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The Mitsubishi Eclipse: Japanese star in the tuning sky!

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The Mitsubishi Eclipse: Japanese star in the tuning sky!

The Mitsubishi Eclipse has won hearts over the years. Whether in films or on the street, he has managed to establish himself as a fixture in the car and tuning world. And its popularity has also made it the ideal canvas for tuning enthusiasts interested in getting something unique out of the Japanese's striking design. The Eclipse, originally introduced in the late 80s, has evolved from a humble coupe into a symbol of sportiness and style. It's no wonder that the Eclipse is many people's favorite item to tune. From the slim profile to the aerodynamic lines, the Eclipse is the perfect basis for experimenting and giving the Japanese a personal touch.

Mitsubishi Eclipse tuning

A particularly popular approach when tuning the Eclipse is to give it a more aggressive, sporty look. This can range from eye-catching body kits to individual paint jobs to modified hoods with air inlets, etc. The interior is often not spared either. Many opt for Recaro sports seats, a new sports steering wheel or other details to intensify the driving experience.

The Mitsubishi Eclipse: Japanese star in the tuning sky!

But it's not just looks that count. Many also enjoy lending a hand under the hood. performance improvements Chiptuning, the installation of one Turbo kits or special sports exhaust systems can transform the Eclipse into a real beast. The tuning changes can not only give the Japanese more horsepower, but also a fantastic sound.

Tips for tuning: form and function in harmony

But despite all the fun and creativity, there are things to keep in mind when tuning. First, and perhaps most importantly, you should ensure that all mods comply with legal regulations. Not all parts are approved for road traffic. This can vary from country to country, so it's important to check in advance to inform and, if necessary, to apply for an individual inspection from the TÜV or a similar institution such as Dekra, KÜS etc. Second, keep the bigger picture in mind. A car is more than the sum of its parts, and it's important that all the tuning details work together. This not only means that they are visually appealing, but also that they do not interfere with each other or even worsen driving behavior.

The Mitsubishi Eclipse: Japanese star in the tuning sky!

Third, quality matters. Cheap tuning parts can be tempting, especially if you have a limited budget for the conversion. But in the long run, it's wiser to invest in high-quality, brand-name components that not only look and perform better, but also last longer. In conclusion, the Eclipse is a rolling canvas for tuning enthusiasts. The wide popularity and cool design allow for endless possibilities for personalization. But as with anything in life, it's important to do your research beforehand and make sure any changes are both safe and legal. This way you can get the most out of the wonderful coupe and turn it into a personal work of art.

The Mitsubishi Eclipse: Japanese star in the tuning sky!

Mitsubishi Eclipse generations overview

Generation Years of production motorization Dimensions (L x W x H) Performance Features
1st Gen (1G) 1990-1994 1.8L 8V to 2.0L Turbo 16V 4379 x 1732 x 1326 mm 92 hp to 195 hp All-wheel drive option, pop-up headlights
2st Gen (2G) 1995-1999 2.0L DOHC to 2.0L Turbo 4493 x 1737 x 1313 mm 140 hp to 210 hp New design, Spyder Cabriolet option
3st Gen (3G) 2000-2005 2.4L SOHC to 3.0L V6 4515 x 1750 x 1349 mm 147 hp to 210 hp V6 engine option, changed design
4st Gen (4G) 2006-2012 2.4L MIVEC to 3.8L V6 4560 x 1834 x 1351 mm 162 hp to 265 hp Last generation, increased performance
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