Blueys 200 series GX

Bluey

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Ok the cats out the bag my new tow car getting its van wireing done today went for drive yesterday nice powerfull comfy no more mucking around with 3 litre motors although the prado has done it well and hard but never failed me the cruiser will do it better and easy
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It does look good, nice and clean with just a hint of red dirt...................................you will be able to tow and carry your gear around without fear of scallies grabbing you......You can buy a bigga boat as well and have room for that surfboard thats rotting away in a shed........lol,lol,lol,lol,lol,lol.
 
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Nice tow and like the colour. Now the fun starts with setting it up how you like it.

My three favourite modifications are:
- Toyo AT2 tyres. ($1200-$1500)
- Australian made full Sheepskin Seat covers (~$900)
- Australian made "Drifta" rear draws with ½ cargo barrier (~$2000)

Plenty of other fun mods that you can do to your GX @Bluey

Those are just my three favourites, enjoy your new tow.
 
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Bluey

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Looks good, is it new or 2nd hand. I too am tempted to replace the Prado with a similar 200GX.
Second hand 2014 model last model before DPFs came in 111ks it was a Govenment car
A yard in melb brought it at auction it made its way to melb ...... ... theres only 124ks i dont know about from when they where finnished with it october last year and when it appeared in melb the full history i mostly know what its done mainly 100ks an hr most of its life better than ploding around town i hope
Oh i didnt replace prado i still got it and will never sell it
 
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Bluey

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Nice tow and like the colour. Now the fun starts with setting it up how you like it.

My three favourite modifications are:
- Toyo AT2 tyres. ($1200-$1500)
- Australian made full Sheepskin Seat covers (~$900)
- Australian made "Drifta" rear draws with ½ cargo barrier (~$2000)

Plenty of other fun mods that you can do to your GX @Bluey

Those are just my three favourites, enjoy your new tow.
Goodness me @yabbietol take it easy im just getting over byeing it need side steps first i think then better radio with reverse camera and front camera ??
With van wireing today i got him to put 2 ......12 volt plugs for kids one on each side in the back and one heavier gauge wire for fridge so 3 plugs looks good nice job done pics to come of it
It has a red arch 40 amp battery thing to charge second battery as they are split not how they come from new it runs winch......now the 12 volt plugs in the back.... fridge in van hes done a good job i think
 

Bluey

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Few pics of it hooked up test drive was good very happy with how it tows very powerfull and stable oh and comfy i need a new part for the reese tow hitch so i can lower the ball mine is fully down but i need it lower...... standed springs and shocks and it handled it quite well ......
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Nice, just needs a lift, new tyres and wheels, window tint and a new bull bar, then you are all set.
Then maybe an exhaust and re-map, stock lock up kit and anything else I missed.

Sorry love spending other people’s money
New bull bar what !!!!!! Its got one toyota ones ok isnt it .... its got a superwinch in it all fitted bye toyota
 
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Heres where i put the 12 volt plugs
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Now the tow hitch seems to be 100mm or so diffrance in a level van and cruisers or the WDH tow ball
So do i lift the vans coupling up to top of draw bar ????? Could be dramas in doing that with reverseing tight turns ????????
Or do i just put a huge plough system on my hitch weather i use the bars is here or there but the balls way off ploughs look crap but maybe its the only way
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Look forward to hearing from the brains trust
And theres a big bracket that sticks out the side of where the bars go on can i cut it off i never put anything on it but it must be for somthing
 

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Heres where i put the 12 volt plugs
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Now the tow hitch seems to be 100mm or so diffrance in a level van and cruisers or the WDH tow ball
So do i lift the vans coupling up to top of draw bar ????? Could be dramas in doing that with reverseing tight turns ????????
Or do i just put a huge plough system on my hitch weather i use the bars is here or there but the balls way off ploughs look crap but maybe its the only way
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Look forward to hearing from the brains trust
And theres a big bracket that sticks out the side of where the bars go on can i cut it off i never put anything on it but it must be for somthing
Your van hitch is a bit high there fella.
 
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First things first, whatever you do decide if you’re going get it lifted before you try to get the van level.
If the lift is some way off then just stick a spacer block under the van coupler to drop the van a bit so it at least looks level.
Don’t trust those little spirit levels if your trying to work out exactly if its level. Best bet is to measure frame to ground back & front.

Looks like a really good rig all round, enjoy.
 
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Do some measurements as I said so you don't buy some monster fitting, always amazes me folks that have lifted their tug only to put a plough on the back to get hung up with...........................but adding a 50mm block would be better if not enough then a smaller plough bracket could be used.