Isuzu Ute Australia And Ironman 4x4
WITH 4X4 Australia HQ feeling too close to Antarctica, we flew to Queensland to thaw out. However, we weren’t going to get far on Moreton Island without a proper rig.
So our first stop was to Ironman 4x4’s massive Brisbane office and warehouse, where Simon had a shiny new SR5 Toyota Hilux waiting for us.
Naturally, the getaway vehicle was fully kitted out with Ironman’s Foam Cell Pro suspension kit, front and rear bars plus sidesteps, Monster Winch with synth rope, new Blast LED spotties, Tailored Comfort seat covers, UHF radio and all-terrain rubber.
The seat covers are soft-foam backed and add a thin element to cushioning, which is noticeable – it made the Hilux feel less tradie-like.
We used a Speedy tyre deflator to drop the pressures to suit the sandy tracks, while the spring and shock package felt well-matched to the car and didn’t make the ride too firm. Simon put a full recovery kit and a pair of Ironman Treds in the Space Case, but thankfully we didn’t need them at all.
We also had a team of company execs in tow to keep an eye on the beer budget; Isuzu Ute supplied an MU-X wagon and a D-max ute for them. The MU-X is now our favourite compact SUV, and it’s still a 7-seater. A top choice for any family 4x4.