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Regardless if you are heading out for a day, the weekend or on a full blown overland expedition, pre-trip servicing should not be overlooked. We brought the 74 series to our good friend Roberto at R Mobile Mechanic in Kerikeri who over the course of two days worked his magic to get the truck ready to tackle the South Island. So first up was the easy stuff, engine oil and filter. We… 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

We want to give a big shout out to Regan Bates owner of Sinosaur in Kerikeri for our sign writing job. He recently branched out on his own last year and started Signosaur, and trust us, he knows what he is doing. Signosaur is a one stop shop and full service sign manufacturing facility which covers everything from  one off small signs,design and corporate branding in Bay of Islands and throughout Northland. Regan loves… 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