2013 Mitsubishi Challenger - Paddy

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2013 Mitsubishi Challenger - Paddy

Unread post by No Fn Idea » July 8th, 2015, 9:13 am

I have had this car since August last year so I thought it was a bout time I posted up some details and history on here.

Becasue I am lazy I will copy the posts from my newtriton.net thread................

Picked up Paddy yesterday (09/08/14) from Lander Mitsubishi in Blacktown

It is an PB Challenger LS 5spd Auto (with flappy paddles) 2.5TD. It has lotsa normal car option like AC, cruise and bluetooth but the most important thing is the rear locker!

It was the dealer principals car so is a mid 2013 build but not registered till October - it has 15 600klms on it and I only paid $31 777 for it and we have 4yrs and 115 000klms of warranty left. I thought that was a pretty good deal becasue for the same money I could get an ex-mines spec 2010 Pradoo with 125 000klms on it with no warranty. It is the youngest car I have ever owned with the least klms on it - the warranty makes me happy.

As part of the deal I got a towbar, floor mats, headlight and bonnet protectors, front weather shields and a full tank of diesel.

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Unread post by No Fn Idea » July 8th, 2015, 9:14 am

Obviusly there is a list of mods to be done. I have spent a pretty penny buying the things below

Ebay
25" LED lightbar and some mounts for the bullbar for it
Red Arc brake controller

ARB
Safari Snorkel

Ironman
2" lift with 41mm Foam Cell shocks and struts- not sure to go hard or medium springs yet
Deluxe Commercial Bullbar
Underbody Bash plates
12000ln monster winch with dyneema rope
TREDs x4
Some recovery gear to go with the winch
270amp Dual Bettery System

Future mods or stuff to buy
Dual bettery tray - I was going to run the 2nd battery in the car but have decided to go under the bonnet
Window tint
HID spots
Roof Rack (my mate has a flat one for sale)
UHF and antenna
Maybe some sliders/steps but they are bloody dear
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Unread post by No Fn Idea » July 8th, 2015, 9:15 am

I'm hoping that most of the stuff I have already bought gets put on next weekend..............should be fun.

I have already done one mod. Looking under the front wheelarches I saw some exposed metal

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Unread post by No Fn Idea » July 8th, 2015, 9:16 am

I started to paint the underside of Paddy, still have about half of the chassis and major suspension components to go. I need to buy a few more cans though. Then I think I might also paint the bottom of the bodyshell as well

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Unread post by No Fn Idea » July 8th, 2015, 9:17 am

On Friday (15/08/15) we were supposed to pick up all the fun gear to go onto Paddy. It was a weird day. Mine started at the RMS putting Karena's plates on. THen home to pick up Chris and then into town to buy stuff. We were virtually insulted by the battery man. For lunch we then paid too much for a pie and then we were told by Ironman that some of my stuff wasn't in - those things being the bullbar, winch and bash plates.

We were told by them that the bash plates and winch may come on the afternoon truck and they would call us to let us know. They rang us half way through dismantling the front end, but only the winch had arrived. We had to go back into Newcastle to pick up the winch.

Hoping the bash plates arrive this week and the bullbar may be more than 3 weeks away....................

Anyhoo onto the some pics......... mostly in order
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Unread post by No Fn Idea » July 8th, 2015, 9:18 am

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Unread post by No Fn Idea » July 8th, 2015, 9:24 am

After returning from trip #2 to Ironman we went to Justins place and used his press to take apart the olds struts and assemble the new ironman ones with the old strut tops. The 1st one took about 40mins to do but the second one was much much quicker

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Unread post by No Fn Idea » July 8th, 2015, 9:26 am

On Saturday Laith arrived and we put the front struts back in and kicked off the rear suspension

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This is what it looks like with the 2" lift

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It will obviousluy sit differently once the bar and winch goes on. But the ride now is pretty good.
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Unread post by No Fn Idea » July 8th, 2015, 9:26 am

Next job was very important. Chris's mate Mick had arrived and chipped in as well. And that was running power to the rear of the car for the andersen plug and a CIG socket or two for the fridge in the cargo area

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Unread post by No Fn Idea » July 8th, 2015, 9:27 am

And here is the dual battery controls - rocker switch to join and detach the 2 batteries and the volt meters which were tested and taken as pretty accurate according to a Fluke multimeter

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Unread post by No Fn Idea » July 8th, 2015, 9:28 am

Then we wired in the the switch and relay and so on for the LED lightbar and the HID spotties

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Chris was keen on the pink bar...........

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Unread post by No Fn Idea » July 8th, 2015, 9:30 am

I did this a weekend or two ago. They will be going on the car this weekend

Plain black
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And with lime green highlights
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Unread post by No Fn Idea » July 8th, 2015, 9:31 am

I got around to putting the bash plates on. I could only get the first 2 on as the 3rd one required brackets to be attached to the gearbox cross memmber - I could not get the bolts off. So it'll have to wait for next time.

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Unread post by No Fn Idea » July 8th, 2015, 9:32 am

Chris and I did some more stuff on Paddy

Here is the purple sock I got for the winch - it was that or pink

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Here is the front bumber off and the winch cradle in

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And here is a pic with the bar on and the HIDs bolted up. The winch is also in.

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Still need to finish off the wiring inclduing the winch, add the lightbar back on and then trim/repair the front inner guards. Also need to put the sock on the winch rope

After adding all that weight (winch, bar, battery and bash plates) it has brought the front suspension back down a fair but. So I am going to look at some strut spacers to get some of the lost height back.
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Unread post by No Fn Idea » July 8th, 2015, 9:33 am

Here are some more progress pics. Ignore the 100MPH tape on the bottom of the bar as it's just hoding the plastic inner guard in place.

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