Readers' Rigs: May 2023

Adventure Girls 4WD supplies the latest batch of Readers' Rigs

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The six stunning 4x4s in this month’s instalment of Readers’ Rigs has been provided by the Adventure Girls 4WD social group.

Adventure Girls 4WD is a social group for women of all ages who have a passion for 4x4s. Sign up or for more info visit: facebook.com/adventuregirls4wd

1989 Nissan Patrol GQ SWB TD42

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This was a full rebuild from when I was 23 weeks pregnant. The Patrol had a heavily rusted cab so I fixed it all by myself – prepped, primed and painted it. The chassis, motor and gearbox were perfect after the compression test and inspection. It was a fun project and I’m glad to be able to say, “I did that.” It’s not perfect as I’ve never done anything like this before, but I’m proud of where we started and where we currently are.

Mods include three-inch suspension; one-inch body lift; rear quarter chop (waiting on barwork); Fuel Covert rims wrapped in 295s; custom seven-inch Halo colour-changing headlights; underbody rock lights from Bushdoof; GME XRS UHF and heavy duty antenna; custom-made black leather seats; custom-made centre console (relocated head unit); and blacked-out interior.

I’m located on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, and I beach and bush anywhere in SE Queensland. IG: taylorr_gq_shorty - Taylor

1991 Nissan Patrol GQ TD42

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You’ll find me hitting the beaches over in Robe, tackling the Vic High Country in snow season, or hitting my local tracks in Wombat State Forest.

Mods include a three-inch lift; 33-inch Nitto Mud Grappler tyres; 45mm big bore adjustable Tough Dog shocks; UHF; snorkel; ARB bullbar; ARB front locker; winch; a three-inch exhaust; and the turbo set-up almost complete - Kirsten Davis

1992 Toyota Landcruiser 80 Series

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The Cruiser’s name is Mr Grey, as the inside joke is he has pink bits cause he can’t have a red room. He is my freedom rig that takes me across the countryside, from the High Country to the desert and everywhere in between.

It’s running a two-inch lift with 35s, and it’s twin-locked and has the will power to go anywhere. Fully decked-out to be self-sufficient off-road for long periods of time. Well-equipped rear drawer system featuring on-board air compressor and reel, tool drawer, kitchen drawer and Travel Buddy. IG: thatgirlwithacruiser - Jess

2017 Toyota Prado GXL

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I have taken her from the mud at Wombat State Forest to the heights of the Victorian High Country and the beaches of South Australia.

Mods include a two-inch Dobinson lift kit; 18-inch Dynamic steel black rims wrapped in Toyo Open Country A/TII tyres; Safari snorkel; Runva winch; and a Rola roof rack. - Rebecca

1994 Toyota Landcruiser GXL 80 Series

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I purchased my Cruiser in October 2021. It has had plenty of improvements and plenty more to come including new rims; respray; Superior Hyperflex arms; Superior remote-res shocks; and a supercharger.

Living in Victoria, I love taking it to the High Country, and tackling tracks down the Great Ocean Road and the Grampians. It has just completed its first Queensland trip, venturing into Double Island Point. I hope to tackle Fraser Island next.

Mods include 35s; part-time conversion; two-inch lift; bullbar; winch; Stedi seven-inch spotties; Darche Ridgeback HighRize rooftop tent; custom spare tyre carrier; Outback Equipment mirrors; and a 12-volt battery set-up. - Bridee Hanson

2021 Mitsubishi Triton

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I am setting her up to be a touring vehicle so my kids and I can travel around Australia. I love to take her on the beach and in the bush, and I especially love bogholes and following the Cruisers and Patrols. Current mods include a two-inch lift, bullbar, winch and a snorkel - Natascha Gordon

4X4 Australia staff


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