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Readers’ 4X4s: D-Max, Rubicon, Amarok

By Tristan Tancredi, 18 Jan 2017 Reviews

Readers’ 4X4s: D-Max, Rubicon, Amarok

Readers Rigs’, Part 14: User-submitted 4x4s.

DID you get out and about over the holiday period? Perhaps you’re still out discovering Australia’s hidden gems. If not, here’s the next collection of Readers’ Rigs taken from all over the country to give you inspiration.

Check out more Readers’ Rigs here.

The next time you’re exploring some of Australia’s rarely ventured tracks, take a picture of your 4x4 and post it on 4X4 Australia’s Facebook page. It may get published in the mag one day and, if we really like it, perhaps you’ll even see it on the cover of 4X4 Australia!

Rachel Galna Isuzu D-Max 2015 ISUZU D-MAX LS-T: RACHEL GALNA

WHAT IT’S GOT: Ironman winch, bullbar, brush bars and sidesteps painted hammer tone, two-inch-lifted 265/75/17 Coopers; long-range tank, 42-inch light bar, dual battery system and a DC/DC charger. Just did a tray conversion and it’s now ready for a Jackoff Camper.

Fred Reitz Jeep Liberty 2011 JEEP LIBERTY KK – FRED REITZ

WHAT IT’S GOT: OME suspension 4.56 gears, LOKKA lockers, JBA UCAs, Trick Pro Motorsports custom snorkel, ATH winch, bumper and rock sliders, TeraFlex bump stops and one hell of a custom-made RTT trailer with all the amenities. Born in the USA, inspired by Australian overland rigs.

Peter Colthup Jeep Rubicon 2016 JEEP RUBICON – PETER COLTHUP

WHAT IT’S GOT: Most of the goodies come standard, like lockers front and rear, swaybar disconnect, crawler transfer case, bigger diffs, 4.1 gears, added two-inch lift, 34-inch tyres, winch, front bar, high-lift-jack mount, heat-reduction bonnet and a few other goodies. Easily the most capable 4WD I’ve ever driven.

Dallas Pointon VW Amarok Trendline 2012 VW AMAROK TRENDLINE – DALLAS POINTON

WHAT IT’S GOT: Six-speed manual, 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel, GME XRS Connect UHF with GME aerial, 40mm Bilstein lift in front and 25mm lift blocks in rear with H&R coils, Opposite Lock 9in Nitro LED spotlights, 265/65/17 BFG KO2s on 17x8in Dynamic steelies, AFN bullbar with winch mount and a 130L long-range fuel tank.

Wayne Chapman 105 Series Toyota Landcruiser 105 SERIES TOYOTA LAND CRUISER – WAYNE CHAPMAN

WHAT IT’S GOT: Air lockers front and rear, ARB bar and rear-wheel carrier, 180L long-range tank (as well as 90L regular tank), OME 2in lift, Outback drawers, ARB spotties, cargo barrier, MSA drop slide, ARB 60L fridge, and Cooper STT 33in tyres. 80 Series trailer has a Bundutec three-sided poleless awning, and an IKEA memory-foam mattress for sleeping and camping bliss.

Michael Gonzalez Toyota Prado Kakudu TOYOTA PRADO KAKADU – MICHAEL GONZALEZ

WHAT IT’S GOT: I walked into ARB and said “I’ll have one of almost everything please”. Foxwing awning, roof lights and LED running lights all around and a DP chip and exhaust upgrade. I only replaced the TJM front coils, as I can’t give up the Kakadu air-ride suspension.

Mitch Perks Toyota Prado 2014 TOYOTA PRADO 150 – MITCH PERKS

WHAT IT’S GOT: Three-inch lift, front and rear air lockers, ARB deluxe front bar, Kaymar dual wheel carrier, 17x9in Fuel Off-Road wheels, MT 285/70 ATZ P3s, Warn Zeon 10-S, ARB Intensity lights, 42-inch light bar, Redback three-inch exhaust, Outback drawers, custom rear battery system, Redarc BCDC1240, Redarc 120W solar panel, Rhino Rack Pioneer tray, Black Duck black denim seat covers, ARB twin air compressor… the list goes on.

Duck Rogers Toyota Prado 2015 TOYOTA PRADO 150 2.8L – DUCK ROGERS

WHAT IT’S GOT: ARB steel winch bar, ARB sidesteps, OME BP-51, SmittyBilt X20 Gen 2 winch, IPF HID spots, Redarc dual battery, 240W solar panels, ARB recovery points, ARB steel roof rack, ARB twin compressor, dual Lightforce rear work lights, Icom 450 UHF, RFI antenna, and an Open Sky awning.