Added OBDLink LX
Installed a Fumoto F106SX oil drain valve for easy, simple oil changes.
Installed a ZeroStart 3100111 Engine Block Heater
Added experimental warm air intake ducting from over exhaust manifold to air filter box inlet (Removed 2018-Jan-20)
Added grill block. Between the two, I think the grill block is more effective than the warm air intake.
Increased tire pressure for improved fuel economy.
Summer Tires: 4 Dunlop Enasave (165/65R14) on Mitsubishi Mirage ES factory alloy rims (stock wheel set for the 2015 ES.)
Winter Tires: 4 Dunlop Wintermaxx (165/65R14) mounted on Mitsubishi factory steel rims.
Picked up an extra set of Enasaves and the Dunlop Wintermaxx tires from forum member Zero.
I read it in an old post dated 03/10/2017. See info from the post below:Originally Posted by Eggman
"Has Anyone Installed the Rokford Fosgate Stereo System on their '17?
I purchased the kit when I bought the car a couple weeks ago (17 Mirage SE) and I got the kit to the house today.
On the top page of the installation instruction sheets says in all caps:
IF THIS IS BEING INSTALLED IN A MIRAGE WITH DISPLAY AUDIO WITH SMARTPHONE LINK RADIO HEADUNIT THEN A REFLASH OF AMPLIFIER MUST BE PERFORMED. FAILING TO PERFORM THE REFLASH CAN RESULT IN ISSUES WITH THE SOUND QUALITY THAT COMES FROM THE FACTORY SPEAKERS.
If anyone has installed this on their '17 (SE or GT) can you comment on sound quality or if it is a real necessity to have the amp reflashed? I know I'm probably going to have to head back to the dealership if the sound is really awful but if anyone has some insight that would be awesome.
I'll have to check my instruction sheet to see if they have the same warning printed on them. Have you seen this warning on your instructions?
Here is some additional information I had found. I also found a contact phone number and email for a rep at Rockford Fosgate.
He did notice a distinct difference after the software upgrade.
Last edited by Eggman; 03-16-2019 at 03:56 PM. Reason: Fixed quotes.
Just so we are clear, you know that my Speck does not have the display audio, right? I mean, I'm still interested in trying out the various firmware versions as I'm able, but I personally expect to hear good results with the amp kit as it is. At least for my own install. I guess I can't understand why it wouldn't make a noticeable improvement for others, that's all.
My RF kit has the warning about use with display audio units. I wouldn't let that stop or delay the install, the hardest part.
I'm doing mine now.
I am in luck with my system. Today I had contacted the representative at Rockford Fosgate. He is going to loan me the amplifier software update kit. He just asked me to promise that I would send it back to him, once I am done with the update. I definitely will get it back to him ASAP. He even gave me more information and asked me to reach out to him if I encounter any problems or have any questions. I appreciate that he is doing this for me. He seems like a really good guy. I should get the kit early next week.
I can hardly wait to get the system updated and installed. Now I will make it a priority, since I don't want to keep the update kit too long.
It's in and it's good. The RF kit makes my Pioneer speakers really come alive.
If you notice in my modifications section up at the top of this page, I have Amazon links to the stuff I used to put in the speakers. Considering just the cost of the adapters versus the time spent permanently and irreversibly damaging my doors, the Scosche SAMI651 speaker adapters are worth it. It made for a professional looking installation, something I value.
I documented the install and included a bunch of pictures here in my Garage thread starting with this post: I just made a few changes to Speck.