1996 Mitsubishi 3000GT

Armando Rodriguez’s 1996 Mitsubishi 3000GT


Name: Armando Rodriguez Jr.

Location: So. California Chapter


Motor Build

  • 8.0-1 95.25mm Pistons
  • Forged OEM Crank
  • Forged OEM Rods
  • ARP Rod Bolts
  • 3SX Aluminum Crank Pulley
  • Block inspected and cleaned
  • Block Redecked
  • Block Bored and Honed using a Torque Plate
  • Rotating assembly balanced 10,000RPMS
  • Crank Magnafluxed and the journals micro-polished
  • Heads rebuilt
  • Valves Cut
  • Valve Seats cut
  • New Valve Guide Seals
  • Ninja Performance Big Bore Lifters


  • Mishimoto Performance Aluminum Radiator
  • Mishimoto Silicone Radiator Hoses
  • Custom Powder Coated Radiator Mounts in Translucent Teal
  • 15G Twin Turbo’s by Boost More
  • GReddy Type-S Blow-Off Valve
  • HKS EVC IV Electronic Boost Controller
  • Stillen 3″ Down Pipes
  • TRUST/GReddy Single Shot Exhaust
  • Spec Stage 3 Clutch
  • Fidanza Aluminum Flywheel
  • Mishimoto Oil Cap
  • Custom Powder Coated Valve Covers in Translucent Teal
  • 3SX Red Polyurethane Motor Mounts
  • 3SX Polyurethane Transmission Mount
  • EGR Delete and Block off.
  • Vacuum line Reduction
  • 4” Aluminum Intake
  • K&N RC-4550


  • Walbro 255lph Fuel Pump
  • Hot Wired Fuel system
  • 360cc injectors


  • 3-Stage BASF Onyx HD Paint
  • 2-Stage Glasurit Clear Coat
  • 1-Off Custom Vented Fenders
  • Carbon Fiber Sail Panels
  • 8000K HID Head Lights
  • 6000K L.E.D. Entry Lighting
  • Antenna Delete and Shaved
  • Shaved Badges


  • Front Brembo 4pot BBK in Translucent Teal
  • Rear Custom Powder Coated Calipers in Translucent Teal
  • HAWK HPS Front Brake pads
  • HAWK HPS Rear Brake pads
  • JIC Magic FLT-TAR series Monotube 15 Way GT Spec Coilovers 14kg/10kg
  • Addco 1” Rear Sway Bar
  • 3SX Rear Camber Links
  • 3SX Rear Toe Links
  • SuperPro Polyurethane Control Arm Bushings


  • 19×9.5+35 Rays Gram Lights in Semi Gloss Black
  • 19×10.5+43 Rays Gram Lights in Semi Gloss Black
  • BFGoodrich g-Force Sport Comp-2 Tires (255×35 / 275×35)


  • Bride VIOS III Sport-C Bucket Seat
  • Sparco 4-Point Racing Harness
  • Nardi Deep Corn 330mm – Offset 53mm – Suede/Red Stitch Steering Wheel
  • NRG Short Hub
  • NRG Shift Nob
  • Polished Shifter
  • Custom Red L.E.D. Gauge Cluster
  • ProSport Boost Gauge
  • Momo Race Pedals
  • 6000K L.E.D. Map Lights
  • 6000K L.E.D. Dome Lights
  • 6000K L.E.D. Floor Lights
  • Battery relocation (Rear)
  • KnuKonceptz 1/0 Power Cables
  • Optima REDTOP Battery 75/25


  • Kenwood Excelon KDC-X997 Head Unit
  • Infinity Kappa 6” 2-Way door speakers
  • Infinity Kappa 6”x9” 3-Way Rear Speakers


  • Meguiar’s
  • BFGoodrich Tires
  • Mishimoto
  • Optima Batteries

Misc Special Thanks to my Sponsors Meguiar’s, BFGoodrich, Mishimoto, Optima Battiers and especially to Founder/President James Lin, SD Chapter Director Scott Dean and my Wife Marlene Rodriguez for all your support, as well as Team Hybrid Family and Hybrid Hunnyz.

May our 22+ years of legendary tradition continue making import history…