HERE are five reader-submitted 4x4s that were recently featured in the July issue of 4X4 Australia.
2012 TOYOTA FJ CRUISER: MAX MAMMONE
(4x4 Australia Readers' Rigs Winner of the Month)
Mods include 35s, three-inch Fox lift with UCAS, rear links, three-inch exhaust, custom rear drawers with fridge, and a stainless steel snorkel. It has other little mods like UHF, under-bonnet compressor, breathers, and a dual-battery setup.
2004 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER HDJ78: MACKA WEBB
Kit includes factory RV, 1HD-FTE factory turbo, exhaust, intake, chip, factory lockers, OME lift, Dynamic rims 285/75 16 BFG K02s, drawer system, drop-down fridge slide, stainless steel underbody, water tank and pump, custom wheel carrier, hot water shower, Runva 11xp, interior console, and a few gadgets. The best trip would be Tassie.
1997 TOYOTA PRADO: EMJAY JAMES
I just purchased it three weeks ago and all was included with the vehicle. It’s a 320,000km auto petrol and gas. It’s got a 3.4L V6 supercharged engine with lockers and a winch.
Inspired rides on Readers' Rigs
Other kit includes custom rear drawers, dual-battery setup, 50-litre Ironman fridge, a two-inch lift, and 265/75 16 Mickey Thompson Baja ATZs. I will be doing the Creb Track in a couple of weeks and I’ve already done Black Mountain Road.
2007 TOYOTA HILUX: JESSICA FLEMING
I’ve had the Space Cab 3.0-litre diesel Hilux for three years, and I bought her just after I got my P-plates. She already had the snorkel, lift kit and bullbar on it. Since then I’ve added my custom-made dog box and tray, which is home to my Engel and a space for the pup to live when we are out travelling through the High Country.
4x4 History: 50 years of the Hilux
Mods include an ARB bullbar, Warn winch, OME two-inch lift, Lightforce light bar, ARB awning, HEMA HN7 navigator, Maxxis AT tyres, UHF with my pink aerial, and a dual-battery system that runs my Engel and lights in the dog box and rooftop tent.
The best place I’ve taken her is through the Vic High Country, especially over Mount Pinnibar, Blue Rag Range, and the Bluff into Wonnangatta Station.
2013 FORD RANGER XLT: BRENT JAMES BLUNDELL
I’ve owned the car for the past four years, and I bought it second-hand. Mods are: Piak front winch bar, Tubeworx rock sliders, Ironman 4x4 rear bar, four-inch Fab snorkel, Ironman 4x4 trades canopy, Dobinsons MMR suspension, 33-inch Nitto Trail Grapplers, 16-inch D lockers, side and rear awnings, X3 battery setup, and a 150W solar panel. There’s plenty more to list.
My partner and I did a trip last year to Newcastle from Brisbane. Stopped at a few great places, but Lake Glenbawn in NSW was probably the highlight.