4×4 Mods / Modifications for Touring
What modification should I do before touring?
- Lift kit
- Bull bar
- Long range fuel tank
- All terrain or mud terrain tires
- Paper maps or Hema maps
- Roof rack and/or canopy
- Electric Winch (use it once and it pays for itself)
- Dual batteries
- Fridge/freezer (requires dual battery set up)
- Roof top tent
- On board water tank
- UHF radio
- Extra spare wheel (6 wheels in total)
- Solar panel
- Bash plates (under body protection)
These basic modifications are only a small list to help with touring but also may require other modifications to aid with this depending on vehicle model and personal choices.
Performance modifications before touring?
To get your vehicle running efficiently while towing or touring, carrying out a custom ECU remap, or performance package can help with not only the drivability of your vehicle but help in tricky situations where you put your foot down to pass a truck and nothing happens. Adding extra torque and power will help with passing vehicles when needed, make towing a breeze, make the vehicle more efficient and help with improving fuel economy.
Custom modifications good or bad?
Most modifications fitted to your vehicle will only help in situations, we recommend trying to avoid custom modifications which means custom parts to replace when out touring. When carrying out all our performance packages, we use factory location components which means less areas for failure and easy to find parts for if something was to ever go wrong.
Torque converter lock up kits?
Torque converter lock up kits are fitted to vehicles with automatic transmissions to help improve fuel economy and transmission temperatures, when a vehicles torque converter is “flaring” to generate torque it’s also generating a lot of heat as well which can cause the vehicle automatic transmission light to come on when towing and put the vehicle into limp mode which can happen at the worst of times. With a torque converter lock up kit fitted we can improve efficiency of the transmission and keep temperatures down while also gaining a nice driving experience
Lift kits or Suspension?
Any basic modification of a 4wd will start with altering the factory suspension to achieve extra ground clearance and putting larger tyres. Just Autos is a supplier for Jmacx suspension components mainly fitting diff correction into the 70 series vehicles, we can also supply and fit a large range of suspension components or point you in the right direction of that you should be getting
Air box upgrades?
Air box upgrades on most vehicles are not required unless replacing turbochargers to a larger assembly which then can produce a higher rate of flow over a factory airbox. 200 series Landcruiser has a common issue with allowing dust to pass the factory filter which we recommend fitting an aftermarket airbox to stop this issue from happening