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  1. #2413
    Out of control poster! mjrandom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Welcome everyone.
    Bluestorm mafia and maybe one or two other vices.
    My 150:

  2. #2414
    Quote Originally Posted by Steve M View Post
    Good for another 300 thou
    Here's hoping lol.
    For the price, if I get a couple of years bush bashing out of it, I'll be happy

  3. #2415
    Hi all
    I'll be picking up my first prado between now and the weekend, only heard good things about them so looking forward to it.
    2007 Toyota Landcruiser Prado GXL Manual Turbo Diesel, Black and all stock


  4. #2416
    Welcome yogi. Have a good read regarding 120 injectors, that will be the thing that will let you down IF you don't keep an eye on your oil changes and oil pickup. Lots of very good info on this forum.
    1997 petrol auto, 430 000km. Still going strong.
    2004 petrol auto, 233 000km. Cracked dash and no help from Toyota!

  5. #2417
    Thanks, engine was changed 60k ago with a new one (seen the recite from Toyota) and injector seats changed too, will look into it more too though.

  6. #2418
    Afternoon folks,

    Been reading PP on and off for a few years, finally decided to jump on board and say something as I'm researching some new suspension and a few other minor fixes (including side panel rattles - new clips on their way thank to advice from this site!)

    2006 GXL Diesel Auto, 185k kms. Extra rattles installed after crossing the Gibb.

  7. #2419
    Richard Baak - Based in Johannesburg, South Africa

    Vehicle details
    2006 LC Prado 120 4L V6 Black

    Vehicle Specs
    Pretty much stock, have added a front runner roof rack and awning

    Experience Trips etc
    No experience myself (other than being in the passenger seat), hopefully with the Prado will start venturing out at getting some good experience

    What do you wish to gain from the forum?
    Experience by learning from the experienced. Getting really good advice on the Prado 120

    What are your fields of expertise
    Anything to do with Payroll including Payroll Tax, Payroll and HRIS systems, Payroll Accounting

    Other Interests
    Outdoors in General, Fishing, Hiking, Sports (Cricket, Hockey, Formula 1, Rugby), Reading (trying to get through the Wilbur Smith Collection, but he writes faster than I read)

    Previous 4x4's
    None myself, however my father had a LR Discovery and then a LC105 GX 4500EFI

  8. #2420
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Suriname, South America (north of Brazil).

    New PradoPoint member from Suriname, South America

    Great website and great community that helped me pull the trigger on expanding my off-road hobby to modding my car. Greetings to you all from Suriname, the country north of Brazil and in between French Guiana and Guyana. A great country as a base for off road adventures in the Amazon rainforest, Amazonian savannahs and beyond. Our country has a lively offroad community and various challenging offroad rallies through the forests and savannahs.

    After having driven a very offroad capable 1998 Prado RZ (Japan import) 3.4l V6 short wheel base, here is the car that I wish to convert to an Amazon Racer and long distance offroad tourer (

    Model: Prado 4.0L V6 TX limited (Japan import)
    Year: 2006
    Colour: Pearl white
    Accessories: High flow muffler and cat installed in Japan. Mickey Thompson ATZ P3 265/70R17 on FJ Cruiser TRD PRO rims (17x7.0 with ET04 offset) from the US.
    Wishlist: Dual battery setup, roof rack and roof tent, 1.5 - 2.0 inch lift and suspension upgrade; Snorkel; Side bars, (aluminum/custom) bull bar, underside protection.

    Just started my build threat on the basis of this weekend's mods to increase the front wheel well clearance after rubbing issues when installing the wider new rims. Have a look in case this is an issue you are interested in:

  9. #2421
    Model: Prado 3.4L V6, bought at 230,000km, now at 256,000km (with a bloody expensive service at 250,000km, replaced and rebuilt quite a bit, she feels all lovely and new now!)

    Year: 1997
    Colour: Black
    Accessories: Bull Bar, Roof Rack
    Wishlist: Just about everything in the ARB/OME/TJM catalogues!

    Discovered this website when I was shopping around for a car as a long overdue replacement to the poo brown Mazda 626 I used to get around in. The community here at PP seem great! (I've been lurking a while now). There's a lot of builds and trip reports here that have had me really inspired to get off the bitumen.

    Mine is pretty much stock at the moment. Just fitted some OCAM Roof Racks tonight, and the bullbar went on about a month ago. Real proud so far as I've done it myself. I'm intending to build a set of rear drawers this weekend after a couple of weeks of drawing designs, building a cardboard model (seriously), and trawling PP for relevant threads. I'll be installing a water tank/12v water pump in a similar way to the Drifta drawers are designed. Really looking forward to getting these built and then heading out with them!

    Looking forward to posting here more now I've finally worked up the courage to introduce myself! Cheers guys/gals!


  10. #2422
    Welcome and beware.........pp is more addictive than most other things!
    1997 petrol auto, 430 000km. Still going strong.
    2004 petrol auto, 233 000km. Cracked dash and no help from Toyota!

  11. #2423

    Newbie, saying "hello"

    Have regularly looked at the site, but never took the plunge before to join! Not being mechanical, I didn't think I would be able to contribute much.
    But here I am. I live on the far south coast. I have owned a 3l turbo diesel year 2000 (265 000 km), since new. It's getting on now, and I have just upgraded to old man emu shockers. Mainly use the prado for towing whatever boat I happen to own at the time (fishing, diving, etc).
    Fuel economy seems to have really deteriorated, recently, and so has the power. Taking it to a dyno tune centre next week - hopefully they can diagnose any issues.
    Looking forward to engaging on the site.

  12. #2424
    Hi everyone,

    I've been checking out the site on and off for a while now, so thought that I better join. I have a 2013 GXL diesel, stock standard, I've had it since new and cannot recommend then enough. Apart from being my daily use car, I use it to tow a pop top offroad van, and previously a camper trailer.

    I'm currently fitting a second battery to run the engel in the back of the car.

    Paul (Mirage)

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