towing

  1. M

    Towing with KDSS Questions

    Had my 2005 GX (air bags replaced with stock hight springs, KDSS and stock tow package) for over a year now and want to do a bit of towing with it. I have a few questions: 1. What is the typical hitch ball drop? I want to tow a car carrier. I understand that it is custom for every trailer...
  2. ColoradoSequoia

    What am I doing wrong? 4.1 mpgs!

    Granted I’m towing ~6,000 lbs with wind but WTH? Currently driving Denver > Albuquerque > Grand Canyon > Vegas > Moab but barely making it between some pumps. Otherwise the tow experience is great for a non-HD truck but this seems a bit off.... BTW the trip odo is showing the full trip not...
  3. bearsmacker

    Georgia to Oregon Towing w/ a 100 Series

    The wife and I purchased this burgundy 100 back in September to assist in our big move to the PNW and then be her daily from then on out. A few weeks afterwards we had the following done on it: battery timing belt water pump driver side cv axle rear axel seals heater t's drain/re-fill or...
  4. flyingscot

    Trailer Brake Controller

    Hi All - Am currently putting an electronic brake controller onto my vehicle (2000 LC 100) have got it all taken care of apart from the last wire - it is the wire that runs from the ECB to the 'cold' side of the brake light switch. I cannot find the wire that is at the 'cold' side of the brake...
  5. L

    2006 LX470 tow settings

    Hi- I've got a 2006 LX470. According to Lexus and the manual this particular vehicle can tow 6,500#. I'm planning on towing a trailer that has a dry weight of 3,700# across the southeast over the next few months. Assuming additional stuff in the trailer/LX plus the weight of passengers in the...
  6. flyingscot

    tow brake controller socket???

    Hi everybody - can you tell me what this socket is (ref photo) - Its located beside the drivers pedals - I really want it to be a socket for a brake controller....? I went into this space (at the drivers pedals) looking for an ODB socket to plug in my 'reader' but could not locate it - can you...
  7. flyingscot

    Camping......

    Hi - Newbie here - I've just bought a 2000 LC 100, 180k miles. Its totally standard, been well looked after and does not drop a spot of fluid on the driveway. Main reason for purchase was to be able to access rougher campsites with our pop-up camper - currently using a Yukon XL (which is good...
  8. B

    Trailer Brake controller

    Has anyone tried this brake controller on a FZJ80? Tekonsha 90250 Prodigy RF Electronic Brake Control Link
  9. ColoradoSequoia

    Timbrens - work great for towing but... (FYI and advice needed)

    I tow a 5,500 dry weight travel trailer with my `13 LC. Without the AHC of the LX (and my previous 2nd gen Sequoia), I added Timbrens SES to level the ride and add additional support to the rear. Install: Install was straightforward. Removed existing bump stops on the frame and added the...
  10. HDJdreams

    Cruiser Brothers WAT valve body?

    @orangefj45 Did the 200 notice any improvement in MPG? How was it modded (gears/tires/weight)? My 2013 is heavily armored on 285/75R17s (33-34”) with stock gears and gets 12-13 mpg. I have a set of time 4.88s that will be going in soon, that will give it close to the same effective ratio as...
  11. HDJdreams

    Cruiser Brothers WAT valve body for A343F?

    Has anyone got the HD Nomad (Wholesale Automatic Transmissions) valve body kit VB5-343 (A343F paired to 1FZ) from Cruiser Brothers? https://www.cruiserbrothers.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/HD-Nomad-Valve-Body-Fact-Sheet.pdf I found one thread from a couple of years ago with 5 posts...
  12. cru1s3r

    SOLD  Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller + Harness

    I purchased this Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller and the custom wiring harness from eTrailer last September with the goal of using it in my 200 series Land Cruiser. However, I could not find a satisfactory place to mount it, so wound up purchasing and installing the Redarc unit...
  13. B

    Low RPM transmission stutter - towing

    Towed a uhaul 12x6 uhaul trailer loaded with about 1750 pounds of cargo. Ran from Dallas to Springfield MO. About 400 Miles. Truck ran fine and I used ETC Power for the tow to tighten up the TC. I noticed in the latter part of the trip that if I gave it the throttle it needed for a quick climb...
  14. CBPO

    Pulling out an 18 Wheeler with my FJ Cruiser

    I finally got around to uploading this video from last year. Enjoy!
  15. B

    Cleaning out the garage (Depo lights, WD hitch, 80 springs) MA

    Sold my 80 series a while back and have a few parts left over. Depo clear corners and bumper lights: $50 or best offer 80 series stock springs: free picked up Reese RP66082 weight distribution hitch with sway control: $250 or best offer Blackwatch racing small tire bags: $50 or best offer
  16. purdytj

    Reverse camera switch splice???

    Hi all, has anyone tried finding a wire to splice into to have the reverse camera on with a switch on the dash (or center console) in addition to when the gear selector is in reverse? I'd be OK with the reverse lights coming in as well when I switch it on. This function would be for off roading...
  17. W

    For Sale  16' Car Trailer Mooresville NC $1,500

    16 foot car trailer custom frame and upgraded axles. Brand new rims and tires. New led lights all around. Accepts a 2" ball $1,500 obo 9seven3-7zero3-98one9 1974 FJ 40 $9,750 08 Ford F350 $20,000
  18. KUpchu9702

    100 series rear bumper rated for towing?

    I am looking for an off-road rear bumper that can tow up to the 100's towing capacity of 6500 lbs. I presently have a Slee rear bumper with swingouts. It has a receiver on it, but Slee does not rate it, therefore no idea of what it is capable of towing. Does anyone know of anything available to...
  19. spaldam

    Flat Towing an '07 Auto FJ Cruiser 4x4

    I've got an '07 automatic tranny, and am looking at what it takes to flat tow it behind a C class. Looks like it can be done, and all I should have to do it disconnect the rear-drive shaft while leaving the tranny in park, and the transfer case in "H". However, it looks like I still need a lot...
  20. Assassin

    2005 Tacoma towing lights issue :((((

    i have a 2005 Tacoma 4 door long bed 4x4......several years ago towing my pop up camper on a 3000 mile trip . The towing lights stopped working ( long trip with no tail lights on camper). Check all fuses etc. Could never trace the problem down. So i bought the etailer kit tied into the taillight...
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