Land Cruiser 200 Suspension Upgrade

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 26, 2008 at 00:03
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I have a LC200 on order and am curious to know if the rear suspension will need some beefing up to tow a 20' / 2700kg van. Has anyone with a LC200 had any problems to date or any comments.

Kevin
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Reply By: Bonnidowns - Saturday, Jan 26, 2008 at 01:40

Saturday, Jan 26, 2008 at 01:40
We have same size van and are pulling with new cruiser with stock standard suspension, for the moment it's fine but we suspect that it will need upgrading when they are a bit more warn in.
We put it in low range on the weekend and found that it's not as simple as "putting it in low range" we had alarms going off and decided we need to read book and practice on contour bank, would guess we need to push other buttons not yet discovered
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Follow Up By: Bow & Nan - Saturday, Jan 26, 2008 at 18:41

Saturday, Jan 26, 2008 at 18:41
Bonnidowns
Put the gear lever into neutral before turning the low range switch

Greg
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Reply By: Bonnidowns - Sunday, Jan 27, 2008 at 21:17

Sunday, Jan 27, 2008 at 21:17
Thanks, that works, no alarms going off now
We were on a private road on a farm and from a standing still start had to pull the van up a righthand bend and up extremely steep pull on "marbley road" We had enough power, the wheels were slipping and you could feel the technology kicking in to adjust the power to the wheels. There was a tractor on stand-by and plenty of on lookers "You won't make that"
We did!!! but I was holding my breath
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Follow Up By: Oznative - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 05:38

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 05:38
Hi Bonniedoons,
Have you had an opportunity to get a sense of Kms per litre with your Cruiser 200 when towing your Bushtracker?

Ross
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Reply By: Bonnidowns - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 06:33

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 06:33
We traveled from Gunnedah to Port MacQuarie packed over Xmas NO VAN and only got 7.8lts/100ks. The car had about 2000ks on the clock.
Its now got 5000ks and we will going from Gunnedah to BT up New England Hwy at the end of next week with van on, so that will be a good test, We have traveled a few back roads around here and it does seem heavy on fuel but we are only guessing.(it sure does pull it fantastically)
Will give more details in a few weeks
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Follow Up By: Bonnidowns - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 07:18

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 07:18
Sorry it was 8ks to the ltr which is aprox 12lts to 100ks
I got the ending different depending how you say it
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