thing I wanted to do with the car was switch over to synthetic oil so I brought my car down to the local dealer “Sunrise Mitsubishi” and had the engine flushed. Well the mechanic that was working on the car pulled me aside and told to me get the dent in the oil pan fixed asap, and that person just so happened to be Ray Pampena...need I say any more. Much of the work to the car I've done myself including reupholstering the seats, porting of the turbo’s/exhaust manifolds and my DSM IC's w/ 1 3/4" pipes which now I've gone to my Duel Core FMIC. I had Ray Pampena do the tuning on the car which netted me 440awhp @ 18psi on pump gas. Then we added some race gas and broke the TD04 record with 550awhp @ 26 psi. There was probably more left in her as we ran out of fuel pump. Since last year I've ran into some bad luck and blew a small piece of the ring lands off #4 & 6 pistons.

Well as any respected owner of a Mitsubishi 3000GT would do I decided to rebuild her. With that I pulled the motor and thankfully I had the help of my good friend Dave (My923ksl) to help me. Once we pulled the motor out I tore her apart and dropped her off at Merkel Racing to have Scott do his magic rebuilding it knifing the crank and using Ray Pampena's custom forged rods and forged pistons. With such a nice new motor you know I had to also install some DR Stage III heads and DR Street Cams. Once I got her back I assembled the motor and once again employed the help of Dave to help me drop her in. It's been an up and down journey with the weirdest of things happening. The latest being my Pro-M failed on me and as a result I had to get her tuned with the stock MAF which quickly ran outta air on the dyno which netted me only 415awhp @ 12psi. Don't worry I'll be back on the dyno real soon and hopefully get some new numbers that I can once again be proud of.

I would also like to take this time to thank my wife for supporting me and for putting up with my so called “habit”.

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