Andrew's 2009 Silver GS - Page 5 - Club4G Forum : Mitsubishi Eclipse 4G Forums - 2006-2012 Eclipse Authority
Support Our Troops!         
 

Go Back   Club4G Forum : Mitsubishi Eclipse 4G Forums - 2006-2012 Eclipse Authority > General > Member's Rides

Member's Rides Showcase pictures of your ride here. Members also use this forum to nominate for Car of The Month.


Welcome to the Club4G Forums where you can join fellow owners from all over North America discussing anything related to the 2006+ Mitsubishi Eclipse. You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. To gain access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content, you must register today!

  • Participate in over 100 specialized forums!
  • Get event information regarding meets, mod days and help in our regionalized forums.
  • Gain access to our classified marketplace to buy, sell or trade parts.
  • Levarage a vast collection of Do-It-Yourself guides on steps on working on your Eclipse
  • Access to the growing online parts directory which gives you insight on available parts and the vendors that carry them.
  • Communicate privately with other owners.

All of this and much more is available to you absolutely free when you register for an account. Sign up today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old December 27th, 2013, 09:16 PM   #161 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
ashort's Avatar
 

Name: Andrew
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Greenwood, Indiana
Vehicle: 2009 Eclipse GS
Posts: 3,042
Rep Power: 14
ashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to all
Couple of items ordered and should be received and installed by next weekend:
  1. Eclipse Cargo Cover
  2. Energy Suspension (9-8169G) 3-3/4" - 4-3/4" Pivot Style End Links
__________________
--<< Not sent from the AutoGuide.com mobile app >>--
because car parts
ashort is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old December 27th, 2013, 09:44 PM   #162 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
hustletreesGT's Avatar
 

Name: Eric
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Houston
Vehicle: 2006 Eclipse GT 6spd
Posts: 598
Rep Power: 9
hustletreesGT will become famous soon enough
Vinyl eyelids look really great man. Props for trying this out came out well. Car is coming along nicely.
__________________
Mods: Check out my ride thread.https://club4g.org/board/members-ride...gts-06-gt.html

Last edited by hustletreesGT; December 27th, 2013 at 09:50 PM.
hustletreesGT is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old January 15th, 2014, 05:32 PM   #163 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
eosrebel's Avatar
 

Name: Michael
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Seattle, WA
Vehicle: 2009 Eclipse GS
Posts: 454
Rep Power: 8
eosrebel has a spectacular aura about
Hey I was just curious about how the end links turned out?
eosrebel is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old January 15th, 2014, 08:43 PM   #164 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
ashort's Avatar
 

Name: Andrew
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Greenwood, Indiana
Vehicle: 2009 Eclipse GS
Posts: 3,042
Rep Power: 14
ashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to all
Quote:
Originally Posted by eosrebel View Post
Hey I was just curious about how the end links turned out?
I don't always get things done as fast as I'd like, I still have them but haven't put them on yet. Gonna try in the next week or two to get them on and take some good pics and measurements - at their shortest adjustment they are about 7/16" longer than stock. Just gotta make sure there is clearance under there for that.

BTW, the Cargo cover in back = awesome. Everyone who hasn't deleted their rear seat should have one.
__________________
--<< Not sent from the AutoGuide.com mobile app >>--
because car parts
ashort is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old January 16th, 2014, 03:26 AM   #165 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
eosrebel's Avatar
 

Name: Michael
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Seattle, WA
Vehicle: 2009 Eclipse GS
Posts: 454
Rep Power: 8
eosrebel has a spectacular aura about
Oh I know that feeling really well actually. I was just curious about them if they do work because I have a Progress rear sway on its way and I know the end links become a concern as the weak point.

EDIT: Have you tried disassembling them at all? I know it had been brought up to saw off some of the threads to see if that would be a viable solution, but by look at photos of the links wouldn't you also run into the casing still being too long? My reasoning is that you would not only have to cut off about a half inch of the threads, but the exterior casing as well. I'm at the point where I think I'm going to order them and find a way to make them work.

Last edited by eosrebel; January 17th, 2014 at 02:36 AM.
eosrebel is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old March 23rd, 2014, 08:35 AM   #166 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
ashort's Avatar
 

Name: Andrew
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Greenwood, Indiana
Vehicle: 2009 Eclipse GS
Posts: 3,042
Rep Power: 14
ashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to all
Slotted and Drilled Rotors
(March 22, 2014)

I got a set of Power Stop drilled & slotted rotors with ceramic pads from Daniyair before he checked out here. I finally put them on the front. Look at how much I beat the old rotor to get it to come off the hub. Original rotor, 83k miles. Man, that thing was stubborn.



After cleaning thoroughly with brake parts cleaners, I spray painted the discs with this:
Eastwood Zinc Phosphate Aerosol

One can was plenty to put a few coats on all four discs.

I also painted the front side of the pads with Aluminum color engine enamel.



The finished product with the wheel on.



As expected (this happens with the EBC rotors that are zinc treated too), the zinc-coat scrapes off after very little braking. It should stay on everywhere else.



Next weekend (hopefully) - I do the rear brakes. I'll get to the sway bar end links at the same time.
__________________
--<< Not sent from the AutoGuide.com mobile app >>--
because car parts

Last edited by ashort; March 30th, 2014 at 03:06 PM.
ashort is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old March 30th, 2014, 03:20 PM   #167 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
ashort's Avatar
 

Name: Andrew
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Greenwood, Indiana
Vehicle: 2009 Eclipse GS
Posts: 3,042
Rep Power: 14
ashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to all
Rear Brakes and new Energy Suspension Sway Bar End Links
(March 30, 2014)

Finishing the brake project I started last weekend. I did the fronts last Saturday, the rears today. While I was under there, I replaced the Sway Bar End Links. Getting the old links off was the worst part of today. Anytime I have to get out the PB Blaster, it's bad. Nothing broke other than my skin in a few places, so that's good.

Brakes before and after pics. About the only things worth looking at in this pic are my Eibach Springs and Progress Sway Bar.



I sprayed the calipers with brake parts cleaner, scrubbed them with a wire brush. When they were dry, I hit them with 3-4 coats of Duplicolor yellow engine enamel. The before and after pics here are of the SAME calipers. The only things I switched out were the disc, pads, and sway bar end link.



The links, they are about 3/8" longer than stock. I didn't cut them, I just set them as short as they would go, and put them on. There's clearance for it. These things are meaty compared to stock.



For reference. no, I didn't get the orange bushings. Pigs wanted more money for those.

__________________
--<< Not sent from the AutoGuide.com mobile app >>--
because car parts
ashort is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old March 31st, 2014, 08:45 AM   #168 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
ashort's Avatar
 

Name: Andrew
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Greenwood, Indiana
Vehicle: 2009 Eclipse GS
Posts: 3,042
Rep Power: 14
ashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to all
My wife has commented that she doesn't like my yellow calipers.



So I showed her a picture of another silver car with yellow calipers.



Her response: "I still don't like it".

Not, "But you don't drive a Porsche", or "But you don't have the ceramic discs indicated by a Porsche with yellow calipers", or "You don't have those Brembos"...

Just, "I still don't like it."

They are staying yellow. :-D
__________________
--<< Not sent from the AutoGuide.com mobile app >>--
because car parts

Last edited by ashort; March 31st, 2014 at 08:52 AM.
ashort is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old March 31st, 2014, 01:06 PM   #169 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
eosrebel's Avatar
 

Name: Michael
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Seattle, WA
Vehicle: 2009 Eclipse GS
Posts: 454
Rep Power: 8
eosrebel has a spectacular aura about
I'm glad to see the end links worked out. I've been kicking them around for quite awhile so its nice to see there weren't any issues with them. I might have to go order a pair now...
eosrebel is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old April 23rd, 2014, 08:25 PM   #170 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
ashort's Avatar
 

Name: Andrew
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Greenwood, Indiana
Vehicle: 2009 Eclipse GS
Posts: 3,042
Rep Power: 14
ashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to all
I've learned a bit about brakes. As a result of pulling the back rotors and, for the first time ever, swapping out the rotors & pads, something wasn't right. The brakes were howling like a banshee when I stopped, but only on medium pedal pressure. Light to no pressure, or heavy pressure, no noise at all. I wondered about the parking brake. Maybe I should have replaced the parking brake shoes, too. Maybe that black zinc coating was a BAD idea.

I tried several things, including replacing the parking brake shoes, which wasn't too bad once I figured it out. Until you figure out those drums, it's a son-of-a-bitch. There is a sequence to those brake shoes, it can be easy. I'm pretty sure my body has replaced all the blood I lost -through my busted knuckles- to those drum brakes.

So, with new shoes and a properly adjusted parking brake, I found the problem. I hadn't put anything on the back of the pads where they contact the calipers to prevent vibration. I didn't do that to the fronts when I changed them out. However, the back pads and calipers are a quite a bit smaller than the fronts, and are much more susceptible to vibration, especially when the caliper is slightly engaged, holding them "just so". The pads squealed like a badly played clarinet (and that's not good!).

So I gave it one last ditch effort. I pulled the pads, and I sanded the surface with 150 grit, removing all the black zinc, until I could see the metallic material again. I soaked them in brake parts cleaner. When dry, I applied this:



$6 bottle of "Quiet Brake Juice". Now they are silent as a church mouse.

Lesson of the day: I would still paint the rotors black. But I wouldn't worry about coating the braking surface. And I will use the CRC Disc Brake Quiet from now on, front and back.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 12032707_crc_05016_pri_detl.jpg (5.0 KB, 133 views)
__________________
--<< Not sent from the AutoGuide.com mobile app >>--
because car parts

Last edited by ashort; April 23rd, 2014 at 09:51 PM.
ashort is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old April 23rd, 2014, 10:44 PM   #171 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Hiafolks's Avatar
 

Name: Skyler
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Canada
Vehicle: 2009 GS, Sunset pearl
Posts: 151
Rep Power: 8
Hiafolks is on a distinguished road
Dude, I love how organized your thread is! The charts are... off the chart! ...


Anyways, you got to give me the rundown on how you do all the formatting


Oh and nice car dont see many 2009+ on here, we got to stick together!
__________________
Hiafolks

Hiafolks is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old April 24th, 2014, 11:23 AM   #172 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
ashort's Avatar
 

Name: Andrew
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Greenwood, Indiana
Vehicle: 2009 Eclipse GS
Posts: 3,042
Rep Power: 14
ashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to all
Thanks man! I PMed you more than you probably wanted to know about formatting and charts. To much to dump in my ride thread.

Next with the car, I'm not sure. RobZ's door reinforcement mod (my driver side handle is cracking, and my kid is driving it right now.), new 6x9 speakers, and maybe some paint on the door interior panels. I keep talking about my door project, but I've done nothing on it.

Then window tint. Need to get window tint this summer!

I keep shopping for wheels. I've determined that I am NOT going to replace my wheels unless they are significantly lighter than stock. WHY put heavier wheels on, add to the unsprung weight, slow the car down, cause more wear on the brakes, and give our asthmatic drivetrain more work to do? To that end, Enkei makes some 18" rims that are only 16-17 pounds each that look nice too. At $350 a corner. And since I'm on 17s, I'd be buying tires at the same time. Ugh...
__________________
--<< Not sent from the AutoGuide.com mobile app >>--
because car parts

Last edited by ashort; April 26th, 2014 at 01:55 PM.
ashort is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old May 3rd, 2014, 04:37 PM   #173 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
ashort's Avatar
 

Name: Andrew
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Greenwood, Indiana
Vehicle: 2009 Eclipse GS
Posts: 3,042
Rep Power: 14
ashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to all
Door Project
May 3, 2014

Originally I was going to install speakers, reinforce the door handles, and paint the swoop part of the door a charcoal gray (much darker than the original gray. For the sake of time, I bailed on the paint, but I did get the speakers and RobZ's handle reinforcements installed.

The speakers, a pair of Kenwood KFC-6993PS, have been sitting in my garage since last summer, when I bought them from Daxenth. They sound incredible. The factory 6x9s are featherweights compared to these. Love them!



It's a shame to hide these behind the factory speaker mesh, they look so nice!



They mount into the factory bracket, but there are two challenges with aftermarket speakers. Challenge Accepted!
  1. The factory harness doesn't use standard speaker connections, so you clip the plug and re-terminate.
  2. The factory speaker has the connection in the front, aftermarket in the rear. You can see I drilled a hole in the factory bracket to allow the wires to pass through to the back of the speaker.





The door reinforcement is a badly needed item for our cars, and I was able to get one of the first sets made by RobZ. The difference is night and day. I had the door panel apart for the speakers, so I just re-assembled with the reinforcements instead of the stock screws.

The driver's side handle was cracked in the middle and completely broken in two at the bottom. I epoxied it back together and assembled with the new metal pieces. They'll never break again!

THANK YOU ROB!


That's today's work.
__________________
--<< Not sent from the AutoGuide.com mobile app >>--
because car parts
ashort is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old July 3rd, 2014, 09:37 AM   #174 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
ashort's Avatar
 

Name: Andrew
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Greenwood, Indiana
Vehicle: 2009 Eclipse GS
Posts: 3,042
Rep Power: 14
ashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to all
My Hankooks are going away. They're cupping badly after only a year. I have a 2-yr/24,000 mile free replacement plan at my trusted local garage, so they are getting replaced for free on Tuesday. I certainly don't mind getting a year of tire wear for free. I might have leaned on these a little more if I'd known. In fact, I now have a 3-day weekend to have some FUN!

In addition, my van, also on Hankooks (which aren't in that free replacement window) is getting 4 new tires, because of (can you guess?) --- cupping. I'm not happy about paying to replace those.

After replacing 8 of them in the last 2 weeks for the same problem, I'm never buying another Hankook tire as long as I live.
__________________
--<< Not sent from the AutoGuide.com mobile app >>--
because car parts

Last edited by ashort; July 3rd, 2014 at 09:44 AM.
ashort is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old July 3rd, 2014, 03:53 PM   #175 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
ashort's Avatar
 

Name: Andrew
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Greenwood, Indiana
Vehicle: 2009 Eclipse GS
Posts: 3,042
Rep Power: 14
ashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to all
And another thing: Found all a lot of condensation inside my driver's side headlamp. Fortunately it's OEM and now I have an excuse to do something with it, along with a lot of other things since that bumper has to come off to replace the headlamp anyway. =-D

Gotta mull it over...I'll probably get a replacement set from ACI, but I'm not ruling out a bake, open, clean, dry, paint, re-seal party, either. Not sure if I want to do that much work or just spend the jack for Halo lamps and replace my HID bulbs with H1s. I may just do the new halo headlamps and then take my time opening and painting the OEMs.
__________________
--<< Not sent from the AutoGuide.com mobile app >>--
because car parts
ashort is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old July 3rd, 2014, 11:11 PM   #176 (permalink)
STAY FROSTY
 
DT's 4G's Avatar
 

Name: Derek
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Delaware
Vehicle: 2007 Eclipse GT
Posts: 101
Rep Power: 7
DT's 4G is on a distinguished road
Have you always had condensation, or was it just recently that you've noticed it? I had noticed some in mine about 2 months ago. Pulled the bulb out of the housing before I went into school, let the sun burn it off during the day, and put the bulb back in. No problems since.

Of course I'm not going to tell you not to get new headlights. We're always looking for excuses to mod, just the wife might not agree with it.
__________________
Mods: Gold XXR 535s, BC BR coilovers, Ralliart eyelids, OEM black housing headlights, OEM black housing taillights, DDM 6K 35W heads and fogs, debadge, red calipers
DT's 4G is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old July 14th, 2014, 03:22 PM   #177 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
ashort's Avatar
 

Name: Andrew
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Greenwood, Indiana
Vehicle: 2009 Eclipse GS
Posts: 3,042
Rep Power: 14
ashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to all
New Tires - Uniroyal Tiger Paw GTZ All Season
235/50 RZ17

July 14, 2014

Yet another reason I keep going back to my preferred local garage for stuff I can't do for myself. My preferred tire, the Hankooks, were cupping after less than a year of use. They just replaced all four of them with comparable Uniroyals for nothing, on their 2-yr/24,000 mile full replacement guarantee.

It cost me $0 to drive on those Hankooks for a year. Without discussion, they replaced them with the same size (non-OEM), and comparable model (high performance all-season), the one I would have chosen if we had talked about it.

This is the tire:
Tiger Paw GTZ All Season | Uniroyal Tire
Attached Images
File Type: jpg tiger-paw-gtz-all-season.jpg (30.0 KB, 9 views)
__________________
--<< Not sent from the AutoGuide.com mobile app >>--
because car parts
ashort is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old July 14th, 2014, 03:39 PM   #178 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
mr.cohiba's Avatar
 

Name: John
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Chi-raq
Vehicle: 2012 Eclipse SE
Posts: 540
Rep Power: 8
mr.cohiba will become famous soon enough
Good deal on the tires. I really love yellow paint calipers. I feel like they stand out a lot more. Good job.
mr.cohiba is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old May 26th, 2015, 01:44 PM   #179 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
ashort's Avatar
 

Name: Andrew
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Greenwood, Indiana
Vehicle: 2009 Eclipse GS
Posts: 3,042
Rep Power: 14
ashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to allashort is a name known to all
Tinted Windows
May 26, 2015

Just got her back from the shop. 18% VLT all the way around, except the windshield which remains stock.

__________________
--<< Not sent from the AutoGuide.com mobile app >>--
because car parts

Last edited by ashort; May 26th, 2015 at 04:17 PM.
ashort is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Tags
2009, art, cover, dash, eclipse, engine, engine cover, gauge, ipod, kit, light, lights, list, manifold, mods, mount, rear, remove, resonator, silver, silver gs, starting, swap, throttle

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Club4G Forum : Mitsubishi Eclipse 4G Forums - 2006-2012 Eclipse Authority forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Real Name
What name do you go by?
Location
Where you live.
Type of Car
Year/Model/Trim
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Silver Beast SMeclipseGT Member's Rides 40 June 27th, 2011 07:22 PM
FS: Silver Eclipse GT-SE SMeclipseGT Cars For Sale/Wanted 2 December 12th, 2010 12:33 AM
Mitsubishi Owners Day 2009, July 11, 2009, Cypress California Russ National Events 12 June 6th, 2009 11:05 PM
My Silver GT notwarnus Member's Rides 5 March 30th, 2009 02:34 PM
Liquid silver gt. notwarnus Member's Rides 25 December 4th, 2008 07:50 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:39 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Ad Management plugin by RedTyger