Immediately after receiving his driver’s license, Jerad Busbin was interested in performance cars. Quickly introduced to the tuner scene at age 18, he began dirtying his fingers modifying his 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse. Basic bolt-ons were the start. It would not end there though. The initial performance spark ignited an inferno which would lead Jerad to Indian River Community College. There he enrolled in their automotive technician program. In short time, the Eclipse tragically lost a timing belt. A stock-spec rebuilt was out of the question. The engine received a list of performance aftermarket goodies including forged pistons, Crower cams, racing valve springs and retainers, and a tune to support the mods. Jerad never raced the Eclipse; he felt it just didn’t have enough power. A turbo was now in order. That would not happen, though. Unfortunately, he realized the high compression ratio and all motor cams would not be turbo friendly. Jerad is not hesitant to say that he spent way too much money on the Eclipse. But it was a great starter car to learn on, and he doesn’t regret any of it.