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Thread: Tow Hitch Removal.

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Mar 2016

    Tow Hitch Removal.

    Quote Originally Posted by dirvine View Post
    Thanks but I think the reason its in two bits is that the tyres I run are really too big and I think they have rubbed on it. I am not sure I really need it anyway. But thanks for the offer.
    Have you tried delaying your spare? I hear they fit better
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  2. #12
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Yes I did deflate the tyre when it was new. I rotate the tyres every 10K and only noticed that it had split this time. With the standard hitch in place even though its a D4 type, the tyre needed to be raised with the hitch side raised in 1st. However I did notice this time with about 40K on the tyre, it can now be raised like the old 19" tyre. Diameter of tyre is now a lot less. I do wonder if the heatshield is really needed in any case. It still hangs there on the two brackets, just that its now in two separate pieces.
    2016.5 TDV6 Graphite D4, Corris Grey, APT sliders, Goe air comp plate, UHF & HF radio, Airflow snorkel, Discrete Winch,Compomotive rims with 265/65/18 KO Ta's, LLAMs, Traxide dual battery with winch set up, EAS emergency kit,

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