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Iíve put loads of custom work and countless hours into it. It was a 2WD work truck with a V6 mated to a five-speed transmission.
I converted it to 4WD via a Rodeo front diff and gearbox/transfer case with a HD Exedy clutch. Main mods include: Wide-track Jackaroo front suspension arms; custom 25mm bump stop spacers; custom heavy duty tie rod end links with Ford F-150 rod ends; rear is disc brake Jackaroo diff with all the coil mounts cut off; rear springs are sprung over with a mix of D-Max and Rodeo leaves with custom extended shackles and increased angle to help flex; three-inch body lift; 12000lb winch with TJM 12mm rope and locking clevis hook; and a heap more!
The list of modifications is massive, so hereís just a handful: Dobinsons 40mm raised rear leaf springs, Great White LED spotties replaced with 9-inch lights, slow-release gas strut to the tailgate, 3-inch X-Force stainless-steel exhaust system, Ultima 4X4 heavy duty long-travel front struts, 40mm raised King Comfort coils to the front, ECU re-programmed and dyno-tuned, a rear recovery hitch receiver, and a Rhino- Rack Roof Rack Platform Ė just to name a few!
Iíve had it for five years. Itís got dual batteries, a homemade rear-wheel carry, jerry cans, rock sliders, 147L long-range fuel tank and a 70L long-range sub tank.
Engine was on gas, but there are now plans to rebuild and turbo it. Itís done two trips over to Tasmania and itís been up to Broken Hill.
Iíve owned it for three years and built it from scratch. I wonít go into detail with a mod list as it will be stupidly long, but in a nutshell it has been locked and geared, and it features fancy suspension from Superior Engineering as well as loads of custom bits. It has been set up for a family of six. It gets around south-east Queensland and northern NSW, towing a camper when weíre touring.
I walked into ARB and said ďIíll have one of almost everything please.Ē Foxwing awning, roof lights and LED running lights all around and a DP chip and exhaust upgrade. I only replaced the TJM front coils, as I canít give up the Kakaduís air-ride suspension.
It has been kitted out for touring and camping with a TJM bar and steps, HID lights, upgraded suspension, Bridgestone A/T tyres, long-range tank, custom fridge slide, underbonnet dual battery, brake controller, GPS and reverse camera, Rhino Rack platform and canvas seat covers. Sandgrabba mats to keep the kids at bay, too!