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Troys 2011 Mitsubishi Pajero GLS now with added muddy mud tyre goodness!

Troy711

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Well I've finally stepped into the miscellaneous category with my latest purchase. After looking for a few months I finally traded my Statesman for something totally different. With regular trips to my in-laws property every other weekend I figured it was time for something a little more practical for the country roads at night time. All future mods listed are what I want to do, whether I do them or not is another story!

Year, make and model
2011 Mitsubishi Pajero

Equipment level
GLS

Colour
Cool Silver

Engine
4M41 3.2L Common Rail Turbo Diesel
147Kw at 3,800 rpm
450Nm at 2,000 rpm

Gearbox
5 speed auto

Interior
Black cloth

Current mods and extras
Opposite Lock 3 loop type Premium winch bar with fairlead rollers
VisionX 8550 55 watt 220mm HID spotlights
20 inch 126 watt combo Beamax LED light bar
TJM Airtec snorkel
265/70/17 Achilles Desert Hawk X-MTs on black factory steel wheels
Genuine Mitsubishi floor mats
Bushskinz intercooler, sump, transmission and transfer case guard
K&N Panel filter
GME TX3500 UHF
Carling 7 switch panel
ARB CMKA12 air compressor
Front windows tinted (35% Black Ice film)
Autometer Cobalt boost gauge
Hayman Reese heavy duty towbar
Philips Diamond Vision low beam bulbs
LED flood light mounted rearward for reversing/camping
Remove Pajero, D-ID and GLS badges
GLX spec black grille
White LED park and reverse lights
Silver coated indicator bulbs front and rear
Change all interior bulbs to white LED

Future mods
2 inch lift with Lovells springs and Bilstein shocks
Winch
Braided brake lines
DBA slotted discs
Diff/transfer case/gearbox breather kit
Exhaust and chip package

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More pics to come as soon as it takes its first trip off road.
 
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looking good troy, throw some pics up of the interior!


one thing i hate about new cars is how the back windows are tinted but the front arent.
 

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Looking clean, Will look cool with some mods.
 

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I'll get some interior shots tomorrow as the missus has the car at work now and won't get home until late. It's pretty clean inside apart from some red dust in the air vents and tiny crevices where the previous owners must have done some out back touring.

One thing which ticked the yes box for me was that underneath had no marks, dings or dents in the floor pan or exhaust and it also has never had a tow bar fitted so I know it hasn't been flogged off road or it hasn't been towing a caravan or horse float it's whole life.
 

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When it comes time for your exhaust upgrade, hit me up :)
 

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It Looks mint man!

Bet the interior is beautiful too!
Sat Nav and that?

The mods will set it off!

Kinng
 

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I really like the new Paj'

Good work :)

Cheers
Mat
 

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Nice ride, you'll love them, I have an 09 version of your car, its the same colour, exceed model with the DiD diesel and 5 speed auto. Mainly gets used on dirt roads, and to tow the 23 foot van with us on long weekends etc.

And the interior on these is as good as any luxury model car out on the road at the moment, and the stereo is better than some p player doof doof stereos lol

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Cheers for the comments :D

No SatNav unfortunately. The only option box that was ticked was the rear parking sensors! It doesn't even have floor mats but I'm off to get some tomorrow. I reckon I'll also get the genuine neoprene seat covers for the front and rear too.

If I get some time tomorrow or over the weekend I'm going to put on a few coats of paint sealant and wax to help protect the paint a bit.
 

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Looks very clean, I imagine it would be a bit different to drive than the Statesman
 

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How many kms?
 

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How many kms?
Picked it up with just on 57,000 on the clock. It's a May 2011 build so its just short of 2 years old.

Looks very clean, I imagine it would be a bit different to drive than the Statesman
Oh yea, it's actually smooth on the roads rather than rough as guts. The missus loves it! She told me she nudged a gutter yesterday and I just shrugged and said "eh, that's what it's supposed to do!"

I would Highly recommend getting lockers installed.
For what I intend on using it for its probably an expense that'll go to waste. Don't get me wrong, it would be awesome but I can't justify it.




Added a few extras in the mods list... black steel wheels and braided brake lines with slotted discs. That's the one thing I miss about the Statesman, the fact that when you put your foot on the brake it was nice and firm and you knew it would pull up in an instant if you wanted to.

You're all going to have to wait for a day or two for interior shots, I ended up doing more work than I expected today and once again the missus has the car at work.
 

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For what I intend on using it for its probably an expense that'll go to waste. Don't get me wrong, it would be awesome but I can't justify it.
If your going down that thought pattern you wouldn't want to waste your money on a winch bar and winch (get a normal bar). You wouldn't want to be putting such a nice car into a situation where a winch is required.

A forby with a lokka in the front makes the biggest difference than any other modifaction other than 10000000 inch's of lift.

Not sure if it will work but you may want to look into a e-lokka if you are able to use one. They are about $600. LOKKA - Automatic Differential Locker

However you may need to convert to manual locking front hubs.

Food for thought :)
 

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I haven't needed lockers yet, and I do some pretty extreme stuff. I would probably use a winch before lockers, even though I don't have a winch yet either. The times I have needed recovering, a locker wouldn't have helped anyway.

It's all personal choice, the general theme with the 4WD world is to build your vehicle (I refuse to call it a truck) with all the gear regardless of whether you need it all or not. I go the other way, I drive the car to it's limit, then replace/modify/upgrade the parts that let me down so I can do it next time. The balance for my car seemed to be 3" lift and 31" tyres, it went well, but I had clearance issues, so I went 33" tyres and broke diffs. Then you all know the next step from there.

The way I look at it is to build the car to do what YOU want it to do and not have a car with all the fruit and be a shiny tree in the orchard to show off to all your mates. I might get some smart comments at the start of a trip, but my car is one of the few that tackle and make the harder lines. No lockers, no winch, no fancy roofrack with an awning hanging off it. It's built for a purpose not for a pissing contest.

Having said that, I will be getting a winch soon as I hate relying on others when I get stuck. And the places I do get stuck, very few could get to me anyway.
 

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I finally parked it in my garage for the first time tonight and there's plenty of clearance. I was worried that with the angle of my driveway it might not fit but there's at least enough room for a 5 inch lift lol.

I took a few interior pics tonight but because it was dark in the garage they turned out crap so here's one of the motor instead. There's plenty of room for a winch control box and dual battery if I go that way.



While I was at it I checked the air filter and it was bloody filthy! So it's getting a hit with the air compressor and I'll buy a K&N and clean it regularly.

 

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looks like a nice pickup there mate
 

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K&N filter is on the way. I hit the old one with the air compressor today to clean it up a bit until the new one goes in. Also debadge the D-ID and GLS badges today. There was a little bit if a difference with the paint but its hardly noticeable. Next time I've got a few days off work it's getting a clay bar and protection treatment. I would have done it this weekend but I've run out of time. Anyway, here's a few pics of the interior.









 

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Well at least you sold the stato for something manly (unlike a few others lol) Could use a bull bar something bad though. Kinda looks naked without one. Other than that very, very nice :)
 
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