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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.
    I'm on your pre-buy list


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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

    Current project: Alternator delete with regen braking modification

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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

    Current project: Alternator delete with regen braking modification

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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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