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Mitsu trucks

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by TSGB, Feb 11, 2006.

  1. TSGB

    TSGB 1 ton status

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    I'm looking at a beater 1986 Mitsu pickup. 4x4, and clogged cat are aboot all I know aboot it at this point. Any experiences with these monsters?
     
  2. chevyfumes

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    I hate any and all piecea****us equally.
     
  3. cwn anwyn

    cwn anwyn 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Is it a D50? They are decent little trucks. I prefer the Raider/Monty's though so most of what I know applies to them. Alot of Monty/Raider stuff swaps over to the D50s. If you get one (Raider) with the off-road package they come with LSD rear, 4.66 gears stock. The one really good thing about the Mitsu trucks is the compatability of parts. Not as good as our K5s and trucks but almost as good. My Raider (87) has the LSD rear with 4.66 gears. I'm swapping in a Turbo 2.6 from a Conquest wich is pretty much the same engine thats already in there. The rear LSD of the Conquest is going into the front Diff of the Raider, and I'll eventually weld up the rear or pick up a 99ish Montero Sport rear axle that has the factory air locker and disc brakes. I think the only drawback to that Mitsu platform is the IFS. But thats easily cured by swapping in a different axle. Overall they are pretty capable little toys.:D :thumb:

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  4. 3 on the tree

    3 on the tree 1/2 ton status

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    My brother had a 1 ton version Mitsu pickup. He put over 200K on it, till the body started to fall off it,then he sold it still running sweet.
     
  5. Jagged

    Jagged 1 ton status

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    We used some of those little mini-trucks from mitsu when I was in the desert. 195 HP IIRC. Sweet little trucks
     
  6. cwn anwyn

    cwn anwyn 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Here's some picks of other guys trucks from the Mitsu site I check out now and then.

    A D50 w/ SAS
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    Raider with SAS

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  7. TSGB

    TSGB 1 ton status

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    cwn_anwyn, I have the feeling I may be asking questions right and left if I get this thing! :waytogo:
     
  8. thezentree

    thezentree 3/4 ton status

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    There's a guy around here that's got one with a 360ci sittin on rocks and 49s. It's a beast.5
     
  9. cwn anwyn

    cwn anwyn 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    No problem.:waytogo: If there's anything I can you with let me know.

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