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    1990 Montero V8 project

    If you want 42's or bigger you're probably going to want 20's anyway right?
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    1990 Montero V8 project

    Yeah, these low pro tires are probably rubbish offroad plus a lowered 4wd just doesn't seem right. I still feel like I can out "Overland" just about anyone in the scene with a slammed Montero. :LOL:
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    1990 Montero V8 project

    Preparing the engine for installation, I remembered from the last UZ swap that a bracket on the driver header was super close to the steering shaft so I cut it off before installing this time. Dropping in the complete drivetrain all at once, really nice to be able to do this. With the...
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    1990 Montero V8 project

    Prepping the engine bay for the transplant, got the old engine mount brackets cut off and frame prepped. I decided to cut the core support on this one and to install the radiator in place of the condenser. I carefully laid out my cuts a to leave the body flange below to be reused and drilled...
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    1990 Montero V8 project

    One of the byproducts of the V8 swap on my '98 was a surplus drivetrain that I picked up just for the rear sump oil pan (1999 SC400 donor). Unfortunately as it turned out I needed a rear sump pan from a GX470 🙄. What to do with a spare drivetrain? Sometime later I heard that a good friend was...
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    Anyone care to help categorize Monteros?

    I actually quit this project and all my web and business projects, I pretty much work on work on making the Montero platform infinitely serviceable and modular these days. As for Sports, I've got my eyes open for one. I'm holding out for the right high roof model so I can more comfortably drive...
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    Has anyone successfully installed a Tre E locker? (TE110 Front Locker)

    @maximluchnik you can install a locker into an axle disconnect diff no problem. @macdrew77 Have you tried installing the outer race into the bearing cap and then placing it onto the bearing? Otherwise just bend the tabs out then bend them back after the cap is in place.
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    Has anyone successfully installed a Tre E locker? (TE110 Front Locker)

    When you get an ARB it comes with alternate bearings IIRC. Did those bearings come with the kit? I'm guessing the anti rotation tabs will fit if the bearing caps are dropped into place over the correct bearings. I don't have any experience with TRE but I've installed some RD110's without issues.
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    Toasty's '98 Montero Build

    I believe they're 10's, I want to get a more streety Yokohama 285/70R18 ATs
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    Toasty's '98 Montero Build

    I love 6 spoke wheels on Monteros, I think they're perfect. I really wanted some era correct Japanese aftermarket wheels for a Pajero but they are really expensive to import. I actually found these on accident, my grandfather wanted me to find him some Chevy rally wheels for his K series 4x4. I...
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    Toasty's '98 Montero Build

    I'll do that for sure, I need to show off the dual heart shaped exhaust tips and that's the perfect excuse.
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    Gen 3 Ball Joint Spacers

    I'd really really advise against this on a Gen 3, as is their ball joints can tear away from the arm. They're not as reinforced as the Gen 2, I've seen it twice now so if you do install a spacer I'd have someone beef up the arm where the ball joint sits. Alternatively you can buy the Total Chaos...
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    Toasty's '98 Montero Build

    Realized I hadn't updated in a while, still plugging along. Installed a pair of fans worth 3280cfm of airflow up front. Then I got working on my exhaust which I absolutely hate doing but for the price of what you get at an exhaust shop anymore I did mine myself. Went with a single 2.5"...
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    Pajero Mk2 SWB MIVEC Build

    It's not fun i just did mine :LOL:
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    What's gonna leave me stranded?

    I'm at about 275k of some pretty hard miles in the same truck, if you're up to date and regular with maintenance I'd say the tires or battery are the most common things to leave you stranded. Keep a basic tool kit and things like hose, tire and wire repair kits along with a few fluids.
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