2017 Mitsubishi triton. Info. The good, bad, ugly

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  1. dale

    dale Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys would anyone have experience with the newer 2015-17 triton? I've been looking at a new one glxr 4x4 manual and off the spec sheet has more power and tori then a hilux but a price tag of only $36995. + orc. The idea of the power train warranty is good but real world experience of this vehicle would be great. Besides the wellside looking ugly is it cheap for a reason?
     
  2. bigbear

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    A younger friend of mine had one and thrash the a$$ of it. Just dumb shit you do when you are young and own a $1000 dollar bomb not a new vehicle and he had no issues with it . It had done 50000km when he rite it off before getting a new one
     
  3. gonetropo

    gonetropo Well-Known Member

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    they sorted the gearbox out in the newer models, they used to hve 3rd gear issues. we have a 2010 model, it goes well now that i have modified it to turn off the egr valve. (bloody easy to do)
     
  4. Gibo

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    My cousin was towing a trainer up a slippery slope with 4x4 on, started to slip and traction control intervened, long story short he jack knifed and slid down the hill. Minimal damage but why cant we just buy a simply ute anymore. All these electronics trying to cater to the dickheads in cities driving them on the freeways

    Positive note another mate picked one up the other day in 4x4 for 34K new. Not bad I thought.
     
  5. gonetropo

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    auto electronics (especially european) are getting worse, allot of manufacturers are using lead free solder and its brittle as hell. with constant vibration it disintegrates, on a good note it pays well resolder it all :)
     
  6. Smartie

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    I have a 2017, have done nearly 15,000km in it now. Good as gold, tows the boat, carry's deer enough said.

    In all seriousness apart from chucking on some better tires for 4WD theres nothing else I have done but drive it. Goes like a cut cat.

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  7. Gibo

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    Looks like the grip is fine bro :D
     
  8. Smartie

    Smartie Well-Known Member

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    yeah hard that's a 90 degree incline, side on!
     
  9. gonetropo

    gonetropo Well-Known Member

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    if anyone wants the egr mod, pm me. will cost you under a dollar to do
     
  10. oraki

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    I know a couple of jokers with them, and really rate them. Bear in mind if buying one that the 10 yr warranty is only for the original owner, not transferable. [MENTION=5175]gonetropo[/MENTION] interested in your mod. Mines a 3.2 2008 model. Was going to put in a catch can, a lot of the Aussie owners are doing that. Some were just blocking off the EGR, but getting fault codes coming up. The catch can solved that.
     
  11. JoshC

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    Other than being ugly, I have heard more good things than bad. Simple electrical issues was about the worst commons issues I've heard, and that was from a mate who's had his 2010 from new, and treats it like crap off road all the time, so electrical components are always getting wet or caked in mud.
     
  12. Gibo

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    If they looked cooler they would dominate I reckon, and I don't mean American style gay like ranger I mean kiwi cool, just nice lines is enough
     
  13. oraki

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    Just like the 270, underated. They just get out there and get the job done with no fuss:cool:
     
  14. Gibo

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    Lets face it, if its not cool, its only part of the job done

    In saying that I might go get one of these, been talking about getting a new ute for too long :D
     
  15. R93

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    Off hunting in the old Triton with a 270 and Cher blaring on the stereo.....

    Fuk yeah! Good times[emoji106]


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  16. oraki

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    Was thinking more Englebert, but yup.....
     
  17. gonetropo

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    do it electronically, you convince the engine management that the air coming in is cold and it turns off the egr. needs 2X 12k ohm resistors to do. stops the intake manifold getting clogged full of crap
     
  18. sneeze

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    My 2014 has an off switch for TC.

    If you want more grunt the ECU chip is bloody great. :thumbsup:
     
  19. R93

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    I don't know how I feel about TC. I have crossed some ground that I got stuck on few times in my old manual truck (flat, swampy wheel rutted like paddock) recently.
    Was especially bad after a bit of rain.

    But it was to a favorite whitebaiting spot and easy to recover yourself when and if I did get stuck.

    Not sure if it was the auto trans or a combination of both the trans and TC in my latest truck but I have never come close to getting stuck across the same bit ground.

    Truck still has the original shit tyres on it that have just done 40000km.

    I had a deer run out in front of me on a gravel road that just had fresh gravel on it a few months ago.
    It come out of a wee cutting on the side of the road at a great rate of knots.
    I wasn't going that fast as I was on a windy section of it.

    Swerved aggressively to miss the deer but clipped it's ass end and headed for the far ditch.
    Turned into the skid a bit to correct and ended up rather quickly back in the center of the road. TC light flashing away.

    Pretty sure I would have ended up in the ditch if I didn't have it.

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  20. Barefoot

    Barefoot Village Idjit

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    I have a love/hate relationship with the traction control systems in 4wds too, the usual problem is trying to do sections where you need some momentum and the electronics are having a hissy fit that you are spinning the wheels trying to slow you down.
     

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