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NICK'S PATROL
Nick loves to get away from the city whenever he can, and the Watagans, Zig Zag and Mt Walker are some of his favourite places to escape to, which he does comfortably in his exceptionally well set up 1998 Series 1 GU Patrol ST. Like most old-school Patrols Nick's GU keeps going, with the TB45E engine for a heart, Nick has built up an ultimate off-road machine around it. To make sure he can go up and over anything in his path he has a 2-inch lift with OME shocks and springs, and to make sure it all still works he's added an aftermarket tie rod and drag link, Roadsafe adjustable panhard bars, extended sway bar links and brake lines, as well as radius arm spacers and offset camber bushes.  The GU has gotten a rubber upgrade as well now riding on 33-inch Maxxis Bighorns on 15-inch ROH Trak 2 steelies. In case the lift and tyres can't get him through the obstacle he's fitted a winch as well as dual tow points, and to make sure everything is staying cool a Safari snorkel. We love your ride Nick and hope to see it defeating some more tracks soon.

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MACGYVER'S 80 SERIES
Justin ‘MacGyver' Simpson isn't new to 80 Series ‘Cruisers. This is his fourth that he's built up, and the second one he's converted from petrol to diesel. The '95 model he has now has been converted from 1FZ-FE to 1HZ+T, and was bone stock when he got hold of it. From there, he's added an Old Man Emu 2-inch lift, 35-inch Yoko's wrapped around 16-inch alloys, thrown an ARB bar with Warn high-mount winch at it, and utilised an ATX T3 manifold for the 1HZ oiler under the bonnet. In the back, he's got a set of drawers and a Companion 65-litre fridge, with a Jaycar solar controller feeding the 240W of solar into a rather silly 230AH battery bank. Out the back, he's got a Kaymar rear bar with dual swing-aways, work lights at the rear, a set of Livid 9-inch spotties out the front, and a 30-inch lightbar to help spotting roo's. He reckons Fraser Island and a Cape trip are on the cards for next year, as he finishes off a couple of other mods. Keep your eyes peeled, as there's a good chance we'll catch up with MacGyver and give you a full rundown on his 80 Series in the future.

EDDIE'S PRADO
Eddie has decided to buck the trend, and after doing many hours researching and asking questions, he's decided he wanted a petrol-powered Prado, not a turbo-diesel. The Prado is a Kakadu model, meaning he's riding in luxury and hasn't been too upset with the fuel economy coming in at around the 14L/100km mark. So far Ed's installed a Safari snorkel, Opposite Lock bull bar with Bushranger winch, a set of Ultra Vision 180 driving lights and LED light bar and a set of Rival bash plates from Drivetech 4x4. BFG all-terrain tyres mounted on Fuel alloy wheels provide plenty of grip on Ed and his family's recent snow run, and the Outback Armour suspension soaks up the bumps on-and-off-road with pure class. Hey, it's a Kakadu right! Future plans include fitting a supercharger to really get the Prado moving, not that it needs more power… but you know, why not?! Good to see you back in a 4WD Ed, and we hope you and the family have many exciting adventures in your well setup petrol Prado.

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BILL'S ISUZU D-MAX
This Isuzu D-Max is Bill's first 4X4, but he is certainly no stranger to the 4WD scene having basically grown up in the back of a 4WD. Bill has wasted no time getting out there and using the vehicle for what it has been designed to do, racking up plenty of kays through the Blue Mountains in NSW, as well trips to Stockton Beach and chasing snow around Oberon where this image was taken. It's also served as a reliable and comfortable daily driver, getting Bill to work and university during the week. Currently, the D-Max is stock-as-a-rock, but things certainly won't stay that way for long. Bill is presently eyeing off a suspension lift, some new wheels and tyres and a sturdy steel bullbar to transform the Isuzu into a solid touring 4WD. He's also not averse to making a bit more power out of the legendary 4JJ1 motor found in the Isuzu range but might wait until he's off his P-plates before things get too serious. Might.

READERS' RIGS

NICK'S PATROL
Nick loves to get away from the city whenever he can, and the Watagans, Zig Zag and Mt Walker are some of his favourite places to escape to, which he does comfortably in his exceptionally well set up 1998 Series 1 GU Patrol ST. Like most old-school Patrols Nick's GU keeps going, with the TB45E engine for a heart, Nick has built up an ultimate off-road machine around it. To make sure he can go up and over anything in his path he has a 2-inch lift with OME shocks and springs, and to make sure it all still works he's added an aftermarket tie rod and drag link, Roadsafe adjustable panhard bars, extended sway bar links and brake lines, as well as radius arm spacers and offset camber bushes.  The GU has gotten a rubber upgrade as well now riding on 33-inch Maxxis Bighorns on 15-inch ROH Trak 2 steelies. In case the lift and tyres can't get him through the obstacle he's fitted a winch as well as dual tow points, and to make sure everything is staying cool a Safari snorkel. We love your ride Nick and hope to see it defeating some more tracks soon.

WINNER

VEHICLES

THANKS TO:

THIS ISSUE'S WINNER SCORES A DRIVETECH 4X4 AIR COMPRESSOR:

Worth $315

SEPTEMBER

Friday 20 - Sunday 22

Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park

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EDDIE'S PRADO
Eddie has decided to buck the trend, and after doing many hours researching and asking questions, he's decided he wanted a petrol-powered Prado, not a turbo-diesel. The Prado is a Kakadu model, meaning he's riding in luxury and hasn't been too upset with the fuel economy coming in at around the 14L/100km mark. So far Ed's installed a Safari snorkel, Opposite Lock bull bar with Bushranger winch, a set of Ultra Vision 180 driving lights and LED light bar and a set of Rival bash plates from Drivetech 4x4. BFG all-terrain tyres mounted on Fuel alloy wheels provide plenty of grip on Ed and his family's recent snow run, and the Outback Armour suspension soaks up the bumps on-and-off-road with pure class. Hey, it's a Kakadu right! Future plans include fitting a supercharger to really get the Prado moving, not that it needs more power… but you know, why not?! Good to see you back in a 4WD Ed, and we hope you and the family have many exciting adventures in your well setup petrol Prado.

MACGYVER'S 80 SERIES
Justin ‘MacGyver' Simpson isn't new to 80 Series ‘Cruisers. This is his fourth that he's built up, and the second one he's converted from petrol to diesel. The '95 model he has now has been converted from 1FZ-FE to 1HZ+T, and was bone stock when he got hold of it. From there, he's added an Old Man Emu 2-inch lift, 35-inch Yoko's wrapped around 16-inch alloys, thrown an ARB bar with Warn high-mount winch at it, and utilised an ATX T3 manifold for the 1HZ oiler under the bonnet. In the back, he's got a set of drawers and a Companion 65-litre fridge, with a Jaycar solar controller feeding the 240W of solar into a rather silly 230AH battery bank. Out the back, he's got a Kaymar rear bar with dual swing-aways, work lights at the rear, a set of Livid 9-inch spotties out the front, and a 30-inch lightbar to help spotting roo's. He reckons Fraser Island and a Cape trip are on the cards for next year, as he finishes off a couple of other mods. Keep your eyes peeled, as there's a good chance we'll catch up with MacGyver and give you a full rundown on his 80 Series in the future.

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BILL'S ISUZU D-MAX
This Isuzu D-Max is Bill's first 4X4, but he is certainly no stranger to the 4WD scene having basically grown up in the back of a 4WD. Bill has wasted no time getting out there and using the vehicle for what it has been designed to do, racking up plenty of kays through the Blue Mountains in NSW, as well trips to Stockton Beach and chasing snow around Oberon where this image was taken. It's also served as a reliable and comfortable daily driver, getting Bill to work and university during the week. Currently, the D-Max is stock-as-a-rock, but things certainly won't stay that way for long. Bill is presently eyeing off a suspension lift, some new wheels and tyres and a sturdy steel bullbar to transform the Isuzu into a solid touring 4WD. He's also not averse to making a bit more power out of the legendary 4JJ1 motor found in the Isuzu range but might wait until he's off his P-plates before things get too serious. Might.