2 days ago
Okay, I can finally say something about this. AccuTune Off-Road, the fine folks in Carson who custom-valve shocks for a whole ton of off-road racing teams and general off-road enthusiasts, actually agreed to test out an idea that Leo Volk Matus had, to see if it were possible to custom-valve Fox 2.0 shocks specifically for Gen2/2.5 Monteros (that's from 1992-2000) - to be able to offer them to customers as a simple drop in and go.
They needed a guinea pig. I've been that guinea pig.
I swapped out my old and tired Montero stock shocks and rear springs for OME HD rear springs and Fox 2.0 shocks specifically re-valved for our Monteros.
I had my 1998 Montero out at King of The Hammers this past week, really putting them to the test, as I ran all over to photograph the races. And guess what? They are FREAKING AWESOME! Truly. From highway driving to racing across the sand and up rocky trails, to booking at 55mph down washboard trails to get to Remote Pit 1, they performed flawlessly. Truly blown away.
I can't think the guys enough - Leo for introducing the guys at AccuTune to me, and to Mike and Ryan at AccuTune for just giving it a shot.
And now... they're willing to offer them up to everyone else. Email or call Mike at AccuTune Off-Road. Let him know you have a Gen2 Montero and you want the shocks. Pay for the shocks. Receive the shocks and install them. That's it. I hope you enjoy them half as much as I have been these past few weeks.