I know that you've moved to the H3, but have a few questions about your Montero. I'm happy with my anemic 2001 Gen 3, and have been gently modding it based upon experience.
I'd like to get as much ground clearance as possible, knowing it's only possible to gain a bit. You did the HD OME suspension, and you wrote that the truck went from luxury SUV to utilitarian vehicle. Would you choose this setup again? What are your thoughts on simply adding a spacer? Your pic showed 2.5 inches of lift upon installing the OME springs; what did that number become after they had been broken in?
I've been building skidplates, knowing that scraping comes with the Gen 3, but simply want to balance optimal trail ability with long-term livability. If you care to discuss it, why did you sell it?
I appreciate your contributions and thank you in advance for your insights.