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    Hi guys

    My mate has a 1998 Land Cruiser Prado 3.0 KZTE auto.

    He is looking for replacement suspension, ball joints etc.

    Which company would you guys recommend to buy or replace these items? OME is to expensive so anything in between worth installing onto a R100K vehicle.

    Then the power. I know there is not much that can be done but, what is a safe modication to try and get some more horses from the engine?
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    If the car does not have an intercooler, get one from Cirrus Coolers and then take it to Dastek for a Unichip and dyno tune.
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    The best money you will ever spend. My KZ-TE runs with a Cirrus and a Dastek chip.

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    Suspension agents only. No use even looking elsewhere but very expensive. After market parts not worth it.
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    Default Re: 1998 Land Cruiser Prado 3.0 KZTE

    Quote Originally Posted by Francois Theron View Post
    Suspension agents only. No use even looking elsehwere but very expensive. After market parts not worth it.
    Hi All,
    Does anyone have experience with Terrain Tamer parts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeandup View Post
    Hi All,
    Does anyone have experience with Terrain Tamer parts?
    Not personally but they have a VERY good reputation!
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    Bearingman also stock ball joints for most vehicles.
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    Balljoints only from toyota for prado 90, i did try pirates and allmost roll the prado because off failure from balljoint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vogue View Post
    Hi guys

    My mate has a 1998 Land Cruiser Prado 3.0 KZTE auto.

    He is looking for replacement suspension, ball joints etc.

    Which company would you guys recommend to buy or replace these items? OME is to expensive so anything in between worth installing onto a R100K vehicle.

    Then the power. I know there is not much that can be done but, what is a safe modication to try and get some more horses from the engine?
    Definitely Toyota ball joints, but tie rod ends, steering rack ends etc you can buy quality non OME parts.

    Also shocks. Gabriel safari are cheap and longlasting for that model.

    One of the best mods you can do on the KZ TE is fitting a really wide freeflow exhaust, it might even give you a bit more oooomph.

    Also the Viscous fan will need refilling/replacing by now.

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    Thank you for the prompt response from everyone.

    Where will the best place be to get a quote for the Gabriel shocks?

    Does anyone perhaps have a workshop manual for these vehicles on PDF, can't seem to find one on the internet.

    From a level from 1 to 10 how much of a hassle is it to rebuild the power steering rack, do I need any special tools?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vogue View Post
    Thank you for the prompt response from everyone.

    Where will the best place be to get a quote for the Gabriel shocks?

    Does anyone perhaps have a workshop manual for these vehicles on PDF, can't seem to find one on the internet.

    From a level from 1 to 10 how much of a hassle is it to rebuild the power steering rack, do I need any special tools?

    Anywhere, any spares place will be able to get them. Stick with the white Safari ones, don't go for the green ones, forgot what they call them, mine leaked.

    The steering rack, what is wrong with it? If it;s just the play, you can get replacement bushes kits like this one:

    https://www.milneroffroad.com/toyota...02960k/002960K

    If it is leaking from the portion just above where the pinion meets the rack, there is replacement seal kit you can order from Toyota.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by tashtego9 View Post
    Definitely Toyota ball joints, but tie rod ends,
    Here is a ball joint



    here is a tie rod end



    Explain TECHNICALLY what the difference is please?
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    Default Re: 1998 Land Cruiser Prado 3.0 KZTE

    Same design principle in terms of movement. Ball joints connect control arm to wheel hub. Tie rod connects steering rack to wheel hub.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois Theron View Post
    Same design principle in terms of movement.
    yes, well exactly

    How does a aftermarket tie rod end differ from an aftermarket ball joint? Same design principle, therefore the quality cannot be different just because of where it is used? I can't quite understand Tashtego's claim that one is better than the other. And to my mind, a TRE and a ball joint should both be OEM quality or better.
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    Hi there my name is Brad I would like to give you some advice on suspension parts for your Prado. There is place called Intter Spares. If you Google Intter Spares click on Intter spares online shopping then you will see a catalog you can select and see what all they have for your vehicle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    yes, well exactly

    How does a aftermarket tie rod end differ from an aftermarket ball joint? Same design principle, therefore the quality cannot be different just because of where it is used? I can't quite understand Tashtego's claim that one is better than the other. And to my mind, a TRE and a ball joint should both be OEM quality or better.
    Ball joints on the Prado 90 is known to be a rather weak point, even in OE form. And expensive. So his argument is probably that OE is vital for the ball joints since it is a hight wearing item. TRE's perhaps not to the same degree.
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    Default Re: 1998 Land Cruiser Prado 3.0 KZTE

    Perfect time to test, replace left ball joint with genuine and right with "quality" replacement part. Drive for 300 0000 and see which lasts better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    yes, well exactly

    How does a aftermarket tie rod end differ from an aftermarket ball joint? Same design principle, therefore the quality cannot be different just because of where it is used? I can't quite understand Tashtego's claim that one is better than the other. And to my mind, a TRE and a ball joint should both be OEM quality or better.
    I know of a couple of cases of people who used NON OME ball joints and they broke again, Catastrophic failure, luckily at low speed. One guy pulling out of a garage. Bent wheel, car cannot be moved. It is a common failure on these.

    The NON OME rack ends and tie rod ends I have used lasted a long time, and, more importantly, their failure is gradual and not potentially catastrophic , like the ball joint one.

    So I would recommend OME ball joints, while I would't be so fussed about the other suspension parts, if he/she wants to save some money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois Theron View Post
    Ball joints on the Prado 90 is known to be a rather weak point, even in OE form. And expensive. So his argument is probably that OE is vital for the ball joints since it is a hight wearing item. TRE's perhaps not to the same degree.
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