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Recently went on a 4wd trail for the first time, and enjoyed it a lot.

That's when the thoughts started...

I want to go again.

But, even though it was a fairly light track, there was one point where I was teetering and felt a pretty small slide.

Having previously seen a mate slide into an embankment and have to slide and drive out(years before), I had the concern in the back of my mind.


My current daily is too nice for this kind of possible damage. It's a self confessed show pony.


So, what's the solution?


I started looking for a cheap 4x4.

Something that I didnt care if it got a dent or scratch.

Initially I wanted a diesel and auto combo.

After a short search, I found what I was looking for. Didnt end up with a diesel, or even an auto.


What I found was a D21 navara.

Z24 petrol 4 cyl. Manual.

Already has an ARB bull bar, winch and long range tank fitted.

Currently has no rego and requires a bit of work.


This thread will document said work.


My partner and I came up with the name nugg as we like wombats and call them nuggets. We hope it will be as unstoppable as they are.

Also, it's a bit of a nugget in general.


Welcome, to nugg life.20181221_191357.jpg

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Not normally a 4wd fan. But keen to see how this goes.

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Awesome choice. We've had a z24 d21 navara for about 20 years, only 2wd though. Did a full rebuild on it  (engine, box, diff, bushes, suspension etc) about 5 years back for it's 400,000klm birthday and has been running faultlessly since

goods news is parts are easy and cheap compared to imports. and you'll save a bit since it already seems to have usable tyres fitted, that makes a big difference to traction on rough stuff

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Subscribing to get my Nugg on.

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