There are many reasons to own a 4WD vehicle in the sprawling roads of the land down under, the various forests, sand dunes and sprawling flatlands that are all key locations for off road enthusiasts. And there is one vehicle that is considered the most popular and reliable vehicle, that is the Toyota Hilux. The Hilux is one of the most reliable and durable vehicles in the world, it’s compared to the AK- 47. Performance wise the Hilux is fairly capable as far as 4WD’s go, and Australian drivers know this isnce it’s been the most popular vehicles from 2012 which has held its place for years.
But to make it into a off road viable vehicle which one could use to go through any possible environment, decking out the Hilux is simple enough since there are so many already modified that one can use as an inspiration point. The first of which should the bull bar that will protect the front of your vehicle, the bumper and the bonnet can be protected from animal attacks and fairly rough roads that could cause damage to the vehicle’s front end. Keep in mind that some regulations apply to bull bars that would make them illegal if they surpass the shape and size that are set in the guidelines, so ensure that your bull bar is compliant with CI – 112 from the department of transport, with the bull bars you can also add Toyota Hilux weathershields that will help stop water dirt and grime from getting into the interior of the cab and the engine compartment.
Then you should consider the size and width of the wheels and the ground clearance they give the Hilux. More ground clearance gives you more room to work with when going over rough terrain, so having larger wheels that would allow for more ground coverage while also adding to the stability of the vehicle on some of the sloped roads. If you have a decent set of wheels under your pick-up, with good traction and durability you’ll esentially be able to go anywhere. The Toyota Hilux weathershields, bull bars, wheels, lift kits, extra lighting and many other minor modifications can turn the vehicle into one of the most capable off road warriors around. If you add to this with some minor performance modifications and tuning a Hilux can and will give you the perfect vehicle for the Australian outback.