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Carlos Romero: 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse

Everything started from the moment Carlos Romero watched Fast & Furious for the first time. "I said to myself that I'm gonna have a car like that," remembers Romero while pointing at Paul Walker's 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse on the big screen. Romero had a previous replica from the movie but wasn't 100% accurate from the movie. Additionally, the build was his day-to-day vehicle and living in a place where it snows, rust got the best of it. So one day while surfing on the action site, Romero bought one and focused on making it accurate as possible and, "here I am with the final product."

With the help from his wife, Jasmin, they finished the project in less than 3 weeks. "I can definitely say I built it with my hands from scratch," mentions Romero. He wants to prove that one doesn't have to be a professional or work in a high-class shop to achieve what they want or dream of.

Owner: Carlos Romero
Location: West Valley, UT
Vehicle: 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse
Horsepower: 160 (estimated)
Club: N/A

SOCIAL
Facebook: CJ Romero
Instagram: @cjrh69
YouTube: Video

Photography by Jazmin Acosta, Hunter Swift, Import Sping Showoff, Dave Rawley.

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ENGINE & PERFORMANCE
DOCH 2.0 turbo

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EXHAUST
Apex 3-inch exhaust

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS
ECU chip w/ megasquirt

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WHEELS & TIRES
Axis S7EV wheels - 19"
Toyo Proxes tires

BRAKES
AEM disc brakes

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION
H&R coil overs

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EXTERIOR
Kawasaki green custom paint
Carbon fiber hood
Custom roof scoop
Blitz body kit
APR GT200 spoiler
Modern Image custom graphics

LIGHTING
Glowshift underbody kit

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INTERIOR
Sparco steering wheel
Sparco racing seats
Sparco 4-point harness
Logic Tech pedals

AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA
Alpine subwoofer
Alpine amplifiers

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FAVORITE MODIFICATION
Chrome valve cover

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS
Nitrous system

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SHOPS & MECHANICS
Vipers Auto Body - Carlos Romero

COMPETITION EVENTS, CLASSES & AWARDS
Autorama 2018 - 4th Place

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