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wolfdog

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Can I ask what are the spring rate's that King settled on for front and rear?
And out of interest do you know what the spring rates are from standard?

Jim
 

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PacS14

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A few images from a recent trip around the south part of the south island of New Zealand. Some beautiful country down here. And lots of Pajeros!

My rig is a 93 turbo diesel 4m40, manual, factory locker, 60mm suspension lift, 33s, 4.9 gearing, winch, rated recovery points..... etc
Can you share pictures of your suspension lift? I'm interested on lifting my Montero, I'm not liking the idea of a body lift.
 

AZPAJERO

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Nice that looks great, I’m working on one similar I just cut my rear quarter panels down or whatever you’d call them. And working on a mock up

did you also raise the gas tank?
Yup. Sure did lift tank.....again, not me, but my forgetful pal Toasty did the work. He’s great .....but can’t remember sh*t (apparently)




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Invocandum

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Just picked up my new baby. 2005 Limited with just under 110,00km. Original owner traded it in for a Kia Telluride - so I was able to snag this for a great price.

Currently having a CEL/Traction light issue being looked at but will hopefully be back behind the wheel later today.

Dealership did a pretty overzealous “detail” aka make everything slippery as hell with a gallon of Armor All, so I’m planning to spend some quarantine days getting it tip top inside and out.
 

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Can you share pictures of your suspension lift? I'm interested on lifting my Montero, I'm not liking the idea of a body lift.
Sorry for the late reply here. Havent been on for a little bit. Anyway, down here in New Zealand the way many people are doing a suspension lift is to use factory rear springs from a Nissan Safari/Patrol. They fit perfectly and give about a 2.5 inch lift and a higher spring rate. And they are super common, you can get them free or cheap from the Nissan guys. Now if your not in a country with lots of Safari/Patrols this probably isn't so helpful, but the approximate lift I have is 2.5 inches. Previously I was running a set of Dobinson 30mm lift springs (just over an inch), but I eventually found that I wanted/needed more lift than that. Found that I was enjoying some of the harder tracks and needed more clearance.

On the front there isn't that much you can do with the torsion bars. I wound mine up approximately 2 inches (when the truck is full for trips it sits pretty even). But winding up the torsion bars brings the upper A arms drop stops closer to their stops on the frame. This decreases the amount of down travel you have which negatively effects your offroad performance as well as making the truck drive harsh on the road.

So there are two main things I know about to alleviate this problem. The easier (and legal in NZ) way to do this is to just trim the drop stops to open up some of that space again. There is a line about halfway down the stops which is a pretty good place to start. Remember you have 4 drop stops in total, 2 of them are harder to see (back by the brake line) and you could not notice them. The other thing you can do (but is illegal in NZ) is to do an upper ball joint flip. For this you take the upper ball joint, which from factory is attached to the top of the upper A arm, and bolt it to the bottom of the A Arm. You can even put a spacer between the A Arm and the ball joint if you want to go nuts. But like I said, this isnt legal in NZ and is maybe not that safe as now your upper ball joint is only held in place with 3 smallish bolts. But to be honest plenty of people here have done the ball joint flip with no problems driving pretty hard. I am curious how much this would help me, but just cutting the drop stops helped quite a bit.

You asked for photos of my suspension set up. I can get some in the next day or so. But to be honest theres not that much to see. Some taller black springs and some chopped drop stops.

PS just added a bunch of random photos from sweet trips around NZ! Definitely worth a visit once this COVID thing is all over!!
 

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PacS14

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Sorry for the late reply here. Havent been on for a little bit. Anyway, down here in New Zealand the way many people are doing a suspension lift is to use factory rear springs from a Nissan Safari/Patrol. They fit perfectly and give about a 2.5 inch lift and a higher spring rate. And they are super common, you can get them free or cheap from the Nissan guys. Now if your not in a country with lots of Safari/Patrols this probably isn't so helpful, but the approximate lift I have is 2.5 inches. Previously I was running a set of Dobinson 30mm lift springs (just over an inch), but I eventually found that I wanted/needed more lift than that. Found that I was enjoying some of the harder tracks and needed more clearance.

On the front there isn't that much you can do with the torsion bars. I wound mine up approximately 2 inches (when the truck is full for trips it sits pretty even). But winding up the torsion bars brings the upper A arms drop stops closer to their stops on the frame. This decreases the amount of down travel you have which negatively effects your offroad performance as well as making the truck drive harsh on the road.

So there are two main things I know about to alleviate this problem. The easier (and legal in NZ) way to do this is to just trim the drop stops to open up some of that space again. There is a line about halfway down the stops which is a pretty good place to start. Remember you have 4 drop stops in total, 2 of them are harder to see (back by the brake line) and you could not notice them. The other thing you can do (but is illegal in NZ) is to do an upper ball joint flip. For this you take the upper ball joint, which from factory is attached to the top of the upper A arm, and bolt it to the bottom of the A Arm. You can even put a spacer between the A Arm and the ball joint if you want to go nuts. But like I said, this isnt legal in NZ and is maybe not that safe as now your upper ball joint is only held in place with 3 smallish bolts. But to be honest plenty of people here have done the ball joint flip with no problems driving pretty hard. I am curious how much this would help me, but just cutting the drop stops helped quite a bit.

You asked for photos of my suspension set up. I can get some in the next day or so. But to be honest theres not that much to see. Some taller black springs and some chopped drop stops.

PS just added a bunch of random photos from sweet trips around NZ! Definitely worth a visit once this COVID thing is all over!!
Thanks for the reply! I really appreciate it! I asked because on this side of the pond I have never heard of a suspension lift, so you picked my interest. The only way to do it from what I'm seeing is a total custom (expensive) set up... Sucks I really wish we had a ready to buy kit. Oh well I might stay the same or eventually cough up the money to do it right.
 

DocGTO

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This is my "new to me" 2002 Montero Limited. We did the OME HD suspension, 16x8 zero offset Overlander II wheels with 265/75-16 Federal Couriaga MT tires. ARB Deluxe bumper with Smitty built X2O 10K with synthetic rope, Hella 7 inch spots, and offset Fairlead. Added a 5K rear hitch for recovery point and to mount the MTB rack. Did all the required maintenance along with the timing belt service. Flushed all diffs/trans, ect with Amsoil fluids, new brake rotors and pads, ect. Planned diff and trans case vent tube relocate. We are in the process of doing the roof rack. It is at the shop for a Line-X spray and then we can mount the usual recovery items and install some Hella aux lights and the Rhino 7x7 awning. The Monty is at the stereo shop for a double din apple car play head unit so we can run the GAIA GPS maps on a 7 inch screen and a CB install and running the HAM radio external antenna as well.
 

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Inyo_man

Explorer
Congratulations on the "new" rig!
Extending the breather vents in the diffs., transfer case, and transmission is an inexpensive, but very worthy mod! That was one of the first things I did to the '02. I ended up using a Toyota part for the breathers (part # 90930-03136) and fuel line for the extensions.
Did you flush the transmission with Mitsu. fluid? I wouldn't suggest anything but oem fluid for the transmission, but love Amsoil in everything else.
Here's wishing you many miles of adventure in your new Monty!
Cheers
 

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bitoy

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Sorry for the late reply here. Havent been on for a little bit. Anyway, down here in New Zealand the way many people are doing a suspension lift is to use factory rear springs from a Nissan Safari/Patrol. They fit perfectly and give about a 2.5 inch lift and a higher spring rate. And they are super common, you can get them free or cheap from the Nissan guys. Now if your not in a country with lots of Safari/Patrols this probably isn't so helpful, but the approximate lift I have is 2.5 inches. Previously I was running a set of Dobinson 30mm lift springs (just over an inch), but I eventually found that I wanted/needed more lift than that. Found that I was enjoying some of the harder tracks and needed more clearance.

On the front there isn't that much you can do with the torsion bars. I wound mine up approximately 2 inches (when the truck is full for trips it sits pretty even). But winding up the torsion bars brings the upper A arms drop stops closer to their stops on the frame. This decreases the amount of down travel you have which negatively effects your offroad performance as well as making the truck drive harsh on the road.

So there are two main things I know about to alleviate this problem. The easier (and legal in NZ) way to do this is to just trim the drop stops to open up some of that space again. There is a line about halfway down the stops which is a pretty good place to start. Remember you have 4 drop stops in total, 2 of them are harder to see (back by the brake line) and you could not notice them. The other thing you can do (but is illegal in NZ) is to do an upper ball joint flip. For this you take the upper ball joint, which from factory is attached to the top of the upper A arm, and bolt it to the bottom of the A Arm. You can even put a spacer between the A Arm and the ball joint if you want to go nuts. But like I said, this isnt legal in NZ and is maybe not that safe as now your upper ball joint is only held in place with 3 smallish bolts. But to be honest plenty of people here have done the ball joint flip with no problems driving pretty hard. I am curious how much this would help me, but just cutting the drop stops helped quite a bit.

You asked for photos of my suspension set up. I can get some in the next day or so. But to be honest theres not that much to see. Some taller black springs and some chopped drop stops.

PS just added a bunch of random photos from sweet trips around NZ! Definitely worth a visit once this COVID thing is all over!!
Simply beautiful rig. Functional.
What engine does it have and what size wheels and tires are you running?
 
Simply beautiful rig. Functional.
What engine does it have and what size wheels and tires are you running?
Thanks man, it does most everything I need it to! Its got a 2.8l turbo diesel motor. And the wheels are 15x8" negative 22 offset. Tire size is 33x12.5xr15. Good set up for what I want to do.
 
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