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PostPosted: 20 Sep 2011 14:18 
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awsome car! where did you get the fender braces from? do you klnow if they fit a gen 2?
keep up the good work!


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PostPosted: 20 Sep 2011 17:09 
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ducko wrote:
awsome car! where did you get the fender braces from? do you klnow if they fit a gen 2?
keep up the good work!


I would've thought the big stickers on the side were a bit of a giveaway :P

http://ultraracing.ca/

(It doesn't look like they have anything for Gen2. Only stuff for the Proton/Gen 1 Mirage)

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PostPosted: 25 Sep 2011 09:28 
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Ultra Racing from Malaysia.

Their website is http://www.ultraracing.com.my

They have applications for gen 2 Lancer/Mirages and as a matter of fact I believe the fender braces are the same part.

There are several reasons why I am satisfied with these UR bars:

- They have a good distribution network - I was surprised to find a local dealer, few performance manufacturers have local distributors in my area. There are a surprising many worldwide.

- The prices are reasonable. I don't need to pay $400 shipped from Japan or similar for a pair of welded metal bars. The local distributor mantained good correspondance and sent me about 6 ultraracing decals with the package, which is nice.

- The quality is good. The welds are clean and the paint finish is nice. The bars are surprisingly lightweight, almost like aluminum. Mounting hardware is supplied (where two 10mm holes need to be drilled at the front mounting point). The bar fits well overall and looks nice.

- Since a few of their demo cars are Satria GTi/R3s, there is a good amount of development and support going into the gen 1 cars, with a great selection of bolt-on parts. I love to see a manufacturer that has serious support for these cars, not just Civics and Skylines.

The bars work incredibly well. I'm sure any old bar triangulating the fender area will work equally well, but I'm just glad I found a readily available application for the Mirage.

a picture of where the holes need to be drilled:
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PostPosted: 25 Sep 2011 15:51 
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How big of a difference did the fender bars make to the handling?
And are there any negative effects?

It seems like a worthwhile mod


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PostPosted: 27 Sep 2011 07:25 
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i think im interested :D

have you tried it in a race track? did your lap times improved? :D


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PostPosted: 05 Oct 2011 17:55 
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As mentioned before Spetz, the fender bars make an incredible difference and I recommend them fully. There are no negative effects other than about 1kg more weight.
This car is a street car that carries family members and groceries on a daily basis, and I have been putting off the idea of a full rollcage as it interferes with those means. I may do some more chassis work later on, though.

I modify my engine bay a lot. I recently did a minor wire tuck on the headlight harness. Here is a before and after pic of my most recent change on the air intake:
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The poverty metal strap radiator mounts are temporary. I have something planned that should make the engine bay look a little less cluttered.

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PostPosted: 05 Oct 2011 19:02 
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Looks great, how hard is it to do the wire tuck?


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PostPosted: 06 Oct 2011 02:32 
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as experience with the new intake???

also wonder over CAI

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PostPosted: 06 Oct 2011 16:45 
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It's not a proper "wire tuck" per se, I just routed the headlight harness between the headlight and the radiator support, instead of in the engine bay. I suppose a proper tuck would involve extending the wires and running then behind the fenders and such, which it a bit too much for me.
I changed the intake because the piping used to curve around the battery, but I relocated the battery so I can now just use a straight pipe. It used to be a cold air intake and it still is a cold air intake. It has no effect other than looking cleaner.


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PostPosted: 18 Oct 2011 14:04 
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Thanks for the info great project keep up the good work


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PostPosted: 31 Oct 2011 18:58 
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Just a picture of how the car looks now, more or less.

http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii80 ... 3c200f.jpg

http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii80 ... 1ce648.jpg


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PostPosted: 31 Oct 2011 19:18 
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Looking nice ;)


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PostPosted: 31 Oct 2011 23:01 
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Dude what size and offset are those RPf1s? R u on spacers?

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PostPosted: 01 Nov 2011 07:14 
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15x7 +40 standard civic size, no spacers.


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PostPosted: 01 Nov 2011 13:32 
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Bro Yoshiken, can you please show me how you put the air filter?
I mean, it is impressive, but I wonder whether how you connect the air filter over there?


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