HERE’S are six reader-submitted 4x4s picks that was recently featured on the February issue of 4x4 Australia.
1991 NISSAN GQ PATROL: ANDREW CHAPMAN
(4x4 Australia Readers' Rigs Winner of the Month)
The original engine was a TB42 petrol, which has now been swapped over for a 5.7L LS1 V8. It has a five-inch Tough Dog lift, custom bar work, winch, spotlights, LED headlights, UHF radio, custom audio, rear drawers, 33-inch Maxxis Mudzilla tyres, and a PatrolDocta four-inch airbox and snorkel.
4x4 History: Nissan Patrol
1989 NISSAN GQ PATROL TD42T: JUSTIN BARBARY
Features include: three-inch lift, 35-inch BFG muddies, Runva winch, Raslarr front and rear bars, sliders, rear diff locker, with many others modes including interior things. Great car, has taken me on many hard tracks and adventures.
2016 MITSUBISHI TRITON MQ: JASON FERRARI
1995 NISSAN GQ PATROL: MICHAEL CHAPMAN
The love of my life is powered by a highly modified TD42 pushing close to 200rwkW. It also has a three-inch Dobinson lift, 33-inch BFG KM2s, all custom barwork, dual-battery setup and, soon to come, a front Harrop ELocker.
2016 TOYOTA HILUX SR: MAX FEDCESEN
Features include Matrix 11-stage shocks (front and rear), PSR adjustable UCAs, Phat Bars’ braced diff drop, front/engine/transfer plates, rock sliders, a custom rear bar, front ELocker, Axis front bar, and a Rhino Pioneer rack. Some 35s and regear to come, and maybe another crawl box.
Built not bought at Readers' Rigs
2015 ISUZU D-MAX LSU SPACECAB: MARK MCEVOY
We bought it with the tub and canopy for the purpose of towing our 24-foot Evernew caravan around Australia. Due to weight, we had it converted to a six-wheeler in Toowoomba, where they also did the tray. Lots has been spent modifying this vehicle to suit the purpose. It has a two-inch lift (Kings Springs) with Bilstein shocks all around, an HPD catch can, ECUwest remap, Redarc EGT/boost gauge, ARB recovery points, Outback roof console with a GMW UHF, and ScanGauge 2. This vehicle is great to drive and is impressive in the dunes and when towing. We have driven the D-Max with caravan in tow from Tasmania to Toowoomba, to Melbourne, up to Port Hedland and now back to Perth, WA. We intend to leave Perth and head to Karratha.