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Monty upgrade ideas wanted

Posted By: 4x4Wire

Monty upgrade ideas wanted - 11/02/16 04:37 AM

Everyone looking for Monty parts can find it hard to locate just the right part.

If you have something you are looking for or have an idea for a cool mod to a Monty, post your wants and desires for parts....

Adventure Driven Design -- http://www.adventuredrivendesign.com/ -- has begun making unique parts and is looking to provide more.

Help the monty community grow....
Posted By: Isaac25

Re: Monty upgrade ideas wanted - 11/04/16 12:52 PM

Gen 1 front/rear bumpers and rock sliders would be awesome
Posted By: TOASTY

Re: Monty upgrade ideas wanted - 11/08/16 01:39 AM

If I get my hands on one definitely, I've only made one set of sliders for a Gen 1 before and it was a long long time ago but they turned out nice. I'll keep you posted, if I get a local to go for a set of bumpers and sliders I can just make a double order and you'll be set.
Posted By: Mudraider

Re: Monty upgrade ideas wanted - 11/22/16 02:34 AM

Fuel tank armor for those that can't do the frame cut.small things that make people happy, but will probly be too expensive to make; tail light guards.
Posted By: Mudraider

Re: Monty upgrade ideas wanted - 11/22/16 02:36 AM

And the Gen 3 people have been asking about skid plates.
Posted By: TOASTY

Re: Monty upgrade ideas wanted - 11/22/16 11:38 PM

I'm working on it smile
Posted By: Macka

Re: Monty upgrade ideas wanted - 12/02/16 12:31 PM

*cracks whip

Faster LOL

Nice to see a mitsu oriented member putting back into the community.
Posted By: TOASTY

Re: Monty upgrade ideas wanted - 12/03/16 03:47 AM

I pulled the skids off the Gen 3 to be drawn up in solidworks and a trans skid designed for both Gen 2 and 3 (not sure why Mitsubishi left those out.
Posted By: rxinhed

Re: Monty upgrade ideas wanted - 12/03/16 07:27 PM

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.
Posted By: BlueMont

Re: Monty upgrade ideas wanted - 12/07/16 10:10 AM

Gen1 skids, gen1/2 bumpers or at least nice winch mount setup, sliders for gen1
Posted By: JoeBurt

Re: Monty upgrade ideas wanted - 12/08/16 02:13 AM

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

Same for Gen 2

Dual battery frame for Gen 2
Posted By: TOASTY

Re: Monty upgrade ideas wanted - 12/09/16 03:47 AM

New lift springs for Gen 2 and 3 are now available up to 2.5"!
Posted By: TOASTY

Re: Monty upgrade ideas wanted - 12/09/16 03:48 AM

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
Posted By: TOASTY

Re: Monty upgrade ideas wanted - 12/09/16 03:50 AM

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.
Posted By: OConnor

Re: Monty upgrade ideas wanted - 01/13/17 10:47 AM

Would you have pic of end product for the GEN I sliders?
Posted By: ENG1N33R

Re: Monty upgrade ideas wanted - 01/16/17 08:55 PM

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.
Posted By: ENG1N33R

Re: Monty upgrade ideas wanted - 01/17/17 03:28 PM

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
Posted By: ENG1N33R

Re: Monty upgrade ideas wanted - 01/17/17 03:45 PM

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
Posted By: TOASTY

Re: Monty upgrade ideas wanted - 01/31/17 01:42 AM

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.
Posted By: Torchwood

Re: Monty upgrade ideas wanted - 02/13/17 07:59 AM

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.
Posted By: MMeadows

Re: Monty upgrade ideas wanted - 07/22/17 07:24 PM

I know this is an old post but no one makes a Gen II bumper f( front or rear) Arb is discontinued and never really fit with the fender flares anyways.... smile
Posted By: djacidjac

Re: Monty upgrade ideas wanted - 11/29/17 06:21 AM

Aluminum drawers in a box, same height as wheel humps, drilled to bolt to factory seat and tie-down threaded holes. bolt tiedowns to the top. Allow for optional plywood deck to go all the way across. maybe a hi-lift mount on the side, it'll fit between the box and the fender.

Oh, how about a bracket that replaces the idler pulley on the 2.6 and fits up a York compressor and a belt tensioner? Or just a blank bracket with a centered shaft hole and base holes/slots to adjust alignment.
Posted By: DosXGreen

Re: Monty upgrade ideas wanted - 12/15/19 07:59 PM

Hello everyone, I am new to this forums but also sort of new to the history of the Mitsubishi Montero. It was back in 2002 or so when I first stopped and looked into the great shapes and beauty of these SUVs and started imagining myself driving a lifted 4x4 Montero out into freedom from work and family issues even if it was for just a few hours or a few days.. Today I own 3 different Monteros; a 2001 XLS, a 2003 20th Anniversary edition and a 2001 Limited that I bought for parts. I guess my question has to do with how does my two categories of models fall into the GEN1, GEN2 and GEN3 and mostly related to parts porting from one to the other? Right now as far as keeping building my 2003 I've been thinking about looking for a newer engine from any car that uses the 3.8L engine as is the case of the 2003-2006. Other than the size of the engine or the ECU comparability what else should I be looking for? I have also an option of bringing this car to Mexico and make an engine swap from one of the newer 2011 or 2015 newer Monteros but I am pretty sure I am getting into more trouble than I want to handle just to get a newer engine with less miles on it. Again, I want to use this Montero to do a lot of things to it but if the engine keeps doping oil and has all these vacuum noises and even worse the lack of power you need to go full off road, what gives?
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