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91 Montero Ls Swap

Discussion in 'Overland Vehicle Build Threads' started by Urban gorilla, Feb 11, 2019.

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  1. Urban gorilla

    Urban gorilla Rank 0

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    Firstly I'll introduce the truck, she's a 1991 LWB Montero with a 3.0 and 5spd. Love the Mitsu 3.0, has some power and has been reliable.

    After recently taking the 1600mi round trip journey to Overland Expo East, I came to the realization that she needed an upgrade. After some research i noticed that a v8 should fit fairly nicely. So I came across a killer deal on a 2001 suburban and jumped on it.

    I'm going to be using the entire drivetrain from the burban, 5.3 4l60 and electronic tcase.

    Just gonna throw some pics up in order as best I can.
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    3.0 on it's way out
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    New heart before install

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    Motor sitting in for final fitment before mounts.

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    Made the mounts, just need paint

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    Motor mounted

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    Harness installed

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    Just waiting on some fittings and I'll have more pics up within the next couple days.
     
  2. Overland_Mitsu

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    Hellll yeah mate! From one Mitsu owner to another, I approve this

    I can’t wait to swap my outlander sport with a beefier motor! Can’t wait to see more mate! Thanks for sharing
     
  3. Urban gorilla

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    Thanks brother, cant wait to start it. Hopefully this weekend she will come to life.
     
  4. Urban gorilla

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    Update* 2/15/19

    Just received my fittings for the fuel system and power steering. Sadly not gonna be able to get it running this weekend, just had to pay for my sons bday and holy shit was it expensive. (At least expensive for a 3rd bday)
     
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  5. Overland_Mitsu

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    Lol just wait till he wants a car
     
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  6. Ironhide

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    This going to be a great build to watch. You did it the best way buying a complete donor vehicle. Good luck and I'll be watching.
     
  7. Urban gorilla

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    Cant even imagine lol

    And thanks Ironhide, it was actually cheaper to do the entire donor. I have a very small budget so I'm being forced to find deals on basically everything. I'm kind of enjoying it tho, keeps me on track.
     
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  8. Ironhide

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    I am in the same situation as you are. Dreaming of a Cummins R2.8 swap. But realistically gonna be an LS swap. Got to be creative with your gear.
     
  9. Urban gorilla

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    Hey man, 300hp and 20mpg isnt too bad of a compromise lol. Honestly, I've built a couple 240sx ls1 cars and That motor is just super impressive, gives you everything you need without the hassle.
     
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  10. EvanGarcia1998

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    Hey Urban Gorilla, I am also in the process of getting my 91 Montero LS right. I just got my 6G72 professionally rebuilt. Some slight modifications to increase HP. I just signed up for the forum so it was nice to see another Monty on here.
     
  11. Urban gorilla

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    I haven't seen many other 1st gen builds either man, kinda sad lol. I toyed with the idea of turboing the stock 6g but ended up getting a stellar deal on the suburban.

    The 6g is wildly underrated, really is a little brute.
     

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