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Old 22-02-15
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Very tidy rig scouter.

Love all the mods. Definitely a lot of thought put in to each picec.

Well done.
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After driving a mate's NT Pajero with 3" exhaust & DP Chip a little while ago, I decided an engine performance boost should move up the upgrade/mods list. Apsilon's & PradoEater's recent posts http://www2.pajeroclub.com.au/forum/...t=42199&page=8 swayed me towards an Ecutek ECU remap by MRT at Rhodes http://www.mrtperformance.com.au/per...formance-guide. Originally I had planned to do inlet manifold clean, new exhaust then the remap, but MRT came up with a deal to do standard ECU remap then do custom tune for free when manifold decoke & new exhaust happen next month. So effectively I have had around 60% of the planned upgrade so far - http://www.mrtperformance.com.au/per...ajero-did-32l-. Not super happy with the badges going on as the stealth aspect of ECU remap was one of the appeals of this upgrade, they will come off after the next stage.

Very impressed with the outcome to date - a good reduction in turbo lag, general increase in urge across the board, but especially in low to mid range. You can really feel the extra power & torque whenever the throttle is opened. Economy has improved slightly but it has been hard to tell with strong temptation to use the extra power when the opportunities present themselves

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Did you get a dyno done to see exactly what improvements have been? The reason I ask is that the graph shown on your thumbnail is one I have seen before from a 2009 pajero as well....

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Old 23-02-15
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Did you get a dyno done to see exactly what improvements have been? The reason I ask is that the graph shown on your thumbnail is one I have seen before from a 2009 pajero as well....
Unfortunately not, they were fairly adamant that it was not required for standard XA/XB tune as they have done a number of Pajeros recently so are happy with the standard remap they have built for NT/NWs. When I pushed the point, they indicated there was a long wait for dyno time and this would push back the upgrade for a couple of weeks. This didn't work for my schedule so I just proceeded with the standard remap. I can certainly feel a significant improvement so am happy to proceed on this basis.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, they are a very busy shop and seem to favour the STi / Evo / Toyota 86 gang who make up the bulk of their customers judging by their marketing and vehicles in the customer parking area. While I was mostly happy with the service, I would probably look to a smaller specialist tuner if I ever repeated this process.

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Unfortunately not, they were fairly adamant that it was not required for standard XA/XB tune as they have done a number of Pajeros recently so are happy with the standard remap they have built for NT/NWs. When I pushed the point, they indicated there was a long wait for dyno time and this would push back the upgrade for a couple of weeks. This didn't work for my schedule so I just proceeded with the standard remap. I can certainly feel a significant improvement so am happy to proceed on this basis.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, they are a very busy shop and seem to favour the STi / Evo / Toyota 86 gang who make up the bulk of their customers judging by their marketing and vehicles in the customer parking area. While I was mostly happy with the service, I would probably look to a smaller specialist tuner if I ever repeated this process.

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No worries mate. Lot of the bot racers love the "mine is quicker than yours scene"...Plenty of money to throw at their boy racers. Oh to be young again..hahaha
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Old 23-02-15
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looking great! I am going to see Eddie for the first time this Thursday for an issue with either my front CV or inner bearing. I have been meaning to see him for a while now as he has been working on Pajeros since 1983 (or there abouts)! My mechanic 50m from my front door has been far too convenient in the past but this time I need someone that knows a thing or two about Pajeros.

How good are long range tanks...no more range anxiety with my 146L of fuel on board!
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Old 23-11-15
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Default Nomad Valve Body & TCC Lock up switch

The Pajero was my first automatic in about 15 years so I had always expected it would take a bit of getting used to. I was happy with most aspects of my initial test drive but had noted the vehicle quickly gaining speed down a steep hill so know I was probably going to have to adjust driving style. Accordingly I have used sport shift mode a fair bit but still haven't been entirely happy with the feel of the transmission.

I had been watching a number of threads on Torque Converter Control lock up switches and Nomad valve body upgrades with generally positive reviews on these modifications. So last week I took the plunge & booked mine in for Nomad (not Extreme) valve body upgrade which includes flush and change to synthetic AT fluid. This took a week as Wholesale Autos didn't have any exchange valve bodies available so the agent had to remove mine and send down to Melbourne where it was rebuilt with heavy duty springs etc. This appears to be the first time the AT had been serviced on mine (85,000 kms), the agent remarked the fluid was pretty old and the filter contaminated. Wholesale strongly recommend changing fluid every 40,000 kms or 24 months for heavy use (towing & hard off-road).

I picked it up on Friday afternoon and have to say it has made a significant difference to the on-road feel of the Paj. Not the kick in the pants change that I experienced with the ECU/exhaust mod last year, but one I am very happy with. The transmission is now much more crisp & responsive with no hesitation on up & down changes in Drive. When using the A/T in Sports mode, the changes are fast & precise and feels a lot stronger. I would say it feels more sporty but not unduly harsh. I did notice that the change to 5th gear on light throttle still feels a little abrupt at times so no change there... I have found myself leaving it in Drive a lot more as the transmission is working better and seems to be in the correct gear more often. The hesitation and flaring previously experienced on light throttle has been almost completely disappeared. Wholesale claim they have built in 10% engine braking into the upgraded valve body, this feels about right heading down hills over the weekend. The AT operating temperature appears to have dropped around 5 degrees in most cases, but haven't seen any change in fuel consumption yet.

I have only used the lock up a few short times over the weekend as I didn't get on the open road, but it adds another dimension to driving on slight uphills, and to slowing on down hills. Can't wait to get off-road to try it out!

Thanks to Pickle, Pasniny & Backpaje for their positive reviews that helped convince me to undertake these modifications. Not cheap, but ones that I think have been worthwhile additions to the vehicle.

Cheers,
Stephen
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Old 28-01-16
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Default Fire Extinguishers

A recent thread on the effectiveness of Fire Extinguishers http://www2.pajeroclub.com.au/forum/...ad.php?t=50415 and an camping incident I heard about over the Christmas break got me thinking about how to improve on board capability in the Paj. I had previously fitted a 1kg unit in front of the drivers seat http://www2.pajeroclub.com.au/forum/...5&postcount=42, thankfully haven't had to use it! I have managed to fit in a 2 kg unit using existing mounting bracket with an extra hole for the longer unit. It didn't come with a steel retaining clip so I may have to upgrade this at a later time. In the meantime I have used a nylon luggage strap to hold it securely.

The 1kg unit has now gone behind the cargo barrier using a couple of stainless hose clamps to mount it securely to the rail. Nicely out of eyesight in the rear mirror, and uses some of the wasted space near the ceiling above the fridge.
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Great build thread! Like how neatly you've done the work in the cabin.
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Default Interior work

It has been a while since I have done any work on the Paj, been too busy working or running Scout activities. However, I got inspired after reading the ongoing thread on footrests https://www2.pajeroclub.com.au/forum...ad.php?t=24211. Using up some birthday gift cards I recently bought some Sandgrabba floor mats https://nobullaccessories.com.au/pro...i-sandgrabbas/ and also added a footrest ordered from Amayama. I used M6 threaded rod & coupler along with a couple of spare washers. Very happy the mats fitted perfectly over the footrest, it makes a noticeable difference to comfort on longer trips

I had also noticed some wear & tear on the back seats so fitted a set of canvas seat covers from MSA http://www.msa4x4.com.au/canvas-seat-covers/. These are the 12oz version so not too stiff, but still a bit of fun to fit... They obviously feel different to the factory cloth seats but still comfortable.

Anyway, very happy with the results now having a relatively mud/dirt proof interior and place to put my left foot.
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Default Bullbar & driving lights

Recent additions for upcoming Simpson trip - very happy with the installation by local ARB dealer. I have also fitted the Stedi DRL/Fog lights instead of standard ARB units. Fyrlyts make a HUGE difference at night...
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