RG Manual Colorado

Submitted: Sunday, Dec 28, 2014 at 22:41
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Broad question - Has anybody got one? Happy or not? Any good for towing? Appreciate any feedback, thanks.
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Reply By: Con_Qld - Monday, Dec 29, 2014 at 00:01

Monday, Dec 29, 2014 at 00:01
I have a Colorado LX Auto MY October 2013, got it in Feb 2014. I have been lucky, nothing electrical or mechanical problems. I tow a caravan ATM 3 ton and recently did 8,000 kms from Bris to Mareeba and return - very happy, lots of power and torque. Drove stock standard vehicle to Cape York without van fully loaded on highway tyres through rough tracks to running creek - survived that track..
Would have to upgrade suspension and put 2" lift as rear mudflaps are too low.
The auto is fantastic for a "truck".
There is a bit of wobble sometimes on highway speeds but did not worry me. I will do a proper tyre balance and wheel alignment when I put on Goodyear D697 when the highway tyres run out. Have done 19,000kms. Change oil every 7,500kms.
Just ask if you need to know more....Cheers..
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Reply By: Villatranquilla - Monday, Dec 29, 2014 at 15:31

Monday, Dec 29, 2014 at 15:31
our 2013 manual tows our 23' 3.2 ton van with ease - have done about 25000k's since new last Dec
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Reply By: gbc - Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014 at 06:22

Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014 at 06:22
There seems to be more than a few manual owners asking about getting a reduced first gear ratio in these. Do your own research. Any manual owners here got a comment?
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Follow Up By: Lucko - Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014 at 09:46

Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014 at 09:46
We have the manual RG towing 2.5T no worries, just gets better as it runs in. Yes gbc, an extra, or lower, first gear would be helpful. As far as a tow vehicle goes, we love it! We have the tray back crew cab, alloy canopy, carries all the toys, very happy camper!

Mark
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Follow Up By: Ol' Bunky - Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014 at 14:46

Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014 at 14:46
I do agree they need a lower gear for take-off, but most of the new little diesels do, big lack of low down torque from tricked up small motors I think.
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Reply By: Member - Nutta - Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014 at 22:02

Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014 at 22:02
If towing i think an auto is the only way to go imo.

Too many stories of clutches burning out in the manuals whilst towing weight, all brands that is.
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Follow Up By: Slow one - Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014 at 07:06

Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014 at 07:06
Nutta,

Not all brands. BT50 and Ranger have a 5.441 first gear ratio and a solid flywheel.

RG Colly 4.02, Hi-lux 4.13, D-max 4.326, Triton 4.313 and Navara 3.58
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Follow Up By: gbc - Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014 at 07:15

Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014 at 07:15
The manual col also sees a heap of nm stolen by the computer in manual form - back to 440 odd max. Still a good tow truck but less reason to like it over the auto.
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Follow Up By: Member - Nutta - Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014 at 08:49

Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014 at 08:49
Good to hear slow one, bout time one of them got it right!
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Reply By: scottwittkopp - Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014 at 22:13

Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014 at 22:13
2010 lx colorado done 130,000
New heavy duty clutch, 2 inch lift
Good towing had airbags but don't tow anymore so removed for better ride and to engage leafs
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Follow Up By: gbc - Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014 at 09:33

Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014 at 09:33
Thats an rc colorado. I had one and yes they were great, but a completely different car to the one in question.
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Reply By: scottwittkopp - Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014 at 12:38

Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014 at 12:38
Whoops excuse my ignorance
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