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Hi and hello. #1105303 10/26/19 03:51 AM
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michaelcowhey Offline OP
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New member. I got a lot of rigs and a lot of questions, well I got a couple of rigs anyway. The one I am working on at the moment is an 87 D50 4wd I pulled the stock 2.6 carb engine out and put the 2.4 fuel injected engine from a 95 MightyMax in. currently I am looking at picking up a 96 Montero 4wd to pull the engine/trans out of and drop in the D50. I would like to put into the truck as much of the Montero into the truck as possible.

So my first question is does anyone know if I can pull the third member/diff out of the montero axle housing set up for coil spring and put it in the axle housing for a montero sport that is set up for leaf springs?

Thanks up front

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Re: Hi and hello. [Re: michaelcowhey] #1105315 11/06/19 02:17 AM
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The 96 Montero will have a 9.5" ring gear if SR and 3.5L or 9" ring gear if not SR and 3.0L. These differentials will not drop into the pickup rearend that uses an 8" ring gear. You can readily find a 1997-99 Montero Sport with either of the engine sizes and match to the 96 Montero. The Sport rear axle will have disc brakes, too, and the OE leaf springs will give about 1 inch lift over the Max springs. This may require 16" wheels, too, as some of the OE 15" rims do not clear the rear caliper of the Sport axle. Regardless, the Sports often had 4.900 gears that trump the bigger 96 Montero. There are many discussions of the Sport variants that include hybrid LSD/air locker, Torsen locker, and normal old LSD. I hope this wordy answer addressed the meat of your question.

The 2.4L engine is an upgrade from the 2.6L, especially just going carb to FI.

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Re: Hi and hello. [Re: michaelcowhey] #1105327 11/09/19 05:48 AM
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welcome to the WIRE. there not alot of action these days on here, but its still the best place(the only place IMHO) to find real dependable info.
I the the 2.4 into D50 project. The EFI is big improvement when going up in the mountains asit adjustto elevation. I like the 2.6 but not the carb.

dave h.
'89 Raider V6 5spd;Aisin Hubs;; Gen2 LS: frt. brakes, rear coils;U.C.arms;R.trailing arms;idler arm; rear LSD axle w.disc brakes ;2 battery system for Dog's fan; relocated ECU; custom bumpers;J.Baker receiver;Conferr roofrack; t-bar crank.

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