No doubt these user-submitted rigs are out and about exploring this great country of ours this holiday period.
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1986 EX-ADF MERCEDES UNIMOG U1700 435 – ADAM CRAZE
WHAT’S IT GOT: We brought it early in 2016. We recently sent it to Mog Central in ACT to get some mods done including: a class overdrive, giving it 16 gear forward and 16 reverse; intercooler; two custom-made fuel tanks, which give just over 380L of diesel; three-inch lift with Ironman 4x4 foam cell pro shocks; and some alloy beadlocks with 395/85/20 (46in) tyres. We are about to fit Recaro seats and tint the windows. We are heading to the High Country over Xmas. We did a few snow trips over winter. We will eventually change the back to a camper.
2012 TOYOTA FJ CRUISER – NEIL LAWLEY
WHAT’S IT GOT: Safari Snorkel, ECB alloy front bar, Kaymar rear bar with one spare and two fuel carriers (now), ARB rock sliders, Superior Engineering upper control arms, two-inch via Old Man Emu suspension, ERP’s rust protection, diff breather, Ironman 4x4 underbody protection, Rhino Rack Platform (now), IPF Xtreme 900 HIDs, light bar, TMAX 10000lb winch, LRA 120l second fuel tank, UHF, King steelies (with spacers) and 285/70/17 Nittos (now), and Bushwacker flares (now). Best trip was to Cape York in 2013, with not a single issue.
1993 SUZUKI SIDEKICK (USA) – GREG FULLER
WHAT’S IT GOT: Audi 1.8t from a 2001 TT, VEMS ECU, three-inch stainless exhaust, 4.5in Kustom Kreations IFS lift, Kustom Kreations strut eliminator kit, 10in dual rate Fox coilovers up front, and Fox 2.0 shocks in rear. I’ve taken it all over Oregon, USA – mostly back roads and mild trails. Kept blowing up the stock Suzuki ring and pinion, so just installed a Ford 9in out of a 76 Bronco and a custom 4-link rear suspension.
TOYOTA FJ CRUISER – BRENT HILL
WHAT’S IT GOT: OME Nitrochargers and medium coils all ’round, ARB deluxe bar, IPF HID lights, Kaymar rear bar, ARB compressor under the bonnet, ARB 2m awning, ARB bash-plate kit, and it has a Fourtrex mounted. Best places: Fraser Island, Double Island Point (Cooloola Coast) and Bribie Island.
2016 TOYOTA PRADO KAKADU D4 AUTO – JOHN DRAFFIN
WHAT’S IT GOT: It was delivered fresh from the factory in July, 2016. Mods so far: colour-coded ARB Sahara bar, ARB underbody protection, KMC Monster II wheels, Cooper Discoverer A/T3 tyres, recovery point, 3D mud mats, and a Rhino Pioneer rack. There’s plenty still to do. Best trip was out in a farm at the back of Coolabin, near Maleny.
MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER – JOE VAN DEURSE
WHAT’S IT GOT: Twin locked, bigger intercooler, ECU remap by Diesel Australia, 33in Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs, rock sliders, dual batteries, rear drawers, fridge, snorkel, and awning. Best place I’ve been to would have to be Fraser. However, the toughest place would be a tie between Glasshouse and Cruiser Park. She’s done Camp Road, Telecom Hill and the test track at Cruiser Park.