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2016 MITSUBISHI TRITON – ALISTAIRE MARSH
I’m the first owner and it’s done 21,000km. It’s got 3in Dobinsons adjustable suspension, an AFN bullbar, Kings winch, 32in Mickey Thompson ATZ P3s, 41in-9in LED lights, LED reverse lights, Tradie roof rack and canopy, Catch Can and secondary diesel filter, Safari snorkel, Kings awning, and more to come with the engine mods. The best place I’ve taken her is hard to say – so far, everywhere in the southwest of western Australia.
2012 FORD RANGER PX XL – ANDREW WILLS
I removed the tub and built the custom tray and canopy with stainless steel roof rack. It’s got a 2in lift kit with 300kg constant load springs in rear, as well as airbags to support the weight; 33in BFG KO2s; ARB bullbar with 12,000lb winch; spotties; light bar; snorkel; awning; solar set-up running through a Redarc BCDC unit, charging two 120amp/hr batteries recessed in floor of the tray between chassis rails; stainless water tank; and a centre roof console, which houses UHF and switches for lights, winch isolator and to change cranking battery – so no need to jumpstart if I get a flat battery. An oil catch and secondary fuel filter are about to be installed, then future mods are 3in exhaust and either a remap or a chip. Then I’ll get out and use it for some touring with the wife and kids.
2012 5.0 V8 LAND ROVER DISCOVERY – BRIAN ELLOY
It has the factory rear locker and a 2in lift by swapping out the control rods on the air suspension. The only mods are 18in Compomotive rims, BFG K02s and LED spotties. Probably the best fun I’ve had in it was at Lennard Track in Wellington Dam, WA, when she crawled right on up the hill climb and put a few other fourbies to shame. She loves a good beach run, too – Wilbinga dunes or Preston Beach.
1999 NISSAN GU PATROL 2.8 – BRYCE JAMES
I bought it in 2003 with 79,000km on the clock. First mod was the tyres to Bridgestone 10ply ATs. Second mod was the 2in lift. It just went crazy after that: Steinbauer chip, roof rack, awning, Engel fridge with slide, ARB dual battery, ARB bar up front with Tigerz11 12,000lb winch, no name LED spots, Kaymer with tyre, two fuel cans, 3in exhaust, Alpine stereo with four speakers, UHF radio, and a blocked EGR with Catch Can. Best locations are Warraweena, Arkaroola, Flinders Rangers and the Simpson Desert.
1994 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER 80 SERIES – FIONA HENDRY
We purchased this six-seater in August, 2007. It has a standard 1HZ diesel engine with extractors, and a dual battery system. Since our purchase we have added a 2in lift, Tradesman roof rack, Safari snorkel, light bar, driving lights, 12,000lb winch, Batwing awning, side steps, cargo barrier, DIY rear drawer system which also houses a 40L Engel fridge, 20-litre water tank, Polyair bags, 40-channel UHF, ARB air compressor, rear locker, Raslarr rear bar with spare tyre carrier and jerry can holder, and a set of 33in Mickey Thompson mud-terrain tyres. My husband, my four kids and I love going on trips anywhere in the Victorian High Country and camping in our Travelander double swags. Our best camp would have to be Currawinya National Park, Queensland, and our best place is the Canning Stock Route.
2012 JEEP WRANGLER JKU CRD – NICK SUTHERS
Had it for four years. It started as new stock JKU CRD, but since then I’ve built my own drawer system with Waeco fridge and Travel Buddy oven, and made a tailgate table. It’s got dual batteries, rear camera, AEV 2.5in lift, bullbar, rear bar with water storage and tyre carrier, fuel caddy, AEV bonnet, snorkel, Smittybilt rock rails, four LED spotties and roof light bar, AEV roof rack, Darche roof-top tent, ARB rear locker, ARB on-board compressor, twin UHF antennas, winch, side awning, and on and on! Favourite places visited are the Victorian High Country and Beachport, South Australia. On the list for next year are the Oodnadatta Track, Uluru and Kings Canyon... Oops, forgot the full Outlaw stainless steel performance exhaust.