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Old 07-08-2008, 03:31 AM   #1
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ways to make car faster?? if possible

Well i have a mitsubishi Mirage 98 and im not sure i can really make it very much faster i feel as though that i might as well just be better off getting a new car but just off curiosity does anybody know if there are any ways i can make it faster?
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Old 07-08-2008, 04:42 AM   #2
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To make any signifigant gains eventually you'll be looking at a motor swap, and more or less have to strip the car. Getting a different car is really the only practical thing here. Little things like exhaust, intake, and a tune can be done, but you're looking into four-figures dollar wise for decent stuff, and you'll only get a barely noticable gain, not even close to worth it IMHO.

You wanna get faster? I highly recommend AutoX racing. It's one car at a time on a course made of cones; no danger of crashing into anything. There are different classes for different cars, you're not competing against Vettes. you'll be trying to beat the times of Grand Ams. and there is a novice class for beginners. It costs $25-$40 a day. The biggest organization for this is the SCCA which runs hundreds of events across the country, although there are other groups that do races as well.

People have no idea how much skill racing takes, even in a slow car. Go to five of these events, take in all the advice from the pros (maybe ride with them on a run or let them ride with you), and I'm betting you'll knock 1/4 off of your time. To do that with modifications would have cost you thousands and you'd still be a shitty driver.
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hmm I see well as I figured getting a new car would most likely be the easiest and I probably should get some advice from pros. but its not totally about racing ya know just a way of having something that would probably be more fun just to get around but thanks alot for the info helps alot. Might as well settle with an older car I got to drive my friends '71 Dodge Charger and it was well worth the amount of gas it took to drive it but probably not one of the most efficient.

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no way keep the mirage and plant a 4G63T between the fenders and your mitsu will go faster..

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Old 07-10-2008, 06:05 AM   #6
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Ive seen a 4g63 swapped mirage.

I think thatd be a cool swap, and itd make a hell of a sleep, heres a question though when they are doing those swaps are they stayign FWD or are they converting it to AWD?
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