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Mitsubishi Related / Crawler gears!
« on: July 06, 2018, 05:48:45 PM »
 Here's another crawler gear video, same obstacle from two angles, both trucks have front and rear lockers, 35's and about the same amount of lift. Obviously my truck (the blue one) has crawler gears. It really shows how much control you gain with gears and that you break traction less which translates to less broken parts (from shock loads) and lower operating temps (not working as hard). I know this is a rock crawling video but it applies to overlanding as well, on overland trips we carry a lot of gear and even on my trucks with small tires the T-case gears really earn their keep. For those of you who camped with me in the mountains north of LA last summer you experienced it first hand.
What I'm talking about is heat and power, the guys without gears experienced repeated overheating all the way up the mountain while us geared down dudes casually drove up the steep forest road with A/C on in the 105 degree heat. The overheating trucks were largely stock too, you can still create a serious load on your drivetrain with just your camping gear and a long grade. If you plan on 4 wheeling you should really consider regearing your transfer case especially if you have 33-35" tires or heavy things like drawer systems or pulling trailers offroad. These trucks were built to go fast offroad so they're not geared so great for low speed offroad drives. Gear upgrades come from Marks4wd in Australia, and can be purchased from Adventuredrivendesign.com or special ordered from Advancedadapters.com or sometimes directly from Marks4wd.com depending on how they're feeling that day. For the Gen 2 i recommend 2.72 gears for 33's or less and 3.15's for larger than 33's, carrying a lot of gear, towing offroad or if you plan on going bigger in the future.

https://youtu.be/FZGcrs62rr8

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Gen 2 Montero / MOVED: Coming soon: 00 Montero rolling project
« on: June 20, 2018, 11:11:32 AM »

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Mitsubishi Related / Front shock installation video
« on: May 08, 2018, 05:03:11 PM »
 My first try at an instructional video, it's pretty hard to talk to nobody and do a job. Kind of confuses me as well as remembering to not be in the way of the shot.

https://youtu.be/0WqOkHa_gts

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Mitsubishi Related / Gen 1 and 2 A/C fan retrofit
« on: May 03, 2018, 07:09:13 PM »
 So i bought a 10" universal fan for the Gen 1 and a 12" for the Gen 2. I gutted both inop stock fans and installed the new fans into the stock shrouds fairly easily. The 10" required it's shroud completely butchered leaving only the center ring, then i just bolted it to the original fan location in the old shroud with minimal modifications as the stock bolt holes lined up with the new fan.

 The Gen 2 retrofit was almost as easy, this one the new fan shroud almost fit perfectly inside the old one. I trimmed 3/16" from the 4 corners and pressed it into the stock shroud. I used leftover stock screws to fasten it, the bolt holes didn't line up this time but they did evenly secure the metal flange to the motor by of each fastener centering it in the stock shroud.

 Wiring these up is simple, as pusher fans the new fan wires go blue to black and black to blue. If i were using them as pullers they would be black to black and blue to blue. These things move a lot more air than stock (so far) but time will tell.


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For Sale Automotive / Gen 3 mid skid prototype
« on: February 23, 2018, 04:46:51 PM »
 I have the first mid skid plate we made, it is steel partially hand formed and painted black. $60 plus shipping if anyone wants it.

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Mitsubishi Related / Montero Model info YAY!
« on: February 02, 2018, 08:46:25 PM »
 Same deal, Working on chassis codes again. Post your knowledge and i'll keep adding to this top post, then i'll move it over to the Wiki forum that you can't see.



 Gen 1
 L044 4D56T 2477 DT-OHC 2.5TD SWB 04/86-04/91
 L049 4D56T 2477 DT-OHC 2.5TD LWB 04/86-04/91 (SOME ARE INTERCOOLED)
 L141 6G72 2972 P-OHC 3.0i Petrol V6 SWB 09/88-04/91
 L144 4D56T 2477 DT-OHC 2.5TDI SWB 09/88-04/91
 L146 6G72 2972 P-OHC 3.0i Petrol V6 LWB 09/88-04/91
 L149 4D56T 2477 DT-OHC 2.5TDI LWB 09/88-04/91

 Gen 2 and "2.5"
 V21 4G64 2351 P-16V DOHC 2.4i Petrol GDi 05/96-09/99
 V23 6G72 2972 P-OHC 3.0i Petrol V6 3.0P SWB 01/91-09/99
 V24 4D56T 2477 DT-OHC 2.5TDI SWB 01/91-05/97
 V25 6G74 3497 P-24V DOHC 3.5P SWB 07/93-04/97
 V26 4M40 2837 DT-OHC 2.8TDI SWB 07/93 on
 V33 6G72 2972 P-OHC Petrol V6 3.0 leaf sprung (Poverty Package)
 V34 4D56T 2477 DT-OHC 2.5TDI 01/91-07/93
 V43 6G72 2972 P-OHC 3.0i Petrol V6 3.0P LWB 01/91-08/95
 V44 4D56T 2477 DT-OHC 2.5TDI LWB 01/91-07/93
 V45 6G74 3497 P-24V SOHC or DOHC 3.5P LWB 07/93-04/97
 V46 4M40 2837 DT-OHC 2.8TDI LWB 08/95-05/96
 V47 4D56T 2477 DT-OHC 2.5TDI 08/95-05/96
 V55 E-V55W 3.5P SWB (PAJERO EVOLUTION) 97 on

Gen 3
 V65 6G74 3496 P-24V 3.5 DOHC 06/99 on
 V68 4M41 3200 DT-16V DOHC 3.2DID SWB 06/99 on
 V75 6G74 3496 P-24V DOHC 3.5 06/99 on
 V78 4M41 3200 DT-16V DOHC 3.2DID LWB 06/99 on


 AUSSIE HARDCORE WHEELERS!


 By Frank aka Bitsamissin


 
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NOTE :- by checking the compliance plate located under the bonnet or the firewall specific vehicle details such as engine and gearbox codes plus diff ratio's are listed.



Model Details

Gen 1

 NA model Jan 83-Nov 84
 swb 2.6 petrol & 2.3 TD 5sp (KM145) only
 Hi-roof lwb introduced in May 84 with 2.6 petrol & 2.3 TD

 NB model Nov 84-Nov 85
 same variants as above except 2.3 TD not available with swb

 NC model Nov 85-Oct 86
 same variants as above except hi-roof lwb is replaced with low-roof version

 ND model Oct 86-Oct 87
 swb 2.6 petrol 5sp (KM145)
 lwb 2.6 petrol & 2.5 TD 5sp (KM145)
 Optional non lock up 4sp auto (KM148) for 2.6 petrol

 NE model Oct 87-Sept 88
 same variants as above
 2.6 Jap petrol replaced with improved locally Oz made Astron 2 versions

 NF model Sept 88-Sept 89
 same variants as above
 3.0 V6 introduced for lwb with 5sp (V5MT1) or 4sp auto (KM148)
 3 link coil spring rear introduced for lwb 3.0 V6

 NG model Sept 89-Apr 91
 same variants as above except KM148 replaced with lock up 4sp V4AW2
 2.5 TD was intercooled in 1990
 rear disc brakes added with 3 link coil spring rear



Gen 2

 NH model Apr 91-Nov 93
 swb 2.6 petrol 5sp (V5M21) leaf springs 3.0 V6 5sp (V5MT1) rear coils
 lwb 2.6 petrol 5sp (V5M21) leaf springs 2.5 TD 5sp (V5M21) leaf springs 2.5 TDI 5sp (V5MT1) rear coils 3.0 V6 5sp (V5MT1) or 4sp auto (V4AW2) rear coils

 NJ model Nov 93-Mar 97
 rear leaf springs dropped everything now 3 link coils
 swb 3.0 V6 5sp (V5MT1) or 4sp auto (V4AW2)
 lwb 2.8 D 5sp (V5M21) 2.8 TDI 5sp (V5M31) 3.0 V6 5sp (V5MT1) or 4 sp auto (V4AW2)
 Luxury Exceed model 3.5 DOHC V6 lwb 4 sp auto (V4AW3)
 Sep 95 3.5 DOHC V6 made standard across range (3.0 V6 dropped)

 NK model Mar 97-Oct 97
 swb 3.5 DOHC V6 5sp (V5M31) or 4sp auto (V4AW3)
 lwb 2.8 TDI 5sp (V5M31) 3.5 DOHC V6 5sp (V5M31) or 4sp auto (V4AW3)

 NL model Oct 97-Jul 00 (known as Gen 2.5 in US)
 swb same as NK
 lwb same as NK except 3.5 DOHC V6 replaced with 3.5 SOHC V6



Gen 3

 NM model Jul 00-Oct 02 (monocoque body / IRS)
 swb dropped from range
 lwb 2.8 TDI 5sp (V5M31) 3.5 SOHC V6 5sp (V5M31) or new 5sp tiptronic auto (V5A51 Invecs 2)
 Aug 02 3.2 DID introduced (2.8 TDI dropped)

 NP model Oct 02-Oct 06
 traction / stability control introduced
 lwb 3.5 SOHC V6 5sp (V5M31) or 5sp auto (V5A51) 3.2 DID 5sp (V5M31) or 5sp auto (V5A51)
 Oct 03 3.8 SOHC introduced only with 5sp auto (V5A51)
 Jan 05 MATT (Mitsu All Terrain Technology) introduced across model range



Gen 4

 NS model Oct 06-
 new body and interior reintroduction of swb
 optional rear difflock
 introduction of MIVEC 3.8 SOHC V6
 introduction of common rail injection and DPF on 3.2 CDI
 transmissions the same as Gen 3



 Vin code collection!


 Gen 1 Montero & Dodge Raiders
 1984 Montero
 2.6L engine JA4FJ53E3EY400715

 1985 Montero
 Automatic w/ the 2.6L engine JA4FJ43E5FJ700499

 1986 Montero
 5 speed w/ the 2.6L engine JA7FJ23E7GJ002615

 1987 Montero
 5 speed w/ the 2.6L engine JA7FJ23E9HJ010748

 1987 Dodge Raider
 5 speed w/ the 2.6L engine w/ AC & off-road package JB7FJ43E5HJ002712 (Note: This VIN won't work in Mitsu CAPS or ASA but may work with the Dodge/Chrysler equivalent if available).

 1988 Montero
 5 speed w/ the 2.6L engine JB7FJ43E6JJ002675
 automatic w/ the 2.6L engine JA4FJ53E1JJ019237

 1989 Montero
 auto with the 3.0L engine JA4GJ41S1KJ003841

 1990 Montero
 MT w/ 3.0L sohc engine JA4GJ31S2LJ004718
 w/ 3.0L sohc engine JA4GJ51S2LJ010983
 w/ 3.0L sohc engine JA4GJ51S3LJ014041
 w/ 3.0L sohc engine JA4GJ31S2LJ001723
 RS, MT, 3.0 sohc engine JA4GJ41S7LJ003747
 LS w/ the 3.0L sohc engine JA4GJ51S4LJ015408

 1991 Montero
 auto with the 3.0L sohc engine JA4GJ31S8MJ006832
 RS w/ the 3.0L sohc engine JA4GJ31S3MJ013185
 RS w/ the 3.0L sohc engine JA4GJ31S8MJ010010
 RS w/ the 3.0L sohc engine JA4GJ31S5MJ002690
 LS auto w/ the 3.0L sohc engine JA4GJ51S2MJ003663

Gen 2 Montero
 1992 Montero
 LS 3.0L 12V MT JA4GK41S1NJ007034
 SR w/ the 3.0L 12V engine AT JA4GK51S0NJ009430

 1993 Montero
 LS w/ the 3.0L 12V JA4MR41H6PJ002885
 Non-SR AT JA4MR31H1PJ000763

 1994 Montero
 3.0L 12V MT JA4MR41H2RJ008797
 3.0L 12V MT JA4MR41H2RJ004202
 LS w/ the ???? engine & MT JA4MR41H4RJ002466
 SR w/ the 3.5L dohc engine JA4MR51M5RJ008781
 SR w/ the 3.5L dohc engine JA4MR51M5RJ004827

 1995 Montero
 LS w/ the 3.0L sohc engine JA4MR41H9SJ000590
 LS w/ the 3.0L sohc engine (Fed) JA4MR41H4SJ007091
 SR w/ the 3.5L dohc engine JA4MR51M7SJ008996
 SR w/ the 3.5L dohc engine JA4MR51M5SJ017583

 1996 Montero
 LS w/ the ???? engine ?? JA4MR41H1TJ006398
 LS w/ the 3.0L sohc engine AT JA4MR41H9TJ001739
 SR w/ the 3.5L dohc engine AT JA4MR51MXTJ000439

 1997 Montero
 LS w/ the 3.5L sohc engine ?? JA4MR41R3VJ003028
 LS w/ the 3.5L sohc engine ?? JA4MR41R0VJ005903
 SR w/ the 3.5L sohc engine ?? JA4MR51R8VJ008392

 1998 Montero
 w/ the 3.5L sohc engine JA4MR41H9SJ000590
 w/ the 3.5L sohc engine JA4MR51RXWJ002126

 1999 Montero
 w/ the 3.5L sohc engine JA4MR51R7XJ007267
 w/ the 3.5L sohc engine JA4MR51R8XJ007195 <this one is mine

 2000 Montero
 ???

Gen 3 Montero's
 2001 Montero
 Ltd w/ the 3.5L engine JA4MW51R71J027180
 XLS w/ the 3.5L engine JA4MW31R51J039283

 2002 Montero
 Ltd w/ the 3.5L engine JA4MW51R12J056143
 XLS w/ the 3.5L engine JA4MW31R32J004839

 2003 Montero
 Ltd w/ the 3.8L engine JA4NW51S03J050164
 20th Anniv w/ the 3.8L engine JA4NW61S03J043995
 XLS w/ the 3.8L engine JA4NW31SX3J032520

 2004 Montero
 Ltd w/ the 3.8L engine JA4MW51S54J010692

 2005 Montero
 Ltd w/ the 3.8L engine JA4MW51S55J003176

 2006 Montero
 Ltd w/ the 3.8L engine JA4MW51S06J000445
 Ltd w/ the 3.8L engine JA4MW51S76J002032

Montero Sports
 1997 Montero Sport: 1st year offered.
 ES w/ the 2.4L engine (2WD)
 LS w/ the 3.0L engine JA4MT31PXVP004569
 XLS w/ the 3.0L engine

 1998 Montero Sport: ABS standard in 4WD models
 ES w/ the 2.4L engine (2WD) JA4LS21G2WP030819
 LS w/ the 3.0L engine
 XLS w/ the 3.0L engine
 ??? w/ the 3.0L engine JA4MT31P4WP018100 (either LS or XLS)

 1999 Montero Sport: Limited model added to lineup w/ 3.5L engine
 ES w/ the 3.0L engine (2WD)
 LS w/ the 3.0L engine
 XLS w/ the 3.0L engine
 Limited w/ the 3.5L engine

 '00+ Montero Sport: Interior/Exterior redisign. LSD standard on XLS & Ltd.

 2000 Montero Sport:
 ES w/ the 3.0L engine (2WD)
 LS w/ the 3.0L engine
 XLS w/ the 3.0L engine
 Limited w/ the 3.5L engine

 2001 Montero Sport:
 ES w/ the 3.0L engine (2WD)
 ES w/ the 3.0L engine
 LS w/ the 3.0L engine
 XS w/ the 3.5L engine JA4MW31R51J039283
 XLS w/ the 3.0L engine
 Ltd w/ the 3.5L engine JA4LS41R71P022396 (2WD)
 Ltd w/ the 3.5L engine

 2002 Montero Sport: AWD added.
 ES / LS w/ the 3.0L engine JA4LS21H62J057463 (ES or LS??)
 LS w/ the 3.0L engine
 XLS w/ the 3.5L engine JA4MT31R32J013808
 XLS w/ the 3.5L engine JA4MT31R22J059999

 2003 Montero Sport: Roofline raised slightly higher for more headroom.
 ES / LS w/ the 3.0L engine JA4LS21H53J003329 (ES or LS??)
 XLS w/ the 3.5L engine JA4MT31R03J045407
 Ltd w/ the 3.5L engine

 2004 Montero Sport:
 LS w/ the 3.5L engine JA4MT21R44J002524
 XLS w/ the 3.5L engine

 Other models w/ interchangeable parts
 1993 3000GT: VR-4 MT JA3BN74K3PY046527
 1995 Diamante: ES (12V SOHC) JA3AP47H2SY031118
 1995 Diamante: LS (24V DOHC) JA3AP57J9SY009410

 
 

 Here's the full list
Here's a list of chassis numbers
 L041G
 L043G
 L044G
 L046G
 L048G
 L049G
 L141G
 L144G
 L146G
 L149G
 V14V
 V21W
 V23C
 V23W
 V24C
 V24V
 V24W
 V24WG
 V25C
 V25W
 V26C
 V26W
 V26WG
 V34V
 V43W
 V44W
 V44WG
 V45W
 V46V
 V46W
 V46WG
 V47WG
 V55W
 V63W
 V65W
 V68W
 V73W
 V75W
 V77W
 V78W
 V83W
 V87W
 V93W
 V97W

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Mitsubishi Related / Axle Tech
« on: February 02, 2018, 07:11:49 PM »
I'll start a new axle thread. I'll add the Flange diameters later when i get home, this thread will later be added to the WIki! I'll also add the 5.29 info from Phil and Ernest's thread. Feel free to add to this thread and i will add approved tech into this first post and delete the replies to keep it clean. Thanks!


Axle Data

Gen 1

2.6, 2.3TD, 2.5TD & 2.5TDI (some) :-
95mm CV joints
front axle = 25 spline, 29mm diameter, diff = 7.25" diameter (low pinion)
rear axle = 28 spline, 30.5mm diameter, diff = 8" diameter
3.0V6 :-
 Automatic 95mm CV joints, Manual 100mm CV Joints
front axle = 28 spline, 29mm diameter, diff = 8" diameter (low pinion)
rear axle = 28 spline, 30.5mm diameter, diff = 9" diameter
 9" Pinion flange will work on Gen 2 9" as well (SIZE)



Gen 2


3.0V6 :-
 Automatic 95mm CV joints, Manual 100mm CV Joints
same as Gen 1 except for NH & NJ auto has 7.25" diameter front diff (high pinion) NH & NJ 5sp man has 8" diameter front diff (high pinion)
2.5TDI :-
same as NH & NJ auto
3.5V6 & 2.8TDI :-
 100mm CV joints on all Except 99-00 3.5 SOHC which have 95mm CV (Always check bell to confirm)
front axle = 28 spline, 29mm diameter, diff = 8" diameter (high pinion)
rear axle = 31 spline, 33.5mm diameter, diff = 9.5" diameter
 9.5" pinion flanges are all the same (SIZE) except the 1994 SR (SIZE), the 1994 also uses a unique U-joint and does not have interchangeable yokes with the 9" lower driveshaft yoke. For installing the 9.5" in a Gen 1 use the more common 9.5" (SIZE) flange with the matching yoke on the Gen 1 driveshaft (REMEMBER 1994 IS DIFFERENT!)


Gen 3

3.5V6, 2.8TDI, 3.2DID, 3.8V6
 
front axle = 28 spline, 29mm diameter, diff = 8" diameter (high pinion)
Automatic 95mm CVs

rear axle = 33 spline, 36mm diameter, diff = 9.5" diameter
Automatic 125mm CVs

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Build Threads / MOVED: How to swap ADD 3.15 gears! W/ Pictures
« on: November 13, 2017, 08:41:17 PM »
This topic has been moved to Mitsubishi Related Tech Mitsubishi Related.

https://www.adventuredrivendesign.com/forums/index.php?topic=368.0

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