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by BCbackroader
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Maximum Tire Size After 40mm Lift?
Replies: 3
Views: 391

Re: Maximum Tire Size After 40mm Lift?

Search for my posts on this subject, I have the 40mm lift and larger tires on my '18 PHEV. Be aware that the lift stresses the sway bar end links, so you will be replacing them on occasion.
by BCbackroader
Sat Dec 12, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: 40 mm Lift kit impossible to install?
Replies: 5
Views: 927

Re: 40 mm Lift kit impossible to install?

Update to my lift kit experience: In the roughly 100,000 km that I've driven since the lift, I've had to replace 3 front sway bar end links. Two have broken, and 1 was bent. The lift obviously puts extra strain on them, especially since the car can now navigate much rougher terrain. I think the real...
by BCbackroader
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: New front discs at 34,000 miles? (55,000 km in new money)
Replies: 19
Views: 1895

Re: New front discs at 34,000 miles? (55,000 km in new money)

My dealer here in Canada services the slider pins as part of every routine 8,000 km service. I now have 131,000 km on my '18, and the brake pads are not yet worn enough to replace.
by BCbackroader
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: New front discs at 34,000 miles? (55,000 km in new money)
Replies: 19
Views: 1895

Re: New front discs at 34,000 miles? (55,000 km in new money)

Are you in a very hilly area? Most of my driving is near level, with a few moderate hills each day, and at 129,000 km ( just over 80,000mi), I'm still good on the original pads, never mind the discs. I've been very pleased with the brake wear on this car.
by BCbackroader
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Front shock dust cover bellows shredded
Replies: 9
Views: 1147

Re: Front shock dust cover bellows shredded

The dealers here are very good about warranty issues, and the Mitsu coverage on mine is bumper to bumper, excluding tires, brakes, and hoses. When a headlight bulb died, I just drove to the dealer, told them it was out, and left about an hour later with it fixed, no charge.
by BCbackroader
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Front shock dust cover bellows shredded
Replies: 9
Views: 1147

Re: Front shock dust cover bellows shredded

If you're only at 60K miles, those parts, and the labour, should still be covered under Mitsu's warranty, at least here in Canada, where the coverage is 10 years/160,00km.
by BCbackroader
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Lift Kit installed
Replies: 22
Views: 4429

Re: Lift Kit installed

You will only encounter the pass. side axle rubbing on the A-arm when that wheel is at full downward extension, which will only occur when you're crossing deep holes off road. There are no other symptoms of any sort noticeable during normal driving.
by BCbackroader
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: 40 mm Lift kit impossible to install?
Replies: 5
Views: 927

Re: 40 mm Lift kit impossible to install?

It will go in without grinding, but the axle will contact the lower A-arm when the wheel drops to its lowest travel, which probably won't happen on the highway, but will when you start traversing deep ruts off road. It could be heard and felt when I did that, and left a scrape mark on the axle, Afte...
by BCbackroader
Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: 40 mm Lift kit impossible to install?
Replies: 5
Views: 927

Re: 40 mm Lift kit impossible to install?

Yes, same thing on my '18. The installer ground away just enough of the lower control arm to clear at full extension. The 30 mm would be the better option, but wasn't available when I had mine installed.
by BCbackroader
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Do I need to charge every day?
Replies: 4
Views: 666

Re: Do I need to charge every day?

I'm in a similar position to the OP here, in that I rarely get to charge my PHEV, and still find it a very economical vehicle to operate, with fuel costs about $0.10/km. Forget the other hybrids, buy the PHEV, and enjoy the room , comfort, power, and superb traction in all weather conditions. You wo...

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