4x4 Australia Project Vehicles
If you’re looking to set off on a lap around the country, you’ll want to optimise your four-wheel drive to handle the tough challenges the Aussie outback will inevitably throw its way. Thankfully, Australia is also home to the best aftermarket 4x4 accessories brands in the world, and we are spoilt for choice when it comes to top-quality equipment.
Every 4X4 Australia Project Vehicle assembled here has been meticilously pieced together with the help of Australia's epic aftermarket 4x4 industry!
Products we've used
2023 Ford Ranger build: Trig Point slide-out kitchen
Now we’re cooking, with a complete interior fit-out of our Trig Point canopy
2023 Ford Ranger build: 14,000km update
A service and highway trip for our Ranger as the build continues
2023 Ford Ranger build: Boss Aluminium 270° awning
We add an Australian-made awning from Boss Aluminium to the Ranger and we couldn’t be happier
2023 Ford Ranger build: Tough Dog suspension
Our Ranger is finally looking level and riding well with its full Tough Dog suspension installation complete
2023 Ford Ranger build: Living with the V6 Sport
Our Ranger Sport has transformed into one of the best 4x4 touring rigs around
2023 Ford Ranger build: EGR fender flares added
Aussie-made fender flares provide a fantastic fit and finish
2023 Ford Ranger build: Hayman Reese X-Bar
Adding style and protection to the rear-end of our Ranger Sport
2023 Ford Ranger build: Rola MkIII Titan trays
A couple of Rola’s new MkIII Titan trays will be carrying the load atop our Ford Ranger
2023 Ford Ranger build: Projecta 12-volt system
A mega 12-volt system for our Ranger will see out all our electrical needs.
MU-X build: Rola Titan Tray and Ridge Mount system
We maximise the Isuzu’s carrying capacity with a Rola Titan tray on a Ridge Mount system
MU-X build: RacksBrax installed
Aussie-made quick-release brackets for awnings and other roof-mounted accessories makes fitting and removing easier
MU-X build: OZtrail BlockOut 270-degree awning
We put the OZtrail awning on our MU-X to the test with a few camping trips over the summer months
MU-X build: Narva Ultima light bars and Connect+ fitted
Narva takes light bars to the next level with its new Ultima range and Connect+ adjustability
MU-X build: C-TEK system and Century Lithium Pro battery installed
Our MU-X gets an auxiliary battery system with a lithium second battery
MU-X build: MSA 4x4 mirrors added
MSA 4x4 mirrors added to our MU-X build improve rearward vision every time you drive, whether towing or not
MU-X Build: OZtrail Birdsville 1400 rooftop tent
OZtrail’s all-new Birdsville 1400 hybrid rooftop tent transforms our MU-X
Tough Dog suspension transforms our MU-X build
The 4X4 Australia MU-X is riding a little taller now, thanks to a new Tough Dog suspension set-up
4X4 Australia D-MAX: Total cost
How much did it cost to build the 4X4 Australia D-MAX, including the updated Club 4x4 insurance policy?
D-MAX gets an MSA 4x4 drawer system and drop slide
MSA storage drawers and a fridge drop slide installed in the latest D-MAX update, but will it all fit under the canopy?
Final build: 4X4 Australia’s D-MAX
We transformed our stock-as-a-rock 2020 Isuzu D-MAX into a dirt road-ready touring weapon. Here’s what we learned along the way
4X4 Australia D-MAX gets a MaxTrax recovery kit
The 4X4 Australia D-MAX is ready to hit the tracks, with a comprehensive MaxTrax recovery kit the final piece of the puzzle
Companion 60-litre fridge added to the 4X4 Australia D-MAX
Our 60-litre fridge from Companion keeps the beers cold, even when it’s not plugged in to the 4X4 Australia D-MAX
D-MAX gets a King Brown exhaust
Time to liven things up on 4x4 Australia's D-MAX, with a three-inch King Brown exhaust from Pacemaker Australia
D-MAX gets a lithium dual-battery system
Our D-MAX build gets a dual-battery system comprising of an Invicta lithium battery and Piranha Off-Road battery tray
D-MAX gets a Yakima RuggedLine mounting system
The touring mods keep on coming for the 4X4 Australia D-MAX, with a Yakima roof platform
Our D-Max gets a Hayman Reese X-Bar tow bar
Our D-Max is ready to work with a brand new towing kit
2018 Ford Ranger Build
Bronze Age: KMC Addict 2 tested
We equipped the Ranger with KMC wheels that stand out and stand up.
Our Ford Ranger custom build
The once-stock Ranger XLS is now a pin-up fourby, courtesy of Australia’s elite aftermarket industry.
Our Ranger gets loaded with an ARB Awning and Light Kit
A vehicle-mounted awning is the quickest and easiest way to deal with the weather conditions. We fitted an ARB Awning to our ranger.
VIDEO: Narva Ultima 180 LEDs light up our Ranger
Four of Narva’s finest turn light into day.
VIDEO: Ranger gets a set of Goodyear Wrangler MT/Rs
We’ve thrown a set of Goodyear Wrangler MT/Rs on the Ranger.
AMVE canopy exceeds our Ranger's storage needs
A quality aluminium canopy adds style, security and functionality to our Ford Ranger.
Ranger gets Protex brake rotors and pads
A set of Protex brake rotors and pads go on the 4X4 Australia Ranger.
Follow our Project Ranger build
A Ranger has join the 4x4 Shed and we plan to gear it up into the ultimate support rig.
Redarc power management system tested
Redarc is keeping the Ranger’s 12-volt power needs met.