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Old 22-01-12
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Default New owner - from Triton to Pajero

G'day all,

Just purchased a 2011 NT Pajero, LWB '30th Anniversary Edition', cool silver, auto.

My previous ride was an MN Triton GLX-R. I loved the Triton, but really love the Pajero! Essentially sold the Paj for a Triton as we have become a one car family and the Paj is a little more refined as an everyday vehicle for the fam, but will get us where we want to go offroad.

First impressions, noticeable differences: much nicer, smoother ride than Triton (Triton stock suspension is terrible). Better fuel economy (and larger tank). Quieter in the cab. More comfortable seats, spacious in rear (passenger seats). Some really nice dded extras for the anniversary edition also... though, I hate that the voice function doesnt work for the phone on the MMCS, and the maps on the MMCS and functionality are pretty ordinary.

My first steps for the Paj (in no particular order):

- change the bash plates (it was the first thing i did for the Triton, bets investment ever). Ive seen some good chatter about Bushskinz plates on here, so I'll check them out - any other recommendations?

- install Provent oil catch can. Removed this from the Triton before selling, will have a look to see where i can mount it in the Paj. ANyone here installed the provent?

-install battery isolator, then cable and anderson plug into the boot. I've got a Thumper battery and 40L fridge - the next challenge is to work out some tie down points (i had some awesome tracks installed in the Triton, but im not sure how to do it in the Paj given the 2 extra seats in the boot)

- install tow bar. Any recommendations other than the MMA one? Ive noticed the MMA one sits a little low, though there may not be any option. On the Triton the MMA one was terrible, so I went ARB rear bar and tow bar which was awesome.

- tint front passenger windows.

I'll be sure to do some research across these threads for the info im after, but anyone has any recommendations on any of these I'll be grateful.

In time, I'll then change the tryes (had BFG A/T on Triton), consider suspension - though the suspension on this is WAY better than on the Triton - and think about a bull bar.... nice to have dreams.

Pictures of any mods to follow in time, when money and time is available.

Looking forward to learning more about the good, and not so good, things about my new ride.

Love that car.

Cheers,
Matt
Canberra
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Old 22-01-12
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welcome. there is heaps of info on this forum. I built up my car with loads of help and recommendations from this site. There have been plenty of people who have done all their own work on the mods you are thinking about so that may help you too
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Old 22-01-12
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Welcome

The paj is an excellent 4wd but I don't need to tell you that.

This forums is the friendliest I have been to, lots of help and good people on board.

Bushskinz plates are by far the most popular here, and with good reason too. I had the plates sitting in my lounge room even before I picked up the paj.

Enjoy the car and enjoy the forum.
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Old 23-01-12
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HI Matt and welcome!

I don't blame you for changing to the Paj!

Kieron's Bushskinz are fantastic - another who can vouch for their quality and his great service. Pretty essenital if you venture offroad.

Dual battery system was a must for us - we run a fridge, electric boat trailer winch, etc. Another essential really.

Re the tow bar.
The Hayman Reese is the only other one I'd get. They do sit the same height as the MM one though. "A bit low" - yes, spot on! If you search you'll read heaps of posts about the bottom of the rear spare wheel hitting everyone's coupling on their trailers. It's the only design fault on these Paj's - that everyone dislikes! We overcame this by fitting an AL-KO offroad hitch. The Outback Jayco chassis usually are okay too. Ous weas until we raised the van height further! (The coupling sits at the bottom, not the top).

We've had our Paj 2 years now and done heaps of extras in that time (Airtech snorkel going in today), but I think the extra battery, tow bar, roof racks,seat covers and bash plates should probably be the first accessories you get.

A Chip is pretty awesome too!....it never ends.....have fun!

Cheers,
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Old 24-01-12
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Hi,

Congrats on the new car. Interestingly I had a new Triton as loaner last week when my Paj was getting it's 30k service and I agree the Paj suspension is far superior. The brakes too are far better. Anyway I have the Hayman Reese towbar, was fitted before delivery. Some dealers won't use anything but the MM bar but the HR bar is from a very trusted company. This also means you can use the HR WDH without any modification.

Have fun!

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You can use the H/R WDH without modification on the genuine Mitsubishi bar also.
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I thought you had to grind the top corners off the shank for the Mitsubishi hitch receiver?

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Thanks for the replies. Paj is in for some front window tinting this Friday - the first mod! I'll look to install the catch can on the weekend, and may even get around to the battery isolator then also.

Re the towbar - ive seen a few pictures and it looks like the HR tow bar sits a little lower than the MM one. ie the MM hitch sit througha cutout in the rear, whereas the HR looks like it sits under. Is this correct? If so, I would be inclined to go the MM one as it sits slightly higher..
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Hi,
I have the HR, hope this pic link works not sure how you could have it sit any higher..

http://postimage.org/image/5u74ry9zp/
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I stand corrected Jondalar.
I thought you meant something more substantial than that as it only takes a couple of minutes.
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