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November 16th, 2017 04:48 PM
ROAD RENEGADE
The reality of body kits

Let me tell you first hand experience working with bodykits, do not expect to order the kit and it just bolt up. THERE IS A LOT!!!! of cutting, sanding, re-fiberglassing and re-shaping. I can not express how time consuming doing a bodykit is if you want it to look right. Were talking about about the kit looks like its from the factory. No gaps and the bumpers follow body lines, no puckering or overhanging lips.

If you plan on doing the kits, its definitely a two person job due to the fact of having to take the bumpers on and off again...and again...and again to check alignment. It might be overwhelming to take on the job but let me tell you, I'm so proud and protective of my car cause I built it! Not someone else in a shop.

In conclusion, if you don't have access to a shop that has a large air compressor to operate grinders, saws, and rotary sanders I would never attempt a kit project. Working with fiberglass and resin, bondo, and fibertech/carbon renforcer is allot easier than it looks. If there are any questions I can help answer or pointers about the kits just holla

Hope this did not discourage you, I'm just telling you how it really is for someone whose done it twice in my personal garage as a hobbiest.
November 16th, 2017 03:21 PM
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November 16th, 2017 03:18 PM
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November 16th, 2017 02:25 PM
Sabertooth^2 You've already got the absolute best lights ever made for the 4g Eclipse, and I'd suggest keeping the housings.

Some sources for aftermarket that I've used are AutoCityImports and DDM Tuning. I had good experiences with both

Here's a source for the body kit
06-12 Mitsubishi Eclipse VIS (Demon) Body Kit Sport Compact Auto & Import Performance Superstore
November 16th, 2017 12:37 PM
cspinner1021
New people wanting to mod....... START HERE!

Hello all my name is Catherine and I'm not new to owning Mitsubishi's cause I've owned a couple. But I'm a owner of a 2011 Mitsubishi eclipse spyder sport convertable GS. Anyway Im here in this form because Im actually really intrigue by modifying my 2011 eclipse!!! So SHEhas become my baby and a project! So anyway what Im looking to do is probably change my inside interior the most as well as the exterior. My first project is deafly going to be changing of my headlights I would like them to be a LED assembly instead of the HID one that comes factory installed from Mitsubishi. Was wondering what headlights assemblies would be probably the best ones to go for.. obviously cost-efficient and really good highlights.



That I really like to start would be I want to change the actual piece of my stereo frame? See below


What I have now.




Any chance anyone know some good sites of where I can change it replaced its frame of course changing the stereo as well Id appreciate it


Then another project will be the actual body of my car I love the demon body and I would love to actually know if there somewhere I can find just only Demon only bodykits designed for my 2011

Places I can go to actually learn how to do it all by myself yes Im a female and I can be very good with my hands

Here is my car and then below are things I want to modify on my vehicle.







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January 14th, 2016 07:02 PM
jerico
Help!

hey what's up boys,
so i know i want exhaust, tint and fog lights
whats the order i should get them done and are there any tips ?
also what exhaust sound best with the 07 eclipse special edition. thanks!!
October 22nd, 2015 04:35 PM
Jtizzle
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Originally Posted by Plain Jane View Post
I see a lot of questions here and very few answers.
As you didn't answer any! Lol

Ok so awhile back someone asked what power gains a gs can get at 8 psi from running a turbo. From what I've seen/read/been told 220 ~ 250 whp
October 21st, 2015 05:53 AM
Plain Jane I see a lot of questions here and very few answers.
October 21st, 2015 01:57 AM
Jtizzle Damn seeing my old post on here is embarrassing.
October 19th, 2015 08:33 PM
Plain Jane I remember reading somewhere that the Injen catback has to be welded on in places. Is that true? Also, will these highflow cats throw CELs? (The 200 cell cat on my last car would occasionally pop a P0420 - catalyst below efficiency/smoke weed every day)
October 19th, 2015 08:21 PM
Clovisman I don't know if you have a 2.4L/GS, or the 3.8/GT, but both are about the same. Finding headers for either engine is going to be a pain, being in the UAE it might be easier just to have someone build you a set of headers, depending on whether you have a GS, or GT, you'll be looking around $450 to $700 to have headers built, well at least here in the U.S.

Magnaflow is a good exhaust system and sound really good. Injen is another good exhaust system and is louder then the Magnaflow exhaust.

I'm really good at explaining how to do a O2 sensor setup on headers so you don't get any codes, in fact I might be the only member on this site, LOL!

My current setup is RIPP Long Tube Headers, RIPP High-Flow Cat, and Magnaflow Cat-Back Exhaust, on a 3.8L engine. Sounds really good and opens up about 45 HP over a stock exhaust system. The Pre-Cats on this engine hold back so much HP!!

If and when you get ready, tell me what type engine you have and I'll give you some options and the low-down what you'll need to do...

Welcome to Club4G.org
October 19th, 2015 08:37 AM
Mitcik
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Originally Posted by kody59 View Post
hey guys i wanna do a full exhaust system i going with RRE headers and a magnaflow exhaust just want to know what catalytic converter do i get? im thinking about the universal one from magnaflow but do i need cut and weld and stuff in order to make it fit properly?
Have you already done something for your car?
I'm very interesting in exhaust sound as well
It will be cool if you have some photos to share
February 15th, 2015 10:33 PM
Plain Jane Any STS's for the 6 speed 4G?
January 26th, 2015 03:46 PM
ashjean Would having my car done 1.8" Front Drop & 2.0" Rear Drop be a bad call if I live in Minnesota? I worry about potholes and all the crap that comes along with our winters..
January 25th, 2015 11:26 AM
kody59
exhaust for 4g eclipse

hey guys i wanna do a full exhaust system i going with RRE headers and a magnaflow exhaust just want to know what catalytic converter do i get? im thinking about the universal one from magnaflow but do i need cut and weld and stuff in order to make it fit properly?
September 30th, 2014 01:15 PM
caroaguilar hi ! I am new in the forum and I joined because i would like some references about the model of car: Eclipse. I am from Mxico and i did not find forum like this of my country, so i decided to join it To start with I saw an advertisment in this site of used cars. Its an Eclipse GT Coupe, from 2011, it has done 46.333 kms. It seems good. I leave the link in cause you want to see it: Mitsubishi Eclipse GT Coupe seminuevo 2011 46333 kms I would like you to said if it is a good options or not. Thank you !
September 17th, 2014 06:59 PM
Shadow_walker29 Can anyone help me with clutch kit? My stock clutch is goin out and I need to get a kit asap. I'm looking for at least stage 1 was looking at ACT
October 26th, 2013 12:54 PM
nate9388
L.e.d

im thinking of cutting out the letters in the eclipse trunk enclosure (interior plastic part) and mounting L.E.D'S to make the eclipse glow. anyone seen this done before? just curious of opinions before i do anything

also i have the gs sport, and i know theres only so much performance wise to do to it but does anyone know what turbo could be custom fitted? i work at a mitsubishi dealer and the mechanic says the gs sport and gt engine set ups are pretty different and if i do find a turbo than the max would be 8psi w/o damaging anything else
August 13th, 2013 02:17 PM
Jtizzle How much power gains can one suspect from getting a reflash on the 2.4L with Cai and under pulley?
August 11th, 2013 12:50 PM
Glockmanfrm Very informative post thats why i love this site perfect for noobs like myself thanks to everyone involved to take the time and try to learn me something
August 11th, 2013 12:44 PM
Haydu
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Originally Posted by Jtizzle View Post
Well here is my noob question. I want to get the rallyart eyelids will those replace the headlights on my car or does it just go over the top?
I know dumb question
You stick them on top of your existing headlights.
August 11th, 2013 12:25 PM
Jtizzle Well here is my noob question. I want to get the rallyart eyelids will those replace the headlights on my car or does it just go over the top?
I know dumb question
July 25th, 2013 04:50 PM
CuTi08 anybody know how to fix coilovers binding .. macpherson shock of MEGAN RACING it Suck for eclipse .. coilover binding it killing me cuz it make my car look bad,,,,
June 21st, 2013 06:40 AM
nintendobratkat This is informative. Thanks!
January 9th, 2013 01:49 PM
cmturner Ok I don't know why it took me here and posted the pics here, when I chose the decal thread lol
January 9th, 2013 01:48 PM
cmturner Finally got my stickers in, really makes them stand out
November 30th, 2011 06:05 PM
Skittle wow thanks for the detailed answers guys .. ^ ^ wont make that mistake again as u all can probably tell by now im pretty new in regards to cars haha... i just got my license and my 4g (first car) last march x_x;

Quote:
Welcome and good luck because you have a ton of reading in this forum to catch up on!
thanks and yes lol ^ ^; i was too embarrassed to make a "hi im new!" thread when i first joined cause i dont really know much about cars. but i am here to learn ..! and make my car better
November 6th, 2011 09:32 PM
dentedz71guy
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Originally Posted by nokiauser View Post
The common letter for inline is L. So it's L4 and V6 are the engine types.

What does it mean by an "inline" engine? When cylinders are placed next to each other in a row, it's referred to as an "inline" because they are all in one straight line.

In the world of motorsports, you will sometimes hear the term "straight six" ... yes they do have L6 or I6 engines also but these have been replaced by the V configuration for various reasons. The biggest problems with the V type engines is the weight and added complexity of more moving parts but they are more compact and heat isn't much of an issue due to the spread out of the cylinders.

I'm sure there are V4 engines out there but the only ones I know of are on high displacement motorcycles.

Welcome and good luck because you have a ton of reading in this forum to catch up on!
^What he said. Four cylinder motorcycles with the cylinders aligned in a "V" shape are referred to as V-Twins. So, yes, technically there ARE v4's out there but you'd sound ignorant calling them that.
November 6th, 2011 07:57 PM
nokiauser
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skittle View Post
i have a really simple herp a derp question... why is a 2.4 engine called i4, and a 3.5 v6? why isnt the 2.4 called v4?
The common letter for inline is L. So it's L4 and V6 are the engine types.

What does it mean by an "inline" engine? When cylinders are placed next to each other in a row, it's referred to as an "inline" because they are all in one straight line.

In the world of motorsports, you will sometimes hear the term "straight six" ... yes they do have L6 or I6 engines also but these have been replaced by the V configuration for various reasons. The biggest problems with the V type engines is the weight and added complexity of more moving parts but they are more compact and heat isn't much of an issue due to the spread out of the cylinders.

I'm sure there are V4 engines out there but the only ones I know of are on high displacement motorcycles.

Welcome and good luck because you have a ton of reading in this forum to catch up on!
November 6th, 2011 07:55 PM
xxxxxxpat_08GT_Spyder good thing you joined today Tammy, this forum needs you
why wait for Thursday?? go ahead and fill your boots right now... i'm curious?
what's a V4? and an I6? me needs to know...
November 6th, 2011 06:53 PM
Tammy1949 If by thursday these ?'s aren't answered to the tee, Ill end up doing it.
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October 13th, 2011 01:20 PM
GotRice?
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Originally Posted by Skittle View Post
i have a really simple herp a derp question... why is a 2.4 engine called i4, and a 3.5 v6? why isnt the 2.4 called v4?
^ pretty much what he said. Just to clarify a bit more, the 2.4 and 3.8 (not 3.5 in our cars) mean the total displacement of the engine. The letter I or V stands for the "shape" or type of engine and the final 4 and 6 stands for the total cylinders.

If you want to learn fully, wikipedia has a good full writeup of this. Just search for V6 or I4 and it'll explain everything in detail plus you can find out all about the other types of engines out there, W and H-type engines, etc.

Probably the next question you had in your head but didn't write is, all types of engines has pros and cons, hence all the different types. Each company uses the most cost-effective one for the type of car they're building.
October 13th, 2011 12:31 PM
eclipse_6g75
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skittle View Post
i have a really simple herp a derp question... why is a 2.4 engine called i4, and a 3.5 v6? why isnt the 2.4 called v4?
i4 - inline 4 cilinder engine
Theres no V4 engine

I just the composition of the engine
The V6 is in V 3 and 3 piston
October 13th, 2011 12:28 PM
Skittle i have a really simple herp a derp question... why is a 2.4 engine called i4, and a 3.5 v6? why isnt the 2.4 called v4?
October 11th, 2011 02:42 PM
latinpride Yea i was actually thinking about just mounting a v6 in that baby but im not so sure because of the cost.
October 11th, 2011 12:25 PM
I-Eat-Hondas
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Originally Posted by latinpride View Post
What is the max whp I could get for my 4 cylinder se eclipse
do the srt10 swap
October 11th, 2011 09:44 AM
dsm2mivec ^ cmon man search a little to get the max you'll have to boost spray and build your engine get and LSD to hold the power or people will tell you to trade for a gt
October 11th, 2011 09:32 AM
latinpride What is the max whp I could get for my 4 cylinder se eclipse
April 29th, 2011 06:36 PM
deprydation
Quote:
Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
i just got a 09 GS, recently put an injen SRI and Injen muffler (ses300TT) what should i go with next???? i jst want for my car to sound nice and be fast without goin with turbos just yet


You said "turbos" as in plural....
April 29th, 2011 03:21 PM
joeyb ^read this:

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