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    My First car
    2018
    Mitsubishi
    Mirage ES Plus
    White
    CVT

    -EZ lip pro side skirt and bumper lip
    -Auto dynasty/Speed Daddy lowering springs
    -Enkei RPF1 15x7 41mm offset
    -Nexen SU1 summer tires 195 45 R15
    -Carbon fibre wrapped hood, VVIVID brand
    -Shark fin antenna
    -Titanium Lug nuts 13g each
    -5% rear passenger window tints. 25% VLT front driver sides. VVIVID tints
    -Rear universal diffuser.
    -underbody rubberize rust coat, partially done. Its an ongoing project.
    -painted the calipers with annonized high heat glossy red
    -Speed Daddy Ebay Springs (FOR SALE!)
    -installed a philips engine block heater
    NOTE: all upgrades were installed by myself. Except tire to rims install and balancing. I did the tints, hood wrap, diffuser install, antenna swap, Underbody rubberized rust coat... etc

    Details

    -Rear diffuser
    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F182951733803

    -ez lip on the side and front bumper
    https://www.ezlip.com/product/ez-lip-pro/

    -Carbon Hood wrap and gas cover.
    https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00L9J4L6A/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    -Shark fin antenna installed
    https://www.ebay.ca/itm/White-Auto-Car-Exterior-Roof-Shark-Fin-AM-FM-Radio-RV-Signal-Aerial-Antenna/153056237463?hash=item23a2dcd797:g:j1EAAOSwnTpbHE3 h

    -Vvivid 5% tints and 25% tints high quality, Made in Canada: https://www.ebay.ca/sch/instawraps/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

    Rear seats has been removed for weight reduction and spare tire.

    Stock

    -Sprayed rubberized undercoating in the wheel wells, and underneath the car too.

    -Engine block heater

    -Red annonized metalic caliper painted

    -Speed daddy (ebay)/auto dynesty (amazon) lowering springs. They are the same springs. (FOR SALE). Send a Message!

    -Spring Spacers:
    https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B000AMBOFS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    -Enkei RPF1 15x7 41mm offset
    -Nexen SU1 summer tires 195 45 R15
    -Titanium lug nuts
    https://www.twmperformance.com/lug-nuts/titanium-lug-nuts

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    Looks awesome and welcome aboard!

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        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)


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    Could I see better pics of the rear diffuser please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex1a1f View Post
    Could I see better pics of the rear diffuser please?
    Here are the pictures of the rear diffuser. I am planning to build a flat tray just after the rear axle to the rear diffuser to maximize the effectiveness of the diffuser.

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    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F182951733803

    Thats the diffuser. It is very robust. I reversed onto a curb, and those plastic fins stopped the car completely without breaking. I had to make a hole for the exhaust and added a fire retardant aluminum with foam insulation then sticked it onto the right side of the diffuser and wrapped the exhaust pipe with an exhaust wrap to prevent the abs plastic from melting. I made a hole at the middle part of the diffuser so that the towing mount is out/accessible. I placed a small metal rod through The towing mount to keep the diffuser in place. Two holes were made near the edge of the bumper from the corners of the diffuser. Two retainer clips Also holds it in place. Theres a box underneath the mirage (I dont know what it is/called) and theres two screws that can be seen if u look underneath the car. I replaced it with a bigger screws and that also holds the diffuser in place. I will rake pictures when I get a chance.

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    Those Enkei were my 1st choice due to weight. But i was concerned about clearance. You have any rubbing issues with those?

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    Ya, I totally regret not pulling the trigger on your very set of wheels. They look amazing. When I did my research they were THE lightest 15" I could find. Dont get me wrong, im very happy with my Heliums. But damn, those RPF1's are so sexual!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qrush View Post
    Ya, I totally regret not pulling the trigger on your very set of wheels. They look amazing. When I did my research they were THE lightest 15" I could find. Dont get me wrong, im very happy with my Heliums. But damn, those RPF1's are so sexual!

    There is enough clearance to fit the 205s tires. I would say theres half an inch clearance from the lip of the rim and the shock absorber’s metal housing. Theres no rubbing at all even when the suspension is bottoming out. Im regretting not going for the bigger rims. I couldve went for 16” or 17”s. But regardless, it improved the acceleration, and steering response/handling considering each wheel and tire is about 3 lbs lighter than the stock steel wheels and enasave tires. Upsizing to 16” or 17” wheels is going to make your car slightly slower, since the new wheels will be much heavier than stock. Note that my new set has around 2% less circumference than the stock 14” tires. More torque gets put onto the asphalt, meaning faster acceleration. Handling has improved drastically, these 195s never oversteer on wet roads.

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    Welcome to the site. Great looking Mirage you have there.
    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: 45.6 mpg (US) ... 19.4 km/L ... 5.2 L/100 km ... 54.8 mpg (Imp)


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    Nice lookin' Mirage!

    What are your thoughts about the springs?

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage DE 1.2 manual: 44.0 mpg (US) ... 18.7 km/L ... 5.3 L/100 km ... 52.9 mpg (Imp)


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    That's a fantastic looking Mirage. Nicely done.

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