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Figuring out how to accessorize your truck is challenging, not only do you have to decide what is the most important it also has to fit into your budget. A must have for all utility vehicles is a good set of drawers in the back. These allow you to keep your gear organized, accessible and safe, if you opt for locking latches as we did. After researching the custom made drawers by… Read More

For any serious touring, power consumption is always in the back of your mind, this is why we decided to add a 3rd battery for our South Island expedition. The 74 Series runs a full 24V starting and electrical system, so for us to be able to charge a AA Champion 12V 71 A/h deep cycle gel battery we had to add a few additions to the conventional dual battery set up…. Read More

On the front of any good 4WD you’ll find a good winch, so there was no doubt that our 74Series needed one too. There are plenty of winches out there, but there are several factors to consider before purchasing one. These include the weight of your vehicle, the cable material, its operating voltage, pulling power and wether or not you need a PTO, hydrolic or electric winch. Our landcruiser is 24V so we… Read More

Tires, probably one of the biggest discussion topics in the off-road world. There are so many factors to consider when it comes to selecting the perfect bit of rubber for 4 wheel driving. These include what kind of rims they are on, the tread, side wall strength, the internal design, road noise and how they will wear. The boys from ATJ Auto Parts in Waipapa recommend we try out the new Maxxis… Read More

The first addition to the 74 Series project was some serious frontal protection! After considering durability, practicality and Styling we found that the IronMan Commercial winch bar ticked all the boxes. Ironman 4×4 NZ  webpage was very user friendly in selecting the correct bar for the 74series. The bar is sold as (Toyota LC75/78/79 1984-2007 BBC018). It was super easy to fit as IronMan makes their bars specifically for your vehicle. Slide right… Read More