Nissan is the second biggest auto maker in Japan. Years ago they were called Datsun but changed the name to Nissan. Pickup trucks from Nissan have been popular for a long time and the Patrol SUV is extremely capable off road and for modifications.
Óskar Erlingsson in Iceland has made all the necessary changes to fit 44 inch Fun Country tires under his monster Nissan Patrol. Serious work has been done on the drive train and engine with more to come.
The Ultimate Datsun ...modified Nissan Patrol 1993 on 44 inch tires.
I'm just admiring your 4x4 vehicles and what you do in Iceland. Here in Aus we tend to worry more about mud and dust - more dust than mud lately.
I'm impressed with the size of tyres you can use. I'm about to raise my Patrol and currently run 33-inch tyres. I'd like to go to 35s but we're very mindful of the lack of power of the Patrol 4.2 TDi.
Out of factory we only get approx 80HP at the rear wheels. I've got some mods made which I now get 110HP. A little better performance which was needed when I went to the 33-inch tyres.
What engine mods do you guys do to be able to drive those 44-inch tyres and all the stuff you carry at the back.
Yes I'm very jealous. I'd love the 44-inch solution but I wont be able to fit on our crappy road systems in Australia.
Let me know what sort of engines you have available to you and what sort of power you are able to achieve.
2005 Nissan Patrol 4x4 - Salmon likes to take his Patrol wheeling in the Kuwait desert and Saudi Arabia. The terrain is like soft landscape and sand. He likes to meet with a big group of 4x4 cars for camping and take his new 4x4 and add strange accessories and find things to add to his Nissan Patrol 4x4.
2005 Nissan Pathfinder - Dennis from USA usually goes to get dirty to the San Gabriel Canyon OHV park in Los Angeles, but has also explored the back side on Bear Mountain, a couple trails near Lake Ellsinore, Valencia/Santa Clarita, but the biggest one on his "to do" list is Oceano Dunes...
Pete from Australia goes all over the country of Victoria on his 1991 GQ Nissan Patrol Wagon 7 Seater.
Lately they have been going through the Wombat state forest.
Its full of mud, shale, water and big deep holes !!!!
Steep hills up and down make it a real challenge to negotiate.