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Date Registered: 01-2011
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Dave your bang on about the crappy position of the tie down points on the T31.

The jury is still out on where to put the recovery points.... i have two of your hooks sitting on the shelf in the shed purchased prior to looking ... as i just expected that i could bolt them on. emoticon

They will be used .....just another day or perhaps on another vehicle....

I will give the screw in eyelet a good working at fraser in less then a week.

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Date Registered: 12-2010
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Koobs.
I am planning trip to Fraser Isl in September. My relos in QLD have a Prado and a Patrol.
I hope to take the Exy but need to get to Orchid Beach where they stay.

I certainly hope that your comment "I will give the screw in eyelet a good working at fraser in less then a week" does not mean you expect lots of bogging down?

Would be interested in your trip report on appropriate post and any comments regarding any use of the recovery points.

Have a great trip........

ps have looked at other trip posts but only found one relating to getting to Orchard Beach. Worried about getting around Indian [sign in to see URL] in school holidays where our bigger cousins seem to chew up the track a hell of a lot.

Maybe there may be something to your comment...........

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No Probs Dave,
I will give you a full run down when back. We are staying at Marloo Blue up at Orchid, I spoke with the local coppers today they said the beach is currently in great shape, but will change after the school holidays (hence why we go before).

The rocks are easily passable at Nkgala so you can get all the way up to the top of sandy cape.

I am going to play with the tyre pressures abit so i can tell you what works best with us.

we leave here Thursday arvo.

So will cya on the flipside.



 

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Hi all

Dave - I have sent you a PM with some info give me a yell if i can be any further help.

Front Recovery Point was great no issues, no bends, no chasis damage (that i can tell) I now have the upmost confidence in using it.

18psi is what i ran, South Nkgala was hard to pass due to depth of soft sand, after that it was pretty plain sailing. Wathumba is getting harder to driver day by day, due to traffic.

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CB, Radator Grill mod,
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Thanks [sign in to see URL] responded to your PM and also read your trip report. Great pics.

Sounds like you had a great time and great to hear front recovery point was utilised OK with no probs.

Only 5 recoveries (3 front, 2 rear) and no school hols!!!

I still have some doubts with Fraser Island sand in School Hols and if I do use the exy I may exceed your 3 front end snatches. Oh [sign in to see URL] mind is relieved somewhat about those recovery points and I may just have to forewarn the relos in their Prado and Patrol to stay close in case I need [sign in to see URL] like I will ugghhhh.

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Just been reading up, and im surprised I haven't ripped my exy to bits by now!

About 4:15 you can see my exy being recovered using stock points on the rear, must have been under a huge amount of force...



So, I've found the following for the UK market and just wanted to double check them before ordering...

]Bolt Me Up - M10 x 30mm High Tensile

M10 is 17mm head size and a 10mm thread. I'm guessing the flange is only a good thing. Any thoughts?

Think i'll give the recovery points a nice red paint job while i've got them off.


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I had an interesting conversation with a guy at a 4x4 store last night...

I asked about there being any chance of fitting recovery points to the new T31 X-Trail and he said no, but then continued on to tell me most new vehicles they are struggling with putting on decent recovery points. He said most full 4x4 vehicles they are struggling with as there isn't enough clearance to fit the recovery point under the vehicle, yet have it useful for attaching a strap. It seems that the bumper at the front either sticks out too far or sits too low.

Most of the time they are encouraging people to get maxtrax now (he said as long as you have an 'open tread' pattern on your tyres) and this should get you out of most things. He particularly noted that the low weight of the X-Trail will definately make them useful. He said the only time they would generally not be up to the goods is when you are well and truely bogged, and he doubted you'd ever get your X-Trail into this.

He also cringed a little bit once he found out that there was a screw in eyelet for recovery, but didn't totally right it off. He just said he doesn't have much experience with them and hence doesn't know how reliable they are.

So I guess, we're not really that much worse off than proper 4WDs, and at least have a point that can be used. I'm going to try and get in contact with Nissan to find out the actual rating for the point like I did with the T30...
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Just go off the phone with Nissan Customer service. She said that the recovery points are rated twice the weight of the vehicle, so with my T31 TL, the recovery point is rated at roughly [sign in to see URL].

Doesn't quite make sense, as I'd imagine all X-Trails have been fitted with the same recovery point, and hence should have the same strength, that or the heavier vehicles (such as the Diesels) should be rated lower than the lighter petrol ones.

In any case, I'm happy I have a figure now, and this compares nicely to the old T30 which Nissan told me only had points rated to [sign in to see URL]. Having said that, the old T30 had 2 front recovery points which gave you a decent rating when using an equaliser strap, where as the newer T31 only has one front, and it appears no chance of adding another.

Since I've had the tow bar fitted, will most likely rely on rear recoveries for now using the equaliser between the tow bar point (make sure you do this safely!) and the rear recovery point, and only use the front when I have no choice.
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Have seen this T31 around work, and today noticed some subtle changes.

Not sure who the owner is, if I can track them down I will try and get some specs (notes on windows generally mean bad news at work, so I wont leave one.)

Home made/ custom chequer plate (looks 1mm) with 2 x 2.5 (?) tonne recovery hooks (appear to be same hooks as I have mounted on the T30, just orientated differently) mounted below, via plates welded to sub-frame(thats a guess)
Only real problem is the hooks hang low, however that would be mitigated by the fact that this T31 has 2 recovery points, making an equaliser strap viable.

Took these with my mobile, if the owner is on here I hope I haven't offended you or stolen your thunder, and I wouldn't mind having a yarn at some stage about your set up.

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Interesting to see that the front of the bash plate is all siliconed up, interesting to get off to change the oil.
By looking at all the bolts holding it on, it looks like that will take a while to get off too.

Looks like 2mm check plate and those hooks have been hitting a few things as well.
At least somebody gave it a go.

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