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    Default New to the forum, long time mitsu owner - My SR

    Hey guys, going on 10 years that i've been into anything with diamonds on the hood. Currently daily driving a Galant VR4 and picked up this 95 SR for some extra fun.

    Have a few questions;
    I'd like to override the rear diff lock restrictions and maintain use of the stock switch, anyone done this and know what wires to bypass? Of course I'll be engaging the locker while spinning the tires at 50 mph

    Known issues with the cruise control? mine doesnt seem to be working and I haven't diagnosed it yet.


    Bought this a week ago, mods so far:
    ditched running boards
    33 inch baja claws
    to come:
    ditch sways
    crank torsions
    mod bumpers


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    Is that dark green or black?

    Id keep the front anti sway bar myself otherwise she'll drive really squirrelly.

    Havent considered locking the diff at higher speeds. Why do you want to do that?

    Sorry, no answers for your cc prob. Maybe a fuse?

    1996 Montero SR (3.5L v6, rear Locker), 35" mudders, 3.15:1 xcase crawler gears
    Build Thread: http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...su-build-up...
    1989 SWB Montero RS (3.0L v6, rear LSD), 33" mudders (sold)
    1990 LWB Montero LS (3.0L v6, rear LSD), 33" mudders (gave to rxinhed)
    1990 LWB Montero LS (3.0L v6, rear LSD), 31" AT's (rolled 1st time I ever drove off road)

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    Quote Originally Posted by off-roader View Post
    Is that dark green or black?

    Id keep the front anti sway bar myself otherwise she'll drive really squirrelly.

    Havent considered locking the diff at higher speeds. Why do you want to do that?

    Sorry, no answers for your cc prob. Maybe a fuse?

    Dark green, I was joking about locking the diff at high speeds, however I would like to lock it while not in 4x4.

    I checked the fuses for the CC, thought they might have a common motor failure.

    This is the third montero i've had, removed the front sway on others, i've noticed more roll from removing the rear than I have the front, that was on a leaf sprung sport though. Either way, these are pretty stable compared to a lot of rigs and I drive accordingly.

    I read through your threads, really nice work you've done, i'll be ripping off your rear bed set up, Bravo on the work.

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    couple of more pics of it:




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    How wide are the tires?
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    95 Monty LS with 33 10.50 KM2s, air locker, winch, snorkel, sliders, bottle opener, and stuff...-EMT,Auto Tech, US ARMY Survival and land navigation specialist, US ARMY VETERAN

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    they're 12.5 wide

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    How wide are the rims? They look stock.
    J.W.
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    95 Monty LS with 33 10.50 KM2s, air locker, winch, snorkel, sliders, bottle opener, and stuff...-EMT,Auto Tech, US ARMY Survival and land navigation specialist, US ARMY VETERAN

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    12.5 on stock wheels, no problem. I don't rub at all. The tires may experience a little more wear in the center of the tread.... but I can live with that.
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    And I like your idea with over riding the diff lock restrictions. I will look at it soon and see what I can come up... but looking forward to what you find.

    Edit: Just looked through some bookmarks from my Toyota days, you could do something similar to this:

    http://home.4x4wire.com/erik/diffs/#electric_lockers
    Last edited by LaOutbackTrail; 12-29-2011 at 03:39 AM.
    Scott Brown- Overland Guide and Photographer
    1995 Montero SR--
    1988 FJ62 Landcruiser (project)--1987 4Runner(sold)--1997 Honda XR650L--


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    Yup, stock wheels with 12.5's no rub. I'd like a slightly wider wheel and might eventually pick up a set of used american racing wheels. But it's ok for now.


    nice find on the diagram! I'll update when I make the change.

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