HERE’S are five reader-submitted 4x4s picks that was recently featured on the December issue of 4x4 Australia.
LAND ROVER DISCOVERY: MARK TWEEDIE
(4x4 Australia Readers' Rigs Winner of the Month)
I have had it for five years. I set it up for touring originally with a two-inch lift, but got a little more adventurous. The car now has a four-inch lift, two-inch springs, two-inch spacers, five-inch Terrafirma long-travel shocks, HD steering arms, and an adjustable Panhard rod (Terrafirma).
Other features include an XROX bullbar with four nine-inch LED spotlights; AM/FM and UHF aerials (GME); twin batteries; a rooftop tent rack with LEDs on passenger side, underneath the 2.5m awning; a four-inch LED on the back; two more LEDs mounted on the rear tow bar; and a snorkel and bonnet vent off a GU patrol, for underbonnet cooling.
I mainly go to Glass House Mountains, Landcruiser Mountain Park and Double Island Point, but we’re going to Cape York soon.
1996 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER FZJ80: STEPHEN YEATMAN
I have owned it for about four years; there was one previous owner, I believe. It was stock and only had 140,000km on it at the time. I fitted a Tough Dog one-inch lift, 285/75 16 KO2s, and upgraded the stereo and a few other bits. It probably owes me $16K.
It has taken our family of four up and down the coast, including to the Victorian High Country. It’s set-up for touring, and the next big trip is to Fraser Island and Airlie Beach. Our previous Cruiser was an FJ62, which we still have, so I guess l’m a bit of a Cruiser head.
2013 JEEP JK WRANGLER: TEAGAN HART
It's my first 4WD, and I bought it stock two years ago. Features include a two-inch lift with FOX shocks, Gladiator 35-inch tyres and Rockstar rims. I replaced the front and rear bar with Smittybilt. It also has a Smittybilt 12,000lb winch, Injen snorkel, aftermarket exhaust and wheel flares, rear drawers that my dad built, and a second battery in the back.
The most challenging and fun tracks have been at Mount Disappointment and Labertouche.
2011 TOYOTA FJ CRUISER: TIM WATSON
I have had my FJ from new (2011). The modifications list is extensive and it’s fully fitted out for off-grid touring.
2011 JEEP JKU WRANGLER DIESEL: HAMISH McDONALD
We've had it since new. Plenty of mods including ARB bars front and rear, with tyre carrier; GME UHF; Rhino backbone system with platform rack; Foxwing awning, and Ultra Vision lighting on the front (both spotties and LEDs).
We crossed the Simpson Desert, been to the Victorian High Country four or five times, and to the NSW High Country – as well as weekends away with friends. It’s a Jeep life.
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