Xwire (Robert Von Morgan)

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

1993 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4
Red

3SI Member #1190

Fully Built "Race" Spec Engine

  • Bottom End
    • block "O-Ringed" with custom composite head gaskets
    • ARP main stud kit, for 4 bolt block
    • Weisco 3.1 liter 8.5:1 compression pistons
    • they are Polidine heat coated up top and slick coated on the sides
    • Pauter rods polidine slick coated with ARP rod bolts
    • Polidine coated cleavite rod and main bearings
    • Stock crank lightened and internally balanced to 10,000 Rpm's, Polidine slick coated
    • Stock block aligned honed and decked
    • Oil pump blueprinted, pressure increased
    • lightened aluminum crank pulley
    • ARP Head stud kit
    • polyurethane motor mounts
  • Heads
    • Receiver groove cut into head for custom "O-ringed" head gaskets
    • Stainless Industries Intake and Exhaust Valves
    • Polidine coated valve faces
    • Stainless Industries Titanium locks and retainers
    • Stainless Industries "High" lift dual springs
    • Stage XXX Race Port and Polish (Peak Performance) complete
    • Polidine coated combustion chambers and exhaust ports
    • Fidanza "New Line" cam gears

Intake System

  • 75MM Polished Ford style Throttle Body w/ IAC and TPS sensor
  • Custom made "sheet metal" intake manifold, on the 3RD version, 4Th is on the way
  • Port matched ½ inch spacer for manifold
  • Port-matched stock lower intake manifold, stud kit for lower to upper intake manifold

Fuel System

  • Stock tank "sumped" by Morgan's Motorsport's
  • Areomotive 11101 Fuel Pump mounted in rear right under bumper on passenger side
  • -10 AN aluminum hard fuel feed line
  • Areomotive Fuel Filter
  • BG Y Block 10 in two 8 output
  • -8 AN aluminum hard fuel lines, wrapped with header tape and heat shielding
  • EK2 fuel rails -8 AN inputs and outputs
  • Areomotive Fuel Pressure Regulator two 8 AN in
  • 980 cc Precision Turbo fuel injectors

Exhaust System

  • Custom-made equal length headers made by Virtual Works in Las Vegas, NV, wrapped with header tape
  • Custom made crossover pipe also from Virtual Works, wrapped with header tape and custom made aluminum heatsheild
  • Custom mandrel 3" downpipe, wrapped with header tape
  • All exhaust under hood ceramic coated by Jet-Hot, and then wrapped with header tape
  • Lots of heat wrap for crossover and down pipe, did mention the header tape??
  • Apexi N1 "cat-less" back 3" to 4" mandrel bent exhaust resonator and muffler baffle removed (is a "little" loud)

Ignition System

  • Ignition control module removed (AEM/DIS controls it now, thanks John Reed)
  • MSD DIS4 ignition box
  • custom made ignition system by Morgan's Motorsport's. is a Coil On Plug setup using 300M coils
  • NGK IK24 spark plugs gapped at .026

Turbo

  • Precision Turbo PT67
  • External TIAL 60MM waste gate
  • Stainless steel oil feed and return lines

Intercooler System

  • Spearco 2-261 water cooler custom modified by Flores Fabrications
  • 6 gallon water tank mounted in trunk of car
  • 260 LPH water pump for water cooler system
  • One 48"x24"x2" radiator with 900CFM fan controlled by AEM off of air temp input (thanks John Reed) mounted behind front bumper cover
  • 8AN aluminum hard lines connecting everything
  • Red silicon connectors & "t-bolt" clamps
  • TIAL Blow Off Valve

Dress Up

  • Polished items:
    • Shaved and polished front and rear valve cover
    • Upper "sheet metal" intake, with brushed Mitsubishi Logo
    • Spearco water-cooler

Cooling System

  • C&R racing aluminum dual pass radiator
  • Dual 10 inch FAL cooling fans
  • hard radiator hoses, powder coated silver
  • Oil cooler replaced with 24"x18"x2" radiator with 900CFM fan

Drive Train

  • 6-speed conversion, stock transmission rebuilt by BrettB. W/speedfreaks LSD for front
  • New transfer case
  • Fidanza lightweight flywheel
  • 6 puck sprung hub clutch disc
  • PST one piece carbon fiber drive shaft
  • rear differential. replaced with 6 speed differential

Brakes

  • Stillen performance cross-drilled rotors front and rear
  • RS4 brake pads on rear
  • EBC Green brake pads on front
  • Goodridge G-stop stainless steel braided Brake Lines
  • Calipers all high heat painted bright red

Suspension

  • JIC true coil-over setup front and rear, Swift springs 1200 front and 800 rear

Electronics

  • AEM plug and play engine management system
  • FJO wide band O2 sensor, mounted in place of the factory fuel gauge in instrument cluster
  • AEM 3.5 bar MAP sensor
  • Dodge IAT sensor (does not heat soak as bad as the GM style)
  • boost control handled by AEM, two switch options, both off=15 psi waste gate pressure, switch #1 on=22 psi for pump gas racing, switch #2 on=30~psi and the race gas tune in the AEM (different ignition map and fuel map thanks John Reed)

Gauges

  • Autometer Nexus boost gauge (left A-pillar)
  • FJO round wide band O2 display (replaced fuel level sender)
  • Autometer Nexus oil pressure (stock center three)
  • Autometer Nexus water temperature gauge (right A-pillar)
  • Autometer Nexus oil temperature gauge (right A-pillar)
  • Autometer Nexus EGT gauge (left A-pillar)
  • Autometer Nexus fuel pressure gauge (stock center three)
  • Autometer Nexus nitrous pressure gauge (stock center three)
  • Reverse Euro-glow black face gauges on new gauge cluster (speed & RPM)
  • Mini MSD shift light mount on top of steering column

Body Exterior

  • Full 1999 conversion
  • Headlight buckets
  • Headlights
  • Side markers
  • Front bumper cover
  • Side skirts
  • Door covers
  • Rear bumper
  • Sail panels
  • Rear wing
  • Cianic Victory Viper Style hood
  • New 1999 Carcus Red Paint by Dodge Auto Body
  • Windows tinted to 5%
  • Removed rear antenna
  • Removed rear wiper
  • TRUE GTO, Mitsubishi and MR badges on rear

Body Interior

  • Bride racing seats, recovered Black with Red vinyl
  • Aluminum accents everywhere
  • Removed rear seats
  • All amps flush mounted and fiber-glassed (painted to match body) where rear seats used to be
  • Sub box also flush mounted in rear of car
  • Custom vinyl all through out car

Stereo

  • Alpine CVA-1003 flip out LCD screen head unit
  • Alpine CHA-1214 12 disc CD changer
  • Panasonic CX-DV700U mobile DVD player
  • Rockford Fosgate BD1000.1 sub-woofer amplifier
  • Rockford Fosgate BD400.4 mids and highs amplifier
  • Rockford Fosgate FNX 2614 times two 6.5 inch separates mounted in the front and rear stock locations
  • Rockford Fosgate FNQ2404 4 inch mids mounted in the center vents above climate control
  • Rockford Fosgate dual 10" DVC sub-woofers
  • Optima ULT-9002-002 sealed Red Top battery mounted in the hatch area
  • Stinger expert series battery connectors
  • Stinger 200 amp circuit breaker for car power in rear by battery
  • Stinger 180 amp circuit breaker for stereo power in rear by battery
  • Stinger 200 amp ANL fuse at front of car
  • Stinger expert series distribution block at front of car to feed all electrical supplies for car
  • Stinger 0 gauge power cable one feed to amplifiers and one feed to front to power car
  • Stinger 1 farad expert capacitor cap
  • Stinger digital MAXI fused distribution block one 0 gauge input two 4 gauge output and two 8 gauge output
  • Stinger 4 gauge power cable feeding BD1000.1
  • Stinger 8 gauge power cable feeding BD400.4 and crossover
  • MTX RTX03A electronic crossover
  • Stinger Helix series RCA interconnects used through out
  • Stinger PRO series 10 gauge speaker wire used through out


My Story

I bought this 1993 3000GT VR4 Nov of 99 with just under 100k miles on it. I was very very happy with it and a week later sold my 70 1/2 Camaro as I felt I did not need it any more. After leaving it stock for the first year (besides the test pipe, boost, AF gauge, cold air intake and manual boost controller - so what I never leave things alone ;o)) I got the mod bug. After trying several "speed shops" here in St Louis I found that I knew more about these cars then they did (which was not very much at all). I did a lot of reading and learning. I took my car apart around November of 2001 to "just upgrade turbo's"... A year and a half later (right before the 03 NG, literally like the day of) I got it back together at that time with upgraded tod4's, a front mount, the full 99 conversion, new 99 red carcus paint, complete stereo, redone interior, and I am sure I am missing more. It has evolved several times since then into what you see here. The mod list is below and is pretty much where it is at right now, next month who knows :o) as I am constantly changing thing here and there...

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