We have just completed a three month, 27,000km trip around Australia. The ARB suspension upgrade and Cooper ATR tyres installed on our Nissan X-Trail by your St Peters office was perfect for the journey. From driving into Jim Jim Falls in Kakadu and Cape Leveque north of Broome, to exploring out the back of El Questro Station, or towing our campervan to Drysdale River and along the full length of the Gibb River Road, the car performed without fault. Driving the long lengths of bitumen through the windy forests of south western WA or the Great Ocean Road, to the long windswept straights of the Barkly, Eyre and Stuart highways was not a problem either.
Apart from the awe of the owners of bigger and thirstier vehicles that we were attempting this trip in a softroader, we had a good laugh after we crossed the Chamberlain River and were pulled up by a driver of an 80 Series, complete with suspension lift, snorkel, and numerous other accessories, to see if the crossing was too rough. While his three extra inches of clearance and turbo diesel engine would have had no issue with the crossing, it was nice to know that our ARB modifications gave us the confidence to tackle crossings that others baulked at.
David, Rachel and James
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