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  • How's the four speed auto like in '13 Triton?

    Took a new manual GLX for a spin - liked it.

    Anyone have/driven the auto (four speed GLX spec)?

    Whats it like:
    shifting?
    fix turbo lag?
    longevity?
    anything else I should ask?


    Thanks in advance

  • #2
    Looking with interest here.
    .Previously an NP GLX 3.8 auto RIP
    NS VRX DiD auto. RIP.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Goodsy View Post
      Looking with interest here.
      No one else is !

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      • #4
        Originally posted by jawk View Post
        No one else is !
        Sorry Jawk,

        My only experience is with MY11 Triton GLX 4 speed Auto, my brother has one and we travel together often and swap cars both on and off road with my MY11 5 speed Auto Challenger. There is quite a difference between the 2 vehicles despite them being very similar in many respects.
        1. The Challenger handles, brakes and accelerates much better than the Triton, even with standard suspension and tyres. The Challenger has now had tyres and suspension mods and it is light years ahead of the standard Triton both on & off road.
        2. The Triton consistently gets 2 litres per 100km better than the Challenger over all terrain.
        3. Triton has wheel diameter of 755mm and the Challenger 776mm and also a much longer rear overhang and it is these 2 differences that really show up off road.
        4. My brother switches off the overdrive at under 90kph as the trans changes up too early which induces driveline vibrations and harshness at the sub 85kph speeds.

        Hope this helps,

        cheers, old Jack.
        2011 PB Base White Auto, Smartbar, Cooper STMaxx LT235/85R-16,TPMS, HR TB, 3 x Bushskinz, front +40mm Dobinson , rear +50mm EHDVR Lovells, Dobinson MT struts and shockers, Peddars 5899 cone springs, Windcheater rack, GME UHF, Custom alloy drawer system inc. 30lt Engel & 2 x 30 AH LiFePo batteries + elec controls, Tailgate hi-lift/long struts, Phillips +100 LB & HB, Lightforce 20" single row driving beam LED lightbar, Scanguage II.
        MM4x4 Auto Mate, Serial No 1 .

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        • #5


          Thanks OJ thats exactly the type of info im after!
          Cheers & much appreciated!

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          • #6
            Mines terrible clunks like an old tractor changing gears

            Mines a manual

            Done it since new
            NS Pajero Exceed. With stuff

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            • #7
              Where did you do the test drive?
              NS Pajero Exceed. With stuff

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              • #8
                Have a search on newtriton.net.

                Mines a 5spd manual (doesn't clunk) so can't comment directly. But have been told the 5spd auto in the glxr is superior to the 4 spd in the glx
                MN GL-R, ARB Front and Rear Bars, Rocksliders, Canopy, uniden uhf, Kumho KL71s, Rear Locker, tigerz11 winch, dual batts.

                North Brisbane

                Even a broken clock is right twice a day...

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                • #9
                  Mines terrible had specialists look at it and they all say the same thing 'it ain't normal'

                  Mine has 4.8 mm play in the rear diff limit is 5 mm and I have only done a 9500 Klm

                  Would love to know where you test drove the manual? Jawk.
                  NS Pajero Exceed. With stuff

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                  • #10
                    I have currenty a MY13 manual triton, have driven both the 4-speed auto and 5-speed auto in MY12 tritons and the 5-speed manual and auto in the challenger.

                    First up, mauals in both the triton and challenger feel the same, shift wise, smoothe but slow shifting, if you race it or downshift like a learner (no rev match, or even attempt at it) with gusto, it will baulk, I also change transmission and gear/diff oils every 15000km, piece of mind more than neccessity.

                    Auto's, 5-speeds, in triton feels more "lively" than challenger due to the inch difference in std tyre size (750mm dia v's 776mm) as OJ has said, worth probably 200 rpm iirc at 100km/hr, but feels much nicer in the Triton.
                    The 4-speed is a weird one, first gear ratios (and 2/3) are much longer than on the 5 speed auto, but due to taller diff ration (4.1 instead of 3.9) actually aren't much worse off the line, but it's the gaps between ratios that the 4 speed struggles with, up top not much in it.
                    As for lag, they all suffer, although a smoothely driven auto makes it less noticeable, and away from corners the 5 speed auto is better marginally than the 4. I did find the 4 speed hunted less tho, they both need to be manually selected to prevent it all together. Under harder driving, especially from rest, the manual you can dial in a few more revs to avoid the lag, but thats only if you want a real hurry!
                    As for loading up the torque converter, you have to be quick, as a prolonged stand on the brake (a couple of seconds) will cut the throttle due to asc/esc/traction control intervention, but a quick light stab just before you want to leave the line is beneficial if required.

                    What we really need is the 4.1 diffs in the 5 speed manual and autos...
                    MY13 Triton GLX Dual-Cab
                    twin locked, canopy and racks, bars front and rear, camera and sensors, bashplates and snorkel, lift and 32's, long range tank, ecu tune and exhaust and many many memories...
                    15 PC Challenger, nudge bar, tow bar, arb roof rack, IPF spotties, uhf, lift, 32's on MN GLX alloys, ORS draw system, fridge and slide, arkpak and awning....so far.

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                    • #11
                      I used to drive a 4x4 hilux with over 300000 on the clock and it wasn't as loose as my triton.

                      The turbo lag is bordering dangerous IMO

                      I'm trying to test another triton manual 4x4 to see how correct this is.
                      NS Pajero Exceed. With stuff

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Stoneman View Post
                        I used to drive a 4x4 hilux with over 300000 on the clock and it wasn't as loose as my triton.

                        The turbo lag is bordering dangerous IMO

                        I'm trying to test another triton manual 4x4 to see how correct this is.
                        Dunno what the go with yours is, my "lag" is only marginally different to a new D4-d manual (the auto is better tho), is about the same as a previous gen bravo/ranger/rodeo manual, but the trick is to not "stab" the accelerator. Saying that, don't expect great throttle response below 1600-1800 rpm. After that is great tho. I do think the Tritons are a lil long geared in first for a small (revvy) engine, but really don't see the issue unless unrealistic expectations?
                        As for your driveline tho, i can tell you that ain't normal....All drivelines have backlash (and if it didn't it wouldn't last long) but you must have a fkn lemon. Never heard of another like that, or driven one. And i get to drive a few.
                        MY13 Triton GLX Dual-Cab
                        twin locked, canopy and racks, bars front and rear, camera and sensors, bashplates and snorkel, lift and 32's, long range tank, ecu tune and exhaust and many many memories...
                        15 PC Challenger, nudge bar, tow bar, arb roof rack, IPF spotties, uhf, lift, 32's on MN GLX alloys, ORS draw system, fridge and slide, arkpak and awning....so far.

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                        • #13
                          The limit on the diff is 5mm total backlash

                          Mine has 4.8mm and it's brand new!

                          I don't care about the lag really but it has caught me out a few times

                          I just want this clunk gone! Excuse my French.
                          NS Pajero Exceed. With stuff

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