My 3.8 Shorty

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Sab073-8
Vehicle: Gen 4 Pajero 3.8 GLS swb
Country: South Africa
Posts: 5
Joined: Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:34 pm

My 3.8 Shorty

Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:54 pm

Hi,

This is my Gen 4 Shorty, haven't been able to come up with a name yet so I'll use Shorty until I come up with something more fitting. I'm slowly getting things done to get to where I'd like to be but I have a feeling this will be a bit of a long journey.
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Swapped out the head unit the day after buying the car for a unit that would take USB, installed new splits because of a blown speaker, then amp and sub the next day. I later went through the arduous task of installing 6x9s on a hot Northern Cape afternoon.
Did the exhaust about a month ago. I've kept it very conservative, single pipe out the left hand side. The neighbours have commented that they know I'm on my way home long before I come around the corner though but that's more a result of my driving style.

Now the rear seats are gone in favour of a drawer system and overall I'm quite happy with the result. I can no longer retrieve the jack but I replaced the standard jack with something a tad beefier that now sits in a bag behind the driver's seat.
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Next steps, sort out the rattling rear door and side windows (they don't like the music I listen to), maybe some wheel spacers to change the stance a bit, darker tint on the rear windows and a few minor cosmetic enhancements. Overall I'm really happy with the car so far, I never thought I'd enjoy having sacrificed performance from my previous car but the Shorty is a good companion, and thanks to the v6 and my concrete right foot I have a good relationship with the local petrol stations
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KurtG
Vehicle: 2014 Pajero 3.2Di-D SWB
Country: South Africa
Location: Lonehill, JHB
Posts: 666
Joined: Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:09 pm

Re: My 3.8 Shorty

Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:44 am

Wow, it sounds like you should rather be driving a Golf GTI than a proper 4x4 .

Enjoy the Paj young man


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2014 Pajero SWB 3.2 GLS | EFS Suspension | Stofpad Bashplates
2008 Pajero LWB 3.2 GLS (Sold @ 243,000km)
TinusK
Vehicle: 2004 Pajero 3.2 DID GLS
Country: South Africa
Posts: 44
Joined: Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:39 am

Re: My 3.8 Shorty

Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:37 am

Very nice!

A suggestion. I replaced my Gen3's interior lights with LED's. It makes quite a difference with a bright, white light instead of the yellow lights. And your battery won't run out if you forget a door open...
Sab073-8
Vehicle: Gen 4 Pajero 3.8 GLS swb
Country: South Africa
Posts: 5
Joined: Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:34 pm

Re: My 3.8 Shorty

Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:40 pm

No hatches for me, for a few yrs I drove a Honda that was happy living around the redline so that is firmly in my system now. With the Paj I now cruise happily at 110-120 for hours 8-) no stress

Thanks Tinus, will pick up a pack of LEDs when I get a chance.
VictorSables
Vehicle: Pajero SWB
Country: South Africa
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:16 pm

Re: My 3.8 Shorty

Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:21 pm

hiSab073-8
I am new to forum, but I am wondering if you have still the rear seats ? I am interested in purchasing the headrest.. you are welcome to contact me.
Thanks
Victor
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Sab073-8
Vehicle: Gen 4 Pajero 3.8 GLS swb
Country: South Africa
Posts: 5
Joined: Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:34 pm

Re: My 3.8 Shorty

Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:00 pm

Hi Victor, I'll be hanging onto the seats for some time. Maybe someone else on the forum can help you out

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