Readers’ 4x4s: Toyota FJ Cruiser, VW Amarok, Ford PX Ranger

Readers Rigs 17

THIS instalment features a bunch of nicely modified metal, from weekend tourers to a few rock crawlers.

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2015 FORD PX RANGER – JOSH BARTLETT

It’s got TJM bar work, 285/70/17 Mickey Thompson ATZ tyres, and a drawer set-up in the tub with a second battery. Plus, it’s had a 2-2.5in suspension lift. Moreton Island would be the best trip I’ve done in it so far.

2015 FORD PX RANGER – JOSH BARTLETT2014 VOLKSWAGEN AMAROK ULTIMATE – FELIX KO

I’ve had it since 2015. Mods are: ARB Sahara Bar; ARB Intensity AR32 and AR40 lights; STEDI fog lights on bar; Warn winch ZEON Platinum 10-S; ARB sidesteps; Kaymar rear bar with wheel carrier; ARB Ascent canopy; 55L water tank in tub; Outback Solutions’ drawers and fridge slide; Rhino Pioneer roof rack with four roof lights; ARB awning; PWR intercooler; HPD catch can; Crispmods intake; CouplerTec rustproofing; Delta 18in wheels; Cooper ST Maxx tyres (33s); 3in Manta exhaust; TJM snorkel; ARB bash plates; ECU tune by Euro Car Upgrades; GME XRS connect; chopping board on tailgate; ARB twin air compressor; Redarc BMS; Long Ranger auxillary tank; Outback Armour Expedition coils (front suspension); diff drop kit by Roadsafe; Marks 4WD upper control arms; OME rear leaf springs rated to 400kg; recovery point by Net 4x4; and a Diesel Care fuel filter. I’ve taken it to Bribie Island, Moreton Island, Reedy Creek, Land Cruiser Mountain Park, Coffs Harbour, Glasshouse Mountains and Fraser Island. The best place is Fraser.

2014 VOLKSWAGEN AMAROK ULTIMATE – FELIX KO2012 TOYOTA FJ CRUISER – BRAD ASTELL

I bought the FJ brand new in 2012 with the intention of doing some 4x4 touring. Mods include Old Man Emu suspension, long range fuel tank, dual batteries, rock rails, bullbar, light bar and a 12,000pound winch. We took this picture in outback NT in Albert Namatjira’s backyard.

2012 TOYOTA FJ CRUISER – BRAD ASTELL2012 NISSAN GU PATROL ZD30 – KEVIN COOKE

I’ve had it for 2.5 years and it was stock when I bought it. I’ve added a 2in Old Man Emu lift, 3in Manta exhaust from Turbo Back. ECU tune, Kings winch, rear drawers, Redarc DC/DC charger, dual batteries, roof rack, and BFG KO2 tyres. The best thing about living in the Pilbara is that there are plenty of nice places to take it.

2012 NISSAN GU PATROL ZD30 – KEVIN COOKE2003 JEEP TJ WRANGLER – LIAM KELLY

I’ve had it around a year now and it’s fairly standard. It has a 2in lift, 31in all-terrains, an upgraded aluminium radiator, a snorkel and a UHF radio. I haven’t had it out as much as I’d like, but Wilbinga just north of Perth is my favourite location. It has twisty tracks, hill climbs and decent fishing if there’s not much seaweed around.

2003 JEEP TJ WRANGLER – LIAM KELLY2005 MITSUBISHI PAJERO GLX 3.8 – TIM WRIGHT

I’ve had it for 2.5 years now. Mods are: 2in lift, 32in all-terrains on ROH steelies, rear airbags, drawers, fridge, cargo barrier, snorkel, bash plates, Rhino Roof tray, light bars, awning, rock sliders, DVD screen, and AutoMeter gauges. The best place I've taken it is from Buckland Spur Track in the Vic High Country down to Tomahawk hut.

2005 MITSUBISHI PAJERO GLX 3.8 – TIM WRIGHT

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