featured Y61 Nissan Patrol is a World Tourer all the way from Germany! Fabian
and his partner are doing a world tour starting from Darwin Australia to India,
central Asia and then across back to Europe.
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way this Y61 Nissan Patrol has been setup is nothing short of being amazing!
Fabian and his girlfriend are living out of this vehicle, in other words it’s
their house on wheels and only stuff that is necessary is still bolted on this
vehicle and has and still is getting tested along the way.
Most travelers that
visit Australia would generally stick to the main roads and well used gravel
roads. Not these guys! They took the Y61 Nissan Patrol off the beaten track and
down the Munja track deep into the middle of the Kimberly all the way to
Walcott Inlet which is by far not a walk in the park kind of drive.
really impressed by this build and I’m sure everyone watching this video will
get something out of it.
Vehicles Specs (NOTE* Mod details below):
Make model: 2008 Nissan Patrol GR Y61 (=LHD Patrol GU IV)
Engine: 3,0 L Turbo Intercooler Inline 4 Diesel CRD (ZD30DDTi)
with 160 hp
Drive train: 5-speed manual with non-permanent 4wd, factory
E-Locker on rear axle, automatic factory hubs
Suspension: OME coils and shock absorbers with 2-inch lift and
GVM upgrade to 3.2 tons, factory switchable rear stabiliser.
Fabians mod list for 2008 Y61 Nissan Patrol:
Bravo Safari style
HPD oil catch can
Upgrade to Outback
Accessories long range fuel tank (145 l)
Electric upgrades (all modifications and all
Second battery as
„house battery“ in engine bay, self-designed custom-made tray - 95 Ah AFB-type
(advanced flooded battery)
Projecta IDC-25 DC-DC
solar battery charger
Fixed Yingli 100W
Solar Panel (SPYL 100) on roof top tent
120W Solar Panel Blanket
Blue Sea Systems ST
Blade Fuse Box for house battery applications
BMV-712 Smart Battery Monitor with Bluetooth
DAB stereo, JBL LC-A504 200w amplifier, Hertz Mille PRO MPX-165.3 100w speakers
in the front
Switch for turning
Lights (all DYI):
lights, replaced tail lights (due to modified rear bar)
Pair of Fyrlyt
Luxsis 5000 Halogen lights (150w per light) for spot and spread
4x 50w LTPRTZ LED
lights for flood, tracks and working - mounted on roof top tent on
self-designed custom-made bar
3x 20w Lightforce
ROK20 ultra wide flood working lights
LED-strips inside car under awning
& GPS (all
European CB radio
Albrecht AE 6110 Mini-CB
140cm CB antenna on bull bar
Garmin Montana 680t
GPS with open source maps
iPad Mini 4 on Ram
Mount with Hema Explorer, Google Maps and several GPS apps with open source
Garmin inReach Mini
SOS and text messenger
Suspension and tyres:
OME coils and shock
absorbers with 2-inch lift and GVM upgrade to 3.2 tons
S/T maxx 285/75 R16 on black Brock B17 alloy rims
30 mm spacers per
tyre for 60 mm offset per axle
work and exterior mods (all DYI except for bars and coating/sealing):
ARB Bull bar
Escape4x4 rear steel bar with spare wheel carrier
3x Frontrunner Load
Generation 3 roof top tent with tie down rings
Awning 270 degree with additional stands for sidewalls
Camp Cover Wheel
Bin Safari bag
underbody coating and cavity sealing
Back of the wagon (all DYI except for window
·Fully DYI storage
and cargo system with two HD drawers including fuel stove.
CFX-40 fridge (40 l) on Dometic fridge slide
·DYI Cargo roof net
interior and exterior lights (latter including remote control) as well as water
·2x 12V plugs, 4x
·DYI water supply
with Frontrunner 50 l water tank, Jabsco water pump, two outlets (one for
filtered drinking water, one for unfiltered) and one inlet
·Seagull IV X-1
water filter with Aquapolish 5 pre filter
·2x Frontrunner Wolf
Pack Hi-Lid boxes with Camp Cover inlays
·Camp Cover Storage
·Axe holder with
Grånsfors Bruks Scandinavian Forrest Axe
windows with logo
·Escape Gear Dash
Warn Tabor 8 3.6t
winch with synthetic cable and soft shackle and remote radio control
point in the front, two modified recovery points on rear bar
Snatch strap, tree
trunk protector, snatch block, soft and steel shackles
Maxtrax on roof top
tent, shovel in Wheel Bin Safari bag, T-Max compressor, ARB Tyre deflator
Fabians top 3 trips in the Nissan Patrol:
There can be only one: the current trip from Australia back
to Europe. As for Australia on its own I think the top 3 things we did with the
Track to Walcott Inlet
the offroad tracks in the East Pilbara
• Off-roading and exploring beaches along the southern coast
Unstoppable moment in the Y61 Nissan Patrol:
Reaching Walcott Inlet at night
and watching the monster tides and sunset the next day; camping on lonely
Most scary situation in the Nissan Patrol:
Hill climbing to the top of Kalgan’s pool without
walking the track first (for the one and only time!) and then being in the
wrong gear over a major rock section with the vehicle on a banking angle.
Fabian’s modification tips:
Think about what you want to do
with the vehicle and then think about the setup accordingly. Do a lot of
research! Get inspiration from other vehicles and adapt to your own needs.
involved as much as possible with modifications to be able to sort out problems
on your own.
Set it up in a way that you have minimum hassle getting to things
or setting up camp. Keep it simple, light, practical and sturdy. Don’t listen
to the mainstream or show-off guys, make up your own mind and talk to experts.
Don’t overtune (again: accordingly to what you need).
Favorite modifications: Storage
and cargo in the back, roof top tent, lighting
Things to lookout for with this model Nissan Patrol:
It can be underpowered on the highway (great for
cruising though) but it has great offroad capabilities and just the right
Look after the engine and service the vehicle, protect vehicle from
rust. It lasts hundreds of thousands of kilometers if you look after it.
Top 3 tips with the Y61 Nissan Patrol:
1. Look for vehicles with the engine upgrade,
I believe it’s from 2007. The ones before
that are the ones known as „handgrenades“.
2. Preserve the engine with an oil catch can and second fuel filter and don’t
overtune. Don’t think about fiddling with the EGR.
3. Take it slow and easy and keep modest
momentum with the right tire pressures. You’ll get to know the outstanding
offroad capabilities, the ruggedness and you’ll gain a lot of trust in the
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