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Plus Sizing a Mirage
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Bumper Removal Procedure
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Mirage Plus Sizing


Based on my own calculations, the following wheel and tire combos are allowable while maintaining a minimum of discrepency with the speedometer and odometer. I leave it up to you to determine if the package is in fact mountable on the vehicle.

Wheel Size Tire Size Tire Height
14x5.5 185/65-14 23.47in
14x5.5 195/60-14 23.21in
15x6 185/60-15 23.74in
15x6.5 195/55-15 23.44in
15x7 205/50-15 23.07in
16x7 205/45-16 23.26in
16x7.5 215/45-16 23.62in
17x7 205/40-17 23.46in
17x7.5 215/40-17 23.77in
18x7 205/35-18 23.65in
18x7.5 215/35-18 23.93in
18x8 225/30-18 23.31in
Factory +0 +1 +2 +3 +4

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Tire Size Calculator
Coding courtesy of Chris Longhurst


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Current RR: in New RR: in
Current circumference: in New circumference: in
Difference in circumference: in or %
So when your speedo reads 70mph, you're actually travelling at mph


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Removing the Front Bumper on a 5G Coupe

Tools -- 10mm socket wrench, phillips and flat screwdrivers.

Red: Pop buttons on end of grill insert, then push in 4 tabs that connect grill insert to reinforcement bar and remove.

Yellow: Remove press fit pop rivets, by prying with a long flat screw driver. Two on the bottom facing down, one in center of large grill opening facing down, and two next to fog light opening (must remove fog light) facing down. These have a collar with four slots along the edge, and a flat button on top. Slip end of flat screwdriver into slot and "walk" the button out.

Purple: Remove 10mm bolt holding bumper to fender along the fender opening. Remove plastic phillips screw near bottom holding fender liner to bumper.

Blue: Remove three 10mm bolts facing towards radiator and then the metal plate. These bolts along with the plate hold three tabs on the bumper cover which you must bend when removing the cover.

Green: Remove two 10mm bolts and bracket on each side. Difficult to remove without bumping knuckles. Also has tabs which must bend to remove cover. Not sure which way the tabs bend, it's been awhile. You will be able to tell by looking at them. Be careful here. I snapped one of mine off trying to put the bumper back on.

After all bolts, etc. are off, pull top back corner away from fender. There is a little nub on the bumper that pops into a hole on the fender. Then start at one side, and bend first tab while pulling bumper forward, then the second, and so on. Then remove completely. There are tabs on the bottom where the yellow arrows are, but they aren't a problem.

To replace, work in reverse of above. Now be careful of the yellow marked tabs, they need to bent to go over the reinforcement bar. Special attention to the center one and the two by the fogs. Then be sure to bend the tabs along the top so as not to stress them, they will tear off easily if scraped along the metal edge of the reinforcement. Pop the corners back in, bolt it up in reverse and your all set.


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Bulb Reference Chart

Lamp Type * Part No. **
Head high/low beam, three prong H4, 9003
Fog single beam, w/ tail H3
Tail/Stop dual filament, twist in/out 1157, 3496, 2057, 1142, 12499, 12594
High Mount Stop mini wedge-long 921, 912
Front Signal/Parking dual filament, twist in/out 1157, 1157A, 3496, 2057, 1142, 12499, 12594
Rear Signal twist in/out 1156, 3497, 1073, 1141, 12498, 7506, 12496
Side Marker [Rear Bumper] mini wedge-short 194, 168, 158, 12256, 12961
Side Marker [Front Fender] mini wedge-short 194, 168, 158, 12256, 12962
Reverse twist in/out 1156, 3497, 1073, 1141, 12498, 7506, 12496
License Plate mini wedge 194, 168, 158, 12256, 12962
Dome barrel style, short DE3021, DE3022, DE3175, DE3425, 211-2, 212-2, 12844
Map Lights barrel style, short DE3021, DE3022, DE3175, DE3425, 211-2, 212-2, 12844
Dash, Instrumentation mini / micro wedge 194, 168, 158, 12256, 12962 / 74
Trunk barrel style, short DE3021, DE3022, DE3175, DE3425, 211-2, 212-2, 12844
* Single filament unless otherwise stated. ** May vary by manufacturer. First number most common.


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