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    RMX Challenger

    Bought it new in 2012 and probably should have started a thread then but it's before PF was 4x4 friendly (apart from that 4x4fishguy dude).

    It looked like this when I picked it up:



    and when it's clean, it now looks like this:




    It's done every state and territory except Tassie, and with the lockers and whatnot it holds its own against GQ/GU and Cruisers's on 35s.

    I'll slowly fill this thread with the shit I've done to it: Lift, bar work, roof console, fridge, drawer, stereo, intercooler/exhaust etc.

    It will also tow the work in progress camper trailer (when I finish the fucking thing) that I can post more about it if anyone's interested:

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    I've noticed you post a bunch of photos of this in various threads, I really like it!
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    Except for the xrox, that's very tidy.

    Smaller tyres on the camper trailer, will free up bulk weight savings... You don't need massive tyres on the trailer. I've 32s on my camper, and 35s on my cruiser.

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    Love this car, well done man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lysdexia View Post
    I've noticed you post a bunch of photos of this in various threads, I really like it!
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    Love this car, well done man.
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    Except for the xrox, that's very tidy.

    Smaller tyres on the camper trailer, will free up bulk weight savings... You don't need massive tyres on the trailer. I've 32s on my camper, and 35s on my cruiser.
    I loved the XROX at the start.. now they are everywhere I'm kinda over it, but it's taken several roo strikes very well so I can't complain.


    While I agree there is some weight/fuel saving running smaller tyres on the camper trailer, I want all wheels interchangeable between tow vehicle and trailer and with its initial outing at full weight, once aired down the trailer didn't bog down in soft sand at all with the big footprint.

    I'll likely settle with 33s on the trailer (35s on it at the moment) and keep 33s on the Challenger for touring.

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    One of the first things I wanted to do was to piss off the factory stereo but retain the multifunction screen for trip computer/distance to empty/fuel economy/clock/temperature etc.

    The screen was originally in the top of the dash, and it's a 1.5 DIN with a small useless pocket below:



    The din slot low in the dash that originally had the factory CD player in, I had initially planned to try and make the 1.5 din screen fit in a 1 din slot.

    Too hard.

    I wanted a roof console anyway for UHF and storage, so I decided I'd move the multifunction screen to the roof console as well.

    I started by stripping the dash, the screen looks like this once stripped:



    Screen modified, cut down and reassembled:






    I then started to design and build a roof console out of MDF:






    Test fit:


    (In this pic there is no 'bottom' to the screen housing so the screen is not sitting flush.)



    I then sanded edges down and prepped it for trim.

    The console is trimmed in 5mm of foam so it's a little soft, then black suede over the top:



    (In the above pic I hadn't yet finished and carpeted the pocket.)

    And finally fitted up, it has the screen, UHF, both interior lights/sunglasses holder and a large pocket with 12v socket in it.










    And the single din low in the dash now has a switch panel for spotties, fridge, compressor, twin USB ports and an accessories switch meaning the stereo can be on while camping without keys in the ignition.

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    Console us flash as a rat, good work. I've got mn triton, find it well capable aside the 'must have' 4wds
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    Nice loooking Paj, that roof console came up a treat.
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    Paj? You mean Triton Wagon?
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    Pajero Sport..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gammaboy View Post
    Paj? You mean Triton Wagon?
    Mitsu oz only just started the Pajero sport thing with the MQ release. Phasing out the large Pajero I believe.
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    I agree with Rdyno

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gammaboy View Post
    Paj? You mean Triton Wagon?
    Been a Pajero Sport out here from the day it was released.
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    So after the screen and shit was moved and the Pioneer screen was installed, it was time to sort the cargo area out.

    Thanks to some genius at Mitsubishi the winch to lower the spare wheel is right in the middle of the cargo area, I thought about fitting one from a ute that is rear wound but access would have been shit or meant cutting into the rear bar.

    I looked at the drawers/fridge slides on the market and none of them did what I wanted, even if it meant cutting them up and modding them they wouldn't do what I wanted.

    The list of gear I wanted the rear storage to package was:

    hard wired air compressor
    15" sub in box
    60l Fridge
    drawer for storage with lid to function as a table
    Auxiliary USB/12 plugs/voltmeter panel

    Obviously the spare wheel and location for the factory tool kit needed to be retained and accessible once complete.
    So I was going to have to build something.

    I applied Dynamat to the whole rear cargo area then mounting up 3 amps all to be hidden behind the trim panels in the cargo area.

    Here's a pic of the MDF panel that has two of the amps mounted to it, this is testing it all worked prior to the wiring getting tidied up, there's also one similar on the other side:



    Theres a big 600 RMS 2 channel that runs the front mids, a 4 channel that runs the front tweeters (active through the headunit) and the rear speakers and a mono amp for the sub.

    I started by making the base and sides of the fridge and double checking everything fitted nicely.





    First test fit:



    In this pic you can see the cutout for the factory spare wheel winder, to access the spare all I need to do is slide the drawer out and access it with a socket:



    Most of the trimming done:



    test fit of the top of the drawer and hinged panel:



    Compressor in, it's wired to a relay and switched on the dashboard:



    Sub in:



    Hinged panel to access factory jack location and extra storage:



    12v panel with USB/12v accessories/switches/circuit breaker and volt meter:



    and both fridge and drawer at full extension:





    With the drawer lid hinged backwards it sits against the rubber door seal at the top edge of the hatch:




    The finished product looks like this:

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    Thats a real nice setup mate!

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    That looks mint!
    It Places the lotion in the basket!

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    extremely tidy drawer setup mate, well done

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