I ended up buying this one, it is my first Montero, love it so far I did a fly and drive.A ridiculously long way from Denver, but
2003 black limited 112K Farmville, NC $ 6,500 bet that one won't last long unless something is amiss.
Solid axles need bigger tires to raise the diff's. On the Montero the diff's are high up already so bigger tires on the same scale of a solid axle is not necessary and you start running in to drive axle problems. 32/33 inch tires at the right width is plenty.Thanks @MichaelBrown - much appreciated. with a 32" inch tire why do you say -"larger tire is not as necessary on a full IFS/IRS vehicle"?