Offroad tow rigs - Lets see yours

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Postby Dunenutt » Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:53 am

Trailer is not done yet, but here is the TV.
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Re: Offroad tow rigs - Lets see yours

Postby GregB » Sun Oct 11, 2015 11:52 am

[quote="browningbuck"]working on mods once the trailer is done
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Now that right there is a Traveling Companion! Dressed to wade into streams, Pith helmet on and fishing pole in hand :thumbsup:, she's ready for whatever the trail brings! Oh, yeah. The rig ain't bad either.
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Postby Nathanzx10r » Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:28 am

2007 Trailblazer, 4" suspension + 3" body lift, 35's on 18's, 4.10 gearing

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Postby Birdman » Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:23 am

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Re: Offroad tow rigs - Lets see yours

Postby titanpat57 » Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:56 pm

Sold the 2010 Toyota 4Runner Trail Edition with 130,000 on the ticker...

Replaced it with the 2016 4Runner Trail Edition Premium....modding like crazy as we speak.. :thinking:
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Postby justageorgiaguy » Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:32 pm

2014 Willys Wheeler Unlimited whenever I get around to building a camper!

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Postby vegask » Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:04 pm

1997 Limited 4runner. Solid axle swapped, crawl box, super charged, full float rear, lots of miles....

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Re: Offroad tow rigs - Lets see yours

Postby miahshodan » Wed Mar 23, 2016 5:00 pm

Here is my tow rig. 1997 Land Cruiser 80 series. Fully factory locked on 35s. Trailer was homemade, but not by me. It is on 33s. My only issue is that the Land Cruiser doesn't have the power to pull the trailer as well as I would like. Slows down to 55 MPH or so on steep hills and only gets 8-10 mpg.
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Re: Offroad tow rigs - Lets see yours

Postby dales133 » Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:34 am

Nice cruiser i would have though the 4.5 twincam would have towed that with ease.
Mines a 94 and tows pretty well but ive yet to tow my camper but full of tools ect it gos pretty well
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Re: Offroad tow rigs - Lets see yours

Postby miahshodan » Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:20 pm

Thanks! I have only had it for a couple of weeks and gone camping/offroading once. I drove it from Salt Lake to St. George to bring it home Got 8.6 MPG for the first leg and 10.* for the second. If I let it shift down and spin like crazy, I could probably keep it at 65-70, but the speed limit is 80 almost the whole way with a lot of hills. On the flat I could do that, but I slowed down on even gradual hills without downshifting to 3rd. On backroads it is not a problem, and offroad I can always go into 4 lo. But in the Sand I definably wished I had more power. The Trailer is pretty sturdy (aluminum then foil backed insulation then 3/4 inch birch plywood. nose and roof are 1 3/4 in plywood), weighs about 2,000lb
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Re: Offroad tow rigs - Lets see yours

Postby dales133 » Fri Mar 25, 2016 5:29 pm

Ahh its auto?
Mines 5 speed manual.
I can go pretty much everywhere in 5th gear as the gearing in the manual box is excellent.the fuel economy does leave a bit to be desired though but since i installed the part time 4 wheel drive conversion kit and freewheeling hubs it is alot less thirsty
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Re: Offroad tow rigs - Lets see yours

Postby roamer » Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:49 am

Another example of global availability differences!
Toyota hasn't sent us any manuals since the 80's. All 80 and 100 series are auto's. :thumbdown:
I made my big tow rig manual trans, dual disc clutch, and transfer case.138733
You can see it in the background.
Oh yeah, and it has a Cummins 12 valve.
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Re: Offroad tow rigs - Lets see yours

Postby miahshodan » Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:30 am

Interesting, I have read mixed reviews about the part time 4 wheel drive conversion.
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Re: Offroad tow rigs - Lets see yours

Postby dales133 » Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:38 am

I love the conversion.
Alot easier to park and stear, the only time i miss it is when its wet and greasy.
You have to remember you dont have fulltime 4x4 anymore!
Theres a few big block chev deisil 80 series kicking around here.
Marks adapters make a conversion bellhousing ect.
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Postby dales133 » Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:43 am

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