My Tow rig/Tourer 76 series

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Re: My Tow rig/Tourer 76 series

Unread post by joshy » November 4th, 2012, 9:21 am

im really happy with the way it handles, deffinetly not as much body roll as i was expect. the shocks are pretty stiff.
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Re: My Tow rig/Tourer 76 series

Unread post by patrol17 » November 4th, 2012, 9:56 am

Bloody hell Joshy you bought a Toyota next Aj will to lol There much work down orange? i got few more years then looking around NSW, what's a fitter on at one of the mines down there? Good to see you in a toyota ;) always new you had it in you.

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Re: My Tow rig/Tourer 76 series

Unread post by joshy » November 4th, 2012, 12:08 pm

ill send u a pm mate
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Re: My Tow rig/Tourer 76 series

Unread post by brooksy » November 5th, 2012, 2:47 pm

Forget the gay airbags, just get a weight distribution hitch. It will be the best towing accessory you will ever buy !!!
Guts uses one on his 80 when towing the comp rigs & his suspension is a soft setup. I have driven long distances with him to & from comps using the hitch & it is amazing & improves towing stability, emergency braking & even fuel economy !!!


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Re: My Tow rig/Tourer 76 series

Unread post by joshy » November 5th, 2012, 8:13 pm

Got a brand you can recommend Brooksy?
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Re: My Tow rig/Tourer 76 series

Unread post by brooksy » November 6th, 2012, 6:47 am

Just google "Weight Distribution Hitch" but I think Guts' is Hayman Reece.
They have varying models depending on load application. The setup you will be after will be around the $1,000 mark I think, but it is a one time purchase & easy to transfer from one vehicle to the next.



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Re: My Tow rig/Tourer 76 series

Unread post by mnpalmer » November 6th, 2012, 8:23 am

Check out the EAZ lift WDH setups. They are cheaper than HR ones and a lot of the grey nomads recommend them. Definitely a better idea than air bags.

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Re: My Tow rig/Tourer 76 series

Unread post by 3dhilux » November 8th, 2012, 7:13 pm

nice tow pig joshy i'll keen to see how the amada's hold up on a dd im running them on the front of mine but its been hard to gauge there performance going from ifs to coils
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Re: My Tow rig/Tourer 76 series

Unread post by stretch4x4 » November 8th, 2012, 7:42 pm

Currently looking at doing that to mine also.. Have the coils ready to go in but haven't decided on shocks yet.
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Re: My Tow rig/Tourer 76 series

Unread post by ForealBoreal » November 10th, 2012, 7:11 pm

curious to see a little bit more of that rear led light strip.
How exactly did you mount it?
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Re: My Tow rig/Tourer 76 series

Unread post by joshy » November 17th, 2012, 6:06 pm

ForealBoreal wrote:curious to see a little bit more of that rear led light strip.
How exactly did you mount it?
Cheers
It comes with an adhesive backing, just peel the paper off and stick it on, easy as.
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Re: My Tow rig/Tourer 76 series

Unread post by joshy » November 17th, 2012, 6:07 pm

Hundreds of pics from the week in the high country, just sorting through and uploading :D
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Re: My Tow rig/Tourer 76 series

Unread post by joshy » November 20th, 2012, 7:47 pm

So spent a week in the high country last week with Richo in his 79 and Damo in his 76 towing a camper, A.J also made an appearance :D Went looking for the hard stuff and didnt really find it, thought we would be hanging off winches atleast once :twisted: but everything was dry and full of traction. Only one recovery because of the camper. Was a good trip, made it up as we went as to where we headed and just tried to include as many of the tracks we had heard about.

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Re: My Tow rig/Tourer 76 series

Unread post by Missy » November 20th, 2012, 10:50 pm

Damn!

I'm itching to travel east looking at those photos! :thumb:

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Re: My Tow rig/Tourer 76 series

Unread post by A.J. » November 21st, 2012, 6:17 pm

Yeah it was a great trip, bummer I couldn't stay for the whole thing.
We'll have to plan another "big" trip for next year sometime :thumb:

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