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Build Threads / Re: 1996 Montero SR - The green hulk
« on: September 05, 2017, 07:23:10 AM »
Just a quick update on the build so far. I have found all the interior bits, head lights , seats , bouncy bases. I will be shipping off a stock radiator to company to have custom HD alloy unit made. Gave the truck a look over, I think the stock motor has a clogged PVC valve, valve stem seals and broken EGR pipe.. Going to do a compression and wet leak down on it to see if it's to run it for a bit longer and get the truck back on the road. That way I can work on the suspension and lockers and have more time for the motor build / swap. 

The donor block is apart and ready to get over to the machine shop to get hot tanked. Heads are off. Pistons that were lost in the mail have been found.. The real question now is should I go forward with the 3.7 Dohc stroker or just drop in a Mivec conversion with cams and headers...

Mitsubishi Related / Re: Gen 2 front brake rotor upgrade
« on: August 31, 2017, 05:09:56 PM »
Ebay. Safebrake makes a complete set

Build Threads / Re: 1996 Montero SR - The green hulk
« on: August 27, 2017, 11:02:15 PM »

Well let's make stainless drop brackets that have 1" incremental adjustments and we can switch to soft mount aluminium radiators.

Build Threads / Re: 1996 Montero SR - The green hulk
« on: August 27, 2017, 01:54:11 PM »
The idea is to make drop down bracket (to allow trucks with a body lift to lower the radiator) and have it on rubber mounts.

With that custom aluminum radiator,  it appears our radiator core support panel undergoes a bit of torsion that's not really accounted for on the radiator itself.  You might want to try isolating it a little, for example on rubber isolators or similar, to avoid premature radiator death.

I'm actually considering working something like that out on my OEM radiator..

Mitsubishi Related / Re: Wiring harness plug replacements
« on: August 21, 2017, 07:36:09 AM »
The company I liked already has the 90% correct kits for the trucks since they are pretty much like NA 3000gts when it comes to electronics.

This guy might already have it, and if not, would be willing to source it.  He supports a couple other platforms i mess with, has a pretty huge catalog.  :)

Mitsubishi Related / Wiring harness plug replacements
« on: August 20, 2017, 11:45:20 PM »
So while working on my 1999 gen 2.5 truck, I broke one the brittle connectors to the ignition control module. Would anyone be interested in a kit of the correct connectors ?

I am thinking of asking Sheridan Engineering to modify their NT 3000gt kits for the 94-96 guys and 97-2000 trucks

Build Threads / Re: 1996 Montero SR - The green hulk
« on: August 20, 2017, 11:37:28 PM »
Just a little update on the project.

1. two of the members on this and another forum did me a solid. One hooked me up with some Gen 2.5 headlights and 6g74 Dohc engine core.
2. My Mahle pistons and rings seem to be lost in shipping. Pretty sure they are the only new set left in existence that was made by ACL, need them for ross to make some uprated pistons for me with a better stronger ring setup.
3. We may add more power to the build by making a 3.8 stroker motor since my core needs a fresh crank.

Mitsubishi Related / Ball Joints / Tie rods and CVboots
« on: August 14, 2017, 09:50:49 AM »
Hey has anyone used the OEM Sankei ball joints and TRW tie rods? Also any thoughts on Moog verses EMPI on the CV boots?

Build Threads / Re: 1997 Pajero Evolution #581
« on: August 14, 2017, 09:26:42 AM »
On a side note. This place has access to so many hard to find parts.

Build Threads / Re: 1997 Pajero Evolution #581
« on: August 14, 2017, 08:51:20 AM »
Nice!! Amazing truck!

I would love to get a copy of the ROM file from that ECU. If you ever get around to digging around the ECU could you take some photos of the part number and ECU? I want to build 98 LWB Evo with JDM 3.8 Mivec motor. Do you happen to have a FSM for the truck too?

Over the next few months I continued to do little things as time permitted. Swapped the battery to an Optima yellowtop. Managed to source a remote key fob on a whim, hoped it actually had a remote locking module and got the remote door locks to work, using EVOSCAN to trigger program mode. Pulled the front diff cover and resealed it (slight weep around the cover) and got a nice look at the fins that keep it cool, as I replaced the fluid. Added my blue mud flaps. Yeah, I know. Red. Everyone wants red. Well its my truck, and I like blue. LOL.

Also, pulled the radio and cd and swapped in a double DIN Pioneer. It's "okay", but I wouldn't buy it again. The Appradio and Appradio LIVE features are gimmicky at best, and it is not a candidate for HACKED appradio. Being so low down in the dash, it almost doesn't matter anyway, right?

Build Threads / Re: 2003 Montero VR4
« on: August 13, 2017, 03:20:54 PM »
I think it would be easier to install a built Mivec g675 motor and super charge it.

Originally the plan was to use a Gen 2.5...but this 2003 TAE kinda fell into my lap. The drive by wire is easy to solve with different stand alone options but if possible I want to keep that stock ECU. I was not planning on switch heads....just dropping in the complete 6G72TT. Then figure out which PS Pump, Alternator, AC, etc to use. I need to find a way to move over the coil on plugs, crank sensor, cam sensors, etc. There is a lot of info out there about how the 6g72TT sensors output data so I can keep them if its close enough to what the 6g75 sensors signal.

The 6G75 Block would need a full rebuild to be used. Yet, everything will depend on finding XML files for the 2003 Montero ECU. I put a few feelers out there to see if anyone has made these yet or not. It would be useful for all Gen 3 owners.

Thanks for the input. I still think the next step is to get both engines on a stand next to each other. Then a nice photo shoot and measurements to see what will work.

Build Threads / Re: 2003 Montero VR4
« on: August 12, 2017, 10:01:02 PM »
Best way to go about this is to take the turbo head and put them on 6G74 block.. This how the 3000Gt racers make tons of power on turbo cars.
Sell the series 2 and get the infinity to drive the truck. You should be able to program the Infinity EMS for the drive by wire. I was looking at using one of these for Mivec build if I get around to it.

Hi Montero Enthusiasts! David Lesser here. Thanks to adventure driven design for hosting a forum as Facebook is not an easy place to track a build or find info.

I will start off by giving everyone some background info. My first vehicle was a DSM (back in 2000). That got me hooked on boost and Mitsubishi's. I spend a good 5 years ignoring the fact that cars can turn or vehicles can drive over something other than a straight, flat road. But that was then and today I am a much more cultured enthusiast.

So, lets dive right in to the good stuff as no one will care to hear my life story.

Goal: The Goal of this project is to install the 6g72TT motor in a 2003 Montero TAE. I want to retain all the feature of the TAE including traction control. This vehicle will be a road queen. Not to be used for trails but where I live means it will see snow and dirt along with the highway and canyons.

What I already have:

1992 Dodge Stealth RT TT. I paid 2k for the vehicle which had 100k miles but no title (long story involving towing yards, etc). I bought it in a non running condition but it had a large amount of after market parts. I first attempted to make it run but when trying to fire the vehicle the oil pan would fill with gas. The plan was to rebuild the motor anyway so I did not mess with it too much and pulled the motor. I took the motor apart and found that it looks like the wrong rings were installed among other small problems. Nothing that a machine shop cant easily fix. The heads were amazingly clean. Probably due to all that gas but the heads are going to the machine shop to be checked (the block is already there). This vehicle came with larger injectors, AEM series 2 ECU, larger fuel rail, and stock 9b turbos. It had a massive front mount I kept and I put the aluminum radiator on my Galant VR4. I sold the transmission, transfer case, and other various parts (climate control..etc). At this point I have recovered the 2k and I still have a decent stash of parts to sell.

2003 TAE. I just picked this vehicle up for 1k. It has rod knock and smokes badly. I needed the Plenum for my 03 Limited so I took that off. It's in great condition and its black (love how they look when the whole vehicle is one color). I did drive this vehicle on to the trailer and tested to make sure it shifts. No check engine codes were found.

Recap of Parts I have
Full 6G72TT motor including manifold, turbos, alternator, etc...everything
AEM Series 2 ECU
Full 6G75 motor
Front Mount Intercooler

Parts that will be custom made once the motor is in the vehicle. I have some local guys willing to take it on. It won't be cheap.
Exhaust manifolds....probably going to be top mount on the turbo's so they fit
Intercooler piping
Intake pipe

The Problem: Drive by wire and the ECU controls the transmission in a Gen 3. Diagram in FSM shows the ECU needs the accelerator pedal position sensor and crank sensor input for the transmission control.

I have come up with two possible ways to make this work. A parallel ECU install or a reflash with the stock ECU in the 03.

Parallel ECU Install
With this method I would install the Series 2 AEM along side my current ECU. I would then use a throttle body from an 3.5XLS (or the 6g72tt one) and run a cable to convert from drive by wire to drive by cable (without removing the accelerator pedal position sensor). I would need to modify the ECU in the 03 and keep the accelerator pedal position sensor. This is needed due to the ECU controlling the transmission. This method will require a lot of trial and error and may end up not working. The Series 2 can not do drive by wire but from what I know, I need the ECU in the 03 for the transmission

Stock ECU Reflash
With this method I would attempt to swap over the sensors from the 6G75 to the 6G72TT motor. I would keep the 6G75 throttle body and I would reflash the ECU to get the correct maps created. I am worried about finding XML files for the ECU in an 03 Montero. Its possible I would need to create those. I may have someone lined up to take that on. If we have XML files then flashing other Gen 3 montero's would be possible. In my opinion, this would be the best option if its possible.

Current Status:
6G72TT - Block at the shop, heads going in soon
6G75 - Still in the car, using it to test manifold fit for my 03 Limited (I have two Gen 3's if thats not clear).
Turbo's - Still in good condition
Misc Stuff - Alternator, PS Pump, Injectors, Coils, etc all ready to be put back on. Just not sure which ones I will be using.

Some unknowns I am aware of
Mounting points on the block...what will fit and what not fit.
I am confident the transmission will bolt up but would love if someone knew for sure. This is a deal breaker most likely if it does not.

Next Steps: Get both motors on an engine stand, side by side to really see if this is possible. I can easily sell what I have and walk away with profit at this point. Only my time will be lost. Feel free to tell me I am crazy, I hear that a lot.

Other Info that matters:
This is one of a few project I have going on. So work on this project will be slow till I finish the 5vz motor swap in my Baja truck and I have a car arriving from Japan in the next 30 days that will get my attention. Most of the work is being done at a shop I have access to but I am storing the 03 TAE at my house till the 6G72TT is ready.

I would love to hear what everyone thinks about it working or not working. Feel free to tell me where I will go wrong or tell me why it wont work. It could save me a lot of time! Or I may just attempt to push through it as I have been known to do.

Build Threads / Re: 1996 Montero SR - The green hulk
« on: August 08, 2017, 12:00:54 PM »
Rods, yes.. Crank likely no. Some cars came with forged cranks in 99 and beyond. The crank is the same in most newer 3.5s

Aren't the crank and rods already forged?

Build Threads / 1997 Montero SR - The white ghost
« on: August 05, 2017, 08:40:20 PM »
Started out with 1997 SR, with a blown motor. Current State of my build.

3.8L Mivec motor swapped in
3inch exhaust from the y pipe back
Hybrid intake manfold with VICS
Custom PNP ECU (using the stock harness) ECU with Knock control, vics, mivec and electric fan control
Updated 370CC 12 hole injectors
Pajero EVO FPR
Custom Alloy radiator with uprated transcooler
SPAL AC fan upgrade.
SPAL 16inch cooling fan - Next phase project
Uprated oil and externa transcooler / with spal fan - Nextphase project
AEM Wideband Controller
Waterless coolant
170degree tstat
4.63 regear (pending install)
Front locker (pending install)
160a Custom alternator
uprated charge wires and grounds

Chassis -
Fox 2.0 reservoir shocks with LSC adjusters - Custom valved and sized (Pending install)
Siberian Bushings all around
KING (AU) HD rear springs
ADD Swayaway HD torsions
315mm Slotted Cryo treated front big brakes with EBC Red (prototype pads)
Slotted Cryo Treated rear brake rotors
SS extended brake lines and chassis to axle extended line
ADD armor - Next phase of project
Sliders - Next phase of project
ADD King pin - Next phase
16x8 Forged Weld Outbacks with 285/75 Pirelli MTR tires.

99 Safari Grill
99 Head lights
Euro clear corners
Stech switch system
Window visors
Alloy roof rack - next phase project
bumpers - next phase project

Interior -
Bouncy seats - Pending install
rear compartment build with second battery- Next phase project

Lighting -
Looking for suggestions.

Mitsubishi Related / Gen 2 - Wheel offset / backspace question
« on: July 16, 2017, 06:25:57 PM »
Just picked up a 96 SR (should be here this coming week). Current plan is to get all the maintenance done and then do suspension / brakes. Since I want to do the 315mm Big Brake upgrade and SS lines at the same time. I will need to get new wheels and tires. Looking to get either a 16x8 or 17x8.5 wheel. What sorta offset and back space should I be looking for? I want to get get 32s on there and widen the track a bit.

I am thinking this combo would work but I am not sure. This is my first time setting up an off road truck.

FN Five 5 Star 16" gunmetal wheels. 16x8 -25 offset 3.52" backspace 108mm hub bore with a Maxxis LT275/70R16 Tire

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