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#1102577 - 12/08/16 02:13 AM Re: Monty upgrade ideas wanted [Re: 4x4Wire]  
JoeBurt  Offline

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Extended Range fuel tank with armor for Gen 1 SWB with leaf springs.

Same for Gen 2

Dual battery frame for Gen 2


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#1102584 - 12/09/16 03:47 AM Re: Monty upgrade ideas wanted [Re: 4x4Wire]  
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New lift springs for Gen 2 and 3 are now available up to 2.5"!


1999 Montero Blizzard package

2005 Montero Limited

2015 Mirage with antifreeze Sparco wheel package

#1102585 - 12/09/16 03:48 AM Re: Monty upgrade ideas wanted [Re: rxinhed]  
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Originally Posted by rxinhed
I have not looked to compare, but y'alls think any of the trans skids from the Gen I Montero fit the Gen 2 Max? I'm having a lazy moment.


Don't think so dude


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#1102586 - 12/09/16 03:50 AM Re: Monty upgrade ideas wanted [Re: BlueMont]  
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Originally Posted by BlueMont
Gen1 skids, gen1/2 bumpers or at least nice winch mount setup, sliders for gen1


In the works, we've got some simple bumpers for sale right now but a different style is on it's way.


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2015 Mirage with antifreeze Sparco wheel package

#1102783 - 01/13/17 10:47 AM Re: Monty upgrade ideas wanted [Re: TOASTY]  
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Would you have pic of end product for the GEN I sliders?


#1102792 - 01/16/17 08:55 PM Re: Monty upgrade ideas wanted [Re: OConnor]  
ENG1N33R  Offline

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Originally Posted by OConnor
Would you have pic of end product for the GEN I sliders?

Yeah for real, my underbody guards are rough and greasy. Was thinking i'd just contract a proficient to make some diamond plate guards to the Gen 1 specs.

Gen 1 4G54b 2.6l that is mounted to a 5 speed manual KM145 can be pulled and replaced with a wideblock 6 bolt 4G64 block with no bellhousing mods or any other save for electrical and fuel adaptations. I'm Working on a 4G64 2.4l block + 4G63 DOHC cylinder head. The cylinder head will need to be cleverly layed out as the RWD orientation of it conflicts with the firewall of the Gen 1 (so I've heard) then again I am lifting the body 2" so maybe not.

How about a AC compressor to engine powered compressed air and tank on board for the Gen 1? It'd be truck-ception as you could take apart the truck with the truck using pnuematic tools.

What about a Gen 1 underbody drawer system/underbody armor? like two drawers of equal width between the wheels on the driver side and the passenger side. Put supplies for whatever in em, tools even. Ball bearing drawers similar to tool box kind.

What about a tube storage system mounted to the back spare tire bracket? It could be circular or square. the square idea would hold 9 pvc tubes for storage. The tubes could even be modded for specific use as in one tube could be for water storage or as a cooler. make a simple valve at the bottom to drain out water. The tops could be threaded to easily screw off a cap to the tube. I think of this idea as a 'missle pod' or pods kinda rack.

Alternative gauges would be nice cosmetically as well. My ideas tend to apply mostly to the Gen 1 as that's what I own and am building.


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#1102798 - 01/17/17 03:28 PM Re: Monty upgrade ideas wanted [Re: 4x4Wire]  
ENG1N33R  Offline

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It'd be really great if there were performance and durability minded transmission upgrades for the km145 or transfer case as well. The tuff pan is great but surely more could be made. Hell if it's not made by the time I'm done with my motorsports engineering degree I'll see what I can figure out and model on solidworks and ansys


Her Name was Eileen, Because she most often was on a jack...

#1102799 - 01/17/17 03:45 PM Re: Monty upgrade ideas wanted [Re: 4x4Wire]  
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The Gen 1 alternator puts out I think 50 amps? Its poopy low though compared to modern alts that put out the 150 amp range (im pretty sure)
Daisy chained 2-3 batteries secured down in the back of the truck and wired up to solar panels on either side of it.
Throw in a hard switch to bridge the power and it could suffice to start the truck in a bad spot or power auxiliary stuff like a TV or a raspberry pi mini computer.

Mini computer like a raspberry pi might also be helpful and efficient for use as an mpfi, efi. Id really like to have one for this purpose as its way way less expensive and more powerful then oem ecu's or that instrument gauge box. It would even be possible to have a setup using a mini computer to just watch the engine operations and have is own freak out signal when it has a measurement like oil pressure drop lower then a set value or higher. The possibilities could really be endless with a mini computer on board


Her Name was Eileen, Because she most often was on a jack...

#1102894 - 01/31/17 01:42 AM Re: Monty upgrade ideas wanted [Re: 4x4Wire]  
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I'll look into alternators, I know which ones to swap onto the 3.0 but I haven't had a 4 cylinder rig in a while. I think IncorporatedX has a mini computer something or other in the works.


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2015 Mirage with antifreeze Sparco wheel package

#1103045 - 02/13/17 07:59 AM Re: Monty upgrade ideas wanted [Re: 4x4Wire]  
Torchwood  Offline

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Pahoenix, AZ
I can't speak to the Gen 1, but I know the Gen 2s (6G74) can use alternators from the 2003-2006 Hyundai Santa Fe 3.5L since it's basically the same engine and those alternators are 120 amps vs the "stock" 85 amps.

Regarding Bumpers maybe making adapters so that you can use commonly available bumpers from other vehicles like Cherokees or similar sized vehicles would be a good offering, for both front and rear.

If I get my '94 SR running again I'd be looking for bumpers, winch mounting, dual-battery mount and some roof rack options.


Sean - Just a few miles south of Hell, AZ

[color:"blue"]Current Project: 1994 Montero SR recently not smoking, in need of offroad mods.[/color]

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