HERE’S are five reader-submitted 4x4s picks that was recently featured on the August issue of 4x4 Australia.
2014 VOLKSWAGEN AMAROK ULTIMATE: FELIX KO
(4x4 Australia Readers' Rigs Winner of the Month)
I’ve had it since 2015. Mods are: ARB Sahara Bar, ARB Intensity AR32 and AR40 lights, STEDI fog lights, Warn winch, ARB sidesteps, Kaymar rear bar, ARB Ascent canopy, 55L water tank, Outback Solutions drawers and fridge slide, Rhino Pioneer roof rack, ARB awning, PWR intercooler, Crispmods intake, CouplerTec rustproofing, Delta 18-inch wheels, Cooper ST Maxx tyres (33s), 3-inch Manta exhaust, TJM snorkel, ARB bash plates, ECU tune by Euro Car Upgrades, GME XRS connect, ARB twin air compressor, Redarc BMS, Long Ranger auxiliary tank, Outback Armour Expedition front coils, Roadsafe diff drop kit, Marks 4WD upper control arms, OME rear leaf springs, and more. I’ve taken it to Bribie Island, Moreton Island, Reedy Creek, Land Cruiser Mountain Park, Coffs Harbour, Glasshouse Mountains and Fraser Island.
2003 JEEP TJ WRANGLER: LIAM KELLY
I’ve had it around a year now and it’s fairly standard. It has a 2-inch lift, 31-inch all-terrains, an upgraded aluminium radiator, a snorkel and UHF radio. I haven’t had it out as much as I’d like, but Wilbinga just north of Perth is my favourite location. It has twisty tracks, hill climbs and decent fishing if there’s not much seaweed around.
2012 NISSAN GU PATROL ZD30: KEVIN COOKE
I have had it for 2.5 years and it was stock when I bought it. I’ve added a 2-inch Old Man Emu lift, 3-inch Manta exhaust from Turbo Back. ECU tune, Kings winch, rear drawers, Redarc DC/DC charger, dual batteries, roof rack, and BFG KO2 tyres. The best thing about living in the Pilbara is that there are plenty of nice places to take it.
2012 FORD RANGER PX XL: ANDREW WILLS
I removed the tub and built the custom tray and canopy (with roof rack). It’s got a 2-inch lift kit with 300kg springs in the rear, as well as airbags, 33-inch BFG KO2s, ARB bullbar with 12,000lb winch, spotties, light bar, snorkel, awning, solar setup running through a Redarc BCDC unit, two 120amp/h batteries, a water tank, and a centre roof console housing UHF and switches for lights, winch isolator and to change cranking battery. An oil catch and secondary fuel filter are about to be installed, followed by a 3-inch exhaust and either a remap or a chip. Then I’ll get out and use it for touring with the wife and kids.
1985 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER HJ75: KEVIN ROBY
I’ve had it for 16 years. The only modifications are a new bumper bar with a swing-out tyre carrier, as well as a colour change. I take it to Winter Ramble with Troopcarriers of Australia.