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The post 2007 year models (esp LWB) of Pajero  have a design flaw which makes their rear bumper (aluminium part) act like a sand scooper. On many of the offroad drives, I personally have recommended to the the Pajero owners to remove the rear aluminium lip which is a 10 mins job. However, it does look quite ugly once removed. Hence, I highly recommend that all Pajero owners get the following plate fixed to protect their rear bumper. Its better to make it atleast with a 4 inch plate and it can be fabricated in any workshop.

 

 

 

 

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Nice topic ! 
So far my rear lip has stayed intact, maybe this has to do with the tow bar that’s mounted underneath?

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"Go as far as you can see; once you get there, you'll be able to see further."

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34 minutes ago, Frederic said:

Nice topic ! 
So far my rear lip has stayed intact, maybe this has to do with the tow bar that’s mounted underneath?

If you have a tow bar that provides the support to the aluminum bumper. In such a case this fix is not needed.

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On 3/15/2020 at 12:56 PM, Srikumar said:

If you have a tow bar that provides the support to the aluminum bumper. In such a case this fix is not needed.

Yeah...... i guess i'll need to get that sorted anyways 😂

@Mels Wolf can you provide some details on your fix ?

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yes, the tow bar ensured that the entire aluminium lip doesnt come off, but still it got bent. It would be good to get a permanent fix for it.

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UPDATE: added detailed picture of how the plate is attached to the chassis

Hi Frederic, As you can see the metal is completely curved to fit directly onto the chassis and will provide the bumper a sliding ability once the car going down a steep hill comes to the bottom

 

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I saw a permanent fix for this a few days ago 😁

 

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Another solution is to sell the Pajero and get a jeep. 

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1 hour ago, Javier M said:

Another solution is to sell the Pajero and get a jeep. 

If you are a glutton for punishment that is!

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3 hours ago, Javier M said:

Another solution is to sell the Pajero and get a jeep. 

You are getting into dangerous territory especially with desert dude. Beware!!

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