The Toyota Prado 90 will please a lot of people and
it’s been a long time coming. South Americans and Australian audience have been
asking for a Prado 90 for quite a while.
This one has all the necessary mods that Allen
needs for his style of overlanding which is known as touring here in Australia.
Allen does travel very remote and tends to head for places not many people
would go which is 90% of the time the best place to camp and travel.
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The main feature on this vehicle is the rear cargo
area plus the electrical system which is quite neat and impressive, all 4x4
owners will learn something from this build. Enjoy.
Vehicles factory stats (NOTE* modded details
model: 1998 Toyota Prado GXL.
Engine: 3.4 L V6 petrol
train: Automatic transmission. High Low range transfer
Centre diff lock. Rear LSD.
Suspension: McPherson strut front. Coil rear.
Allen’s mod list for his Toyota Prado 90.
standard apart from a K&N filter and the snorkel.
- Duel battery setup in rear draws.
- Power station for charging phones etc
- 2 x 7 inch 405W driving lights.
- Interior lights LED replacements
Comms & GPS:
- iPad running Mudmaps 3 ( will add Hema app as well soon )
- iPhone 7 running Mudmaps 3 etc.
Suspension and tyres:
- Tough Dog shocks and springs.
- +300kg rear springs with adjustable shocks.
- 2 x spare tyres as above.
- Standard Prado steel rims
Bar work and exterior mods:
- Rock Armor Deluxe steel
- Runva 11xp winch with Dyneema rope.
- 160 Ltr longrange rear tank.
Maximum range so far on hwy and loaded up is
Have 3x 20ltr fuel Jerry’s I can use. But leave
them at home now, but would give me around another 300 k range.
- MSA DS60 drop slide with 78Ltr ARB fridge.
- Rated recovery points front and rear
Allen’s top 3 trips in the Toyota Prado 90
# 1 May 2016 - Gibb River Road / Bungle Bungles / Wolf Creek Crator. Coral Coast.
# 2 May 2017 - Gibb River
Road / Mitchell Falls / Port Warrender / Bungle
Bungles / Wolf Creek Crator.
# 3 Many trips thru the
Goldfields and Woodline tracks.
Allen's modification tips.
Tyres and suspension and
draws are a good start.
But keep focused on what
the car will be used for.
Top 3 tips
a good eye on the engine cooling system. The V6 don’t like over heating.
it mechanically as standard as possible. Don’t go chasing more power.
Toyota have it set up very reliable
to look out for if buying one:
Service history , timing
belt schedule up to date.
Best 3 mod/s you have done and why:
1. Tyres for all out
traction and piece of mind out remote bush.
2. Suspension to carry the
extra weight and still handle and drive nice.
3. Entire rear of the wagon
setup as it all comes down to keeping the beer organised and cold
What made you decide to choose this vehicle
It’s a very reliable and
capable wagon to fit a budget built tourer.
Best thing about the Prado:
It takes me out bush time
and time again and never misses a beat.
Worst thing about the Prado:
Being so under rated when
compared to the larger Landcruisers lol.
Top reason to buy a 90 Prado (in your opinion):
Arguably the most
reliable and capable 4x4 within its price.
I only paid $4990 cash
The Modified Video Of The Toyota Prado 90.
My build was all done by
myself at home. With help from my dad, John Kemp building the rear draws and
helping with the wiring up of some of the ellectrics.
A shout out to Gozzy Mud
Slingers and also to Jiffy Car Care in Jandakot and Vehicle Fleet Services in