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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:33 am 
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Thank you for that massive update!!!

You are one of the guys that inspired so many around the world. Pictures say it all!

Also, we constantly taut your use of the GVR4 twin pot upgrade as the first brake upgrade option.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:10 pm 
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Nice thank you for the update and pictures. I always wondered what happened to this car and glad it's still on the road

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:00 am 
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It has been nearly 9 years since I had the car in a drivable mode and I am amazed at how old I’ve gotten. The car is raw, grumpy and takes a lot of effort to drive – god it’s fun – but this isn’t something I would appreciate driving every day and I don’t think it’s something I could.

I know this feeling, I've recently come across it myself after getting mine back on the road. I've started to miss the interior and the open dump is just ridiculously loud. The seats hurt my ass and I feel like a tuna crammed into a can. It rides like a lumber truck with the stiff springs and adjustable shocks cranked high. The steering is heavy, it cuts in too fast with too much camber, everything rattles and shakes. It's crude, loud, rough, and any rational person would be appalled to have to ride in it for longer than a few minutes. After racking up 140 miles in a few days of test+tune, I fell back in love with it. :flux:

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1991 Eagle Summit ES Hatchback - 4g15 12v 5spd
1991 Dodge Colt -4g15 12v 4spd
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1978 Oldsmobile Cutlass - 468BBO TH350
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1990 Dodge Colt-4G63T 5spd


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:01 pm 
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Awesome write up! I think I got my colt the same year, still don't plan on ever getting rid of it.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:46 pm 
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12 years, let's see. I've probably had 15 other Mitsu's since then, possibly more :lol: .

If you don't mind me asking, what sort of health issues were you having and did you get them sorted?

This is one of the cars I remember from early on here. Always thought it was so cool. Please forgive me for asking as I'm sure you covered it somewhere here but what size wheels are those?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:25 am 
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Hey Mirageman, dont think i've had that many cars in that time! certainly done a few mitsis' though.

92 V6 6A12 Galant - Loved this so smooth to drive, I had the Twin Turbo model when i lived in NZ 20 years ago.
98 V6 6G74 Diamante/Verada - Crusiey daily, was slammed and bounced around everywhere.
95 4G63T RVR Sports Gear- Absolute POS, terrible car, like driving and overpower shoebox.
2x 2007 V6 6G75 380's - Like the American Galant of that year but modified for Australia, fantastic cars but a bit thirsty on the fuels.

Moved onto Ford's now, missus has a new Focus S and i'm driving a new Fiesta ST - which i think is the perfect city commuter. The urge to sell all the Fords & Borg for a Focus RS has been very real!

As for health, a had a stroke about 3 years ago that left me with dozens of severe daily headaches. I spent about 3 months in bed after it happened and it took me 6 months before i could tie my shoes. Its been much better now though but my lifestyle has had to change significantly in order to keep it managed.

Wheels are 17"x7.5


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:01 pm 
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Wow, a stroke! Glad you are all better man. I bet that was pretty damn scary to say the least.

I considered a Fiesta ST as well, they are sweet cars. But in the end we cheaped out and bought a used 15 Mirage ES to bump around on. Now the Focus RS, wow. Saw one in white at the Ford Dealership a few months ago. One of the best looking cars out there in my opinion.

I think you're the only guy here that can pull off 17's on a 3g. I always thought 16" would be the max but those look great. Especially with those big brakes sitting behind them.

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