J-Groove (John Hervert)

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December 2007 - Ride of the Month 3000GT/Stealth International

1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT (Twin Turbo Conversion)
Caracas Red

3SI Member #592

Body:

  • '99 Rear Garnish
  • '99 Head Lights

Suspension and Wheels:

  • 17X9 5Zigen FNO1RC
  • 1st gen TT Brake Upgrade
  • PRM/Carbing 3 point front strut bar
  • Addco F&R sway bars
  • Bradi Slotted Rotors
  • SCE Stiffening Bolts
  • Intrax Springs
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Electronics:

  • Defi Blue Racer boost & EGT
  • GReddy profec-b spec II
  • HKS Type 0
  • AEM UEGO WBO2
  • APEXi SAFCII
  • Mirage Corp. data logger
  • '93 TT ECU

Interior:

  • LeatherSeats.com black and charcoal with red stitching seats
  • Mobo Leathers black with red stitching shift and eBrake
  • Custom Door Sills
  • Cianci Duel Gauge Pod
  • Toni's blue interior led mod

Engine:

  • Ross 9:1 pistons
  • GReddy type S w/ Rob Beck adapter
  • IPS 3" cat back
  • Random Tech 3" high flow cat
  • Borla TT cat back
  • K&N FIPK
  • Walbro fuel pump
  • Fex-A-Lite fans
  • Koyo radiator
  • '99 style lifters
  • (Rob Beck 13T w/ 550cc injectors installing this month)

Drivetrain:

  • Ohio Spyderman short throw
  • Spec stageIII clutch
  • SFR LSD insert


My story:

I first got her in November of 1999, I had just turned 18. The 3S had always been a dream car for me ever since I first saw my neighbor's '91 Stealth R/T TT. My car was wrecked and totaled out by her first owner, this was not disclosed when I first bought the car, and actually did not learn about it until after I had the car for a couple of months. She had her fair share of problems due to the accident, but instead of letting go I wanted to fix what was wrong and learn while doing it.

Mods started light, aimed more at cosmetic (leather interior) than speed. After reading of Gatecrasher's TT conversion back in 2000 I knew that I wanted to go forced induction at some point.

After I got interested in AutoXing I started moding the suspension and brakes. Makes a world of difference. These FWD cars actually start to handle decently after some work. It was not until the beginning of 2006 that I started researching and slowly buying parts for forced induction. Anyone who hasn't already can read of my on going and crazy experience with my quest for more power; http://www.3si.org/forum/showthread.php?t=351127 fair warning. It may talk you out of TTing your N/A.

Though even with all my issues, I love my car and appreciate the time and money I've invested. If I had to do it all over again, there is no doubt that a 3S would still be in my driveway.


-John

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This article originated from a thread or post on 3000GT/Stealth International. (2044)