Ashley’s Nissan Navara D22 take on some steep sand dunes and sand tracks along
the coastal areas before the shoot and it handled very well putting the front
auto locker to good use and showed how much a locker really gets your vehicle
further when the conditions get tough.
Not only can
it take on challengers and handle them well, it also looks tough with its extra
wide stands. The D22 Navara’s already have nice wide flares but this one has
extended flares to make room for its wide wheel track whilst still keeping the
wheels within the guards.
on the D22 is right down to Ash’s needs and requirements nothing more and
nothing less, that said out of all the Nissan Navara D22’s I have come across
this is the most modified one I have seen.
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Vehicles factory stats (NOTE* modded details below):
Nissan Navara D22 ST-R
2.5l turbo diesel
train: 5 speed manual, Front auto locker
Suspension: IFS & Leaf spring
Ashley’s mod list for
his Nissan D22 Navara:
-RaceChip Pro 2 chip
-RaceChip response control unit
-3’ x-force exhaust
-Turbo-smart boost tee (19psi)
-2’ intercooler riser (to I/C to
under bonnet shrouding post body lift)
-Oil Catch can (ProVent)
-Snorkel (genuine Nissan)
-Reverse camera &
entry & immobiliser
fuse boxes under bonnet
panel for accessories
Arc dual battery isolator
pure sine wave inverter (mounted behind rear seat)
compressor (mounted behind rear seat)
-50’ LED light bar on Bullseye product roof mounts
-4x 6’ rear LED work lights
-additional interior light.
Comms & GPS:
-GME TX3100 80 Channel UHF
-GME 1040mm spring mounted antenna
-GME 300mm antenna for FM
Suspension and tyres:
Snake Racing X-flex kit
duty steering rack ends
greasable extended shackles
Dog foam cell shocks
and rear braided brake lines
duty tie rods
Dog steering stabiliser
racing Baja wheels 15x8 -19
Achilles XMT muddies
Bar work and exterior
-Standard alloy bulbar
sandblasted, powder coated and mounts modified for 2’ body lift
-Sports bar powder coated gloss
-Custom build side steps and rear
bar with infill panel
Side steps and rear bar sprayed in UPOL ‘Raptor liner’
-Genuine Nisan roof rails
-Rhino steel mesh flat roof rack
-3 piece underbody protection
-65mm flexy flares.
Back of the wagon:
‘Raptor liner’ spray in over-lip tub liner.
front Roadsafe recovery points
hitch recovery point
recovery gear portable
lift jack and shovel attached on roof rack.
Ashley’s top 3 trips
in the Nissan Navara D22:
Anywhere from Two rocks to
Unstoppable moment in
the Nissan Navara 4x4:
given it too much of a hard time other than in the dunes, but now that the
Lokka is in… I’ll wait and see.
I prefer coast driving as opposed to mud and
rocks, and with a light weight vehicle on 33’s, she loves it!
Most scary situation
in the D22 Navara:
time I was bogged on the beach up in Lancelin with the tide coming in.
lucky to finally get in contact with a young local who had to snatch and drag
me for about 400m down the beach as I couldn’t get back onto the higher side of
I honestly though I would lose my car to the ocean that day.
the D22, especially the YD25 are not the most powerful motor on the market, I
would highly advise to have it chipped, 3’ exhaust & EGR blocked. The
additional flow is remarkable, and youll never be able to drive a stock d22
Video of the Navara D22 modification.