Readers' Rigs, Part 4

Readers' Rigs, Part 4

RECENTLY on our Facebook page we gave our readers the chance to send in pics of their off-road adventure machines.

Plenty of you sent through some cracking pics, and here are a handful of them!

Check out Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 of Readers’ Rigs to see what your fellow enthusiasts are hitting the tracks with.

Stay tuned in to our Facebook page for the next opportunity to send in pics of your 4x4. You never know, it 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!

JEEP-JK-WRANGLER-‘OSCAR-MIKE’-FREEDOM-EDITION 2014 JEEP JK WRANGLER ‘OSCAR MIKE’ FREEDOM EDITION: NATHAN BURGESS

WHAT IT’S GOT: 3.5-inch tuned Bilstein/AEV shocks suited to dual-rate heavy-duty springs; TeraFlex geometry-correction and brake-line drop brackets; Fox Performance Series steering dampener with high-clearance relocation; ARB Dana 44 diff guard; 33-inch Pro Comp Xtreme A/Ts on 17-inch Dynamic Soft 8 steel rims; rear sway-bar delete; custom-fabricated stubby bar with reinforced winch, fairlead and D-ring mounts; Rubicon rock sliders; Cree LED rock lights; LED underbody rock lights; Spiderwebshade bikini top; 12-volt power inverter; custom-made rear-door stainless-steel trail table; hardlined twin air compressors mounted to rollcage (double as grab handles); special-edition leather trim; blacked-out interior components; LED interior lighting; additional rear recovery points mounted to chassis; and Hayman Reese tow bar/recovery points. A rear tyre carrier is next on the list.

It has seen inner NSW trails and now spends its weekends crawling around Janowen Hills 4WD Park (personal favourite), the springs, Scenic Rim National Park, the Glasshouse Mountains, as well as family beach runs on Bribie Island and Rainbow Beach.

2000-GU-PATROL-–-DEAN-DAL-SANTO2000 GU PATROL – DEAN DAL SANTO

WHAT IT’S GOT: The 3.0-litre turbo-diesel (the hand grenade) has made it to 306,000km without any engine mods. It also has: two-inch lift on 33-inch Bighorns; VRS winch; Nightstalker spotties; and a 60-litre Waeco fridge. It survived a 45,000km trip around Australia.

2005-FORD-COURIER-–-GREG-TURNER2005 FORD COURIER – GREG TURNER

WHAT IT’S GOT: It has a 2.5-litre turbo-diesel. Mods include: Ironman 4x4 bullbar and winch; 22-inch light bar; a set of old Oscar’s driving lights, which I’ve had on my last four vehicles and they do the job well; UHF aerial on the bullbar; and an 80-channel UHF.

I also have a roof rack with a shovel and hi-lift jack on one side, and an Ironman 4x4 awning on the other – this all sits on the canopy. Inside the canopy I have two batteries that run my 50-litre Waeco fridge and 40-litre Stirling fridge.

The suspension has been lifted about two inches to help with the weight of the fridges and other stuff in the ute, as well as towing the hardfloor camper which also has a battery (it charges off an Anderson plug when in transit). The trailer is set up to carry two kayaks.

I have owned it for 12 months and it is the first twin-cab I have owned; all my other 4x4s have been wagons.

Some of the best places I have been to include the Victorian High Country, Rocklands Reservoir, Clyde Mountain, Fraser Island and areas of western Victoria. This vehicle has been set up for touring and I am currently touring Queensland and hope to get to Fraser Island again. I would like to fit a snorkel and have the vehicle dyno-tuned for a bit more power.

2013 TOYOTA HILUX-SR5 PRINCE DOG2013 TOYOTA HILUX SR5 – PRINCE DOG

WHAT IT’S GOT: Bought it new in 2013 and have added ARB bars front and rear; ARB canopy; OME 50mm lift; BFG All Terrains; and the trusty Lightforce XGTs on the front. It has been on many trips to Stockton Beach, Blacksmiths Beach and the Flinders Ranges.

100 series land cruiser thomas dalton 100 SERIES LAND CRUISER – THOMAS DALTON

WHAT IT’S GOT: Fitted with 1HD-T engine; three-inch lift; two-inch body lift; 35-inch tyres; ARB bullbar, rock sliders and front and rear lockers; Warn winch; rear drawers; and ’cage. I’m currently fitting an HPD front mount intercooler to the car!

2014 MITSUBISHI PC CHALLENGER2014 MITSUBISHI PC CHALLENGER – EVAN CHRISTOPHOROU

WHAT IT’S GOT: I’ve had it for a year. Mods include: 2.5-inch Bilstein lift, 33-inch Nitto Trail Grapplers; TJM winch bar with Runva winch and LED spotties; rear drawer set-up with inverter and Waeco fridge; ARB compressor under the seat; 40-inch Baja Designs light bar on a Rhino-Rack pioneer platform; twin jerry can holder on the roof; Piranha dual-battery system with Sidewinder battery monitor; DP chip with throttle controller; and a TaipanXP catch can. Mods to come include: Raslarr rear bar and rock sliders.

Best place so far has been Licola to Dargo through the Vic High Country, where the Challenger surprised me very much with its capabilities.

2007 GU PATROL WAGON DAN PARKER2007 GU PATROL WAGON – DAN PARKER

WHAT IT’S GOT: Three-inch lift; 85-litre on-board water, rear drawers; 65-litre DualZone Primus fridge, VMS mapping; TX3500 UHF; 33-inch muddies; hardtop rooftop tent with 120-watt solar hard-wired; Rhino-Rack pioneer platform; shovel holder; 50-inch light bar; HID spotties; rock lights; and rear lights. Motor has upgraded Long Ranger auxiliary fuel tank; three-inch stainless; chip; and an upgraded intercooler on the 3.0CRD. That’s all I can remember for now.

2012 JEEP JK WRANGLER WILL DANG 2012 JEEP JK WRANGLER – WILL DANG

WHAT IT’S GOT: I bought this new. It was stock, but now it has: 3.5-inch TeraFlex Synergy lift; front and rear bars, tyre carrier, windshield light bracket and an X20 winch all from Smittybilt; AEV snorkel; custom drawer system; three-inch straight-through exhaust; and 33-inch muddies – the list goes on.

MITSUBISHI MN TRITON TROY-LUFFMITSUBISHI MN TRITON – TROY LUFF

WHAT IT’S GOT: 65-litre water tank; 80-litre Waeco fridge; two-inch lift; 32-inch muddies; 260-watt solar wired to a CTEK DC-DC charger; three-inch exhaust; ECU remap; two spare wheels; and much more.

105 SERIES TOYOTA LANDCRUISER JASON SLADE105 SERIES TOYOTA LANDCRUISER – JASON SLADE

WHAT IT’S GOT: Our 105 series Cruiser, fully fitted for remote-area touring!

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