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Readers' 4x4s: May 2019

By 4x4 Australia, 02 Jun 2019 Reviews

Readers 4x4s May 2019 feature

Five heavily aftermarket-kitted fourbies from our readers

HERE are five reader-submitted 4x4s that were recently featured in the May 2019 issue of 4X4 Australia. 

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2008 JEEP JK WRANGLER: JACK RALPH
(4x4 Australia Readers' Rigs Winner of the Month)

IT’S a 2008 2.8-litre turbo diesel four-door Jeep JK Wrangler, with an ARB front bullbar, Adventure Kings winch, 10-inch Fox remote res shocks with a Teraflex three-inch lift kit, and hydraulic bump stops. It’s also got heavy-duty Teraflex control arms, heavy-duty drivetrain, heavy-duty drive shafts, ARB diff covers, diff breathers, and a Smittybilt Atlas rear gate/bar. It’s my pride and joy. 

MITSUBISHI TRITON: JOSH CLACY

The mods never seem to end, but it has a two-inch body lift, two-inch Outback Armour adjustable bypass shocks, 305/70 16 Toyo RTs, front ARB air locker, four-inch stainless snorkel to custom airbox, stainless steel intake pipe, alloy intercooler pipes, heavy-duty Exedy clutch, Catch Can, three-inch exhaust, and it has been tuned to 164kW and 650Nm.

It’s also got custom barwork all ’round, front and rear scrub bars, sliders, rear bar and tyre swing-away, winch, 3mm stainless steel bash plates, tub racks, dual-battery setup, and a few other bits and bobs.

The best place I’ve taken it so far is Fraser Island, but in July I’ll be heading on a trip around the Top End from the Kimberley across to Arnhem Land then down through Uluru and across the Simpson Desert.

1977 LAND CRUISER FJ55V: ANDREW STEWART

We need more unique, off-the-cusp vehicles like this FJ55V. Kit includes 70 Series two-inch suspension, STEDI halo headlights, custom barwork (front/rear), 55 Series’ factory A/C, 60 Series power steering, 60 Series diffs, custom sliders, factory rust, ARB Locker and LEDs. It was built for OCKA 2019.

LAND CRUISER HDJ78: MACKA WEBB

The setup is mainly for family touring: HDJ78 factory turbo with top mount cooler, exhaust, snorkel, chip, factory lockers, lift, Dynamic rims, KO2s, interior consoles, drawers with drop fridge slide, stainless steel water tank underneath with pump, hot-water shower, rear wheel carrier and a Rhino platform… and I’m still modifying the thing. It’s been to plenty of places, with Tassie a highlight.

4x4 Feature: Exploring Tasmania

JEEP WRANGLER SPORT UNLIMITED: ANDREW GARTRELL

It has Teraflex suspension, 35-inch mud tyres, Rugged Ridge front and rear bars (with tyre carrier), TJM winch and rock sliders, AEV wheels, Lightforce light bars, snorkel, Fox steering stabiliser, Lightforce rock lighting and rear camp lights.

Electrics run through an sPOD system with independent relays and circuit breakers. It also runs Elockers (front and rear diffs), electric brake controller, air bags in the rear, Long Ranger aux tank and additional skid plating.

A Vector mounting system looks after the mounting of phones, iPad, GPS, etc. We try to get out as much as we can, however, one of my favourite trips is the Vic High Country, and we recently came back from a week up at Rover Park, Tenterfield.