A ONE-OF-A-KIND N80 Hilux headlines a smorgasbord of off-road content in the September 2019 issue of 4x4 Australia, with the cutting-edge Toyota proving that the ‘right’ modifications are more important than ‘all’ the modifications.
If that doesn’t tick your boxes, perhaps a chopped GU Patrol does? The tidy unit may look clean-cut, but a massive Cummins V8 and trick aftermarket componentry give it plenty of go-anywhere brashness.
Another custom not for the faint-hearted is a purpose-built RAM 2500 that proves bigger is better. The track-belting American pick-up, pieced together by Trucks ’N’ Toys, is packed head-to-toe with quality aftermarket gear including a killer suspension set-up.
Custom 4x4 of the Year: 2018 Finalist - Trucks N Toys Ram 2500
We also took the second-gen HSV SportsCat for a quick spin at the Lang Lang Proving Ground. Boasting upgraded suspension to improve both on- and off-road performance, is the SportsCat 2 a worthy successor?
We delve in to learn the positives and negatives of 4x4 batteries, by chatting to the industry experts. Plus, we also dissect kinetic recovery ropes and explain why they’re becoming a safer recovery solution.
Got the travel bug? We’ve put some miles on our 4x4 tyres and ventured to some amazing towns and outback locales, including Rawson in Victoria and Wollemi NP in NSW. Keen on a bigger trip? In this issue we also explore WA’s Great Sandy Desert, as well as a few back tracks to Cape York.
WHAT ELSE IS THERE?
- MSA 4x4’s epic 6x6 build rolls on.
- Ranger and JL Wrangler shed updates.
- Terre Trek camper tested.
- Readers rigs, product tests and monthly columns.
- News, 4x4 events and plenty more.
The September 2019 issue of 4X4 Australia will be in stores from August 22.