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For Sale Automotive / Clean 2000 Gen 2.5 for sale!
« on: November 24, 2019, 03:03:47 PM »
Hey guys I am selling my 2000 Mitsubishi Montero Endeavor for $4500. I could take off a decent amount if someone from here wants it! It has 208k and I just did a full service on it. I did the timing belt, tensioner, pulleys and water pump all OEM Aisin parts. Have receipts. I also did the front cam seals, valve cover gaskets, spark plugs and alternator. It runs and drives great and very smooth. The 2000s didnt come with a rear locker, but I know a place that I could get the locking rear axle out of a 99 if you desire. I have it on craigslist here if you want pictures. Located in the PNW about an hour north of portland. https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/d/vader-2000-mitsubishi-montero-endeavor/7026027639.html .
Thanks Guys!

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Gen 2 Montero / Re: Gen 2 Engine Swaps - Knowledge Dump
« on: February 04, 2019, 04:51:15 PM »
Well that sounds pretty good to me. The rear axle should handle it fine. The guy in Australia didn't even need to make a trans cross member, I'm surprised more people havent done them. Im used to V8s and the 3.5 is getting a little tired.

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Gen 2 Montero / Re: Gen 2 Engine Swaps - Knowledge Dump
« on: February 04, 2019, 04:33:56 PM »
There are a few guys with incomplete LS swaps, you know the typical engine in the bay but no progress for years after that. One guy on Pirate 4x4 did a really nice LS swap, custom width dana 60's and dual transfer cases. The problem was he got flamed and deleted all his pics and quit detailing his work, eventually he sold the thing on craigslist cheap and it never resurfaced.

That is a bummer, that sounds like a sweet build, Im debating whether i should by a wrecked tahoe and live with the iron 5.3 and upgrade the suspension to support the weight of course, or hold out for a much more expensive L33. I have read up on the guy in australia that did it with a 5.7 ls1 and all he really did structurally was shift the passenger side motor mount a few inches and some radiator mounting stuff, I'm sure it will end up being more than that. Dana 60s and 40s would be heaven  ;D

I doubt the iron 5.3 is any real amount heavier.

I have read that the 6g74 block weighs only 105 pounds, and the 5.3 iron block weighs 218, then factor in the heads and pistons and everything else, its a decent amount heavier, and i am sure the 4l60e and transfer case weigh more than the original but that is more in the center of the truck so its minimal.

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Gen 2 Montero / Re: Gen 2 Engine Swaps - Knowledge Dump
« on: February 04, 2019, 04:03:41 PM »
There are a few guys with incomplete LS swaps, you know the typical engine in the bay but no progress for years after that. One guy on Pirate 4x4 did a really nice LS swap, custom width dana 60's and dual transfer cases. The problem was he got flamed and deleted all his pics and quit detailing his work, eventually he sold the thing on craigslist cheap and it never resurfaced.

That is a bummer, that sounds like a sweet build, Im debating whether i should by a wrecked tahoe and live with the iron 5.3 and upgrade the suspension to support the weight of course, or hold out for a much more expensive L33. I have read up on the guy in australia that did it with a 5.7 ls1 and all he really did structurally was shift the passenger side motor mount a few inches and some radiator mounting stuff, I'm sure it will end up being more than that. Dana 60s and 40s would be heaven  ;D

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Gen 2 Montero / Re: Gen 2 Engine Swaps - Knowledge Dump
« on: February 03, 2019, 10:05:53 PM »
Anyone in the U.S have an LS swap? Sounds generic but I think it would be sweet. I've been looking for an aluminum 5.3 for a while (the 6g74 and the l33 weigh the same but l33 has 100 more hp/tq). I would feel bad leaving the super select, but adapters are more money that the actual engine and trans. 

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General Discussion / Re: Montero with 33s towing 4k pounds?
« on: March 02, 2018, 04:58:35 PM »
Im definitely going to go through the truck and make sure nothing is wrong. Im most likely going to add another trans cooler. I may be able to get a suburban to tow it, but if the monty could do it that would help a lot. Are you planning on towing it with your montero?

I am planning on towing it with the Montero.  No room in the fleet for a double cab extended bed F350 dually to tow a 2000lb car with.

Truck in tip top condition, geared appropriately, trailer in tip top condition, a good brake controller, and a brain will see you through.

A late Gen3 makes a MUCH better tow rig (it's actually downright GOOD), but as long as i'm not planning on towing more than a couple thousand miles a year, i'm not buying a dedicated rig.

Don't get me wrong, i'm not going to RECOMMEND that anyone get near the tow cap on one of these things, i think there's much better options for similar money for towing specifically.  But as a jack of all trades that can handle a couple pulls a year, it's fine.
This is definitely going to be a one time thing, I just dont want to be doomed from the start.

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General Discussion / Re: Montero with 33s towing 4k pounds?
« on: March 02, 2018, 04:56:29 PM »
Ugh, threads like this make me cringe when people ask how unsafe they can be but stay "legal", usually when they post a question about towing they have little to no prior experience with towing and definitely shouldn't try towing at the limit for their first experience. I would reach out to your friends and ask if you can borrow a truck and not worry as much about having your rig impounded, hurting your rig, or even killing someone. If you have absolutely have no other options (not likely if you really try) then at least throw some stock size tires on there so your engine/trans/brakes are not being worked so hard. Sorry if I sound a bit harsh, but I grew up around trailers and have towed a lot including across the country, I have seen the end result of others not towing safely and a dead child is something you never forget. So please tow correctly and keep others safe.

I have towed a 2000lb boat with the montero up passed Sacramento, and all around San Diego, but never anything super heavy with it. I have also towed a loaded horse trailer a couple of times with a yukon, but of course thats a V8 with actual torque . I understand your just looking out for myself and others. I'm pretty familiar with towing, but I'm not a fan of going TOO heavy.

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General Discussion / Re: Montero with 33s towing 4k pounds?
« on: March 02, 2018, 09:07:15 AM »
Im definitely going to go through the truck and make sure nothing is wrong. Im most likely going to add another trans cooler. I may be able to get a suburban to tow it, but if the monty could do it that would help a lot. Are you planning on towing it with your montero?

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General Discussion / Re: Montero with 33s towing 4k pounds?
« on: March 01, 2018, 09:00:14 PM »
Thats the problem haha, the toyota doesnt run. I figured since Im rated to tow 5k, I should be able to pull 4k so long as the trailer brakes are doing their job. I have towed a 2k pound boat up the grapevine without so much as a hiccup. I remember reading somewhere that a guy towed his montero with another montero a few hundred miles. Just the montero alone weights more than my entire load, but better safe than sorry. Thanks for the response.

Just found the thread
 http://forum.expeditionportal.com/threads/115437-Towing-What-s-the-heaviest-thing-you-ve-pulled-Have-you-exceeded-max-towing-cap

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General Discussion / Montero with 33s towing 4k pounds?
« on: March 01, 2018, 08:01:32 PM »
Alright so as the title suggests I have a 1995 montero sr with the 4.63 gears and 305/70r17 tires (33.8inches) and I'm wondering what the estimated towing capacity would be with the larger tires. Sometime this summer I will need(maybe not) to tow a 1986 Toyota pickup to Washington from San Diego. So I'm thinking that the truck probably weights around 2500# probably less, and the trailer around 1500#. The trailer would definitely need to have brakes. I would go slow, and just cruise. Do you guys think I would be okay towing roughly 4000#? 

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General Discussion / Re: Show us your... trucks!
« on: October 15, 2017, 12:07:47 PM »
Heres my daily to school and the mountains  8)
I gave up with the image so heres the link
https://www.flickr.com/photos/137501851@N08/37668532106/in/dateposted-public/

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Gen 2 Montero / Re: List of everything that can leak coolant on a 3.5L
« on: October 11, 2017, 10:30:36 AM »
Mine was leaking from the o-ring on the radiator drain plug on the passenger side of the radiator.

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Build Threads / Re: Gack to the Future II
« on: October 03, 2017, 11:42:13 PM »
This definitely is a CLEAN build haha. I've been thinking of those bilsteins but i kind of want to get the whole suspension setup to have an excuse to get the 5100s. I wish i could get time for that utah trip! Make sure you post pictures and make the rest of us regret not going!

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