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  • Welcome to the new PP!
    My 150 build - http://www.pradopoint.com/showthread.php?27423-A-Random-approach-to-a-Bluestorm-150-GXL-D4D-automatic

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    • HI All,
      Ant here.

      Got my new Prado 2 weeks ago. She's an '18 build.
      I've come out of a Subaru Forester XT. Nice car, but I'm wrapped with the Prado.

      Model: Prado 150 VX
      Year: 2018
      Colour: Graphite
      Accessories: Internal TPMS (ARB) & .....Floor Mats
      Wishlist: TBC

      I swapped out the tyres for some Michelin Force LTX. Had some OEM Grand Trek's in the past and was not pleased.
      I quite like Michelin (also on my bike), but don't confuse the fact they have LT in the name, they are not an LT tyre, still a regular Passenger tyre. Nice and quiet, with a 'slightly' more aggressive tread pattern - so far very happy.

      Just ordered a rear door bag from Sarah's Canvas to fill in the space in the rear door.

      My goals are not rock hopping. Some tracks and trails around Sydney and the Blue Mountains, and I'd like to kick off my outback adventure with something like the Oodnadatta track. Good introduction I reckon.

      Hopefully I'll be able to contribute back to the group as I get stuck into things.

      Ant

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      • Originally posted by AntVDM View Post
        HI All,
        Ant here.

        Got my new Prado 2 weeks ago. She's an '18 build.
        I've come out of a Subaru Forester XT. Nice car, but I'm wrapped with the Prado.

        Ant
        Welcome to PP..

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        • Originally posted by Piggy View Post

          Welcome to PP..
          Thanks Piggy

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          • G'day guys!, name is Marco from Western Australia.

            Got my brand spanking new 2018 Toyota Prado GXL and now I'm broke after putting all my savings for deposit.
            Model: GXL Turbo Diesel
            Year: 2018
            Colour: Graphite
            Accessories: None at the moment
            Wishlist: To many to mention but it's on the list this year.

            How have you set your Prado up? - Touring and Light to Medium off road.



            Marco

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            • Welcome Marco... congratz on the purchase.
              Be sure to have a browse through the "My Rig Build-up" section of the forum. My build is about to begin too...

              Originally posted by hanky_spanky View Post
              G'day guys!, name is Marco from Western Australia.

              Got my brand spanking new 2018 Toyota Prado GXL and now I'm broke after putting all my savings for deposit.
              Model: GXL Turbo Diesel
              Year: 2018
              Colour: Graphite
              Accessories: None at the moment
              Wishlist: To many to mention but it's on the list this year.

              How have you set your Prado up? - Touring and Light to Medium off road.



              Marco
              Cheers, Leon
              There's no such thing as a wrong turn... it's just the scenic route!
              1998 VX Grande 95... gone, 2008 GXL 120... almost gone... 2017 GXL 150... blank canvas
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              • HI there new member in New Zealand

                I've had the truck two years now and love it. it's done 285,000 km and does not rattle or squeak. I'm only the second owner!

                2003 Prado 120 SWB D4D in white

                A few small mods already
                Ironman lift and shocks
                Airman airbags in rear for towing
                Ironman Diff breathers
                Safari snorkel
                Ironman underbody protection
                turbo timer

                265/65/R17's on aftermarket mags

                Only issues I've had were the injectors; replaced them a couple of months ago. They were shot, one seal had gone and I was getting blowback in the oil, so quite carboned up. Cost an arm and leg to replace them and get it all de-carboned, but reckon she is good for another 200,000 Km now.

                I tried a spider aftermarket piggyback ECU, but it was pretty crap. Definitely gave more power, but huge over fuelling issue. Have gone back to standard. I might do the exhaust at some stage, as it is my tow vehicle and comers a covered tandem car trailer every month.

                I have been a lurker for a while and got a lot of good info from your members; so thanks!

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                • Hi everyone, Ivan from the Pilbara

                  just purchased the following
                  2007 GX Prado D4D with extra fruit including full flare kit, aftermarket cruise control and the 6 speed box.
                  i previously had a 2002 HDJ100 and am still a member of Lcool.
                  had a bit of a rain snap for a year and purchased a D22 Nissan, but Iím back on the right court now.

                  thanks

                  ivan

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                  • Second series GX came with the flares but steel wheels. I had one, they are a good beast. Welcome to PP.
                    My 150 build - http://www.pradopoint.com/showthread.php?27423-A-Random-approach-to-a-Bluestorm-150-GXL-D4D-automatic

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                      Originally posted by mjrandom View Post
                      Second series GX came with the flares but steel wheels. I had one, they are a good beast. Welcome to PP.
                      Yep thatís the one, steel wheels.
                      Last edited by GX-D4D; 04-06-2018, 07:06 PM. Reason: Add photo

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                      • If I recall correctly Toyota made a GX Limited in 2006 with the flares and wider steel wheels and some GXL bits and then when the D4D was released this was the norm. Various option packs brought it to GXL spec less a couple of things.
                        My 150 build - http://www.pradopoint.com/showthread.php?27423-A-Random-approach-to-a-Bluestorm-150-GXL-D4D-automatic

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                        • Originally posted by mjrandom View Post
                          If I recall correctly Toyota made a GX Limited in 2006 with the flares and wider steel wheels and some GXL bits and then when the D4D was released this was the norm. Various option packs brought it to GXL spec less a couple of things.
                          Yes I think youíre right as it basically has everything except cruise control and the previous owner has fitted a good quality aftermarket system.

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                          • Model: Hilux
                            Year: 1998
                            Colour: White originally, light shade of red now
                            Accessories: 2Ē lift, bull/tow bars, spotties
                            Wishlist: 120 Series Prado

                            I am in the market, just need to decide on v6 or 1KZ. We are going to be towing a 2T caravan around Aust for the next 2 years with the kids, to see what there is to see.

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                            • Hi All,

                              Been lurking here quietly for a couple of years.

                              Earlier this year I picked up a 2013 GXL V6. (after 15 years previously in various Patrols MQ,GQ,GU1,GU4)
                              She was stock as a rock when I bought her except for ARB Deluxe Bull Bar, and BFG KO2s in std 265/65 size.

                              Planned mods list was/is fairly small (as no longer need/want the locked,lifted,Simex'd Patrols I used to have)
                              - Electric brake controller (Redarc Tow Pro Elite - already fitted)
                              - Spotties (Lightforce 240s - already fitted)
                              - 2" Susp kit & airbags (already sourced from John Zordo, I will be fitting them next week)
                              - air compressor (Prob ARB CKMA12 - mounted underbonnet)
                              - Swapping the 265/65 KO2s for same in 265/70.
                              - UHF (still deciding on which)

                              Russ

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                              • Ahoy all,
                                newbie here:

                                Model: Prado 150 GXL
                                Year: 2018
                                Colour: Graphite
                                Accessories:
                                Internal:- TPMS (Cheepie from Ebay), Scangauge II, OEM Floor Mats, OEM Seat Covers, IR Temp Meter
                                External:- OEM Towbar, Lovells GVM Upgrade, Rhino roof rack, ARB Twin Compressor
                                Wishlist: Techstream, Bullbar, Spotlights, UHF, Aux battery etc, rear drawers, winch, recoverypoints. dashmat etc.........

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