Buyer beware: This is the definitive guide to buying an eclipse car.
We’ve put together a list of essential parts to buy and what to expect in a car that will eclipse your local streetlight.
Wheels – The most important piece of equipment for a car with a high-powered solar motor is the wheels.
Wheels are a key element of the vehicle’s powertrain and, as such, should be protected.
The most common kind of rubber is known as “factory-made” and should only be purchased from a reputable automotive supplier.
If you don’t have a reliable factory, then it’s best to shop around for one that’s certified by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
The easiest way to determine if the vehicle you’re considering is certified by IEC is to check its registration number on the vehicle and the date of purchase.
If the car you’re looking at is certified but you don-t have a registration number, then your options are limited.
If it’s not a registered vehicle, you’ll need to pay for a new one from an authorized seller.
It may be a good idea to have a look at a dealership or repair shop if you’re unsure about buying from a legitimate dealer.
Motor – The main motor for your eclipse car should be a powerful, all-wheel drive one.
The motor should be capable of turning the vehicle on and off, and it should also have an impressive acceleration rating.
A powertrain that has to drive the car at highway speeds will also need a good range of gears to make it work efficiently.
The best motor for an eclipse vehicle is the 3.6L V6 that’s supplied by Mitsubishi and should have a top speed of 300kph (190mph).
It should also be able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds and can accelerate from 60mph to 100kph in just 3.4 seconds.
The good news is that Mitsubashi doesn’t offer an automatic transmission, so you’ll have to get creative and buy one that has a manual transmission, such as the 4-speed manual transmission on the Mitsubishis Lancer EV or the 2-speed automatic on the Lancer.
If your car doesn’t have an automatic, then you’ll want to look for a transmission that can accommodate a manual gearbox, such like the 5-speed.
If an automatic is not on the list, then a manual is recommended.
Suspension – If your eclipse vehicle doesn’t come with a steering wheel, then the most important part of its suspension should be its front suspension.
There are two main types of front suspension on eclipse cars: shock absorbers and stabilizers.
Shock absorbers absorb shock from the sun and prevent the car from skidding off the road.
They are generally mounted on either the front or rear suspension.
Stabilizers provide extra support and help keep the vehicle stable.
They usually have a spring in the middle that can be activated by the driver to help prevent the vehicle from skid.
If there are no shocks on the front suspension, the front will be too unstable to turn on and drive safely.
If they’re installed on the rear suspension, then they can help stabilize the car.
There should be two stabilizers mounted on each side of the car, which are called a “spacer” and a “tire-line”.
The spacer is a thin metal strip that can easily be removed from the suspension.
The tire-lines are smaller strips that are also used to help stabilize and help prevent sliding.
The spacers should be installed on either side of each wheel and should be spaced apart.
The larger one should be placed closer to the rear of the wheel, while the smaller one should sit lower.
If one of the stabilizers is missing, then one of your shocks will need to be replaced.
You should always make sure that the brake pads on your car are compatible with the spacer and the stabilizer.
If these pads are not compatible, then all your braking will be useless and you’ll end up losing control.
Brakes – Brakes are a major component of any car’s suspension and should always be checked out by a certified mechanic.
If not, then consider purchasing a new set.
You’ll need one of three types of brake pads: radial, caliper, and rotary.
Each type is designed for a different braking task and should ideally have the same amount of travel.
A radial brake pad has a large rubber surface at the back of the pad, while a caliper pad has smaller rubber surfaces at the front of the pads.
Each has its own advantages and disadvantages, and there’s no set formula for which is best for each task.
The main disadvantage of a calipers pad is that it has to be adjusted slightly to fit the correct size of brake