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Stop The Madness: A Mitsubishi Eclipse On 26″ Rims

Posted in Custom, Design, FAIL, Pop Culture, Rust or Lust, trends by Kurt Ernst | September 24th, 2010 | 6 Responses |


The good thing about customizing a car is that you can build what you want, based on your own tastes. Take Pro Touring cars, for example: purists would cry “blasphemy” at modernizing a classic muscle car, while most of us would think, “cool, I wonder how it handles”. There are a lot of trends I just don’t get, but atop the list is huge rims and ridiculous lifts on cars. Why would you want to make something look like a kid’s toy and handle like a UPS delivery truck?

JVD Customworks, the shop that built this car, clearly went through a lot of effort. From the description, it sounds like they put an Eclipse body on a custom built ladder frame, then fabricated a 4wd system. The current Nissan motor will be replaced by a built LS1, which should probably make the car almost as fast as when it left the factory, but with far worse handling. Unsprung weight is your enemy, and it takes a lot of horsepower to overcome the weight and size of 26” wheels. As for me, I’ll pass, but I’d love to hear what you think. Win or fail?

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6 Responses

  1. Nads says:

    a big FAIL!!!!

  2. eddie_357 says:

    cars with big wheels is like a woman with super huge tits,they thought bigger was better, until they got out of hand ;literally.also when a car is no longer fun to drive it would have to be a fail.because its no longer a car but a circus wagon.

  3. Trystan says:

    EPIC FAIL, doing anything to a car that both decreases performance and makes it look that ugly is a fail.

  4. Nephilim says:

    I’d be less embarrassed to be seen in a smart car. Seriously.

  5. Ziegs says:

    Why in the name of all that is holy would you do that?

  6. Leon says:

    The stupidity of this car is only “Eclipse”d by the stupidity of the person who thought it would look cool.