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  • Hello I am Miko, I have lived in Alice Springs for nearly 11 years and this month my family and I are heading to the NSW coast to live.

    Model: GXL
    Year: 2018
    Colour: White
    Accessories: ARB UBP, Tinted Windows
    Wishlist: Pretty much everything

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    • hello Spammer
      150 GXL - ARB bar, Winch, 9" spots, rhino rack, 32" LED bar, Snorkel, 2" lift, AT's, Dual batts, UHF, 40L fridge, KAON cargo barrier - rear door table

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      • Hello PradoPoint guys and gals,

        My name is Michael and Ive recently purchased a 2019 gxl prado. I previously had an fj cruiser but due to a growing family, an upgrade was needed. Been lurking around in the background just gathering information and familiarising myself with the new vehicle.

        Model : GXL
        Year : 2019
        Accessories :
        - Snorkel fitted so far
        - diff breathers (Thanks to pp for a great write up)
        - Dobinsons IMS suspension (sitting in the garage waiting for some free time)
        - whiteline upper control arms (also sitting in the garage, dreading the fitment as the engine bay looks rather cramped)

        hope to meet some new people and hit some tracks with the nsw pp members.

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        • Hi All,

          My name's Matt, and I live in Adelaide. We bought a 2nd hand Prado almost 18 months ago but haven't done anything with it due to the arrival of our son. Have been checking out the site for a while now, and am amazed at the info available.

          Vehicle details as follows
          Model: GXL
          Year: 2010
          Colour: Graphite
          Accessories: Stock as a rock
          Wishlist: Bullbar, UHF, Driving lights, Snorkel (for starters)

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          • Hi all,

            I am glad to be back with access into the Forum again. I used to participate sort of regularly a few years ago, but I dropped away.
            Recently traded-in our reliable and well running series 90 GXL petrol for a new GXL 2.8 L diesel. So I have certainly have been following the posts, since May 2019 actually.
            Finally this evening, after a number of attempts to get contact back with Pradopoint, something came through. So thanks Web Master.

            The old Prado (year 1999) had just over 392,000km on the dial and I had it since 2002. Well serviced and minimal problems.
            From what I read in the Forum, it seems a new world with newer technology diesels and seemingly more complicated servicing.

            We needed a vehicle with greater than 2.5 tonne towing capacity, but could not afford a modern 200 series or needed their bulk.

            New vehicle (purchased July 2019) goes well so far. Of course uses less fuel than the old one. It gets very little work around the suburbs, mostly our runs are one to two trips a week between Brisbane and the Gold Coast. I must say that I have not been able to tell if and when any DPF burns have occurred.

            During a recent trip with our caravan to northern NSW, we had short excursion on to a beach where we helped snatch an Amarok that was bogged they towed a boat. New GXL handled the sand well. Of course.

            2019 Prado GXL 2.8L Diesel
            2003 Jimny too

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            • Hey Prado community,
              I'm Shane from Melbourne, I purchased a SX 150 Shorty earlier this year and have been researching this site most of the year for certain things so I thought I would join and contribute.

              The Bio...
              Silver Prado 2013 150 SX 3.0 D4D
              Dobinson's snorkel
              Dobinson's 2inch lift
              Colour coded bullbar
              Bullbar mounted light bar
              LED fogs (very bright)
              Roo Systems winch with Factor 55 Prolink shackle
              GME CB radio
              Tunit chip
              Giant dual battery 105 A/H
              Projecta IDC25 DC-DC charger
              Redarc brake controller
              Rhino platform rack
              Kings awning 2m x 2.5m
              Titan rear draws with fridge slide (900mm) mounted with 4 x turnbuckles
              Waeco CF50 fridge
              Boab cargo net (couldnt find a suitable barrier)
              Factory alloys 17 inch with BFG KO's

              Wishlist
              Slight increase in tyre size to 265/70R17 from 265/65R17 BFG KM3 - sweet.
              Solar blanket

              Phew, that's a mouthful.
              Photo below.
              Happy to answer any questions.
              Cheers.
              Last edited by Mudrunner; 22-12-2019, 09:44 PM.

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                • Hi guys, thanks for letting me join again, I had a 120 Grande previously but last year upgraded to a 2014 Prado150 Kakadu. Really enjoying this 4WD.

                  My wish list consists of :
                  * Bullbar
                  * Roof rack
                  * Update the speakers and amp
                  * Head unit

                  Cheers
                  Dexter

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                  • Hey all.
                    My name is Steve and I've recently moved to Australia from the UK and live happily with my wife in Melbourne.
                    I owned Landrovers in the UK but decided that a Toyota Prado was the best (and only) choice for me here. In the UK I could only really drive off road on off road courses or public byways that don't really go anywhere. So it's great to own a vehicle and live in a country where I can use it for what it's meant for.
                    My car is a 2012 Prado GXL and was purchased with an ARB bulbar and BFG KO2 tyres. I've fitted spotlights, diff breathers, catch can and a Uniden uhf radio. The idea is to keep the build as cheap and as lightweight as possible whilst giving us everything we need for touring and overlanding.
                    So I'll be asking lots of questions that have probably been asked a hundred times before. I look forward to hearing from you guys.
                    Cheers
                    Steve
                    2012 Prado 150 GXL.
                    A work in progress.

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                    • Hi folks,

                      my name is Tim and am in Perth, originally from Ireland (Tramore) but been in Aus since 1994.

                      Current rig is an Isuzu MU-X but am currently in planning stage looking to buy a new Prado.

                      I did see a list of prices for different models online last week but buggered if I can find it again :-) Should have bookmarked it.

                      Anyhow, am caught between either a GXL or coughing the extra on a VX.

                      Cheers

                      Tim.

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                      • Thanks for adding me.

                        I'm from Perth .
                        2019 Prado 150. Upgraded from a 2010 Prado. Daily drive but also a tug for a 2.5T caravan.

                        GME Radio
                        Aluminium Bar
                        CarPlay set - Kenwood.
                        OL Lightbar

                        Looking for info on when tunes the centre and rear diff lock. Never used it in my last one . Not an extreme off roader but do play from time to time
                        .

                        Cheers

                        Bob

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                        • Hi All,
                          1st time Prado owner here and first time posting. This is such a great resource for all Prado owners, well done to those that set it up Click image for larger version

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                          Bought new in 2018 so 150 2.8 diesel.
                          White manual GX
                          K02' s
                          ARB summit
                          ARB side steps
                          pioneer flat roof rack
                          7" led spotties, forward facing light bar mounted to the roof rack, 4" working lights mounted to rear of roof rack.

                          In the middle of sorting out my second battery, battery box and associated cabling.

                          wish list:
                          winch
                          2" lift

                          trying not to get carried away .

                          Cheers, Kris

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                          • Bula from Fiji! I have an ex-government fleet model which has drivetrain options not seen in OZ.

                            Model: J150 TX (LJ150-GKMEE) Year: 2011
                            Colour: White
                            Drivetrain: Diesel 5L-E 3.0 4cyl non-turbo (70kw), 5 speed manual.
                            Accessories: Snorkel, Jump seats in trunk so its a 9 seater. Has tailgate mounted spare but only single fuel tank.
                            Wishlist: Better sound system, facelift to current model.

                            There are lots of difference between this one and what I see is as standard in the Aussie J150.user manual like no smart display, no reversing camera. Ask away if there are any questions.
                            Last edited by LJ150RGKMEE; 17-07-2020, 05:25 PM. Reason: I keep forgetting to add stuff.

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                            • Hi all

                              This is my Prado:

                              Model: 2008
                              Year: GXL Turbo Diesel
                              Colour: 3Q8 - Carmine Red Metallic
                              Accessories: Factory Bullbar, Dual Battery, Tow Bar & Roof Racks.
                              Fitted: King LED Driving Lights, 2" Lift Kit front and rear.

                              Wishlist: ARB Deluxe Bull Bar, Winch, Snorkel.

                              Cheers,
                              Toney

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                              • Hi all, long time Lurker here, now upgraded to a 150 and getting excited to build up my new toy!

                                A daily driver, a weekend warrior and towing the family van....the great outdoors, Perth WA.

                                Model: 150 GXL TD
                                Year: 2016
                                Colour: WHITE
                                Accessories: None yet completely stock
                                Wishlist: ARB BULL BAR, SPOTTIES, WINCH, RECOVERY POINTS, OME SUSPENSION UPGRADE, SNORKEL, DUAL BATTERY'S, UHF, TOW BAR, RED ARC ELEC BRAKES, ROOF PLATFORM, 270 AWNING, REAR WORK LIGHT, WEATHER SHIELDS, SEAT COVERS, ETC ETC ETC LOL.

                                Oh and how do I change my user name to Gary 150?

                                Cheers

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