m4ff3w UltraDork
7/15/13 10:39 a.m.

But a good man, none the less.

He convinced me to trade him my Montero for his Shelby Lancer.

Despite my allegiance to RWD, I said yes. The added MPG on my commute is a very welcome change.

I never thought I could be convinced to drive a Chrysler product or a FWD car again, much less at the same time! I must admit, it is maybe a little more fun than I thought it would be.

Need wideband and moar bewst?

Thanks Adam!

Ranger50 PowerDork
7/15/13 11:37 a.m.

Egads man.... Have you lost your mind?!?!?!

Congrats on the swap.

Vigo UltraDork
7/15/13 12:04 p.m.

I'll let him post about the broken turbo coolant hose as soon as he got to work today..

I need to find somewhere to go off-roading in this Montero.

m4ff3w UltraDork
7/15/13 12:52 p.m.

Might want to fix the front diff on the Montero before you go off road :P

Vigo UltraDork
7/15/13 12:56 p.m.

I messed around with it some yesterday. My routine is Neutral > 4h > Park > 4-Lock > Drive. It usually works. But going BACK to unlocked takes a few tries..

Anyway, i hear the Dodge is already fixed because Dodges are easy to fix..

m4ff3w UltraDork
7/15/13 1:01 p.m.

I prefer to call it a Shelby, I don't want to own a Dodge. :P

It is fixed, yes.

Brokeback Reader
7/15/13 1:02 p.m.

Whats up with the front diff? I just bought a 97 montero so this is relevant to my interests

Sounds like an interesting swap, you both get new problems to diagnose!

m4ff3w UltraDork
7/15/13 1:07 p.m.

The central axle disconnect doesn't fully engage, causing crunchy noises when in 4x4 when the center diff is open.

Brokeback Reader
7/15/13 1:20 p.m.

Ouch. I hate that sound. find some new friends on 4x4wire, i've gotten some help on there recently.

Vigo UltraDork
7/15/13 2:40 p.m.

Eh, i can make my own thread about Montero problems if they ever actually bother me.

Let's keep this thread focused on the TOTAL SUBVERSION AND DISTORTION OF ALL THAT IS RIGHT in m4ff3w's world regarding his 'fwd shelby'.

ValuePack SuperDork
7/16/13 4:40 a.m.

Shelby Lancer?! So where the berk are the pics?!

neon4891 UltimaDork
7/16/13 9:41 p.m.

FWD ChryCo's.

It has been 6 weeks since I traded in my R/T, I'm already getting an itch. I don't dare let my wife know

Have some fun with it.

sethmeister4 HalfDork
7/17/13 9:03 a.m.
ValuePack wrote: Shelby Lancer?! So where the berk are the pics?!

^This! PICS of both projects!

moparman76_69 Dork
7/17/13 9:10 a.m.

I'd make that trade any day.

pinchvalve UltimaDork
7/17/13 9:34 a.m.

I hope there were no carpet knives involved in the swap. (I still have nightmares!)

m4ff3w UltraDork
7/18/13 2:31 p.m.

turboswede PowerDork
7/18/13 3:17 p.m.

I loved my 85 Lancer ES Turbo, if it had the Shelby additions it would have been just about perfect. Great trade!

Vigo UltraDork
7/19/13 12:17 a.m.

Yeah, i think it fit both our situations.. it's just another in a long line of turbo mopars for me, but i've never had a 'full size' SUV before.. my significant other said it 'suits me'. I dont know how long i'll keep it but i like trying new things vehicle-wise, especially when they are budget neutral.

moparman76_69 Dork
7/19/13 6:34 a.m.
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