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Matthew Ericksen: 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse

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JUN 4 2017 (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT)
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Matthew Ericksen spent much of his college life running track - the on-foot kind, not the racetrack. After suffering from career-ending calf surgeries, he began looking for an outlet for his energy. When he visited the local dealership, he didn't know much about engines or drivetrains, but he immediately fell in love with the styling of the 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse. After his first modification, he caught the tuning-bug. The rest, as they say, is history.

Owner: Matthew Ericksen
Location: Levittown, PA
Vehicle: 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse
Horsepower: 210 whp
Club: True Precision

SOCIAL:
Facebook: Matt Ericksen
Instagram: @stanced_4g

Photography by Peter Chen, Matt Ericksen, Aiden O Sullivan.

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ENGINE & PERFORMANCE:
RRE underdrive pulley
RRE short tube headers
Fujita F5 cold air intake

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EXHAUST:
Magnaflow hi flow cat
RRE axle-back exhaust 

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS:
Hackish tuned

DRIVELINE:
OEM

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WHEELS & TIRES:
Enkei RPF1 wheels - 18x9.5 +15 (f/r)
Dunlop Direzza tires

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION:
BC Racing Extreme Low coilovers 
Tanabe strut tower bar
Moog sway bar kit  

BRAKES:
2009 Mitsubishi Evolution 9 brake conversion (Stoptech rotors, stainless steel lines)
Hawk pads

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EXTERIOR:
ITZ R-Spec carbon fiber hood 
ITZ Shine front lip 
AutoXKits carbon fiber front bumper cover 
AutoXKits carbon fiber Ralliart eyelids 
AGT Styling front/side canards 
Top1Motors Type 2 side skirts 
BMSpec GT wing risers
APR Performance GTC200 wing 
Zakustech louvers
Spec D projector headlights 
Spec D projector taillights 
Custom carbon fiber accent pieces  
Morimoto 5500K HID kit

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INTERIOR:
Password JDM Edition Recaro SR3 seats
Takata Drift 2 4-point harnesses
Evo X steering wheel swap
Coltspeed carbon fiber steering wheel cover
ARC titanium shift knob
Recaro armrest
Custom 4-point roll cage
Custom rear brace bar
Custom carbon fiber dash
Custom carbon fiber center console

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AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA:
OEM

COMPETITION EVENTS, CLASSES & AWARDS:
Carlisle P & S - 3rd place Mitsubishi 2015
Carlisle P & S - 2nd place Mitsubishi
Summer Slam - 2nd place Mitsubishi
Spring Nationals - 3rd place Mitsubishi
2016 PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds Championship - Stage 1: Elimination (Seed No. 16)
2016 Import vs Domestic - PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds #TBGLIVE (Seed 4)
2016 PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds Championship - Stage 2: Battle 4 (78 votes)

FAVORITE MODIFICATION:
"Zakustech Louvers. Some of the best 350/370Z builds in the country rock these louvers. After contacting them, I sourced a 4th gen eclipse hatch for them to fabricate 2 louvers for myself and Gary Bentz's eclipse. Completely changes the look of the car."

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS:
Evo 8/9 Brembo brake swap

SPONSORS:
N/A

SHOPS/MECHANICS:
Vibrant Finish Powder Coating

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