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Thread: Speck :: 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage ES (Garage entry)

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    Speck
    2015
    Mitsubishi
    Mirage ES
    Sapphire Blue
    5 speed manual
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    Replaced damaged left side mirror with aftermarket part from Rock Auto.

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    Disabled automatic air conditioning, saving fuel and prolonging life of the compressor.

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    Fumoto F106SX oil drain valve for easy, simple oil changes.
    ZeroStart 3100111 Engine Block Heater
    2017-Oct-25: Added experimental warm air intake ducting from over exhaust manifold to air filter box inlet (Removed 2018-Jan-20)
    2018-Jan-30: Added grill block. Between the two, I think the grill block is more effective.

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    2018 Jun 14: Installed Daox Rear Sway Bar

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    Increased tire pressure for improved fuel economy.

    Summer Tires: 4 Dunlop Enasave (165/65R14) on Mitsubishi Mirage ES factory alloy rims (stock wheel set for the 2015 ES.)
    Winter Tires: 4 Dunlop Wintermaxx (165/65R14) mounted on Mitsubishi factory steel rims.
    I have an extra set of Enasaves from forum member Zero and monitor and note treadwear at oil changes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eggman View Post
    I notice some knocking noises from the rear axle. I'll have to check the sway bar installation to see if I left anything loose.
    I installed my Daox sway bar last week. I put about 500 miles on my Mirage this weekend. I like the improved handling of the car, especially on curves and turns. While driving on a highway with a stiff crosswind today, the Mirage also seemed more planted.

    I don't notice any added noise while driving down the road, but I am now noticing some creaks from the rear at low speeds (parking lots and driveways). These noises weren't there prior to the sway bar, & they have become quite noticeable.

    The right side of my sway bar is wedge tight against the brake bracket. The bar brace seems tight against the axle on the left side. The bar is tucked in above the brake brackets on both side. The sway bar has definitely added a noise to the rear suspension that is most noticeable @ very low speeds.

    If the bar braces cleared the brake brackets, it would be easier to experiment (attempting to reduce/eliminate the added creaks to the rear suspension).

    Not sure others are noticing this or not, but the sway bar has created some added noises to the rear of my car, too.



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    Eggman posted some great images that show how the bar should clear the brake line brackets. Its a bit of a pain, but it will tuck up above the brackets.

    http://mirageforum.com/forum/showthr...ll=1#post72759





    Custom Mirage products: Cruise control kit, Glove box light, MAF sensor housing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daox View Post
    Eggman posted some great images that show how the bar should clear the brake line brackets. Its a bit of a pain, but it will tuck up above the brackets.
    My bar brackets are above the brake brackets. You wouldn't get the bar attached without doing that.


    Last edited by Eggman; 06-18-2018 at 08:48 AM. Reason: Fixed quote by adding closing [/QUOTE] tag.

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