I thought this might be a good spot for people to show off their pride and joy. Its all well and good having and Expanda, but unless you have a tow vehicle, the van won't leave the driveway. So here's a chance for people to show of their cars, give to feedback and maybe a run down of some mods done to help with the holidaying experience.
Me, I have a 2006 3.0L Nissan Patrol. I got it second hand, 2 yrs old with 30,000km on the clock plus a number of factory fitted goodies, inlcuding; Alloy bar, spotties, snorkel, tint.
Since owning it I have replaced the alloy bullbar with a steel ARB one, BFG A/T's, added my old trusty GME UHF and aerial, dobinson suspension and a great Alpine stereo with Parrot Bluetooth and wired in my old 75aH Thumper battery pack to run the 40L Waeco. This week i am fitting a proper dual battery system under the bonnet. The best modifications for holidaying by far would be the polyair airbages and Polaris reversing camera where the screen lives on my sun visor.
Wish list include a winch, and to complete my crappy home made rear shelf in the cargo area. I have a longer wish list but i am being realistic here.
Economy wise i get about 16-17 L/100km while towing the expanda which would weigh about 1.6 to 1.7t, which is OK to me. It cruises nicley at about 95km/hr but feels like its working too hard over that so i'm happy to take it slow.
I love my 4wding, and that is where this car really shines
Hello every one well we have 2 tow rigs a 2007 ns vrx turbo diesel pajero with gme xrs uhf arb bullbar bushranger winch and set of STEDI type x pro light's that I'm waiting roof mounted DVD player for the 5 kids to watch and a Polaris in dash media unit with hema off road maps as well as normal road maps tjm 2000 series gold suspension heavier springs 2 inch lift and air bags in the rear end .... Then we have a series 200 v8 Landcruiser with the ironman bullbar iron winch old man emu suspension 2inch lift automatic self level wireless air bags in the rear xrs 330 uhf same as the pajero . Both 4wds are running Torqit performance enhancing products pedal controller to take makethe response to the throttle there as soon as you touch it both have performence engine chips and a single 3 inch full stainless steel exhaust system fitted from turbo back in the pajero and on the Landcruiser it has 2 types of chip the normal chip and then chip extra and it gets up and hauls it has from the twin turbo a twin 3.5inch exhaust into a twin 4 inch just before the rear diff and ends up out the back in s single 4 inch . The pajero pick up 40% increase in power and tourqe the Landcruiser is now at over 240kw and over 900nm torque massive improvements in both and love the both Monday they will be fitted with full redarc daul battery systems and both are the bcdc1225D with solar input bring the northern territory I say we are going for 8 weeks can't wait and of course the jayco exspanda outback caravan I nearly forgot oops