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Old 09-22-2016, 06:57 PM   #1
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4Runner/Lexus GX460/470

Anybody using either of these as a 4 down toad? They are my first choices but also considering GMC and FOMOCO SUVs. Any insights are greatly appreciated. Will be towing with 2011 Ventana with 350 Cummins.
Also, where is a good place for purchase/ install of base plates and wiring in Detroit area or elsewhere in Michigan.
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Old 09-25-2016, 05:43 PM   #2
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Steve you might want to do a little research as the toads you listed are not that easy to set up for towing except on a dolly. Go to the link below I tight help you out also look up the towing guide.
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I have an '05 LC. Toyota says "NO" to flat towing.

That said, there's a dude on IH8MUD.com who has a LX470 with lots of flat towing mileage. GX models are have a very similar drivetrain.

Personally I didn't want to risk killing my transfer case by towing (lack of lubrication as the input shaft isn't spinning, or so they say), so I traded my wife's Pilot in on a GM 4WD sport-ute. Win for her, and I get to keep my LC ;-)

Looking back, I should have gotten a Ford Expedition. All you have to do to tow (besides installing base plate etc.) is shift T-case into neutral, and enable "flat tow mode."

GM vehicles require disconnecting battery which I think is quite inconvenient, even with a switch to do so.
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I have a Gx that I would love to tow. I just couldn't find anyone that really did it for a number of miles. I was too scared to try, so I bought a cheap Jeep
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