Mighty Max / Strada loading

Mitsubishi Pickup
User avatar
nxski
Posts: 3268
Joined: Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:27 pm
Member's Photo Album: http://www.delica.ca/Photos/
Vehicle: 1991 Delica L300 Super Exceed
Location: Coquitlam
Location: BC, Canada
Contact:

Mighty Max / Strada loading

Postby nxski » Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:05 pm

I'm assuming that since the Mighty Max and L300 have the same drivetrain they are also both 3/4 ton vehicles!?
I'm wondering what the repercussions I can expect from loading it regularly with up to 2000lbs worth of garbage might be?
Thanks
Live the life you love, love the life you live...

Had: 1991 Mitsubishi Delica L300 SuperExceed, heavily modified (totalled by a drunk driver)
Have: 2011 Acura CSX manual, lightly modified
Want: Mitsubishi Pajero Evo

http://nes-design-construction.com
http://ca.linkedin.com/pub/nicolas-spurling/46/b48/924

Nicola Spurling

psilosin
Posts: 1045
Joined: Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:31 pm
Member's Photo Album: http://www.delica.ca/Photos/
Vehicle: L400
Location: BC

Re: Mighty Max / Strada loading

Postby psilosin » Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:54 am

I'm thinking you might get a better response in the 'other vehicles' section rather than the 'other vehicles for sale' section. :M

User avatar
nxski
Posts: 3268
Joined: Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:27 pm
Member's Photo Album: http://www.delica.ca/Photos/
Vehicle: 1991 Delica L300 Super Exceed
Location: Coquitlam
Location: BC, Canada
Contact:

Re: Mighty Max / Strada loading

Postby nxski » Sat Aug 06, 2011 9:18 am

Weird, on my iPhone there is no distinction between the two. It's as if there are 2 'other vehicles' sections. Unfortunately it's telling me that the correct sub-forum is no longer available so Strada will have to do. :-D
Live the life you love, love the life you live...

Had: 1991 Mitsubishi Delica L300 SuperExceed, heavily modified (totalled by a drunk driver)
Have: 2011 Acura CSX manual, lightly modified
Want: Mitsubishi Pajero Evo

http://nes-design-construction.com
http://ca.linkedin.com/pub/nicolas-spurling/46/b48/924

Nicola Spurling

User avatar
mararmeisto
Posts: 3275
Joined: Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:00 am
Vehicle: 2013 Toyota Tacoma
Location: Langford, BC

Re: Mighty Max / Strada loading

Postby mararmeisto » Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:04 pm

Just remember that your van has got at least 500 lbs of seats and carpet and interior paneling and extra glass (Crystal Light models) and an extra A/C condenser and piping etc, etc, etc.

That being said, the vans are quite rugged. I would keep an eye on your suspension components and your tire (especially) for signs of noticeable wear, depending on how often "regularly" is.
JPL
I still miss my '94 Pajero!

User avatar
nxski
Posts: 3268
Joined: Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:27 pm
Member's Photo Album: http://www.delica.ca/Photos/
Vehicle: 1991 Delica L300 Super Exceed
Location: Coquitlam
Location: BC, Canada
Contact:

Re: Mighty Max / Strada loading

Postby nxski » Sat Aug 06, 2011 6:51 pm

mararmeisto wrote:Just remember that your van has got at least 500 lbs of seats and carpet and interior paneling and extra glass (Crystal Light models) and an extra A/C condenser and piping etc, etc, etc.

That being said, the vans are quite rugged. I would keep an eye on your suspension components and your tire (especially) for signs of noticeable wear, depending on how often "regularly" is.


Thanks for the reply, sorry, I might not have been clear, this is for my Mighty Max, I definitely don't put that much weight in my van regularily (only when I drive 7 bodies with gear around for camping etc :-D I've been loading my truck up with garbage for the dump about 3 times a day during the week and have noticed that the ride seem to be a lot bouncier than I remember when I got it.
Live the life you love, love the life you live...

Had: 1991 Mitsubishi Delica L300 SuperExceed, heavily modified (totalled by a drunk driver)
Have: 2011 Acura CSX manual, lightly modified
Want: Mitsubishi Pajero Evo

http://nes-design-construction.com
http://ca.linkedin.com/pub/nicolas-spurling/46/b48/924

Nicola Spurling

User avatar
mararmeisto
Posts: 3275
Joined: Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:00 am
Vehicle: 2013 Toyota Tacoma
Location: Langford, BC

Re: Mighty Max / Strada loading

Postby mararmeisto » Sat Aug 06, 2011 7:23 pm

nxski wrote:
mararmeisto wrote:Just remember that your van has got at least 500 lbs of seats and carpet and interior paneling and extra glass (Crystal Light models) and an extra A/C condenser and piping etc, etc, etc.

That being said, the vans are quite rugged. I would keep an eye on your suspension components and your tire (especially) for signs of noticeable wear, depending on how often "regularly" is.


Thanks for the reply, sorry, I might not have been clear, this is for my Mighty Max, I definitely don't put that much weight in my van regularily (only when I drive 7 bodies with gear around for camping etc :-D I've been loading my truck up with garbage for the dump about 3 times a day during the week and have noticed that the ride seem to be a lot bouncier than I remember when I got it.

"Bouncier" could mean your shocks are no longer functioning and it's all spring action now.
JPL
I still miss my '94 Pajero!

User avatar
jessef
Posts: 6455
Joined: Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:27 pm
Vehicle: JDM flavour of the month
Location: Vancouver
Location: Vancouver, BC

Re: Mighty Max / Strada loading

Postby jessef » Sat Aug 06, 2011 9:30 pm

The mighty max frame is good for a ton so you're safe with weight. May need to throw in an extra leaf if the rear is sagging though.

User avatar
thedjjack
Posts: 2025
Joined: Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:13 am
Member's Photo Album: http://www.delica.ca/forum/ucp.php?i=164
Vehicle: 1989 L300 HITOP!!
Location: Port McNeill
Location: Port McNeill
Contact:

Re: Mighty Max / Strada loading

Postby thedjjack » Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:09 pm

Safe for weight....yes but can you stop??

User avatar
jessef
Posts: 6455
Joined: Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:27 pm
Vehicle: JDM flavour of the month
Location: Vancouver
Location: Vancouver, BC

Re: Mighty Max / Strada loading

Postby jessef » Sun Aug 07, 2011 12:03 am

they call them brake shoes for a reason
open the door and stomp your left foot on the front tire 8-)

User avatar
thedjjack
Posts: 2025
Joined: Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:13 am
Member's Photo Album: http://www.delica.ca/forum/ucp.php?i=164
Vehicle: 1989 L300 HITOP!!
Location: Port McNeill
Location: Port McNeill
Contact:

Re: Mighty Max / Strada loading

Postby thedjjack » Sun Aug 07, 2011 12:19 am

RHD advantage you can get out and stand on the sidewalk if it gets bad out there....

User avatar
nxski
Posts: 3268
Joined: Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:27 pm
Member's Photo Album: http://www.delica.ca/Photos/
Vehicle: 1991 Delica L300 Super Exceed
Location: Coquitlam
Location: BC, Canada
Contact:

Re: Mighty Max / Strada loading

Postby nxski » Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:37 pm

Stopping is slower but manageable and it does sag but not as much as I would have thought. The rear leads look like they have reverse camber though :-D If I was keeping it very long I would definitely add a leaf.
Live the life you love, love the life you live...

Had: 1991 Mitsubishi Delica L300 SuperExceed, heavily modified (totalled by a drunk driver)
Have: 2011 Acura CSX manual, lightly modified
Want: Mitsubishi Pajero Evo

http://nes-design-construction.com
http://ca.linkedin.com/pub/nicolas-spurling/46/b48/924

Nicola Spurling

User avatar
jessef
Posts: 6455
Joined: Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:27 pm
Vehicle: JDM flavour of the month
Location: Vancouver
Location: Vancouver, BC

Re: Mighty Max / Strada loading

Postby jessef » Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:56 pm

Have you got drums or discs in the rear ?

User avatar
nxski
Posts: 3268
Joined: Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:27 pm
Member's Photo Album: http://www.delica.ca/Photos/
Vehicle: 1991 Delica L300 Super Exceed
Location: Coquitlam
Location: BC, Canada
Contact:

Re: Mighty Max / Strada loading

Postby nxski » Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:20 pm

jfarsang wrote:Have you got drums or discs in the rear ?


Drums
Live the life you love, love the life you live...

Had: 1991 Mitsubishi Delica L300 SuperExceed, heavily modified (totalled by a drunk driver)
Have: 2011 Acura CSX manual, lightly modified
Want: Mitsubishi Pajero Evo

http://nes-design-construction.com
http://ca.linkedin.com/pub/nicolas-spurling/46/b48/924

Nicola Spurling

User avatar
jessef
Posts: 6455
Joined: Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:27 pm
Vehicle: JDM flavour of the month
Location: Vancouver
Location: Vancouver, BC

Re: Mighty Max / Strada loading

Postby jessef » Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:48 pm

If you haven't already, pull off the drums and check the shoes to see if contact is being made so you know the rear drums are playing a tune.

User avatar
nxski
Posts: 3268
Joined: Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:27 pm
Member's Photo Album: http://www.delica.ca/Photos/
Vehicle: 1991 Delica L300 Super Exceed
Location: Coquitlam
Location: BC, Canada
Contact:

Re: Mighty Max / Strada loading

Postby nxski » Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:13 pm

In terms of stopping you mean? I haven't done that yet but I can't be a backyard mechanic on my work truck (as I'm not the owner, just the principal driver)
Live the life you love, love the life you live...

Had: 1991 Mitsubishi Delica L300 SuperExceed, heavily modified (totalled by a drunk driver)
Have: 2011 Acura CSX manual, lightly modified
Want: Mitsubishi Pajero Evo

http://nes-design-construction.com
http://ca.linkedin.com/pub/nicolas-spurling/46/b48/924

Nicola Spurling


Return to “Strada”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest