So interestingly the Pajero Sport (which I drive) suffers from the fate with the hard ride on corrugations and general hard ride over uneven terrain.nielsch wrote:Same problem with my 2003 SWB when we did a Southern Namibia trip a few years ago. We were accompanied by a couple in a FJ Cruiser, and after a badly corrugated section I asked them what it felt like in the FJ. The driver's response was that he could feel the corrugations but not to the point that it really bothered him. I didn't believe him so I took his vehicle back on that same corrugated section and had to admit that the FJ's ride quality was in a different class.
On our return I replaced the shocks with Bilsteins which made the ride on paved roads much better, but corrugations and bad dirt roads remained a teeth shattering experience.
I guess we either have to live with it or replace the vehicle.
My shorty is my daily driver and will remain in the family for as long as I have a say in it.
For overland trips I unfortunately had to decide to get something that can handle those roads a bit better, and no it wasn't an FJ but a 1996 80 series Land Cruiser.
On the Mitsi Tech subject. Has anyone used them, and what was your experience? I've spoken to them and the guys seem very knowledgeable.
I have know had two EFS complete configurations and 2 Iron man configurations done on my PS. The challenge is that it is the coil and not the shocks that determine the ride quality (with my limited technical knowledge) as the after market coil spring is thicker and more compressed to allow for a heavier load, the ride quality is compromised - hence the dilemma - and if you leave OME’s on, your load carrying capacity reduces and longevity off road is compromised. My understanding and speaking to quite a few “experts” will agree the coil determines the ride quality with the support of a good shock.
Hence my interest in the progressive coil specifically developed by Mitsi Tech which I found very intriguing.
I recently had them do a Decat, EGR block off and a software upgrade on my PS and can say without a doubt these guys knowledge are streets ahead of anyone else I have dealt with - speak to the owner Arnold and see if he can help with this dilemma
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