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Shogun 3.2 Di-D SWB 10 years 4 months ago #236351

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Does anyone tow with a Shogun Di-D 3 door? Particularly interested if you tow a twin axle caravan.
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Shogun 3.2 Di-D SWB 10 years 4 months ago #236352

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Shogun 3.2 Di-D SWB 10 years 4 months ago #236353

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Thanks Robin. Can I ask what weight you're towing and is it t/a or single? Also have you ever calculated average fuel consumption when towing?
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Shogun 3.2 Di-D SWB 10 years 4 months ago #236354

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Marcus,

I have had 3 3.2 DI-D Shoguns. The first 2 being short wheelbase and the present one long wheelbase. Only changed to long wheelbase because of the dog cage!!

All have towed large twin axles.

The first one was manual and the last 2 autos.

I have nothing but praise for Shoguns both solo and towing.

I would have a traditional bolt on towball fitted as you can fit a spacer between the tow bar and tow ball thereby making hitching up much easier.

I always ran my two Bailey Senators with 90-95kgs noseweight the same as my present Swift Conqueror 655. Smooth towing with performance to spare. My only problem is getting my wife out of the driving seat!!

I always tow in 4WD--High as recomended by Mitsubishi.

Also when towing i put an extra 0.4 bar in the rear tyres as recomended by Mitsubishi.It does help especially on switch back type roads.

Hamer
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Shogun 3.2 Di-D SWB 10 years 4 months ago #236355

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"I always tow in 4WD--High as recomended by Mitsubishi."



I thought the shogun was like most Jap 4x4's and used a 2/4 wheel drive system without a diff between front and rear axles (unlike a land rover). This means that on normal dry roads you get axle wind up which leads to the wheels skipping around bends as they try to unwind - do you get this?

I only ever engage 4WD on slippy surfaces.

Mike Mc
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Shogun 3.2 Di-D SWB 10 years 4 months ago #236356

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Mike Mc,

I am not that tech minded.All i can say is the Shogun has 2 Diffs. In both 4WD-high and 2 wheel drive the cornering is perfectly smooth, there is no suggestion of wheels skipping.

There is 2Wheel drive, 4Wheel drive high, 4 wheel drive high with one diff locked (recomended for such as snow), and 4Wheel drive Low, then in 4 Wheel drive low you can lock the other diff if conditions are really bad.

I always have Active Traction Stability control switched on so if one wheel loses grip the drive is transfered to he other wheels.

As i say i am not that tech minded but hope this helps.

Cornering in 4 High without the diff lock is smooth ,in fact you would not know you are in 4 wheel drive.

It does not recomend 4high with diff lock on dry or just wet tarmac

as it will cause excessive tyre wear.

Hamer
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Shogun 3.2 Di-D SWB 10 years 4 months ago #236357

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Hi Marcus,

MPG as follows



Solo, mid to high 30's



Towing, mid to high 20's



Mines a manual.



I always tow in 4wdh.



Regards

Robin.
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Shogun 3.2 Di-D SWB 10 years 4 months ago #236358

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sorry forgot to mention, towing a 2005 senator arizona.
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Shogun 3.2 Di-D SWB 10 years 4 months ago #236359

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Marcus,

Towing a Swift Conqueror 655 1780 kgs fully laden with 2004 lwb auto:- I average 22 mpg towing---32 mpg solo average.

I tow at 60 mph in cruise control on the motorways.

Hamer
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Shogun 3.2 Di-D SWB 10 years 4 months ago #236360

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Thanks all for your comments. Very useful. My local Mitsubishi dealer has a demo car with a towbar and is letting me couple for a test drive towing as well as solo.

Just hope SWWBO likes it!!
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