Jack joined us on an off-road
trip taking on some challenging hills and tough terrain and it reminded us how
much the Nissan GU Patrol wagon really has it over most other 4 wheel drives
when it comes to wheel travel thanks to its 4 coiled suspension setup. But this
GU also has front and rear diff lockers making it near unstoppable.
With the remote touring in
mind, Jack even has a HF radio for extreme radio range which is something you
really need for those remote outback trips.
For more in-depth details see the
video below & Jack’s mod list with some tips on modifying a 3.0 GU Patrol.
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factory stats (NOTE* modded details below):
model: Nissan Patrol GU6
train: Part time 4wd
Suspension: Coils and solid axles
Jack’s mod list for his GU Patrol Wagon:
2.75" exhaust, Chip it dominator mk1
Diff lockers - Front and rear ARB air lockers
with rear distribution board
row lightbar & front mounted spot lights 35watt halogen Lightforce 240’s.
Comms & GPS:
Uniden uhf, Barret
550 hf, iPhone with booster aerial
Suspension and tyres:
remote red shocks and king springs, 33" Maxxis bighorns x6
Bar work and exterior mods:
Nissan steel winch bar, Scrub bars and
sliders, Dual rear wheel carrier
Back of the wagon:
Drawers with Fridge
slide, Cargo barrier, on the long trips a 60l fridge & just an Esky for the
console with Nissan trim, switches, winch isolation switch & Isolator, scan
gauge and Pillar pods with Boost and EGT’s.
with rope, Maxtrax & High lift Jack
scary situation in the GU
Getting half way up a track in Nannup with the
roof top tent on and slipping into a rut while trying to reverse back down.
would have rolled the vehicle if it weren't for making my wife stand off the
side. The weight didn't make a difference but her face when I put my seat-belt on was enough to tell me I’d
better get the patrol down safely!
I still haven’t heard the end of it :)
Jack's modification tips:
with any turbo diesels, but especially with a zd30 make sure you fit as much
engine protection as possible.
Things like EGT and boost gauges tell you what's
happening before it’s
a catastrophic failure.
Catch cans and EGR blanks can be useful to for keeping
The Video Of Jack's Patrol.