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  • #31
    Originally posted by Duncan271 View Post
    Iím currently in the process of planning a trip across the Simpson Desert, will be doing it in the company of Tagalong Tours of Australia, figured safety in numbers for such an epic trip would be good..! Leaving Darwin 7Jul18, return home 27Jul18. Any tips for a novice?
    Just beware that Big RED will be closed to ALL Traffic from 7th July until 14th July, due to Big Red Bash Concert.
    Little Red will be open to all traffic as the detour.

    Stuart Trevena
    [COLOR="#FF0000"][B]2008 Prado GXL D4D 3.0L T/D 5 Speed Auto Colour: Dune with loads of Extras[/B][/COLOR][COLOR="#0000CD"] [B]and 2015 Tvan MK4 Murranji Offroad Camper[/B][/COLOR]

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    • #32
      Thanks for the heads up PradoGXL08, we meet up in Cunnamulla on the 13th of July, so Big Red should be open for business by the time we roll into Birdsville.
      04' 120 PRADO GXL 4ltr Petrol V6 4mm bushskinz steel bashplate 8Tonne recovery points Ironman 4x4 Snorkel 2” lift and other bits of fruit, ready for the next adventure

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      • #33
        Iím going to power up the Prado for this trip too, I already have a dual battery system installed under the bonnet, and am going to set up a second dc-dc unit in the cargo area for the 3rd battery.

        The first dc-dc is a Ctek D250S taking care of the Amaron start battery and the Exide 97Ah auxiliary battery.

        The second unit is a Redarc LFP1225 unit to take care of the lithium 100Ah battery that Iím yet to figure out where to position it.

        Iíll post some photos of the install.
        04' 120 PRADO GXL 4ltr Petrol V6 4mm bushskinz steel bashplate 8Tonne recovery points Ironman 4x4 Snorkel 2” lift and other bits of fruit, ready for the next adventure

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        • #34
          04' 120 PRADO GXL 4ltr Petrol V6 4mm bushskinz steel bashplate 8Tonne recovery points Ironman 4x4 Snorkel 2” lift and other bits of fruit, ready for the next adventure

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          • #35
            04' 120 PRADO GXL 4ltr Petrol V6 4mm bushskinz steel bashplate 8Tonne recovery points Ironman 4x4 Snorkel 2” lift and other bits of fruit, ready for the next adventure

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            • #36
              I think I have an exhaust leak..!?
              04' 120 PRADO GXL 4ltr Petrol V6 4mm bushskinz steel bashplate 8Tonne recovery points Ironman 4x4 Snorkel 2” lift and other bits of fruit, ready for the next adventure

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              • #37
                Originally posted by PradoGXL08 View Post

                Just beware that Big RED will be closed to ALL Traffic from 7th July until 14th July, due to Big Red Bash Concert.
                Little Red will be open to all traffic as the detour.
                You realise that you do not actually cross Big Red when crossing the Simpson? The track has not gone over it for at least 15 years I reckon. Therefore, the only restriction is that you cannot climb Big Red and there may be a detour around the area to the immediate west of Big Red where the concert is held.
                Michael and Kelly

                [SIZE=1]1999 Prado Snowy 3.4L petrol, Ultimate Suspension 50mm lift (2013)[/SIZE][SIZE=1], BFG A/T, bull bar, winch, Twine hot water shower, home made rear drawers, Shippshape car top tent, UHF radio, tablet GPS & Navman GPS (both running OziExplorer)[/SIZE][SIZE=1], Spot 1, solar panel, second battery, inverter, Engel fridge and more[/SIZE]

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                • #38
                  Exhaust system renewed, Pacemaker headers and King Brown 2 1/2Ē stainless pipes, nothing wrong with the cats, so they were re-used, saved about $380 each.
                  04' 120 PRADO GXL 4ltr Petrol V6 4mm bushskinz steel bashplate 8Tonne recovery points Ironman 4x4 Snorkel 2” lift and other bits of fruit, ready for the next adventure

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