Help for Avengers, Sebrings & EclipsesDear Turbo,In the letters section of your magazine, a reader who owns a '96 Dodge Avenger with an automatic 2.5 V6 engine asked for performance parts for his car. Your response was there isn't much support for this car (which is true) and you provided him with some possibilities.
There is a company called Boosted Performance located in Arizona, which specializes in Avengers, Sebrings and Eclipses. Its site is www.boosted-performance.com. I think this company is just getting started and is going to be a huge help to Avenger owners (like me) who struggle to find parts for their cars.
The owner of Boosted Performance drives a turbocharged V6 five-speed Avenger (The V6 engine only comes with the auto tranny from factory!) and I think it is the only turbo V6 Avenger in the country. I was thinking maybe you could feature it in your magazine. It will be something very different; the only Dodges I see in magazines are Vipers, Neons or trucks-never Avengers. That would be sweet. I love your magazine and keep up the good work!Familia LopezVia InterNet
Thanks for the info on the Avenger. Hopefully Boosted Performance can help point Avenger owners in the right direction.
First-Gen DSM partsDear Turbo,I just purchased a 1994 Mistubishi Eclipse 2WD Turbo and I am having a little trouble finding some parts for first-generation DSMs. In the next few weeks I am planning on purchasing a GReddy cat-back exhaust system and a K&N air filter. This summer I hope to add a 16G turbo upgrade, blow-off valve, front-mount intercooler and manual boost controller. These parts have been no problem to find, thanks to my local DSM specialists, Alamo Autosports.
However, I have been unable to find a body kit for the vehicle; I just want a different rear bumper that has a cut out for the exhaust tip. Also, I am having trouble finding clear lenses for the rear. I would like to install a different intake system on my car instead of a drop-in element-my number one choice would have to be the A'PEXi Super Air Intake. Any suggestions on which one I should get? Darrell ReimersFort Worth, Texas
Darrell, finding a body kit for first-generation DSMs is considerably harder than finding stuff for the second gen. However, there are still body kit manufacturers that carry a body kit for your Eclipse. Try giving VIS Sports a call; the company offers a complete line of Fiberglas body kits for many popular imports. American Product Company (APC) has been distributing clear lenses for Mitsubishis for quite some time now. APC recently introduced a new line of lenses that meet DOT regulations.
A'PEXi makes a great intake system for a number of imports; however, the company does not build a unit for the first-generation Eclipse. You might want to consult your Mistubishi specialists and figure out what's best for you. VIS Sports (626) 573-8383, A'PEXi (949) 224-1680 or APC (909) 898-9840.
Stick to the same?Dear Turbo,I am wondering if the new A'PEXi S-AFC works with the GReddy PRofec boost controller. I know that both companies design products that deliver excellent performance and are used in some of the world's fastest cars. Should I always stick with the same brand, or can I make the two work together in harmony?BryanVia Internet
Bryan, both units can work in unison. The A'PEXi Super AFC and GReddy PRofec control different parameters and should not interfere with each other. Be sure to have a qualified technician install the unit(s) to make sure the product is working correctly. Remember, many electronic products are only as good as the installer and tuner. Good luck.
I love turboDear Turbo,I am writing to say how much I am in love with Turbo magazine and the concept of import racing. Turbo is always up-to-date on the hottest new products and racing events. I don't have a subscription, but I do purchase the magazine quite often from the local grocery store. I enjoy how Turbo shows the in-depth process of building up a 10-second Honda or Mitsubishi. Reading the magazine is a learning experience because of all the details which are given on an engine buildup. Turbo magazine is by far the best magazine out there for import enthusiasts like me. All of my friends love import racing and most own GSRs, Accords, Civics and DSMs. I myself wanted to be slightly different, so I bought a Legend.
Anyway, I just wanted to say I appreciate the magazine and the excitement it brings. You guys ought to cover import events in North Florida, such as Gainsville or Jacksonville. One day I hope to have enough money to twin-turbo my 2.7-liter V6 Legend.Andrew AzzouzFlorida
Andrew, we thank you for the great compliment. We are glad to be able to inform you on your import needs. However, if you have any suggestions on what you would like to see in the magazine, please feel free to drop us a line. The magazine is for the readers.