ON OUR travels we encounter plenty of four-wheel drives – new, old and tinkered – but there are a few that linger in our memories more than most.
We’ve squeezed 14 of these custom creations into a special edition of our magazine, and hopefully they can provide some inspiration on your next, first or current build.
MASSIVE: June issue OUT NOW
The fettled fourbie on the cover is a 6.6-litre V8 Duramax-powered Nissan GU Patrol good for an earth-rumbling 2000Nm and 863 rear-wheel horsepower. It’s not the only Duramax-powered unit in this magazine, with a Ford Ranger that copped similar treatment also gracing these pages.
Flick through the mag and you’ll see more a whole lot more mind-melting masterpieces including a 200 Series Land Cruiser converted to six-wheel drive, a mutant Holden Tonner with a 6.2-litre LS3 donk, one of the meanest 79 Series you’ll lay eyes on, a Ranger done right with 14-inch-travel Fox coil-over shocks, and a Ram 2500 and Ford F250 that prove big trucks do it better.
In addition to the custom metal, we’ve plucked out some of the best new aftermarket equipment currently in catalogues.
WHAT ELSE IS THERE?
- A mega-tough red Hilux.
- Classic FJ45 ‘Trophy Truck’.
- Bite-sized Suzuki Sierra.
- D-Max maximised for remote travel.
- Jeepster Commando spotted at SEMA.
This special edition issue of 4X4 Australia is in stores June 10.