Paint your wagon
AFTER being on the market for near-on two decades – and even then it was not all that different to its GQ predecessor – the GU Patrol is one of the best-serviced vehicles by the 4x4 aftermarket industry. Not only can you get the regular bullbars, suspension, wheels and tyres, roof racks, etc. for the GU, but there is a host of more radical modifications that can make the Patrol more powerful, more capable and more suitable for your specific applications.
The ZD30 might be the only engine offered by Nissan, but workshops fit Toyota and GM diesel engines as well as GM petrol V8s with relative ease. Lower geared transfer cases, front and rear diff locks, competition-derived suspension packages and 37-inch tyres can make the GU unstoppable when off-road.
How about a GU with a 6.0-litre V8 engine, sixspeed auto, coilovers, Marks 4WD portal axles and 35-inch muddies? Yes please!