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Thread: Reasonably Priced Car :: 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage SE (Garage entry)

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    Reasonably Priced Car
    2014
    Mitsubishi
    Mirage SE
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    37k Km, aftermarket cruise(rostra?), compustart(disconnected), weather tech floor mats, stock tires.

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    Removed rear emblems.

    Stock black/purple heated seats, 6 way drivers.

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    Stock

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    Block heater of some kind.

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    Stock

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    Stock aluminum wheels and Dunlopís.

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    They were the cheapest ones I could find with a tread pattern I liked. The cheapest 165 I found was this And they were more moneys.
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Size:  75.4 KBTo me I'd think they'd be more likely to float if you hit a patch of slush on the highway.

    I liked this one better and hope it'll do ok in slush and snow, not pack the treads and hydroplane as easily. My hopes at least. Maybe a tire engineer will chime in? Name:  rotalla-s100-large.jpg
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Size:  58.9 KB They're probably rock hard compound compared to blizzaks or michelins and not the greatest on ice but if I have any trouble stopping there's always curbs or other cars to slow me down. Everyone has their preference for tires and reasons for treads or brands. I had blizzaks on my caravan and hated them for the most part, packed with snow and you needed to spin to get through deep snow.


    Last edited by Fummins; 12-03-2019 at 02:39 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Eggman View Post
    Try swabbing with some petroleum jelly.
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    POS Nissan[URL=http://www.fuelly.com/car/nissan/pathfinder_armada/2004/whiteduall

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage SE 1.2 automatic: 37.0 mpg (US) ... 15.7 km/L ... 6.4 L/100 km ... 44.4 mpg (Imp)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fummins View Post
    I assume you bored out an aluminum wheel? Mine are steel I spent a few hours and a combination of sanding drum,A file,a carbide burr, stone grinder bits. The carbid burr seems to be the ost effective, til I broke it.
    I ended up doing this once - enlarging the center bore of steelies for winter use. Except I somehow kept from snapping my carbide burr. Took a while with a dremel, but I got all 4 done.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage SE 1.2 manual: 56.0 mpg (US) ... 23.8 km/L ... 4.2 L/100 km ... 67.2 mpg (Imp)


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    I broke this bit 4-5 times now. There was just a little nub left to grab onto. The bit itself was still good and sharp. It was a cheapo princess auto special. It had the tiny arbor end on it I can't remember the size, my die grinder take two sizes and It's the smaller of the two. I ran out of patience, and air. I only have a few pancake compressors at home and they won't run any air tools I have.
    I might hang on to the wheels and finish grinding them away if I ever have too much free time.
    Quote Originally Posted by Eggman View Post
    Try swabbing with some petroleum jelly.
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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage SE 1.2 automatic: 37.0 mpg (US) ... 15.7 km/L ... 6.4 L/100 km ... 44.4 mpg (Imp)


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    We had X-Ice on our Caravan, I didn't think much of them at all. I bought, then sold some Pirellis, the pattern looked good but I remember having a similar pattern before and it was mad noisy.

    We had a badazz ice storm this weekend and once again, my Weathertechs from Nexen from Walmart were amazing.
    Zero, 2014 ES Plus 5MT, written off but not forgotten.
    Zero II, 2014 SE, 5MT, climate She's HOME now!
    Shelby AKA "Cute", 2017 ES 5MT, A/C.

    Mirage owners look at the world differently than everyone else, but in a better way
    We're driving the Beetle of the 21st century, the greatest small car now available!

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2017 Mirage ES PLus 1.2 manual: 39.0 mpg (US) ... 16.6 km/L ... 6.0 L/100 km ... 46.8 mpg (Imp)


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    Weathertech or weathermaxx? I didn't look too hard but couldn't find a weathertech tire. Found these though https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/weather.../6000194101742 Name:  999999-886847479694_Weathermaxx1.jpg
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    They look kinda similar to the 185/65 marshall(khumo) I have
    Quote Originally Posted by Eggman View Post
    Try swabbing with some petroleum jelly.
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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage SE 1.2 automatic: 37.0 mpg (US) ... 15.7 km/L ... 6.4 L/100 km ... 44.4 mpg (Imp)


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    Let me go have a look They likely are Weathermax. I've got something around that is weathertech. probably winter socks or something as odd. Yep, gold ole weathermaxx. No longer available as well.

    They work as well as any winter tire I can remember having, in ice and going up hills and braking they are the best I personally recall. I have to really work at it to get traction control or ABS to activate.
    Zero, 2014 ES Plus 5MT, written off but not forgotten.
    Zero II, 2014 SE, 5MT, climate She's HOME now!
    Shelby AKA "Cute", 2017 ES 5MT, A/C.

    Mirage owners look at the world differently than everyone else, but in a better way
    We're driving the Beetle of the 21st century, the greatest small car now available!

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2017 Mirage ES PLus 1.2 manual: 39.0 mpg (US) ... 16.6 km/L ... 6.0 L/100 km ... 46.8 mpg (Imp)


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    I lucked out, sold the wheels and tires I got from kijji last night. Got my money back. I told the guy I did grind out the one wheel and started the second. He didn't care.

    Got a call from Quattro yesterday morning confirming delivery date and where I want the tire dropped off. They'll be here mid next week, unless someone wants them more than I do and grabs them from my from steps. We got a few inches of wet snow this morning. The stock junky dunlops did good on the freeway as they were mostly clear, stopping and getting going isn't the greatest though. Felt the stability control kick in pretty hard while making a left turn at a snowy intersection. I was expecting the back end to slide out a little but nope, big brother kicked in and stopped all the fun.
    Last edited by Fummins; 12-04-2019 at 09:21 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Eggman View Post
    Try swabbing with some petroleum jelly.
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    POS Nissan[URL=http://www.fuelly.com/car/nissan/pathfinder_armada/2004/whiteduall

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage SE 1.2 automatic: 37.0 mpg (US) ... 15.7 km/L ... 6.4 L/100 km ... 44.4 mpg (Imp)


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    Hey lucky you selling those wheels. Nice.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage SE 1.2 manual: 56.0 mpg (US) ... 23.8 km/L ... 4.2 L/100 km ... 67.2 mpg (Imp)


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    Yeah, sold to the one and only guy who replied to the ad. I guess he tried to buy them originally but I beat him to it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Eggman View Post
    Try swabbing with some petroleum jelly.
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    POS Nissan[URL=http://www.fuelly.com/car/nissan/pathfinder_armada/2004/whiteduall

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage SE 1.2 automatic: 37.0 mpg (US) ... 15.7 km/L ... 6.4 L/100 km ... 44.4 mpg (Imp)


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    My cheapo tires showed up early. Not sure when I’ll mount them, I was gonna bring my wheels off the car to work with the armada tomorrow but it sold after being on kijiji for less than a day. Bye gas pig! Name:  222B67DF-B398-4B9D-9C2E-AA26F368E542.jpg
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    First impressions of tire: cheap but look better than old stock tires. Name:  3D94CC63-B535-4F5E-B088-2B360A64A34A.jpg
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Size:  86.5 KB the siping isn’t very deep. I’m not exactly sure wtf the sticker means, but I’m guessing I’ll get c level fuel economy and horrible traction in the rain?


    Last edited by Fummins; 12-10-2019 at 04:42 AM. Reason: Still learning engrish
    Quote Originally Posted by Eggman View Post
    Try swabbing with some petroleum jelly.
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    POS Nissan[URL=http://www.fuelly.com/car/nissan/pathfinder_armada/2004/whiteduall

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage SE 1.2 automatic: 37.0 mpg (US) ... 15.7 km/L ... 6.4 L/100 km ... 44.4 mpg (Imp)


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