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    Quote Originally Posted by WoolyKebab View Post
    Mate appreciate the heads up! You've got me worried on the "doesn't like inclines" bit though - is that a gearing thing or engine thing?
    It's not that big of an issue. In most cases taking out overdrive it maintains speed. I think it a gearing thing, just needs a little more revs. Remember @100 km/h I'm sitting at 1800rpm.

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    Welcome to the forum. Since you are looking for things to do, fitting a strengthening kit to the rear spring mounts is a good mod. Especially if you intend to tow off road.

    There are a few kits available, either bolt on or weld on.

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    Appreciate the advice guys - no towing just yet but i'll know to look into that strengthening kit eventually. First question I got asked by a mate who 4WD's was "is it going to be a tourer or a bush pig?" The more I carry on, the more I understand the question.
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    New to 4WD'ing and just got me a cheap Patrol!

    FWIW WK Mate!
    The Blokes with strengthening your rear towers advice are 100% on the money.
    Regardless whether you’re towing or not brother the kinetic ‘bush pig’ downward forces will oneday start the bending/cracking, it’s just a matter of time.
    Serious design flaw of Mr Nissan’s in the day but hey, he got the toughest drivetrain on the market absolutely spot on, easy fix if caught early enough

    EDIT: Kinetic....Dynamic, can’t remember :-)
    “Bouncing the beast like a Kangawallaby”

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