Blog - GQ Patrol

13th September, 2016

The Icons are chomping at the bit to get their wheels dusty in the red sands of the Simpsons Desert. On the eve of the Icon's trip, these four fourbies strutted out for a playful afternoon in the surrounds of Alice Springs... Stay Tuned. Continue Reading

28th July, 2016

GQ PATROL VIDEO One of the hot favourites around the office has been the build up of the GQ Patrol.  It's fair to say that out of all the icons the GQ probably felt most at home when it arrived at ARB head office in Melbourne, largely due to the number of other GQ's which still frequent the Kilsyth car park. In Australia, Continue Reading

22nd July, 2016

The 4.2litre GQ Patrol is no doubt a favourite amongst many 4x4 enthusiasts. Finding a stock GQ in New South Wales must have been a task in its own right. The paint work needed some attention, but otherwise the vehicle, for its age was in very good condition. The team from ARB Moorebank still had their work cut out for them getting Continue Reading

22nd March, 2016

Words by Paul Murrell, Practial Motoring www.practicalmotoring.com.au There was a time, not very long ago, when it seemed the only vehicles you saw beyond the city limits were Toyota LandCruisers and Nissan Patrols. For many years, they were the first choice of country dwellers, and the Outback rivalry between Nissan and Toyota was almost as strong as the tribalism of Ford vs. Continue Reading

14th January, 2016

In our last GQ update, she was being prepped in our workshop, readying herself for her complete transformation. But what exactly has she had done you ask?   So far she’s had the following equipment fitted:   ARB bull bar and side rails and side step Kaymar rear bar with twin wheel swinger Safari snorkel, turbo kit, intercooler and exhaust Recaro seats REDARC dual battery system with dual volt Continue Reading

17th September, 2015

Back in the workshop following some fun on the Zig Zag track at Lithgow with Mike Ellem from Offroad Images, it's time to give the mighty GQ Patrol a bit of a birthday. While in pretty good nick for her age, the GQ has a reasonably large dent on the rear quarter panel, as well as a number of 'character' marks on other Continue Reading

17th July, 2015

When selecting our 2nd Off Road Icon, the tremendous response from our fans in ensuring this 4WD was included in the top four, made the Nissan GQ Patrol an obvious choice. The GQ was radically different mechanically from its predecessors as it was the first Patrol with coil sprung suspension, proving to be both more comfortable and more capable over rough ground. The Patrol was used Continue Reading