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  • New Pajero & Why ??

    Hi everyone,

    I'm looking at purchasing a new Pajero but i'm not sure which TD to go with the GLX, VRX, (EXCEED is out of the question out of my price range) i cant really see that much difference the different models apart form cosmetics so is the 4000.00 or so worth the upgrade?? any thoughts would be great !!

  • #2
    Hi Gonads90,

    The option for us was to go for the VRX as it came with the "free" family pack and it was the end of financial year so we got a nice deal. The styling is better and the cosmetics as well. Don't know if they're worth $4g's but we decided it just on the look and feel.

    Know what you mean about the Exceed being out of your price range......the leather interior's bloody nice though, satnav, reversing thingy, sunroof, everything that opens and shuts. Still better bang for your buck than the RRP $94,600 or so for the TD Sahara
    Cheers,
    Rob

    2007 NS VRX DID Auto - ARB Bullbar, Dual Deep Cycle Batteries, Nightstalker HID's, Family Pack, Tow Bar & Lift, Illuminated Side-Steps, Bluetooth, Neoprene Seat Covers, Mio Digiwalker C520 GPS.
    1989 NG EXE Tdi Manual - Cooper ATR's on 16x8 Sunraysia's, Tough Dog 2" Lift

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    • #3
      Hi,
      We went for the GLX and have been very impressed with it. I would keep the $ 4K for aftermarket gear. Get the dealer to set your security alarm and if you get a towbar, try to get the dealer to throw in the lifter plate.
      Jon W

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      • #4
        I would seriously consider the GLX if you plan lots of offroad activity due to the 17" Wheels and lots of aftermarket A/T tyres available now. The 18" Wheels on VRX and Exceed are causing difficulties due to limited aftermarket rubber currently available.
        NM GL Diesel (Tourer)
        NS Pajero (Tar Baby)

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        • #5
          definitely agree about the GLX - in TD form one of the best value 4WD's on the market. should be able to negotiate a good price this week, too!
          NM 2002 DiD, Lovells / Bilsteins, BFG Muds / Cooper HT, GME TX 4400, TJM Bashplate, Hella 2000

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          • #6
            Hi guy's (and gal's)
            I recently purchased a TD Exceed and was fully aware of the problem with the availability of off road tyres. You are able to get the VRX and Exceed with 17" rims which opens up the choice of tyres greatly. I could'nt understand why Mitsubishi would bring out a model that you could'nt do serious 4 wheel driving in because of the tyre problem.
            Anyway i got it sorted and are now a happy chappy.
            Regards from Col.
            NS TD Exceed, Long Range Fuel Tank (115 lts), 50mm lift, HD King Springs Bilstein Shockers, ARB Deluxe Bullbar colour coded with Winch, HD Towbar, ROH RTX 17" Rims, Cooper S/T Maxx 265/70/17, Dual Batteries, Safari Snorkle and Diff breathers, Tyre Dog monitoring system, Magellan XL Explorist GPS, GME Personal Locating Beacon with GPS, Uniden UHF, Prodigy Break Controller, Reversing Camera, Updated Security Alarm System. Scangauge + Chipit Chip etc and no DPF!.

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            • #7
              Big Col, how did that work with the 17" rims on your car. Did the dealer swap the 18s for 17s before you picked it up? Notice you have ROH rims in the profile. How are they, and is the offset and centre bore right for the Pajero?
              NM GL Diesel (Tourer)
              NS Pajero (Tar Baby)

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              • #8
                Hi 2800ITDNM,
                I have had Pajero's for the past 8 years and was very keen to purchase a new NS. I knew that off road tyres were not available in the 18" size and as i use my 4wd for 4w/driving (occasionally) and are heading up the Cape in August, i knew that the standard tyres would most likely not survive my journeys. The 17" rims on the GLX are interchangeable with the VRX and Exceed. (They give you far more choices as far as tyre selection goes) The dealer would not swap as he would have trouble offloading or selling the 18" rims They said i would have to buy the 17" rims and quoted me over $600 bucks a rim. Can't print my reply here but it was full of expletives. The new prado was looking like an option at this stage. I certainly told Mitsubishi what i thought of them bringing out a so called La De Da 4wd that wasn't even capable of going to many destinations due to the tyre issue. After many calls to tyre and wheel specialists, the ROH RTX 17" rim was found to be one of the only rims compatible with the Pajero set up. At something just over $300 each i bit the bullet and thats where i am now. Happy, but we should'nt have to go through all that crap just to have decent tyres and have to fork out more money. Sorry for the long reply, Regards from Col
                NS TD Exceed, Long Range Fuel Tank (115 lts), 50mm lift, HD King Springs Bilstein Shockers, ARB Deluxe Bullbar colour coded with Winch, HD Towbar, ROH RTX 17" Rims, Cooper S/T Maxx 265/70/17, Dual Batteries, Safari Snorkle and Diff breathers, Tyre Dog monitoring system, Magellan XL Explorist GPS, GME Personal Locating Beacon with GPS, Uniden UHF, Prodigy Break Controller, Reversing Camera, Updated Security Alarm System. Scangauge + Chipit Chip etc and no DPF!.

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                • #9
                  Hi Col
                  Not a long reply at all as it is very interesting.
                  We are in the same position. Just committed (happily) to an NS Exceed but also do a bit of track driving. What tyres have you put on the rims? I am assuming AT LT construction? How does that fit on the back door (which after 18 inch rims is the next big muck up they have achieved....) Lucky that we love the NM so much otherwise I MIGHT have looked at something else.
                  Have you actually had the rims/wheels on the car as yet?
                  Rusty
                  2012 NW Platinum 2 in cool silver. Armour tint all round. Hayman Reese heavy duty hitch. Spare wheel lift. ARB heavy duty suspension with lift. Long Range Automotive auxiliary 81 litre fuel tank. Piranha dual battery set up. Battery World second battery. GME TX 3540 UHF.
                  Concept caravan, Autofridge 40L Fridge, Waeco CF18 Fridge/Freezer,
                  2008 CJ Lancer VR Sportsback with a few little extras

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                  • #10
                    And whats the offset of those ROH rims if you know it?
                    Do the rims stick out the guards?
                    One guy I was talking to at our clud managed to do a swap at the dealer. He took the 17" rims off a GLX on the Dealers lot, and left his Exceed rims on it. Might be a good deal if the GLX buyer doesnt plan to take it off road.
                    NM GL Diesel (Tourer)
                    NS Pajero (Tar Baby)

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                    • #11
                      Hi all,
                      The tyres that i had the dealer fit on my NS at pick up were Cooper ATR's
                      265/70/17". They line up with the top of the guard (just legal, but looks great). I'm not sure of the offset but as i said they do fit. The tyre which is chunkier than the normal tyre, still fits in the spare wheel carrier, just, but as i tow i needed to have the spare wheel lift kit, cause Mitsubishi in their wisdom decided to place the spare wheel lower and basically it is too close to the tow bar for easy coupling to a van or trailer. The larger tyre does not allow the lift kit to be fitted easily, (Mits could'nt do it so i took the kit home and with a few modifications got it to work) Details of which i can give if requested.
                      Regards from Col.
                      NS TD Exceed, Long Range Fuel Tank (115 lts), 50mm lift, HD King Springs Bilstein Shockers, ARB Deluxe Bullbar colour coded with Winch, HD Towbar, ROH RTX 17" Rims, Cooper S/T Maxx 265/70/17, Dual Batteries, Safari Snorkle and Diff breathers, Tyre Dog monitoring system, Magellan XL Explorist GPS, GME Personal Locating Beacon with GPS, Uniden UHF, Prodigy Break Controller, Reversing Camera, Updated Security Alarm System. Scangauge + Chipit Chip etc and no DPF!.

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                      • #12
                        I reckon that the 18`s will become more popular (probably not for a while)but when they do the tyre companies will follow suit. At the moment most of the NS sale`s seem to be VRX`s so in 2/3 years there will be a demand for them.I`m sure when the new Prado arrives it will have 18`s as an option somewhere as well.
                        2007 NS VRX PAJERO Di-D , AUTO , FAMILY PACK , HD TOW PACK

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                        • #13
                          Spotted parked outside the Innaminka pub last week was a Landrover Discovery 3 fitted with BF Goodrich A/T in 265/65R18. Considering the discussion in the thread above, has anyone looked at availability of these for their Pajero VRX/Exceed. They looked the goods on the Landy, even better on a Pajero I bet.
                          NM GL Diesel (Tourer)
                          NS Pajero (Tar Baby)

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                          • #14
                            Also spotted, at the Dig Tree out of Innaminka was an NS Pajero, filthy with mud running the ROH 17" Alloys like Big Col has on his. Wasnt you was it?
                            NM GL Diesel (Tourer)
                            NS Pajero (Tar Baby)

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                            • #15
                              No it wasn't Big Col, he's sitting in front of the fire in Melb trying to keep warm, preparing for a run up to Cape York in 4 weeks time. Certainly looking forward to that.
                              The problem with fitting higher profile 18" tyres is that they will make the overall diametre far greater than the legal size. I knew that new tyres would only be a short time away but they are no way legal, and muck up speedos etc.
                              Regards from Big Col.
                              NS TD Exceed, Long Range Fuel Tank (115 lts), 50mm lift, HD King Springs Bilstein Shockers, ARB Deluxe Bullbar colour coded with Winch, HD Towbar, ROH RTX 17" Rims, Cooper S/T Maxx 265/70/17, Dual Batteries, Safari Snorkle and Diff breathers, Tyre Dog monitoring system, Magellan XL Explorist GPS, GME Personal Locating Beacon with GPS, Uniden UHF, Prodigy Break Controller, Reversing Camera, Updated Security Alarm System. Scangauge + Chipit Chip etc and no DPF!.

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