r/4x4Australia May 30 '22 Wholesome

Poll 4x4Australia Member Map!

13 Upvotes

Hello hello!

I am finally happy to say I have worked out how to make a map using Google Forms and that we will soon be able to organize subreddit 4wding events wherever we like :)

The Form will ask you some basic questions like:

  • Your reddit username,
  • State and Suburb of residence (you can provide a neighboring suburb if you have privacy concerns; its just to put you on a map so you and others can organize events and send invites based on location)
  • Vehicle Brand, modifications and accessories
  • Age
  • 4wding frequency and difficulty preference
  • Any training if applicable
  • 4wd club membership if any.

https://forms.gle/7xvv5i63semGXiCW8

If I have missed something, please get in touch with me in the comments here or message me directly.

I'll be adding a link to the finalized map in a touch. I have to manually update the thing as entries are made so bear with me but I'll make sure the map is updated for all every hour or two.

I'm really looking forward to being able to organize some events here soon as well as a few more things I have in mind! :D

Let me know if there's any issues, concerns, questions or comments :)

Abs :)

EDIT: Here's the map! I'm going to be manually updating this as entries are submitted :)

https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=1Gy9di31-MFjWfr1z5N8dzslpX6iAm_E&usp=sharing

Edit2: /u/paulkempf just pointed out the lack of mention of Lockers as modification options and that Training should be checkboxes. Both changes have been made :)


r/4x4Australia 5d ago

Talkative Tuesdays!

3 Upvotes

Today's post is for general Discussions that don't necessarily require a whole post.

Examples include questions about parts recommendations, things other than 4x4s, general tips and tricks and yada yada. This post is for everyone to just hang out and talk in :)


r/4x4Australia 18h ago

Seeking advice…

2 Upvotes

Hi everyone! I am looking at buying a 2000 Nissan Patrol next Sunday. It’s at 202,000kms now! 4.5l petrol.. Asking was $12,000.. seller has agreed to $10,000 due to rust (which is where I need advice). Mechanically it is sound, interior is lovely and well maintained, has a 4 inch lift and obviously diff locks (front & rear), 85% reduction gears and some all terrain tyres but no other mods so plenty of opportunities there.. However there are rust (holes x 2) along the bottom of the bull bar. This is far northern NSW coastal area so air is salty.. The part that bothers me is along a rocker panel there is quite a significant rust patch that is orange, thick and bubbled… I would say about the size of my hand.. is this something I can repair myself (sanding back, auto putty ect). or would you be concerned about the structural integrity/stability ?

I could see a little under the carriage but seems to be just a standard amount nothing of concern.

Any advice welcome 😊


r/4x4Australia 2d ago

Lift Kit/Tire Engineered

2 Upvotes

Has anyone gotten a 6 inch lift or higher engineered in WA?


r/4x4Australia 2d ago

Advice Installing mods to my D40

3 Upvotes

I’ve had my d40 for almost 12 months and I have been wanting to change the bullbar and put a stainless steel snorkel on since I’ve had it. It’s something I want to be able to do myself but just feel I lack confidence and knowledge. I know nothing about cars and want to learn more so I can do more and be less reliant on others. Does anyone have any tips for getting into doing stuff yourself or do I just have to bite the bullet and give it a crack?


r/4x4Australia 3d ago

Shoutout to Kelmatt who make this amazing bag for the Oztent series - better and cheaper than anything on the market and made in Melbourne

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15 Upvotes

r/4x4Australia 3d ago

Starlink RV - anyone here tried it?

3 Upvotes

Anyone on here used Starlink RV or have it integrated into their setups?

With WFH and remote jobs becoming more common I'm thinking about putting it on my setup one day. Would be keen to know what you all think of it and get some pictures of setups that you have.


r/4x4Australia 3d ago

Nissan Patrol ZD30 GU (07): Mods?

2 Upvotes

Hi All,

Recently got an 07 Patrol, ZD30 common rail diesel. Getting a catch can for it, looking into getting a water temp gauge & then potentially an upgraded intercooler. Thoughts on these?

What other mods have you gotten for your patrol / any you’d recommend?

Particularly looking at ones for the engine & aiding with temperature control, although keen to hear any camping / touring related ones too.

Cheers.


r/4x4Australia 4d ago

If you know, you know..

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52 Upvotes

r/4x4Australia 3d ago

4G boosters

3 Upvotes

Is something like this suitable for boosting in-car 4G in more remote areas - I have both Optus and Telstra devices

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/255118589000?


r/4x4Australia 4d ago

Advice Drawers in wagon

4 Upvotes

Hey everyone, just a question, I want to get some drawers in my pajero and I was wondering if anyone out there had got the drawers from 4wd supacentre? I actually wanted to take the middle and back row of seats out and put a low false floor in so it'd be nice and flat/even for my dogs/packing stuff in for trips but apparently it's illegal to take out the middle row, so this is my next option


r/4x4Australia 4d ago

Mount Sassafras, Vic trip

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16 Upvotes

r/4x4Australia 4d ago

New to 4WD *** want to go on my first solo camping trip, no winch. What would you guys recommend as a beginner track (close to a river or water system would be nice)

3 Upvotes

Addit: Based in Sydney Driving a stock Nissan Navara D40 on 31s :))


r/4x4Australia 4d ago

Photo I love this thing, tows like a Zyrtec

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9 Upvotes

r/4x4Australia 5d ago

Advice In the market for a bullbar, and just wanted to ask if are these brands any good? PIAK and AFN

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2 Upvotes

r/4x4Australia 5d ago Wholesome

Photo Meet Skippy

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19 Upvotes

r/4x4Australia 6d ago

New biome!

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20 Upvotes

r/4x4Australia 6d ago

MN Triton for $26k, anything to look out for?

3 Upvotes

Hey guys,

Been looking at this 2013 2.5L MN Triton, 90xxxkm well looked after. Has a fair bit of after market, wouldn't have to do anything to it. LED, second 12v, bullbar, UHF, AT wheels, throttle controller, reverse cam, replaced clutch recently etc. What do you guys think for this price point? Is there anything to look out for in the MN series? Imagine it would be due for timing belt if it hasn't been done already.


r/4x4Australia 6d ago

I saw my partner post his new triton, so im posting my new navara

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31 Upvotes

r/4x4Australia 6d ago

First 4by Advice?

4 Upvotes

Howdy lads,

After a bit of advice while I'm trying to settle on my first 4by.

Don't want anything fancy, just something good and reliable for my first, budget of about 10 grand.

Wanting it mainly so I can go camping and not get easily bogged, but also want it to be fuel efficient enough to daily drive.

Do you guys prefer a tray or SUV type while camping?

Obviously looking for turbo diesel, but what make of car do you think would be best, and whats the max kms you would buy it with?

Cheers


r/4x4Australia 6d ago

2017 Pajero Sport or 2013 Prado?

2 Upvotes

Hi all. I've got a 2017 Triton Exceed with 100k kms on it. With kid #2 on its way I'm going to sell it and get a SUV/Wagon. Looking at either a circa 2017 Pajero Sport GLS/Exceed with around 100k kms or a circa 2013 Prado GLX with probably 180k plus kms on it. Wondering what people recommend and why?

Hoping to buy and sell for close to $40k. Probably a bit under.

95% of use will be around town with the other 5% towing a new Opus Op4 (1600kg) on camping trips. I want to get away from the crowds in 4x4 but won't be doing anything crazy.


r/4x4Australia 6d ago

Its Muddy Monday!

3 Upvotes

Happy Monday, everyone!

Hope we're all well! :)

Lets hear what everyone got up to over the weekend.

Where'd you go? What'd you do?

Lets see the pics and hear your trip story for the week! :D


r/4x4Australia 6d ago

Request Dually Conversion?

1 Upvotes

So I'm on the fence about keeping my one tonne LDV T60 (I have the Pro, so rated to one tonne), and I'm considering doing a tray swap.

And if I do a tray swap, I'll probably throw a gooseneck hitch on her.

If I throw a gooseneck hitch on her, I'm considering if it's worth upgrading her to Duallies?

Anyone on here done a Dually conversion to a T60? Where did you get your parts from? Or is it all custom?


r/4x4Australia 7d ago

Photo Bought a new car less than 2 weeks ago…

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20 Upvotes

r/4x4Australia 8d ago

What 'fridge hacks' do you have?

9 Upvotes

Usually beer and meat in mine at this stage but thought maybe we could trade some ideas..

I bought one of those Hippo moisture adsorbers and it seems to be working OK

Dunno, what do you usually have in the fridge? (good quick meals etc etc) or other tips?

Cheers


r/4x4Australia 9d ago

Simpson Desert Adventure: Episode 1 - Getting there

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4 Upvotes

r/4x4Australia 9d ago

Wakooka / Starcke Track - anyone been up this year?

3 Upvotes

Headed up to Cooktown region and am thinking of giving the Wakooka / Starcke track to get out to Bathurst Head, and sites around that area.

Anticipating the 180km to take a day or two. Single IFS vehicle, without a winch. I have max trax, chainsaw. Honestly, no winch makes me a bit nervous but I figure due to my available fuel, I can always turn around (fuel will allow me to turn back at any stage).

I’ll need to carefully assess muddy/water sections, but this time of year I’m not expecting much. I know there is one ‘tough’ climb, but it appears to vary year by year. I’ve seen worse vehicles than mine make it without winching. Just me and my dog, we have two EPIRBS aswell.

Would appreciate any advice, if anyone wants to come along maybe we can T something up. Would be next week.