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  • Introductions

    To get things rolling along I thought some simple introductions may be a good idea.

    Something like:


    This is my Prado:

    Model: 2005
    Year: GXL Turbo Diesel
    Colour: Dark Grey
    Accessories: Dual Battery, Tow Bar, Roof Racks, 40L EvaKool ED40
    Wishlist: ARB Deluxe Bull Bar, Winch, Snorkel, OME Suspension, UHF Scanner/Transceiver

    How have you set your Prado up?

  • #2
    Re: Introductions

    Well its great to see a site like this just for Prado's....Congrats on setting this up.

    This is my Prado:

    Model: 2005
    Year: VX Turbo Diesel
    Colour: Silver Ash
    Accessories: 40L Waeco fridge, Dual Battery, Tow Bar, Tomtom GO 500 Satnav, Garmin Vista GPSr, Recovery hooks (still to be fitted).
    Wishlist: Heat exchanger, Bull Bar, Winch, Snorkel, UHF Transceiver
    2005 VX Turbo Diesel + a heap of add-ons.


    • #3
      Nice forum.

      Lots of information on the LCOOL mailing lists, but a web forum is much easier to use and keep track of messages. I hope the number of people using it grows fast. Might be worthwhile posting on all of the currently known Prado sites/sources.

      Anyhow, my vehicle.............

      Model: 95 series V6 petrol
      Year: 2000
      Colour: Grey/Blue
      Accessories: ARB front bar, OME 2" lift suspension, Safari snorkle, Rear air-locker, Rear storage drawers, Engel fridge, PDA & GPS, Cooper STT tyres, raised diff breathers, upgraded stero.
      Wishlist: Recaro driving seat or similar, The fuel economy of the turbo diesel off road, but with the power of my petrol.
      Ex 95 and 79 series owner, now FJ Cruiser owner.


      • #4
        That's a nice setup! I'll ask you about the OME suspension in the suspension forum.

        I'm in the process of posting to the resource sites I know of. If you are a member of any, please feel free to add a link back to here.

        Glad to have you on board.



        • #5
          Congrats again on what will no doubt become a valuable resource for all prado owners.

          I am for Engadine NSW and this is my Prado:

          Model: VX
          Year: 2002
          Colour: White
          Trans: AUTO

          Accessories: Dual Battery (Rear mounted AGM in rear storage system), Redarc Controller, Tow Bar,TJM alloy Roof Racks, 60L EvaKool, TJM Nudge Bar, Garmin Etrex, BFG 265/75R16 AT, Polyairs

          Wishlist: ARB Deluxe Bull Bar, Winch, 50mm lift, UHF Scanner/Transceiver

          Big Trips so far: 1 - Sydney to Innaminka via Inverell & return via Bourke.
          2 - Sydney - Longreach - Mt Isa - Threeways - Darwin - Kakadu - Kunnunurra - GRR - Broome - Katherine - Devils Marbles - Uluru - Coober Pedy - Pt Augusta - Sydney
          2002 VX


          • #6
            OK, here it goes...

            Model: Toyota Prado GXL V6 Auto
            Year: 2004
            Colour: Gold Shimmer


            Unichip -
            Front Recovery Points
            Toyota towbar
            Bushranger Max-Air Compressor
            Bushranger 8000lbs Recovery Snatch Strap
            ARB Tree Trank Protector
            Rhino Rack Heavy Duty Roof Racks (when needed)
            Swagman XP bike carrier (when needed)
            Navman 3450 GPS + IPAQ 3950
            OziExplorer & OziExplorer CE -
            Compaq Nx7010 Laptop
            2" Lift with Bilstien Shocks/Struts and Lovells springs
            Good Year Wrangler MTR tires LT265/75/R16 on 16" ROH Trak II silver Rims offroad and Grandretks on alloy 17" rims on road
            GME TX3400 UHF Radio + Antenna
            400W Inverter
            Waeco CF40 AC/DC Fridge
            Milford Cargo Barrier
            Dual Battery System, Piranha Battery tray, Redarc Controller & Excide Extreme Battery
            Shovel & Axe holder/Light pole holder/Combo Shovel -
            Safari Snorkel -
            Diff breafers extenders
            Max-Air Air Compressor Braket to fit the compressor under the bonnet -
            TrekTable -
            Tekonsha Prodigy brake controller

            Wish list (in no particular order):
            Bull Bar
            Electric Winch
            Rear Drawers System
            ARB Air lockers - front and Rear
            [color=blue][url=*Warning-Picture-Heavy!*&highlight=picture+heavy][b]My Prado Buildiup Since 2004[/b][/url][/color]
            [b]2004 120 GXL V6 4sp Auto D694 LTs and MTRs with Kevlar (best of both worlds )[/b]



            • #7
              Hi There

              Hi There,
              These web sites are great.

              My details are

              2005 Prado GXL Auto Petrol


              BFG AT 265x70x17
              Safari Snorkel
              OME Raised Suspension
              ARB steel bull bar
              Lightforce 240 Blitz
              ARB x2 Air compressors
              Air lockers front and rear
              Cargo Barrier
              Outback Drawers
              Outback roof console
              GME Tx4400 UHF radio
              Barrett HF Radio with auto tune antennae
              Jaram Roofrack
              Rotronics Dual Batteries
              Long Range GSM phone kit
              Magellan Platinum GPS
              40L Engel
              Heaps of recovery gear
              GXL, Petrol, 5Sp Auto, BFG ATs, OME Suspension, ARB Airlockers front and Rear, Barret 2050 HF radio and Autotune, GME 4400 UHF, Outback Drawers and cargo barrier, ARB colour coded steel bullbar and K&N steel rear step, roofrack, dual batteries, recovery gear, roof rack bag etc


              • #8
                Good to see something new

                Model:VX Petrol
                Year: 2004
                Colour: Silver
                Bull bar - Toyota
                UHF - GME TX3400
                Yokahama 265/65 R17's
                Driving lights - Cibie
                40 Ltr Engel

                Diff breathers
                17" Steel rims
                Dual battery's


                • #9
                  Nicely done Aaron.

                  This is me:

                  2005 GXL, V6, Silver
                  OME Suspension (approx 2.5 of lift)
                  ARB Deluxe bar
                  Warn 9500
                  IPF 900XSs
                  Safari snorkel
                  Toyota towbar
                  Cooper 265/70/17 ATRs
                  Cooper 235/85/16 STT's (from my other truck)
                  GME 3400 UHF
                  Garmin GPS

                  And a whole host of other bits and pieces.

                  Wish list:

                  A locker or two
                  A little bit more lift (doing home-work on that at the moment)
                  Sill protection/sliders



                  • #10
                    I have never joined a forum before, but this sounds great. people with the same interests and problems or challenges to talk about

                    model: tx deisel
                    year: 2000
                    colour white

                    bfg a/t 265/70/16
                    rancho 9000 adjustable shocks, tough dog front
                    arb saraha winch bar (air bag compatable)
                    arb tow bar
                    arb compressor
                    arb diff locks, front and rear
                    2nd fuel filter
                    duel batteries optima yellow top + aux fuse block
                    ipf driving lights, reversing light
                    warn 9.5 xp winch
                    recovery kit
                    toyota seat covers
                    home made stainless steel snorkel (painted white)
                    home made shelf at rear
                    uhf radio gme tx3200
                    hf radio barrett 950 + autotune antenna
                    gps magellan
                    55 litre bush boy fridge
                    anderson plug for trailer

                    this might be interesting for people towing
                    off road trailer approx 900kg
                    oztent with all the trimmings
                    hilux front springs + heavy shocks
                    bfg a/t 265/70/16 + spare
                    stone guard
                    optima yellow top battery + fuse block
                    lights - 2 ft flouro, gas
                    80L water tank + electric pump + electronic guage
                    2 gas bottles
                    3 jerry cans
                    tarp to cover trailer
                    stainless steel kitchen


                    • #11

                      Model: RV 2.7 petrol
                      Year: 98
                      Colour: white
                      factory flares,
                      speedy 16x7 grandes
                      BFG 265/75 16s
                      window tint
                      rola racks
                      hayman towbar
                      Uniden UHF
                      alloy bullbar
                      rally 4000s
                      cargo barrier
                      50mm raised kings
                      garmin 60c
                      240,000 trouble free ks

                      same thing, with diesel. although the 2.7 is a bit of a suprise package....
                      12L/100 on the highway!
                      In car computer is happening shortly with a 8" touchscreen mounted in the console infront of the gear shift.
                      snorkel would also be nice


                      • #12
                        Hello, I live in Santiago, Chile and just got a 97 Prado 2 weeks ago.

                        Model: 1997
                        Year: 3 door (short wheelbase) GX 2.7 gasoline (3RZFE)
                        Colour: Silver

                        Accessories: Warn 6000LB Factory installed, HIlift Jack, Yaesu VHF, Garmin Etrex Vista, Alpine 6 CD changer, Toyota factory towbar.

                        Wishlist: OME suspension, ARB rear locker, 265/75R16 Yokohama Geolandar MTs, Safari snorkel, Prado Factory in-dash computer

                        '97 RZJ90 GX 3RZ-FE 2.7


                        • #13
                          Welcome on board everyone,

                          Time for me to go and get a few accessories to keep up with you all

                          pcm_120 - is your bar colour coded? It looks like it is in the shot. It's a great looking rig.


                          • #14
                            Hi all,

                            My Prado:

                            Model: RV turbo diesel
                            Year: 2001
                            Colour: White

                            ARB bullbar
                            TJM roofrack
                            cargo barrier

                            New suspension coming soon
                            Dual battery system coming soon
                            UHF radio coming soon
                            2010 GX Turbo Diesel


                            • #15
                              G'day my name is Scott and I live in Rockhampton QLD

                              Details of my vehicle.
                              Model: GXL Prado
                              Year: 2003
                              Colour: Maroon
                              ARB deluxe bullbar
                              Magnum 9000 electric winch
                              Night Stalker spotties
                              TJM IBS Dual battery system
                              ARB under bonnet compressor
                              ERPS system
                              GME TX3400 UHF
                              Teconsha prodigy brake controller
                              Milford cargo barrier
                              60l ARB (Engel) fridge on slide
                              Custom made shelves to suit fridge in the rear of the vehicle
                              Hayman Reece tow bar
                              Anderson plug
                              Cooper ST 245/70/17 tyres
                              OME suspension

                              Prado tows a Kimberly Escape camper trailer

                              Diff Locks