2013 Mitsubishi Challenger - Paddy

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Re: 2013 Mitsubishi Challenger - Paddy

Unread post by No Fn Idea » July 8th, 2015, 9:33 am

Here are the seat covers that the spud peeler put on the other week.

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Unread post by No Fn Idea » July 8th, 2015, 9:34 am

Here are some pics of the roof rack. I have talken the two little Hellas off the front and maybe at some point I will put a 50" lightbar up there. To cope with that eventuality when the snorkel goes in it will have wires pre-installed.

The single LED lights at the back are wired up to an andersen plug and were used as camp lights only. I plan to at soom stage run a wire down to the reverse lights ( I hope they are in the same junction box thingy that the trailer loom hooks into) and have the as proper reverse lights.

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Unread post by No Fn Idea » July 8th, 2015, 9:35 am

Here is the window tint. Obviously the darkest legal available...............

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Unread post by No Fn Idea » July 8th, 2015, 9:36 am

Here are some pics of the snorkel install

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The completed job

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Unread post by No Fn Idea » July 8th, 2015, 9:37 am

And here are some pics of Paddy after todays trip into the Watagans.

He never got stuck but I leant on the bash plates pretty hard.............I am gunna need the strut spacers and bigger tyres before I go out again.

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Scratch - lets hope it buffs out
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Flares L + R
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Bullbar - hard to see but it has rolled forward
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Unread post by No Fn Idea » July 8th, 2015, 9:38 am

And here are the bash plates - the transfer one only went on yesterday and it has already been heavily customised................cough cough

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Apart from the scratch I am not to worried. Everything will loosen up, realign and/or pop back into place so there should be no cost
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Unread post by No Fn Idea » July 8th, 2015, 9:40 am

Well the bignorns did well in the bush., It was a bit wetter than I thought it would be at Barrington...........I had heaps of fun. Not many pictures though.................

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Had a bit of a rest up the hill on the main road. Engine temp strated to just climb 2/3rds of the way so I back off and dawdled the rest of the way up
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Unread post by No Fn Idea » July 8th, 2015, 9:41 am

This is the creek on the Barrington Trail we had lunch on

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Unread post by No Fn Idea » July 8th, 2015, 9:42 am

Evil lurkes here wrote:A view of the Bucketts at the back of Gloucester

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Unread post by No Fn Idea » July 8th, 2015, 9:43 am

And this is the aftermath - no damaage, just mud

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Unread post by No Fn Idea » July 8th, 2015, 9:44 am

Here are some pics of my weekend at Turon NP

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Re: 2013 Mitsubishi Challenger - Paddy

Unread post by No Fn Idea » July 8th, 2015, 9:44 am

Just posting up my suspension measurements after my lift and parts install as I keep misplacing them at home. Front are Lovells struts, Rear is Ironman shocks. Ironman springs all round.

Drivers front 760mm Passenger front 770mm
Drivers rears 830mm Passenger rear 840mm
(the 10mm difference from side to side if just to do with my driveway)
(Measurements are from the bottom of the 17" rim to the bottom of the flare)

It was supposed to be a 50mm lift rear and about 40mm front - I did not take before measurements. They are the heaviest springs Ironman had to cope with CT and upcoming draws in the rear and dual batteries, bullbar, winch and bashplates at front.

Initially I had Ironman struts at the front and it sat up nice and level (no bar, winch battery and bash plates at that stage) but there was an issue with my intsall which somehow bent the rods and they had to be replaced urgently with what was available - hence they are now Lovells.

I am not 100% sure that the Lovells are giving me any lift in the front at all (as you can see by the nose down attititude of the car) - apart from the nose down attitude the fact that the CVs are dead level tells me I have no lift.

I am hoping some of you may be able to provide standard and after lift measurements so I can verify my thoughts.

I am looking at putting in some strut spacers or maybe going back to Ironman struts, depending on the price, but I am not sure if they will end up being at the same height as the Lovells now that all the gear is on - but as least they come with trim packers for the spring base which I can set the height with.

Has anyone used strut spacers in their 2013 Challenger? If so how do you rate them and what impact, if any, have they had to the performance of the strut?

And can anyone verify that the front suspension in my 2013 Challenger is the same as a 2013 Triton in terms of the strut tops only? I am trying to find out if Triton spacers are the same as Challenger ones.

Thanks in advance
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Re: 2013 Mitsubishi Challenger - Paddy

Unread post by shambles » July 24th, 2015, 8:24 pm

Nice work doing it yourself, great to see someone having a crack in a new car. Stopped polishing mine after the second outing, was like new as well

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Unread post by No Fn Idea » July 28th, 2015, 3:46 pm

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Re: 2013 Mitsubishi Challenger - Paddy

Unread post by SparkieKev » July 28th, 2015, 7:59 pm

tough challenger Nick. Thanks for sharing camping pickies. Makes me want to be out there!
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