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  • #31
    Looks fantastic mate. Heading over to Coorong NP this Jan for a week camping with the family. Might have to stop and check out Cannunda on the way.
    Prado 150 with lots of stuff on it

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    • #32
      Looking good.
      My 150 build - http://www.pradopoint.com/showthread.php?27423-A-Random-approach-to-a-Bluestorm-150-GXL-D4D-automatic

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      • #33
        Originally posted by juz View Post
        Looks fantastic mate. Heading over to Coorong NP this Jan for a week camping with the family. Might have to stop and check out Cannunda on the way.
        Definitely recommended. You'd need a full day to see all the park, but most of the good stuff is in the first half (start at Southend and come out at the road that heads towards Milicent). Robe information centre has maps.

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        • #34
          ARB OME 30mm lift went in today. I went for the 30mm lift and not the 50mm so it will fit in my garage.

          My cousin's a mechanic so we used his workshop and he talked me through the install. I figure it's worth learning in case I need to replace a shock in the bush one day. I'll keep the old ones as spares.

          The front had sagged to 730 with the weight of the bar/battery/winch, so 20mm below stock. The back was at 780.

          After the upgrade the front is sitting at 780 and the back at 820, so it's a 30mm lift in front (50 if you count the sag I had) and 40mm in the back.

          I'm really happy with the ride, it's 100% better than the stock setup.

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          • #35
            Part numbers for the lift in case anyone is interested are:

            2869 front springs
            2895E rear springs
            90010 front shocks
            90080 rear shocks

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            • #36
              looking so much better with the lift.

              How did you end up mounting your fridge?
              Prado 150 with lots of stuff on it

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              • #37
                Originally posted by juz View Post
                looking so much better with the lift.

                How did you end up mounting your fridge?
                Yeah it looked like I'd lowered it before the lift!

                I use the 3rd row of seats often so I don't have the fridge mounted permanently. I have a steel framed shelf that slides into the back and ties to the tie down points. The fridge sits under that. The shelf slides out and converts to a cooking table when we're set up. I'll take some photos next time I have it out.

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                • #38
                  It's been a while since I've done anything to the prado, it's setup pretty well for my needs these days. There's a few things planned for a Simpson desert crossing this July though.

                  First was a fire extinguisher. I found an aerosol one that fits nicely in the door and doesn't require mounting permanently. It's smaller than the ones people usually mount next to the seat, but it'll be enough for this trip.



                  I'll also be picking up a canvas spare wheel bag for carrying rubbish and a couple of poly jerry cans to strap to the roof.

                  Last thing is to fix an annoying knock in the steering column - check out the video link to have a listen. I've been putting it off because the upper intermediate shaft where I think it's coming from is ~$400 to replace, but I don't fancy having it break half way across the Simpson, so it's time to bite the bullet and hope it fixes it.
                   

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                  • #39
                    Thanks for your build thread malloc -- some useful tips there. I just installed my Rhino Rack Pioneer Shovel holder in a similar fashion to you.

                    With a name like malloc, you wouldn't happen to be a fellow software developer?

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Grinbot View Post
                      With a name like malloc, you wouldn't happen to be a fellow software developer?
                      Sure am! I don't write much C/C++ these days though, mostly architecture work and Javascript/Java when I do find time to code. Nice to see another dev on here

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