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    I'm finally poking my head back in here after a...

    I'm finally poking my head back in here after a long time of not using forums, since I'm in the same predicament. I'm at 67k on my 2014, and looking at rear shock options.

    I found the KYB Excel-G...
  2. So I ended up pulling out my seat backs, and they...

    So I ended up pulling out my seat backs, and they weigh about 34 pounds (larger one 23, smaller one 11). Not sure how much the bottom weighs yet, left that one in.
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    11331 Results came in fairly quickly! Looks...

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    Results came in fairly quickly! Looks like the oil/filter combination is doing a great job at keeping the wear low. I was a bit concerned over such a low oil capacity being stretched out to...
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    30k Used Oil Analysis

    I've been curious about getting a UOA from Blackstone for a while, and since I'm nearing a milestone on the car, I figured it's about time. I've been running Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 0w20 with Bosch...
  5. My UltraGauge shows 50.1 long-term average since...

    My UltraGauge shows 50.1 long-term average since the last reset. Right now it's calibrated for my 195/50/15 tires, but I also switch between 175/65/14 for my winter set and 175/70/13 to use up the...
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    Random Member Encounters!

    Have you ever stumbled upon another forum member by total chance? Happened to me the other day when someone came into my work in Chantilly, VA for an oil change and tire rotation on a black 2015 DE. ...
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    After just over 10k miles, the plugs failed. It...

    After just over 10k miles, the plugs failed. It started misfiring badly when I left work, with the CEL flashing for #1 cylinder misfire. Turns out, the ceramic insulator tips were broken on two of...
  8. So after measuring and some Google-Fu, our...

    So after measuring and some Google-Fu, our battery size is Group 85. Mine measured 404 CCA (battery not found), and the battery itself is 4 years old, so I need to start planning ahead.

    It may...
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    I have a friend in Gresham, was worried about the...

    I have a friend in Gresham, was worried about the fires causing evacuations near Troutdale. I lived in Lebanon for 4 years, definitely miss it!
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    I've been studying and experimenting with...

    I've been studying and experimenting with aerodynamics for several years, starting out on EcoModder, typically with the goals of reducing both drag and lift.
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    I'm hovering at about 50 MPG at 70 with my...

    I'm hovering at about 50 MPG at 70 with my current aero setup. Manual trans.
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    Canards Experiment

    I've enjoyed experimenting with the aerodynamics of every car I've owned. Currently, my Mirage has an air dam, deep side skirts, partial grille blocking, a ducktail lip on the rear spoiler, and I've...
  13. Best way to get those off would be to use an...

    Best way to get those off would be to use an impact wrench.
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    I've got H&R springs on there already, but I was...

    I've got H&R springs on there already, but I was considering getting some thicker spring seats to fine tune the height and lift it up maybe half an inch.
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    Does anyone happen to know the diameter of the...

    Does anyone happen to know the diameter of the bottom seats of the rear springs? If not, I can always measure it, but I wasn't sure if anyone knows off hand.
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    All this happening just a couple hours south of me, has me intrigued.
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    I have an UltraGauge installed. Even though...

    I have an UltraGauge installed. Even though Linear Logic is an awesome company and their customer service was amazing when I had an issue, I ended up liking the UltraGauge more than the ScanGauge.
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    Pulstar Pulse Plugs

    So, after trying these things out on my old car with poor results, I decided to go ahead and give them another go on the Mirage. They've made several changes to the design, so hopefully they'll work...
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    Dill part number VS-90.

    Dill part number VS-90.
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    See here...

    See here.
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    Those were before, with the original rear axle,...

    Those were before, with the original rear axle, before the replacement one was installed.



    Air dam and side skirts are made out of coroplast, mounted with L-shaped corner braces and...
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    It's lowered on H&R springs, and the rear...

    It's lowered on H&R springs, and the rear alignment was quite bad after, with a LOT of rear toe-in. You are correct that I do have a turnbuckle setup on it to pull the toe out to near zero, and it...
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    Sorry, those are going to be my winter wheels. ^^;

    Sorry, those are going to be my winter wheels. ^^;
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    Bronze Konig Heliums on Sapphire Blue

    Ended up putting the new wheels on early, since it's been unseasonably warm here in northern Virginia. Gave it a bath and broke out the camera, and here's some of the shots!

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    Welcome! "Best" depends on what you want. If you...

    Welcome!
    "Best" depends on what you want. If you still want a smooth ride, Tein makes a good set. If you want something stiffer for better responsiveness and handling, and are willing to trade...
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