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    Advanced Member xlr8_87's Avatar
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    I'm back with a 2012 150 GX. Toorak Tractor

    Hey guys,

    Was on here years ago with a 90 Series Prado and have just spent 5 years in an 80 Series Turbo Diesel.

    I've jumped back on board with a 150 Series Prado GX.

    3.0L Turbo Diesel, Auto
    Ironman Bullbar, Scubs, Steps and underbody armour
    Ironman 14500lb winch
    Dual battery (is this factory?)
    Roof racks
    Lights


    Plan to add on rear bar with carriers, rooftop tent and awning, 2" lift, 32" all terrains, UHF, Stereo, Rear Drawers as well as a few odds and ends like gauges, seat covers, matts

    The old girl:




    New rig:






    Will be frequenting here from now on!

    -Rob
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    '93 HZJ80 - Turbo Intercooled, 35's, EFS 3" lift, Part-time 4WD, ARB Winch Bar, Winch, Raslarr Rear Bar, Raslarr Sliders/Scrub Bars **FOR SALE**
    '12 Prado GX - Turbo Diesel, Ironman barwork and winch

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    Junior Member Tonz's Avatar
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    Thew new rig sure looks sweet with Quite a few years ahead of her ....

    Of course you are from melbourne but did you up grade with a trip in mind, maybe something something amazing.
    Last edited by Tonz; 28-09-2017 at 06:56 PM.

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    Ive got the same car but 2013 i have been looking at the doninson 2 inch lift what are you planning to fit thoughts? Your 150 looks great

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    Welcome back. Nice tidy looking rig. Dual batteries are not standard and for new suspension check out the multiple posts on the ironman group buy setup Whitey has almost finished (can you see the end yet Whitey?). I have it installed on my 2014 GXL diesel and it is superb.

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    Jarrodjess - haven't looked into kits yet. Had Ironman in the 90 Series and that was ok, sagged pretty quickly though. Had EFS in the 80 series and that was great. Will look into all of the options when the time comes!

    bazzang - my last experience with Ironman wasn't great (sagged quickly and they weren't interested in replacing under warranty, their solution was to offer me coil spacers). I will look into them again though as that was over 5 years ago and everyone seems to be happy with the group buy gear


    As for other stuff, I've got myself a couple of little bits from Solidkit to fit - a dual usb port and dual battery monitor which looked pretty neat
    http://www.solidkit.com.au/product/p...it-volt-meter/
    http://www.solidkit.com.au/product/h...-on-and-lc200/

    Also got some Wetseat covers and floormats on the way.

    And next major item will be wheels and tyres, most likely FJ rims or similar with 275/70/17s on them
    <Rob>
    '93 HZJ80 - Turbo Intercooled, 35's, EFS 3" lift, Part-time 4WD, ARB Winch Bar, Winch, Raslarr Rear Bar, Raslarr Sliders/Scrub Bars **FOR SALE**
    '12 Prado GX - Turbo Diesel, Ironman barwork and winch

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    Mate I'm sorry to tell you that that SolidKit Dual volt meter, which is a quality bit of gear,
    will turn you OCD...

    Just try to not constantly look at what your voltages are doing... I dare you!

    IMG_7669.jpg
    Cheers
    Micheal.

    2008 GXL D4D Auto. GOING... GOING... GONE
    2015 GXL 1GD Auto. And it begins again...

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    Brief progress update - been too busy lately to do much.

    I've started building my rear drawers - only got the carcass in so won't worry about pictures yet. Got a christmas deadline so better get a move on!

    Also got myself some Rockford Fosgate 6x9's for the front but after pulling apart the door and dummy mounting them, figured out it was going to be too much of a pain in the arse making up custom spacers so that they don't bottom out on the window. So will be transferring them into my Camaro and have just ordered a pair of these Focal's designed specifically for Toyotas. They seem to have good reviews so will be interested to see how they sound! Next will be replacing what I presume is 4" speakers in the dash as they're rubbish too. Probably won't worry about the rear speakers (will probably just disconnect them!)

    Here are the focals if anyone is interested, hoping they get delivered and installed by the weekend so will update here with results

    https://www.focal.com/en/car-audio/c...toyotar/690toy
    <Rob>
    '93 HZJ80 - Turbo Intercooled, 35's, EFS 3" lift, Part-time 4WD, ARB Winch Bar, Winch, Raslarr Rear Bar, Raslarr Sliders/Scrub Bars **FOR SALE**
    '12 Prado GX - Turbo Diesel, Ironman barwork and winch

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    120D4D, if you put an On/Off switch on the Neg wire coming from the dual voltmeters you will be able to switch them off, I have both the dual voltmeters and double USBs switched off when not using them otherwise it's Christmas tree lights all the time.

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    Getting a service tomorrow.
    Picked up a Waeco CF50 for the back.
    Also booked in at the auto elec to fit my dual battery monitor, dual usb charger and compressor next week.
    Heading over to Tassie over the Christmas break (only camping will be at Falls Festival), so I need it set up before then!
    Will be transferring the awning and roof top tent from my cruiser this weekend
    <Rob>
    '93 HZJ80 - Turbo Intercooled, 35's, EFS 3" lift, Part-time 4WD, ARB Winch Bar, Winch, Raslarr Rear Bar, Raslarr Sliders/Scrub Bars **FOR SALE**
    '12 Prado GX - Turbo Diesel, Ironman barwork and winch

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    Those focal speakers look good. How much are they and where did you get them?
    My14 Prado 150, ARB summit bar, Stedi LED fog lamps, ARB recovery point, Whitey custom valved Ironman Foam Cell Pro-dobinsons 2 inch lift, Dual batteries, ARB alu cage rack, Stedi 42 inch light bar, Kings 9 inch spotties, Kings awning, GME UHF, Kaon cargo barrier, custom false floor, Engel 40ltr fridge, Stedi LED headlight/parker conversion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juz View Post
    Those focal speakers look good. How much are they and where did you get them?
    I got them for $295 delivered off eBay - link here. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/FOCAL-IC...QAAOSw0IJZvQEd

    They've arrived so pending time will be fitting them this weekend and will report back here!
    I think there's 4" speakers in the dash which are pretty crappy too so I'll be looking at either disconnecting them or replacing them depending on how the Focals go.
    <Rob>
    '93 HZJ80 - Turbo Intercooled, 35's, EFS 3" lift, Part-time 4WD, ARB Winch Bar, Winch, Raslarr Rear Bar, Raslarr Sliders/Scrub Bars **FOR SALE**
    '12 Prado GX - Turbo Diesel, Ironman barwork and winch

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