God I love those turbo rims. The ripoffs of the food processor corvette wheels? Yumm yumm make me a smoothie Mr Car
Thanks for the tips on tire sizes. I would agree that a 205/50R15 is a good amount of sidewall. That's a lot of tire on a little car! As long as it fits I'm game. I ran that size in the winter on my turbo Protege and did fine on washboard and fire roads. Nothing that size at Costco but I can look around elsewhere. Here I am badly stuck in some Blizzaks at Thanskgiving 2010
Traction and LSD's and AWD can't do dick when you're out of ground clearance. One reason I prefer FWD on small cars.
There don't seem to be any Mirages or Cyborgs available from Japan anymore. I was looking at some other countries and stumbled across what is probably the nicest bone stock CSM sedan in the world. In the ideal Sophia White, naturally. https://www.carsales.com.au/private/det ... AD-4352827
only $1100 US niiice
Of course there they call it a Lancer over there. That really would make an AWD swapped sedan the Evo 0.5 huh.
Been doing some reading around the forum and learning a lot. Just going through the 4G15 section page by page instead of searching now. Sounds like I'll try adjusting the cam back a tooth when I change the belt. As far as engine swaps go, I read a quote (from Tim ofc) that the Euro-spec GTi Colts had high compression 1.8 engines. Looks like that'd be the holy grail for my purposes if I can find one.
Got my Buick back on the road yesterday! As long as I can keep one of my beaters roadworthy I can freely dismantle the other whenever the whim strikes me. Probably time to pick up AAA.