Good luck Kiichiro!!

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Nice! Could you tell us what Dobinsons springs you used and do you have any lean issues? I'm getting ready to install a 2" dobs lift on my 2012. I don't want any lean, so I'm trying to figure out what works best.
 
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Nice! Could you tell us what Dobinsons springs you used and do you have any lean issues? I'm getting ready to install a 2" dobs lift on my 2012. I don't want any lean, so I'm trying to figure out what works best.

Front:
C59-302 springs (3” lift)
GS59-574 struts

Rear:
GS59-701
C59-725 springs

plus air sus delete parts, etc. I don’t have lean so much as I have rake that some weight I’m the rear will help.
 
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Quite the project. I've been enjoying watching it progress here and on GXOR. Looking forward to the final product.
thanks! I’m excited to finally be doing it and if all goes well I hope to have pics of more development this week. There are some filler pieces, etc I have to source and the Prado hood as well but it’ll come together.
 
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Front:
C59-302 springs (3” lift)
GS59-574 struts

Rear:
GS59-701
C59-725 springs

plus air sus delete parts, etc. I don’t have lean so much as I have rake that some weight I’m the rear will help.
Interesting. The 725 is the KDSS specific spring set, one is taller. But the 302s' are the same height. I had to purchase the 325 for the rear, but I also have the recommended spacer.
 
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Swap so far: 5/17/2020

so far the drivers side is set. I have however hit a snag on the passenger side. Turns out the fender has a bow in it. seating the headlight housing puts the housing off center by a half inch. Weighing my options but from a long term perspective I’ll likely pull the trigger on a replacement. Otherwise, the grille lines up and will work, I swapped over the metal arms that attach the top of the grille to the body. With the passenger side fender off it gave me the idea of when time comes, internal snorkel 🤿 or potentially extending up to below the cowl. Internal into the cabin would lead to a noisier cabin but it would be fully sealed. waiting on the Prado hood and looking for a replacement passenger fender. all in all it’s an exciting project if not a very tedious one but im enjoying it. Cheers!

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With interior dash pieces, just gotta be careful with right hand/left hand drive.
Unless you really want to go full-on Prado and make it a right hander!
 
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Do the Aussie Prado's rear door hinge on the right side like North America? Or do they switch for the right hand drive?
 
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Finally found someone doing the conversion. I’ve always wanted to do this conversion but didn’t know if it was doable. I own a 2011 prado in Pakistan that has been face lifted to the 2018 style and I love this car. Enjoying the build. Seeing this kinda makes me wanna do the conversion to now.
This is my prado back home
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Richard
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Finally found someone doing the conversion. I’ve always wanted to do this conversion but didn’t know if it was doable. I own a 2011 prado in Pakistan that has been face lifted to the 2018 style and I love this car. Enjoying the build. Seeing this kinda makes me wanna do the conversion to now.
This is my prado back home
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Any plans for a build other than cosmetics??
 
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