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Readers' 4x4: A-list adventure rigs

By 4x4 Australia, 10 Feb 2019 Reviews

Readers 4x4 A-list adventure rigs feature

January's Readers' Rigs is ready to rumble.

To get involved, post a pic and a description of your rig on our special site here or post it to our Facebook page

We feature a bunch of readers’ rigs in the magazine each month, where we award one lucky punter with a $200 voucher to spend at Piranha Off Road.

Show us what you got on Readers' Rigs

TOYOTA LAND CRUISER 105 SERIES: BEN HIGGINS
(4x4 Australia Readers' Rigs Winner of the Month)

I WAS lucky enough to inherit the wagon from my work of 18 years, after this wagon served for over a decade as the work runabout. Stock standard at the time and slightly abused, it’s been a work in progress.

I’ve since added an Ironman front bar and Runva 11xp winch. Ironman two-inch lift and caster correction bushes, Ironman snorkel, and STEDI light bars. Extractors and 2.5-inch exhaust, Fyrlyt 9-inch Nemesis driving lights, 33-inch BFG KM2 mud terrains on steel rims, full roof basket with Kings side awning, and a Uniden UHF. My favourite mod has to be the front and rear Elockers, which completely change the vehicle’s performance.

There are more than 450,000km on the clock and it’s never let me down. It’s taken us through Bunyip, Walhalla, Coopers Creek, all around Swifts Creek and Omeo, and a few hunting trips into NSW. Not the fanciest rig, but I’m happy with the old girl.

4x4 Adventure Series: Victorian High Country

2017 JEEP WRANGLER: MICHAEL WILKIE

Mods include: 4.5-inch lift, Hurricane fenders, Alpine 9-inch stereo with reversing camera, Alpine X speakers, 2 x Rigid Radiance spotlights, Jeep leather upgrade, 5 x KMC Rockstar rims (9x20), 37-inch Nitto Grapplers, Rigid Radiance light bar, Smittybilt X20 10K winch, XRC MOD front bar, XRC Gen 2 rear bar, XRC Stinger, TMD bonnet, 4.88 gearing, rear diff lock, ProCal Module, Magnaflow twin-tip exhaust, DV8 fastback, angry grille look, red LED Concepts projector angel-eye headlights, LED tail-lights, ARB diff cover, swaybar disconnects, TeraFlex suspension fitted with Fox 2.0 shocks, 3m satin wrap, iDRIVE throttle control, Uniden UHF radio and aerial fitted, and an ARB twin compressor. New diffs hopefully in the New Year.

1984 TOYOTA BJ40: MASAUD GONDAL

THIS photo of ‘Devil’s Love’ was taken just after Naran at the bank of the Kunhar River, Pakistan. We started this project in March 2016 and it’s almost 95 per cent done. We did this project in Dunyapur near Multan. For a full list of mods, check it out on Facebook: @devilslovepk

LAND ROVER DEFENDER 110: AMANDA CORDERY

Photo taken on Frenchmans Track, Cape York. Mods include XGS shock absorbers, XGS steering damper, XGS spring coils, and XGS lift kit. It has been to Fraser, Cape York (from Brissie) and the Queensland outback (Winton, Longreach and surrounding areas). Bring on the next adventure!

TOYOTA LAND CRUISER PRADO: FRANZ NIEUWENHUIZEN

Photo taken near Tenterfield, on our way home after a Cape York trip. Mods include 2-inch lift, dual batteries, winch, ARB bullbar and rooftop tent, TJM side-steps and brush bars, snorkel, Cooper ST Maxx tyres, Engel fridge and homemade drawer system. Oh, I forgot Ironman shocks, and it’s the six-speed 3.0L turbo-diesel… of course.

TOYOTA LAND CRUISER PRADO: LACH DOWN

I picked up the Prado a couple of weeks ago. Was a one-owner vehicle and in epic condition. It will be a perfect base for me to kit-out for touring. The snorkel is on its way and then suspension, bar work/winch and accessories. It’s awesome!