Monday, April 29, 2019

Blue Monday: 1989 Chrysler Conquest TSI

This net car comes from Jeff who writes: When I was in high school, a friend's parents had one of these and since then I've always been a fan. My only gripe is the failed joint venture between Chrysler and Cadillac, as those seats should have never been in anything other than an Eldorado. #WTF  Find this 1989 Chrysler Conquest TSI offered for $9500 in South Florida via craigslist.


 From the seller:

1989 Chrysler Conquest 
condition: good 
cylinders: 4 cylinders 
drive: rwd 
fuel: gas 
odometer: 52500 
paint color: blue 
size: compact 
title status: clean 
transmission: manual 
type: hatchback 

1989 Chrysler Conquest TSI with only 52,500 original miles verified with carfax. In very good condition. Always garage kept. Weekend driver. Everything works on this Conquest. Even the power antenna that is notorious for failing. Radio works flawlessly including radio controls, fog lights, wipers, rear wiper/washer, automatic seat belts, and all lights exterior and interior. A/c Blows cold as well. Overall this is a very clean Conquest with extremely low miles. Here are some of the upgrades I've done including maintenance in the last 6 months:



-HKS cat back exhaust system w/cat delete



-stainless steel down pipe



-aluminum radiator



-aluminum intercooler



-steel braided oil cooler lines



-3 piece over the valve cover pipe kit from Top End Performance



-Turbo Smart Racing blow off valve



-Turbosmart Manual Boost Controller already dialed in to boost peak of 14 psi



- BRAND NEW APEXI fuel controller- this was the fuel controller recommended by Top End Performance for best fuel mapping



-Car went through dyno and is pulling in 190hp to the wheels, which for a basically stock conquest is really good.



-oil changed recently @ 48k miles



-transmission oil changed @ 45k miles as well and was topped off through shifter for smooth shifting



- shp size tires 8 in. wide in the front, 9 in. wide in the rear. Rims are not SHP



-New custom hood struts



-new heavy duty engine strut bar from Top-End Performance



-Rear hatch Strut bar



-new Halogen xenon headlights



-New Steering box


-New Power steering pump



-New master slave cylinder



-What it needs: new shocks for both front and rear. Front tires are worn on the outside. Driver side outer tie rod. Alignment



-Imperfections: small paint bubble on spoiler by wiper blade. Tiny paint bubble less than the size of a dime on passenger side rear quarter on rock guard. Hood has clear coat fade but barely noticeable. Paint is a good 5-8 footer.



Overall, this is a mostly stock Conquest with mild tuning and upgrades. Car runs and drives really good and can be daily driven. . Brakes are in excellent condition. I am the 3rd owner. Don't miss out on this rare opportunity to get your hands on a low mileage Conquest!



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3 comments:

  1. Blue Monday?

    Tell me how does it feel
    to boost it to the moon

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  2. Manual boost to that 2.6L makes me cringe. Hope he drove it conservatively.

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  3. Fleetwood T. BroughamApril 29, 2019 at 10:55 AM

    Still remember pulling alongside one of these in the early 90's in my 1987 GTi 16v on an empty 4 lane rd. We both gave it a go from about 35mph at the same time and I hung with the Conquest until about 70 and then he just walked me. Wanted one ever since.

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