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Stealth and 3000GT FAQ

Since I developed this website, I've received a lot of questions regarding the Stealth and 3000GT. So, I've decided to put together this FAQ (frequently asked questions) to help answer some of the questions that people usually have about the Stealth and 3000GT. I've compiled this FAQ with some help from various sources: Jeff Lucius, John Adams, Cody Graham, Matt Jannusch, Roger Gerl, Ken Middaugh, and others. A special "thank you" to those who have contributed!

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Modifications
Question: Can I convert my non-turbo Stealth/3000GT to a turbo Stealth/3000GT?
Question: Where can I find info on purchasing modifications for the Stealth or 3000GT?
Question: What are the staged upgrades for the twin turbo models (VR4 and TT)?
Question: What are the staged upgrades for the non-turbo models?
Question: Which aftermarket exhaust system should I buy?
Question: How do I remove the center gauges?
Question: Where can I find info on the "snake eyes" modification?
Question: Where can I find bodykits for the Stealth and 3000GT?
Question: How do I remove the resonator (N/a only)?
Question: What is the difference between wet and dry Nitrous?
Question: Which gauges should I install in my turbo?
Question: What do I neeed to upgrade my N/a brakes to TT brakes?
Question: What is the maximum boost I should run on stock turbos and fuel system?
Question: What does alcohol/water injection do?
Question: What ratio of alcohol/water should I use for alcohol/water injection?
Question: Why should I upgrade the stock fuel system?
Question: Which injectors can I purchase to upgrade the stock fuel system?
Question: What do I need to upgrade the stock fuel system?
Question: Where can I find a diagram of the ECU wiring (engine control unit)?
Question: Where can I find a diagram of the vacuum hose wiring for turbo models?
Question: Where can I find info on the JC Whitney shift boot replacement?
Question: Where can I find info on upgrading my turbos?
Question: What is porting and clipping a turbo?
Question: Which heat range for spark plugs should I use?
Question: What is the difference between an open-loop or closed loop BOV?
Question: Should I have an open-loop or closed loop BOV?
Question: How does octane rating affect performance?
  
Diagnosing Problems
Question: What does the condition of my spark plugs say about the condition of my engine?
Question: How do I diagnose transmission problems?
Question: How do I diagnose wheel vibration?
Question: How do I diagnose brake fade?
Question: What does the color of my exhaust mean?
Question: How do I diagnose a ticking noise under the valve cover?
Question: What is the owl or "wookie" sounding noise coming from my car?
Question: What is overboosting?
Question: What is detonation (a.k.a. knock, pre-ignition, pre-detonation)?
Question: How can I control detonation?
  
Service & Repair
Question: Where can I find Technical Service Bulletins (TSB"s) for the 3000GT & Stealth?
Question: What items should I replace at the 60K mi. service?
Question: Where can I find tips and/or pics of the 60K service?
Question: What are the best spark-plugs and spark-plug wires for the 3000GT VR4?
Question: Where can I find info on changing the spark-plugs for my 3000GT/3000GTVR4?
Question: What should I set my spark plug gap to?
Question:What should my air/fuel ratio be?
Question: Should I use synthetic oil?
Question: How do I reset the ECU?
Question: How do I check the timing on my 3000GT/Stealth?
Question:How do I remove the condensation from my headlight assembly?
Question: How do I fix the flaking or peeling on my headlight assembly?
  
Mailing Lists
Question: How do I SUBSCRIBE to the 3000GT/Stealth mailing list?
Question: How do I UNSUBSCRIBE from the 3000GT/Stealth mailing list?
Question: How do I SUBSCRIBE to the 3000GT/Stealth Digest mailing list?
Question: How do I UNSUBSCRIBE from the 3000GT/Stealth Digest mailing list?
Question: How do I SUBSCRIBE to or UNSUBSCRIBE from the Team 3/S mailing list?
  
Owners Database
Question: I'm listed in your Stealth/3000GT Owners database. How do I edit my information?
Question: I'm listed in your Stealth/3000GT Owners database but I don't have my car anymore. How do I delete my information?
Question: What do you do with my owners information?
  
Parts
Question: Where is the best place to go for OEM Mitsubishi parts?
Question: Where can I find rebuilt transmissions, synchros, etc.?
  
Purchasing a 3000GT/Stealth
Question: Where can I find out what it costs to purchase a Stealth or 3000GT?
Question: What should I look for when looking to purchase a Stealth or 3000GT?
  
Tires & Wheels
Question: What is the stock bolt pattern and wheel offset for my 3000GT?
Question: What size tires can I install on my Stealth or 3000GT?
Question:Where can I find a list of all stock and optional wheels for the Stealth or 3000GT?
Question: What is the approximate weight of stock 18" x 8.5" chrome wheels?
Question: What pressure should I set my tires at?
  
Miscellaneous
Question: What does GT, SL, and VR-4 stand for?
Question: What does ETACS stand for and what does it do?
Question: Where is the ETACS located?
Question: How do I decode my VIN (vehicle identification number)?
Question: Where can I purchase an Owners Manual for my 3000GT?
Question: Where can I purchase a remote for keyless entry?
Question: How do I program the remote for keyless entry?
Question: What is the deal with AWS (all-wheel steering)?
Question: What is "ECS"?
Question: How can I beat my speeding ticket?
Question: What is the weight of the stock driver and passenger seat?
Question: Where can I find compressor flow maps for turbos?
Question: Where can I find listed 1/4 mile times for various cars?
Question: What is the J-spec engine?
Question: What is the difference between HP at the wheels and HP at the flywheel?
Question: Where can I find production numbers for the 3000GT and Stealth?
Question: What are the stock boost settings?
Question: What is the stock injector size?
Question: What grade tranny fluid should I use?
Question: How can I help prevent brake rotor warping?
Question: How do I get the best fuel economy from my 3000GT/Stealth?
Question: What is the engine code for the 3000GT/Stealth?
Question: What is the bore and stroke for the 3000GT/Stealth?
Question: What are some advantages of the 3000GT VR4 over other sports cars?
Question: How do I find my 4 digit stereo security code?
Question:How do I enter my 4 digit stereo security code?
Question: What changes were made to move the turbo models from 300hp (91-93) to 320hp (94+)?
Question: How does a turbo work?
Question: Where can I purchase diecast models of the 3000GT & Stealth?
Question: Where can I find the Team3S Stealth Technical Info Manual?
Question: Where can I find other 3000GT/Stealth FAQs?
  


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