Turbo 4G63 Dragster Runs 6.85 @ 195mph

Remember last summer when we watched the 4G63 (read: Mitsubishi Eclipse engine) powered dragster go deep into the 7′s in the quarter mile at 190 mph? Well this year it runs 6.85′s and 195. According to math, science and history, that officially makes this thing sickly fast, and a new record holder.  The guys at turbo4.com deserve a round of applause for really pushing the limits with this engine, and the car that it is strapped into.  Amazing work as always!  Now let’s see what 200mph looks like!

What goes down the 1320 in 7.04 seconds at 190 mph?

A 4G63 turbo powered rail car of course!  I know, I know, you are probably all like “Hey enough with the Mitsubishi power drag cars already!” My response to you is “Share some new, exciting, and unique non-mitsu powered stuff with me and I’ll post ‘em up!

Now, I really should have far more details about this car due to it being a local guy, its sheer awesomeness, the hottness, the quickness, and its immeasurable good looks.  Unfortunately I don’t at the moment.  If this video gets a positive response though, I will be sure to get all the details, have a real write-up (not just a quicky like this) and so much more!  This car has been many years in the making, so seeing it nearly dip into the 6′s while knocking on the door of 200mph is just plain sick.  Hopefully you enjoy it as much as I do.

Can’t see the video? Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVurhzRQhrY

My Turbo Tried Eating My Mass Airflow Sensor!

This was once a rectangle.

When your turbo is forcing 25 psi through your engine at 6000 rpm, there is a fair amount of air being drawn through your Mass Airflow Sensor.  If the honeycomb breaks free, it will eventually find itself lodged against the insides of the sensor, causing your vehicle to run quite poorly.  I haven’t checked yet, but I don’t believe any pieces made it past the sensor and into the turbo’s compressor wheel. Fingers crossed….

How To Properly Build A Mitsubishi Powered Honda S2000

The guys over at Infamous Performance in Fall River MA are a ridiculously talented group.  One of their latest creations is a 4G63 turbo powered Honda S2000.  It is owned by a guy named TJ (one of the Infamous guys), and it entered his life in an extra crispy form, complete with a freshly doused engine fire.  After owning a high horsepower DSM, the goal for this car was “not trying to be that fast, just trying to have some fun and keep the car in one piece“.  Sure.  Once in the shop, the “budget build” began.

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The AWD 4G63 Turbo Dune Buggy Lives!

Several months ago, we showed you Don’s absolutely fantastic AWD turbo 4G63 dune buggy project. Part 1 of the build can be seen Here, and part 2 can be seen Here.  Recently, Don brought the 4G63 buggy over to Dynotech Tuning in Seekonk MA to have a few things buttoned up on it. Yesterday turned into a major milestone.  It’s Alive!!

Can’t see the video?  Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndKCGhJnM0k

With the dune buggy in Brian & Jamie’s capable hands at DTT, we can expect this thing to be an absolute monster in short order.  As soon as the driving / launching videos hit the internetzzz, the 1A Blog readers will be the first to know about it.   Keep up the great work Don & DTT!

More to come…..

Projects & Builds: A BMW E30 4G63 6-Speed Drag Car Build.

Volkswagen owners are typically quite dedicated to their brand. Getting them to switch brands is usually tough, and often impossible.  Matt A. is clearly not a typical VW owner though, because, he didn’t seem to think twice about it.  Maybe it was all of the fire that made his decision easier….

Fire VW

Anyway…. one day a few years ago, Matt noticed a 1987 BMW 325i sitting at a friends shop.  It had been there quite a while and the owner of it didn’t seem too enthusiastic about fixing its mysterious electrical problem.   Matt inquired about it, and bought it with a devilish 4G63-inspired plan in mind. » Continue reading more of this post…

Car Projects: Do You Have a Frankenstein Too?

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Over the past weekend, while making a new alternator mount for my truck on the wrong side of the engine, I began thinking ….. just how many vehicles have donated parts to this Ram 50 truck project?  Hmmm, maybe I will start a list?

The Truck:

1989 Dodge Ram 50 macro cab.

The vehicles that have donated to the truck & their donations:

1983? Mitsubishi Mightymax Bellhousing Cut-out, Clutch Fork, Pivot Ball, Slave Cylinder, Clutch Master Cylinder
1985 Mitsubishi Montero Limited Slip Differential
1986? Mitsubishi Starion Transmission Tail Section & Shifter
1987 Dodge Ram 50 5-Speed Manual Transmission & Manual Steering Box
1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse Ignition Coil
1991 Plymouth Laser AWD 4G63 2.0L Turbo Engine
1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L Front Wheel Drive Flywheel & Pressure Plate
1991 Mitsubishi Mightymax 2.4L Waterpump (modified)
1992 Mitsubishi Eclipse 1.8L Thermostat Housing Cap
1993 Honda Accord Wagon Bucket Seats.
1993-96 Mitsubishi Mightymax Grille & Front Bumper
2002 Dodge Viper Front/Rear Brake Calipers, 13″ Rear Rotors, Brake Master Cylinder
2005 Cadillac CTS-V Front Cross Drill Rotors
2006 Mitsubishi Evolution 16G Turbo, Exhaust Manifold & Intercooler
2007 Cadillac Escalade 18″ Wheels

Got A Frankenstein’ed car or truck?  I want to know about it!  Post a Comment or Send Pictures & Info to me at blog@1aauto.com

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