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Project Mirum: A Pleasant Surprise

Postby Tippo » Mon Oct 11, 2021 3:54 pm

A while back, before obtaining Lazarus, I heard of a possible ST185 coming up for sale locally. I texted the owner, asking if he's going to sell to give me a heads up. Well that was a while ago and I had since obtained Lazarus by sheer tenacity. Fast forward to last week, I received a message that said "well, time to let her go." Not only am I elbow deep in Lazarus, but also dealing with house, work and a whole heap load of other projects but I could NOT say "no." Take a look at the newest member of the family: Mirum, named after the Latin word for surprise.

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She appears to be ultra clean, not too much rust (some here and there) but she still obviously needs work. Super stoked to have her added to the family. She's not as far gone as Lazarus, so hoping to finish her up, then Lazzy in the long run. Anyways, hope you enjoy. I guess I'll start a fleet!
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Re: Project Mirum: A Pleasant Surprise

Postby simple » Mon Oct 11, 2021 4:12 pm

Dude! That car looks amazing. Are those OZ 3 piece Futura wheels or knock offs?
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Re: Project Mirum: A Pleasant Surprise

Postby Roreri » Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:45 pm

You're like a one man AllTrac rescue society!
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Re: Project Mirum: A Pleasant Surprise

Postby alltracman78 » Tue Oct 12, 2021 1:21 pm

Wow

Good for you! You're starting down a slippery slope though....
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Re: Project Mirum: A Pleasant Surprise

Postby Tippo » Fri Oct 15, 2021 12:20 pm

simple wrote:Dude! That car looks amazing. Are those OZ 3 piece Futura wheels or knock offs?


AG knock offs, but still look great imho. they rub very strange with the coilovers and ST205 torsen rear diff, though. Not diggin the rubber on it.
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Roreri wrote:You're like a one man AllTrac rescue society!


I hope not! lol, cool to have 2 though

alltracman78 wrote:Wow

Good for you! You're starting down a slippery slope though....


Definitely a slippery slope, I had this one in the works and she looks so close to my old car.


Here's a photo shoot if anyone is interested:

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She's definitely a fine specimen.
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Re: Project Mirum: A Pleasant Surprise

Postby Domspun » Tue Oct 19, 2021 4:44 pm

Wow, so that's how a clean St185h looks like! lol Nice catch!
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Re: Project Mirum: A Pleasant Surprise

Postby Roreri » Tue Oct 19, 2021 11:44 pm

It really is very nice--how's it drive?

From the pics I get the impression it's a rakeless drop--equal front and back. Is that so?
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Re: Project Mirum: A Pleasant Surprise

Postby Tippo » Wed Oct 20, 2021 5:43 pm

Domspun wrote:Wow, so that's how a clean St185h looks like! lol Nice catch!


Thanks! Wasn't expecting it, but had to. Would you? lol

Roreri wrote:It really is very nice--how's it drive?

From the pics I get the impression it's a rakeless drop--equal front and back. Is that so?



Drives OK. Already fixed a charging issue with grounds, leads, battery and alternator. I actually Don't like the coilovers too much, little too bouncy for me but she runs excellent. I also don't like the rubber on the tires, really doesn't do her justice and is quite squirrelly, Something to figure out in due time.

Also fun note, the owner who bought it off Bring a Trailer back in 2016 handed me all the items he did to it as well. Turns out there's an ST205 Torsen diff in the rear and lots of work done for preventative maintenance.

Here's the BAT link:

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1990- ... rac-turbo/
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Re: Project Mirum: A Pleasant Surprise

Postby Roreri » Wed Oct 20, 2021 11:57 pm

The solid service history and that ST205 TorSen rear diff is cool. Congrats on benefitting from the previous owners' love!

Don't know what your plan is for rubber, but I'm liking the Vredestein Quatrac all season tires I put on The Lorelei. Good performance and reasonable cost. Holds nicely in tight curves. They are not a very well established tire--when you go looking for reviews they don't show up much--but they placed well in a comparative review:

https://www.tire-reviews.com/Article/20 ... e-Test.htm

If you look at what categories they placed first in, it's weird that they didn't place first overall.
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Re: Project Mirum: A Pleasant Surprise

Postby abeans » Thu Oct 21, 2021 11:40 am

Tippo wrote:
Also fun note, the owner who bought it off Bring a Trailer
Here's the BAT link:

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1990- ... rac-turbo/


Wow that was super clean! That was a steal back in 16.

Not going to lie I can't stand those wheels. Especially seeing how clean it was before and with no coffee can muffler. :doh:
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Re: Project Mirum: A Pleasant Surprise

Postby Tippo » Thu Oct 21, 2021 12:01 pm

abeans wrote:
Tippo wrote:
Also fun note, the owner who bought it off Bring a Trailer
Here's the BAT link:

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1990- ... rac-turbo/


Wow that was super clean! That was a steal back in 16.

Not going to lie I can't stand those wheels. Especially seeing how clean it was before and with no coffee can muffler. :doh:


I hear ya, I actually have the OG wheels, I can easily return this to stock but I'm not sure if I want Mirum or Lazzy upgraded. I may do a poll to find out lol. So far the body on Mirum is waaaaaaay cleaner than Lazarus, but there is rust brewing in the rear behind the passenger rear wheel.

Also that's an HKS exhaust, so it's actually super quiet. I have one on my SW20 MR2 as well with my 4th gen swap. It's not loud, surprisingly.
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