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My 99 Montero
« on: March 12, 2018, 06:09:23 PM »
Figured I'd make a thread as I'm finally getting into modifying my Montero. Hear are a few pictures of along the way...

This is the day I brought it home (about a year and a half ago). Found it one owner, original southern truck. Had 160k on it at the time.


I immediately parked it and took out the carpet, it was horrible Looked to have coffee stains in it. Even after pressure washing it I had to do something more. So I bought some SEM carpet spray, its kind of a dye, sort of a coating. I was please with the results, although the color I bought wasn't perfect.



While it was all apart on the inside I replaced all the brake rotor and pads. Sourced a set of stock wheels off another project I had. It was starting to look like a semi-respectable driver again.


I drove it for about a year like that, then one day I just couldn't stand the running boards any longer.



After seeing some post on FB, I decided to upgrade the reverse lights. It's like another sun back there now!


That is all for now. Next is installing an ADD 2 inch lift, just awaiting the rest of the parts! :)
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Re: My 99 Montero
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2018, 08:45:59 PM »
Nice wheels!

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Re: My 99 Montero
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2018, 04:01:10 AM »
I love the look of the 2.5 and it sure looks even better when the city style is striped from it.
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Re: My 99 Montero
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2018, 06:35:22 AM »
Hah so at some point, that truck WAS really for sale.

There are STILL scam ads for that truck scattered around the country. 
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Re: My 99 Montero
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2018, 03:29:53 PM »
Hah so at some point, that truck WAS really for sale.

There are STILL scam ads for that truck scattered around the country.

Yeah I flag every one of those adds I can. Ironically I didn't buy it off CL either.
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Re: My 99 Montero
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2018, 05:56:43 AM »
Had a flat the other day, so I went ahead and upgraded wheels and tires!


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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2018, 08:07:39 AM »
Awesome, it's like a brand new machine.

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Re: My 99 Montero
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2018, 10:28:04 AM »
Now we're getting somewhere! Looking forward to the After-lift pics. :D

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Re: My 99 Montero
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2018, 05:40:15 PM »
« Last Edit: March 20, 2019, 06:39:54 PM by Natedog »
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Re: My 99 Montero
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2018, 11:34:30 AM »
Man, I'm digging all these good looking modded Montero's! Did you go with the ADD suspension, or ADD's OME kit? After about 2-3 weeks of regular driving, I went back up underneath and adjusted my torsion bars to get the ride height I prefer. I'm running an ARB with a winch though, but the OME torsion bars really handle it well.
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Re: My 99 Montero
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2018, 09:54:11 AM »
This is the ADD kit. I plan to check the height in a few weeks. May pull the bars back out for new rubber boots as well. Here are a couple shots from the KAT.



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Re: My 99 Montero
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2018, 05:52:56 PM »
This is the ADD kit. I plan to check the height in a few weeks. May pull the bars back out for new rubber boots as well. Here are a couple shots from the KAT.




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Re: My 99 Montero
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2018, 10:38:22 AM »
KAT!

I want to do that in the next year or two.
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Re: My 99 Montero
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2019, 06:28:04 PM »
I've been doing things... sorry all the old pictures are gone...



3.8 swap!!! Thanks to Leo for all the input on this!



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Re: My 99 Montero
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2019, 12:00:59 PM »
Awesome. Sorry if I missed it but what size are those tires?

Also, lets see some pics of the rest of your rigs.