Deathsled (Stephen Yarbrough)

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1996 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4 (Deathsled)

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August 2008 - Ride of the Month 3000GT/Stealth International

1996 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4
Black as night

3SI Member #2330

Body:

  • 99 front end conversion
  • Bomex side skirts
  • Bomex rear wing

Suspension and Wheels:

  • Intrax lowering springs
  • Rear control arms by Jerggy
  • Cusco adj. rear strut tower bar
  • Slotted rotors and Stillen pads
  • 17x9 5Zigen FN01R-C wheels in hyper black
  • beat out 245/45/17 Kuhmo Ecstas

Electronics:

  • Autometer Boost and A/F meter
  • Digital Tuning OBDII Pocket Logger

Interior:

  • Black and tan interior made from stock pieces
  • GReddy counterweighted shift knob

Engine:

  • Stock NA shortblock with 10:1 compression
  • TT heads and cams
  • Fidanza adj. cam gears on exhaust cams set to -3
  • MHI 13G turbos
  • DrWeldin's DSM side mount intercoolers
  • Desperado's custom braided oil return lines
  • Gutted cats
  • Stillen downpipe
  • HKS Super Drager Exhaust
  • Stock MAS with K&N FIPK
  • HKS SSQV BOV
  • 390cc injectors
  • AEM adj. fuel pressure regulator with robbeck FPR adapter
  • E2kmfg fuel rail loop and fuel gauge adapter
  • possibly some HKS fuel pump or so the legend goes
  • 3SX 2 inch single pass aluminum radiator
  • 3SX EGR blockoffs

Drivetrain:

  • RPS stage 3 pressure plate with ACT modified street disc
  • SFR LSD insert for 6speed Getrag
  • Fidanza flywheel
  • Maximal Performance solid front and rear motor mounts
  • JDM final drive or "MR" gears as some like to say

Audio:

  • some blaupunkt head unit with some blown out speakers


My Story (August 2008)

After having owned the original deathsled for some time the hankering came for some boost. My mother actually had purchased a pearl yellow 94 VR4 that I was extremely jealous of. Eventually I got tired of waiting for her to give it up so I set out for my own. My VR4 was originally from Georgia and was owned by an old school 3si member Hulk67(?). I actually saw this car get in an accident during what can only be described as an illegal street race a few years before it came into my possession. The car came to rest eventually in NC where I purchased it from 3SX. I drove it for a year with its previous set of mods until for some reason or another the engine gave out. For the past 3 years the car has slept in my garage as I slowly but surely replaced or modified almost every mechanical part of it. Only now has it awoken and come down off the jack stands, solely for the purpose of winning August 2008 ROTM and subsequently ROTY ;)

-deathsled


1992 Dodge Stealth Base (Original Deathsled)

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January 2006 - Ride of the Month 3000GT/Stealth International

1992 Dodge Stealth Base
Green

My Story (January 2006)

The deathsled and I were joined in the spring of '99. For years its SOHC motor has been like a best friend, enduring even the most punishing treatment from me with a willingness to forgive. Its modifications are few but tasteful. KYB shocks and Ground Control coilovers give the car a much more aggressive stance and increase road handling tremendously. The engine is outfitted with a K&N filter, Fidanza Flywheel, and Crane spark plug wires. The interior is treated to tan door panels from a 96 VR-4, custom brushed steel look plastic pieces, and green interior lights. The deathsled's external visual modifications are subtle. A 3000GT style spoiler adorns the back end along with the coveted "deathsled" emblem which has become near legend. The front end is topped off with the signature green snake eyes.


This article originated from a thread or post on 3000GT/Stealth International. (2043)