Jack’s GU Patrol wagon
has pretty much everything you could want, everything from front to back has
something added or improved.
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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Make model: Nissan Patrol GU6
Engine: Zd30 CRD
Drive train: Part time 4wd
Suspension: Coils and solid axles
2.75" exhaust, Chip it dominator mk1
Diff lockers - Front and rear ARB air lockers
Dual battery with rear distribution board
42" double 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:
2" Amada 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 short trips.
Overhead console with Nissan trim, switches, winch isolation switch & Isolator, scan gauge and Pillar pods with Boost and EGT’s.
12,000lb Winch with rope, Maxtrax & High lift Jack
Nannup, Pemberton, D'entrecasteux.
Tackling those steep slippery hills in Nannup in the wet.
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.
I 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 :)
Like 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 everything clean.