92 Pajero 4wding on bitumen???

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 00:45
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Mate just bought a 92 Paj auto with all electrics and trans options are 2 hi, 4 hi, 4 hi with centre lock or 4 low (with ctr diff lock no choice) according to him. Does that sound right? He says the manual tells him he can travel at highway speeds on bitumen in 4wd without harming the trans because of the ability to not have the ctr diff lock on . Does this sound correct? He says in this mode it is the equivalent of constant 4wd, but I have my reservations. My paret tiem jack does not have a ctr diff lock byt I would not drive at hwy speeds in 4high. What do you all think?

D-Jack
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 01:39

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 01:39
pretty common set up these days for 4bys makes driving them safer cruisers have had it in the upper spec models since the 80series as for not driving at highway speeds in 4 high your local hoon does way more than that in his wrx awd which is essentially the same thing
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 07:23

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 07:23
Yep, he's right, your mate...

Got the same, it's called Super Select, and you are able to travel at speeds of up to 100 km/h in 4 wd High with no centre diff lock. The only difference is a slight load on the steering.

Wolfie
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Reply By: Bob of KAOS - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 08:27

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 08:27
The Super Select drive train is one of the features that made the Pajero such a huge success during the 90s. It was the vehicle that made 4WD usable by people for day to day transport between bush trips, and why other manufacturers stole the blue prints and attempted to copy them.
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Reply By: derraux - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 14:22

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 14:22
Most people have said you can travel up to 100k/h in 4wd you can actually shift from 2wd to 4wd (all wheel drive no centre diff locked) at any speed up to 100k/h, and can travel at any speed that you are leagally allowed to you are not limited to 100k/h, however if you are doing more than 100k/h on an unsealed road your crazy.
Derraux
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 18:30

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 18:30
Depends on the un sealed road IMHO.
Been on plenty that are straight, wide and smother than the highway.
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 18:30

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 18:30
But yes, as said above, your mate is 100% correct. You will find more front tyre wear and more fuel used but IMO who gives a rat's, it's safer.
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Reply By: old-plodder - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 07:51

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 07:51
Sounds like it is super select.
Not sure but the base GL model may still have had the older auto locking 4wd drive system. But then it only has 2wd,4wdH, neutral and 4wdL.

My 96 has the super select like your mates. Have changed into 4wd at 80k, just to see if it works, and it was OK with a little bit of hesitation.
Actually it is good for it to be run in and out of 4wd whether on bitumen or not just to keep everything working. Vacuum leaks in the lines and the valves can be a bummer.
You do get worse economy and heavier steering in 4wd, but it is better than traction control on wet bitumen.
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