Herksute Gen 3 build thread

Herksute

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That sucks man! It looks like it was just the fender, go into car part and see if you can find a fender the same color.
I found a eBay seller that sells them pre-painted for $346 shipped.
I guess the Monstaliner is getting done sooner....
 

Herksute

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I test mounted my spare tire today.
ProComp 69 17x9 et -6
Milestar Patagonia MT 295/70/17
The wheels offset and width allowed me to mount the spare on OEM carrier with ZERO modifications.IMG_20200516_142247.jpgIMG_20200516_142241.jpgIMG_20200516_142228.jpgIMG_20200516_142225.jpg
 

Herksute

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4WP called my ARB bumper and rear OME springs and shocks are in.
I will pick up tomorrow AM, and take pics of the bumper.
I am curious of the color.
My plan is to install lift Friday, already have the wheels and tires waiting......
 

Herksute

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Bumper is waiting for me at home, my son said it is a dark graphite.
That's cool, now I can narrow down my Monstaliner colors.
 

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sedole

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Man...bummer about that fender and the mushed frame horns.. As Chriscosta416 said, easiest bet would be to weld new frame horns on. I had to do that for mine too, except I ended up just going a full custom route instead of making them ready for bolt on products again.

Loving those beefy tires!! As Plh suggested, you'll definitely need to trim a lot, especially with those low offset wheels. I have +15 offset wheels with 34x10.50r17 bfg KO2s which measure 33.5x10.6 compared to those pataguccis which have a stated measure of 33.5x11.8.
Up front that arb will need quite a bit of trimming, as well as the fender liner behind the bumper. The metal area where the side step bolts onto will have to be cut or bashed in 1.5-2 inches. And you'll also contact the plastic lip on the inside of the fender flare trim piece on up-travel. I chose not to trim mine since I rarely come down hard enough to scrub. Though with your extra 1.25"+ or so of tire poking out due to wider width and lower offset than me you will scrub more.
For the rear I had to heat up the plastic shields attached to the rear bumper with a heat gun and mold them inwards for more clearance. And like the front, the inside lip of the fender flare trim will definitely need to be cut both on the quarter panel and door. I only trimmed a little here, but I still scrub a lot, and quite regularly (off road).

Do you have any plans to regear to 4.90s? Those beefy tires are going to be hard to turn!

Post pics when they're installed! I've always dreamt about what a more beefy "34" would look like haha
 

Herksute

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Man...bummer about that fender and the mushed frame horns.. As Chriscosta416 said, easiest bet would be to weld new frame horns on. I had to do that for mine too, except I ended up just going a full custom route instead of making them ready for bolt on products again.

Loving those beefy tires!! As Plh suggested, you'll definitely need to trim a lot, especially with those low offset wheels. I have +15 offset wheels with 34x10.50r17 bfg KO2s which measure 33.5x10.6 compared to those pataguccis which have a stated measure of 33.5x11.8.
Up front that arb will need quite a bit of trimming, as well as the fender liner behind the bumper. The metal area where the side step bolts onto will have to be cut or bashed in 1.5-2 inches. And you'll also contact the plastic lip on the inside of the fender flare trim piece on up-travel. I chose not to trim mine since I rarely come down hard enough to scrub. Though with your extra 1.25"+ or so of tire poking out due to wider width and lower offset than me you will scrub more.
For the rear I had to heat up the plastic shields attached to the rear bumper with a heat gun and mold them inwards for more clearance. And like the front, the inside lip of the fender flare trim will definitely need to be cut both on the quarter panel and door. I only trimmed a little here, but I still scrub a lot, and quite regularly (off road).

Do you have any plans to regear to 4.90s? Those beefy tires are going to be hard to turn!

Post pics when they're installed! I've always dreamt about what a more beefy "34" would look like haha
 

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Herksute

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The Mitsubishi side of this website seems to be drying up, I am used to iH8mud for my fj80s and fzj80s,
Thanks for a great forum to gain knowledge on the Mitsubishi platform!
Next parts are the Pioneer Rhino Rack set up and ADD skid set and Rocky Road Outfitters Supersliders.

Moderators you can close this thread.
 
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