Prado Protection equipment for under the vehicle

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 at 16:34
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I have just trade and x trail for a Prado 150 and have been looking at the equipment the 4 x 4 shops sell that bolt onto the chases to protect things like petrol tanks etc Is all this stuff an overkill or is it really worth considering ? Johno
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Reply By: TomH - Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 at 16:39

Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 at 16:39
Depends on where you are going to take it.

It lightens your wallet and makes the car heavier, thats for sure LOL
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Reply By: RobAck - Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 at 17:09

Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 at 17:09
The 150 Prado already has extensive protection plates for underbody in all the places you would expect and need it so there is no reason at all to replace it with heavier items unless you spend all your time bush bashing or playing in seriously rocky terrain. Never seen the need to make changes over the last three Prados including a 150 and we run a touring company.

The things you need are a tyre pressure monitoring system and decent AT tyres if you intend to do any outback touring after that your wallet is your limitation

Rob
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Reply By: Member - Garth (NSW) - Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 at 18:32

Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 at 18:32
Johno,
I agree with the other two, I've always found the under body good enough for my excursions. You may want to check out the pradopoint web site; those guys live and breath prados. Just google it.
regards
Garth
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Reply By: andoland - Monday, Feb 23, 2015 at 10:59

Monday, Feb 23, 2015 at 10:59
Unless you decide to deliberately do some extreme rock crawling I wouldn't bother. I've toured extensively with my Prado and never felt the need to add more underbody protection. It just adds weight to the vehicle and lightens your wallet.
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