Bumpy / Rough feeling on road.

Lowaldo
Vehicle: Pajero
Country: UAE
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Bumpy / Rough feeling on road.

Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:24 am

Hi Guys,

Hope you well?

Need some advice please. Bought a brand new 2017 Pajero Platinum GLS 3.5L in the UAE. Been driving it for about 1600km in the city. It's a pleasant drive on the highway. As soon I I start going over speedbumps, or any semi rough / unstable tar road, or any paved area etc I feel every little bump and hear the rattles.

It's normal to feel these I suppose, but this is a "hard" feeling. Before I drove a Ford Ranger XLT, and was as smooth as can be.

Has the feeling of hard tyres, but Tyre pressure is 2 and 2.2. Did not expect a car like this to drive so uncomfortable during critical periods. Familly member back in SA has one, hence my reason for buying one, as he's was smooth, or maybe I misjudged it.

Please if anyone has info or advise, I would Appreceiate it. Dankie baie.

Alternatively if needed, you can reply via Email at kiri747@yahoo.com or Whatsapp +971504672738. Thanks

Groete uit Dubai
Lowaldo
JohnG
Vehicle: 2007 pajero gen 4 3.2
Country: south africa
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Re: Bumpy / Rough feeling on road.

Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:14 am

They are monocoque chassis but even that should not give you the feeling you feel.These cars are super smooth on bad roads and handle very well.
Are you sure the dealer did not maybe have newer harder shocks installed or maybe even coil airbags?Also what tyres has it got and pressures were you running.
Lowaldo
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Re: Bumpy / Rough feeling on road.

Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:53 am

Thanks JohnG...will find out.
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stevedcp
Vehicle: pajero 3.2 swb 2009
Country: south Africa
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Re: Bumpy / Rough feeling on road.

Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:25 pm

Lowaldo wrote:Thanks JohnG...will find out.
I have a 2009 swb, and find it quite hard at low speeds, but smooth at higher speeds, that's with standard shocks, and with tough dog shocks.
Lowaldo
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Re: Bumpy / Rough feeling on road.

Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:20 pm

Hi Guys,

I have the Yokohama GEOLANDAR G902 tyres, size 265/65 R17. See photos attached. Vehicle just came from 1000km service, guys did test drive and says all is normal.
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JohnG
Vehicle: 2007 pajero gen 4 3.2
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Re: Bumpy / Rough feeling on road.

Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:40 pm

That all looks pretty standard then.Just to test something.Deflate your tyres to 1.8 bar and drive a corrugated road and see if you feel a difference
Lowaldo
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Re: Bumpy / Rough feeling on road.

Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:54 am

Ok, will do thanks. Test driving a friends vehicle this afternoon to compare.
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KurtG
Vehicle: 2014 Pajero 3.2Di-D SWB
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Re: Bumpy / Rough feeling on road.

Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:20 pm

Lowaldo wrote:Ok, will do thanks. Test driving a friends vehicle this afternoon to compare.
And?


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