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Title: My 99 Montero
Post by: Natedog on March 12, 2018, 06:09:23 PM
Figured I'd make a thread as I'm finally getting into modifying my Montero. Hear are a few pictures of along the way...

This is the day I brought it home (about a year and a half ago). Found it one owner, original southern truck. Had 160k on it at the time.
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I immediately parked it and took out the carpet, it was horrible Looked to have coffee stains in it. Even after pressure washing it I had to do something more. So I bought some SEM carpet spray, its kind of a dye, sort of a coating. I was please with the results, although the color I bought wasn't perfect.
(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13962657_10209805627648263_3878129836662360952_n.jpg?oh=104bc3a8f6a4fc1fd7151b7752f6eba5&oe=5B373447)
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While it was all apart on the inside I replaced all the brake rotor and pads. Sourced a set of stock wheels off another project I had. It was starting to look like a semi-respectable driver again.
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I drove it for about a year like that, then one day I just couldn't stand the running boards any longer.

(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/26814468_10214498732452950_979142082157360193_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_ht=scontent-atl3-1.xx&oh=84bbca685e01d6cc133ab2a0ea00624d&oe=5D0D1782)

After seeing some post on FB, I decided to upgrade the reverse lights. It's like another sun back there now!
(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/28958943_10214915085981528_1633491515684683776_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&_nc_ht=scontent-atl3-1.xx&oh=65a8c694ceeb1b9ed6540f21250a9261&oe=5D07DA87)

That is all for now. Next is installing an ADD 2 inch lift, just awaiting the rest of the parts! :)
Title: Re: My 99 Montero
Post by: Crumb on March 12, 2018, 08:45:59 PM
Nice wheels!
Title: Re: My 99 Montero
Post by: CharlieN on March 13, 2018, 04:01:10 AM
I love the look of the 2.5 and it sure looks even better when the city style is striped from it.
Title: Re: My 99 Montero
Post by: concealer404 on March 13, 2018, 06:35:22 AM
Hah so at some point, that truck WAS really for sale.

There are STILL scam ads for that truck scattered around the country. 
Title: Re: My 99 Montero
Post by: Natedog on March 13, 2018, 03:29:53 PM
Hah so at some point, that truck WAS really for sale.

There are STILL scam ads for that truck scattered around the country.

Yeah I flag every one of those adds I can. Ironically I didn't buy it off CL either.
Title: Re: My 99 Montero
Post by: Natedog on March 31, 2018, 05:56:43 AM
Had a flat the other day, so I went ahead and upgraded wheels and tires!

(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18951031_10215082417764718_4605790495473795170_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_ht=scontent-atl3-1.xx&oh=abca7baa98a872b88557183f1ef541b0&oe=5D0432BC)
Title: Re: My 99 Montero
Post by: Crumb on March 31, 2018, 08:07:39 AM
Awesome, it's like a brand new machine.
Title: Re: My 99 Montero
Post by: IncorpoRatedX on March 31, 2018, 10:28:04 AM
Now we're getting somewhere! Looking forward to the After-lift pics. :D
Title: Re: My 99 Montero
Post by: Natedog on March 31, 2018, 05:40:15 PM
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Title: Re: My 99 Montero
Post by: Se7en62 on April 04, 2018, 11:34:30 AM
Man, I'm digging all these good looking modded Montero's! Did you go with the ADD suspension, or ADD's OME kit? After about 2-3 weeks of regular driving, I went back up underneath and adjusted my torsion bars to get the ride height I prefer. I'm running an ARB with a winch though, but the OME torsion bars really handle it well.
Title: Re: My 99 Montero
Post by: Natedog on April 14, 2018, 09:54:11 AM
This is the ADD kit. I plan to check the height in a few weeks. May pull the bars back out for new rubber boots as well. Here are a couple shots from the KAT.

(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/30261836_10215158775073603_5861340606130814976_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=v1%3AAeGfKBK4VpQEa2dPVjKDAd0ItD7Hb5Fq9fWQicgNQuG_12KiFAp6YS_SVpX3fzQp5t6e_Tpn_z5IDCc5LAyc6jncbIf_d8AjuLzOzmQiVE-mZw&oh=36cb4f05d993058e578d3d4ca9c3f301&oe=5B638AF7)

(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29793701_10215151354288088_3316151155549011968_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=v1%3AAeGs9VdipF1ajN8X-fwbytxIeRRzvRORpeVl4-AEy-VD5T-fJUKK9lXNOntA_EQHWgSHE_yREPAtsYzON83LpQvgG_FtliES6TCJYvmXt9_mMA&oh=d8900545fe799e99456c1d8e0d069bca&oe=5B5AEC84)
Title: Re: My 99 Montero
Post by: jaccox on April 14, 2018, 05:52:56 PM
This is the ADD kit. I plan to check the height in a few weeks. May pull the bars back out for new rubber boots as well. Here are a couple shots from the KAT.

(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/30261836_10215158775073603_5861340606130814976_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=v1%3AAeGfKBK4VpQEa2dPVjKDAd0ItD7Hb5Fq9fWQicgNQuG_12KiFAp6YS_SVpX3fzQp5t6e_Tpn_z5IDCc5LAyc6jncbIf_d8AjuLzOzmQiVE-mZw&oh=36cb4f05d993058e578d3d4ca9c3f301&oe=5B638AF7)

(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29793701_10215151354288088_3316151155549011968_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=v1%3AAeGs9VdipF1ajN8X-fwbytxIeRRzvRORpeVl4-AEy-VD5T-fJUKK9lXNOntA_EQHWgSHE_yREPAtsYzON83LpQvgG_FtliES6TCJYvmXt9_mMA&oh=d8900545fe799e99456c1d8e0d069bca&oe=5B5AEC84)
Damn Nissan's slinging mud all over ole smokey
Title: Re: My 99 Montero
Post by: concealer404 on April 16, 2018, 10:38:22 AM
KAT!

I want to do that in the next year or two.
Title: Re: My 99 Montero
Post by: Natedog on March 20, 2019, 06:28:04 PM
I've been doing things... sorry all the old pictures are gone...

(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/52920409_10217684024763267_2319096427885625344_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_ht=scontent-atl3-1.xx&oh=5e1f8f82dffb170e00580877c0c8bc51&oe=5D037C26)

3.8 swap!!! Thanks to Leo for all the input on this!

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(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/53400589_10217850372081846_4094199517899915264_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_ht=scontent-atl3-1.xx&oh=af5275e4f9b99cbbb52c728d3d9ad96f&oe=5D09FE7D)
(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/53748259_10217879767656717_5080727912080998400_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_ht=scontent-atl3-1.xx&oh=8248cb8ffcf086b16d8d032629453ae1&oe=5D01AFA1)
Title: Re: My 99 Montero
Post by: tperkins on March 22, 2019, 12:00:59 PM
Awesome. Sorry if I missed it but what size are those tires?

Also, lets see some pics of the rest of your rigs.
Title: Re: My 99 Montero
Post by: Natedog on April 01, 2019, 05:22:59 PM
Sorry I haven't updated lately. They are 33's. I updated my vehicle listing, I need to stop selling and buying so much!