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Thread: Swarthy :: 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage DE (Garage entry)

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    Swarthy
    2014
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    Mirage DE
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    1/18 - Coroplast grill block

    12/17 - Scangauge II
    6/18 - 3d printed SGII mount

    1/18 - Rear sway bar

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitsumi View Post
    it seems it would hit a ramp/bump unless the springs or shocks have been replaced.
    This won't happen for ramps or bumps. Imagine that when the axle approaches a ramp or bump, the wheels will travel over it and the anti-sway bar, being bolted to the axle at the spring seat, will in turn follow and clear the ramp or bump. It will become a problem for irregular-shaped obstacles and road hazards - possibly for chuckholes...


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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 50.0 mpg (US) ... 21.2 km/L ... 4.7 L/100 km ... 60.0 mpg (Imp)


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    Eggman is correct, its very unlikely to hit anything. It will travel up and down with the wheel which its pretty close to. However, whenever I do remove it, I will most likely add a horizontal cut to it parallel to the ground to clean it up. If I would ever have a batch made, this would be done as would a few more things to make it more visually appealing and polished.

    The angle can not be flipped up due to not being wide enough to get out and around the spring perch. Even if it did, the mounting points would be really overhung and the load distribution would not be ideal at all.
    Custom Mirage products: Cruise control kit, Glove box light, MAF sensor housing
    Current project: Developing a rear sway bar alternative

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage DE 1.2 manual: 41.7 mpg (US) ... 17.7 km/L ... 5.6 L/100 km ... 50.0 mpg (Imp)


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    Here is what I have drawn up in solidworks should I decide to get quotes on having them made. As you can see, its much prettier and basically has zero compromises on ground clearance and strength vs my prototype.

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    Custom Mirage products: Cruise control kit, Glove box light, MAF sensor housing
    Current project: Developing a rear sway bar alternative

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage DE 1.2 manual: 41.7 mpg (US) ... 17.7 km/L ... 5.6 L/100 km ... 50.0 mpg (Imp)


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    I filled up the fuel tank for the 3rd time now in the Mirage. Looks like I'm averaging about one fill per month. Yeah, I don't drive a ton. This was the best one yet at 44 mpg. Probably mostly due to warmer weather. Not bad for the coldest month of the year!
    Custom Mirage products: Cruise control kit, Glove box light, MAF sensor housing
    Current project: Developing a rear sway bar alternative

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage DE 1.2 manual: 41.7 mpg (US) ... 17.7 km/L ... 5.6 L/100 km ... 50.0 mpg (Imp)


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    Filled up again yesterday. It wasn't the best tank at 42 mpg, but still not too bad.

    I'm really looking forward to the warmer weather. This will not only get me better mileage, but also motivate me to do some more modding which will be fun and help out mileage and driving enjoyment.
    Custom Mirage products: Cruise control kit, Glove box light, MAF sensor housing
    Current project: Developing a rear sway bar alternative

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage DE 1.2 manual: 41.7 mpg (US) ... 17.7 km/L ... 5.6 L/100 km ... 50.0 mpg (Imp)


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    Today I 3d printed a mount for my scangauge. I was tired of it blocking the MFD. Once I almost ran out of gas without knowing it.

    More info in its own thread:

    3d printed Scangauge II mount




    Custom Mirage products: Cruise control kit, Glove box light, MAF sensor housing
    Current project: Developing a rear sway bar alternative

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage DE 1.2 manual: 41.7 mpg (US) ... 17.7 km/L ... 5.6 L/100 km ... 50.0 mpg (Imp)


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