Thread: Pajero IV!!

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    Default Pajero IV!!

    We need to figure out how to get these to the US. Holy crap it's awesome.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqofq...eature=related
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    I would get one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SOFpirate View Post
    We need to figure out how to get these to the US. Holy crap it's awesome.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqofq...eature=related
    Good luck with that endeavor.

    Iirc they first need to meet federal crash standards which means they must first be tested locally to confirm compliance. That means one sacrificial unit has to be imported for just the testing. Then there may be additional smog emissions requirements depending on your local state laws.

    Of course if you have a residence in say Central/S. America where these are sold, it may be possible as a 'tourist' to drive one in the states 'indefinitely' but you'd have to research that further for your state. Its likely you'd need to drive it here from the country where you purchased it.

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    I'm guessing you guys would like a friend of mines rig




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    Looks great. Would love to see them here.

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    That's a beautiful rig. We're going to get our Gen III project going here soon, as soon as my pops gets off his butt about it.
    1996 Mitsubishi Montero LS. "Yamato"
    LSD 9" 3.0L V6
    31x10.50x15 Firestone Destination A/Ts (Deceased)


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    Quote Originally Posted by off-roader View Post
    Iirc they first need to meet federal crash standards which means they must first be tested locally to confirm compliance. That means one sacrificial unit has to be imported for just the testing. Then there may be additional smog emissions requirements depending on your local state laws.
    This is true, but the real reason why these are not sold in the US is because the Big Three have effectively lobbied Washington to keep the Chicken Tax in effect for 50+ years. Why would Mitsubishi bother investing in US crash and emissions testing if crony capitalism means their products will be taxed sufficiently to make a base model Triton cost as much as an Escalade?
    Brian Driggs | KG7KCA | 89 Pajero SWB 2.6 | Gearbox Magazine

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    Quote Originally Posted by DR1665 View Post
    This is true, but the real reason why these are not sold in the US is because the Big Three have effectively lobbied Washington to keep the Chicken Tax in effect for 50+ years. Why would Mitsubishi bother investing in US crash and emissions testing if crony capitalism means their products will be taxed sufficiently to make a base model Triton cost as much as an Escalade?
    No, if mitsu could sell them they would have imported them.. their problem was, hardly anybody bought monteros hence the reason they're not here anymore.. IIRC, the peak for US Montero sales was in the early to mid 90's then they went downhill from there...

    1996 Montero SR (3.5L v6, rear Locker), 35" mudders, 3.15:1 xcase crawler gears
    Build Thread: http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...su-build-up...
    1989 SWB Montero RS (3.0L v6, rear LSD), 33" mudders (sold)
    1990 LWB Montero LS (3.0L v6, rear LSD), 33" mudders (gave to rxinhed)
    1990 LWB Montero LS (3.0L v6, rear LSD), 31" AT's (rolled 1st time I ever drove off road)

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    Concur with Ray. BTW additional tax was/is only on short wheel base 2 door. Which was retaliation for similar tax on US built vehicles aka Wrangler.
    1992 Montero - overland eqpt. (SOLD)
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