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    2013 Mitsubishi Challenger. Boring is good.

    So after 5 or so of trouble free service, we've moved the Citroen on. The new car is a July 2013, PC, Challenger LS 5 seater with 70k on the clock. Priced abit higher than most but it already has some goodies, TJM steel bar and 9500lb winch, HD springs which looks like a 2" lift, airbags in the rear and apparently dual battery setup, although I suspect the dealer mistook the winch isolater for a dual battery system. Until I pick it up on Saturday here are the dealer pics.
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    So picked this up today. Drives well, plenty of space but handles like a Hippo on rollerskates, to be expected.
    Has heavy duty Lovells springs all round and polyair bags in the back, which I have to check the pressure when I find my gauge. PO seems to have a thing for LED, the door lights and the foglights all have LED globes, and it was missing a couple of cabin light globes so I suspect he had LEDs in them. Looks like he also took the driving light harness, can't find any aftermarket wiring beyond the winch stuff under the bonnet.
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      #3
      Mate had one of these generation in triton form, over ten years of camping, carting, towing, he hasn't had a single problem.

      Can't help you with the wiring but have thought about one of these as a bush basher, they seem to be going for pretty reasonable cash considering the capability and reliability.

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        #4
        Why are there hose clamps on the exhaust?
        Skrrraaaarrrrrk

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          #5
          NFI, didn't even notice them to be honest. I suspect they're holding a heat sheild since that's right next to the airbag.

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            #6
            Had a crawl under this this morning, no idea what the story of the hose clamps is, there's nothing there. Did find so good stuff though, this thing has NEVER been off road, I don't think it's even done any dirt work either. Underneath is spotless, no scratches/scuffs or anything. Also found what shocks it's got. Full set of Ulitmate suspension shocks under it, also confirmed HD 2" lift Lovells springs. Also reconnected the winch and tested it, it looks like it's never been used.
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              #7
              Hose clamps might have held a heat shield for the air bags.

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                #8
                I think so, nothing there now though so I wonder how long they'll last. Just noticed the side steps are around the wrong way, I don't think they've been off the car either, can''t see any marks on the fasteners underneath it. Fucking pissed because I can't find my good tyre pressure gauge, want to check the pressue in the bags.

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                  #9
                  Ultimate is good gear I threw it in my MN triton and it completely changed the thing for the better. Their kits use Lovellís so the tear coils will be right, Iíd deflate them fully for road use.

                  First thing get yourself an EGR plate and a catch can, then give it a hit with some upper head cleaner. A 3Ē turbo back will give you about 60klms extra a tank and help with the off idle boost lag. If you plan on towing grab an exhaust temp gauge, ive had opinions donít let them sit over 600deg for too long.

                  Otherwise enjoy, the Mitsubishi are a good thing
                  Originally posted by Faux Forg
                  I agree with Rdyno

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                    #10
                    Hose clamps was for the airbags. Looks like the shield has been ripped off.

                    Looks like she's seen plenty of off-road compared to our 2012 we traded a few months ago.

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                      #11
                      That ain't no dirt virgin.

                      Wouldn't stress over the Polyairs too much at this point. You need to keep them inflated to stop them from shifting out of position, or getting pinched if there's coil bind.

                      Also, don't buy genuine filters, unless you hate money. Oil filter is about $65 and the fuel filter about $75.
                      Originally posted by brewdles
                      In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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                        #12
                        Since it's got another 18 months of factory warranty, was an 8/14 delivery, I'll probably just get the dealer to service it until it's out of warranty. Simply for the stamps, unless I can twist Jones to stamp them for me. Then it's Donaldson filters and Penrite time.
                        Yeah, I found dirt under it, they certainly looked after it though. No marks under it so I reckon it's dragged a large caravan around.
                        Swapped the steps around, now nopics can get in without any problems. How the hell the were fitted wrong I don't know, there's a bloody big sticker saying which side is which on the middle bracket.

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                          #13
                          Probably fitted like that for extra off-road clearance.

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                            #14
                            Nope, no difference in clearence. The difference is the length of the step pad, before I swapped them the front passengers would have had to stand on the tube rather than the step pad.
                            I am looking at some heavy duty step rails for the future though which sit closer to the sills and mount to the chassis rather than 3 12mm bolts and 3 12mm studs on the body. The steps themselves are also pretty light, if they're more than 10kg each I'd be amazed. Now I can't decide what it needs first, tint, safari snorkel, bushskinz or a cargo barrier. I'm thinking tint then barrier then snorkel, will probably wimp out and the the snorkel fitted for me.

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                              #15
                              Now you mention the steps and looking at the pics yeah they def arse about. Just watch them how they are mounted they sit low, I know of people will cut and shut the hanging part to give them 30mm of extra clearance. Mine are a little banana shape but only really noticeable to me.

                              I did an ebay snorkel, was pretty haphazard doing myself but worked out well, if I had to do it again Id buy a rivnut tool. I made one but felt could of been better, the tools make it look a zillion times easier.
                              Originally posted by Faux Forg
                              I agree with Rdyno

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