View Full Version : Montero Gen3 questions
02-28-2008, 10:01 PM
I am thinking of getting a Gen3 Montero. I have been in the market for a 95-97 SR. I am also considering a GEN 3. My questions are: What year did they go to V8's? What type of milage to the V8's get? I know the early model Gen3's came with a rear locker option. Do any models have a AWD system similiar to Toyota's ATAC which transfers power to wheel with the most grip?
02-28-2008, 10:53 PM
never had v8s
02-29-2008, 12:50 AM
I stand corrected on the V8. So then could I expect the same MPG as a Gen 2 or 2.5? And any info on the AWD?
02-29-2008, 02:32 AM
check msn auto or wikipedia thats where i usually look first
03-02-2008, 01:11 AM
Gen 3 have the same 3.5 DOHC as the gen 2. I don't think they had an awd system like the toyota (thats why they get better MPG) The big diff between gen 2 and 3 is a gen 3 is unibody with IFS front and rear. (Thats why it drives like butter) Gen 2 has a frame and a rear axle with coil over. Gen 3 do not have lockers as well but tony told me this weekend that ARB said they where gonna have one this year.
03-02-2008, 02:35 AM
Preacherman. I made a mistake. I meant to ask if they had a system similar to Toyota's when in 4WD. According to what I have read on Wikipedia and a few promtional/commercail videos on youtube, it does. A guy on a LC forum basically said Toyota's ALTRAC applies the brakes to the wheel that is spinning and transfers power to the one with grip. I think the Montero has something similiar. Also from what I can tell the 2003 seems to be the pinnacle year, when the HP was bumped up to 215. Anyone have any info?
03-02-2008, 04:40 AM
only 215 that thing weighs so much tho if your gona get one get a gen 1 or gen 2 entirely more capable and not a 4wd with a carlike frame and suspension
03-02-2008, 04:57 AM
Ok I am way new to this. So the unibody is not an advantage offroad?
03-02-2008, 03:08 PM
No, a unibody is in no way an advantage off-road. Most people who spend time in the dirt still prefer the body on frame.
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