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    My '97 Mitsubishi Mirage

    Post by mitsuman on Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:32 pm

    Here is my project car. Not my daily, so you won't see it out much. If you do, give me a honk. But please don't try and race me. I will ignore you. Laughing

    I have side skirts, plus a few other small things, just haven't gotten around to putting them on yet.



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    Re: My '97 Mitsubishi Mirage

    Post by PurpleTop240 on Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:32 pm

    Nice! got for the Evo 4 are we!?


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    Re: My '97 Mitsubishi Mirage

    Post by mitsuman on Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:20 pm

    PurpleTop240 wrote:Nice! got for the Evo 4 are we!?
    Yep. OEM parts. I need to pick up a rear bumper at some point. Money for the project car is just a little tight right now. I have some other small OEM parts that will go on as well later. The only thing that won't be OEM on this (other than suspension/wheels) will be hood and trunk lid. I'll end up getting carbon fiber parts for those.
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    Re: My '97 Mitsubishi Mirage

    Post by PurpleTop240 on Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:20 pm

    are you going to do the awd swap?


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    Re: My '97 Mitsubishi Mirage

    Post by mitsuman on Sun Jul 24, 2011 3:10 pm

    PurpleTop240 wrote:are you going to do the awd swap?
    Yeah, eventually.
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    Re: My '97 Mitsubishi Mirage

    Post by hostile1 on Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:36 pm

    nice project.
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    Re: My '97 Mitsubishi Mirage

    Post by mitsuman on Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:04 pm

    Thanks.
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    Re: My '97 Mitsubishi Mirage

    Post by mitsuman on Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:54 am

    Changing ways on this.
    Selling the Evo IV body panels, not dropping in a 4g63T any longer.
    Going back to a stock-ish looking Mirage, with a different engine option.
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    Re: My '97 Mitsubishi Mirage

    Post by hostile1 on Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:27 am

    What made you decide to go a different way with it?
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    Re: My '97 Mitsubishi Mirage

    Post by mitsuman on Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:11 am

    Not sure. I love the look of the Evo IV, just not sure if I want it to be my car. If that makes sense.
    I think I like the idea of an understated exterior more.
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    Re: My '97 Mitsubishi Mirage

    Post by mitsuman on Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:51 am

    Got one side done. Rear trailing arm/disc brake from an Evo I. Going to try and do the other side sometime this weekend and get the ebrake cables hooked up. Then on to the front brakes.
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    Re: My '97 Mitsubishi Mirage

    Post by PurpleTop240 on Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:31 pm

    nice. I like the fact that you are taking the mirage and making it what it should have been.


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    Re: My '97 Mitsubishi Mirage

    Post by mitsuman on Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:57 pm

    Thanks. But you did see that I'm not turning it into an Evo anymore right? Very Happy
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    Re: My '97 Mitsubishi Mirage

    Post by mitsuman on Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:05 pm

    Here is the engine that will be going in sometime later this year most likely.


    I also picked up an Evo IV wide front bumper (custom one off from a shop in Japan), Evo V fenders (to match the wide bumper) and a few other odds and ends. The bumper is beat up. It did not survive a winter in Michigan very well. But nothing $$$$ and a good body man can't fix.
    So yeah, going back to the Evo look. I just can't help myself.
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    Re: My '97 Mitsubishi Mirage

    Post by PurpleTop240 on Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:32 pm

    haha good choice


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    Re: My '97 Mitsubishi Mirage

    Post by mitsuman on Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:58 pm

    I do not have the lip on, and you can see the missing piece on the passenger side of the bumper. I have the part, just need to attach it on there somehow (bondo most likely). And the lip is a three piece lip, and the center piece is broken. So I'll work on all that at some point. Or just wait until I have the Evo V skirts, rear arches and rear bumper and just do it all when the car gets painted.


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    Re: My '97 Mitsubishi Mirage

    Post by (HC)BackPack(HC) on Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:57 pm

    nice
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    Re: My '97 Mitsubishi Mirage

    Post by Rob himself on Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:44 pm

    bras def gotta go..
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    Re: My '97 Mitsubishi Mirage

    Post by spongebob on Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:11 am

    Evolution VI is in my top 5 secret wishlist so i think this is amazing. are you adding awd? or ayc?!
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    Re: My '97 Mitsubishi Mirage

    Post by mitsuman on Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:01 am

    Rob himself wrote:bras def gotta go..
    I was waiting to just get a new hood. But yeah, it will come off before the car hits the road again.

    spongebob wrote:Evolution VI is in my top 5 secret wishlist so i think this is amazing. are you adding awd? or ayc?!
    AWD will be later. No on the AYC.

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