2007 later front end and/or wheels on an older Montero?

zoo mob

New member
I'm considering a 2003-2006 Montero, but am having a really hard time digesting the looks. Not that I would ever be ambitious enough to do it, but could the front end of a 2007-up Pajero be swapped on to a 03-06 Montero? Assuming that going that far likely ain't happening, what about a set of wheels from one of the newer ones? Seems like it would be no problem no? Where would I look for a set (I'm in the U.S.)?
 
I am going to go out on a limb and say the front end parts are not interchangeable. While I think aesthetics are important, the members of this forum are more focused on functionality than aesthetics. If you are interested about increasing the functionality of a specific vehicle for off road and overland use, you have come to the right place. If you are more concerned about aesthetics another forum maybe a better option. Aside from that the Gen III Montero is extremely off road capable and like most rigs these days, in stock form it looks girly, but with a small lift, larger tires and some selective trimming it looks fantastic. Imnosaint has a beautiful Gen III you should look at if you haven't already seen it.
 

zoo mob

New member
Don't get me wrong, I know this isn't cardomain, and I'm not interested in 22" chrome wheels and subwoofers. I'd like to build a nice SUV that I can use a daily driver and maybe do a little offroading and travel. Just somewhat aghast at the styling of many of the Gen IIIs and thinking of creative solutions.
 
Don't get me wrong, I know this isn't cardomain, and I'm not interested in 22" chrome wheels and subwoofers. I'd like to build a nice SUV that I can use a daily driver and maybe do a little offroading and travel. Just somewhat aghast at the styling of many of the Gen IIIs and thinking of creative solutions.


Then you have come to the right place. To my knowledge the following aftermarket parts are available for the Gen III. Is the Gen III the best off road vehicle ever made, probably not, but they are excellent vehicles. They have fine build quality typicall only found in German vehicles. The Gen III handles like a sports car rather than an SUV, but it's has amazing capability off road.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gYJCNPYJTM

Several 2-3" suspension lifts so you can fit 33-34" tires
Sliders
Lockers
ARB front bumpers
Several different brush guards
Multiple Roof Racks and roof rails
Rear ladder
Mud flaps
High performance Shocks and struts
Skid plates
Snorkel

These are the basics you will need to make a great off road rig. Most other parts are universal bolt-on parts like winches, roof top tents, HiLift, drawer systems, fridges, etc.

If you are looking for something different and want to save on the initial purchase price, the Gen III is a great option. Here is a pic of my favorite Gen III done by Arctic Trucks in Iceland. They used specially designed flares to fit the 35" tires but I like the stance. With a the addition of more expedition equipment it would be perfect.

08f209c58c74.jpg
 
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limp_noodle

Adventurer
That thing looks so bad ***. I miss my mother-in-law's Gen III. You're right about them looking "girly" in stock form. They never appealed to me as much as the gen 2 and 2.5's did, but after seeing a few build on here, I've completely done a 180. I wouldn't mind going from my 2.5 to a 3
 

vectorsc

Adventurer
The GenIII with an ARB and safari snorkel/big tires is pretty awesome actually. I've been thinking of one pretty strongly.
 

TNMontero

Old Monty fan
Then you have come to the right place. To my knowledge the following aftermarket parts are available for the Gen III. Is the Gen III the best off road vehicle ever made, probably not, but they are excellent vehicles. They have fine build quality typicall only found in German vehicles. The Gen III handles like a sports car rather than an SUV, but it's has amazing capability off road.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gYJCNPYJTM

Several 2-3" suspension lifts so you can fit 33-34" tires
Sliders
Lockers
ARB front bumpers
Several different brush guards
Multiple Roof Racks and roof rails
Rear ladder
Mud flaps
High performance Shocks and struts
Skid plates
Snorkel

These are the basics you will need to make a great off road rig. Most other parts are universal bolt-on parts like winches, roof top tents, HiLift, drawer systems, fridges, etc.

If you are looking for something different and want to save on the initial purchase price, the Gen III is a great option. Here is a pic of my favorite Gen III done by Arctic Trucks in Iceland. They used specially designed flares to fit the 35" tires but I like the stance. With a the addition of more expedition equipment it would be perfect.

08f209c58c74.jpg


That right there is just plain sexy.
 

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