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2012, Ford Falcon
2015, Holden Commodore
2003, Suzuki Grand Vitara
2003, Nissan Patrol
2009, Nissan Navara
1995, null null
2008, Volkswagen Polo
2009, Nissan Patrol
1983, null null
1993, Nissan Silvia
1998, Alfa Romeo GTV
2015, Volkswagen Golf
2008, Ford Falcon
1989, Peugeot 205
2019, Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
1997, Toyota Land Cruiser
2001, Jeep Wrangler
2009, Ford Falcon
2013, null null
1988, Honda Prelude
2018, Volkswagen Golf
2015, Toyota Fortuner
2005, null null
2004, Saab 9-3
1999, Ford Falcon
2005, Ford Focus
2008, Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
1993, Toyota Land Cruiser
2005, Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
2010, Mitsubishi Triton
2008, Chrysler 300C
2004, Alfa Romeo 156
1997, Nissan Stagea
2008, Mercedes-Benz Vito
2012, BMW 3 Series
2007, HSV GTS
2007, FPV Falcon
1986, Chevrolet Corvette
1993, Toyota Camry
2007, Volkswagen Golf
2002, Mitsubishi Magna
1992, Toyota Corolla
2007, Ford Falcon
2005, Mazda 6
2012, Volkswagen Golf
2014, Audi A5
2017, Hyundai Elantra
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2004, Mitsubishi Triton
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James Linney

James Linney

Bunch of new parts arrived for Shamu:

  • Motul RBF660
  • Demon Tweeks cabin heater parts to keep the windscreen clear on track
  • Parts to get the battery isolator sorted

jay.valenti

New engine in and ready for the bush again

James Linney

James Linney

Front bar starting to take shape. Next up some reinforcement and installation of the tasty APR carbon brake ducts.

James Linney

James Linney

With the first round of the Woman’s Motorsport Development Program rapidly approaching, times running out to have the car ready for our driver. Got a whole bunch of parts ready to go and get it running well before the Easter break. Liqui Moly, NGK, Optima, Bride and Torqueline Garage parts ready to go.

Leon Saliba

Leon Saliba

New rocker cover fittings for the new oil breather system. The aeroflow AN-12 fittings to feed the catch can setup and the oiler filler replaces the didgy 1980's french plastic filler tube and assembly.

Andrew Palmer

Since we installed the Uniden UHF combo in the Prado, I've been able to hasstle the rest of the convoy about who's got the cold beers! It's perfect!

SamYoung4x4

SamYoung4x4

No one likes a tuning cowboy haha!

 

With what could only be described as a 'cowboy' tune on the stock pump when I bought the big girl, I was quick to replace it with a properly tuned & upgraded ADS Injection pump.

 

A good few thousand kilometers on since then and I'm still loving the extra power and more consistant temps! :D

James Linney

James Linney

Mounted up the front bar and one of the rear C-West pods. Some liberal rattle can is getting the car back to mostly one colour.

@400kw_g6et

@400kw_g6et

the ZF sorted now, shes happy and back to doing pumpies.

James Linney

James Linney

Got stuck into cleaning up the shed over the weekend. Looking pretty good now and we can walk around the car for the first time in years.

T42S

T42S

Tubo Smart BOV , thanks sparesbox

SamYoung4x4

SamYoung4x4

Trying to work out which suspension setup to go with to replace my current traditional 5" kit - hmmm, HELP!

 

SamYoung4x4

SamYoung4x4

Easiest solution to the Mrs not wanting to come camping? Fix her up with 240v in the back of the cruiser for at home luxuries!

 

Redarc Pure Sine Wave 2000W inverter is working wonders!

SamYoung4x4

SamYoung4x4

Who doesn't love pretty things infront of them while driving! A pair of Autometer Cobalt gauges in a Concept4x4 A Pillar pod was just what I needed!

SamYoung4x4

SamYoung4x4

There were a few things that got the better of me and drove me to the big power decision! I got really sick of dropping gears and slowing down up hills on the freeway AND I wanted to know I had enough grunt for whatever offroad challenge I tackled, so.. that lead me to the setup I have today!

 

Who doesn't love BIG turbos! Being a close to 30 year old 4wd, they're not overly powerful or fast from factory - I needed to change that! So what have I done to achieve over 200hp and over 700nm from the 1hdt 4.2L turbo diesel motor?

 

- Rebuilt it with oversized factory Toyota internals + ARP Bolts (new motor has done 42k)

- Installed a G Turbo Grunter Extreme turbo (good for over 35psi)

- Installed a Safari Engineering front mount intercooler

- Installed an 'ADS Injection' 200+hp upgraded Injector pump

- Installed a Turbosmart boost Tee

- Installed a 3" Turbo back straight through exhaust with a side pipe

- Custom tuned to 26psi

Andrew Palmer

Delicate underside? We just found our solution!

Andrew Palmer

No one likes getting stuck, but now I don't need to worry! A Drivetech 4x4 winch on the front is exactly what the doctor ordered.

Leon Saliba

Leon Saliba

Brake System: installed new custom braided brake lines for the car including the hydraulic hand brake for the rear brake circuit. Twin master cylinder (non-boosted) with balance bar for front to rear bias adjustment. 4 piston Wilwood caliper conversion with cross drilled rotors and rear disc brake conversion (from a Peugeot 306). Custom fabricated stainless hard lines with stainless aeroflow brake fittings.

Andrew Palmer

With a boost in power, we needed a helping hand to stop! What better than a full set of DBA T3 Slotted Rotors coupled with Bendix '4WD' brake pads!

Andrew Palmer

Probaby one of the best mods we've done! We wanted more power and that's what we got! The Full Torqit Performance Package consisting of the Torqit 3" turbo back exhaust, Torqit 'Pedal Torq' throttle controller AND the Torqit Power Module helped us see gains of 41kw and 97nm!

 

 

Andrew Palmer

Step 1. Get Snorkel for Prado!

Step 2. Drive through water!

Step 3. Enjoy!

David Lax

David Lax

Fixing the Starter Motor :(

Andrew Palmer

SPARESBOX PRADO MOD LIST:

 

 

Engine/Driveline:

Safari Snorkel

Torqit 3" Stainless Steel Turbo Back Exhaust

Torqit 'Pedal Torq' Throttle Controller

Torqit Powder Module

DBA T3 slotted rotors

Bendix 4wd compound brake pads

 

 

Exterior:

ARB Bullbar

Drivetech4x4 Dual Speed 12,000lbs Winch

Rival by Drivetech4x4 Underbody protection

Uniden UH9080 UHF

Uniden AT970BKS Ariel

Yakima Rack n' Load roof platform (with accessories)

Hella Roklume 380n LED Spot lights (bullbar)

Hella 155TP LED Work lights (rear mounted)

Drivetech4x4 Rear Recovery hitch

Drivetech4x4 2.5mx3m Awning

 

 

Suspension:

H&R 2" Lifted springs

Bilstein B6 Shocks

Superpro strut top mounts

PolyAir Ultimate Series rear airbags

 

 

Interior:

Projecta Power Hub 2nd Battery Box

Torqit 'Pedal Torq' Dash Mounted controller

Thunder Auto 60L 12v Fridge / Freezer

 

 

Service:

Castrol oils

Castrol coolant

Ryco filters

Amy Richards

Benny The Golf:

Benny was born in Auckland, New Zealand and has travelled far to be my car. He may not be flash, but he gets me where I need to go and keeps me safe.

Currently doesnt have any modifications, but would love to make him sound more sporty!

Hes also quite dirty so also need to give him a good clean!

 

SamYoung4x4

SamYoung4x4

MOD LIST:

 

Engine/Driveline: Rebuilt 1hdt engine using oversized genuine components G runter Extreme 200+hp Injector pump front mount intercooler boost tee 3” Custom Exhaust + Side dump Diff breather kit Safari snorkel dual battery isolator Dual battery setup (Optima / Lion AGM) Front & Rear diff lockers (forged gears)

Upgraded diff pumpkin studs AVM Part Time Kit

High flow Tridon thermostat

Exterior: Couragia 35" Tyres Kings Australia steel wheels (16 x 8 -25) Custom rear bar (centre mounted tyre swingaway + integrated tow/recovery hitch)

roof rack 2.5m x 2.5m awning ARB commercial bullbar ariel

Oricom UHF knock down bracket Drivetech 4x4 Dual Speed 12,000lbs Winch Hella Roklume 380n LED spot lights (x2 on bullbar)

Hella UltraBEAM GenII Pencil LED spot lights (x4 on roof)

Hella Module 50 LED work lights (x2 on roof, under awning)

Dark tinted weather shields 30% Window Tint

Rear DEPO led tail lights

Front clear indicators

Bullbar clear indicator swap

CompositeImages custom vinyl wrap

Rear boot spoiler 2x pairs of Drivetech 4x4 Recovery Points

XROX custom rock sliders

 

Suspension: 5" lifted springs 5” shocks RAW 4x4 Australia steering Damper Sway bar extensions Adjustable panhard rods Castor correction plates Extended brake lines

Interior: Oricom UHF

Sunland Dashmat

MSA dash organiser

MSA Cargo barrier organiser

Drivetech4x4 Wireless TPMS

STEDI rocker switches

REDARC 2000w Pure Sine Wave Inverter

headunit Factory cruise control Pioneer Speakers Titan rear drawers Rear tailgate LED lights Rear custom chopping board/table XR6 Falcon Seats & Custom rails 4x4Concepts dual gauge A pillar pod

Autometer 'Cobalt' Series EGT + Boost gauge

VX door cards Waeco 21L cooler + Thunder Auto 60L fridge

 

Service:

Nulon oils

Nulon coolant

Ryco filters

Power Figures: 700Nm & 240hp @ 26psi