HERE’S are five reader-submitted 4x4s picks that was recently featured on the September issue of 4x4 Australia.
2000 JEEP WRANGLER TJ: CATHERINE KERR
(4x4 Australia Readers' Rigs Winner of the Month)
I’ve had it for just over a year. Kit includes a Smittybilt front and rear bar, Warn winch, Raslarr snorkel, Bushwacker flares, Pro Comp rims with Toyo 35-inch muddies, a light bar, CB radio and Skyjacker lift kit.
It’s currently at Double Black Off Road getting some work done: new leather seats, exhaust and extractors, rock sliders and a long-arm 3.5-inch lift kit. I haven’t done too much 4WDing to date, but I love Bunyip and Kinglake.
1986 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER BUNDERA RJ70: KJELD STREATFELDWEBAL
I bought it in 2013 with 97,000km. Mods include 2.5-inch suspension lift, 33x12.5-inch tyres, Nitro 4.88 diff gears, rear ELocker, braided and extended brake lines, Superior Engineering comp-spec drag link and tie rod, as well as Panhard rods, custom rear bar, unknown steel front bar with Runva 11xp winch, LED spotlights and light bar, custom stainless steel snorkel, dual batteries using TJM management, custom 2.25-inch exhaust, roof rack and awning, and a DIY rear shelf inside. Best place has to be Cape York in 2015; the little Bundy did the whole thing fault-free.
2007 TOYOTA HILUX SR V6: STEVEN LOLLBACK
I’ve had it about five years. Mods... where to start? There were so many little custom modifications to make it how I like it. The major ones include ARB bars front and rear, many lights, and bigger wheels. One trip that stands out is Cameron Corner; I love the desert country.
4x4 Explore: NSW's Corner Country
2009 NISSAN NAVARA: ROD CAMPBELL
I bought it new in 2009. It’s done 360,000km and it’s still going strong. I built it for work and play. The best place I’ve taken it would be Pinnibar and Blue Rag, and every camping trip I’ve been on.
1988 MILITARY DEFENDER 110 PERENTIE FFR: MICK SHIELDS
I bought it stock standard for $14,000, with a 3.9-litre Isuzu 4BD1 engine plus a military trailer. Fitted a KLR Automotive Garret turbo and three-inch exhaust system, increasing power output from 45kW to 110kW, as well as a Redarc BEGT gauge to monitor the turbo.
Also fitted a KLR power steering kit, a 250W rooftop solar panel to a four-battery auxiliary power system, Hard Korr lightbar and spotties, Wanderer camp awning, and a Hema HX-1 Navigator. Been across the top of NSW from Newcastle to the Simpson Desert, visiting Birdsville, Innamincka, Tibooburra, Louth, Boomi and Moree.