OFF-ROAD WIZ­ARDRY

NZV8 - - IN THE BUILD -

Off-road ge­nius and fab­ri­ca­tor ex­traor­di­naire Jared Biggs is cur­rently build­ing a pair of se­ri­ously tough 4x4 trial trucks at his East Auck­land–based Nitro Cus­toms work­shop. By the time you read this, one of them will have been fin­ished and de­buted at the Mount Eg­mont Pairs com­pe­ti­tion. The goal is for both to com­pete in the up­com­ing NZ Na­tional 4x4 Tri­als sea­son start­ing at Labour Week­end. Jared’s per­sonal truck, dis­played with few pan­els, is an ul­tra-light­weight build be­low 1000kg and runs a ni­trous-as­sisted LS2, while the cus­tomer build runs a brand-new LS3 and four-wheel steer. Both are built around TIG-welded chro­moly space-frame chas­sis and will run new gear un­seen in lo­cal tri­als, in­clud­ing Off-Road In­no­va­tions (ORI) struts and alu­minium hubs.

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