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Old 05-14-2013, 09:02 PM   #1
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Question Flat tow 1997 Toyota Land Cruiser

I was informed today that with a rear drive shaft disconnect this can be done safely.

I would appreciate any input.

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Old 05-14-2013, 09:57 PM   #2
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Toyota does not approve it for towing but with a drive shaft disconnect kit, it should be able to be towed 4-down just fine. I've attached an image to the bottom of this post from the Remco DSC site which will give the information.

I've also attached the Toyota TSB from 1999 for anybody else that needs to know which older Toyota models are approved by the factory for towing.

-harry
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:56 AM   #3
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Flat tow 97 Land Cruiser

Thanks Amanda. That's the kind of "thumb up" I was looking for.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:37 AM   #4
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Not wanting to be a stick in the mud here, but will the 4wd have a bearing on the issue? Maybe not if the front hubs can be unlocked but even with the transfer case in neutral on my old toad, I had to unlock the hubs. I might check a bit further if I were you
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Not wanting to be a stick in the mud here, but will the 4wd have a bearing on the issue? Maybe not if the front hubs can be unlocked but even with the transfer case in neutral on my old toad, I had to unlock the hubs. I might check a bit further if I were you
Absolutely, check into it further as I'm just getting the info from my buddy who tows a Toyota pickup. Neither one of us are really experts at this stuff and I, like many who post on internet forums, might come across as know-it-alls but often post very bad information.

If you haven't already purchased the Land Cruiser, blyons, be sure to check with Remco DSC, a Remco DSC dealer, or a knowledgeable RV shop that specializes in flat towing issues to discuss your options.

Again, the Land Cruiser is NOT approved by the manufacturer for 4-down towing.

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Old 05-15-2013, 04:41 PM   #6
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Good idea to check with Remco. There is no way to lock or unlock front hubs. Vehicle is full time 4WD. Smitty's in Houston rigged up my current Toad (Yukon 4WD) and are considered THE experts in that part of the country. The say no problem with rear driveshaft disconnect. However, I could feel a little warmer and fuzzier about the whole deal.

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