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  1. Wife requires the heated seats... I like vented...

    Wife requires the heated seats... I like vented seats for long (2+hrs) drive.

    I thought all the autonomous driving stuff is/was stupid until I now drive 60 miles a day - 80% of which the car can...
  2. I'm still up in the air about my next vehicle. ...

    I'm still up in the air about my next vehicle.

    Required:
    Lane Keep Assist
    Auto Cruise Control
    Heated seats
    Comfortable for 6' person

    Preferred:
    Keyless start
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    Where in TX? I'm in Houston area.

    Where in TX? I'm in Houston area.
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    Exactly. Between (what I perceive as extra work)...

    Exactly. Between (what I perceive as extra work) removing the ball joints, replacing the other bushings on the LCA may also have benefits.
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    Nice find on that video. But I feel like the...

    Nice find on that video. But I feel like the extra $ is worth it on just replacing the LCA.


    Also, isnt there any other bushing on the LCA that gets replaced when a new one is purchased?
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    Install struts + shocks Change LCAs Change...

    Install struts + shocks
    Change LCAs
    Change tie-rod ends
    Unclog heater core
    Properly install AC sensor
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    This is a fun one. Maybe I'll rent a mirage -...

    This is a fun one. Maybe I'll rent a mirage - since all of them renters are CVT and ask the wife to drive it. We both go to the 1/4 mile and I'll let you know.
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    Talking to a guy without a press. Which is why I...

    Talking to a guy without a press. Which is why I had to get my hubs replaced by a shop...

    EDIT: Maybe I can pull the LCA out and just have them press the joint out. :cool:
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    Roger. LCA removal/install is literally just...

    Roger.

    LCA removal/install is literally just unbolting right? Will check the tubes when before I purchase.
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    Boots are. I thought the ball joints are...

    Boots are.

    I thought the ball joints are stamped and non-serviceable?

    I dont mind getting the LCAs; just hoping to get the cheaper ones vs the more expensive ones.

    SKP - $100.79
    DELPHI -...
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    Bumping this up. From replacing my hubs, looks...

    Bumping this up. From replacing my hubs, looks like my ball joints are wrecked - 2014 @ a little over 100k miles.

    Can someone take a look at rockauto's offerings and let me know if the cheap ones...
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    Looks like a press of sorts is needed to remove...

    Looks like a press of sorts is needed to remove the hub from wherever it's located and reinsert the new one...

    I know people are saying use a BFH but yah idk about that...
  13. Thread: Oil consumption ?

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    My 100k mile mirage consumes very little (if any...

    My 100k mile mirage consumes very little (if any at all). I wonder if I'm doing anything wrong...
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    I know I'm late to the party but: I'd rather ...

    I know I'm late to the party but:
    I'd rather spend an extra $10 of MY hard earned money towards MY car.

    Dont really care for bums. I've done my fair share to help animal shelters.
    ...
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    Wouldnt a higher rated alternator result in more...

    Wouldnt a higher rated alternator result in more parasitic loss / power loss to the wheels?

    Remember that we have an engine that you can physically feel power loss when the AC compressor kicks...
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    This is accurate. If the 'AC sensor' is back...

    This is accurate.

    If the 'AC sensor' is back there, might as well replace the heater core.

    I understand people are saying flush it out with ammonia but I dont know about possibly clogging the...
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    Went around to the car shops around the...

    Went around to the car shops around the neighborhood. Seems to be $1100-$1800 for parts and labor for both front hub/bearings.

    Not sure why it's so expensive; the parts that I found from rockauto...
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    You deserve your own post lol... I'm 99.9%...

    You deserve your own post lol...



    I'm 99.9% sure this is the problem. Now the question is how much will it cost to fix.



    I just need to get the struts and shocks installed. They're new...
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    This is the ONLY reason why I have not purchased...

    This is the ONLY reason why I have not purchased yet.

    FWIW, with the exception of the 2012 v6 mustang I had for a year or two, all my other vehicles were subcompacts. Corolla, Rio, etc. So I've...
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    I guess you're right. Now I have to figure out if...

    I guess you're right. Now I have to figure out if I want to put $ into the car to get this fixed.



    That clicking noise only happens (for me) on full turn - which only happens once every so...
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    Help me decide to keep the mirage - or not.

    I'm kinda getting tired of the mirage with the issues below:

    tire/road noise - see the other thread I just started
    AC is half broken - when the compressor got replaced, the shop claimed that...
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    Hate to lose you man. But I know the feeling. I'm...

    Hate to lose you man. But I know the feeling. I'm letting mine go as well...
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    Increase in tire noise - 100k+ miles

    I always knew that the car is loud. But at around 90k miles, tire noise has gone through the roof. I thought it may have been the cheap / black friday tires (goodyear) from walmart a couple of years...
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    According to the mitsu service manager and his...

    According to the mitsu service manager and his right hand man, no special tool. Just use whatever to keep the bolt from moving and use whatever wrench to turn the nut loose.

    Instead of buying a...
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    Thanks foe that. I watched a vid after posting...

    Thanks foe that. I watched a vid after posting and found that other vehicles use a socket to hold the bolt and a pass through wrench.

    Another carmaker also has a specialized too.

    Iíll swing...
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