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Mitsubishi Related / Re: Crawler gears!
« on: April 24, 2019, 09:07:38 AM »
In the V5MT1 5mt the low range gear is 1.925:1, which I'm near certain is the same as most autos, although there are some models/configurations which might be 1.9:1...

Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.

Mitsubishi Related / Re: Crawler gears!
« on: April 23, 2019, 09:38:35 PM »
Definitely will not hinder performance but it will be much slower in 4 low, i recall about 15mph in 3rd and if you trick the low range detent for 4th gear low range about 25mph or so. At which point you would use 4 hi, the only issue with crawler gears is that most people don't have them and tend to haul ass in low range. So if your group is mostly speed demons you might be the guy at the end of the line.

Other than the reduced speed mentioned, is there any other reason one would opt for 2.7:1 vs 3.15:1?

The transfer case and shift fork need to have some material removed in order to clear the 3.15:1 gears, does that also apply for the 2.7:1 gears?

Would having a manual vs auto, or diesel vs gas impact the decision to run 3.15:1 vs 2.7:1, or vice versa?

This thread mentions the 2.7:1 being a better all around 4WD/overlanding set up vs the 3.15:1, being oriented more toward legit rock crawling...

Mighty Max/Triton / Re: 1988 Mighty Max and 35" Tires
« on: April 14, 2019, 11:01:17 PM »
Is that due the low pinion?

I thought 5.29 gears were only found in 4cyl vehicles outside the US w/low pinion 7.25" front diffs, correct?

So the 7.25"/5.29 r&p gears can be run in a 1st gen/V6 8" front diff housing b/c it's also low pinion?

Just trying to clarify and hopefully provide some reference for others in the future...

Mighty Max/Triton / Re: '87 D50 4x4 Diesel Build
« on: April 14, 2019, 09:01:31 PM »
Progress has been slow but steady as I've continued to track down parts. In the past several weeks I've acquired the following:

-Set of 100mm CVs from a '94 SR.

-A seemingly unobtainium 4WD/5MT MM/D50 center console in grey.

-Complete macro cab interior trim pieces and dash in grey to replace the cracked blue dash and rough interior I currently have.

-CAD free front diff assembly from an '03 MS w/4.636 gearing.

-Front caliper mounts from a MS w/16" wheels to run the larger 315mm rotors.

I'll tear the truck down to the bare frame once the heavy rain relents in the next few weeks, address any rust, repaint everything, and then begin putting it all back together with all the upgraded parts I've gathered; taking the time to fully rebuild and refresh everything as I go with new paint, bushings, seals, bearings, consumables, top tier fluids, and all new HD suspension, etc.

Mighty Max/Triton / Re: 1988 Mighty Max and 35" Tires
« on: April 06, 2019, 02:25:28 PM »
Bummer about the seats. I'll be upgrading mine eventually but its still pretty far down on the list...

I'm fairly certain the Gen 1 V6 front diff is low pinion.

Adding the Aussie locker to the high pinion front diff out of the '02 MS, w/4.9s and no CAD, would be stronger, and based on what I've read, better suited to the V6/35" combo you're running.

*Scratch that, I'd forgotten you're running a turbo'd 4cyl 4G54 out of a Starion*

You're running a '97-'99 MS 9" rear end correct?

Is the '02 MS a 3.0 or 3.5?

If it's a 3.0, the rear high pinion 4.90 diff should swap right in, or if your rear end has an oem air locker, at least the 4.90 r&P will swap over.

Whether you plan on using them or not, the 4.90 diffs, esp the CAD free MS front, seem to be sought after by Gen 2 guys running larger tires and would be worth pulling before scrapping the MS.

Mighty Max/Triton / Re: 1988 Mighty Max and 35" Tires
« on: April 05, 2019, 08:46:26 PM »
What's the gearing of the '02 MS?

Does it have the CAD free front diff? You're already running manual locking hubs...

I've heard it mentioned the seats may fit, or be 'close' to fitting.

Mighty Max/Triton / Re: '87 D50 4x4 Diesel Build
« on: April 05, 2019, 08:35:16 PM »
Ok,has anyone done this swap yet. I haven't made it to the transmission part of my swap. I am in the process of wiring it now. I hope I done have any problems, the 89 ram 50 was automatic already, I bought a 4d56 with the automatic transmission already attached. I'm hoping its plug and play.

I haven't heard of anyone who's done this swap with an automatic transmission and don't have any idea as to what issues you may or may not have with wiring and/or running either of your autos, whether its the original '89 D50 unit or the one that came with your 4D56.

I'm using a V5MT1 5 speed out of a '97 Montero Sport mated to a 4D56>V5MT1 specific bell housing I had to import from Europe.

You may have more luck searching some of the L200/Triton forums from Australia and the UK.

Anyone in the PNW want this chassis or motor before I scrap it?

It runs strong, started right up this afternoon after sitting for the past two months...

Mitsubishi Related / Re: 100mm CV Axle Questions
« on: February 28, 2019, 07:00:33 PM »
Hmmm... Think the +5mm stretch would prove too much?

Mitsubishi Related / Re: 100mm CV Axle Questions
« on: February 23, 2019, 07:24:16 PM »
Thanks Toasty, that makes identifying them much easier.

Do you think refurbishing them would be worth the effort once you factor in the time require to locate, pull, overhaul, ship, etc?

It doesn't seem too hard to find them on I'm thinking of tracking down two pairs and rebuilding them both in order to have spares once I get to that point in my build.

For Sale Automotive / Gen 1 Dash Gauge Cluster (Volt/Incline/Oil Pressure)
« on: February 23, 2019, 04:38:02 PM »
I was at a yard grabbing some parts this afternoon and pulled this gauge cluster from a '90 LWB Gen 1 I swiped a bouncy seat base from.

I seem to recall these were somewhat sought after, it was in decent shape and the price was reasonable so I grabbed it thinking someone might be in search of one.

Came from a blue interior, the incline meter seems to work side to side but not fore and aft, volt and oil gauge look good, one of the 4 mounting tabs was broken off (pic #10) but shouldn't impact it much.

Full pics -

PM me an offer if interested, it should fit in a large USPS flat rate box.

Mitsubishi Related / 100mm CV Axle Questions
« on: February 23, 2019, 12:10:55 AM »
Iíve been researching replacement CV axles and have found several references to the fact that Ď94-í96 3.5 DOHC SRs, and possibly Ď97-í98 3.5 SOHC SRs, have stronger 100mm CV axles vs the more common 95mm Montero/Montero Sport CV axles and can be run with minimal modifications:

Iím a bit uncertain about what the 95mm vs 100mm measurement actually refers to on the CV axle. Can anyone confirm the picture below represents where that measurement is taken so that CV axles in the junkyard can be positively identified via something other than their year/engine/trim combination, in case theyíve been replaced at some point?

If the picture above is inaccurate, can someone provide a picture or drawing demonstrating where the measurement should be taken?

It seems that in order to be run on the passenger side, the 4 holes of the flange must be ovalized to fit the 4 mounting bolts. While Iím sure doing so is plenty strong, would it be possible to swap the cups w/flanges between 95mm and 100mm CV axles to avoid having to modify the 4 holes to make them fit, as these pics from ADD suggest?

Iíve also found that Milner, in the UK, offers upgraded polyurethane replacement CV boots. Since Iíll be rebuilding and rebooting any axles I pull out of a junkyard anyway, they seem like a good bit of insurance. Does anyone have any experience with them?

For posterityís sake, hereís a tidy tutorial outlining the removal, rebuilding/rebooting, and installation process for CV axles:

As always, thanks in advance, I appreciate any and all info and help.

Gen 1 Montero / Re: 2.6 SWB/Raider 3 Core Radiator Questions
« on: February 20, 2019, 08:38:00 PM »
Exactly the information I was hoping to glean, thank you very much.

Let's hope the radiator and shroud in that '86 SWB is there and in good shape when I make it to the yard tomorrow.

Gen 1 Montero / 2.6 SWB/Raider 3 Core Radiator Questions
« on: February 20, 2019, 04:35:00 PM »
I'm looking for a radiator for my diesel swap, and wanting as much cooling as possible, have done a fair bit of research...

It seems the OEM 3 core radiators found on the 2.6 SWB/Raiders are the best bet. I'm fortunate to have an old school radiator shop a half mile from my house so will have whatever I end up with, along with my heater core, fully flushed/rodded out.

My questions surround the various configurations these 3 core radiators were offered in.

Were 3 cores mated solely to 2.6s or are they found with 3.0 SWB/Raiders as well?

When searching on there are 'Standard Duty' and 'Heavy Duty' versions listed for 5MTs, is the 3 core considered the 'Heavy Duty'?

I'm making a +/- 2 hour drive to pick up the CAD free MS 4.636 front diff I tracked down tomorrow and am considering an extra half hour drive to see if I can't grab the radiator and shroud out of this '86 SWB/2.6 if it's the unit I want and will justify the extra effort/time.

Were the 2.6 SWB/Raiders offered with autos or are they all 5MT?

Is there a difference in regard to their respective radiators, i.e. will the auto version be a 3 core and/or will it have an integrated transmission cooler?

The listing doesn't identify if it's an auto or manual and the VIN decoder doesn't offer a way to determine; although it's 6th digit being a '4' indicates it's a 'High' trim model, JA4FJ43E0GJ001752.

As always, thanks in advance, I appreciate any and all info and help.

Mighty Max/Triton / Re: '87 D50 4x4 Diesel Build
« on: February 06, 2019, 07:21:52 PM »
That sounds pretty good.

Do you notice the increase in power down low, higher in the revs, or everywhere?

Does the boost come on sooner now?

Did you end up with a 2.5" straight through exhaust?

Is your EGT probe in the manifold or tapped into the EGR block off?

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