Motegi 18" 7 spoke wheels
Pirelli P-Zero tires
Drilled and slotted rotors with carbon-metallic pads
custom painted brake calipers and hubs
ATE Super Blue Racing Brake Fluid
ST lowering Springs
ST front and rear sway bars
I'm not a fan of the classic "red" brake calipers, so I went with a deep candy apple crimson red. Goes great with the drilled and slotted rotors. I've also got carbon-metallic break pads, speed bleeders, and filled the system with ATE Super Blue Racing Brake Fluid. The stuff is seriously good stuff, and should last a long time. No more high speed brake fade from the fluid boiling off, and no more nasty brown stuff when bleeding the system. The brakes are a little weak until they get warmed up (2-3 mild stops), but after they do, they're something else. Nothing but good things to say about them.
The wheels, ironically, I got from a guy who had them on his eclipse. They looked monsterous in those little eclipse wheel wells. To make them fit the guy had the most rediculous tires on them, looked like you had wrapped the rim with a roll of electrical tape. At any rate he took good care of them while he had them, no curb rash, no other damage. Just for giggles we threw the supra rims on his car and made the first off-road eclipse ever. I'd still like to end up with Volk GT-7's on the car, but the price was right on these, and they aren't bad at all.
Pirelli p-zero tires, not a small chunk of change, but incredible tires. They border on track tire handling, but are dead silent even at high speeds. Not to mention what they've done for launching the car and braking distance.
I got the ST springs and sway bars for some rather specific reasons. I'm not about compromising anything on the car, and I wanted to lower it a bit, improve cornering, but not give up any of that nice luxury ride. I love to drive a car that's stiff as a board once in a while, but this is a car I drive every day. Should still be comfortable. Turns out with this setup I could get everything I want, and didn't really sacrafice anything along the way. It's a great combo, not fun like tuning coilovers or anything, but fun all the same.
I'm still working out the handling on the new suspension parts. It feels a little wierd to me coming into a corner, and takes some real work to make the car react the way I want it to. As far as I can tell (and it's hard to push the car to the limit right now) it understeers coming into the corner, and takes more throttle to get it loose coming out than I'm willing to give it.
I'd prefer it oversteer a little coming in, then push on the way out so I can keep it even with throttle.
Basically I'm thinking of either tightening up the rear swaybar a little more, or swapping to a looser front.