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Update:
  • Got the correct turn signals installed as well as the new headlights that I ordered, they came in a couple days ago and I cant believe the difference that they make to the appearance of the car!
  • As far as new parts for the future, my special box should be in today so I will get some goodies installed and the bigger part is gonna wait till Im done deciding on which route to go. Either Brembos or my buddy who has an evo is telling me to just go pads/rotors/lines since I wont be tracking the car much more than maybe a few times a year. This is also the same consensus that Im getting from a few others as well, so Im stuck thinking in which direction to go. There are pluses and minuses to both sides so Ive got some thinking to do.
  • Lastly heres a couple of pictures?
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  • More to come when mores installed!
 

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AH! Crazy what lights can do! Looks so good. Keep an eye on the headlights, some aftermarket ones can have fogging issues. There's a pretty easy fix, so let me know if it happens to yours and I can help. It's neat that you had your side view mirrors painted. I personally liked having them black, but some prefer the color matched look. It makes your car unique at least.
As for the Brembos, it's a big investment. I'm on the side of saving the money and just getting a decent brake kit.
 

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I gots a box! Huge thanks to Nerd for helping me out with this.
Rear disc conversion
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RRE rear strut tower bar
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Razo shift knob
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Super excited to get the bar and knob installed and still collectong pieces to do all the brakes at once. I scored a super good deal on a set of Evo X Brembo calipers for $250 just gotta go pick those up. I know the fronts will fit, I just have to bore out the mounting hole for the larger hardware. The rears are gonna be another story, I haven't found ang documented info on anyone putting rear X calipers on any eclipse so itll be fun being the guinea pig. If they just dont wind up working Im sure I can sell them and use the money for evo 8/9 rear calipers.
And I was in the same boat as you Nerd with just getting pads and rotors but this was too good of a deal to pass up. Its gonna be a fun time once I get all the parts together.
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Theres the update for now?
 

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Wow. That's actually a really good deal. I don't blame ya haha.
I always wanted to install that bar, but I kept using my trunk for hauling stuff lol. The knob doesn't feel as comfortable as stock when you are just resting your hand on it, but it's way more fun in manual mode :)
 

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Congrats on getting the Brembos! You will absolutely love the stopping power you get from those. Yours I look exlikely like mine when when I first got them. If they have been sitting around without brake fluid in them, I highly recommend getting them resealed and cleaned. I went from red to black. Love them.
 

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They're gonna be awsome oncw they are in and all set up. And now I just have to think of a color that I would like on them. Im thinking about goldish/bronze, white, or just keeping them red. Anyone have any suggestions?
 

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I went from red to black with white lettering. Your goldess/bronze might be really cool. Depends if you want the calipers too ‘pop’ visually or be more subtle.





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Those look really nice! Ive never seen black rotors before, is it just a coating? And as far as colors I think Im leaning more towards the gold/bronze color, just enough flare for me(y)
 

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I feel like white would be a nightmare to keep clean. Red is classic. I really liked how gold looked on my calipers, but I kinda always wished I had found a legit bronze.
 

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Just painted rotors. The paint came off pretty quick as the brakes were breaking in. Can't wait to see yours when done.
 

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I feel like white would be a nightmare to keep clean. Red is classic. I really liked how gold looked on my calipers, but I kinda always wished I had found a legit bronze.
Yea, the more I think about it the more Im leaning towards the bronze if I can find a good one.
Just painted rotors. The paint came off pretty quick as the brakes were breaking in. Can't wait to see yours when done.
Thats interesting about the rotors, a corrosion resistant coating Im guessing? And I cant wait to get everything done!
Congrats man. The brembos is look like in good condition.
Thanks! They just need a freshening up and Im probably gonna get them rebuilt.
 

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Yeah, I believe that's the same high heat caliper paint as the brembos. My goal was to let the brake pads take the material they needed, and then the rest of the rotor would have paint on it and not rust. Makes everything look nice.
 

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Yeah, I believe that's the same high heat caliper paint as the brembos. My goal was to let the brake pads take the material they needed, and then the rest of the rotor would have paint on it and not rust. Makes everything look nice.
Thats really interesting, how is the paint holding up?

On another note, got this installed a couple of days ago.
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Ive also got the RRE rear strut bar in, I just need to get a good picture of it. And the person that I am buying the Brembo calipers off of gets back from his trip next Tuesday so Ive gotta be patient on those. Also waiting to order the rotors and pads till I find out if I can mount the rear calipers without too much trouble. Thats pretty much all thats happened since the last update.
Also rolled over 128k the other day
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