Page 4 of 7 FirstFirst ... 23456 ... LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 63

Thread: Replacement Struts and Shocks

  1. #31
    Administrator MetroMPG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    1000 Islands, Ontario
    Country
    Canada
    Posts
    6,822
    Thanks
    2,335
    Thanked 1,907 Times in 1,170 Posts
    Good question, Eggman. I was going to ask the same thing. I wonder if this is a "too much body roll" concern that would bebetter addressed with a rear stabilizer bar.


        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage base ES 1.2 manual: 54.0 mpg (US) ... 23.0 km/L ... 4.4 L/100 km ... 64.9 mpg (Imp)


  2. The Following User Says Thank You to MetroMPG For This Useful Post:

    MightyMirageMpg (10-16-2017)

  3. #32
    Senior Member MightyMirageMpg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Location
    wi
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    691
    Thanks
    386
    Thanked 265 Times in 168 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy409 View Post
    I am searching for any cheap replacement struts / shocks available for my 2015 Mirage DE

    After working my ass off for two summers to buy this gas "efficient" car to get to school and back, I am finding that all the parts for this car are quadrupled in price.
    Thanks Mitsubishi, for the great deal with "efficiency". Since you want $1000 + labor just for new shocks, it seems I'm paying the same ,OR More, as if I had bought an 8 cylinder SUV.


    Does anyone know if I can put ANY other shocks on this car? Preferably in the $40-$50 each range?, (as they should be priced)

    Does anyone know if I can put ANY other shocks on this car from the Lancer or Evolution?

    Thank you very much if you can provide some information.

    Jimmy409

    http://mirageforum.com/forum/showthr...ket-parts-site

    This thread has a link too a site that sells KYB's for about $60/ea

    But i cannot recommend that site on good faith, or the shocks. I've not dealt with either.


    E30 bmw, 1st gen Toyota Echo, (((which leads me to believe suzuki sx4 and the original Scion XB could be made to work))) rear shocks both fit if you get a little happy with a grinder and bushings. Honestly though i suggest ponying up the cash for factories unless you have a specific goal in mind. There is no non-mirage bolt-in shock im aware of.

    Good luck.

  4. #33
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    united states for america
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Question

    Hello Forum Members,

    Thank you all for your responses.

    I found out that the shocks are leaking after I accidentally drove off of a standard parking lot curb at 2 MPH. The car did not bottom out.
    The ride is rough now, and I'm afraid that if I do not get new shocks soon, the car will rattle itself apart.

    Again thank you for the link and info. - I will check that out.

    However, if anyone has any more information on how else to replace these shocks cheap, please post.

    Thank you ALL !!!

  5. #34
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    ab
    Country
    Canada
    Posts
    1,058
    Garage empty: add car
    Thanks
    424
    Thanked 611 Times in 346 Posts

  6. #35
    Moderator inuvik's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Coos Bay, OR
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    2,104
    Thanks
    1,673
    Thanked 727 Times in 525 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy409 View Post
    Hello Forum Members,

    Thank you all for your responses.

    I found out that the shocks are leaking after I accidentally drove off of a standard parking lot curb at 2 MPH. The car did not bottom out.
    The ride is rough now, and I'm afraid that if I do not get new shocks soon, the car will rattle itself apart.

    Again thank you for the link and info. - I will check that out.

    However, if anyone has any more information on how else to replace these shocks cheap, please post.

    Thank you ALL !!!
    Wrecking yard would be the cheapest probably

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 automatic: 40.6 mpg (US) ... 17.3 km/L ... 5.8 L/100 km ... 48.8 mpg (Imp)


  7. #36
    Senior Member Top_Fuel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Ohio
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    1,322
    Thanks
    694
    Thanked 897 Times in 474 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy409 View Post
    ...I found out that the shocks are leaking...
    ...I'm afraid that if I do not get new shocks soon, the car will rattle itself apart.
    Worn out shocks will cause tire cupping...so don't wait too long to get them replaced.

    Last edited by Top_Fuel; 10-18-2017 at 03:08 PM.

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 51.4 mpg (US) ... 21.9 km/L ... 4.6 L/100 km ... 61.8 mpg (Imp)


  8. #37
    Senior Member Subcompact Culture's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Portland, OR
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    189
    Thanks
    17
    Thanked 115 Times in 56 Posts
    I see this thread hasn't been updated in a while. Are there still NO aftermarket alternatives? I certainly cannot find any. I've looked at Monroe, Gabriel, KYB, Tokico, and have come up empty. I only have 5,000 miles on my Mirage but recently put Eibach springs on. I'd love to know my options (which currently appear to be OEM only at $145, which I assume is per shock).

    Mitsubishi has sold over 100,000 of these; it's shocking (sorry for the pun) that no manufacturer has a replacement. I mean, not even for a Space Star?

  9. #38
    Still Plays With Cars Loren's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2018
    Location
    Florida
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    376
    Thanks
    48
    Thanked 219 Times in 136 Posts
    If OE shocks are $145 x4... seems like a no-brainer to buy a $650 coilover kit that includes shocks.
    Simplify and add lightness.

  10. The Following User Says Thank You to Loren For This Useful Post:

    Gnarles2 (09-06-2018)

  11. #39
    Senior Member Subcompact Culture's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Portland, OR
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    189
    Thanks
    17
    Thanked 115 Times in 56 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Loren View Post
    If OE shocks are $145 x4... seems like a no-brainer to buy a $650 coilover kit that includes shocks.
    Oh, trust me: if I had to replace all four corners, it'd be a no-brainer. I was just conversing with a fellow Mirage owner in the Subcompact Culture group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/subcompactculture/) about being on Eibachs. So far, I like them a lot, but he said his rear shocks only lasted a few thousand miles after being lowered (even less than an inch). I started looking up replacement parts, and could not find any!

  12. The Following User Says Thank You to Subcompact Culture For This Useful Post:

    Gnarles2 (09-06-2018)

  13. #40
    Still Plays With Cars Loren's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2018
    Location
    Florida
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    376
    Thanks
    48
    Thanked 219 Times in 136 Posts
    Rear shocks are actually pretty generic. There's probably something out there that would work off-the-shelf. Would take a little research.


    Simplify and add lightness.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •