2017 was huge for quality aftermarket kit. Here are six of the best.
IRONMAN 4X4 FUEL TANK
IRONMAN 4x4 has completed the design of its Nissan NP300 Navara long-range diesel fuel tank. The 140-litre tank, designed to give maximum fuel capacity without affecting ground clearance and departure angles, is manufactured from 2mm aluminised steel. It is also MIG welded and powdercoated.
RRP: $885 Website: www.ironman4x4.com.au
IRONMAN 4X4 NO LOOP BULLBAR
This new steel bullbar from Ironman 4x4 offers a minimalist appearance without sacrificing toughness or the ability to fit accessories such as lights and radio aerials. The No Loop bar improves the approach angle of your off-road rig and includes integrated mounting points for fitment of driving lights.
There is provision to fit a winch, and the bar also includes inbuilt fog lights and LED indicator lights. The bar meets ADR standards and is airbag compatible. The tough black powdercoat finish is matched by the rugged polyurethane bumpers, and you can even option a single chrome loop for an additional cost.
The No Loop bar is available now for Nissan’s NP300 Navara, Mitsubishi’s MQ Triton (2015+), Hilux (2015+), Ford PXII Ranger and Everest, the MY17 Colorado and Isuzu’s MY17 D-Max. The single chrome loop kit is available for all these vehicles.
Website: www.ironman4x4.com RRP: $1315 (bar); $247.50 (optional single chrome loop kit)
TERRAIN TAMER WATER PUMP
These tough new replacement water pumps feature a one-piece casting for robustness, with each unit precision-machined for excellent sealing and to eliminate the potential for leaks. This top-notch engineering also means a proper fit to your rig. The Terrain Tamer water pump range features heavy-duty bearings, ceramic seals and nitrile O-rings for maximum durability and longevity.
Plus, these features also assist a regulated flow, with each unit tested to ISO/TS16949:2009 quality standards for optimum safety and reliable performance. This new range from Terrain Tamer is constantly expanding and currently offers water pumps for popular Toyota, Nissan, Ford, Isuzu, Mazda and Mitsubishi 4WDs.
ARB ELEMENTS 60L FRIDGE
ARB’s 60-litre Elements weatherproof fridge-freezer features 304-grade stainless steel construction, protective corner mouldings, electronic lock system, gas struts, heavy-duty stainless steel hinges and more. It can be locked down securely thanks to a tamper-proof mounting kit (there’s also a tie-down kit and fridge slide available).
A uniform temperature is achieved via the full-height evaporator that adds surface area and improves efficiency. The control panel is weatherproof, with its touchpad easily accessed. The display shows DC voltage supply. The front and rear handles are recessed, as are the AC and DC sockets. It’s 440mm (H), 820mm (D) and 490mm (W), and weighs 31kg.
Website: www.arb.com.au RRP: $1699 (East Coast metro pricing)
IRONMAN 4X4 CAMP CHAIRS
Ironman 4x4 has released four new camp chairs. All models include a robust steel frame, with wide stabilising feet and durable fabrics. The Deluxe Soft Arm is lightweight with soft arms, both of which include an integrated can holder and pocket. The Deluxe Hard Arm includes a rear locking tab system that is fast to set up – it has a side can holder off the seat base.
This chair is wider and has a 150kg weight capacity. Also available is the Mid Size Low Back (rated 130kg), which is compact and light but still offers high-construction levels. All have a carry bag and are super quick to set up.
RRP: $59 Deluxe Soft; $69 Deluxe Hard; $79 Deluxe Lounge; $39 Mid Size Low Back
MSA 4X4 EXPLORER STORAGE DRAWER SYSTEM
THIS system is claimed to be one of the lightest on the market, and it offers more internal storage space than similar-sized units. The patented system uses a bunch of new tech for optimum durability, top-notch build quality and ease-of-use.
The system’s patented Pro-Glide tech provides smooth opening for load weights of up to 250kg per pair of drawers. Another appealing feature is its capacity to over-extend when opening, allowing full access. Another patent – the open-stay block – keeps the drawers open even when the vehicle is on a steep incline, while the locks are designed to ensure the drawers cannot be leveraged open.
It has a raft of available accessories (fridge slides, drop slides, fridge barriers), is ADR compliant and is covered by MSA 4x4’s Lifetime Guarantee. Available at all good 4x4 retailers.