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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodge Aries K View Post
    Hahaha it was the A555 which has the Getrag gearset! It was for a friend of mine, not for me. And yeah those old Daytonas were pretty neat.
    How squatted down was the rear of the mirage during that trip



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    Well, my friend is damn near a giant and then we had people in the back seat AND the transmission... The answer is very hahaha
    -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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    So, some good-ish news! I traded my Corolla hatchback for another one because I really wanted the manual version. However, since that car was paid off I had the dealer write me a check for some of the trade difference and took out a new loan which means my Mirage's loan is paid off! Why is this a good thing? Because I now finally have the damn title in my hands and can ACTUALLY REGISTER THE CAR! I'm waiting until towards the end of June when the temp plate expires so I can just get issued a new plate instead of the stupid DMV backdating it to January when I bought the thing. So yeah, my car will finally be 100% legit soon enough.

    Also, for laughs I took my 100% stock Mirage autocrossing last weekend since the weather wasn't cooperative and I didn't want to take our Yaris out (super low to the ground air intake is good for hydrolocking engine if you hit a puddle just right) for the event. My daughter had a blast riding along listing to those enasuck tires get absolutely punished and the 3 cylinder engine bumping the rev limited while smoking the tires a bit around some of the curves. Look at that body lean! It was the second slowest time for the day only with a MG convertible of some kind being slower.

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    -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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    It almost looks like it was about to lift that front passenger wheel off the ground! Hahahaha!
    -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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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodge Aries K View Post
    It almost looks like it was about to lift that front passenger wheel off the ground! Hahahaha!
    I like that autocross events are put on for enthusiasts. It gives folks an outlet for aggressive driving that is away from the motoring public.

    But you should think real hard about bringing your daughter along for a autocross run. Take a look at these videos shared by Loren in his Autocrossing thread (turn your volume down before clicking play...)





    Regarding wheel lift, have you read through Loren's posts?

    Autocrossing a Mirage

    He's done a lot of racing in his, and recently announced plans to let his modified Mirage go sometime soon. It's probably the most modified Mirage by a member here on the forum.
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    It's low speed parking lot autocross. I used 1st gear mostly and 2nd a little bit. Plus we have helmets on in case of something crazy happening. But she helped me build our Yaris... I can't tell her she isn't allowed to enjoy the car she helped build.

    The Mirage being out there was strictly because of the rain. Don't have plans to do that again since it got to go one time in it's life hahaha.


    -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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