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Shocks and Struts for Mitsubishi Eclipse

The Eclipse is the compact, sporty car produced by Mitsubishi between 1990 and 2012. The Eclipse offers a lithe, sporty, and responsive ride, and it is also known for its taut suspension and strong performance, which keeps it moving smoothly over potholes, uneven roadways, and other obstacles. There is an array of replacement suspension parts for the Mitsubishi Eclipse, designed to keep this strong, sporty ride intact in addition to performance and racing options designed to enhance the sporty look.

What kind of shocks and struts does the Eclipse need?

In general, people refer to the replaceable parts of a vehicle's suspension system as "shocks and struts." Some cars use front struts and rear shocks while other cars use struts only. It's important to replace worn suspension parts with the proper items, and for most model years and trims of the Mitsubishi Eclipse, the vehicle uses both front and rear struts. This helps to give the Eclipse a more taut and sporty ride and enhances the racing feel of the vehicle. Rear and front struts can also be structured differently, so it's important that you select the right damping pieces for your Eclipse.

How do you choose replacement Eclipse struts?

As you drive over potholes, bumps, rocky roads, and other obstacles, it's normal for your Eclipse's shocks and struts to wear out. Although inspections are recommended every 50,000 miles, when it is time to replace your shocks and struts, you'll want to make sure to select a full pair of front or rear struts. If you replace only one suspension piece without its paired partner, you can create an uneven ride, damage your tires, and wear out the new part more quickly.

There are a number of direct replacement options for Eclipse shocks and struts. However, check your model year and trim line in order to ensure that you are selecting the correct parts for your Eclipse. You can also choose from a array of performance and racing options or specialized choices for low-riding Eclipses. These suspension packages are designed to amplify the racing potential and taut feel of your vehicle's ride, and you can achieve enhanced performance with these parts.

How do you know when shocks and struts need replacement?

You can see and feel important signs that can indicate that your suspension parts need replacement. Some of these warning signs include the following:

  • Front diving or rear dipping: If your car dives in front when you brake or dips in the back as you accelerate, this could mean that you need new shocks and struts.
  • Too much bouncing: The suspension system cuts down on bounce and jump, so if your car is not handling obstacles smoothly, there may be an issue with the shocks and struts.
  • Tire cupping: Your suspension keeps your Eclipse running smoothly on the ground. Worn out parts could lead to uneven, patchy wear on your tires that scrapes off portions of tread. This kind of poor wear pattern could mean that you need suspension service.