RG Holden Colorado, Modified #35


So here we have it, a RG Holden Colorado. This ute being mildly yet well modified and thought out. It’s a great example of showing you don’t need everything i.e. winch, lockers and high lift kits.

RG Holden Colorado, modified.

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This is a well-balanced vehicle for practicality and overland/off-roading, also the vehicle itself (RG Holden Colorado) is well suited as an off-roader and traveling vehicle with its user friendly storage and rear seat adjustments.



Other vehicle manufactures could learn a thing or two from the RG Colorado.

Is it starting to sound like a vehicle review? Well yes, you will get both in this video, a modified vehicle and a bit of a vehicle review.

Enjoy the video while Zak and I talk about his vehicle.


Vehicles specs (NOTE* modded details below):

Make model: RG Holden Colorado LS

Engine: 2.8l Turbo Diesel. Duramax  

Drive train:   6 speed manual

Suspension:  IFS front , Leaf Rear



Zak’s mod list for this RG Holden Colorado:

RG Holden Colorado on the Powerline, Perth, Western Australia.

Engine:

  •  iDrive Throttle Controller.
  • Tough Car Parts muffler delete.


Electric upgrades:  

  • Intervolt DCC Pro Dual battery charger.
  • X2 12v sockets in rear of car (off 2nd battery).
  • Opposite lock 40L fridge freezer.
  • Hard mounted ARB compressor.


Lights: 

  • 9” LED spot Lights.
  • 32” LED light bar (mounted on roof rack)
  • 6 LED work lights x2 ( mounted on roof rack)
  • 6” slim LED work lights x2 ( mounted on roof rack)
  • Square work lights x2 (mounted on front bar)
  • Front Rock Lights

Comms & GPS: 

  • GME TX3550
  • GME 6.6 DB Ariel


Suspension and tyres:

  • Dobinson’s MRR Front adjustable shocks (raised roughly 3”).
  • Dobinson’s extended shackles.
  • 285/75r16 Toyo Open Country AT 2
  • Dynamic dlock steel wheels 16x8 -13


Bar work and exterior mods:

  • Xrox Front Bar.
  • ARB side steps.
  • Holden weather shields.
  • B pillars wrapped matt black.
  • EBay snorkel.
  • Rhino Rack Pioneer “tradie” tray.
  • EBay Flares.
  • 3mm Steel Bash Guards


Back of the RG Colorado ute: 

  • Line-x tray liner.
  • Holden Sports bar painted black.
  • Holden tonneau cover
  • Extra tie down points (680kg load rated)



Recovery gear: 

  • Jimny front recovery hooks.
  • Iron Man rear recovery hitch.
  • Recovery Boards.
  • Various straps.
  • Hi-Lift Jack.
  • Shovel.

 

RG Holden Colorado on the Powerline, Perth, Western Australia.
RG Holden Colorado on the Powerline, Perth, Western Australia.
RG Holden Colorado on the Powerline, Perth, Western Australia.
RG Holden Colorado on the Powerline, Perth, Western Australia.
RG Holden Colorado on the Powerline, Perth, Western Australia.
RG Holden Colorado on the Powerline, Perth, Western Australia.
RG Holden Colorado on the Powerline, Perth, Western Australia.
RG Holden Colorado on the Powerline, Perth, Western Australia.
RG Holden Colorado on the Powerline, Perth, Western Australia.
RG Holden Colorado on the Powerline, Perth, Western Australia.
RG Holden Colorado on the Powerline, Perth, Western Australia.
RG Holden Colorado on the Powerline, Perth, Western Australia.
RG Holden Colorado on the Powerline, Perth, Western Australia.
RG Holden Colorado on the Powerline, Perth, Western Australia.
RG Holden Colorado on the Powerline, Perth, Western Australia.
RG Holden Colorado on the Powerline, Perth, Western Australia.
RG Holden Colorado on the Powerline, Perth, Western Australia.

Zak’s top 3 trips in the vehicle:

  1. Esperance
  2. Lancelin
  3. Lake Louge Brook


Unstoppable moment in the RG Colorado:

Can't think of one…


Most scary situation in the Holden Colorado:

Getting stuck in a bog hole with water half way up the door. Was scary when my mate, I was with, couldn’t pull me out as his car wasn’t big enough.


Zak's modification tips:

Plastidipping behind the front bar last a lot longer than paint and it won’t chip.

Xrox bars show a lot of colour coded body work that looks much better in black.

 


Things to lookout for with this model RG Colorado:

Fuel Filters sit under the car and can be smashed easily as I have done before.


Top 3 tips with the vehicle:

1.    Wrap the b pillar to make it look like the higher spec models.

2.      When fitting 33’s a bit of trimming is required on the guard liners and body mount.

3.      iDrive is a great upgrade when up-sizing wheels to make it drive better.



The Modified Video.


Thanks to the following people for helping with my:

Alex at Audio Precision for all my wiring and install.

http://audioprecision.com.au/ap/wordpress/

 

Scott at Richards Tyre Power for the wheel and tyre hook ups

https://www.facebook.com/RichardsTyrepowerAUS/?fref=ts

 

Dave at Line-x Welshpool for looking after me on the tray liner

https://www.facebook.com/LinexAustralia/?fref=ts



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