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    Default My 2022 Triton BUILD thread

    Good day forumites...

    So I had semi build threads with my previous tritons on the forum, and since my next Triton build is going to be a big one, I thought I would capture the build on the forum...

    The vehicle: So I ordered a 2022 Triton, which is in production and will be a MY22.5 model. There is currently a 6-8 month wait on vehicles here in Australia (I think some goes up to a 18 month waiting period). I ordered mine back in Feb, and according to the latest updates, it seems like I will get my vehicle around July. In Aus, we have different specs, not just a "one-spec-fits all" option like in SA... I ordered the GLS, which is considered the 2nd spec from the top (the top Spec being the GSR). The reason I did not go for the GSR, is because it comes standard with stuff that I don't want, and this will be a waste of money (roll bar, roller rear cover, nudge bar etc. etc.). I did upgrade the GLS to the GLS deluxe, which includes leather seats and the 360 degree camera system. Spec wise, the GLS Deluxe is the same as the GSR. (Oh, and the GSR is blacked out... no chrome). I ordered the Triton with the OEM snorkel, and wheel arch flares. Colour = Impulse Blue

    See PDF attached for the exact spec or have a look at the Aus Mitsu website: https://www.mitsubishi-motors.com.au/


    While I'm waiting for the vehicle (and not paying an instalment), I decided to start procuring some accessories (most of these are in my garage, the rest are on order and awaiting delivery):



    Front Bumper:

    I decided on the Rhino Bar... These are only sold in 3 countries (world wide), namely Argentina, South Africa and Australia. The bumper is on back order, and I hope to receive mine sometime in October (it used to be August, but then there was some or other delay). I'm sure most of you are familiar with the Rhino bumper. The bumper will be colour coded to match the vehicle.







    Rear Bar/Tow-bar:

    So I decided on the IronMan4x4 rear bar. Buying an aftermarket 4wd rear bar is just slightly more expensive than the OEM tow-bar. So I ordered the Triton without tow-bar. I also already bought an OEM Mitsubishi tow-bar wiring harness to be used with the Ironman rear bar. The rear bar was tricky, as there were only about 3 aftermarket bars that is compatible with the rear corner radar/ultrasonic sensors used for rear cross-traffic detection (and blind spot I think).









    Rocksliders:

    I liked the "pipe" look roscsliders I built for my Triton in SA, and thought that it will match nicely with the pipe used on the rear Ironman4x4 bar... So I went with the SC Fab Works rocksliders.

    https://www.scfabworks.com.au/scf-st...s-mq-mr-triton

    In AUS, the side bars running from rockslider to front bumper is very common, and IF I do decide to do this, then I will custom fabricate this myself at a later stage.






    Winch:

    So I went for the slightly bigger Runva XP13 (13 000lb) apposed to the 11XP (11 000lb)... They are the same price, and the XP13 is only 3kg heavier. With the dimensions received from Rhino, it seems like the XP13 will fit in the Rhino bar, and if it does not, then I'll just make it fit. The reason I went for the Runva, is because I don't want to spend the $$$ for a WARN, and looking at Chinese stuff, the Runva by far has the best support and warrantee here in Aus.






    Suspension:

    I decided on the Dobinson remote reservoir, 3-way adjustable (Low speed compression, High speed compression and Rebound), height adjustable kit... With this kit, I also ordered the Dobinson drive-shaft (prop-shaft) spacer, the greasable shackles, reduced bump stops, and the IronMan4x4 centre bearing drop bracket. I also got the Ironman4x4 forged Upper Control Arms to assist with camber correction/adjustment and to increase the downward wheel travel (droop).










    Wheels and Tyres:


    So I decided to go to 17" (and remove the OEM 18") to give a bit more rubber, and I'm also fitting 33" tyres... 285/70/17, BFG KM3 Mud terrains... For the wheels, I'm going to a +13 offset (from the OEM +38) to give a bit more tyre poke and to fill the OEM flares that was ordered with the Triton. Wheels are the Black Rhino Rapid in Matt Bronze... Can't wait to see what these look like on the vehicle, but I'm sure (and hope) I made the right choice.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfqBlvambCA










    On-board air:

    I procured an ARB Dual compressor, which will be installed permanently somewhere on the vehicle. My idea here is to also install an in-line pressure transmitter, with two air points (one in front and one at the back). Then, I will build a small controller with LCD display, which you can use to control the on/off of the compressor. Then, you can choose your pressure (lets say 2.2 bar) and plug one front and one rear wheel to the air system, and the compressor will run until it reaches 2.2 bar. This means that you will automatically air up your tyres, 2 at a time. Yes, you can add 4 points and do all 4 at once, but that just means more plumbing on the vehicle and 4 separate hoses (instead of 2) which you need to carry with you. Airing up 2 tyres, with you being able to do something else and not watch the gauge, already creates a lot of convenience.






    Rear Water Tank:

    Although we do have a water tank that goes in the canopy, I though this was a nice idea as it takes no additional space, and can also be used if we're not "packed up" for camping... Tghe water tank only goes in the canopy if we know we need water... But with this under tray tank, it's easy to ALWAYS have water available...

    https://www.underutetanks.com/products






    Air suspension:

    So, I removed my air-bags from my previous Triton, and brought them with me, which I will install again complete with the Wireless Air 2nd Gen system (which I already had in SA). I've used this system to level the rear when camping to level the RTT... Works a treat (For those of you not familiar with the Wireless-Air system, have a look at this YouTube video):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEHqvArEkPI



    Other:

    My Canopy came with to AUS, so this needs to be colour coded as well (will do this together with the front bumper), and the obviously our camping stuff like the drop fridge slide, drawer system, RTT, all this came with and will all be installed...

    On my list of thing to do, which I have not procured yet, is the following:



    • Front Windows to be tinted (to match the "privacy" rear windows from factory
    • Seat covers
    • PPF (Paint protection Film)
    • Chip Tuning
    • Oil Catch Can
    • UHF Radio + Antennas
    • Long Range fuel solution
    • And MAYBE a front diff lock




    So this is the start of my build thread... I just need to actually get the vehicle to start fitting all these... My shed in the back (similar to a Wendy, but Colorbond steel) is getting full and storage space is running out... But I suppose this is a good problem to have?

    Anyway... Shoot if you have any questions or comments...






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    Default Re: My 2022 Triton BUILD thread

    Flippen awesome Sin!!!
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    Default Re: My 2022 Triton BUILD thread

    Everything about this post is damn sexy

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    Default Re: My 2022 Triton BUILD thread

    How does the new Triton, eapecially the gearbox cope with the 33 inch wheels. I have a new sport with the 8 speed auto and would also like to fit 17 inch rims with slightly bigger wheels?

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    Default Re: My 2022 Triton BUILD thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Eight View Post
    How does the new Triton, eapecially the gearbox cope with the 33 inch wheels. I have a new sport with the 8 speed auto and would also like to fit 17 inch rims with slightly bigger wheels?
    Slightly bigger shouldn't be an issue at all, especially with the auto, as the torque converter assists with that "loss" of power. But on most vehicles, going slightly bigger does not have a noticeable effect on power loss.

    The new triton are fitted with slightly bigger wheels (from factory) than the previous Tritons, and they adjusted the diff ratios to accommodate the bigger wheels, that's why I'm going to 33's. 33" Tyres on the new Triton would be similar to 32" tyres on the previous Triton (I would expect). I will also do a dyno re-map, that will increase power by 25-35%.

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    Default Re: My 2022 Triton BUILD thread

    I love it! Looking forward to more updates

    My only concern is the chipping/remapping, is it worth voiding the warranty for the extra oomph? I mean, maybe it's because I drive like miss daisy, but is that sort of power necessary? Wouldn't a stock Triton have plenty of juice to do the job reliably?
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    Default Re: My 2022 Triton BUILD thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Schambies View Post
    I love it! Looking forward to more updates

    My only concern is the chipping/remapping, is it worth voiding the warranty for the extra oomph? I mean, maybe it's because I drive like miss daisy, but is that sort of power necessary? Wouldn't a stock Triton have plenty of juice to do the job reliably?
    If I would have kept the original tyre size, then yes... Then I would not have bothered with the ECU tuning... But because I will be running 33" tyres, the power will be welcome...

    I will do an ECU re-map, which is much safer than a plug and play chip... I would never consider the plug and play stuff....

    These guys do A LOT of Tritons, and I will be doing my tuning with them... (they also have a bunch of other interesting tuning videos on their channel on YouTube):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQEEWQcWezI

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-SeW8qBchY

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6irOpV_oUjo




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    Default Re: My 2022 Triton BUILD thread

    So I added another item to the shed...

    PWR Intercooler upgrade kit is on a -30% promotion.... So decided to grab the offer and save some $$$.

    The MR Triton has a known defect, where the OEM intercooler starts to leak at the O-ring pipe connection... This then causes some engine codes/faults. So by upgrading the intercooler, I'm solving this known issue, but it will also help with intake temps and hopefully, together with the tune, helps with some fuel consumption and power increase (although only marginal)... But a cooler engine is a healthier engine is it not? I know that the guys towing heavy loads struggle with EGR temps (especially in the hot outback) and the upgraded intercoolers are their first upgrade to assist with temps... I will be towing (not heavy trailers though) so I might as well do the upgrade...

    Also, the bumper needs to be removed to fit the upgraded intercooler, so better to do it now while installing the Rhino bar/winch...



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    Default Re: My 2022 Triton BUILD thread

    Looking great Sinwolf. Cannot wait for the pics to start coming in!

    On a side note. There are quite a lot of PS and Triton's on the road here in AUS. My wife asked me why they are not so popular in SA and the only answer I had was Mitsubishi SA (had the misfortune of going into a Mitsu dealer once or twice in SA)

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    Default Re: My 2022 Triton BUILD thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Redman View Post
    Looking great Sinwolf. Cannot wait for the pics to start coming in!

    On a side note. There are quite a lot of PS and Triton's on the road here in AUS. My wife asked me why they are not so popular in SA and the only answer I had was Mitsubishi SA (had the misfortune of going into a Mitsu dealer once or twice in SA)
    This will be my 5th Triton, so I've had multiple opportunities to change to something else... But I just always end up with a Triton again... The value for money factor just counts a lot towards Tritons for me, and I just LOVE the fact that they are so popular here !!!

    Subaru is also VERY popular here in Canberra (not sure abouth the rest of AUS?)... way more popular than SA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SinWolf View Post
    This will be my 5th Triton, so I've had multiple opportunities to change to something else... But I just always end up with a Triton again... The value for money factor just counts a lot towards Tritons for me, and I just LOVE the fact that they are so popular here !!!

    Subaru is also VERY popular here in Canberra (not sure abouth the rest of AUS?)... way more popular than SA.
    Quite a lot of Mitsubishi's here in Brisbane (apart from Pajero's haven't seen a lot)

    Agree on Subaru, also a lot more running around here than back in SA. Still a lot of older Forester's on the road.

    Haven's seen any AUS car sales figures yet, but the ute market seems quite well represented. A lot of Isuzu & Mazda (new models) as well as the Hilux and Navara (quite a few of the previous box shape Navara's running around). Not to mention the Triton's

    Quite good for the accessory market as well. SA had quite a few suppliers that where Hilux/Ranger focused, where over here you can find most accessories for most models.

    You must be so gatvol of waiting for the new toy to arrive?

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    Default Re: My 2022 Triton BUILD thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Redman View Post

    You must be so gatvol of waiting for the new toy to arrive?
    Hehehehe... Yes... But it's ok... At least I have some money to spend on it while not paying an instalment. Once I receive it, then cash flow will be much different...

    My other toy finally arrived in Brisbane, and I will need to make a plan to go and fetch it... (I ordered it and paid deposit while we were still in South Africa)... Just waiting for the dealer to install some accessories and finalise the PDI and stuff...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SinWolf View Post
    My other toy finally arrived in Brisbane, and I will need to make a plan to go and fetch it... (I ordered it and paid deposit while we were still in South Africa)... Just waiting for the dealer to install some accessories and finalise the PDI and stuff...
    Good luck with the last bit of waiting.

    Let me know if there is anything I can do for you (have a look/inspection etc.)

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    Default Re: My 2022 Triton BUILD thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Redman View Post
    Looking great Sinwolf. Cannot wait for the pics to start coming in!

    On a side note. There are quite a lot of PS and Triton's on the road here in AUS. My wife asked me why they are not so popular in SA and the only answer I had was Mitsubishi SA (had the misfortune of going into a Mitsu dealer once or twice in SA)
    I believe a lot has to do with value for money. Last time I bothered to look you could get a pretty high spec Triton for ~$35k. Ford and Toyota were at least $15k more for a similar spec.

    And nothing frightens a Triton

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceB View Post
    And nothing frightens a Triton
    You picked up on this one as well I see

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    At last.....

    Picking her up tomorrow!!!!

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    So here she is...

    They fitted the wrong fender flares, but the correct ones are on order and they will change it with in the 1000km/1month "service/checkup"...


    I will probably fit the suspension this weekend so that I can have the wheels/tyres fitted which has been sitting at the tyre shop for the last 4 months


    So far, VERY excited and can't wait to start traveling/camping.

















































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    Congratulations!!!

    Looking really pretty (the Triton not the dude )

    I must say there are quite a lot of options for Tritons here in Australia. Good to see they are getting the take up that they deserve. Some really great builds running around

    Keep us posted!!!

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    Baie geluk Sinwolf, dit lyk awesome!
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    Looks lovely in blue, congrats... Of the current crop of double cabs, the Triton for me has gone from being the ugliest to the best looking with this current shape.
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