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24 Nov 2019 14:17 #27629

I’m the proud owner of a Mira Avanzato that I bought new in 1998.

The car was on a SORN for 8 years (I couldn’t bear to part with it) but now it’s back on the road and I’m trying to get a few things sorted.

I want to lower the suspension and I made the mistake of buying coilovers from Keicar4life (it was before I joined this forum). When I took them to be fitted to the garage that does my MX-5 (sorry, I changed a broken headlamp but that’s about as far as my spannering abilities go) they said the rear shocks were wrong. Needless to say the guy went all quiet when I emailed him. Does anybody know what the right shocks are and where I can get them from?

Also I’d like to replace the standard 13x4.5 wheels with something 14 and a little wider. Does anybody know what what would be legal? If I have to get them custom made I would if I knew exactly what to ask for.

This is a car that always brings a smile to my face when I drive it!

Thanks in advance.

Ian

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18 Apr 2020 15:32 #27673

Hi, I have an Avanzato also. Since you've had yours from new, you might know what that odd bump is for on the top of the dashboard. I guess it might be an infrared sensor for remote locks or an alarm? Did yours come with remote central locking? Mine is a Japanese import, but maybe yours also since it's a Mira rather than a Cuore. Also, there are dash lights on mine for an airbag and ABS but it doesn't seem to have either, so I wonder which spec was fitted with these given that the Avanzato was the top of the range. cheers

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20 Apr 2020 09:02 #27674

Hi. Yes, that's the receiver for the central locking. I think I have ABS but can't be absolutely certain because I drive with the electric power steering off by taking the fuse out and it's the same fuse for both. Definitely no airbags.
What suspension have you got?

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21 Apr 2020 15:12 #27675

No idea what the suspension is, the one it came with I think. It hasn't been lowered or anything like that.

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25 Apr 2020 18:02 #27677

If you're trying to get rear shocks still, have you tried GAZ? They could custom-make them, last time I checked.

Other than that, you're probably looking at trying to get some KYB ones, but they're part of their New SR range which isn't available in Europe. Getting them from Japan is awkward to get shipped because of pressurized oil, weirdly Amazon Japan seems to be the best bet for the shipping because of this.
There are two part numbers that show up - NSG8012 & NSG8014 - and I'm not sure which would be the right one.

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05 Jun 2020 16:20 #27685

Rear shocks and springs can be imported from Japan. I'm currently running a set of Greddy lowering springs for mine on the standard shocks, but the shocks themselves are past it and need to be changed soon. So I'll be looking at getting a set of KYB SR shocks all round which seem to retail at about £250 plus shipping and fees from Japan.


1998 Daihatsu Mira TR-XX Avanzato R4
1991 Autozam Carol Type-G
1994 Nissan S13
1997 BMW E36 316i Saloon
1996 BMW E36 323i Compact (Sold)
1998 Toyota Chaser JZX100 (Sold)
1998 Toyota Soarer JZZ30 (Sold)
2000 Perodua Nippa L201 (Sold)

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