Although our Off Road Icon the Toyota HiLux is now officially complete, it wasn’t all smooth sailing for the team at ARB Nundah in the lead up to its completion. Nearing its finishing touches, with just a few more little jobs left on the table, something big was missing from our Icon. The team at ARB Nundah realised before they could roll it out of their garage doors, they needed one last finishing touch… wheels and tyres!
The team managed to find an incredible set of commonly referred to “Bathurst Globes” 15×8 -22 offset wheels, an iconic rim that came on a number of Australian muscle cars in the 70’s, 80’s, and throughout the 90’s from when this HiLux was first brought out. Today there are a number of Australian wheel manufacturers who make reproductions in various 4×4 sizing and offsets. These were sourced through a private sale and refurbished locally. Exclusive Tyres were also generous enough to give the team their latest 31/11 and a half 2016 tech STT Pro mud tyres.
After giving the HiLux a nice new pair of shoes to travel through the Simpson desert, we can officially say this Off Road Icon is complete! With a list of accessories such as a Safari snorkel, drawers, bull bar, canopy, OME suspension and much more, this Icon is ready to set off!