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Readers’ 4x4s: Ute galore

By 4x4 Australia, 11 Nov 2018 Reviews

Readers 4x4s Ute galore feature

Can't deny the appeal of a ute with these Readers' Rigs.

HERE’S are five reader-submitted 4x4s picks that was recently featured on the November issue of 4x4 Australia. 

To get involved post a pic and a description of your rig on our special site here or post it to . 

We feature a bunch of readers’ rigs in the magazine each month, where we award one lucky punter with a $200 voucher to spend at Piranha Off Road.

Show us what you got on Readers' Rigs

2009 FORD RANGER: MARCUS CHOPPING
(4x4 Australia Readers' Rigs Winner of the Month)

Features include a 2010 PJ tub tray, two-inch lift on 35-inch Hifly all-terrains, K28 turbocharger running 27psi, four-inch exhaust and custom rock sliders. I plan on lifting it to four inches, installing a better UHF and winch, and adding side bars and a rear bar. The best place I have been so far is Fraser Island, but my mates and I are planning a trip to the Cape in 2020.

1979 TOYOTA BJ40: MICHAEL BEARD

The chassis has been extended eight inches in the rear to fit 45 Series rear leaves for more flex. It features a 1981 model 45 Series cab; 35-inch tyres; injected 304 Holden Commodore motor; Turbo 400 shift-kitted auto with 55 per cent reduction low range and 8 per cent reduction in high-range crawler gears; a custom tray; custom fuel cell; custom bar work; custom interior; big stereo with two subs; and a Warn high-mount winch with in-cab controls.

All the work has been done by myself and my dad in the home shed. Plenty more to list. It’s also fully engineered!

2012 NISSAN NAVARA ST-X 550: BRYCE WILLIAMS

Mods include: 33-inch tyres (steel rims 0 offset); three-inch stainless steel snorkel; three-inch stainless steel Manta exhaust; custom airbox with K&N pod filter; phone booster aerial; rooftop tent; awning; drawers in back; canvassed back; roof racks; rear LED lights; lights in canopy; dual batteries; 40L fridge in cab; Hi-Lift jack in canopy; DVD head unit, with 6x9 speakers in the back; nine-inch spotlights on the front; and rear lights. The best places I’ve taken it would be Wedge and Lancelin.

TOYOTA LAND CRUISER 100: ERIC MOLENAAR

Features include a two-inch lift, Mickey Thompson ATZP3s, Darche awning and rooftop tent, MCC front and rear bar as well as side-steps, and a 1200lb Dominator winch.

2009 TOYOTA HILUX SR5: LINDSAY WATTERS

Mods include: a two-inch lift all ’round; a snorkel; Mickey Thompson rims; MCC side-steps; and the tub has been replaced with an alloy tray and canopy. It’s decked out with two batteries; 150L Long Ranger fuel tank; Redarc 1215 S2 charging system; two fridges; 50L water tank; instant gas hot-water service for showers; two 10-inch LED spotlights; four internal strip lights; and four external camp lights.

We purchased it in January this year and took six months to build it up, and we only finished in June and headed straight to the NT to test it out. Ayers Rock is the best place it’s seen so far, but looking forward to plenty of touring in it. Rooftop tent and awning to come.