Need extra power for your Triton or Pajero? Steves Auto Clinic might just have the plug-in solution for you.
In the past few months, Mitsubishi Motors has launched a host of new turbodiesel powered leisure and light commercial vehicles into the market. And Steves Auto Clinic already has a selection of fully developed and tested Power Plugs for this entire range.
What is a Power Plug and how does it work?
The Power Plug is a piggyback computer unit capable of interacting with your vehicle's ECU (Electronic Control Unit) in order to perfectly optimise the air-fuel mixture, timing, boost and injector pressures on your vehicle.
By using state of the art tuning methods, the technicians at SAC are able to individually tune your vehicle to its optimum whilst taking into account the unique and tough South African conditions encountered daily, such as high altitudes, long distances, high speeds, high temperatures and various qualities of diesel.
A further advantage of the Power Plug, is that the original ECU and its wiring stay untouched, no cutting into wiring harnesses or overriding engineered in safety parameters.
The Triton was first launched as a 2.5-litre, four-cylinder 100 kW and 314 Nm turbodiesel. Not too bad at all for a turbodiesel in the under 3.0 litre class. But when fitted with a Power Plug, gains of 15 kW and 50 Nm were realized, increasing overall output to 115kW and 364Nm.
Recently, a much anticipated 3.2 D-iD was added to the Triton range, producing 118 kW and 343 Nm. After the fitment of a Power Plug to this model, the 3.2 now also pushes out an extra 15 kW and 60 Nm more of torque to render outputs at 123kW and 403Nm respectively.
Not to be forgotten, the Pajero 3.2 D-iD also comes in for the SAC treatment, in this model derivative, the turbodiesel powerplant makes an impressive 121 kW and 373 Nm in standard trim. Being a full-sized 4x4 station wagon makes it a prime candidate for a power upgrade as these vehicles are regularly loaded to the brim during vacation sojourns.
Subsequently SAC have a package which ups the Pajero 3.2 D-iD power by 20kW and 70Nm to 141kW and 443Nm.