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Gen 1 Montero / Re: Rear brakes
« on: April 29, 2019, 06:06:39 AM »
I was talking about me because I have an ARB in the rear with drum brakes but would like to swap discs on to my rear housing.

Well, you'll probly wanna get in touch with those guys from the Arizona Crew. 🤔 If'n it can be done, they would be able to hook you up. You know those guys, right? 😉

Gen 1 Montero / Re: Rear brakes
« on: February 18, 2019, 07:59:40 AM »
I still like his original idea. If I already have upgraded gears and ARB I wouldn't want to get rid of those for disc brakes but if I could take gen 2 disc brakes only and upgrade my current axle to discs from drums. My rear drums stop pretty good but I'm sure rear discs with the right master cylinder and proportioning valve would be better.

Not sure where you saw he already had ARB and gears. Alan, swapping an entire axle in is generally a lot easier than swapping gears, d iffs, all that crap. Any ANY! Of those Gen 2 you have available will bolt in. Period.a simple check of the tag in the engine compartment will verify the gearing.. The only problem that can come up is bolting your driveshaft to the flange on the donor rear axle. And Mitsubishi seems to have thought about that. There is a locating ring on the back of the axle where it bolts to the rear end.. The locating ring is the same size between the 2 bolt patterns available. How does that help you? If your donor axle has the large bolt pattern, and your driveshaft is the sm as ll pattern, you simply center the driveshaft in the axle flange, then drill 4 new bolt holes. And your done. It really is that simple.

Mitsubishi Related / Re: Gen 1 trailing arms?
« on: February 11, 2019, 07:53:54 AM »
This from a SWB V6 89 that I broke then up graded to the Gen 2. No problems since and love the Siberian bushings. I had the rear sway bar on when they broke but off now with the new Gen 2 arms. Welded one at bottom is not mine donated from the wire back when by one of the mods.
Ok, looking at your side by side I dont see any real advantages to the 2nd gen. If anything the material around the circumference of the bushings appears to have even less material. Is it really even an upgrade. I ask because I have a 95SR that Im pulling parts off of and was going to grab these as well, but now im not so sure. Interested in why these appear to be a better choice.

This is a change people have been doing for 20+ years. Personally never heard of any Gen 2 ones breaking. Might not be visible, maybe they just changed the metal they are made from. Maybe they sprinkled fairy dust and unicorn horn into it. But a heavy ass Gen 2 is going to put a lot more stress on those than your SWB will.

Gen 1 Montero / Re: 1994 mitsubishi diamante ES 3.0 12v sohc
« on: February 11, 2019, 07:39:09 AM »
And now everyone wants a diesel or Toyots V8. Oh how did they ever win Dakar with a measly 4 cylinder?

Gen 1 Montero / Re: Rear brakes
« on: February 11, 2019, 07:34:10 AM »
I second that whole axle swap. Any excuse to not deal with 90w gear oil.

Gen 1 Montero / Re: Coolant temp needle position
« on: December 07, 2018, 11:02:59 PM »
those 30 year old gages are reference at best.

That's what I'm screaming!!!!!

Gen 2 Montero / Re: Lower hose getting cut
« on: November 23, 2018, 08:30:46 AM »
Another great reason to go thru the effort of getting a stock radiator rebuilt. Getting your hose cut, in the middle of nowhere would definitely put a cramp in a trip.

Gen 2 Montero / Re: Lifters - updated version for 1998
« on: November 23, 2018, 08:24:52 AM »
The old part number is no longer available, so what they give you at the dealer is the new style. Your truck should have the newer style lifters aleady but that doesn't mean they don't need to be replaced. Order from as they have the best deal, Clay just ordered a set. There are some aftermarket ones i can't speak for but they can be purchased through one of the 3000GT retailers.

Yep, I got mine from Chris Hill at  Great company to deal with, has a good supply of components there.

A definite improvement, isn't it?

Just take all your pieces to a hydraulic shop. Have the proper hose lengths figured out, and they can fit the ends in the hose and properly crimp a ferrule on there for you.

Gen 1 Montero / Re: Coolant temp needle position
« on: August 30, 2018, 09:27:20 PM »
Man, I love all this science. ;D

Gen 1 Montero / Re: Coolant temp needle position
« on: August 20, 2018, 07:34:17 PM »
The lower line for the V6 is 195-205 give or take a little on either side, it's a slow reacting gauge. The middle is 250ish.

Hmmm.250 seems high

Gen 1 Montero / Re: Coolant temp needle position
« on: August 20, 2018, 07:20:02 AM »
I've always had an electric fan with a 3 row radiator out of four cyl Raider. So I've never seen where the needle should typically rest when the engine is up to operating temp. Middle? Above middle, below middle? I'm wondering if I'm running my engine too cold?

Thanks in advance.



Yes. On the 89, it runs just above the C line, maybe 2mm. On the 88 it sits just below 9:00 as the needle sits. And the 87 sat right at 8.00. So based on previous discussions, you use the normal setting as your norm. If it goes above that, you have an issue. To correctly check it, you'll need an infrared thermometer, available online for around $25, to get an accurate reading.

Build Threads / Re: 1999 Pajero Super Exceed SWB DiD (gen3)
« on: August 15, 2018, 05:05:42 PM »
That white definitely looks a lot better!

Those manual hubs are really a saver. I know a few people who've been caught by the auto hubs, not auto hubbing. 😁

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