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pksystems 97 Talon TSi AWD
300hp 1800lbs is the goal
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
pksystems 97 Talon TSi AWD
The little UTE that could.
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pksystems 97 Talon TSi AWD
Talon TSi AWD
Picked up cheap ($1400)
The car had a spun bearing in the engine. I have replaced it with a built 6-bolt 2.3L stroker engine.
PO's best 1/4 mile (before he blew the engine) 13.69 @ 103mph
Someone tried to lift the car under the middle of the door in several places, and bent the hell out of the pinch welds. (GET A CLUE PEOPLE.) Hopefully I can get them looking pretty straight with a BFH. --> Fixed
Looks like they also tried to lift the car under a reinforced section in the middle of the floor pan. That section is completely mangled. The metal was cut out, and a new piece fabbed. Welded back in, and sealed with seam sealer/undercoat.
Some rust at bottom front of rear wheel wells. I've fixed this type of rust before, and the twist side skirts/door caps will cover all repairs. Repairs will be painted from the inside of the panel, and hopefully last another 20+ years ---> Fixed
Some bubbled paint on front strut tower (common on these cars) Flat screwdriver test didn't go too well. I'll be doing some cutting/patching in this area to replace the holes I made. ---> Fixed
Front window tint has been taken off. The car can now be driven after 4pm
All removable components have been taken off, sandblasted and powdercoated.
Subframes/control arms have been powdercoated with PBTP Mirror black.
Calipers/swaybars/accents have PBTP Mirror orange powdercoat. (Opposite 912 colour scheme)
The engine bay has been De-blinged. There is no polished aluminum under the hood. I need to make this look OEM-ish, so I used alot of flat black powdercoat in the engine bay, to help hide the fact this car is heavily modified.
Cleaned up/gave rear diff a thick coat of "Professional" Gloss black Tremclad
95-96 Talon Twist Skirts/door caps (Picked up cheap @ PNP)
I've made Kevlar F&R mudflaps (Rallyarmour style) with a polished Carbon rear facing section.
Mitsu forgot to put tow hooks on these cars. Being that it is a DSM, it will probably be towed again at some point in it's life. I've added through bumper screw in eyelets (cut on waterjet) with 2 Tonne rated shackles. All powdercoated orange.
A pillar dual Gauge Pod
Cluster dual gauge pod
Innovate MTX-L wideband gauge
Autometer C2 oil pressure gauge
Autometer C2 boost gauge
Autometer C2 water temp gauge
GReddy Profec B Spec II Boost Controller
Front seats have been replaced with 2004 Hyundai Tiburon black leather seats from PNP ($80) Way better seat then OEM tsi cloth seats. Seat sliders have been cut/welded/redrilled to bolt into car
Headliner has stripped of the oem fabric, and given a polished Carbon Fiber overlay
Door inserts have also had the oem fabric replaced with a polished Carbon Fiber overlay.
Dirty old tan/beige carpet has been dyed black with duplicolor vinyl and fabric dye
Apexi cat back exhaust
GReddy E-manage Ultimate ECU
Evo 3 Clutch type rear LSD in OEM non-LSD housing
Quaife Helical front LSD
Unknown brand Clutch type center LSD
Was under the impression, that it was a KAAZ, but they have confirmed it isn't one of theirs. I believe is an older CUSCO
ABS Delete (From non-ABS car) ABS in these cars is like early first gen, and really blows.
Performance Upgrades Images
Engine / Under the Hood
2.3L Stroker 6-bolt 4G63 block
2G 7-bolt head
Wiseco forged pistons
Eagle forged H-beam rods
Comp 272 camshafts
OEM 2.4L forged crank
Balance shaft delete
All gaskets replaced
New water/oil pump
New B&M engine oil cooler with a carbon duct leading to a small used Nascar oil cooler for the powersteering
Evo IX 560CC injectors with new seals/filters
Evo III 16G Turbo
Evo III intake manifold
1G 60mm throttle body
Ported 2G exhaust manifold
Evo II o2 housing (mildly ported)
Punishment Racing HUGE Front Mount Intercooler
Injen Air intake with BOV recirculate tube added.
GReddy blow off valve (Refinished in matte black)
Fidanza light weight flywheel
Braided clutch line
Dual knockoff (ebay) D1 Spec Oil catch cans, with added baffling, and ball valve drains added
Engine / Under the Hood Images
3G Eclipse rear Upper & Lower tubular control arms
3G Eclipse 19mm rear sway bar
Mitsubishi Outlander (SUV) front calipers. Should be close to Brembo stopping power, but fit under 17's, refinished in Mirror Orange powdercoat, with black Mitsubishi decals
Black braided brake lines
Energy suspension polyurethane bushings everywhere. Front, back, engine mounts, shifter mounts...etc...
Mitsu cheaped out on mounting the rear diff. It's held in place with 3 of a possible 4 locations. The extra mount points are threaded into the side of the diff housing. I made a custom bracket, and added a mount point on the rear subframe. I made a new urethane bushing to match the 3 aftermarket bushings with Smooth-on PMC-790.
Bolt-in fender braces made out of scrap 1.5x0.085 (Horizontal & Diagonal) & 1.5x0.065 (Vertical joiner) ERW tubing
Koni Yellow (Sport) shocks with DG style front upper spherical perches
Ground Control coilover kit with Eibach springs
Wheels and Tires
17x8" Anthracite color Evo IX Forged BBS wheels for summer wrapped in 235/45R17 BFGoodrich g-Force Comp-2 A/S
17x6.5" Graphite color Eclipse GSX wheels for winter
Wheels and Tires Images
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