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    Quote Originally Posted by Subcompact Culture View Post
    I really like Discount Tire, but they've done it to me three times. They've paid for it each time, however.
    I bring my personal torque wrench and ask them to use it 😉



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    I much prefer the clean lines of the 14-15 front end with the Konigs. The chrome on the 17- is overwhelming when you have incredible wheels. The front end chrome on the 17- really detracts from the amazing chrome wheels.

    Has anyone here experimented with removing the chrome from the front of the 17- series?
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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2017 Mirage ES PLus 1.2 manual: 39.0 mpg (US) ... 16.6 km/L ... 6.0 L/100 km ... 46.8 mpg (Imp)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Fuel View Post

    WARNING: GET A 4-WHEEL ALIGNMENT ! ! !
    How does one align the rear tires on the Mirage?

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    The rear isn't adjustable.
    Quote Originally Posted by fred101 View Post
    Pardon me Mr. Fummins

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage SE wussie cvt edition. 1.2 automatic: 35.1 mpg (US) ... 14.9 km/L ... 6.7 L/100 km ... 42.1 mpg (Imp)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dust2dust02 View Post
    How does one align the rear tires on the Mirage?
    An out of spec rear axle would need to be replaced.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 49.6 mpg (US) ... 21.1 km/L ... 4.7 L/100 km ... 59.5 mpg (Imp)


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    The trailing axle is super flimsy, I've pulled a few out and couldn't believe how much they twist.
    Quote Originally Posted by fred101 View Post
    Pardon me Mr. Fummins

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage SE wussie cvt edition. 1.2 automatic: 35.1 mpg (US) ... 14.9 km/L ... 6.7 L/100 km ... 42.1 mpg (Imp)


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    Thanks for posting this. I am going for 15 inch wheels after the warranty runs dry. These 14 inch skinny tires are abysmal for handling. I hope I can put up with it for another 24k!

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 41.5 mpg (US) ... 17.6 km/L ... 5.7 L/100 km ... 49.8 mpg (Imp)


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    Quote Originally Posted by precisionxt View Post
    ...These 14 inch skinny tires are abysmal for handling.
    If you want to improve the handling of your car now, install a rear sway bar.

    A sway bar is probably the most important single modification you can do to a Mirage that will have the biggest impact on handling. A Mirage with great tires still rolls around like crazy. Do the sway bar first...you won't regret it.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 51.8 mpg (US) ... 22.0 km/L ... 4.5 L/100 km ... 62.2 mpg (Imp)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Fuel View Post
    If you want to improve the handling of your car now, install a rear sway bar.

    A sway bar is probably the most important single modification you can do to a Mirage that will have the biggest impact on handling. A Mirage with great tires still rolls around like crazy. Do the sway bar first...you won't regret it.
    I forgot to mention that I already have an aftermarket rear sway bar installed. Iíve noticed it does make a difference vs other models without it. Maybe Iím just not used to it yet.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 41.5 mpg (US) ... 17.6 km/L ... 5.7 L/100 km ... 49.8 mpg (Imp)


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    I can't "weight" to show off my new setup once I get rubber installed


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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 44.4 mpg (US) ... 18.9 km/L ... 5.3 L/100 km ... 53.3 mpg (Imp)


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