The Readers' Rigs feature in the November 2019 issue of 4X4 Australia features a several customised raised adventure-ready 4x4 rigs from our enthusiastic readers.
TOYOTA LC79 SERIES: MURAT HUSSEIN
(4x4 Australia Readers' Rigs Winner of the Month)
Mods include 2in OME suspension with GVM upgrade, rear JMACX diff housing with billet axles, rear JMACX high-clearance diff plates, Exedy heavy-duty clutch, JMACX upgraded brake booster, dual-battery setup, TJM winch, Outback Customs canopy and tray, ARB fridge on MSA 4x4 slide, two 100amp/h Revolution lithium batteries, two Rhino-Rack platforms w/ solar panels, and Sunseeker awnings. Future plans include engine work and a portal kit.
2003 NISSAN PATROL: PAUL THOMPSON
The Patrol has a five-tonne GVM and often tows a Bruder EXP-6 camper. Kit includes ARB Air Lockers, an Allison six-speed auto, Enerdrive lithium 200amp/h system, 60L SS water tank, 50L and 19L fridges, 3in Superior suspension gear, King front shocks, Wilwood front brakes, 10,000lb Warn winch (front), and 9500lb Warn winch (rear). I’m retired and travel full-time.
2014 CHEVROLET RG COLORADO: MARK ALBANS
Tuned by WSM in Brisbane for 200hp and 656Nm, it features a three-inch exhaust, McArmor Fox Bar, STEDI C4 floodlights, a Hard Korr light bar, two-inch Outback Armor lift in the front with stock leaf springs in the rear, a dual-battery setup, a CFX50 fridge/freezer, and a Titan ute drawer in the tub. The best place I’ve taken it is Swan Gully.
TOYOTA PRADO: SEAN BOWDEN
Picked up with 130,000km on the clock. Mods include BushSkinz bash plates, Southern Cross FabWorks rock sliders, Toyo Open Country M/Ts, Xrox winch bar and a GME UHF. I also have a Carbon winch and STEDI Type X Pro LED driving lights to be installed. Future mods include a Drifta drawer with EvaKool fridge, a Supa-Peg awning, and a Detroit auto-locker for the rear axle. Favourite spots include Abercrombie NP, Lithgow, Gardens of Stone/Baal Bone Gap, and many more.
NISSAN GU PATROL: TOMMY DELINAC
It’s running a six-inch lift with Dobinsons flexi-coils, six-inch Tough Dog big bore adjustable shocks, PSR upper control arms, BFGoodrich 40x14.5R17 KM2s on 17x9-30 Dynamics, Fairline Fibreglass bonnet scoop, and Fabwitz Industries twin four-inch stainless steel snorkels. It’s about to have a heart transplant to a stroked 6.0L turbo.
TOYOTA N70 HILUX: MATT APPLEBY
Kit includes Fox 2.0 10-inch RR coilovers with King springs (front), Aisin manual-locking hubs, TJM Pro Lockers, 4-link (adjustable custom links), Design Fab swaybar, 13-inch Airbag Man airbags, Fox 2.0 12-inch RR adjustable shocks (rear), and GQ disc brake rear conversion, four-inch Phat Bars snorkel, transfer box bash guard by PSR, engine tuned to 187rwhp/610Nm, Scott’s Rods three-inch exhaust, Forefront Industries top-mount intercooler, and a Runva 11XP premium winch. The Muzzbar, custom tray, front scrub rails and sliders are by SEQ Fabrication.
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