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  1. SONICMASD

    2003 Montero Limited - Lawrence of Arizona

    How to begin? Everyone knows I love my 98 Montero, AKA Black Betty. I never even dreamed about another Montero because I love how capable the Gen 2.5 is but over our 16,000 adventure miles together I've been wanting a more comfortable vehicle in terms of on and off road ride quality and steering...
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    Collection of ExPo Montero Build Threads 2.0

    I've noticed that the original sticky hasn't been updated in 4 years so I decided to create this one. This thread will be limited to Monteros only, no Sports, and only links to ExPo. Please post your build threads below and I'll get them added! ENJOY! GEN 1 (1982-1991) "Pajero Mk1 Tourer...
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    SONICMASD's 98 Montero LS Build & Adventure Thread: Black Betty

    Out of nowhere and after just 5 months of ownership, I decided to sell my beloved first Montero: The General Li. A lot of cool work was done on that vehicle which is chronicled in the build thread, but now it's time to start a new build thread for my new-to-me Montero. ------------------------...
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    Suspension options, To lift or not to lift?

    Just got the 33x10.5R15 BFG KM2s mounted: I need to get an alignment but before doing so I figured I would ask if you guys recommend doing a lift or any kind of suspension mods? From what Ive been able to find a lot of people crank the torsion bars to raise the front but what about the rear...
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    Stock Recovery Points?

    Seems like everyone has custom bumpers with recovery points, but for those of us that are still running stock bumpers - what can we use as a recovery point? Rear - Is this strong enough for a snatch strap? Front - The two hooks in the front look pretty weak, probably just for securing the...
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    Electrical Wire Identification - What the heck are these plugs?

    Hi Guys, When I removed my knee guard trim below the dash I noticed a few wires that are not plugged in. #1. 4 pin square connector, that plugs in to a large metal box just above the left front speaker, just to the left and in front of the power window relay board. This same box has 2 other...
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    Where is this oil leak coming from?

    I'm taking the General Li in for it's first oil change tomorrow and tonight I took off the skid plates to make finding the oil leak easier. So where do you guys think this leak is coming from? It would be good to have other opinions before the shop looks at it tomorrow. - No smoke out of...
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    SONICMASD's 97 Montero Build Thread: The General Li

    12/27/15 - While researching the costs of turning a stock Jeep Grand Cherokee WJ into an awesome overland vehicle I Googled "Vehicles that came with a locker stock" and discovered the Montero SR. After some more searching I found Eurosonic's build thread and spent the next few hours reading as...
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