What is a TowPack™?
Our first TowPack™ started with the Hilux KZN/KUN gearboxes where we would see consistent failure of components as early as 80,000kms in vehicles carrying HEAVY toolboxes or towing. After being falsely accused of using Chinese bearings (yeah thanks Michael!), Brian was determined to prove he was a leader in the gearbox market. He therefore registered his designs and named them the TOWPACK™ series, applying the methodology of keeping the geartrain nice and tight whilst under load across multiple gearboxes and we now have over 40 TowPack™ gearboxes in our range!
Once we sold a few TowPack™ gearboxes to owners with increased engine power we found the TowPack™ mods were successful in lengthening the life span of their gearboxes.
This brought about the design of a 30% stronger gearset in our TowPack™ Xtreme range!
We invest heavily in R&D to ensure our modifications will stand up to the task. An example would be: After 5 gearbox failures in Gturbo Diesel Performance’s race vehicle (LC70 V8 Turbo Diesel) Graeme contacted us and we offered our TowPack VDJ Gearbox for testing! After a couple of tweaks, Graeme was delighted to finish his race without the gearbox missing a beat. These mods are now used in our TowPack series for these gearboxes !
Here is a video of the vehicle at its best – running 840mn torque.