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What a buity

Posted By: Alex Kogan

What a buity - 11/05/07 05:41 PM

Just love work those guys at Arctic trucks can do. Doesn't it look nice on 35x12.5R17 Dick Cepek Radial F-CII
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Posted By: sparkem

Re: What a buity - 11/05/07 05:50 PM

Looks great, nice find. I hope the heater works good.
Posted By: DirtDriver

Re: What a buity - 11/05/07 08:56 PM

Are there any differences other than tires/wheels and lift? The front fender flares look different than I'm used to, but that may be a newer year flare? Does look nice tho!
Posted By: cmonty72

Re: What a buity - 11/05/07 09:27 PM

I'd drive it. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: spence121

Re: What a buity - 11/05/07 09:36 PM

YOU SUCK!!!! but only because I want one of those now instead of the 92 haha.
Posted By: MontyMcV

Re: What a buity - 11/05/07 10:11 PM

Me no see... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Mad_Scientist

Re: What a buity - 11/05/07 10:23 PM

Me likely too <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: off-roader

Re: What a buity - 11/05/07 10:49 PM

Nice. Those pics aren't on their english site BTW but I did find them finally in the Icelandic site. Too bad I cant understand icelandic and when I tried to use an online translator, it didnt know those words. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />

I wonder how reliable the drivetrain is with 35's especially for moderate to hard core rock crawling. If it is reliable, then combined with the locker options (fronts and rear), that wouldn't be a bad option off road.
Posted By: Angelo

Re: What a buity - 11/05/07 11:10 PM

Very nice. I've seen a couple on 38 and even 44's, i think, cant recall. And they probably have diesil engines to push those meats too
Posted By: off-roader

Re: What a buity - 11/05/07 11:16 PM

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I've seen a couple on 38 and even 44's, i think, cant recall.


Do you mean icelandic ones?
Posted By: Alex Kogan

Re: What a buity - 11/05/07 11:32 PM

Driveline is every bit as strong as Gen 2 which handles 37s as we know <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> but they have pushed it further before
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Posted By: redbull

Re: What a buity - 11/05/07 11:54 PM

Driveline will handle it on snow only I suspect. Don't need a lot of travel when you are running huge tires and low psi on snow.
Posted By: off-roader

Re: What a buity - 11/06/07 01:48 AM

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Driveline will handle it on snow only I suspect. Don't need a lot of travel when you are running huge tires and low psi on snow.


That's what I am thinking.

A distruction test isn't necessary but I'm curious just how thick/large the Gen III axles are versus a the Gen II SR rear & front axles?
Posted By: icysyrup

Re: What a buity - 11/06/07 02:56 AM

I like the looks of it. i just wanna know how they get those fenders so nice? Those 35s fit the size of the Gen 3 bodys just perfect. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: 89montero

Re: What a buity - 11/06/07 03:06 AM

that looks amazing! Wanna trade for my gen 1 haha <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: cmonty72

Re: What a buity - 11/06/07 03:12 AM

Honestly it looks like one of the better options for a semi serious offroader with all the comforts of a towncar. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />

Is'nt that the goal of guys that build up SUVs? Have something that carries you comfortably through hell. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/evil.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Alex Kogan

Re: What a buity - 11/06/07 03:12 AM

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That's what I am thinking.

A distruction test isn't necessary but I'm curious just how thick/large the Gen III axles are versus a the Gen II SR rear & front axles?

Front axle is the same rear is stronger on Gen 3/4. Albeit marginally I mean Gen 2 is plenty strong already.
Posted By: 52degrees

Re: What a buity - 11/06/07 03:55 AM

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That's what I am thinking.

A distruction test isn't necessary but I'm curious just how thick/large the Gen III axles are versus a the Gen II SR rear & front axles?

Front axle is the same rear is stronger on Gen 3/4. Albeit marginally I mean Gen 2 is plenty strong already.


Plus no changes in driveline angle to contend with.
Posted By: Alex Kogan

Re: What a buity - 11/06/07 04:41 AM

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I like the looks of it. i just wanna know how they get those fenders so nice? Those 35s fit the size of the Gen 3 bodys just perfect. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />

Exactly. I mean. 33"s look almost like stock tires on Gen 3. Mine for example. No lift.
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Those fenders cost arm and a leg. If memory serves me right. Those on Gen 2 pictures cost about $2000. For just fenders
Posted By: TOASTY

Re: What a buity - 11/06/07 09:56 AM

i have a couple more gen 3's on larger tires i'll post up later tomorrow
Posted By: spencevans

Re: What a buity - 09/05/11 05:34 PM

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Just love work those guys at Arctic trucks can do. Doesn't it look nice on 35x12.5R17 Dick Cepek Radial F-CII
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Sorry for reviving an old thread but I am thinking really hard about getting a 2003-2006 Montero and adding a 2" OME suspension lift and a 2" body lift in an attempt to stuff some 35" tires on a Gen III. I am curious about the flares on the Arctic Truck vehicle shown above. Does anyone no where I can source these fenders flares or some flares that are similar? I know Jaos makes some flares for the 2001-2002 Monteros but I would really like to get a newer model Montero with the bigger 3.8L engine. Again, sorry for bringing up an old thread.
Posted By: icysyrup

Re: What a buity - 09/05/11 05:43 PM

I emailed them a while back...like a year or two ago looking to source them and they werent keen on shipping them and I am assuming if they did it would have been quite expensive. would be cheaper I am sure if you took it to a bodyshop and the pic and had them fab some up locally.
Posted By: TOASTY

Re: What a buity - 09/05/11 06:00 PM

I have a source for them but last i checked they were 2 grand plus shipping and the Russian dude knows us Americans have disposable incomes so he's gonna make it really worth his time to ship. I think your money would be better spent elsewhere like the actual lift kit from Japan. Just buy the 6" lift kit and put on 35's if you've got the money (the lift kit is about 3k).

If you want i can E-mail Sato and have him write you up a quote on the lift kit, I'll even let him know that you want to help them recover from the quake with a link to your post on Pirate4x4. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/nana.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: spencevans

Re: What a buity - 09/05/11 10:35 PM

The other option is to source the 2001-2002 flares from Jaos and then get some matching molding from 2001-2002 and then bolt it onto a 2003+ model year. I could probably get this done for much cheaper, but I really like the look of the Arctic Truck.

I have seen this 6" lift from Japan, But it says it's for Right Hand Drive only. Is this the lift you're talking about?

Japanese 6" lift
Posted By: TOASTY

Re: What a buity - 09/05/11 10:48 PM

Si, You'll have to "process" the kit to make it work. here's a better link
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Posted By: TOASTY

Re: What a buity - 09/05/11 10:51 PM

If you really want to go through the trouble and work wouldn't a SAS be a better option?
Posted By: spencevans

Re: What a buity - 09/06/11 02:17 AM

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If you really want to go through the trouble and work wouldn't a SAS be a better option?


An SAS is not a really a better option for my needs. I would like to build a new overlanding/expedition vehicle with a new RTT. While it would be put through mild to moderate offoading, I am thinking a Gen III with an LSD will be more than adequate. I have the 1985 Mitsubishi Pickup for the serious stuff. I am just looking to replace/upgrade to a newer Montero and a newer roof top tent for the family. Here is a pic of the current setup. It's a 1991 Montero LS with a first gen Mombassa tent. The tent sleeps 4-5 very comfortably.

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Posted By: TOASTY

Re: What a buity - 09/06/11 08:23 AM

you probably don't need 35's in that case, just slap on a set of 33's and call it a day.
Posted By: LandRaider

Re: What a buity - 09/06/11 10:02 AM

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This little girl looks MOST unhappy. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: off-roader

Re: What a buity - 09/06/11 06:24 PM

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... rear is stronger on Gen 3/4.


Gen II 3.0L or 3.5L? I'm not 100% sure but I would think the 3.5L rear axles are bigger than the 3.0L axles since the rear R&P's are also bigger in the 3.5L.
Posted By: justice

Re: What a buity - 09/07/11 03:07 AM

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... rear is stronger on Gen 3/4.


Gen II 3.0L or 3.5L? I'm not 100% sure but I would think the 3.5L rear axles are bigger than the 3.0L axles since the rear R&P's are also bigger in the 3.5L.


The gen 3's have same size rear ring and pinion. The axle stubs are the same diameter as the gen 2 3.5L. But the Gen 3 stubs have more splines and thus are considered stronger.

Not sure how strong the CV's are, but they are massive and since the rear does not have to turn, the angles are not asking them to do as much as front outer CV. CV Axle shafts themselves are pretty thick as well..It might not be a flex machine but the drive train of the gen 3 is pretty stout in the tradition of the earlier Monteros.
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