Status: New built
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One of my childhood friends had an original Pajero wheelie model. So it has a special place in my heart.
By coincidence I came across this XB Montero on xmas sale a couple of years ago. Nothing wrong with the way the Montero looks, I just craved the small tyre look of the Pajero.
It's a relatively simple conversion as documented by others on TC:
Remove CW-01 specific suspension items to lower it.
Use Grasshopper rear, lower suspension pivot points to mount the gearbox.
Add Grasshopper/Hornet front steering knuckles. You can reuse the stock steering tie rods if you mount the steering servo wisely.
Use the CVA suspension mounts included with the kit (at least they were on my XB) to mount Super Mini CVA (must use largest internal spacer) on the front and Mini CVAs on the rear. Front springs are for a TT-02 and rears are unknown Tamiyas. Both sets of springs are a little too hard even with the 3-hole damper pistons and soft damper oil. But I didn't have a set of softer chrome springs available during assembly.
Fit re-release Brat wheels and tyres.