With the revamp of the Nissan Navara back in 2005, what was once a wishy-washy pickup became one of the most popular pickups on the Australian market. Durable, reliable and comfortable, the Nissan Navara D40 has become a favorite among off-roaders, tradespeople, and average Joes alike. Available in both king cab and crew cab, the Navara is now available with a 2.5L V4 base engine, and a 4.0L V6 engine. It’s one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles today, with an efficiency of 10.7/8.7L per 100km (city/open road). All of this makes it one of the best vehicles to conquer the vast Australian outback with.
If you’re lucky enough to own a Nissan Navara and are looking forward to taking it off the beaten trail for the first time, there are a couple of Nissan Navara D40 aftermarket accessories you should consider getting before leaving the urban jungle and exploring the rough Australian outback. While your Navara can probably handle the rough roads in its factory configuration, it’s still a good idea to add some extra protection and functionality to it, especially considering how affordable most Nissan Navara D40 aftermarket accessories are. You can get a bull bar, roof rack and recovery tracks without breaking your bank, and you’ll get the benefits of extra protection and more space which translates to long-term money savings.
All of your Navara’s important parts are stacked at the front of the vehicle, which in the event of a front-end collision would spell disaster and thousands of dollars worth of repair costs. Bullbars are your first line of defense in preventing that from happening. They’re made from strong materials and offer full front-end protection for your Navara. You can find these Nissan D40 accessories online easily, and get one that fits your specific model and year for a snug, effortless fit. Typically, bull bars will be made from either stainless steel or aluminium. While stainless steel is more durable and offers better corrosion-resistant properties, aluminium is lighter, meaning it won’t take away from your Navara’s mileage. If you’re planning on attaching a recovery winch, make sure the bullbar you’re buying comes with a winch mount for an easier installation of the winch and safe use.
The entire purpose of roof racks is to allow you to bring more things with you when on the road. Instead of cramping up your cabin in gear and equipment that can be dangerous for everyone inside the cabin, you’ll get the benefit of storing everything on top of your Navara. Roof racks are quite affordable, easy to install, and are typically made of aluminium for strength and lightweight. Roof racks come in a wide range of styles and configurations, and while your choice will come down to personal preference, it’s important to get a roof rack that’s compatible with your year and model of Navara. Some roof racks can double down as a mounting platform for extra accessories like lights.
Recovery equipment such as recovery tracks are some of the most affordable, yet important Nissan Navara D40 off-road accessories you can own. These pieces of equipment can help you get out of virtually any situation, regardless of whether you’re stuck in some deep mud, snow or sand. Recovery tracks are the most affordable piece of recovery equipment, and they’re also the most versatile one. Although using recovery tracks may require some manual labor, you can a lot with them, like dig around the tyres, or use them to help your Navara gain momentum and traction to get out of a sticky situation. Most recovery tracks won’t take up much storage space, as they can be folded into one another. Winches, on the other hand, are obviously more expensive, but they also come with a wide range of benefits. To successfully winch yourself out of trouble, however, you’ll need another vehicle or object (think a tree) nearby that you can wrap the line around and secure it to pull your Navara out.
You can find all of these Nissan Navara D40 accessories, plus others online. Some other accessories you might want to consider include a snorkel (useful for when driving through sand and water), bonnet protectors and weather shields to protect you from airborne debris and insects, as well as to allow you to drive with your windows open without all the extra noise and dust getting into your car, and towing mirrors (if you’re towing a caravan) for better side and rear vision. All of these accessories are quite affordable, but you need to pay close attention to their compatibility. In other words, make sure the accessories you’re buying are compatible with the accessories you already have. Otherwise, you might have trouble fitting them all, which even if you manage, can be quite dangerous.