Ryan Saghir's 3G Eclipse Site.
Here you will find pictures and information about my Eclipse
and things I've done to/with it.
I'm also the Webmaster for Club 3G - the 3rd Generation Eclipse enthusiasts site (aka NewEclipse.org). Check it out for the latest and greatest in performance modifications available for the 2000+ Eclipse! I keep that site very up to date with any rumors or newly released parts for the 3G Eclipse.
Check out these autocross photos from the
11-12-00 WSCC event in West Nyack, NY.
I walked away with a First Place trophy, beating out everyone in all the Modified Novice classes! What a way to end the season...
This event was the coolest autocross I've ever been to. It was packed with Porsches, BMWs, Vipers, RX-7s, and tons of other beautiful machines.
|This is my 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS.
The official color name is "Modern Metallic Blue". According to a Mitsubishi dealer there are under 500 Eclipses of this color made. Apparently, when the Eclipse first went into production, they only had a few colors available (Patriot Red, Kalapana Black, Saronno Red, Sterling Silver, Tampa Blue and White). The Huntington Blue and Monarch Green weren't scheduled to be released until later. At the time that these colors were to be released, the Huntington Blue wasn't ready yet, so they made a run with a very similar color - Modern Metallic Blue. Just as the Modern Blues were run, the Huntington Blue became available and they ran the Huntington instead. The colors are very similar, but the Huntington Blue seems to have a slightly more purple reflection.
Future mods (in no particular order):
|This is a picture of me during an Autocross. Autocrossing (also known as
Solo II) is one of the most fun things you can do with your car. My GS
doesn't do all that bad, but I'm in desperate need of some suspension
modifications (look at that body roll!) and real tires.
Click here to go to the Autocross section of this site.
|You can see that by cutting the fake vents under the headlight, the air
filter gets a direct blast of fresh air. I haven't noticed a huge increase
of power, but does seem to make a slight difference (it might be mental
I've had this setup for almost 10k miles, and I haven't had any problems in the rain.
|Here is a picture of the Injen "Cold-Air" Intake. I got this Intake rather than the "Short-Ram" version because I have a Sportronic transmission, and I wanted the intake to suck in cooler air rather than warm engine air anyway.|
little Photoshop work and some spare time at work, I decided to come up
with some "concepts" for aftermarket hoods on the 3G. Click the
links below to see the three designs I came up with:
1 - this one is similar to the new Celica and Mustang hoods.