Herksute Gen 3 build thread

Herksute

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I just picked up my 2nd Montero, ( first was a 96 LS with 86,000 original miles.
This one is a 2006 Limited 1 owner 142,000. I paid $1500 because hail damage on hood, and front bumper cover has damage. I already ordered OME HD lift kit, ARB bumper, 295/70/17 tires, 17X9 -10 offset Pro Comp wheels.
Pic of new, pic of oldView attachment 584250View attachment 584253
 

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plh

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Big tire! Do you know of others that have used this lift, wheel offset and tire size before on a Gen 3? I predict you will need to do a LOT of trimming. My 285/75R16 on stock wheels (16x7ET46) and OME lift rub occasionally, and the front inner wheel wells are now "self clearanced". You will be 1/2" taller & 1/2" wider.
 
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Herksute

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My stock wheel is 17x7.5 et 44/46?
The new ones are 17x9 et -6 which puts my wheel 1.2" further away from suspension.
 

Herksute

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HELP!!
My ARB should be here this week, my issue is when I removed the bumper cover ( it was damaged and poorly repaired ) my driver side "crush" zone has been disfigured. Carafax is clean, the wife hit a pole at parents ranch in 2017 Dad just patched it up.IMG_20200507_101025.jpgIMG_20200507_101035.jpg
 

Herksute

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Here is the damage. Only like first 4-5 inches, frame itself is fine.
ARB uses these frame horns to mount brackets for their bumperIMG_20200508_095427.jpgIMG_20200508_142136.jpgIMG_20200508_095458.jpgIMG_20200508_095450.jpg
 

Herksute

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Big tire! Do you know of others that have used this lift, wheel offset and tire size before on a Gen 3? I predict you will need to do a LOT of trimming. My 285/75R16 on stock wheel and OME lift rub occasionally, and the front inner wheel wells are now "self clearanced". You will be 1/2" taller & 1/2" wider.
My stock wheel will be 70mm further "poke" about 2.75 inches, the stock wheel offset is way conservative
 

ChrisCosta416

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Also with that tire size and even offset you will need to do quite a bit of trimming, mainly in the front. On full compression the tire will rub the fender and ARB bumper
 

Herksute

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Also with that tire size and even offset you will need to do quite a bit of trimming, mainly in the front. On full compression the tire will rub the fender and ARB bumper
Gotcha, I am not scared of some trimming!!!
Also you are right I just need someone to cut off the 4-6 inches that is distorted and have another "square" set up to mount the ARB brackets. It is never coming off.
Hell I only paid $1500 for the Monty and
ARB-3434060.jpg3434050_a.jpgr t ($1200 for bumper w/shipping)
The next thing to figure out is I think the model # of my ARB bumper is a sliver/grey. That changes my original Monstaliner color choices
 

Herksute

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These are my interior goodies arriving this week
Atoto A6 Premium Android head unit
Intsrument cluster LEDs.
Interior lights LEDsScreenshot_20200512-193142.jpgScreenshot_20200512-193155.jpgScreenshot_20200512-193208.jpg
 

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