Getting to grips with everything from beach runs and rocky hill climbs to thick mud holes, is all part of the territory for this month’s Maxxis Man Off-road Showcase contributor, who has seen his RAZRS quite literally move mountains!
Fitted to his 2017 Navara NP300m, the 285/75/16 RAZRs are the tyre of choice for off-roader Chris Wilson, after a recommendation by his local tyre store in Bega. He says they’ve gone the distance right up and down the NSW South Coast exploring some of the most stunning spots from the Deua national park and Bendethera through the punishing Alpine National Park — and are still wearing tremendously well.
“I couldn’t be happier with them – they’ve done around 32,000km so far and have hardly worn! I’ve put them through their paces through a variety of terrains and they’ve never let me down. The aggressive sidewall and tread pattern is by far my favourite design combination yet. Plus – the best thing about the RAZRs is they’re not noisy on the highway!”
With big plans to take on Cape York and the High Country in 2020 (in addition to exploring every inch of his own NSW South coast backyard!) — Chris’s rig has a range of custom mods ready to take on many different terrains.
“I decided to build a custom tray and canopy with the help of my grandfather – and we spent a lot of time and effort to come up with a design to suit my needs. From a spare wheel and jerry can holder to rooftop tent mounts and many internal features I reckon we nailed it! I went with a shorty set up with the dimensions ending up being 1530mm in length and 1760mm in width. This tray has a very good departure angle and has plenty of clearance,” Chris says.
Inside the canopy he also has a MSA60 fridge drop-slide and a King Single 900mm drawer next to the fridge which Chris says “fits neat”.
Other modifications (so far!) to the vehicle include:
- An Ironman bullbar (modified for body lift)
- 2 9” spotties and 20” light bar
- Gme 6.6 dbi aeriel with a Undien uhf
- Kings Dominat8r 12,000 winch
- Custom rock sliders (homemade!)
- A PSR 4” Bilstein suspension kit and 2” body lift (vehicle is set to 5” and all engineered!)
- Constant Kings 4” heavy heavy-duty rear springs
- Rhino roof racks
- Kings rooftop tent and awning, and last but not least,
- A welded-in chassis brace.
There’s plenty more Chris is looking to add to his Navara before hitting the road to Cape York very soon (along with his trusty RAZRs!) for a full month of fishing, camping and exploring the tip.