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If you know our name (Deyeme Racing) you know we're synonymous for engine mounts for the Neon, Eclipse/Stratus Coupe, and other modern MoPars and Diamond-Stars, and even a few "pure" Mitsus like the Lancer.

We have some Caliber mounts for mold-making and testing, and I'm surprised at the apparent Mitsubishi engineering present in these parts. The transaxle mount has the look and feel of the trans mount for the 3g Eclipse. The rear mount looks alot like the current Lancer rear mount. The front mount is like a cross between the 2g and 3g Eclipse (also Avenger/Strat Coupe) front mount. Engine side is a unique piece of work that kinda resembles the Lancer engine side mount.

With the Stratus Coupe, the part numbers for the mounts begin with "MR" or "MN", which means they're really "Mistubishi" part numbers (the same numbers cross-reference to the same parts at a Mitsu dealer). Other than a couple of nuts and bolts, the part numbers for these mounts are all DCX part numbers.

Curious, why these "Chrysler" parts would seem so much like Mitsu parts. Just an early FYI, as we learn more about these cars, and it reminds me of the rumour that the "next Neon" would be a Lancer derivitive. Depending on whom you're talking to, the Caliber is/isn't a "next Neon" (aka Neon replacement).
 

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This should be no surprise at all. The Caliber uses the new Lancer platform and the engine(s) is/are mainly a Mitsu design Especially the 2.4.. It is rumored on a number of the Mitsu boards that there will be a revival of the Mitsu Lancer Sportback and it will be a Caliber variant. DCX has been doing model/platform/engine tradeoffs with Mitsu for about 30 years and this is just the latest. I have owned a number of these vehicles and I have to say they are they best cars I have ever owned. May the Caliber continue the tradition with honor.
 

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This should be no surprise at all. The Caliber uses the new Lancer platform and the engine(s) is/are mainly a Mitsu design Especially the 2.4.. It is rumored on a number of the Mitsu boards that there will be a revival of the Mitsu Lancer Sportback and it will be a Caliber variant. DCX has been doing model/platform/engine tradeoffs with Mitsu for about 30 years and this is just the latest. I have owned a number of these vehicles and I have to say they are they best cars I have ever owned. May the Caliber continue the tradition with honor.
actually the 2.4 was made by hyundai dcx and mitsu you cant really say it is mainly mitsu. The most known mitsubushi part on it is the turbocharger but i suppose there is a new one
 

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right.

Most of the parts on this car, mounts included, have Chrysler part numbers. If you look up a Dodge Avenger mount, it'll start with MR or MN (Mitsu p/n). If these really are Mitsu-engineered mounts, the DCX p/n could be because they're first installed on a DCX-branded car instead of a Mitsu. Can't wait to get ahold of one, and take it apart. (Don't tell the rental car guys I said that :eek: )
 
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