Sent: 14 November 2014 11:49 AM
To: Subject: Prado
In summary, the fuel consumption has gone up by about 1 litre per 100 kilometres but overall the performance, torque and drive is excellent, the gear shift in the auto transmission used to hunt a lot and most of that has gone, the revs are generally a little lower, the engine runs slightly cooler and the drive is superb.
RGMotorsport who did the work are excellent, they have a sterling reputation and their workmanship is world class, I would recommend them above anyone else and believe me I did my homework on this before diving in – RGMotorsport is the only way to go. The main technical Manager there is Dave Bethwaite who is ex Toyota and his knowledge, experience and capability is extraordinary, he knows what he is doing and even Toyota themselves speak very highly of Dave and even went as far as recommending him !
I am very happy, no regrets and absolutely loving the Prado with a personality now, I would do it again (and probably will) in a heartbeat.