AnswerID: 266869 Submitted: Tuesday, Oct 16, 2007 at 18:33
Member - Matt (Perth-WA)
Will I believe this happened to the LC Troopys around the same time the Landrover Discovery first came out with their 3500ish kg braked towing capacity.
One year the LC was about 2500ish kg and the next it was 3500ish kg to be competitive with the LR. There was no engineering changes and yet Toyota dont want to know about the enquires the Auto Heavy lecturer has made as to why he cant chage the towing limit of his vehicle.
The are next to no-one willing to change and sign off on the mod to increase the towing limit so he is forced with selling his Troopy and buying another a few years younger to solve his dilema of towing the caravan he wants.
(the figures are from memory and I know they are not exact....so not interested in arguing the finer points)
Sorry this doesnt help your situation but just highlighting its no uncommon for a manufacturer to change a towing limit when there has been no changes in the vehicle itself.
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