Hans@GZP (Hans Ertl)

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1994 Dodge Stealth RT/TT

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October 2005 - Ride of the Month 3000GT/Stealth International

1994 Dodge Stealth RT/TT
Lamborghini Murcielago Yellow

3SI Member #432

Modifications

  • 15g ported turbos
  • 680cc injectors
  • MAF-T
  • AEM FPR
  • Stillen DP
  • HKS Super Dragger
  • GZP FMIC
  • Fluidyne Radiator
  • Fidanza Cam Gears
  • S-AFC
  • Extrude Honed Intake Manifolds
  • Ohio Spyderman short shifter and 65mm TB
  • DN Intake Pipes
  • HKS EVC IV
  • AEM WB02
  • UR UDP
  • DN Headers and Rear Precat Elim
  • AC Delete
  • NX Interchiller
  • NX wet shot
  • NX Automatic Bottle Heater and Opener
  • Hot Wired Supra Fuel Pump
  • Cusco Rear Strut Bar
  • Intrax Springs
  • Enkei RP-01 17x9 Front 18x9.5 Rear
  • 99 Front End
  • Cianci Performance Viper Hood
  • Lambo Yellow Paint Job


My Story

I bought the car back in the summer of 2002 off of an autotrader ad that gatecrasher had so kindly showed me since he knew I was looking for a pearl yellow stealth. This was sitting on some used car dealership lot with a blown engine, mismatched paint on the front bumper, torn leather seats, and totally mismatched sizing on the tires. It had the stock chrome 94 stealth TT wheels which, in my opinion, look really bad. I immediately changed the wheels to a set of Enkei RP-01's while the car was still on the trailer. I also put on a 99 front end and pitroad m carbon fiber hood at the same time. The car was initially built with a low mileage junkyard engine (which is still in the car today) along with a set of new 13G turbos, a FMIC, HKS SSBOV, and a supra pump. Those were the main mods done to the car as soon as I got it started for the first time. It has gone through a lot of changes since the beginning and a hit and run by a tow truck made me decide to change the color of the car. The tow truck took out my driver side tail light and the whole rear 1/4 panel. I had a new 1/4 panel welded on and the whole car painted lamborghini yellow (engine bay and door jambs as well). Now it is what you see in the pics, and I'm pretty happy with it :).


1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL

1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL
Black

Ride of the Month Submission 3000GT/Stealth International August 2010

During the rebuild process it received the following mod list:

  • 98 SL engine
  • 5 speed fwd transmission
  • UR aluminum flywheel
  • UR aluminum underdrive pulley
  • Ksport coilovers
  • Custom 2.5" exhaust w/Apexi Dunk muffler
  • TEC front strut bar
  • 19x8.5 wheels
  • Hot rod black paint job
  • 99 headlights and turn signals
  • Customized Extreme Dimensions Version 2 front bumper
  • 2g headlight buckets
  • Full wiring swap (body and engine) from a 98 SL (flashable ECU)
  • Hoop spoiler
  • 99 sail panels
  • Full 2g body conversion
  • VIS Evo CF hood


My Story

I'm Hans Ertl and this is my 1991 3000GT. I'm member number 443 on here and my 3SI sticker says 432. The car was purchased brand new in March of 91 by my father and was handed down to me in April 1998. In the years I have owned it the car has gone through many setups and a lot of down time. It was the first car to have a documented automatic to manual trans conversion on 3si (back in 1999). This was after blowing up 3 automatic transmissions while spraying a 75 shot of nitrous.

The car also got a turbo conversion back in 2000. This was one of the first few to have been accomplished. Well, that lasted about 3 hours before it spun a bearing. After that, the car was put down for a while (about 9 years).

Last year the car was put together for the National Gathering in Memphis, TN. There the car won 2nd place best exterior modified. It made it to the East Coast Gathering in OC, MD this year as well as the National Gathering in Indy where it won 2nd place best exterior modified again.

Before the NG this year, Colt45GTO and I built a trailer out of the back half of a 97 SL to match my car. It was a gruelling 2 days with no sleep, but we pulled it off. Big thanks to him for the help. Without him and my neighbor we never would have had it done. Next on the list for the trailer is an integrated charcoal BBQ and a cooler.

This is what the car looked like for the 9 years it sat around.

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Here is what it looked like at last years NG and this years ECG.

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After the ECG I had wanted to change hoods. We had an old CF Viper hood that didn't fit (that we bought knowingly). Well, we went to test fit it, and low and behold... it did fit. So, we painted that to match the car and did a 6G74 swap in the process. The 6G74 has a set of twin turbo heads on it with oversized valves and turbo cams. It still has all of the same mods as the list above minus the TEC strut bar. With the new hood and engine, there just wasn't any room.

At the NG I did a quick reflash on the car's ECU which improved gas mileage 3 mpg while towing the custom trailer we had made (from 21 to 24 mpg). Big thanks to Gatecrasher for staying up late and making me a definition file before I left for the NG. At the last NG we had experimented with the flashing and found out that it works. So, this was the first 3/S with a flashed ECU. Lots of history with this car.

Here are some pictures of the car from this years NG with the custom car trailer.

This article originated from a thread or post on 3000GT/Stealth International. (2109)