THE market is jam-packed full of new and innovative aftermarket accessories that'll make your next outback experience more enjoyable, more comfortable, and more safe.
Dip into your savings and spoil yourself with a new set of wheels, a new bullbar, a new set of lights, or even underbody protection for your 4x4!
To get you started, here's a list of some fresh items on the 4x4 market.
SLIP AND SLIDE
IRONMAN 4X4 has launched the premium underbody protection solution to safeguard against off-road damage from rocks, stumps and ground strike. The new underbody protection kit for the Nissan Navara NP300 (coil spring models) is constructed from 4mm steel, with the design providing strength in most common strike zones. The protection plate protects the radiator, steering, engine and transmission components, and it features fully recessed high-tensile mounting hardware. Clever surface inspection holes allow for easy examination during routine maintenance. It comes with a two-year warranty.
RRP: $594 (incl. GST)
WHEELS FOR WEIGHT
ROH has confirmed that it can extend its Lifetime Structural Warranty on a selection of heavy duty alloy and steel wheels for selected vehicles when fitted with a GVM suspension upgrade kit. There are heavy duty ROH wheels suitable for various models of the Ranger, Colorado, D-Max, BT-50, Triton MQ Series, GU Patrol, Hilux and Land Cruiser. Wheel styles available include Octagon, RTX, Terrain and Trojan.
REDARC has released its next-gen BCDC in-vehicle battery charger. The charger’s unique multi-stage charging algorithm means it’ll keep fridges and laptops firing when at a campsite. The in-vehicle battery chargers are well protected, incorporating dual battery isolation functionality as well as fault recognition. The compact chargers are also fully sealed for protection against water, dust and vibration. The Australian-made chargers
can operate in conditions up to
80°C. Redarc products come with a two-year warranty.
A NEW range Opposite Lock bullbars have been launched. Opposite Lock’s No Loop Premium Channel Bar has been designed to offer functional protection with aggressive styling. They’re available for the PXII Ford Ranger, Holden Colorado, Isuzu D-Max, eighth-generation Toyota Hilux, Toyota 200 Series Land Cruiser, Toyota 150 Series Prado and VW Amarok. A premium- and fleet-protection range for the Ford Everest and a premium-protection range for the Toyota Fortuner are available. Head to Opposite Lock’s website to find out what each range includes.
DIESEL POWER, the performance-chip-module specialists, has developed a range of performance modules specifically for the Australian 4WD. The simple plug-and-play chips increase low-end torque through active software power programming to provide more usable power and torque. The chips utilise a fast, high quality 64MHz V2 processor for smooth power delivery. Also featuring are waterproof plugs and a high-impact case coated in military-grade resin. All come with a three-year warranty.
NARVA has introduced six heavy-duty adaptors with battery connectors to its heavy-duty RV (HDRV) accessory range. The latest additions include adaptors with cigarette lighter plug to battery connector, accessory socket to battery connector, Merit plug to battery connector, battery clips to battery connector, 8mm ring terminals to battery connector, and battery connector to twin battery connectors.
IF YOUR tailgate doesn’t have an EZDown fitted, then you’re missing out on real outback convenience. This product is an absolute must for those with little kids who are just tall enough to reach the tailgate handle. With the EZDown fitted, there is zero chance of them getting knocked on the noggin by a dropping tailgate. No more banging, crashing or dented tailgates (or heads).
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