Apr 24, 2013

Hatchback Throwback: CA4A Mitsubishi Mirage


What's up guys. Ok, I know what ya'll are thinking. There is no way you can get a CA4A Mirage in Malaysia. But would that really matter if you can get CA4A conversions like these. I knew the owners Ajim and Shalie for quite sometime now. Aside from casual mountain runners, they are also members of an underground society; Free Runners Syndicate (FRS).


What really got my interest with these guys is how enthusiastic they are towards their rides. Only known by their MDM names (Proton Satria) on their pink slips, but these rides look nothing like it. Shalie explains, the CA4A chassis code is the longest produced Mitsubishi Mirage Hatchbacks ever. Produced from 1991 to 1995 consisting from many variants like the Mirage RS, Mirage Cyborg, Mirage Cyborg and other variant that even I couldn't remember.



Even though it is not as well known as the Honda Civic EG Hatch, but this car was known to give the Honda EG a run for their money back in the 90s. All due to running on a Mitsubishi 4G92 Mivec powerplant found in the JDM Mirage Hatch. These cars are a perfect example of what the Mirage would look like. Ajim's variant follows the Mirage RS whereas Shalies's variant is the Mirage Cyborg.
TUNING MENU (REDDU)
Owner: Abdul Azim (Ajim)
Model: Proton Satria / Mitsubishi Mirage RS
Location: Putrajaya, Malaysia
ENGINE:
1.6L 4G92P,
Stage 1 Head job, 4G93 GSR Intake Manifold, K&N air filter,
Works Adjustable Cam pulley, Fuel Regulator,
4-2-1 Headers, Custom S-Flow exhaust with 5Zigen tip.
DRIVETRAIN:
FM221 5 Speed Manual, Lighten Flywheel, Exedy Clutch.
SUSPENSION, CHASSIS AND BRAKES:
GAB Sport Absorbers and Coils,
CA4A OEM Brakes (Front) CE9A OEM Brakes (Rear)
Bendix Metal King pads
4-Point UR Front Bar, Adjustable Upper rear bar.
WHEELS AND TIRES:
Malaysian made TE37s
Federal 595EVO 195/55/R15 (all round)
EXTERIOR:
Full Mirage front conversion, Ferrari red paint.
INTERIOR:
SSCUS Semi bucket seats and harness,MOMO Steering wheel, Ralliart shiftknob.

TUNING MENU (AVALANCHE)
Owner: Shalie Shahrom
Model: Proton Satria / Mitsubishi Mirage Cyborg
Location: Putrajaya, Malaysia
ENGINE:
X.XL 4GXX
272 Camshafts, 4-2-1 Zenden Stainless Steel Headers, Simota CAI Enclosed filter,
NGK G-Power plugs, Port and Polish,
DRIVETRAIN:
5 Speed Manual
SUSPENSION, CHASSIS, AND BRAKES:
Mines RS High-Low Coilovers
UR Front bar 4 point, Rear 3 point strut bar, Upper rear 2 point bar
OEM CA4A Brakes (all round)
Bendix Titanium Stripe pads, ABS delete.
WHEELS AND TIRES:
Enkei RPF1
Toyo Proxes T1R 195/50/R15 Front
Bridgestone MY-02 195/50/R15 Rear
EXTERIOR:
Full Mirage Cyborg front and rear conversion, Yellow fog lights,
Mirage JDM rear bonnet reflector.
Scotia White paint (Mitsubishi OEM)
INTERIOR:
Nardi Torino Steering wheel, Ralliart shiftknob.

In conclusion, seeing how clean and close to completion these rides are, I can definitely say that these Mirage enthusiasts have the closest thing to the original CA4A. But they still have a few little bits before they can say their rides are 'complete'. If you got a sweet ride to share, just contact me through MC Facebook Page or e-mail to aliffaznan@yahoo.com with high resolution pics and specs. That's all from MC, Peace!





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