Ironman 4x4 has been quick off the mark to produce a full range of barwork for the 2016 Toyota Hilux. Its bullbars include Commercial, Commercial Deluxe, Protector and alloy designs, all featuring Ironman 4x4’s airbag and winch compatibility, spotlight and aerial mounts, and high-lift jack points. Further additions to Ironman’s Hilux armoury include hybriddesign side steps and scrub rails, which allow modular addition of the rails to the steps without the need for modification. Ironman also has some highclearance tow bars designed to suit the Hilux factory OE bumper. They are rated for up to 3.5-tonne towing in accordance with the vehicle’s tow ratings and come with a tow-bar tongue and tow ball. What about recovery points for the front of the Hilux? Ironman is selling them as a kit that’s designed to work with Ironman 4x4 bullbars. The recovery points are honed out of 12mm steel and rated for up to 5000kg of load.
RRP: Commercial Bar $1125; Commercial Deluxe Bar $1295; Protector Bar $1485; Side Steps $595; Side Steps and Rails $693; Rear Protection Tow Bar $1175; Tow Bar $440 + $200 (loom); Recovery Points under $150.00.
If driving with powerful white light from an LED bar is a must, it’s difficult to ignore the latest release from Narva. It now has two 9-33V multi-volt units – a 200W bar that produces 18,000 lumens and a 300W variant that produces 27,000 lumens.
With 40x5W ‘Cree’ LEDs, the smaller of the two is 557mm long. The larger unit has 60x5W Cree LEDs and is 811mm long. The lights are only 70mm high, are encased in extruded aluminium and feature an almost unbreakable polycarbonate lens sealed to IP68 standard. The bars are also EMCcompliant, so they will not interfere with communications equipment. Heavy-duty cross-slider mounting brackets provide a range of mounting options. Both lamps come with a five-year warranty.
Rear leaf spring bushings and shackles are often overlooked when upgrading the suspension of a 4WD, even though they stabilise the movement of the rear axle. Suspension specialist SuperPro, however, hasn’t overlooked this important function.
It has bushings and grease-able shackles that’ll help the rear end of your 4WD handle almost anything. Its kits feature multiple-piece shackles for easy fitment; protected grease nipples to prevent damage; special tubes to allow to flow; and SuperPro bushings. Ford Ranger, llow grease ngs. Kits are available for the a ger, Holden Colorado, Isuzu D-Max, Mazda BT-50, Mitsubishi Triton, Toyota Hilux and Land Cruiser.
When our ancestors learnt to use bags to carry essential supplies, such as water, on long hunting expeditions, humans were on their way to the top of the food chain. Lions just couldn’t keep up, so now they’re in the zoo. Another warrior that used to be near the top of the chain was the iconic Land Rover Perentie. So it sort of makes sense to celebrate them by making a backpack out of Perentie canvas.
That’s what the team at Bogear have done with their Perentie Canvas BullPup bag. At the very least, these Australian-made bags are eye-catching. At most they’ll hold your essentials for a lifetime on the prowl.
RRP: From $155.00.
Recognising caravan buyers’ preference for independent suspension, Al-Ko has designed a new Enduro Outback suspension system. The system’s standard or optional twin shock absorbers per wheel and optional powder-coated red-steel trailing arms have been chosen for optical and practical reasons, but the engineering is nonetheless impressive. Made from Australian steel, the Al-Ko arms pivot in maintenancefree polyurethane bushes and employ specially developed King Springs with X5K high-stress spring steel coils made in Queensland. The benefits of Enduro include greater ground clearance and up to 50 per cent more suspension travel, resulting in a smoother ride over rough terrain. The system was designed at Al-Ko’s Dandenong South manufacturing plant in Victoria and was tested at the Australian Automotive Research i d d i Al K h d i d Centre at Anglesea, Victoria.
There’s nothing wrong with being proud of where you live or your favourite places. New South Wales drivers, however, now have the chance to show it with a range of new Australiana-themed number plates. The plates come in four styles and are yet another way to tax motorists. Drivers can restyle their existing plate to one from the Australiana range for a one-off order fee of $325.00. For a specific letter and number combination, additional annual fees start at $102.00. Other styles and colours are available with order fees starting from $180.00. The 372mm x 134mm front and back. www.myplates.com.au plates are 37 Website: ww
Pressure washers cut through the build-up of grime, dirt, salt and mud in no time. But not all pressure washers are our friends. What is ideal for the car body is not so good for the windows; what works for the underbody may not work for under the bonnet. Gerni has introduced a world-first – the Gerni PowerGrip. It’s a domestic high-pressure washer that uses wireless technology to put you in control of the water pressure. It can be adjusted simply by pressing the up and down buttons on the gun, with seven different pressure levels available. The PowerGrip is available in two models at Bunnings: the PowerGrip Classic and the PowerGrip Super.
Both machines come with on-board storage, 360-degree swivel on the gun, and a foam sprayer which allows you to use chemicals without them passing through the pump. RRP: PowerGrip Classic $399; PowerGrip Super RRP $499.00.
Website: www. gernipowergrip.com.au
Do you want HID or LED? How about both? Lightforce’s Australian designed and made DL230 HTX is a hybrid of HID and LED technology. The idea combines the instant flood of LED light with the unmatched long-distance light of HID, eliminating the need for additional spotlights and bars beyond one set of HTX. The HTX features a 70W HID fast-start bulb in the centre of a 170mm reflector, which works to provide the long-distance component of the product, while the reflector is surrounded by 20 LEDs in a circular pattern, which provides a wide-spread equivalent to that of a standard 20-inch LED light bar.
The HTX produces a beam pattern with a distance of 1767 metres at one LUX for a pair of lights. This means a single HTX set can provide the combined distance and spread of a standard set of round lights plus a light bar, in a single package. The 230mm-sized HTX features a genuine Gore waterproof membrane with an IP69K rating to protect against moisture and contaminant ingress.
What is a ‘Cot Max’? It’s a larger version of Helinox’s ground-breaking ‘Cot One’ camp stretcher, and it beats sleeping on the dirt. The legs feature Helinox’s innovative lever-locking system that provides excellent tension to the bed surface. The bed size is 210x75cm and its capacity is 145kg. Despite being built for big and bigger people (ahem), the stretcher’s packed weight is only 2.7kg and its packed length just 58cm. Get up off the ground for a better night’s sleep. Online price is $484.00.