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    Quote Originally Posted by Daox View Post
    I think there is a good chance that I will. I'm not exactly sure when though. It would be a very fun project.
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    I am really liking these last two mods. The WAI plus the now fully blocked grill seem to really be doing the trick. I can tell the WAI is reducing my max power output. On the trip to work and home, there are hills where I have to downshift to maintain speed. I am no longer able to maintain speed on them. I slowly loose speed. This is a good thing because that means my load is increased while cruising as well.

    As for how that chalks up to mpg, I've been regularly achieving 50 mpg to work. When winter first set in, I was only able to get into the high 40s without really trying. Now, I can top 50 mpg without much effort.
    Custom Mirage products: Cruise control kit, Glove box light, MAF sensor housing, Rear sway bar, Upper grill block

    Current project: DIY Nitrous oxide setup for ~$100

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage DE 1.2 manual: 45.7 mpg (US) ... 19.4 km/L ... 5.1 L/100 km ... 54.9 mpg (Imp)


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    I'm going to again say how much I like the WAI, full grill block (here and here), and block heater for winter driving. Today it was 9F when I left for work. The block heater had ran about 30 minutes. Coolant temp was in the mid 80s when I started the car. I start and drive, I don't let it warm up unless its well under 0F. Within less than a mile, I had the heat blowing and defogging the windows because they fog up so easily at that ambient temperature. The WAI started warming up immediately and settled in the low 60s for intake air temperature for most of the drive. The coolant temp rose quickly enough, and stayed at operating temperature despite me blasting the heat with the fan on full for nearly the entire drive. This would not be so without the grill block I'm sure. These mods are so nice for winter driving.

    I also filled up last night, and my tank mpg was a nice 1.6 mpg higher than the last tank without these mods, despite being colder out and having to drive through more snow/slush. I'm pretty happy with that.
    Custom Mirage products: Cruise control kit, Glove box light, MAF sensor housing, Rear sway bar, Upper grill block

    Current project: DIY Nitrous oxide setup for ~$100

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage DE 1.2 manual: 45.7 mpg (US) ... 19.4 km/L ... 5.1 L/100 km ... 54.9 mpg (Imp)


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    I'm thinking about getting some Eibach (or H&R) springs for the Mirage.

    I know Subcompact Culture is running my rear sway bar and Eibach springs. Anyone else running that combo? I'd like some feedback on how the springs effected the handling vs just the rear sway bar.
    Custom Mirage products: Cruise control kit, Glove box light, MAF sensor housing, Rear sway bar, Upper grill block

    Current project: DIY Nitrous oxide setup for ~$100

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage DE 1.2 manual: 45.7 mpg (US) ... 19.4 km/L ... 5.1 L/100 km ... 54.9 mpg (Imp)


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    This weekend I installed some weather stripping / gasket on the underside of the front lip on my hood. The gap is pretty large IMO and could use sealing up. I used some D-profile weather stripping from mcmaster carr for the job. More info in my thread here:

    Sealing the hood gap


    And a few pictures.





    Custom Mirage products: Cruise control kit, Glove box light, MAF sensor housing, Rear sway bar, Upper grill block

    Current project: DIY Nitrous oxide setup for ~$100

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage DE 1.2 manual: 45.7 mpg (US) ... 19.4 km/L ... 5.1 L/100 km ... 54.9 mpg (Imp)


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    So, I have a little bit of body work to do once things warm up.

    It all began with the wonderful winter that Wisconsin has brought us this year. Snowing, then freezing, then melting, then freezing. This is the result. My driveway looked like an ice rink one day last week.

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    I knew it was slick, but I apparently didn't take it slow enough... I slid slowly into my garage door and got this.

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    I really don't think it'll be bad to clean up. I'm thinking some rubbing compound will take it right off. Just a bit of a bummer. The white garage door paint sticks out on the black like crazy, haha. Ah well, once it warms up I'll get it cleaned up and maybe do a DIY on scuff removal! I have a bunch of other scrapes to clean up along the car from the previous owner as well. It'll be a good time to just go over it and make it look all pretty again.
    Custom Mirage products: Cruise control kit, Glove box light, MAF sensor housing, Rear sway bar, Upper grill block

    Current project: DIY Nitrous oxide setup for ~$100

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage DE 1.2 manual: 45.7 mpg (US) ... 19.4 km/L ... 5.1 L/100 km ... 54.9 mpg (Imp)


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    much of Canada and the US are freezing our butts off at the current time.
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    We also suffer from the ice rink driveway here. Spring can't come soon enough.


    -Karl B. Relevant vehicle for here is a 2019 Mirage ES 5 speed hatchback. Lots of Toyotas and old Chryslers also.

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