WE asked our readers to submit a snapshot of their off-road rigs to our Facebook page – and the third instalment of Readers’ Rigs has some crackers!
To get your 4x4 on these pages, head to our Facebook and look for the opportunity to send through your best pics. Your adventure machine might even get published in the mag one day and, if we really like it, perhaps you’ll even see it on the cover of 4X4 Australia!
1988 TOYOTA HJ LANDCRUISER – JARED HARRISON
WHAT IT’S GOT: A 6.2-litre Detroit V8 diesel, a four-inch lift and 33-inch Mickey Thompson TTCs. It’s also twin-locked. This thing is an absolute beast and eats anything in its path!
2014 JEEP WRANGLER JKU – RYAN LENNON
WHAT IT’S GOT: 33-inch M/T tyres. AEV has supplied Savegre wheels in dark argent, a heat-reduction hood, a winch steel bar and a 2.5-inch lift. It’s also had a few other mods, including the exhaust.
1989 NISSAN GQ PATROL – BLAKE PEARL REEDMAN
WHAT IT’S GOT: 4.2TD extractors, 2.5-inch exhaust with a high flow muffler, 90-litre main tank with a 50-litre reserve tank, three-inch lift, six-inch shocks, six-inch adjustable Panhards, extended brake lines, four-inch caster corrections, 33-inch M/Ts, ARB bullbar with 1200lb winch, seven-inch HID spot light, 26-inch light bar, UHF aerial, roof rack, a high lift jack, MaxTrax, 52-inch light bar, Tigerz11 awning, RhinoRack roof-top console, dual batteries, snorkel, drilled and slotted brake disks, and performance brake pads. I’ve had the car about 18 months and have only done local stuff. On the to-do list are five-inch coils, 35-inch M/Ts and a set of lockers – then I’m off around Australia.
2011 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE WK2 – BENN ATKINSON
WHAT IT’S GOT: A 5.7-litre Hemi V8, 2.5-inch Murchison coil lift, Uneek 4x4 rock sliders, 32-inch tyres, Chief Products’ underbody protection/front/hooks, ARB under-bonnet air compressor, chipped engine, K&N full cold-air intake, rear mufflers deleted with four-inch tips. Plus there are plenty of genuine Mopar accessories.
1997 TOYOTA PRADO – ANDRE VAN DER WALT
WHAT IT’S GOT: A two-inch lift, winch bar, snorkel and 32-inch Muddies! It goes most places.
2013 NISSAN NAVARA D22 – ROBERT CRONK
WHAT IT’S GOT: I’ve had my Navara from new. It has an ARB two-inch lift with 32-inch BFG KO2s. I love this combination and it handles well on- and off-road. I’ve separated the factory dual battery and replaced it with a deep-cycle battery. I’ve also removed the back seat and built it in with a switch panel – here I carry my Waeco fridges and charge all my phones and tablets. Other mods include a snorkel, a K&N filter, roof racks with a few accessories and reverse lights on a three-way switch. This photo was taken at Cape Creek in Cape Palmerston near Mackay. Other places she’s taken me to include Byfield, Nine Mile Beach and regular beach trips around Yeppoon.