Stewart bought his 200 Series Cruiser in 2015 and had it down at Moreton Island with just 9kms on the clock. He has the fever.
Why did you choose this particular 4X4?
The Cruiser ticks all of the boxes for me. It’s the right size for touring and it’s easy to setup for touring because it’s very well catered for by the aftermarket accessory manufacturers.
It’s comfortable, reliable and most importantly the 4.5-litre twin-turbo V8 diesel ensures there is always plenty of power on tap.
What have you built this 4X4 to do?
I hit the road with the Cruiser most weekends and my intention is to get out and see Australia. So it’s being built as a tourer, with a view to seeing Australia.
Where have you taken it and what are some of your favourite tracks/destinations?
The first trip in the Cruiser was to Moreton Island and we arrived with just 9kms on the odometer.
I’m quite partial to an island, and besides Moreton Island, I’ve also taken the Cruiser to Stradbroke Island, Fraser Island and Bribie Island.
We’ve also enjoyed visiting Kenilworth and the Eco Tourism property Gordon Country Way.
Condomine River Road is another favourite, with great 4X4ing and plenty of crossings of the Condomine River.
Would you set it up the same again and if not, what would you change?
It’s too soon to know to be honest as I’m still in the build process. I’ve got some of the larger items off the list, including an ARB bull bar, Runva winch, an ARM full length roof rack and a Powerful 4X4 Rear bar that takes a twin wheel carrier when fitted.
I’ve also had a 3″ lift fitted with BP51 remote reservoir shocks, along with CSA Raptor alloy wheels and 295/70/17 Nitto Trail Grabber tyres.
But there is more planned.
What future mods do you have planned?
Without going into too much detail, the short list includes a water tank and more lights.
Is there anyone that you’d like to thank for their help/assistance with building your 4X4?
There are a few businesses I’d like to thank for their assistance with the build so far. They are Westside 4X4, Torq 4X4, Northside 4X4 and ARB.
Do you want a feature article like this on your 4X4? If your 4X4 is modified (can be anywhere from mild to wild) then our readers will want to see it. Getting it ‘Loaded’ is as easy as filling out this LOADED QUESTIONNAIRE.