It’s been a while since I’ve posted an update on my 80 series, which I’ve been very happy with. The original purchase of the 80 series stemmed from wanting a vehicle that was capable, comfortable and reliable. The 80 Series has a brilliant reputation for everything from serious four wheel driving through to general touring, and we planned on using it for a bit of both.
- Safari front mount intercooler
- Electronic Rust Protection
- Dual Batteries and smart charger/isolator
- Irvin aluminium bull bar
- Hella driving lights
- Aluminium scrub bars
- Aluminium side steps
- Aluminium roof racks
- Aluminium case on the roof with hydraulic struts
- 4 jerry can holders on the roof racks
- Kaymar rear tyre carrier
- Dual spare wheels
- Rear drawer system
- UHF Radio and antenna
- DVD Player and GPS
- Airbag suspension in the rear
- WCS springs and suspension (standard height I believe)
- Rear LED work light
- Tailgate LED light
- Safari snorkel
Since then, I've removed the Aluminum case and the 4 jerry can holders off the roof. I’m not a fan of having weight up the top, and wanted to keep my fuel economy at its best.
- Evakool 55L fridge
- Bushranger Supermax compressor
- EGT Gauge
- Rear Drawer System
- 120W Solar Panel
- Twin Eaton E lockers (being installed as I write this)
However, as all of you avid four wheel drivers know, the list of modifications never stops growing. I have a few more modifications in the pipeline, to make the 80 even more capable and comfortable.
- ARB Deluxe Bull Bar
- Kaymar Rear Bar with twin wheel carriers
- Water storage
- 33” Mud terrain tyres with steel rims
- Custom Rock sliders and scrub bars
- Upgraded lighting on the front – HID’s or a lightbar
- Interior lighting upgrade
- Battery monitors
At the moment, the 80 series is on axle stands in the garage. I removed the differential carriers, and had Eaton E lockers installed. Whilst everything was apart, I decided to do the king pin bearings, swivel hubs, front and rear wheel bearings with new axle seals and fresh grease.
I will have an update soon, with a full review on the Eaton E lockers, which I expect to live up to their reputation!