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    1988 Mighty Max 4G Street/Strip Build

    Hello Everyone, new guy here name is Kyle and I am from Swansea MA. Primarily a Drag Racer and I have been around Mitsu's/DSM's specifically since 2002 when I purchased my first Talon as a winter beater during High School. From 2005 to last month I have been building/racing my 1992 Plymouth Laser AWD. Started life as a 16g/ SAFC car running 13.4 @ 105mph in 2005 and ran a best of 10.19@138mph on a FP GT35r this past season running the original stock motor for 10 years. Over those 10 seasons It ate through 6 transmissions and it happened again to me this October at Import Face Off @ New England Dragway in a semi final (win) against a Honda. Long story short, I am not wasting anymore money on sideways transmissions and decided rear wheel drive was my only option.

    I set out looking for a Mighty Max or Ram50 and my father actually came across this 88 Mighty Max in CT off craigslist. He went down and checked it out, as can be expected the body was randomly spray painted and neglected and it had some terrible 80's graphics. We struck a deal and dragged her home, upon further inspection the frame is nice and solid and overall the body is pretty good too! We are working on cleaning up the body, then I will pull the 4G63 from my Laser along with the FP manifold and 35r, Forrester intake will allow me to flip the plenum for RWD use and I will steal some other odds and ends. Transmission will be a built C4 and Ultimate converter concepts converter from my buddy Matt's 4G swapped E30 (8.80's car) and rear end will be an 8.8 Ford unit. I was building a 4G swapped notchback mustang but parted it out when I got married, luckily I kept my adapter plate from Bill H, wiring harness and RWD oil pan. I will post progress as we go! Direction for the truck is to be legal for Import Face Off's "Forced Induction Sport" class which limits to 62mm turbos on vehicles with full exhaust and DOT tires. I hope the truck will run consistent 9.60-9.90's once complete.

    Thanks,
    Kyle

    Laser that will donate many speed parts along with its heart-


    10.19@138 pass - https://youtu.be/Hoag7rKH0xE

    Picking up the Max!




    After a few days of peeling 1980's decals and buffing-


    Any the C4/Ultimate converter, JW ultrabell-

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    Cute truck. Looks like you have a pretty solid plan coming from your DSM. Sure hope you can keep that power planted to the ground on that light truck.

    I decided to go V6 and run AWD. Not exactly shooting for a 10 sec car, but maybe a very spirited DD.

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    Looking forward to seeing how it all comes together

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    2 Saturdays ago was a tad depressing yet exciting in the same. Pulled 95% of what I wanted from the Laser and pushed it into that corner of the shop that generally gets blocked when better projects are in the way. For historical purposes, here is the proof that I will be running the same stock motor we have since 2005. Removed the ecu and ecmlink cable, stole the map and IAT sensors along with the link jumper harness and the JMF garrett core. Sold the Corbeau seats yesterday to fund Kirkeys for the Max. I suspect the 044 and NGK wideband will also be stolen as we venture further.




    With Thanksgiving coming and some free time on my hands, I will pull the G63B from the Max and get to work fitting this stuff! The original plan to use an 8.8 has gone by the wayside, I am about 95% sure this will have a 9" full of Strange goodies.

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    If im not mistaken, wasnt this car featured in modified magazine?
    It was the first one i ever bought because of this ride!
    Cant wait to see this unfold!!!
    Im also putting a 4g63t in an 89 mm, it just wont be this fast.

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    Yes it was, that was a cool experience. A little overdone with the Dr. Evil references but it was a good feeling to have your car nationally recognized!

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    Very nice Laser!! Sound like you have a cool build planned, cant wait to see it progress.
    Josh
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    89 Macrocab 4g63 Turbo swapped & Bagged: Build Thread

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    Surely theres an update with pictures?!!!!
    Cant wait to see more of this!!

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    Progress??!!

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    Yes, keep us updated with pics if you can. You captured interest for sure.

    I like that red on the laser.


    Here is the laser featured on superstreetonline

    http://www.superstreetonline.com/fea...aser-rs-turbo/

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    37psi on 93 pump. 6 trannys. Nutz
    Really solid clean DSM specimen. I hope it gets another heart and live on. Too nice to scrap or part out of course

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