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Is there such a thing as the perfect four-wheel drive?

By Matt Raudonikis, 19 Nov 2019 Opinion

Is there such a thing as the perfect four-wheel drive?

Some folks like a 4x4 with 44-inch tyres and a V8 conversion, others prefer a long-range tank and a decent bullbar.

WE LOVE BEING able to feature some of the best and most interesting modified 4x4 vehicles from around Australia and the world each month in 4X4 Australia.

These vehicles show there’s no end to the ingenuity and imagination of 4x4 owners and drivers. All sorts of vehicles are covered, from vintage Jeeps to diminutive Suzukis and the latest LandCruisers and Patrols, and nothing is off limits when it comes to the modifications performed.

Whether you’re simply adding a set of all-terrain tyres, a long range tank and a bullbar for long-distance touring with the family, or going all-out with 44-inch tyres, a V8 conversion, competition suspension and a roll cage for a rock crawler, the way you kit your fourby is a reflection of you and what you do. Everyone is different and has unique tastes and requirements, and the next bloke will probably do things differently to you; but it’s always interesting to see what others are doing.

MSA 4x4 SuperCruiser 6x6

How about the insane 6x6 LandCruiser build by MSA 4x4 Accessories, which we’ve been following this year? We have that completed truck in the December 2019 issue (in stores now). Or the sweet, black Jeep Gladiator on 37s we saw last month in the November issue? Two very different builds for different people and probably not to everyone’s liking, but interesting all the same. There are elements and accessories on each of them that we could adapt to our own builds.

It’s always fun to look back and compile our favourite Custom 4x4s of the Year, and that’s just what we’ve done in the December issue. Now it’s over to you to vote for your favourite rig and, in turn, go in to the draw to win a Maxxis tyres voucher valued at up to $2000.

Speaking of Maxxis, I’ve been mighty impressed with the Maxxis RAZR muddies fitted to our Ford Ranger. The Ranger is my interpretation of how a modern 4x4 ute can be built-for-purpose using some of the best products on the planet, to tour over any terrain. The Ranger is now more capable, functional and enjoyable to drive, so it has achieved its goals so far. However, it’s not finished yet and there are more goodies to come. Stay tuned!