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 Post subject: Tow rig....
Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:31 pm 
Getting Side Ways

Age: 35

Posts: 756

Joined: 21st Nov 2005

Gallery: 25 images

Ride: 1999 AU futura

Location: griffith
NSW, Australia

Ok just wanted to hear from some of you guys on the forum about what tow rigs you have and whats good about them and whats not....

Also what setup of car trailer or modded trailer you have for towing for cars???

Main reason i ask this is i may keep my ED 4L and transform it into my tow car...

Cheers Bryan




 Post subject: Re: Tow rig....
Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:46 am 
Getting Side Ways
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Age: 31

Posts: 11103

Joined: 15th Nov 2004

Ride: AU III XR8 Pursuit 250 ute

Location: Hobart
TAS, Australia

I use a 1998 Ford Explorer XT for towing. It's a manual with a 4L V6. These things are dirt cheap these days, far more powerful than the equivalent LandCruiser/Patrol that you'll get for the same dollars (however the Explorer is no competition in the bush). Saw a 1998 model with the full luxury leather interior the other day for $6,000.00ish, I'd imagine they're even cheaper on the mainland.



Heaps of performance EF/L parts for sale, including supercharged VCT motor!

2002 Ford AU Series III Falcon XR8 Pursuit 250 ute - 5.6L of V8 Windsor!

 Post subject: Re: Tow rig....
Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:14 pm 
Smokin em up
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Age: 52

Posts: 253

Joined: 22nd Mar 2008

Ride: BF F6 Typhoon. XP Van.XF Hearse

Location: Newcastle
NSW, Australia

I use my EF XR6 wagon for towing and it does it well - I have had the car for 8 years & have only just replaced the clutch for the first time(230Km's) + the pedal box.

The car trailer that i have weighs 520KG's & has straight axles (no suspension) - which is good for the low ground clearance for stability & ease of getting cars off & on. It has a maximum weight capacity of 2300KG's, The only thing i would change would be to fit electric brakes - It currently has hydraulic brakes or fit a bigger bore master cylinder - But the electric brakes will limit those who want to borrow it....
 Post subject: Re: Tow rig....
Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:38 pm 
Getting Side Ways

Age: 36

Posts: 508

Joined: 28th Feb 2009

Gallery: 9 images

Ride: Ed v8 fairmont wagon, wr450f

Power: 137 rwkw

i use ef wagon with 2300kg hayman reese towbar and either 400kg soild axle superlow float or 450kg float which is abit higher from mates but buying one of the work floats off my boss,its a dean which is fairly low and tilts as well but is heavy 700kg so its going on a diet...

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