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Can you do anything with a Gen III?

Posted By: xFezx

Can you do anything with a Gen III? - 01/24/13 04:07 PM

I am going to look at an 05 Montero Limited this weekend and I was wondering if anyone has done anything to theirs? It will be the family/wife mobile but I still want to add on to it if possible. I am still looking for a gen II or II.5 that's not rusted too. The Gen III is dark green and my wife likes it over a van so that's working for me, but they're asking 11 Gs for it so hopefully the maintenance has been done.
Posted By: icysyrup

Re: Can you do anything with a Gen III? - 01/24/13 06:10 PM

You CAN do quite a bit. I have been very happy with mine...havent been offroading in last couple years cause of being really busy. But I have built mine to be able to go anywhere I need to go and probably places I shouldn't...lol. Do a simple search for Gen 3s on the board here and you will find a bunch of topics already on the subject that will answer your questions. Have a good one and hope you enjoy the Gen 3. I know I have. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />

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Posted By: ryany

Re: Can you do anything with a Gen III? - 01/25/13 12:05 AM

Posting pics of your GenIII winching over obstacles is probably not the best way to prove it's off-road capabilities. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Ian Sharpe

Re: Can you do anything with a Gen III? - 01/25/13 08:30 AM

They are Ok but not 1/2 as good as the Gen2 or 2.5 offroad, I have both, they are better suited to touring, IMO
Posted By: TainterRacing

Re: Can you do anything with a Gen III? - 01/27/13 03:54 AM

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Posting pics of your GenIII winching over obstacles is probably not the best way to prove it's off-road capabilities. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />


Thats what I was thinking then I saw you said that....
Posted By: Sabre

Re: Can you do anything with a Gen III? - 01/29/13 10:21 AM

What, like this?
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Bone-stock Gen III with slightly larger tires. Comfort to cross continents and the thing is a friggin' mountain goat.
Posted By: icysyrup

Re: Can you do anything with a Gen III? - 01/29/13 05:27 PM

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Posting pics of your GenIII winching over obstacles is probably not the best way to prove it's off-road capabilities. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />


LMAO....ya true, that was in 2 wheel drive after I broke a front axle. Still was a really fun trail and will do it again when I get a chance.

I dont have anythin to prove as far as where i have been with my gen 3....as many saw a few years back i was pretty detailed with my trip pics....lol.....they are a great vehicle and VERY under-estimated as far as their capabilities imo. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: icysyrup

Re: Can you do anything with a Gen III? - 01/29/13 05:31 PM

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They are Ok but not 1/2 as good as the Gen2 or 2.5 offroad, I have both, they are better suited to touring, IMO


X2....agreed....built right a solid rear axle rig is far better. I never had any probs hangin with the SA jeeps and cherokees tho when i was on rides. ....i just slid a little more on the skid plates goin over obstacles than they did..lol
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