Just got a "new" gen 3 and thought I would make my first post. Sold my 1991 land cruiser(sad day) but I am stoked on the Montero. I have been looking around the board for a while and some good info here. I was originally looking hard at the gen 2 but just could not find a decent one. I eventually found a gen 2.5 with only 60K but turned out the motor was bad and would need to be replaced so I kept looking. I saw this gen 3 and it snowballed into a purchase. I was not looking to spend more for the gen3 and originally was never a big fan of the design. But once I researched this forum and others and saw the potential with tires, lift and ARB bullbar, I was sold.
to do list-
remove running boards
get my surf racks on.
cut remaining cladding flush as others have done for a cleaner look. I wish I could remove all of it but the rear corner looks like it would not be flush. I love the look of the Ausi gen 3's look without the cladding and basic black bumpers.
thanks again for all the great info.