By the grace of Almighty Allah, I have acquired a 1995 Toyota Prado KZJ78 with a 1KZ Engine. Those who know me are aware I have had two SUVs in the recent past: A Gen 2 Pajero and a Gen 1 Pajero, both with 4D56 engines. This time I decided to try Toyota with the legendary 1KZ engine. Both my previous SUVs were quite decent and I certainly achieved a lot in terms of tours and off-road adventures, but both were under-powered. Hence I chose this vehicle. The other option was a 4M40 powered Gen 2 but I couldn't find a decent one. I did not want to build another Pajero because of decreasing availability of both parts and skilled labour.Now that I have purchased this vehicle, let's stick to this. First of all the PROS1) The body and exterior are immaculate2) Engine is in top nick. The moment I pressed accelerator, I became aware of the huge difference between 4D56 and 1KZ. It has amazing power and "Shoot".3) Unlike my previous SUVs this one is with AUTO Transmission. The shifting and response to throttle are mind blowing. It felt like driving a petrol powered car.4) It comes with 5 Alloys from an LC80 which are my favourite. I don't like the OEM ones much. So this is a plus.5) It has GT SAVERO AT's with plenty of life. I think I will stick with these for the time being.CONS:1) Interior is not too clean, rather I would say the carpet is quite shabby, the seats are unclean. Ceiling lining is okay.2) Dash board is also not too clean and has some worn out marks.3) There is some unwanted play in the front suspension and steering. I need to look into it first thing. Need guidance from friends in Lahore for suspension work in particular.4) Back lights are not in good condition. Will either replace with decent after market ones. HELP needed in sourcing.Here are some initial shots as I just brought her home last night from far far away will share detailed pictures in due course.
Mubarak!!! Enjoy the edge over saloons
But I will feel bad about the Accord Was a great ride.
I let the Accord go with a heavy heart. However, if I think if I have to choose between a saloon and SUV, it will have to be an SUV.
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Congrats sirdrive safe
Finally. Congratulations. I hope it serves you well.
it's a nice rig with powerful engine ,,,
Congrats on getting a 70 series Plat form .
1KZ have plenty of potential and can be Tweaked further to get most out of it .
Thanks and I am looking forward to guidance.
One of the front shock absorbers was shot. I decided to replace both but then somehow ran into a slightly used set of 4 with Hard/Soft option. Have bought them and will get them installed tomorrow. Super excited :
Tough jeep and a lovely choice.
I'm on the lookout for this shape but it will be a 3 door.
Allah naseb kre. Amen
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Congrats buddy. Let's wait for your knowledgeable remarks about this drive as compared with your previous rides. Allah bless you
Congrats and a few querries
1995 came with 1KZ as evident from identification plate also. Steering play seems to be due to idler arm in my opinion. Haven't got a chance to get it checked yet. Fuel pump is in excellent condition. No smoke at any rpm. Will post everything here haven't found it to be too jumpy. But it is definitely not as comfortable as a jero.
MashaAllah. congratulations. do a proper detailing.
Congratulations, A toyota after a Mitsubishi and a Honda.There are two things that you will surely enjoy in this vehicle if you maintain it properly;A) The Ruggedness, it can take beatings and still not feel anythingB) The Power, Toyotas are known to sacrifice economy for power
So looking forward to exploring and exploiting the potential.
Congratulations do share the price tag.
Whats the plan ahead?
Mashallah. Mubarak bro. So you've finally arrived at Toyota
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Price was between 1350 and 1400 thousand. Plan to make it perfect for a long term relationship. Let's see how she behaves