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RockyMountainMS

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Got a 2.5 Gen!
« on: March 29, 2019, 07:06:19 PM »
I have owned my 2004 Montero Sport for about a year and love the thing. I never thought that I would end up selling it so soon. I was toying with the idea of getting a 2.5 gen Montero for a while but never got too serious about it because it is hard to trust that a 20 plus year old car was truly taken care of by a stranger.  It turns out that one of my friends decided that he is willing to part one of his. A bone stock (aside from brush guard), never seen a trail-all highway driven 1999 2.5 Gen. It has the winter package, leather seats, 146,000 miles, in just about the best condition you could ask for in a 20 year old rig. By no means is it in mint condition which is perfect for me because I plan to off road with it.

I am quite surprised at how comfortable this vehicle is. Even though it is 5 years older than my MS, it just feels better. The steering feels less "mushy", the transmission is smoother, it's quieter on the road, has all the fun 90's gizmos and gadgets, not to mention it is freaking awesome looking. I cant wait to get this thing to the trails this summer. I have a few things I need to do like take the running boards off and put rock sliders on etc. but otherwise it is in really good shape.

It wasn't really planned, but im excited for my adventures in this thing. Turns out that I also have a 1999 3000GT VR-4 too. So that is kind of cool!




















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1999 3000GT VR-4 (45,000 miles)
2004 Montero Sport LS
2016 Outlander GT
2017 Chevy Sonic (DD FTW)

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Re: Got a 2.5 Gen!
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2019, 06:41:56 AM »
Welcome to the Blister Fender Gang man
1999 Montero. 33x10.5x15 General X3's. 4.90's w/rear locker. Full armor. ADD idler arm. ADD 1.5" complete lift. Siberiean Bushings everywhere. 150W alternator with upgraded 4 AWG leads and grounds. 2nd Battery in the rear for camping stuffs to come.

RockyMountainMS

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Re: Got a 2.5 Gen!
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2019, 07:02:24 AM »
Thanks! I love this thing so far. I have to dig through the forums and learn as much as I can about them.
1999 3000GT VR-4 (45,000 miles)
2004 Montero Sport LS
2016 Outlander GT
2017 Chevy Sonic (DD FTW)