bullbar height

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 01, 2009 at 21:04
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Hi, i was thinking of going to the Cape, with my 05 Prado but it has a large 5 poster bullbar which sits out and is quite low, how do you think i will go. I have concerns about creek crossings. Thanks Ken
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Reply By: Member - Nick (TAS) - Sunday, Mar 01, 2009 at 21:30

Sunday, Mar 01, 2009 at 21:30
You will want as much approach and depature angle as possible doing most creek crossings up the Cape.
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Sunday, Mar 01, 2009 at 21:44

Sunday, Mar 01, 2009 at 21:44
Dont worry, Prados have a reputation for cracking at the front with bullbars on so by the time you get halfway it might have broken right off.

Sorry couldnt resist.
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Reply By: OzTroopy - Sunday, Mar 01, 2009 at 23:27

Sunday, Mar 01, 2009 at 23:27
Ask yourself how many miles you are going to do .....

Whats the likelihood of hitting a roo in that distance compared to getting stuck in a creek crossing.

If the creek crossing you choose to use is that bad ... take the bar off while your waiting for the drivetrain to cool down.
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Reply By: al - Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 09:44

Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 09:44
wouldn't worry about the bull bar i'd be worried by the rest of it . was up there two years a go 3 prados and two patrols. two of the prados had to be towed into Bamaga the other one limped in. mainly drive line problems and all were well set up, and we were driving to the conditions not pushing it. patrols no issues. just my two bobs worth.
regards
al
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Follow Up By: pat305 - Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 18:54

Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 18:54
Thanks for all your encouragement now my wife wants to sell the prado and buy a patrol as i should of done in the first place to make her happy.
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Follow Up By: StormyKnight - Thursday, Mar 05, 2009 at 21:37

Thursday, Mar 05, 2009 at 21:37
Can you define the driveline problems?

We were advised when I was there in '93 that the aftermarket shock absorbers i had on my Hj60 were likely to break the mounts off if I was to push too hard on the corrigations....as it was the 2H motor which was working to specification meant we had to go slow anyway.....

What we saw then was the aftermarket addons that were failing....long rang tanks, spotlight mounts, roof racks etc etc....Generally the OEM stuff was fine....

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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 05, 2009 at 17:54

Thursday, Mar 05, 2009 at 17:54
Buy a 100 series cruiser and both will be happy.

They ride 100% better than a Patrol.









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Reply By: al - Friday, Mar 06, 2009 at 11:14

Friday, Mar 06, 2009 at 11:14
hi pat305
one prado had auto. gearbox problems could not be fixed was shipped to Cooktown or cairns. box had to be completely rebuilt. second one cracked rear diff housing, loosing oil at slow but steady rate. driver could not remember hitting any thing so not sure how that happened. housing replaced.
third one locked it self into top gear, manual box was towed to town fixed by mechanic.
al
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