IcelandGTO (Hjalti Sigurdsson)

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

1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4
Jet Black

Body:

  • 99 conversion front
  • 94 Stealth glass headlights
  • HID 8000k Xenon
  • All windows tinted, even the front wind screen
  • Private Number Plates ( 1BAD TT )

Suspension and Wheels:

  • K sport coilover
  • 3SX Adjustable Control Arms
  • 3SX Drilled performence Rotors
  • Devino 19"x9" Wheels
  • Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 255/30zr19
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Ride of the Month Submission 3000GT/Stealth International February 2008

Electronics:

  • Apexi AVCR Boost Controller
  • Apexi Safc 2 Fuel Computer
  • Apexi Rev/Speed Meter
  • Apexi boost gauge
  • Apexi Air fuel gauge
  • Blitz FATT dual turbo timer
  • SHiVeR's 94/95 Hybrid Datalogger

Interior:

  • Stock leather seats
  • 100% stock exept gauge pod

Engine:

  • Top end rebuild in spring 2009
  • Bottom end rebuild in spring 2010
  • HKS 3" downpipe
  • 3"straight pipes
  • Blitz nur spec mufflers
  • HKS cold air intake
  • HKS Super Sequential Blowoff Valve
  • Front mount intercooler
  • Exedy Clutch (Stage 2)
  • Fidanza Light Weight Aluminum Flywheel
  • 3SX Custom Crank Pulley
  • Aftermarket Y-pipe
  • Walbro 255 fuel pump, Rewired
  • 3SX Polished Spark Plug Cover

Audio:

  • stock head unit
  • stock trunk mounted 6 disk cd changer
  • Pioneer 360W rear speakers
  • Pioneer 200W front speakes

My Website:


My Story:

My story with my VR4 started in late 2005. At the time I had a 1993 SL, which caused me many problems and I had a mind to change into a better and more powerful car. One day in February 2006 I saw this car for sale at great price. It was rather ugly, bad paint, Bomex fiber plastic bumper, terrible wheels and the car was in 4x4 mod. At the time i didnt care about how ugly it looked. But slowly, I went to collect the accessories, first I had to change this devastating bumper out for 99 'front. Next were the wheels and Suspension. I continue to improve car until I had become very satisfied with the overall outcome in 2007. that year the VR4 took part in a local car show and got a good reception.

I also took part in many quarter mile competitions that summer w/the best time of 12.6@107. After the summer of 2007 the car went into storage during the winter as usual. While i was working to improve it for the summer . In the spring 2008 the car is back on the street, I took it to about 600 miles road trip in June. but after that I used the car very little, except one night then I decide to take it for a little drive down town. I was driving around a street that's known for street racing. Well, all of a sudden a taxi driver is half asleep and comes in from a side street just before i reach the intersection. I swerve and try to get past him but i crash into the taxi. An impreza was at the scene too and also crashed trying to swerve away. The police comes to take reports. A woman comes out and says to the police that "they" were racing(I was not). And subsequently the insurance company refuses to pay the damage. The frame was crooked by several inches. In fact, the frame was beyond repair.

Now I had to decide what I wanted to do. Whether I was going to leave this platform or try to rebuild the former glory of this car. The car was in storage over 2008. In the spring 2009 i buy a 1995 SL shell.. Well after ALOT and ALOT work( many many 24hours of straight work) and 100% body shell swap , (Z11A-FWD to Z16A AWD) Full 100% engine/turbo and gearbox rebuild Auto to 6speed ,SL to VR4 - wireing , interior , brakes even the same type of wheels are Purchased. The VR4 is back togeather. Only in a new shell but same heart. The "new" car looks 100% like the old one. This summer was very fun. The car has never been better or more beautiful. Put a lot of miles on it and it never broke down on me. After i pick it up from the winterstorage this spring (2010) it spins a rod bearing. It's currently back on the road after a full bottom end rebuild. This one will never be sold.

Video tribute to the VR4 > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGcSq2GXutE

-3SI member

FWD Auto SL to 6speed VR4 Swap Thread

August 2010 Gallery

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