New Triton GLX-R, Whats it like?

Submitted: Thursday, Jul 28, 2005 at 22:57
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Just wondering if anyone has heard of any problems with the Triton 2.8Td. Have finally been given the go ahead to replace the old Jackaroo and was looking at the new Triton as the 5/10 year warranty sounds pretty good. At about $36k on the road is same as other dual cabs about 2 years old. Any thoughts appreciated.

Regards,

Matt.

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Reply By: Member - John C (QLD) - Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 07:54

Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 07:54
Was just sort of day dreaming a bit about one too.
Currently have 96 pajero with 2.8l td, same engine and happy with it.

But noticed that the 5/10 warranty is 5 years/100,000k general and 10yr and only 160,000 on transmission/drive train, or something like that.
Bit scary how 5/100,000 converts to 10/160,000. Did that in under 6 years in the pajero.
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Reply By: bushy04 - Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 08:07

Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 08:07
Hi Jackman we own a 2004 2.8 t/d single cab and it is the second triton that we have owned.
Previously owned a Toyota but the ride was to sharp for me as I have a crook back, the tritons ride is smooth and it performs off road extremerly well , the only bad point is the poor turning circle.
I have had a brillian trun with both of our tritons , it will run rings around your old Jackaroo, Good luck and enjoy....
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Follow Up By: Wombat - Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 10:06

Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 10:06
Ditto - we love ours too. It's our second one. Turning circle's a pain but I'm led to believe you can wind out the stops (so my mechanic says - we'll see). And we too have had a brilliant run with both our Tritons.
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Follow Up By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 10:27

Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 10:27
Love my triton too... Next lease will probably be another one, unless the kids are too big for the back seat.
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Follow Up By: Member - John C (QLD) - Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 17:52

Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 17:52
Not sure if you can wind out the stops on the 2.8.
How do you do it?
Looked at the turbo to adjust the boost, since the 2.5 used to have an adjustable rod you could wind back , but the 2.8 in mine doesn't seem to have the same adjustment :-(.
I know there is a safety valve on the back end of the mainfold set to about 20psi.
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Follow Up By: Wombat - Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 18:01

Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 18:01
Sorry John, I think my response may have been a little obtuse. The stops which my mechanic was refering to are those which limit the travel on the steering. He tells me these can be adjusted to reduce the turning circle.
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Follow Up By: Dave B - Sunday, Jul 31, 2005 at 15:52

Sunday, Jul 31, 2005 at 15:52
I have 2001 V6 Triton and had the steering adjusted by local Mitsubishi dealer about 2 years ago. The turning circle is now the same as my mates hilux.

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Reply By: S&N - Sunday, Jul 31, 2005 at 23:18

Sunday, Jul 31, 2005 at 23:18
i have the 2001 triton as well, advised by mitsubishi NOT to do the adjustment!!! it will make your turning circle better but will wear out your ball joint fairly badly!
i would leave it as is, and learn to manouver the car better rather than do the adjustment
you have been warned!!!!
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Follow Up By: Dave B - Monday, Aug 01, 2005 at 17:46

Monday, Aug 01, 2005 at 17:46
I will go ask my local mitsubishi dealer if they have had any problems with wearing out the ball joints, as they asked me if I would like the steering adjusted as they knew that I tow a trailer every day for work. I did ask at the time if this would cause any problems and they had not had any problems so far.
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Follow Up By: TerryGLS - Tuesday, Aug 02, 2005 at 11:37

Tuesday, Aug 02, 2005 at 11:37
I was getting my 1998 Triton serviced at my local Mitsubishi dealer and I asked about adjusting the steering and they straight out refused to do it saying it would thrash the ball joints out.
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Follow Up By: Dave B - Tuesday, Aug 02, 2005 at 16:55

Tuesday, Aug 02, 2005 at 16:55
I done 45000 k's since I had the steering adjusted & this includes Cape York trip this season. No problems to date.
I have receive a vehicle safety recall from mitsubishi for poor sealing of the steering pitman arm dust boot. I will get them to inspect the ball joints to see if they alright.
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Reply By: cmilton54 - Monday, Aug 01, 2005 at 20:36

Monday, Aug 01, 2005 at 20:36
Jackman
Have 2004 DC 2.8td 5sp manual, snorkal. Goes like the clappers, plenty of grunt tows 17ft poptop, car trailer with ease. Running 245/75r16 cooper atr on it, quiet, comfortable. Cruise will be next to be fitted. Fuel mileage is not as good as I would have liked, about 13 to 14 lts per 100ks on average running.
Have 2000 2.8 single cab with tray the same specs, the dc has more power with front hubs engaged than sc without hubd engaged.
Cheers
Charlie
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