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    https://mirageforum.com/forum/showthread.php/7390-...

    https://mirageforum.com/forum/showthread.php/7390-Gawd-Help-Us-That-Bloody-Noise
  2. I've never touched or seen an Arduino. But, from...

    I've never touched or seen an Arduino. But, from what I understand, they're quite powerful and easy to work with.

    And...

    They make a very inexpensive OBD2 interface kit. Like sub $50.

    That...
  3. Are you still seeing a consistent improvement in...

    Are you still seeing a consistent improvement in MPG?
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    Aluminum is soft. Be careful to not remove more...

    Aluminum is soft. Be careful to not remove more material than you need to.

    I'd first go after it with soap and water and Scotchbrite. Especially the inside. If you HAVE to go at it with a wire...
  5. That's cool!

    That's cool!
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    Okay, I'm gonna wrap this "evaluation" up. ...

    Okay, I'm gonna wrap this "evaluation" up.

    Where I'd usually see 36-38 mpg in my "daily errands" kind of driving, I was easily seeing 40-42. Not only that, but it was pretty easy to achieve. And...
  7. The DBW throttle uses a pair of potentiometers...

    The DBW throttle uses a pair of potentiometers (or rheostats, if you prefer). Gotta have two in case one fails.

    You'd have to get into the ECU logic to be able to (easily) pick up on when the car...
  8. Can't you take power for your circuit from a...

    Can't you take power for your circuit from a switched source rather than directly from the battery? Then it would be off when the car is off.
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    Is the axle even damaged/bent? If it is... what...

    Is the axle even damaged/bent? If it is... what about the transmission?

    Looks like a fun little project.
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    It's all subtle stuff, nothing "night and day",...

    It's all subtle stuff, nothing "night and day", but it definitely seems to do what it's supposed to do.

    I plugged it back in yesterday. Of course, I still don't know exactly how it works, I still...
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    Very unscientific testing indicates that going...

    Very unscientific testing indicates that going back to stock did exactly what I expected.

    First thing I noticed was that it feels smoother and less "punchy" at very low revs. That jives with both...
  12. New thread. "What fails inside the CVT?" It...

    New thread. "What fails inside the CVT?"

    It will be epic.
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    Finally getting back to this. I literally haven't...

    Finally getting back to this. I literally haven't touched it in almost a year! Just left it alone and enjoyed the benefits.

    But, now I'm officially done autocrossing this car. It's returning to...
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    Finally getting back to this. I literally haven't...

    Finally getting back to this. I literally haven't touched it in almost a year! Just left it alone and enjoyed the benefits.

    But, now I'm officially done autocrossing this car. It's returning to...
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    I've found that MPG takes a dive when you get...

    I've found that MPG takes a dive when you get near or over 60 mph, and a bigger dive over 70. 38 is about the best I normally see if I get over 70. Don't let these guys bug you. Not everybody has the...
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    Check the accessory belt tensioner. A failing...

    Check the accessory belt tensioner. A failing bearing there could make a noise like that.
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    Have you done an engine swap before?

    Have you done an engine swap before?
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    Made me think of this: ...

    Made me think of this:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Lk2KHajp4Y

    I have a geeky brain when it comes to music.
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    I don't mind removing the back seat. I wish...

    I don't mind removing the back seat. I wish they'd make one WITHOUT THE BACK DOORS!

    Make it 6-12" shorter in length. Make it 8" shorter in height.

    Basically, give me the Scion iQ with a manual...
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    Today, I started the transformation from...

    Today, I started the transformation from autocross machine to daily driver. The 15x7 wheels with 205/50 front and 195/50 rear Dunlop Direzza ZIII's have been replaced with 15x6.5 wheels with 185/55...
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    Might not be Enasaves, but they're close enough...

    Might not be Enasaves, but they're close enough to the same from a performance perspective. Narrow all-season tires.

    Grippier tires are even more prone to making the car want to roll over. It's...
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    It's a top-heavy car. Could have easily been a...

    It's a top-heavy car. Could have easily been a single-car "yanked the car into a curve an imprudent speed". The stock tires "should" give up grip and slide before tossing the car, but if you do...
  23. Or you could just put $2 rubber valve stems in...

    Or you could just put $2 rubber valve stems in your new wheels and ignore the tire pressure monitor.

    If you're using traditional valve stems, they weather and wear out just like tire rubber does...
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    For street use, I'd just get a standard coilover...

    For street use, I'd just get a standard coilover kit. The Godspeed kit that I have is adequate. Put it on the car and set it as low as you're comfortable with. Keep them adjusted to full soft, or...
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    At anything under $2k, even if it needs an...

    At anything under $2k, even if it needs an engine, it's worth buying.
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