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Gen 2 Montero / Re: Gen 2 suspension questions
« on: October 27, 2018, 12:36:03 PM »
I actually ordered some 4600s about a month or so ago and have already received both front and rear. I found the fronts on Amazon and the rears on ebay. There was a delay on the ebay ones but it was only a couple weeks, so there must still be some floating around.

Mitsubishi Related / Re: Front passenger window regulator
« on: October 02, 2018, 10:45:54 PM »
Switching the blades around is definitely the way to go. I imagine the aftermarket manufacturers just got the wrong specs.

Would a lower temp thermostat be detrimental for the engine? What is supposed to be the normal operating temperature? My truck will see freezing temperatures, but a lot more triple digits in standstill traffic or hot days wheeling. I was thinking of getting the 170 or 180 thermostat but I'm not sure if they will let the truck warm up properly in freezing conditions. I'll be upgrading other bits of the cooling system as needed but currently I have a non oem thermostat, so that's on top of the list.

Gen 2 Montero / Re: Gen 2 suspension questions
« on: September 03, 2018, 08:37:36 PM »
Awesome! That's some great info. And thank you toasty for the run down on how the shocks tide.

Gen 2 Montero / Re: Gen 2 suspension questions
« on: August 22, 2018, 07:33:54 AM »
That was very thorough, thank you. I was leaning towards the bilstein 4600s because of what you had told me before. That other post is quite helpful as well. Now I just need a comparison on the stiffness and ride quality of all the different options lol

Gen 2 Montero / Gen 2 suspension questions
« on: August 21, 2018, 07:50:30 AM »
I'm looking at putting new suspension on my 96 SR and lifting it 1" while I'm at it. I was looking at the Rancho RS9000XL because I'd like the adjustability and claim to be for 0-1" lift, but then I discovered that the rears have less than 6 inches of travel and that seemed pretty low. Interestingly their cheaper, non-adjustable RS5000 for the Monteros have more travel than that (just less than 1 inch more). The OME has almost 9 inches of travel but says it's for a 1.5" lift.
So what's stock?
Does anyone know how much travel the bilstein 4600 have? I can't seem to find that one.

Should I even be overly concerned about the shock absorber travel or are there other more important specs to look at? I haven't bought suspension before, and certainly not for offroading.

I've heard some good stuff about the OME shocks and the bilsteins. I've also heard good things about the Ranchos and very little from the Montero crowd. The Bilstein and Rancho both have a lifetime warranty. The OME have a 3 year which has me thinking that the bilsteins or the Ranchos would be better in the long run, depending on what the warranty will cover.

As far as springs, I haven't decided between the ADD or OME ones yet. Are the progressive rate springs significantly better for a vehicle that will see a wide range of cargo (from just me and my wife to fully loaded with camping gear and other stuff to probably towing eventually)?

How about the torsion bars? Is there a major difference between the ADD ones and the OME ones?

My Montero will see lots of highways, mountain roads and off road trails. So we really want to keep it in that sweet spot of being pretty good at everything.

Mitsubishi Related / Re: Front passenger window regulator
« on: June 23, 2018, 08:58:56 AM »
So I ordered a different brand and it had the same issue. I was going to cut the wires and switch them, but the discovered that I could actually pull them out of the connector and flip them. Took all of 1 minute. The blades are only held on by a little tab.

Mitsubishi Related / Re: Front passenger window regulator
« on: June 14, 2018, 10:18:40 AM »
Has no one had a problem with with the regulator? Is there a different regulator that some of you use, maybe from a different source or a different brand name?

Mitsubishi Related / Front passenger window regulator
« on: June 08, 2018, 04:15:48 PM »
My front window regulator broke a couple weeks ago, I went down to autozone and bought a replacement and installed it. All went well until I tried it out and realized that the wires seemed to have been flipped on the new one because the window was now going opposite of the switch. So I took it back and am now installing the replacement. I decided to test this one before I got it put all the way together and same thing. The window goes up when the switch is pushed to go down. Has anyone else had this issue?

 I'm not very good with wiring so how hard would it be to rewire it myself? Or should I just take it back and try again?

Mitsubishi Related / Re: Custom Hood Scoop Mod!
« on: June 08, 2018, 04:09:43 PM »
Just out of curiosity, everyone is saying as a scoop, it may introduce high pressure. What if it was flipped so the opening was facing the windshield and used as an exhaust vent instead?

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