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A lower cost alternative to the $100 Mitsubishi wheel bearing locknut socket.
Yep, the official tool is MB990954-01 and you’ll find it online for about a hundred dollars. It’s The Right Tool For The Job™ if the price doesn’t put you off. But a cheaper alternative exists if you’re willing to do a little work!
Performance Tool W1270 is a socket made for doing the same job on Ford and GM 4wd vehicles of yesteryear but it can be easily modified to work on 4wd Mitsubishi Monteros and Montero Sports that require the MB990954-01 tool. Grind or file off four of the six teeth, leaving two opposite teeth in place and you’re in business! Available for a fraction of the cost of the official tool.
We can’t compete with Amazon on price – snatch it up!
Fastener Grommets for your Montero
If you’ve removed the door sills on your Gen 2 or 2.5 Montero and accidentally broke or stripped the brittle captive nylon screw grommets in the sheet metal, you’ve got loose trim. Yeah. You’re gonna be known as the Loose Trim Guy or that loose trim girl. Gross.
Got you covered though, for less than a Venti Soy Chai Latte at Bikini Beans you’ll be tight and tidy once more!
Affordable Sand Ladders
Sometimes these are just a fashion accessory, sometimes they’re a life saver. Why not both?
These are the most affordable I’ve found, and I bought two sets. They look and feel about the same as those Maxx ones, and I’m confident that in soft soil they would serve the same purpose. I’m just as confident that they’re not suitable to actual bridging but neither is any other molded ladder (you want steel or fiber waffleboards $$$ for that!) .
Available in Orange-As-Heck, you get a pair of them for this price. They show up in a cardboard box with no accessories.
Gen 2 and 2.5 Heater Cores
Yours is leaky, right? That sweet antifreeze smell every time you turn the heater on.. yeah.
And you don’t want to use any of that pour-in sealer because that just gunks up your radiator and water pump and ruins your engine. So I’m going to lay some bad news on you right now: replacement heater cores are out of production. Yes really. The part number is MN188337 and so far nobody has found an aftermarket alternative that’s made to just drop in. The units made for Changfeng trucks might fit but until somebody finds one of those for sale, we won’t know that either.
You can still buy MN188337, there are still a few sitting on shelves but you’re not going to like the price: http://amzn.to/2IK0QMN
If anyone finds a better priced alternative that works, let us know in the forums!!