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RWB_XSTAR
01-27-2009, 08:09 PM
....EDIT, as the winner is...2k4 Denali (posted on 2nd page)...

Ok, not looking for an argument on towing...just opinions on this one. Do you think a 2004 Range Rover will tow my XSTAR? I only tow 10 to 15 miles to the lake and wanted something to also hit the town (something ya don't see everyday)

Other option which I know will tow better is picking-up a 2004 Denali. I've seen a lot of both come across some local auctions lately.

east tx skier
01-27-2009, 08:11 PM
From my friend that had a RR, you will literally get to watch your gas gauge fall when you tow with it. Fun cars. He had a pretty good maintenance bill with his. That one looks to be a bit newer model though, so things could have certainly changed.

RWB_XSTAR
01-27-2009, 08:17 PM
I'm worried about the maintenance as well...I hear they aren't very reliable and cost a lot to fix. I've been sold on a Denali forever, but can't get the Rover off my mind.

Covi
01-27-2009, 08:20 PM
That rig will tow the boat no problem! Never mind it's bad a$$

duckguy
01-27-2009, 08:39 PM
It will tow it and I dunno man that one is pretty cool!

jgarner
01-27-2009, 09:10 PM
It will definately tow it without any issues. I had a Land Rover Discovery II and the maintenance was eating me alive and I ended up ditching it. There are super nice rides and very cool, however I doubt the reliablilty factor. That was my experience anyway.

Chicago190
01-27-2009, 09:10 PM
How are the transmissions and brakes on newer RRs? I know they have a bad reputation for reliability, so I would look at the things that are stressed the most by towing. I would ask your question here: http://www.rangerovers.net/forum/

Edit: If you have a black X-Star, I would buy it anyway, and throw a set of matching wheels on the trailer.

Slinkyredfoot
01-27-2009, 09:19 PM
I always liked these..what motor does this have?

brucemac
01-27-2009, 09:26 PM
i can't speak from personal experience, but i do know several close friends who dabbled with RR over the last 4-5 years. all i can say is, RUN don't walk as fast as you can. :)

+1 for the denali. my 06 denali xl has been great.

RWB_XSTAR
01-27-2009, 09:45 PM
Will be pairing with this, so I'm going black on either ride, with funds being tight...the Denali is still prob the way to go. Can pick-up an '04 w/Navi for 14k that is in great shape. Range above would be about $20k.

JohnE
01-27-2009, 09:57 PM
Denali sounds like a better choice. RR does get the nod for wow factor.

east tx skier
01-27-2009, 10:07 PM
Denali sounds like a better choice. RR does get the nod for wow factor.

Very well put. Even if regular towing is just 10--15 miles, that occasional long trip would make me go with the Denali. I had a fun truck that doubled as a tow vehicle for a while. Not the same, but similar in that it gulped fuel, could tow the snot out of anything, and cost a fortune in maintenance. Sure, the 84 Jeep Grand Wagoneer isn't quite as slick as a RR, but there are similarities. As much as I enjoyed that truck, after towing my boats and others around with my expedition for the last five years, I wouldn't go back.

Cool looking truck though for sure!

h2oskifreak
01-28-2009, 01:26 AM
If funds are tight as you mentioned, go w/ the Dalali. I have friends with RR's and they are not reliable and cost a fortune to maintain. It works for them because they are millionaires from Aspen. They just don't care how much cool costs. I actually had a friend take his in for a $1,000.00 repair and left w/ a new $80K ride. Doesn't sound like your situation. I would go Dalali simply for the cost of ownership. Nice MC by the way.

RWB_XSTAR
02-20-2009, 05:32 PM
And the winner is..... 2k4 Denali. Now I'm debating on Black/Chrome or all Chrome rims. Black/Chrome may match the trailer set-up, but worried it may not be what I expect. Can't go wrong in all Chrome for looks and hitting the town, just not as unique.

tbd01
02-20-2009, 05:47 PM
black with chrome fo sure!
those some nice wheels.

thatsmrmastercraft
02-20-2009, 06:30 PM
The problem with black wheels is that they look great stationary at 15 feet. At a greater distance, or once they are moving, the black fades into the background. More chrome = more flash!

shepherd
02-20-2009, 06:35 PM
Good choice. Nice looking ride RWB!

scott023
02-20-2009, 06:53 PM
I know you made the right vehicle choice RWB, that will be one bad a$$ set up. If it were me, I'd go with the all chrome rims on the Denali... more bling. Peace

brucemac
02-20-2009, 08:01 PM
nice! tossup on the wheels. i don't think you could go wrong either way. does that have the 6.0?

i love my 06 denali xl

TMCNo1
02-20-2009, 08:03 PM
All chome for sure!:twocents:

scramison
02-20-2009, 08:05 PM
And the winner is..... 2k4 Denali. Now I'm debating on Black/Chrome or all Chrome rims. Black/Chrome may match the trailer set-up, but worried it may not be what I expect. Can't go wrong in all Chrome for looks and hitting the town, just not as unique.

Go all black with the rims and then murder the truck out!


Congrats on your decision.

The problem with black wheels is that they look great stationary at 15 feet. At a greater distance, or once they are moving, the black fades into the background. More chrome = more flash!

Yea but you have to wash the wheels every other time out. I have chrome on my Titan and it is a lot to keep up with. Plus black does better if you bump the curb. No worrying about chipping of the chrome plating

RWB_XSTAR
02-20-2009, 08:11 PM
It's like a 50/50 split among all my buddies as well. If I do the back I will have to get some Blacked out LED tail lights and a black GMC Logo up front. I think Black/Chrome will match the trailer set-up and be a bit more unique.

Here are some pics from the website, they have a Denali w/all chrome on it. They just don't have anything with the Black/Chrome.

http://www.wtwcorp.com/dbl-215.html

brucemac
02-20-2009, 08:13 PM
yeah, with that new boatmate setup and wheels, i'm leanin' black with chrome. you'll always wonder if you go chrome it sounds like.

pbloss
02-21-2009, 12:13 PM
Honda Ridgeline Kicks as towing. FWD system is amazing.

CottagerGreg
02-21-2009, 01:25 PM
Looks good Rahn!

I'd go with the blk/chrome to match the trailer! Also try to keep the rims 22"-24" to get a nicer ride... 22" is ideal though for load rating and "cushon" for those bumps and occasional pot hole..

RWB_XSTAR
03-03-2009, 09:53 PM
Thanks for all the feedback. The winner was an option not listed. Chrome with Black inserts! Can't wait to hit the lake in another couple weeks and tow in style of course!

thatsmrmastercraft
03-03-2009, 10:03 PM
That is a sharp looking ride!

scott023
03-03-2009, 10:16 PM
Looks great!