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There are many of us here with SUVs. SUVs and Miatas go together like ham and cheese.

Discuss SUVs, show off your SUVs, show us your pictures of your SUVs flexing out on mall parking lot curbs.
 

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Here is mine:

2013 Ford Expedition EL Limited 4x4











Video of it in action at Uwharrie:


 

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1994 Land Cruiser. This thing is boss. 4.5 liters of inline DOHC 6 cylinder madness, with a diesel bus transmission behind it. Seen here at Bonneville, picked it up last month in Norcal, about 3-4 miles away from where i bought the next one to be shown. Stock for now, will be lightly modded pavement pounder mallcrawler with overland looks.
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1998 Mitsubishi Montero Winter Package. What's a Winter Package? Gets you heated seats, headlight washers, some horribly ugly wood trim, and an onboard air compressor for the air locker rear end. 9.5" of rear end insanity, 9.0" of front diff insanity with 110mm CV axles. Currently wearing 15x8.5 -50 offset Enkei EK32s wrapped in 35x12.50r15 Cooper STT Pros, 2" 4Crawler body lift, some ebay snorkel, and a bangin' stereo.

Seen here at Bonneville.
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Seen here being big.
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Recently sold our 2003 Montero 20th Anniversary Edition. Awesome rig, but decided we wanted to get into an appreciating asset (the FZJ80) and something not black. This had an Old Man Emu HD lift and 235/85r16 E rated Duratracs. Stupid capable, stupid comfy, gorgeous, and generally a way more perfect SUV than you'd ever think could come from Mitsubishi.

Seen here in the Socal desert a few hours after purchase.
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You fly to the left coast and drive home a lot...

I had a 98 Cherokee. Still miss that thing like crazy. It was all stock and lots of fun running around forest service roads.

I don't own an SUV but the guy that sleeps upstairs has a 2018 4Runner TRD PRO. It's quite comfy and capable enough. I'll snap some pics next time we go play.

It may be time to get something capable of having decent fun offroad and pulling a Miata in a pinch... but I spent that money on another Miata...
 

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Ben, I had no idea you joined the club! Forgot my password to the group chat, so I gotta figure that out.

1996 Lexus LX 450. Got it a little over a year ago as a winter beater, and liked it so much I couldnt get rid of it. Because who needs gas mileage.

 

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Ben, I had no idea you joined the club! Forgot my password to the group chat, so I gotta figure that out.

1996 Lexus LX 450. Got it a little over a year ago as a winter beater, and liked it so much I couldnt get rid of it. Because who needs gas mileage.


BAE!!!

FZJ80 loooooooove.

And yep! Got one for Crystal to drive after we sent the black Monty on its way.

Getting some 33s soon (needs tires) and a Dobinsons 2.5" lift in Spring. :) Then stereo time.
 

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Bump. This thread has potential to be a

 

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Black Montero: 14 city 20 highway
Green Montero: 13 city 17 highway (will improve when regeared)
White Land Cruiser: 11 city 16 highway. (lost cause)
 

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Damn. I feel good with as big of a truck and the 5.4 with my mileage then. Got a 2.5" lift and 32s on it.
 

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Well... The Cruiser weighs 6000lbs, has a bus transmission, and a huge old school motor. Black monty had 32s and that 20mpg was at 80mph.

Green Monty has 35s and a 2" body lift. The questionable weak-from-factory motor isn't happy without a regear. It was better on 33s. Probably did 20mpg on stock tires haha.
 

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Yeah, thats what they have my EL weight at. I can run E85 but have yet to do so.
Bigger, more advanced motor, more efficient trans likely with more gears, smarter ecu, etc. Modern vehicles are amazing, really. :)
 

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Yeah. The Ecoboost in the 2016-2017s get 23 highway but still put out 365hp/420tq. The Ecoboost in the Raptor is even more amazing. If they had one in the showroom when I bought my EL, I would have bought that instead. 450hp/450tq with a 10-speed. Yes please.
 

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11MPG in the 4Runner. Hoping a new O2 sensor will improve that number a bit. 160 mile range on a tank kinda blows :lol:

I didn't know I liked Monteros until this thread...
 
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