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Build Threads / Re: The Half Monti
« Last post by ChargerX3 on May 23, 2019, 09:02:30 AM »
With some good all terrains I think the 18's look good. Remind you this is on a stock 290k mile suspension. I haven't played with any sort of lifting or tightening the front torsion bars. I think with a 2" lift it would look ideal.

Build Threads / Re: The Half Monti
« Last post by ChargerX3 on May 23, 2019, 08:57:29 AM »
You got it. 2018 Limited Tacoma.

Build Threads / Re: The Half Monti
« Last post by ChargerX3 on May 22, 2019, 08:39:56 AM »
Wheel Update...

I've got it on ExPo as well. 

I think what's happening is that 99.9% of the people who want one of these trucks already has one.  :P
For how awesome these trucks are supposed to be, i've sure gotten a hilariously small amount of interest. 

Price is OBO, friends.
Build Threads / Re: Anyone into Mighty Max Builds here?
« Last post by ChargerX3 on May 13, 2019, 03:00:35 PM »
Went on another climb this weekend. Found a new trail up north and decided to give it a go. What started out as a couple hill climbs turned into an old mine road up to the top of a mountain.

Half way up the trail.

2/3 way up. Got steep from here.

I hate how its hard to gauge an incline in pictures, but this is 3/4 way up. Lots of loose gravel, big rocks, washouts and tight switchbacks.

The top. There were several filled in mining holes up here. Appears to be an old Copper/gold mining attempt. Grabbed a couple cool rocks and headed back down.

Ok with that one in the bag i got brave and wanted to try a run back at the last old mountain that I chickened out on. The road you see on the left is the one I have been taking up. Its a newer path and is plenty steep. The trail to the right is the old path, full of washouts, spinnouts, and loads of loose articulation. I cant say ive ever seen anyone make it up that trail since ive been coming here.

Better look down the gnarly trail. The top looks normal, but if you can zoom in the middle and lower section are a mess. Also this looks flat, but its so steep i nearly fell on my ass walking down.

Better picture showing how steep it is on the less steep top end. Me pointing camera straight in front of me.

So, i decide to give it a try. Put the truck in 4wd low, backed up 2 feet to engage the front diff. and took off slow in 1st gear. Bottom section was bumpy and full of ruts, so i just took my time. Then as i started the incline I just picked a steady RPM and plotted out my course up the face. The trail shifts to the left with several deep vertical washouts that clearly got other trucks sideways and stalled. There were also two large boulders in the path that were permanent fixtures in the landscape. Not knowing if I would clear, i straddled one. Several times I felt the rear end lose traction briefly, LDS kick in, then momentum continue. Towards the very top there was the largest washout with nothing but loose rocks. I kept my pace, hit it, both rear tires broke loose, felt my momentum slow, but then the fronts caught just before i started to slow to a stop. Gave the truck just a little more throttle and up we went. One of my favorite climbs with this truck yet!

Not a bad view either
Prices are OBO. I want this stuff out of the garage, so shoot me a PM if you're interested in something, please.

Stock front DS from an 02 LTD - $200
Stock rear driveshaft from an 02 LTD - $200

HBB assembly - $200

Stock MAF from same - $100

2 Control units.... search the PN to see what it is. You buy something else, I'll toss one in. Everything came off an 02 LTD. Full disclosure, these are untested, but assumed to be functional.

Cargo Barrier: Bolts in to stock locations. Requires removal of rear-most grab handles, and cargo cover tracks. Includes hardware. $275

Fridge Cage: Built around Engel MT45 on ARB slide. Includes wood inserts to cover 3rd row seat well. $175

No fridge slide included.

More pictures available on request.

Prices don't include shipping. Located in Flagstaff and I will be at Expo.

Buy more than one item, and we can work a deal.
I never got back on here to report as I had promised...3.5mm is the size for most of the vacuum hoses on our trucks, but there are a couple that are larger, so a small quantity of 4mm is suggested.

While I haven't had any issue using standard clamps, the regular worm drive design tends to sort of dig in to the outer jacket, and smoother, constant pressure clamps would be better.

I haven't seen any degradation of the silicone hoses, some of which have been in service for several years.

John B.
General Discussion / Re: Fumoto Oil Drain Valves?
« Last post by JohnnyBfromPeoria on May 12, 2019, 08:07:10 AM »
I have one on my black 95 SR. Very handy. Slow to drain. I use their locking clip, too.

John B.
Gen 1 Montero / Re: 3.5 engine to gen1 3.0 Manual trans
« Last post by ChargerX3 on May 09, 2019, 01:41:12 PM »
It fits perfectly. I have a 3.8L MIVEC bolted to my 90 Mighty Max 4x4 that too had the 3.0 originally.
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