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Thread: FWD In Time, RWD In Mind. The Trappings Of A Failed Drifter.

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    Where's the rest of the irreversible things
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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnstance View Post
    yesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
    Quote Originally Posted by gnmzl View Post
    Where's the rest of the irreversible things
    Here is the rest...

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    Aight mates I had Monday off as well, which means I had a lot of time to lower the car. Since I just sold my house, this will be the last thing I did on that weird rug in that little garage. I had a ball putting the coils on. I took my time, had the music up, straight chillin. When I was done, I proudly pulled the car out front, and just stared at it for a good bit.

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    When I sold the RX7, my neighbors came over and asked me where the car went, and that they'd miss hearing it rumble down the street. I felt like I could no longer entertain the old boomers, and that made me sad. Now that I have this car, hopefully I can entertain them at least until I'm moved out by the end of the week.

    Went to see John Wick 3.... what a mess.


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    bravo. BRAVO. I'm so hyped on this thing.

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    I love it.
    Give it more low, old coots love seeing sparks

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    Looking fucking great!

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    Hot damn that looks good
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    Simple and clean, looks good. Plans for a front lip?

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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnstance View Post
    bravo. BRAVO. I'm so hyped on this thing.
    thank you, man!
    Quote Originally Posted by Fruttolo View Post
    I love it.
    Give it more low, old coots love seeing sparks
    I actually am not sure I will go lower... I am rubbing like mad and scrape coming out of the driveway. I like being lowered, but I am not committed to the point where I will need ramps to get out of the garage. That stuff looks cool on the internet but really pisses me off irl lmao
    Quote Originally Posted by DawsonLiri View Post
    Looking fucking great!
    Ma man
    Quote Originally Posted by hinrichs View Post
    Hot damn that looks good
    Thanks dude!
    Quote Originally Posted by Graphitemk6 View Post
    Simple and clean, looks good. Plans for a front lip?
    Definitely simple. I'm not sure they make a lip for this front end, but what I really want, is to convert the whole front end, rear bumper, and add side skirts from the next generation up (facelift, if you will). I love the look of the 1997-99 GSX, and that would be the ultimate goal. If and when I get there will depend completely on how easy it will be to get parts. I am not willing to put a lot of money into the car, since it will always be a gutless RS. I am already 6k into the car, and that is already more than I'd pay for it if someone else were selling it. I'm going to try to keep my wits about me on this car.

    That being said, I bought the car with a dead stereo. That will be my next order of business. As much as I love to pose as an elite driver, "feeling the road", "do you even rev-match", "wow no feedback", "left rear inside brake pad seems like it has a higher ceramic mixture than the front left outside pad, weird", etc.... I am also just a normal dude that loves his tunes....

    Since I'll be removing the center console, I should probably address the fact that the RS model was skimping on cost so much, that Mitsubishi made an EVEN CHEAPER center console specifically for that model. It has no center compartment with a lid, so there is basically nowhere to rest me fat right elbow. You might think this is a minor detail but it drives me insane. It makes me uncomfortable and if I am not comfortable in the cockpit of my speedster, what the hell is even that, or even the point, like actually. What would it have cost to throw a lid on that console, Mitsubishi? I mean, its just another ounce of plastic.... Ya'll was really playin too much with this one. Here is the epic racer-spec center console I am speaking of.





    TLR: Need Stereo, Need Center Console with Armrest.

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    I have to say it looks SOOOOO good, I love it. Do work on your comfort now
    Oh and good luck with moving to a new place
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    Quote Originally Posted by gnmzl View Post
    I have to say it looks SOOOOO good, I love it. Do work on your comfort now
    Oh and good luck with moving to a new place
    Thank you man... I am very happy with it as well. Got some stuff coming for next week I hope, something from Italy, something from Japan, and something from China.

    Oh and something from junk-yard.....
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    Alright so parts have come in, and I've been foolin with stuff all week.

    From Italy:


    From Japan:


    From China:


    From Junkyard:




    The steering wheel was the easiest, so the went in first. Then I pulled the console, because it had to come out for the shifter, and the stereo. Got all that out, only do discover why the stereo I bought the car with wasn't working. Should have taken a pic, it was a nightmare. The dude had an AC/DC power adapter in there somehow! I don't even want to know what he was trying to power, but I'm guessing it was an amp. He taped wires together with that sticky cloth tape, so everything was covered in goo by the time I pulled everything apart. Like pulling gum out of hair. Really wish I took a pic, but I was too excited, and then enraged, and forgot all about it.

    Got the stereo fitted, console cleaned up and installed, and removed the gear-shifter-shaft. It was already tall, and would be too tall with the extra few inches I would be adding with my JDM shifter. Chopped it down and prepped it to take to my welder.



    Got it welded, and back in. Buttoned up the console, and here is the comparison.

    MIROTEKNIK Eclipse RSMIROTEKNIK Eclipse RS




    So about the stereo.... its cheap... lol. But its like my 3rd cheapo chinese double-din, and honestly, they've been pretty good. The sound quality and output is pretty lame, but when you're running 4 OEM basic speakers and aren't an audiophile.... it'll do. It's a touchscreen, looks new, feels new, and has features like bluetooth, and apparently..... mirror-link....





    So here it is.... the whole mess altogether.






    Really happy with the outcome. I've got my armrest, a console to put stuff and keep it hidden, a fun little stereo, and a cool wheel and shifter. I went with red to break up the gray in the interior and while it is borderline an eyesore.... I think I accomplished what I set out to do. So far just about anyone that sees the car, mentions the wheel and shifter. Which to me is impressive, as Eclipses were never known for their interiors.

    The car also rubs like hell at all four corners, and the front passenger side is so low, I buckled the lip of my fender. Was right pissed about that, so parked the damned thing till I can get them rolled. Typical me to push the limits too far and make more work for myself. Par for the course.

    Will try to roll the fenders tomorrow, might have pics next week if all goes well. Still need to replace the fuel pump and filter, cause the car pretty much dies at half-tank now.


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    I love the interior mods, a set of red seatbelts would complement it well

    Ruined fenders are the business card of any serious stanceboi(R), welcome to the club m8

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    I low-key wanted one of these in the 90s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fruttolo View Post
    I love the interior mods, a set of red seatbelts would complement it well

    Ruined fenders are the business card of any serious stanceboi(R), welcome to the club m8
    Thanks man! I would not turn down a pair of Brides or Recaros, and I am low-key keeping an eye out for a cheap set.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Sneaker Whore View Post
    I low-key wanted one of these in the 90s.
    My older cousins had a spyder (I don't like spyders), and bunch of 90's imports so my love for those cars may stem from that... you know... acceptance from father-figure/role-models lmao idk

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    Things have been crazy but I got the fenders rolled.



    Cracked paint on both front fenders, ended up sanding up the affected areas and ghetto-blasting some rattle-can gloss black over it to prevent rust/hide the metal. It broke my heart because I felt like a hack and the car was perfect before I lowered it but lmao I guess this is why I bought an Eclipse and not a Corvette.

    I don't even have pics after I rolled fenders, will have to get some soon, but here's a lil somethin that really got me feelin a type of way



























































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    Between these and Eagle Talons/ Plymouth Lasers I have a huge want. this thing looks wonderful.

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    Duuuude fkn S1Rssss. Welcome to the odd-ball underpowered FWD Mitsubishi life (disregarding that I half fixed that on mine at egregious expense).

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    Damn it just looks so good on those wheels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnstance View Post
    Between these and Eagle Talons/ Plymouth Lasers I have a huge want. this thing looks wonderful.
    Quote Originally Posted by hinrichs View Post
    Damn it just looks so good on those wheels.
    Thanks dudes, I'm big-time stoked on the outcome.

    Quote Originally Posted by bjk View Post
    Duuuude fkn S1Rssss. Welcome to the odd-ball underpowered FWD Mitsubishi life (disregarding that I half fixed that on mine at egregious expense).
    Glad to see you in here! Really want to roll with your FTO tbh. I'll be staying under-powered though...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Miroteknik View Post
    Glad to see you in here! Really want to roll with your FTO tbh. I'll be staying under-powered though...
    Aha, my little daily is like 130hp, but it's still fun to chuck through corners. Like they say, slow car fast And judging how it looks it should treat you well for however long you decide to hold onto it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjk View Post
    Aha, my little daily is like 130hp, but it's still fun to chuck through corners. Like they say, slow car fast And judging how it looks it should treat you well for however long you decide to hold onto it.
    Its going to be a bit sad to turn down highway pulls because in cases like this, it is better not to play....


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    Ok boys I've got some news. I have always liked the 2G Eclipse, there is no doubt. But to be honest, I liked them best with the GST/GSX high-rise wing. To me, it is the big cigar. Without it, the car is simply lacking. My first Eclipse was a GS and even though I loved it so, it had the low-rise wing, and I would always look at it in disgust. When I got this car, I knew what I had to do. I must finally get the wing. I called every junk-yard in the area, scoured craigslist and fb, only to come up with super-overpriced results, or nothing. Nobody with the wing is willing to take it off of their car, and the ones that are, ask ridiculous prices for them. Finally I found some that could be shipped to me for about $300 but they were the wrong color, which meant I'd have to pay another $200 or so to get it painted. I knew I could do better than $500 if I was patient enough. Hah...me? Patient?


    Few weeks ago a guy responded to my wanted ad for Eclipse parts, said he had 3 cars in his backyard. Said he'd sell me a wing, said one of them was black. I was excited, but he was 7 hours away. Well last weekend I was halfway to the coast, and decided to drive the rest of the way, since he said he'd sell the wing for $100. I drove out there, met up with him around midnight, found an ATM, got him the money, he hands over the wing, I look it over... it has chips, cracks, and was mounted to the last car with 4" wood screws. I was exhausted, pissed, and disappointed, but I wasn't going to turn around now. Not after coming this far. I took my battered treasure, and set out for a place to crash for the night. Spent another hundred bucks for a place to sleep, but the next day, I woke up, got some coffee, and headed out to celebrate the end of my quest in the warm sun, and roaring waves of the Pacific Ocean.









    I will finally have an Eclipse with a high-rise wing. I drove home that evening a winner. Big goofy smile on my face.



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    Glad to see you found the wing
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    Epic end of quest picture!
    Happy you found a wing
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    You're best picture so far, please use this in the forum signature

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