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Build Threads / Re: Frankenstein- montero to monstero. LS swap
« Last post by tyeler18 on June 14, 2021, 12:19:07 PM »
I need to update this thing. Finally closed out on insurance and got paid for it. I need to take the truck for inspection and then I'm good to go again. In the mean time I took my downpipe and had it ceramic coated, then wrapped it. Planning to do an inconel heat shielding around it to further help with underhood temps. Turbo blanket was installed as well. It made a huge difference in underhood temps with this. I took it out and did 6-7 back to back pulls in 100F heat and I can set my hand on the turbo afterwards. It's still hot to the touch but I can touch it.

Untitled by Tyeler Andersen, on Flickr

Untitled by Tyeler Andersen, on Flickr

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For Sale Automotive / 1999 montero with winter pkg, JAOS equipped
« Last post by steve1814 on March 22, 2021, 07:37:02 AM »
1999 Mitsubishi Montero w/winter PKG and JAOS Equipped.

link to Pics: https://photos.app.goo.gl/cgWpzmDGntcq8dfF7

Where to begin…

Owner since 2001, it is time to say goodbye to a vehicle I love, but never drive anymore.  122, 458 actual miles and oil changed every 5,000 I have driven this thing just about everywhere up and down the east coast.  She was definitely my “overlander” before that term was coined carrying me and my dog Kayaking and camping without a single problem. 

As noted she is a winter pkg model and has all the bells and whistles except the auto adjust suspension. Interior is super for its age and all the seats are in great condition (with one little scrape in rear seat-pic included). Everything from the factory works as it should (including the sunroof!) and the engine and tranny are in perfect shape. I Also have the rear jump seats. No rust on body and the frame is less that typical for the year and is just surface rust

The Mods I have done:
2” body lift
2” suspension lift (Jaos) with new torsion bars, rear springs and panhard.
Blistein Shocks
Cross-drilled slotted rotors on all four wheels
JAOS Mudflaps
15” JAOS victor wheels.
ASIAN manual locking front hubs (still have the auto lock setup and caps which will be included)
JAOS front and rear skidplates
Back roof ladder (JDM, but not JAOS-I like this one better)
Comes with a Rhino roof rack too. (and two NATO jerry cans with holders and high lift jack mount)
WORKING Snorkel
WORKING side turn signals
Factory folding mirrors with switch and activated also through keyfob remote
Factory antenna switch (up and down) -needed when I added the Kenwood radio as it always raised the antenna no matter the source
USB port in dash and also in foot well (footwell usb is for Radio firmware upgrades)
Nice Kenwood excelon with android auto, navigation and DVD-have original box and manuals
IPF lights (not connected) with switch in center console (takes place of coin holder-which I still have)
Auto dimming rearview with HomeLink
Front and rear dash cams (rear not connected but included) with parking feature
Auto backup cam with camera mounted in the spare tire wheel cup
New radiator (tried to get the original re-cored but not for $600)
New Alternator
New cat and pre cat and muffler passed smog no problem. I also have a new tailpipe, but the existing one is perfect, just looks rusty.
New plugs and wires and new valve cover seals While I was there, why not?)
New Water pump with timing belt and pullies lest that 2000 mile ago.
Pintle hitch installed and I also have the drop plate hitch with 2” receiver, filly wired harness with 4 and 7 plug provision (no trailer brake wired, but is available at the socket)
Big cup holder where ashtray was (still have ashtray and installation of cup holder did not put new holes in plastic).
I’m sure I am leaving things out…..

Problems:

Rear Locker light switch located in the rear diff  is inop-but I do have a OEM new replacement.  I just didn’t feel like pulling the rear diif to replace it.
The power steering pumps squeals – I have tried to get all the air out of the lines, but I just cannot figure it out.  I doesn’t squeal all the time, but it is noticeable about 1 minute in from a cold start.
The outside rear passenger door handle sticks sometimes and you have to push it back down to get the door to latch closed.  I do have 4 new door handles in chrome that is included if you want to swap them out, but it is just a lube issue.
The drivers door mirror doesn’t unfold completely sometimes – it folds out enough to fool you until you look in the mirror and you are looking at the passenger door 😊  just pop it out the rest of the way and it is good to go.
That is about it.

Now, I have a TON of spare parts, manuals, aftermarket accessories, (including two complete JDM navigator housings) replacement parts, nuts, bolts wiring harnesses, rear roof wing, all the original stuff taken off to make way for the JAOS stuff all INCLUDED with the sale.  It is all stored in my garage attic and will probably take a good hour to bring down.  I ask that if you decide to buy her, you bring a truck with you and a friend to load all the stuff in it as it will NOT fit in the Montero.  PLEASE, PLEASE serious buyers only and lastly, NO I will not part ANYTHING out.  FOR SERIOUS BUYERS:  please come take a look if you are on the fence about buying, I will not budge on the price, but I think once you see what you are getting you’ll find it a good deal-if not, then well, it was nice meeting you 😊  Montero is located in Smithsburg MD and is available for inspection 4pm-6pm Tues-Friday and most all day Sat-Mon.  Please, Please, Please shoot me a PM if interested-I don’t have access to the internet where I work and wont be able to respond to comments until I get home.
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Build Threads / Re: Frankenstein- montero to monstero. LS swap
« Last post by tyeler18 on February 11, 2021, 08:29:18 AM »
Slowly plugging away. Intake built, 5" long 4" inlet K&N just barely fit with a 4" 90* coupler and small junction pipe. It's a tight fit but its in there. Planning to build an air box around it to seal off bay heat, water, and just improve ducting. Once the exhaust is finished it'll get ceramic coated along with the turbine housing. Turbo is getting a blanket and wrapping/heat shielding the downpipe to keep engine bay heat as low as possible.

Untitled by Tyeler Andersen, on Flickr

Untitled by Tyeler Andersen, on Flickr

To aid in reducing heat in the bay I plan to run a set of trackspec vents or similar. Luckily the LS doesn't have anything water sensitive up top of the intake like the stock 6g72 so a big vent like this should work well at extracting heat without watersoaking a distributor or filling the valley with water.

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Still need to finish the exhaust fully. I'm doing heads on a buddies montero this weekend so it'll probably have to wait until next weekend before I can finish that up. The fender dump gets old quick
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Build Threads / Re: Frankenstein- montero to monstero. LS swap
« Last post by tyeler18 on February 09, 2021, 09:46:21 AM »
Looking good. Dyno testing?

Soon, I still need to get the full exhaust built, build an intake and I'd like to stick a cam in it before it goes for tuning.

I did get my flex fuel sensor wired, plumbed and working. Timing correction is minimal right now just to test its function but it works great! Running nice and smooth with e40 fuel in it right now as I had some 91 octane in the tank when I filled.

Untitled by Tyeler Andersen, on Flickr

Untitled by Tyeler Andersen, on Flickr
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General Discussion / A.D.D. Survived the Nuke
« Last post by dirttek on February 08, 2021, 09:03:21 PM »
A.D.D. survived the nuke?

So many folks aren't here, though.

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General Discussion / Re: Where do we send rookies now?
« Last post by dirttek on February 08, 2021, 08:58:52 PM »
The old house is still alive. Sayin'...

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Build Threads / Re: Frankenstein- montero to monstero. LS swap
« Last post by dirttek on February 08, 2021, 08:47:05 PM »
Looking good. Dyno testing?
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Build Threads / Re: Frankenstein- montero to monstero. LS swap
« Last post by tyeler18 on February 01, 2021, 09:08:24 AM »
Way to keep pressing on! That's a sick looking truck and I'm loving this build.

Thanks josh!

Update- We're alive and running! Got out of work early friday and decided to cut the frame mount off before the rain was supposed to hit. I was a little nervous about this part as I didn't know how well this was going to go. I ended up running a sawzall blade against the frame and loped the mount off near perfectly flush with the frame itself. Very little grinding required to bring this down smooth.

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Saturday I had a new mount and decided to start on the tedious task of welding it back in. Lots of measuring, careful tack welding and moving and I was able to buzz it back into place. Fitment worked out really well.

Old vs new, she was pretty damn bent.

Untitled by Tyeler Andersen, on Flickr

Untitled by Tyeler Andersen, on Flickr

Untitled by Tyeler Andersen, on Flickr

Took it out for a spin and everything feels great. The gen 2 disc brakes are a more noticeable brake improvement than the sport dual piston front brakes I did a few years back. I don't feel like I'm putting the pedal through the firewall anymore to stop this tank at 80+. It's currently 4" open downpipe as I need to finish the rest of my 4" exhaust build, but it's about as quiet if not quieter than my LS BMW I normally daily, so I'll drive it as is for the next week or 2 until I have time to build the exhaust. Very excited to drive this thing again, a buddy and I swapped a 6lb wastegate spring into it for shake down pulls and it's nice and smooth power delivery now. It actually spools quicker than I was expecting considering the exhaust size change from the old turbo, but I have zero complaints on power delivery. Planning to stick the 12lb spring in sometime this week and test it out which should net a little over 500whp with this combo. Then its off to the dyno to really crank it up and hopefully see what 20+ lbs can do.

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Build Threads / Re: Frankenstein- montero to monstero. LS swap
« Last post by IncorpoRatedX on January 30, 2021, 11:46:17 AM »
Way to keep pressing on! That's a sick looking truck and I'm loving this build.
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Build Threads / Re: Frankenstein- montero to monstero. LS swap
« Last post by tyeler18 on January 29, 2021, 12:49:14 PM »
Playing catch up again. Spent a sunday afternoon building my downpipe. I didn't plan to finish this, I was just planning to tack weld things together but it was a perfect day out and I got caught up trying to see things finished. This turned out really nice, I'm glad I made room for 5" exhaust because this gave me near perfect fitment for the 4".

Downpipe tacked up
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Obligatory wastegate dump to appease all my buddies that still want to see this thing spit 3' flames out the hood.
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Actual wastegate dump routing and finished routing. I forgot to upload a finished install picture, but I'll do that later. Now that this is built I can transition this back under the frame into the factory exhaust tunnel. Downpipe is going to be coated and either wrapped, heat shielded, or wrapped and shielded. Goals with this new setup is to keep engine bay temps down as low as possible.
Untitled by Tyeler Andersen, on Flickr

Untitled by Tyeler Andersen, on Flickr

Silver was a boring color for the compressor cover. This isn't exactly the green I had in mind, hoping for a more metallic green that matches the body color. Valve covers and BOV (if I add one) will be done in the same color as this.

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Lucky me, finally a gen 1 shows up in the yard and it was clean. Spent a sunday clearing parts out of this, carpet, interior bits, a RR door panel, grab handles, a minty gauge cluster for future experimentation, window seals in nice shape, and a second bouncy seat frame.

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Bouncy seat
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Dual bouncy seats
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Window trims- I plan to buy new ones, but for the $20 these cost me they are way straighter and nicer than my sun baked wavy trims I had.
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Also stopped across a flex fuel truck that still had the flex sensor in it. I've been lazy about ordering these as they're very inexpensive, but now I have one so I can actually utilize the flex fuel portion of my tune which will come in handy when this turbo starts getting turned up. I have plenty of access to ethanol locally, so I'm excited to be able to transition between pump 91 and e85 as I please.
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