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    Question: 3rd Gen Montero Rear Suspension Setup

    The rear axle (ring and pinion, CVs and axles) of a 3rd Gen is very stout. With the lack of flex it is not the best for rock crawling, and if that's your plan, get a different vehicle. But for 95 percent of everything else it works well. For most of our off road use I prefer IRS on the montero.
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    Would you put a new timing belt in a Montero with 245k on the clock? See photos

    Do a leak down and compression test. If that looks good it's worth the money to keep it going. Regardless, if the timing belt lets go the engine will potentialy be Big money to fix (you may need a new block and heads) as opposed to a relatively simple rebuild.
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    WTB-Heavy duty rear springs and shocks 3rd gen

    Question for the guys with the HD setup..... I'm looking for load carrying capacity when loaded for a 2-3 day trip. During daily driver duty and day 4x4ing trips, the montero is unloaded. The only constant weight in the back is a custom bumper/tire swing that I would guess weighs around...
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    WTB-Heavy duty rear springs and shocks 3rd gen

    Thanks I'll check out the Kings.
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    WTB-Heavy duty rear springs and shocks 3rd gen

    Probably a long shot, but does anyone have a set of heavier duty shocks and springs for the rear of a gen 3? Looking for OME part numbers 2918 (Springs) and 60033 (shocks) or at least a spring that is equivalent. Long story short, I got the medium load OME springs and added air bags. At the...
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    Best Snorkel??

    Do you mind posting a pic when you get it back? Any issues interfering with the antenna?
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    Anyone looking for a 2006 Montero?

    Timing belt etc? Any interior pics?
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    "Yoshi" - 2005 Limited Build & Adventure Thread

    How well does this mount work when off road? Will it move around or the phone fall out when on rough roads?
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    "Yoshi" - 2005 Limited Build & Adventure Thread

    Wow. That's pretty respectable. What's your plan to address the butterfly valves?
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    "Yoshi" - 2005 Limited Build & Adventure Thread

    Interesting. I'll be honest, when I started reading I did not expect the montero to do that well. How did it do on the flats, speed gear, etc?
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    Gen 3 Throttle Idle Issue

    Sounds like you have a good plan of attack. Keep us posted.
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    So you want to put King shocks on a Third Gen Montero...

    I have no idea who makes OME shocks, but the fact they have several different part numbers based on spring rate, shows they valve them differently. You can't slap on a shock made for a stock spring rate with a much heavier spring and expect it to work, simple physics. If you had kings set up...
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    So you want to put King shocks on a Third Gen Montero...

    I do wonder how a set of shocks with appropriate valving for the heavy springs would have compared. Bilsteins are valved for stock spring rates. From the video, you can see the heavy duty springs up front are blowing out the rebound on the shocks, which is what you'd expect. If you don't want...
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    So you want to put King shocks on a Third Gen Montero...

    Great video, thanks.
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    Gen 3 Throttle Idle Issue

    Not sure where you ended up on this, but I re-created your throttle body noise. I was wiring driving lights and had the battery terminal loose while messing around with the harness. When testing the lights with the key on and loose terminals, my throttle body made the same noise yours did. FYI...
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    Price Check - 2006 Montero

    In the $5500-6500 range would be a fair price.
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    "Yoshi" - 2005 Limited Build & Adventure Thread

    Great write up, thanks. I have an xrc 9500lb winch and hopefully the Arb bumper will be in this week. I'll be referring back to this frequently I'm guessing.
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    "Yoshi" - 2005 Limited Build & Adventure Thread

    Thanks for the info!
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    "Yoshi" - 2005 Limited Build & Adventure Thread

    Thanks for the write up. My ARB bumper should be here next week. Quick question, I use to have a hidden winch mount. I’ve cut most of it out in anticipation of the bumper arriving, but there are still metal plates welded to the top of the frame horns. Will I need to remove these to install the...
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