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    Thumbs up Sneaky debadged GS-T (cool guy)

    Driving home from the Hamptons on Saturday just crusing along. In the left lane I see a 2nd Gen Eclipse with a N-1 type exhaust. Looking at it I'm thinking, silly kid with a fart pipe. I then look a little closer and I notice that his nice looking 3 inch muffler is attached to lots of SS piping under the car. On top of that I see that there is dark soot around the pipe. So I speed up and sure enough this car is runing nice and rich (ie. tuned for boost) and I noticed that his GS-T had the "T" taken off.

    So I pull along side him and he looks over and we both smile and he punches it. At 60mhp my car is a dog becuase the VF30 is not really a top end turbo (that is in the process of changing) so I punch it also. His car kept up with me until 80mph where I started to pull away. I had to cut it off becuase traffic was in front of me. We slowed down and he rolled down his window and I yelled out turbo and we both started laughing. gave a friendly thumbs up and we went out ways.

    Not really a kill but rather a fun run between two sleepers. ( If you only heard the insults I get with my car becuase it looks stock.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Techie
    Driving home from the Hamptons on Saturday just crusing along. In the left lane I see a 2nd Gen Eclipse with a N-1 type exhaust. Looking at it I'm thinking, silly kid with a fart pipe. I then look a little closer and I notice that his nice looking 3 inch muffler is attached to lots of SS piping under the car. On top of that I see that there is dark soot around the pipe. So I speed up and sure enough this car is runing nice and rich (ie. tuned for boost) and I noticed that his GS-T had the "T" taken off.

    So I pull along side him and he looks over and we both smile and he punches it. At 60mhp my car is a dog becuase the VF30 is not really a top end turbo (that is in the process of changing) so I punch it also. His car kept up with me until 80mph where I started to pull away. I had to cut it off becuase traffic was in front of me. We slowed down and he rolled down his window and I yelled out turbo and we both started laughing. gave a friendly thumbs up and we went out ways.

    Not really a kill but rather a fun run between two sleepers. ( If you only heard the insults I get with my car becuase it looks stock.)
    nice kill. I had a buddy that was running a "stock-ish" looking full 3" exhaust and a few more bolt on's. His car looked completely stock and he also pulled the "T" off of the rear. His car was running low 14's and he suprised a lot of people with it. It was pretty funny.
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    Talking Eclispes are fun!

    I owned 2 in my life (1 caught on fire and the other 1 I spun into a ditch). Both were GSXs and became quite quick with stupid little upgrades. Only thing was that the 1G had a 3 bolt diff that would explode like our 1st gear does if you dump the clutch and hookup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Techie
    I owned 2 in my life (1 caught on fire and the other 1 I spun into a ditch). Both were GSXs and became quite quick with stupid little upgrades. Only thing was that the 1G had a 3 bolt diff that would explode like our 1st gear does if you dump the clutch and hookup.
    I saw a GS-T catch on fire at Englishtown about 5 years ago. That was pretty scary.
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    easy way to tell if those 2g's are boosted is look around the bottom of the car if its gray (not the color of the rest of the body) is either a GS-T or a GSX..but some owners paint em.. then you gotta watch out....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novtec1
    easy way to tell if those 2g's are boosted is look around the bottom of the car if its gray (not the color of the rest of the body) is either a GS-T or a GSX..but some owners paint em.. then you gotta watch out....
    Pretty sure that was a 95 and 96 thing. 97-99 they didn't have the gray.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WRX_02_227
    Pretty sure that was a 95 and 96 thing. 97-99 they didn't have the gray.

    you're right it was a 95-96 thing..... theres a way you can tell with the 97-99 too.. but i forgot
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    On a 97-99, it's easy to tell from the front. The openings in the bumper (behind the fog lights) will either be blocked with a blank plate or they'll be completely open.

    Open on driver's side = car is an automatic (trans cooler is behind that opening)

    Open on passenger's side = car is a turbo (IC is back there)

    Naturally, if they're both open it means it's a turbo automatic.
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    You can also tell by the wheels/spoiler combo. On a 97-98 anything with a high-rise wing is turbo. If it has 16" wheels then it's a GS-T, 17" 10-sokes it's a GSX. The 99's are a little bit more tricky because there was a 10th anniversary "OZ Edition" GS that also came with the big spoiler. You can tell one of those because it has a 16" OZ wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Techie
    Not really a kill but rather a fun run between two sleepers. ( If you only heard the insults I get with my car becuase it looks stock.)
    In order to be a sleeper, the car car has to be somewhat fast
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    Quote Originally Posted by John M
    On a 97-99, it's easy to tell from the front. The openings in the bumper (behind the fog lights) will either be blocked with a blank plate or they'll be completely open.

    Open on driver's side = car is an automatic (trans cooler is behind that opening)

    Open on passenger's side = car is a turbo (IC is back there)

    Naturally, if they're both open it means it's a turbo automatic.
    Isn't that just a bit hard to see while driving?

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    Nah - the black plastic is pretty obvious. The car looks much better without them.

    Then again, I've owned 8 DSMs since 1992 so it's easier for me
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    i raced 2 eclipses in my supra. One was a 1st generation, we were at a stop light and he didn't notice me i guess and i took him pretty hard off the line, then i hear this really rough noise comming from behind me and he is catching me pretty fast, at about 70mph he was gaining on me and would have passed me by 80mph, but we had to slow down, he got next to me and his car started to smoke, we pulled over and he blew something that had to do with the coolant, not sure if it was a headgasket, a line, or his radiator. He said his car should run 12s and he had an extra passenger, my supra ran a 13.9@103mph. The other eclipse i raced was a 2nd generation gsx. We raced from a light, once again he had an extra passenger, he got a car off the line and by the time i shifted into 3rd around 50mph i just blew right by him and gave im a wave, he did the ricer drive by at around 100mph after i slowed down.
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