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Loc: Fort Huachuca, AZ
Re: Monty year and gearing
12/04/08 11:37 PM
OK, this is what I found out so far, not so helpful yet, but here goes. my intent with doing this is to find exactly what models had the 4.90 gear sets that we are putting in the gen II monteros with the locker. I ordered mine brand new, the part numbers that I know work are:
MR 124860 and MR 124858 for front and rear
I am sure these gears are sitting in part yards across the US somewhere, just need be smart on what models they came in from the factory. I was thinking that the Sport 01-04 with the 3.5L engine would have them. So I asked one of my parts guys this question:
If I had a 2001 Montero Sport, it had the 3.5L engine, a rear locking
> > differential, and 4.90 gear ratio in the axle (ring and pinion), what
> > would the part number be for the ring and pinion gear kit??? I don't have
> > a VIN, but with all the info above, would you be able to look it up
> > somehow?
He came back with this:
The part number for the 4.90 ratio gearset for that model is
Now either this part number is the same and is just different because it supercedes the previous one that I know works, or these 4.90 gears are not the same as the 4.90 gears we would need to put in a gen II montero.
Can anyone help verify what models and trim levels the 4.90 gears came in that fit into the gen II and gen II.5 monteros? just trying to help my brother get the gear sets cheaper than buying brand new from a dealer. Also, if Mitsu ever put them in a sport with a factory locker that would bolt right up to the gen II montero, that would be an extreme bonus.
I thought all this was true, until I started looking into it further, now I need some more help.
97 Montero SR Mitsu Rear Diff Lock ARB Front Diff Lock 4.9 R&P 3.15 transfer 43:1 crawl ratio 2" susp lift 2" body lift 2" Gas Tank Lift 35x12.5 MTRs on 15x10 Dick Cepeks Rock Sliderz Custom rear bumper ARB front winch bumper 12,000 lbs MM Winch