All Roads Lead To 1,300HP: Jake Montgomery's 1992 Eagle Talon

All Roads Lead To 1,300HP: Jake Montgomery's 1992 Eagle Talon

Photography by Scott Witty, Bastos Photography, Mark Gerolaguin.


Jake Montgomery’s love affair with the DSM platform, and specifically the Eagle Talon, began back when he was in little league baseball in his younger years. His coach showed up one day in a brand new 1991 Eagle Talon, complete with AWD and a turbo. After a quick ride around the block, Montgomery was hooked.

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By the time he was 18, Montgomery had bought his first DSM, a naturally aspirated 1993 Eagle Talon which he would later turbocharge using OEM parts from a turbo model. In 2002, he picked up the 1992 Eagle Talon turbo model you see here.

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Over the years of ownership, his Talon has gone through countless setups, but all roads have led to this iteration you see before you. What was once a mid-9-second street car after extensive modification has become a full blown methanol burning 1,300 horsepower weapon. With the help of dedicated and reputable sponsors, Montgomery’s drag racing passion has become a reality, boasting a top ET of 7.78 @ 186 mph in the quarter-mile.

Catch him at Import Face-Off blowing away the competition for DSM fans everywhere!

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ESSENTIALS

Driver: Jake Montgomery
Location: Nampa, ID
Vehicle: 1992 Eagle Talon
Engine: Mitsubishi 4G63 2.0L Turbocharged I4
Horsepower: 1,300 (est.)
Competition: Import Face-Off

SOCIAL

Facebook: /jake.montgomery.547
Instagram: @evil.eagle

ENGINE

  • Precision Turbo 8385 gen 2 T4 divided turbocharger
  • Arias 9:1 compression pistons
  • GRP 6-bolt aluminum rods
  • Kelford Cams 288 camshafts
  • Kiggly Racing (race version valve springs and retainers, HLA, 12-tooth crank trigger)
  • HKS head gasket
  • JM Fabrications (billet intake manifold, billet fuel rails, 4-inch intercooler)
  • Infiniti Q45 throttle body
  • ARP (head studs, main studs, hardware)
  • Ferrea valves
  • Fuel Injector Clinic 2150cc injectors (8)
  • Magnafuel Pro Outlaw 10.5 GPM mechanical fuel pump
  • Tial (Q BOV, dual 38mm wastegates)
  • FCSrace aluminum fuel cell
  • AEM Trutime cam gears
  • FFWDconnection fuel pump bracket
  • Fueltech FT500 ECU
  • Forced four shift box

EXHAUST

  • Custom forward-facing exhaust manifold
  • 4-inch side-exit exhaust

DRIVETRAIN

  • Custom w4a33 automatic transmission
  • JB Designs (billet forward drum basket, aluminum transmission pan)
  • Kiggly Racing (billet front clutch basket, SFI flexplate)
  • Liberty straight-cut forward gears
  • 300m transfer case
  • Driveshaft Shop (3000GT rear axles, driveshaft)
  • Mitsubishi 3000GT rear differential
  • Precision Industries torque converter

WHEELS / TIRES

  • Jegs 5 Star aluminum wheels - 15x8 (f/r)
  • M&H drag slicks - 26x8.5 (f/r)

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION

  • D2 Racing coilovers
  • Solid subframe bushings
  • NHRA-certified roll cage

EXTERIOR

  • Carbonetics (3-piece carbon fiber front end, carbon fiber hatchback)

SPONSORS

  • Kiggly Racing
  • JB Designs
  • JM Fabrications
  • Carbonetics
  • FFWDconnection
  • FCSrace
  • Fuel Injector Clinic
  • Street2track

PHOTO GALLERY

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