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    So what you really want to do is get one of those Ford Focus louver systems from a rear-end collision junk-yard Focus, and adapt it to the Mirage! You might only be able to use the actuator mechanism and then design your own louvers to fit the Mirage spaces.

    In my own case, I'll just read along with interest but not actually be concerned about modifying our Mirage unless we see winter mpgs plummet more than I might expect. I also expect I'd go the tape route first.

    If I were to go higher-tech than tape, a louver system, I could control with a lever or knob from the driver's seat would be very nice. Something as easy to use as the manual choke I had to install on my '64 Ford Galaxie 500 would do very nicely.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Codylehr23 View Post
    Yeah let's do yellow. Thank you
    You got it. I'll order the material today and keep you updated via PM or email on the progress.
    Custom Mirage products: Cruise control kit, Glove box light, MAF sensor housing, Rear sway bar, Upper grill block

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonkeyPal View Post
    So what you really want to do is...
    I have my next step mostly designed. I just need some time to print it out, put it together and give it a try. I have a 3d printed louver setup that I think will work very nicely. If I ever get to swapping it over to the Mirage, I'll post it on the forum. This link has a little more info in it.

    https://mirageforum.com/forum/showth...ll=1#post67980
    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: 45.4 mpg (US) ... 19.3 km/L ... 5.2 L/100 km ... 54.6 mpg (Imp)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Daox View Post
    I have my next step mostly designed. I just need some time to print it out, put it together and give it a try. I have a 3d printed louver setup that I think will work very nicely. If I ever get to swapping it over to the Mirage, I'll post it on the forum. This link has a little more info in it.

    https://mirageforum.com/forum/showth...ll=1#post67980
    That's a very interesting thread. It got me wondering whether you could have a small area in your full-frontal air dam, as close to the automatic fan as possible, that was would be triggered to open whenever the fan kicked on? Maybe a small circle or rectangle. It might be much easier to do than wide louvers. Or, if it triggered a few degrees lower than the fan, perhaps the fan would come on even more rarely!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daox View Post
    You got it. I'll order the material today and keep you updated via PM or email on the progress.
    Thank you



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