• Toyota UAE - Used Cars, Forums & Businesses

    Find Toyota used cars in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah. Discuss Toyota problem in forum. Find Toyota businesses from new car dealers to scrapyards.

  • Toyota Used Cars for sale in UAE

    • 2007 Toyota Prado
      2007 Toyota Prado
    • Toyota Camry American 2008 For Sale
      Toyota Camry American 2008 For Sale
    • Toyota Fortuner 2013 Model V6
      Toyota Fortuner 2013 Model V6
    • Toyota Rav 4 / Model 2000
      Toyota Rav 4 / Model 2000
    • Toyota Corolla 2008
      Toyota Corolla 2008
    • 2011 Toyota Zelas
      2011 Toyota Zelas
    • 2011 Toyota Camry Gcc
      2011 Toyota Camry Gcc
    • 2005 Toyota Prado 2 Door 4 Cylinder
      2005 Toyota Prado 2 Door 4 Cylinder
    • Toyota Corolla 2009 For Sale
      Toyota Corolla 2009 For Sale
    • 2009 Toyota Camry Model Xle Full Option
      2009 Toyota Camry Model Xle Full Option
    • Toyota 2011 Corolla
      Toyota 2011 Corolla
    • Toyota Fj Cruiser 2007 Manual Full Options
      Toyota Fj Cruiser 2007 Manual Full Options
    • 2005 Toyota Camry 4 Cylinder
      2005 Toyota Camry 4 Cylinder
    • 2011 Toyota Camry (Usa)
      2011 Toyota Camry (Usa)
    • Toyota Corolla 2012 Gulf
      Toyota Corolla 2012 Gulf
    • Toyota Corolla 2013, Accident Free
      Toyota Corolla 2013, Accident Free
    • Toyota Camry 2003 Model
      Toyota Camry 2003 Model
    • Toyota Corolla Model 2003
      Toyota Corolla Model 2003
    • Toyota Innova 2013 For Urgent Sale
      Toyota Innova 2013 For Urgent Sale
    • Toyota Camry Model: 2012
      Toyota Camry Model: 2012
  • Toyota Latest Posts

    • In short Prado is amazing in desert. Have seen flying on dunes.

    • Hi @Atif

      I know I am not wild cat, but still let me answer your query.

      Let me start by saying that the Toyota Prado 4.0 is a very capable off-roader, however things to be considered is the level of trips that you want to make. if it is just occasional off-roading in easy to medium areas the Prado is very capable without any modifications. However, if you feel that you want to go for more advanced of extreme drives in more challenging areas, the Prado 4.0 is still very capable but needs a little lift, slightly bigger tires and a skid plate to protect the bumpers as those bumpers are really easy to loose. i would also recommend to either know where your airbags fuses are to remove during the drives, or fit a switch which would deactivate the airbags as certain manoeuvres can trigger the airbag to go off. Both the SWB and LWB are capable vehicles, but you get better arrival and departure angles on the SWB.

      Hope this helps.


      Thanks Rahimdad, I did install a skid plate in the front but so far haven't been for any extreme dunning. I have to change my tyres soon so can I install slightly larger ones without lifting it? I suppose the fuel consumption on roads will increase wit this change of tyres? I also did not realize that the airbags can be an issue.

       

      @Atif As explained earlier it all depend son the level of drive you are interested in, I would suggest a metal plate, bolt on application for the rear bumper also, as it is hollow and like Pajero can be bent by dragging sand in the back. Normally if you increase the tire size it causes rubbing issues as the factory fitted tires are the biggest size you can get without rubbing issues, always better to get a 2 inch lift, than you can enjoy bigger tires. Second thing about the increase in fuel consumption is only if you get heavier tires, if you are just changing the tires to a slightly bigger size the change in fuel consumption should be a minimum. Regarding airbags, the real danger is if you have side airbags which are programmed in such a way that if you are doing a 45 degree side slopping and if you perform a criss cross, that is slide to the other side of the dune doing a 45 degree slop in the opposite direction, than the car computer tells it there is a tilt of 90 degree which means the car has rolled over to its side, this deploys the airbags. If you have not done extreme off-roading than you have not been through this manoeuvre. However if your interest grows it is at least better to locate where the air bag fuse is and remove it for the advance drive.

      For ridge cutting or criss crossing see below video at 50 seconds onward to understand better.

       

       

    • All great points of view, I really enjoyed this thread, but just like Ayman pointed out the need of a skid plate on the X-Terra, since it is an American make and the radiator is low, I would like to add the I have seen FJCs flip on perfectly flat surface. Seems FJC balance is the worst with stock suspensions and I would recommend to change the suspension, as I am told the Fox suspension si the best setup for the FJC.

    • Wherever you go to such small time car accessories shop in Satwa / Deira / Shj, don't forget to bargain as they inflate prices by 50% at least.

    • 12 hours ago, girix said:

      Just spotted this here: https://carnity.com/business_listing/car-care-services/modifications-upholstery/

      Call them and see who have ready made car seat cover for your year of Land Cruiser, saves time.

      +1

      Daaminh likes this


  • Toyota UAE Businesses

    • Toyota New Car Dealer in UAE
      Toyota New Car Dealer in UAE
    • Toyota Used Car Dealer in UAE
      Toyota Used Car Dealer in UAE
    • Toyota Gen-Service Workshop in UAE
      Toyota Gen-Service Workshop in UAE
    • Toyota Spare Parts-Accessories in UAE
      Toyota Spare Parts-Accessories in UAE
    • Toyota Used Parts / Scrapyards in UAE
      Toyota Used Parts / Scrapyards in UAE
  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      14,472
    • Most Online
      1,714

    Newest Member
    NICOLE UWASE COLOMBE
    Joined