The Readers' Rigs feature in the August 2019 issue of 4X4 Australia features an ensemble of classic Nissan Patrol and Toyota Land Cruisers, and modern fourbies from our enthusiastic readers.
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1986 NISSAN MK PATROL: KIERAN MINTER
(4x4 Australia Readers' Rigs Winner of the Month)
The Patrol runs plenty of gear including twin ARB lockers, custom drawer system, Brown Davis long-range fuel tank (160 litres), two-inch Old Man Emu lift, ARB deluxe winch bar, TJM rear bar, a fully rebuilt motor, front mount and a three-inch exhaust.
4x4 gear: Fuel tank buyers' guide
2018 NISSAN Y62 PATROL Ti: DALLAS SPENCER
The Patrol received a two-inch On Track lift and an engine tune. Kit includes an Opposite Lock front bar, Raslarr rear bar, 18-inch King Tremor wheels with 305/65R19 KO2s and Airbag Man airbags.
40 years of 4x4 Australia: Y62 Patrol first drive
JEEP WRANGLER: DAMIAN FERGUSON
The Wrangler is road-driven and Gymkhana-raced (nine first places out of 12 comps). Features include a supercharged 4.0, long-arm suspension, twin-locked, 37-inch Trepadors, Trail Gear Creeper Locks, chromo axles, Falcon brake conversion, custom one-tonne GM steering... the list goes on and on.
4x4 comparison: JL Wrangler v Jimny v G-Wagen
TOYOTA LAND CRUISER: MIKE HENDO
Mods since I’ve owned it (four weeks) include ROH vapour rims, Rhino-Rack Tradie rack, OME suspension upgrade, a tint, Gotya seat covers and Kings spotlights. It came with a two-way, rear drawers, fridge slide and BFG tyres. No trips as yet, but will be used for some weekends away in south-west WA very soon.
4x4 explore: Land Cruiser Heritage Museum
TOYOTA FJ45 LAND CRUISER: KYLE EWART
Upgrades include a two-inch lift with custom front leaves, dual batteries, custom roof console, snorkel, winch and bullbar. I love to take her up to the state forests and see what she’s made of.
Custom 4x4: Nefarious Kustoms FJ45 review
FORD RANGER FX4: GRAHAM EMBLETON
Aftermarket gear includes TJM bar work, 9500lb TJM winch, two-inch Tough Dog lift, 17-inch Auscar Bandit rims on 285/70/17 Hankook Dynapro MTs, TJM snorkel, Aeroklas canopy, Rhino racks and platform, custom drawers, fridge and 12V with solar, and a Kings awning. The best place I’ve been is Monkey Gum Fire trail, Yalwal (NSW), but planning a trip to Fraser and Cape York soon.
4x4 Adventure Series: Fraser Island trip