Our 1992 Mitsubishi Pajero XR-II (aka the Ralli Tractor) is For Sale

JDM 1992 Mitsubishi Pajero XR-II for sale

The time has come to part ways with our 1992 Mitsubishi Pajero XR-II, aka the Ralli Tractor. We bought this JDM, right-hand-drive rig stock in 2018 in Houston, TX, and customized it to the way it is today. It’s bittersweet, but we need to cull the herd. We just picked up our go-faster project, a 2005 Subaru Forester XT. Here’s a brief walkaround video of the Pajero. We are asking $13,500. Clean Oregon title in hand.

Pretty much the vehicle’s full history is documented on Crankshaft Culture, starting with our first post about it. We’ve put lots of time, effort, money, and love into the Ralli Tractor. It’s been all over the West, and even on the Four Wheeler Overland Adventure.

The SUV has been in lots of publications and has been seen in a variety of media outlets too. This includes:

It also appeared at events across the West including NW Overland Rally, multiple vehicle recovery classes in Seaside, OR, and more.

The Details

1992 Mitsubishi Pajero XR-II for sale

Below is the work we’ve done since we bought the vehicle:

  • New Hyundai D4BF engine installed at 145,377 km (90,333 miles). This was a brand-new Hyundai D4BF—the same as the Mitsubishi 4D56T that originally came with this SUV. The D4BF has better cooling, a water-cooled turbo, and better metallurgy. Bought through Karr Automotive in Ft. Meyers, FL, and installed locally in Oregon in April 2020.
  • Current mileage: 165,946 km (103,114 miles)
  • 5-Speed Manual Transmission (V5MT1)
  • Factory Dual Battery Setup
  • WARN Crawler Jeep JK Bumper adapted to fit via The Off Road Shop, Portland, OR
  • WARN ZEON 8 Winch with Spydura Nightline Winch Rope and Factor 55 ProLink Thimble
  • Lightforce Striker LED Driving Lights
  • Lifted 1.5” using Montero Rear Springs and Cranked-Up Torsion Bars
  • Rancho RS9000XL Adjustable Shocks
  • Five 16×7 Montero Sport wheels
  • Five 285/75/16 Nitto Ridge Grappler Tires — tons of tread all around
  • Custom-fabbed and powder-coated rock sliders built by Wanderlust Overland (Oregon City, OR)
  • Glow Shift Boost and EGT Gauges
  • TurboSmart Manual Boost Controller (running 14 PSI)
  • ARB Fridge/Freezer wiring
  • Pioneer Stereo w/Bluetooth and detachable face
  • Pioneer Front Speakers
  • Manual Glow Plug Relay
  • Replaced factory glow-plug control unit in 2020 (still works, the manual relay setup is a failsafe)
  • Curt Receiver Hitch and Wiring (4 Prong)
  • Genuine Ralliart Graphics from Japan
  • Tinted Windows (done by Tommy’s Window Tinting, Clackamas, OR)
  • Vinyl Wrapped Lower and Rear Body Panels (Tommy’s Window Tinting)
  • JDM Hurricane Window Guards
  • Power Windows/Locks/mirrors
  • Sunroof with interior cover panel (Doesn’t Leak)
  • Factory Roof Rails (some peeling paint)
  • Air Conditioning with new idler pulley bearing. A/C does not work at the moment, but it’s all there
  • Rear HVAC
  • Complete Original Tool Kit and Rear Aux Light (rare)
  • 12-volt magnetic flashlight
  • Super-clean interior, non-smoker
  • Coveted “Bouncy” Driver’s Seat
  • Rear Cargo Cover
  • 60/40 Split Folding Seats
  • Floor mats
  • Genuine (original) Pajero Hood Protector
  • Genuine (original) Fender Mirror

Recent Maintenance

  • Re-cored radiator and radiator cap via Mac’s Radiator in Portland, OR (June 2023)
  • Fresh antifreeze (June 2023)
  • New Thermostat (March 2023)
  • New Exhaust (straight pipe, but it’s not too loud, 2021)
  • Replaced Rear Calipers (2018)
  • New Pads All-Around (March 2023)
  • Rebuilt front CVs (I rebuilt them with the factory axles in 2021)
  • New Front Sway Bar Bushings (2020)
  • New Tie Rod Ends (2021)
  • New Sway Bar Endlinks (2023)
  • New MB620532 Freewheel Clutch Control Solenoid Valve (2021)
  • POR 15 Undercoating (2020)
  • Regular Oil Changes and Air Filter Changes (every 5,000 km)

Things It Could Use

  • The air conditioning is not currently working but it’s all there and the compressor clutch works (I bench-tested it this summer). The belt needs to be put back on, fuses put back in, and a spade connector attached.
  • The heater isn’t super hot but does make heat.
  • The windshield needs replacing, but it’s the same as US-spec 1992 Montero glass so any shop can do it.
  • The reverse lights don’t work. Pretty sure it’s the switch on the top of the transmission. It’s a $30 part and the same as a Montero.

The body and frame are very clean for a 32-year-old rig. It got driven on and off-road, but never abused. It was very well-loved, but we have two similar Pajeros and are going down to one. I hope the new owner enjoys it as much as we did.



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