Ifithas2be (Justin Lim)

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

1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4

3SI Member #1915


  • 3SNY Stage 1 turbos
  • Unorthodox Racing Underdrive Pulley

Intake / Exhaust

  • Stillen Intake
  • AAM Y-pipe
  • DN Performance Polished Intake Pipes
  • Greddy Type - S Blow off valve
  • Borla Cat-back Exhaust
  • Straight Pipe

Electronics & Meters HKS EVC Boost Controller

  • HKS Turbo Timer
  • NGK Type-R Spark Plugs
  • MSD 8.5mm Ignition Wires
  • MSD DIS-4 Ignition Amplifier
  • JDM Speedo
  • Greddy 60mm Boost Gauge
  • Greddy 60mm EGT Gauge
  • Autometer Carbon Fiber Series A/F Ratio Gauge
  • Apexi S-AFC
  • Viper Alarm


  • 99 Sail Panels
  • 99 Rear Spoiler
  • 2nd Gen. Carbon Fiber Hood
  • Bomex Side Skirts
  • Bomex Rear Bumper
  • 3SNY Front Bumper
  • Bozz Speed Headlight Scoop
  • Bozz Speed Taillight Conversion Kit
  • Sparco Hood Pins
  • PIAA Super Silicone Wipers
  • JDM Taillights


  • Denso 660cc Injectors
  • Denso Fuel pump


  • KYB GR-2 Struts
  • Tein S-Tech Springs


  • Stillen Front Cross Drilled Rotors
  • Matrix Brake Pads


  • 3KGT Short Throw Shifter Version 3
  • Mark Williams 300M Output Shaft
  • ACT Clutch Kit


  • SSR Professor SP-1 18 x 9
  • 265/35/18 BF Goodrich KDW2


  • Audiobahn 10" Flame Compression Subwoofer (3)
  • Audiobahn 1200 Watt Amplifier A12001DQ (2)
  • Audiobahn 5 Farad Capacitor ACAP501Q
  • Kenwood Excelon Interior
  • Kenwood Excelon Music Keg
  • Kenwood Excelon Headunit

My Story

In 2002 I was considering buying a brand new, fully loaded, Pontiac Firehawk. Then I started thinking. I can buy a 1991 VR-4 for about 7 grand and put about 8 grand worth of mods in it and kill firehawks all day long. I mean all wheel drive, all wheel steering, twin turbo, power everything, and black. I also figured I could save a ton on insurance because it’s an older car. So I purchased my 1991 3000GT VR-4 back in 2002 for 6700 dollars from a friend and the modding began.

I have had my ups & downs with the car. There were tons of times when I heavily considered selling my car, but I’m glad I didn’t. Since I’ve owned my car it’s changed my life. I met tons of cool people, on 3SI as well as off of 3SI. I met a girl who I started a friendship with cause of our common interest in 3S’s and now we’re dating. I started a great car club (3SNY – 3000GT / Stealth Club of New York), which lead me to meeting and becoming great friends with Ray Pampena. I like to think that some how that all the events that transpired since I’ve owned the car eventually lead to or at least played some role with Ray’s decision to open Pampena Motorsports. Which in turn provided the means for 3S owners across the nation, to have one of the best tuners in the world tune their cars. Funny how things work out, isn’t it?