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    Today i fitted up a TPMS to all 5 tyres with internal sensors, so far it's working well. Tomorrow i will set it up properly, simulate a flat etc and get the alarms setup.
    Last edited by LowRange; 23-07-2019, 07:05 PM.
    2007 120 GXL D4D 6sp Man - My Rig https://www.pradopoint.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=24945&d=1487341201

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    • This arvo i installed a set of Kaon bash plates, they are really well made with recessed bolts and fitted up no issues.
      2007 120 GXL D4D 6sp Man - My Rig https://www.pradopoint.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=24945&d=1487341201

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      • Finally bought a 120! Well on Sunday to be exact.

        Got lucky and found a mint GXL with leather and 151k kms at a steal price.
        haven't done much other than take the back seats out and trying to wax out the lightly oxidized paint.

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        • Originally posted by Mattery View Post
          Finally bought a 120! Well on Sunday to be exact.

          Got lucky and found a mint GXL with leather and 151k kms at a steal price.
          haven't done much other than take the back seats out and trying to wax out the lightly oxidized paint.
          Nice, you are going to love it. But removing the back seats is a gateway drug in to fridges, dual batteries, lift kits, winches, bash plates etc. Dont say i didn't warn you.

          2007 120 GXL D4D 6sp Man - My Rig https://www.pradopoint.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=24945&d=1487341201

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          • Originally posted by LowRange View Post

            Nice, you are going to love it. But removing the back seats is a gateway drug in to fridges, dual batteries, lift kits, winches, bash plates etc. Dont say i didn't warn you.
            Never mind the list when you remove the second row as well

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            • Originally posted by LowRange View Post

              Nice, you are going to love it. But removing the back seats is a gateway drug in to fridges, dual batteries, lift kits, winches, bash plates etc. Dont say i didn't warn you.
              Haha I come from a background of fiddling with rice burners (mainly turbo Toyotas) and I have a shocking history of ripping things out for weight reduction.... But the ravages of time have tamed me (wife/kids). Camping and road trips here we come.

              Don't have too many grand plans just yet but probably:

              The paint is good but needs some wax... slight clear cote fade in parts but no peeling

              Need to fix the bit of plastic trim over the drivers side step (I think I'll have to take the step off to get to the clips?)

              I'm a sucker for a nice sound system: Bluetooth head unit, 5 channel amp under the drivers seat, 6x9 splits front, 6" 2 way rear and hopefully a 12" sub mounted in the boot, although I don't want to hack into the trim too much... Might have to make do with a small sub box then at least I can remove if needed.

              Bull bar, because I have some Great Whites from my old work ute that need something to bolt on to. I'm thinking xrox but they are a bit P plate Rockingham hilux chic.. But they are cheaper than ARB etc, and lighter which I like. Not too fussed about brute strength I don't plan on hopping over rocks any time soon.

              2" Lift kit... Good brands anyone?

              Awning

              Maybe UHF, I like the idea of a DIN mount so it's under the head unit.

              Down the track maybe dual batteries, fridge etc if I think it will get some use. Never really understood the point of mega heavy drawers in the back but each to their own.

              Mechanical stuff I don't think there's much to do other than general maintenance. Might add a tranny cooler and swap the tranny fluid but at 150kms it is probably still good? Anyone selling a TRD supercharger kit? Do 2JZs fit in?? OK back to reality....


              Sorry to bore you all this list was mainly for my benefit!








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              • I recently suffered the dreaded 1/4 of a tank of diesel left and a car that wont go no more (120 D4D)

                Quick background...main tank empty...sub tank half full of diesel and car stops

                In short u can either replace the in tank fuel pump/ jet pump for around the 300/400 mark and hope this solves yr issue......to solve it 100%, u should replace the whole fuel assembly inside the main tank circa 1400-1500............but we didnt, another spastic design fault by the knobs at toyota= fail.

                Reinstalled another jet pump, run an additional breather fuel pipe into sub tank and T piece connection into main tank breather line........installed an external fuel pump which draws fuel from sub to main tank if it shits itself again, with in cabin switch plus relay....essentially went back to old school manual setup

                What a &*nt of a job

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                • Originally posted by Pradopolous View Post
                  I recently suffered the dreaded 1/4 of a tank of diesel left and a car that wont go no more (120 D4D)

                  Quick background...main tank empty...sub tank half full of diesel and car stops

                  In short u can either replace the in tank fuel pump/ jet pump for around the 300/400 mark and hope this solves yr issue......to solve it 100%, u should replace the whole fuel assembly inside the main tank circa 1400-1500............but we didnt, another spastic design fault by the knobs at toyota= fail.

                  Reinstalled another jet pump, run an additional breather fuel pipe into sub tank and T piece connection into main tank breather line........installed an external fuel pump which draws fuel from sub to main tank if it shits itself again, with in cabin switch plus relay....essentially went back to old school manual setup

                  What a &*nt of a job
                  I just posted this too https://www.pradopoint.com.au/forum/...uel-starvation
                  Last edited by adrian5800; 01-08-2019, 03:44 PM.
                  Silver '04 KZJ120~Manual~GXL~Dobinson/Kings lift~Custom valved Ironmans~Detroit Locker~Endless Air~X9 Superwinch~Madman EMS1~TJM Dual Battery~Rhino Roof Tray~120W solar panel~Foxwing awning~Bushskinz UVP~Long Ranger water tank~Bushman fridge~Steinbauer P-Box~Beaudesert 2 3/4"~Airtec Snorkel~TJM Sliders~Prico Boost Gauge~BFG-KO2s~TPMS~GME TX3420~Front and Rear Cameras~Ultimate Camper hanging off the back!

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                  • Fixed the bent sides and rollers on my 4wdsupercentre drawers.
                    The mushroom head bolts that support the bearings that the drawer runs on are bending the steel sides. The sides are pretty thin galv sheet and not very strong. it also isn't stiff enough to keep the outer frame square so the drawer doesn't run square.

                    Well still waiting for email reply from 4wd supercentre Re warranty on single drawer. Tried ringing but that was futile.
                    So decided to fix them rather than wait.
                    The sides of the drawers is thin sheet and the weight of drawers made the bearing support bolts bend the sides in so drawer would jam.
                    also even though they fitted 2 bearings only 1 just made contact.
                    made up some fish plates to fit on outside of the frame and then replaced the bearing bolts with longer ones and added washers to move bearings in so both would take weight.
                    also fitted a polyurethane block on inside of frame to run along the drawer length, this stops the frame going out of square.

                    Last pic shows the fold up work bench over top of drawer.Made from Dotmar Poly "ply"

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                    • Yesterday I installed a 2 inch suspension lift in the front only of my 05 Grande. Already have the rear raised through the relocating of the airbag sensor in the rear.

                      Have seen the previous clearance go from 140mm in the front to over 200mm in the front from a 2 inch lift. This can be explained due to the drooping of the previous springs and shocks which had been on the car for 14 years and done 200k.

                      Preassembled front struts made it a DIY job in which took me the better half of 6 hours to complete due to lack of experience and a few minor hiccups.

                      Overall, well worth installing the lift myself. Great feeling of accomplishment.

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                      • Changed the interior bulbs over to LEDs.

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                        • Originally posted by Mattery View Post
                          Finally bought a 120! Well on Sunday to be exact.

                          Got lucky and found a mint GXL with leather and 151k kms at a steal price.
                          haven't done much other than take the back seats out and trying to wax out the lightly oxidized paint.
                          mind if I ask what sort of $$ you paid?

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                          • Originally posted by LowRange View Post
                            Slow day in the shed. Fitted a dual 2amp USB in one of the switch blanks, and an rj45 in another for the UHF microphone. Also mounted the main body of the radio properly under the front seat, radio is an Icom IC-2800h 2m/70cm.
                            Was this tricky to do? Ive been searching online for some step by steps with no luck...

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