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    Default 2012 Pajero Exceed 4H for everyday driving......?

    Hi guys and girls,


    Just a question about the 4x4 system. As I understand the vehicle has 4 riding settings.
    2H
    4H
    4HLc
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    Standard is the 2H (4x2) everyday driving.
    I read somewhere that this vehicles the Pajero (mine a 2012 3.2 DiD Exceed) can also be driven in the 4H (4x4) setting for everyday driving........ My 2015 Prado is always in 4x4 would like to know if the Pajero in 4H also can be driven on tar etc. In 4H.....


    Interesting to hear your thoughts on this....


    Many thanks Carel
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    Default Re: 2012 Pajero Exceed 4H fir everyday driving......?

    I'm not an expert on Pajero's but I think you can in 4H. 4HLc means 4H with the centre diff locked, this is for off road use only.

    Personally I would use 2H daily and shift to 4H when it is wet or traction is likely to be lost. Like dirt road that is not really 4x4 only.

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    Default Re: 2012 Pajero Exceed 4H fir everyday driving......?

    Yes 4H is for sealed surfaces and can be driven on tar, I had the super select system in my old Triton and would use 4H on rainy days or any slippery surface and the power front to back split is something like 35/65. I would recommend using 4hlc on gravel as that is 50/50 power split and its locked.
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    Default Re: 2012 Pajero Exceed 4H for everyday driving......?

    A Pajero brochure one stated that the Pajero is a permanent four-wheel drive car (4H) with a rear wheel drive option (2H). The rear wheel drive option is for better fuel economy.
    I personally never used 4H on normal dry tar surfaces, but always used it on wet tar or normal dirt roads.

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    Default Re: 2012 Pajero Exceed 4H fir everyday driving......?

    Also interesting to note that Mitsubishi recommends 4H for towing. I have tested 4H and 2H for fuel consumption over the same routes and same conditions. The difference is negligible, perhaps very slightly in favour of 2H.
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    Default Re: 2012 Pajero Exceed 4H fir everyday driving......?

    Quote Originally Posted by EmileT View Post
    Also interesting to note that Mitsubishi recommends 4H for towing. I have tested 4H and 2H for fuel consumption over the same routes and same conditions. The difference is negligible, perhaps very slightly in favour of 2H.
    A long time Mitsubishi mech told me one day that it's no issue to drive in 4H on SSII, but over 120kmh the viscous coupling does take a bit of strain. Fine for driving a 500km stretch etc, but over a long duration it does cause more wear and tear than necessary
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    Default Re: 2012 Pajero Exceed 4H fir everyday driving......?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hendel1986 View Post
    A long time Mitsubishi mech told me one day that it's no issue to drive in 4H on SSII, but over 120kmh the viscous coupling does take a bit of strain. Fine for driving a 500km stretch etc, but over a long duration it does cause more wear and tear than necessary
    Interesting a friend drives his gen 3 in 4h all the time but never had as issue with the viscous coupling its on 600k odd ! I am only on 93k but dont like driving in 4h as the steering feels heavy , fine on dirt but on sunny days on hard stuff I prefer rear drive only , perhaps I have driven old and new Alfas all my life
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    Default Re: 2012 Pajero Exceed 4H fir everyday driving......?

    I don't think there is any real reason to drive in 4H on dry tar.

    But it is important to use the 4x4 system, otherwise stuff will gum up. Because of that, I switch to 4WD every time I hit a bit of dirt road, or when it is raining.
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