Small, simple, light and awesome. The best 4X4s come in small packages!
One of the highly respected giant killers of the off-road world, the diminutive Vitara has earned it’s stripes and a legion of fans over the years. Standing proud amongst the Vitara faithful is Wally Customs, the creator of this chopped and caged custom off-roader.
Needless to say, it didn’t start out this way…
Bought by Wally Customs in 2015 as a stocker, a mishap on the beach popped the Vitara on it’s lid and the rest as they say is history. Rather than binning the bruised and battered zook, Wally Customs set to work turning it into their idea of a cool custom off-roader.
It now runs a completely custom external roll-cage, bull bar and flatdeck, all built around 35″ Maxxis Trepadors on 16×9 alloys.
Overhang is a dirty word.
Under the bonnet is the Suzuki 2.0 litre V6 petrol engine, with a 2.5″ exhaust and a 3″ stainless steel snorkel running clean air through to the standard Vitara airbox.
The drivetrain features Toyota 4:3 ratio diffs and rock crawler gearing in the otherwise stock Vitara transfer case.
A Runva EXP9500 winch with competition grade Dyneema rope is fitted, but we doubt there will be much that will stop this Vitara now.
Beaches should be a breeze.
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