I bought my Mira in January 2020 as my first car and have currently done a few ‘mods’ to it that I’d like to share. I bought the car for $500 with 347000kms on it. Picture below is how it currently looks.
January 2020: Starting things off, this is how the mira looked the day I got it. A standard l700.
I started by finding a mira at the wreckers and took a few bits and pieces off it for my one to replace broken or worn out parts (mainly for the interior)
March 2020: I knew I wanted to lower it and put some different wheels on it. I looked around for lowering springs but in the end I went back to the wreckers to find some different options. I found that struts from a move are shorter and bolt on with some minor modifications to lower the front. For the back I went with springs from an l200 mira and shorter shocks from an older Nissan wingroad. Being from a wagon they were alot stiffer which is good. Overall the car was about 30mm lower.
(Struts from a move vs the original mira ones)
(This is after some skids in the wet paddock during lockdown)
I found these 14" Black Racing Watanabe reps (unsure of the specs) in the corner of dad’s shed and tried them on the car to see if the offset would be good.
With some black paint and some lower profile tyres they’d be perfect. So off came the old tyres and I got to work sanding all the old paint off the wheels.
I spray painted them matte black and mounted up some 165/55 tyres I got cheap at the wreckers and they were ready to try on the car.
I only found 3 tyres at the wreckers so I’d have to wait to put the new wheels on.
Another find at the wreckers were some seats from a sirion which are a great upgrade from the original seats.