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    My $600 engine replacement totally agrees with...

    My $600 engine replacement totally agrees with the above.
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    My wife got one of those letters last week. It...

    My wife got one of those letters last week. It was something that was made to look like a check for close to $2500, but if you looked close enough, it was a "voucher" for trade-in value or something...
  3. Thread: My Custom Intake

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    Sometimes that's all that matters. :) I...

    Sometimes that's all that matters. :)

    I learned that you can get similar sound by just installing a "torque strut" from the upper engine mount back to the strut tower. You get more responsive...
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    ^^^ I left out some words above. I paid $6800...

    ^^^ I left out some words above.

    I paid $6800 for the same car... two years ago.

    These cars depreciate rapidly. $1,000 per year easily. So, this should be a $4800-5000 car. Do some more...
  5. Thread: Bought 2

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    This! Inquiring minds want to know.

    This! Inquiring minds want to know.
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    I paid $6800 for essentially the same car (2015...

    I paid $6800 for essentially the same car (2015 with 25k miles), but with manual trans. I think $6k is on the high side.

    Do some research, and come up with a number you're willing to pay. $5k....
  7. Thread: My Custom Intake

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    Science: The entire intake and exhaust system...

    Science:

    The entire intake and exhaust system both work the same way. It's all about managing resonance.

    The flow of air is not constant. Intake (or exhaust if you're looking at an exhaust)...
  8. I kinda like them both. I want to like the ES...

    I kinda like them both. I want to like the ES (estate or wagon style), but I'm not crazy about the rear window. I like the coupe... but, slightly too much "fin" action going on.

    Still, really neat...
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    Volvo P1800
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    Isn't water thicker than that?

    Isn't water thicker than that?
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    What Fummins said. The engine was designed to...

    What Fummins said.

    The engine was designed to use 0W20. All 0W20 is synthetic. Use a 0W20 oil and you can't go wrong. Change it every 8-10k miles. Be happy.

    I change my oil every July with...
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    They will generally make noise for quite a while,...

    They will generally make noise for quite a while, and that noise will get WAY louder before they fail. Jack the car up and grab the wheel. Rock it from side to side and up and down. Feel how much...
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    2017 should have the updated factory suspension...

    2017 should have the updated factory suspension which is known to HANDLE better, I don't know if it rides better. Most of the change, as I recall, was in the calibration of the rear shocks. I doubt...
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    The Nissan Figaro was a very cool, and very retro...

    The Nissan Figaro was a very cool, and very retro design.
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    Need more info. (I'm too lazy to look at your...

    Need more info. (I'm too lazy to look at your garage, if it's even in there)

    What year is your Mirage? How many miles on it? Have you changed anything suspension, tire or wheel related already?
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    You know you're a Mirage owner when you get...

    You know you're a Mirage owner when you get downright PISSED at the car ahead of you for accelerating unevenly because they cause you to short-shift into 2nd thinking that they're accelerating...
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    Geez, it's in the 50's here today. Going to my...

    Geez, it's in the 50's here today. Going to my usual Monday night car-guy dinner hang-out where we traditionally sit on the covered patio. I may have to wear socks.

    This weather is ridiculous.
  18. Thread: 155 Width Tires?

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    The autocross competition chapter of my Mirage's...

    The autocross competition chapter of my Mirage's life is over.

    You can read about it here.

    But, that has nothing to do with this thread. These are street tires for street use.
  19. Thread: What did I miss?

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    Whoa, show down there! I didn't sell MY Mirage. I...

    Whoa, show down there! I didn't sell MY Mirage. I sold my Mom's Mirage to my son. Planning on keeping mine for a while.
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    I think we had a day and a half of winter a few...

    I think we had a day and a half of winter a few weeks ago. Down in the 50's. It was freakin' cold!

    Looking at a high of 78 today. It's been a warmish winter so far.
  21. Thread: 155 Width Tires?

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    Drove out to dinner tonight. I'm already adapting...

    Drove out to dinner tonight. I'm already adapting to the feel of these tires, even without making any suspension or tire pressure adjustments. They're quiet, smooth-riding, and handle well-enough....
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    Makes sense. 93 octane allows the ECU to adjust...

    Makes sense. 93 octane allows the ECU to adjust to more advanced timing, which will improve throttle response and torque. Better FE goes with that.

    Most people who have tested that say that the...
  23. Thread: What did I miss?

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    Well, technically, I sold a 2017 Mirage for...

    Well, technically, I sold a 2017 Mirage for $1200. And personally delivered it from FL to KS.

    There was a slight family discount involved.
  24. Thread: 155 Width Tires?

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    Performance review will have to wait until I get...

    Performance review will have to wait until I get the tire pressures set, fix my alignment, and spend a little time with them.

    My alignment is messed up, and these tires REALLY make that more...
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    Amazon had the lower price last night.

    Amazon had the lower price last night.
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