Archangelcomp (Aaron Sarnacki)

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1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4
Zurich White Pearl

Ride of the Month Submission 3000GT/Stealth International June 2007

Body & Lighting

  • Clear Corner Lights
  • TechOne 6000k Low Beam HID's
  • "Useless Junk" delete (misc. heavy parts!)
  • Countless hours of hand washing and waxing ;)

Suspension & Wheels

  • SSR D5R's, 18x9.0
  • BFGoodrich GeForce T/A KDW2's, 265/35/18
  • KSport Coilovers, ~1.75" drop
  • Crossdrilled & Slotted zinc coated rotors
  • Hawk HPS Semi-Metallic Pads
  • Custom painted calipers, red w/ white lettering
  • 3SX Adjustable Rear Control Arms

Electronics

  • Greddy Emanage Ultimate, stage 3 wiring
  • AEM Wideband O2 gauge & sensor
  • Shivers Hybrid Datalogger Cable
  • Palm M515 with "custom" charging & logging cable
  • Electronic boost and oil pressure gauges
  • Blitz DSBC Spec-R
  • Apexi turbo-timer
  • Escort Passport 8500
  • Red tach & speedo with Mitsubishi emblem and "VR-4"

Interior

  • Cianci A-Pillar triple gauge pod
  • Custom "Twin Turbo" floor mats
  • New leather shift & e-brake boot replacements

Engine

  • New TD04 15G's
  • Evo 560cc Injectors
  • EK2 rail loop, FP gauge and spark plug cover
  • AEM AFPR w/ rail adapter
  • K&N FIPK
  • Dejon Tool hard intake pipes
  • GT-PRO polished Y-Pipe
  • Snow Performance Methanol Injection
  • Greddy Type-S BOV
  • MSD Superconductor 8.5mm wires
  • EGR delete, emissions delete, vac reduction.
  • IPS Motorsports 3" Downpipe
  • Custom 3" dual exhaust to 2 Apexi-N1 cans
  • EGR Blockoff Plates
  • Hotwired Walbro 255LPH Fuel Pump
  • Chrome Powder coated Valve cover

Audio

  • Kenwood KVT-715DVD 7" wide touchscreen DVD player
  • JL Audio 4 channel amp
  • Audiobahn 800rms/1600pk
  • Kicker Solo-Baric L7, 15" 1000rms/2000pk
  • JL Audio door speakers, 6x9's and tweeters

In The Works (aka my basement)

  • 1999 Front Bumper & splitters
  • 1999 Headlights & Corners
  • DSM Sidemount Intercoolers (1 so far!)
  • Red Interior Lighting

My Story

About 10 years ago I found myself drooling over an incredibly sporty and low car parked next to the local dry cleaner's. I had no idea what it was, I just knew that it looked fast...and probably was. Applying my current knowledge, this car was a black 2nd gen 3000GT SL. I remember telling my mom that I would own that exact car someday. She didn't quite believe me.

Fast forwarding a few years, I'm on the market for a car. I jumped onto AutoTrader and found a newly listed black 2nd gen 3000GT SL about 100 miles from me in New Hampshire. I called them and gave a credit card number to let them know I was serious. The next day I drove down, cash in hand. I was sold on it about ten seconds into the test drive. I had a permanent grin for the rest of the day. It was my best impulse buy to date.

A few years after my first purchase, I happened to look at the local classifieds. As I was reading through, a certain acronym popped out at me. "VR-4". An incredibly low mileage '94 with pearl white paint and black leather was for sale only about an hour away. I immediately called and set up a test drive. The rest, as they say, is history.

After about a week, the mod bug bit me VERY hard. I had big plans, and was very good at talking myself into whatever it was that I wanted to buy. Slowly everything started being pieced together, I wanted a very respectable number at the wheels and a clean and complimenting exterior. This car is very far from completed...if it can ever be truly completed. Additional parts roll in every few weeks, forever furthering my project.

This car has taken more of my time, money, sanity and flesh than anything else on this earth. Sometimes I wonder...why? Why didn't I just pay for college? Then I will go for a drive, or spend a weekend with another 3/S nut...and the answer hits me. The pure satisfaction of being behind the wheel, the lifelong friends that I have gained along the way and the looks on bystander's faces. A person should not enjoy washing and buffing a car for over 18 hours, but I do. This car is truly my first love, and my true passion.

-archangelcomp

This article originated from a thread or post on 3000GT/Stealth International. (2320)