Terry W4 2008 Prado 120 D4D

Submitted: Saturday, Oct 05, 2013 at 18:55
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Last weekend it looked just standard

This is not a slow build. Picked up the car a week ago in Sydney. Now registered in the ACT and have had the following done this week.

Driving lights - recovery points - snorkel

Dual battery system

Took it out today for its first drive in 4WD and a small river crossing just to say "I did it".

Drawers - cargo barrier - drop down fridge slide and ARB 47l fridge - all recovery gear - compressors and EPIRB

Plus = New tyres all around - Goodyear Wranglers AT and Tyredog TPMS, fire extinguisher, Uniden radio - UH7760 and I bought an Ipad and Mudmaps software and lots of stuff.

Should have shown the Explore Oz - tyre cover.
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Reply By: Member - bbuzz (NSW) - Saturday, Oct 05, 2013 at 19:00

Saturday, Oct 05, 2013 at 19:00
I bought a 2008 D4D at the beginning of the year and I couldn't afford what you have done in such a short time!!!!

Should have spent a bit more and got one with all the goodies.

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Follow Up By: Member - Terry W4 - Saturday, Oct 05, 2013 at 19:10

Saturday, Oct 05, 2013 at 19:10
Understand Buzz - but have just retired and chose to take some money as cash so I could do it. It is my retirement present to myself - and most importantly my wife agrees!!!!
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Sunday, Oct 06, 2013 at 09:41

Sunday, Oct 06, 2013 at 09:41
Hi Terry

If you are in the mood for spending money, I can highly recommend one more very useful item to replace.........that useless Toyota alloy front bulbar.

My 120 series did have that standard bar, but to cut a very long story, it fell off in some very serious corrugations.....those useless Toyota supports were just useless.

I went for a far better bar, an ARB one and it is far superior in many ways. The very first thing I noticed out in the Simpson Desert was a far better departure angle. With the Toyota bar, it would bottom out on many dunes, and collect sand, where as the first time I used the new ARB bar, not once did it bottom out and hit the sand. Secondly was that back in June I had the bad luck of hitting a kangaroo, dead centre at 80 kph.

I know for sure that if I still had the standard Toyota bar, it would have been very damaged, where as the only damage that happened tho the ARB bar was a very bent from number plate.

I am very happy with my Prado, even if it is not the D4D motor, and the standard 180 fuel thank is just fantastic for my remote desert trips.


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Reply By: allein m - Sunday, Oct 06, 2013 at 11:55

Sunday, Oct 06, 2013 at 11:55
nice car enjoy your retirement I am sure you deserve it

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