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    Was. It was fun, but as noted, it was either mod...

    Was. It was fun, but as noted, it was either mod the car more than I wanted to, or risk putting it on it's roof. I'm back to autocrossing a "vintage" Miata now. (in between refurbishing the paint and...
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    That's an understatement. If you've spent time...

    That's an understatement. If you've spent time under the hood of pretty much any other car, the lack of protection on much of the wiring under the hood of this car is borderline comical! As always,...
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    You might stuff a rag into the air intake. I just...

    You might stuff a rag into the air intake. I just avoided spraying water into it, myself.

    If you have concerns at all, I like to do this with the engine running. If the engine is running, at the...
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    Engine degreaser, or even just something like...

    Engine degreaser, or even just something like Simple Green or whatever. Spray it lightly, but thoroughly. Don't get it on the paint! Let it set for 10-15 minutes. Spray it with a regular hose. That's...
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    I don't know how low the car was, or even how low...

    I don't know how low the car was, or even how low it is now. The initial setup was stock ride height on stock springs with the Godspeed shocks. It would lift a front wheel maybe a half inch or so on...
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    Apologies in advance, this is not a short answer....

    Apologies in advance, this is not a short answer.

    There are definitely mixed opinions on the topic, and you're not wrong. Swaybars are definitely used for fine-tuning suspension. But, "real"...
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    At least I got you thinking outside the box. :) ...

    At least I got you thinking outside the box. :)

    The pitfall of a car like the Mirage is that the aftermarket is slim. If you can weld, and you're not afraid of doing a little research, math and...
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    If you're not competing and in need of ultimate...

    If you're not competing and in need of ultimate grip, there's probably not much reason to spend more than about $75/tire for this car. And there should be reasonable $50 tire options. That's $200,...
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    I don't remember if my kit came with instructions...

    I don't remember if my kit came with instructions or not. But, I seemed to remember that Godspeed had a decent website, and Google took me straight to it.
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    I think you just need to play with the adjustment...

    I think you just need to play with the adjustment range of what you have. It's very possible that you've just got it set up "wrong". (there are a lot of ways to do it wrong)

    If you've maxed out...
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    FWIW, when I first installed my Godspeed kit, I...

    FWIW, when I first installed my Godspeed kit, I was trying to stay "legal" for stock class autocrossing. My rule set allows for "any" replacement shocks, but stock springs and ride height must be...
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    I'll still sell my 40k 2015 Mirage for $5500....

    I'll still sell my 40k 2015 Mirage for $5500. Florida car, zero rust. I'm too lazy to market it, but I wouldn't mind thinning the fleet. Two people in the house. 5 cars. It's a bit much.
  13. Yep. Replaced the battery before I left on...

    Yep. Replaced the battery before I left on vacation. Came back 9 days later and the battery is dead. I'm sure there's something draining it, but I haven't had time to look at it because I've been...
  14. Lately, I regret everything. I own 3 cars. All of...

    Lately, I regret everything. I own 3 cars. All of them cool in their own way, and enjoy driving each of them for different reasons. But, at present, none of them are reliable, and I don't have the...
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    Johnny is officially the coolest person on this...

    Johnny is officially the coolest person on this forum.
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    Yeah, I did the SuperCircuit header and a custom...

    Yeah, I did the SuperCircuit header and a custom cat-back.

    https://mirageforum.com/forum/showthread.php/6152-Custom-QUIET-Performance-Exhaust
  17. After spending nearly 3 years driving a CVT in a...

    After spending nearly 3 years driving a CVT in a Versa every day, I sort of felt the same way. Once you learn how the car WANTS to be driven, you can work with it... and it's fine.

    I still don't...
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    Shopping RockAuto is interesting. As soon as you...

    Shopping RockAuto is interesting. As soon as you put one item in your cart, then other items that you shop will show an indication that they are shipping from the same warehouse. SOMETIMES, you can...
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    You can't bring them back once they've dried out...

    You can't bring them back once they've dried out like that. The damage is done. If the sidewalls are showing signs of cracking, that's where things get really dangerous. The cracks in the tread will...
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    Back from vacation! Played a little on the way...

    Back from vacation!

    Played a little on the way home, but the priority was GETTING HOME, so didn't play too much. The first leg of the trip... about 4 hours, I wasn't trying at all. Just getting us...
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    It's the driver.

    It's the driver.
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    I daily drove a Triumph Spitfire with the top...

    I daily drove a Triumph Spitfire with the top down for 3/4 of the year for a couple years. And then my first Miata was a 96 that I owned for about 7 years... I parked in a garage at home and at work...
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    Vacation Hypermiling in the wife's Miata

    Road tripping this week in my wife's 2015 Miata with 6 speed auto. Couldn't resist a little mild mpg play along the way! I set tires to 35 before we left.

    I think the most she's seen in this car...
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    Oh, I couldn't answer that question. I left the...

    Oh, I couldn't answer that question. I left the aircraft industry behind over 20 years ago! I enjoyed working in flight test instrumentation except for the fact that sometimes we had to fly to...
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    I guess I'll chime in as part of the "never...

    I guess I'll chime in as part of the "never noticed this thread before" crowd:

    After getting an AS degree in Electronics in 1986, I spent 8 years in the US Air Force as a Nuclear Weapons...
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