Find My Brake Upgrade – Mitsubishi Triton

Apr 14, 2022

Mitsubishi Triton ML/MN/MQ

From its early beginnings as a moderately equipped workhorse released onto the Australian market under the Chrysler nameplate, the Mitsubishi Triton has gained a loyal following amongst motorist looking for an affordable and reliable ute.

With the launch of the all-new ML Triton that appeared on Australian roads in 2006, Mitsubishi offered ute owners something new – styling. In a market packed with blandly designed utes with cramped interiors, the ML Triton was a breath of fresh air. As with most vehicles that come to market with new design cues, it took a while for consumers to adjust to the Triton's styling, but after several successful years on Australian roads, the fresh styling gained a firm following.

The Mitsubishi ML Triton utility was initially available as a cab-chassis or dual cab, with single cab utes following in 2007. At the outset engine choices were confined to a 3.2-litre 4-cylinder turbo-diesel or a 3.5-litre petrol V6, although a 2.4-litre petrol engine available in the cab chassis was introduced in the entry-level single cab GL variant in April 2007 with a 2.5-litre turbo-diesel following in May 2008.

The ute was offered with rear-wheel or four-wheel drive and Mitsubishi’s new Easy Select four-wheel-drive system that offered drivers the option of high-range rear-wheel-drive for on-road driving and high and low-range four-wheel-drive for driving on loose surfaces. The well-designed powertrain and novel styling matched to on-road handling that was often referred to as 'car-like', impressed owners and journalists alike.

An updated MN Triton was released in the second half of 2009 and was initially available as a cab-chassis and double cab. In August 2010, however, the range was expanded with the introduction of single cab and club cab utility vehicles, the latter adding two rear seats to the single cab body. A club cab version of the cab-chassis 4X4 was added to the line-up as part of a 2011 update.

The MN Triton could be ordered with a 2.5-litre turbo-diesel or 2.4-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine, which was discontinued in 2011.

The ML's five-speed manual was carried over to the MN range as was the four-speed auto, with Stability control (ASC) and Traction Control fitted as standard. A limited-slip rear diff was standard initially and in later years dropped in favour of an open diff on models equipped with Traction control.

Building on the success of the previous model, Mitsubishi released the 5th Generation MQ Triton in 2015 with three different body styles: Double Cab, Club Cab and Single Cab. To complement the now customary sleek styling, Mitsubishi again upped the ante and packed the MQ with features, including Hill Start Assist, Trailer Stability Assist, adjustable speed limiter, multi-information monitor and Emergency Stop Signal, which were available across the entire range.

On the GLS and Exceed models, the features extended to Mitsubishi's new generation Super Select 4WD II system, HID headlights, LED Daytime Running Lamps, full-colour touch screen, 4WD selector dial, dual-zone climate control air-conditioning and reversing camera, all as standard equipment.

The powertrain featured the new 4N16 2.4-litre MIVEC turbocharged diesel engine that had more power and torque than the previous generation with 133kW/430Nm for all variants.

The 4N16 was mated to a new 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic gearbox with Sport Mode capable of delivering more power and torque straight to the wheels.

The MY19 Mitsubishi Triton update was released in December 2018 in 2x4 and 4x4 configurations, available in Single, Club and Double cab bodies with a 3.1-tonne tow capacity. The updated MQ also gained a host of new technologies - including Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Warning, Lane Change Assistance and Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Mitigation.

Under the bonnet, the 133kW 2.4L DOHC MIVEC turbo continued to do duty, mated with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. The Automatic transmission also featured Sports Mode, allowing the driver to change gears much like a manual.

The refreshed styling of the MQ was a bold statement from the Japanese manufacturer who was shifting its focus and vehicle line up more and more into the SUV and 4WD markets.

Bendix Brake Upgrades for the ML, MN, and MQ Mitsubishi Triton

Even though the Triton’s braking performance is beyond reproach there is always room for improvement, particularly when it comes to vehicles operating at the edge of the envelope.

With owners of these vehicles in mind, Bendix has developed a range of quality brake components such as Heavy Duty and 4WD brake pads as well as Ultimate Brake Disc Rotors. And for added peace of mind, Bendix also supplies upgrade kits such as the high-performance Ultimate 4WD Upgrade Kit and the Ultimate 4WD Rear Brake Drum Kit.

The Bendix Ultimate 4WD Brake Upgrade Kit is the definitive brake upgrade to meet 4WD and work utes’ stopping needs. The kit includes Ultimate Front rotors, Front pads, and Front and Rear braided brake hoses which can also be purchased in 2-inch and 4-inch lift extended brake line versions. It also contains Bendix brake fluid, brake cleaner, rotor wipes, and a tube of brake lubricant - all packaged in a handy 4WD carry case.

Fitted to a standard Triton the upgrade offers improved brake performance and pedal-feel whilst also reducing the accumulation of brake dust – on-road or off. And if, like so many owners, you’ve fitted your Mitsubishi ute with all the kit you need to suit your lifestyle or work requirements – such as a canopy, winch, nudge-bar and even extra spare wheels – you simply cannot do without the Bendix Ultimate 4WD Brake Upgrade Kit.

The Bendix Ultimate 4WD Brake Upgrade Kit is designed to deal with the increased braking demands created by the extra weight that would normally significantly increase the stopping distance. By fitting the kit you not only improve the stopping distance but on steep descents, heat build-up and the related brake fade are reduced, while the braided lines maintain pedal-feel under all conditions – whether on a trail in the outback or towing a heavy load in dense city traffic.

To take braking performance to the next level Bendix has developed the Ultimate 4WD Rear Brake Drum Kit. This easy-to-fit kit gives you absolute control when braking in extreme conditions with instant response and constant friction across a wide operating range

Fully interchangeable with your Triton’s OEM system, Bendix’s comprehensive kit comes complete with an Ultimate 4WD Brake Shoe Kit, Ultimate 4WD Brake Drums, and a can of Bendix Cleanup.

Designed to meet Australia’s tough 4WD conditions, Bendix’s Ultimate 4WD Brake Shoe Kit delivers increased stopping power when you need it most. Bendix brake shoes are manufactured to withstand heat build-up that comes from frequent braking in heavy city traffic one day and towing or outback driving the next

And to complement the performance of the Ultimate 4WD Brake Shoes, Bendix has developed the Ultimate 4WD Brake Drum. Manufactured to the highest level of precision engineering based on OEM specifications the Ultimate 4WD Brake Drums incorporate innovative technology such as High Carbon Metallurgy for increased braking performance, SwiftFit protective zinc coating and durable Epoxy Coated Hub to give your Mitsubishi ute a great look.

Although the Bendix Ultimate 4WD Brake Upgrade Kit and Ultimate 4WD Rear Brake Drum Kit are sold and can be fitted separately, upgrading your ML, MN or MQ Triton with both kits gives you peace of mind that, not only do you have safe, reliable braking under all conditions over any terrain, but with the systems complementing each other, braking performance and reliability are optimized.

Find out more about the Bendix Ultimate 4WD Brake Upgrade Kit click HERE, and for the Ultimate 4WD Rear Brake Drum Kit visit Bendix over HERE.

To find your nearest Bendix stockist, click HERE.

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