Hard Earned: Joshua Zafra’s 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse

Hard Earned: Joshua Zafra’s 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse

Photography by Donnie Rochin (@r0cean11_photography)


With 67% of the Popular Vote, Joshua Zafra is the winner of the PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds award category at Hot Import Nights: San Jose, CA.

Joshua Zafra was a big fan of Mitsubishi for as long as he could remember way back when he was looking for a project car to build for himself. He remembers that he couldn’t afford the prestigious Lancer Evolution back then, but that didn’t stop him from falling in love with the 2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse on the showroom floor.

“There was something about the look of the Eclipse that I thought was different from the rest of the competition,” Zafra tells us. When everyone was building 350Zs, G35s, Hondas, and Mustangs, he decided to follow in the steps of Paul Walker and Tyrese and pick up the Eclipse to modify extensively. Extensive modification was exactly what was in store for the Mitsubishi coupe.

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Using his own hands and hard earned money, Zafra has completely transformed the Eclipse inside and out. The exterior consists of a wild combination of Duraflex components and DailyMotiveCustoms door flares, with a bunch of custom additions, finished off in Sunset Red 3-stage paint. A set of 20-inch gold XXR 526 wheels set of the color scheme just right.

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With bolstered engine performance and a custom interior consisting of carbon fiber trim and tons of mobile electronics, the car has taken home several show awards, and Zafra says he isn’t even finished yet! Keep an eye on this build as it continues to grow.

Joshua Zafra's 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse is featured in PASMAG #153. Click HERE to order.


ESSENTIALS

Owner: Joshua Zafra
Vehicle: 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse
Location: Fairfield, CA
Engine: Mitsubishi 6G75 3.8L V6
Horsepower: 320 whp
Torque: 290 lb-ft
Facebook: /jay.mushu.71
Instagram: @_nissubishi_

ENGINE

  • Apex valvetrain
  • Spectre air filter
  • Injen cold air intake
  • HKS stage 1 camshaft
  • Bostech injectors
  • NGK (Iridium spark plugs, wires)
  • Jet V Force Plus

EXHAUST

  • Custom (Y-pipe, spiked exhaust tip)
  • Road Race Engineering header
  • Test-pipe

DRIVETRAIN

  • ACT Heavy Duty clutch
  • Fidanza lightened flywheel

WHEELS / TIRES / BRAKES

  • XXR 526 wheels - 20x11 +11 (f/r)
  • Federal 525 tires - 255/35/20 (f/r)
  • StopTech drilled/slotted rotors

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION

  • K-Sport Deluxe Edition air suspension
  • Eibach sway bars (f/r)
  • Energy Suspension bushings
  • Megan Racing strut bars (f/r)
  • Whiteline sway bar links

EXTERIOR

  • Duraflex Spirit body kit
  • Custom 3-inch flares
  • GT spoiler bracket
  • BattleAero spoiler stands
  • FRS spoiler
  • Carbon fiber side canards
  • Spec-D (chrome headlights, chrome tail lights)
  • House of Kolors Candy Orange Red paint
  • LED BLG underglow
  • Wheel lighting

INTERIOR

  • Sparco (steering wheel, harnesses)
  • GlowShift (gauges, gauge pods)
  • Leather racing seats
  • Orange carbon fiber trim
  • Interior LED lighting

AUDIO / MOBILE ELECTRONICS

  • Rockford Fosgate (head unit, sub amplifiers, P3 subwoofers (2))
  • Inverted subwoofer enclosure
  • Optima (Red Top under hood battery, Yellow Top extra battery)
  • Playstation 4
  • Panasonic DVD player
  • 12.5-inch front monitors
  • 42-inch LG TV trunk

SPONSORS

  • AudioHouse

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