Adam's PX Ranger
by Adam Mastor
(Perth, Western Australia)
Hi Ronny and viewers,
It's a 2013 PX Ranger XLT Dual Cab 4x4 6 speed manual, 3.2L 5cyl turbo diesel.
I bought my truck new and started modifying within an hour of getting it home and it hasn't stopped yet.
So as it goes on the "Modified" YouTube episodes:
ARB Delux colour coded bullbar
Roo System 7hp 12,000lb winch with synthetic rope
TJM side steps (Ally checker plate covered in Raptor liner)
TJM rear bar (Ally checker plate covered in Raptor liner)
BushSkinz 4mm steel bash plates from the bullbar to the gearbox.
On top, I have a Rhino Racks Pioneer Platform that holds my Sunseeker 2.5m awning, Rod tube with lockable ends, Maxtrax's mounts with 4 Matxtrax, Ironman 60" hi-lift jack and shovel.
Lights & Comms
A pair of ARB Intensity LED spotlights, Both are pencil beams
30" LED single row light bar with 5w LED's. This fills the gaps between the Intensity's
6000k LED H4 Hi/Lo headlight globes
Rear tail lights are also LED aftermarket replacements
GME 6.6db UHF antenna
Uniden 8080S UHF radio
Tyres & Suspension
Wheels - Method Race Wheels 17x9 "The Standard" -12mm Offset in Matt Black
Tyres - Nitto Trail Grapplers 35x12.5 r17
I run a full set of 5 rims & tyres and my spare 35" fits in the standard location under the tray
The suspension is a full set of SAX Suspension springs & shocks all around with a few added extras to get the lift and fit the tyres.
Front - I'm running the 2" raised SAX strut assembly with 60mm strut spacers which give it about 6 inches of lift. I also have Option 4WD upper control arms and a 50mm diff drop to reduce the CV angles.
Rear - I'm running SAX 2" raised 3SDS (3 Stage Dynamic Spring) leaf springs, 0-500kg rated with SAX Prime XP shocks. With this, I've also fitted 50mm lift blocks and a set of airbags for when I load it up for big trips. The Sax leaf springs, with the adjustable load shackle gave me 4" of lift with some custom adjustable shackle plate that I made.
Under the Hood
All I've done so far is a full ECU remap which transform the performance significantly. Full 3" stainless steel exhaust
Uni Filter foam air filter
Couplertec electronic rust protection module
ARB Acsent canopy
Outback drawer system
MSA drop down fridge slide with a custom fridge barrier
ARB Elements 60L Fridge
Arkpak 730 with a 120AH deep cycle Century battery that is kept charger through my Projecta 25amp DC/DC charger.
100w solar panel mounted to the roof of the canopy that feeds the DC/DC charger.
Under the passenger wing, you'll find my wiring setup with fuse block, circuit breaker & relays that power the accessories panel on the passenger side of the drawers.
My Dr Air 150L/m compressor that feeds 3gal (11L) tank which sits in the driver's side wing.
There's a Nitto air fitting on the drivers side panel next to the drawer for me to connect my hose and tyre inflator and there is also a tyre valve there too for manual inflation of the tank in case there's a problem with the compressor I can fill the tank to still operate the airbags.
Set of Supafit canvas seat covers
3D moulded mats
MSA seat organizers for the kids and a set headrest-mounted TV screens to keep the kids occupied on the long trips.
I've built the Ranger for touring & camping trips with the family and towing the dirt bikes out bush for some fun.
This is my first 4wd so I was looking at buying a 200 series Landcruiser or a PX Ranger. I chose the Ranger for it's towing capacity, 6-speed manual, and roomy rear seating. I couldn't justify paying $100k for a 200 series and then having to modify it as I never keep my vehicle standard.
My most memorable trip was to Fraser Island with my wife & kids. We've also been up the west coast including Jurien Bay, Kalbarri, Shark Bay & Exmouth.