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Jock McDonald


Jocko is the kind of bloke that’s more comfortable flexed up on 3 wheels than at a traffic light in the city. He lives and breathes technical, tough 4WDing – he’s either wheeling hard tracks in one of his Toyota HiLuxes, or at home in his shed fixing them for the next trip.

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JOCKO & HIS HILUX

Leave any 4WD in Jocko’s hands for long enough and it’ll turn into a proper off-road weapon. Take his HiLux for example – it was stock as a rock a few years ago and now its a solid-axle-swapped beast with a full custom suspension setup, 35s, reductions gears, and battle scars from the toughest 4WD challenges in Australia.

With a great technical and mechanical mind – Jocko is a proper gear head who knows how to customize a 4WD to do what you want it to do.

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THE PONY LUX

Jocko is the very proud owner of a forever increasing number of Toyota Hilux's, and the proud owner of the title of a Hilux Nerd. Jocko's collection of Hilux's extend from a red 1982 Hilux he is restoring at home in the shed, to the famous "Pony Lux" budget Hilux, to his solid axel Hilux with reduction gears on 35" tyres - a rock crawling weapon!

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DIY MASTER

As you have probably gathered, Jocko is our resident DIY guru. All his Hilux builds have been done in the comfort of his own shed, including building a DIY canopy and the restoration of his iconic 1982 "Thousand Buck Lux".

JOCKO'S HILUXS

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    PONY LUX

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    SASed HILUX

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    THOUSAND BUCK LUX

When Jocko is not travelling the country hunting the toughest 4WD tracks, Jock iss living in his shed constantly tinkering on his countless Hilux's in NSW

Haha, while this is a running joke with fans and the crew, Jock and Graham aren't a Father-Son 4WD duo.

JOCKO'S TIPS, TRIPS & BLOGS

  • sound deadening test dynamat before and after decibel DIY Guide

    DIY SOUND DEADENING YOUR 4WD AT HOME WITH DYNAMAT

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    We bought the cheapest factory 4WD Nissan Patrol Turbo Diesel GU coil cab Ute for just $11,500 and our mission is to build it into an insanely capable tourer on a proper budget. We are going to show you exactly what each modification or repairs costs us. Plus, we are going to give you tips on how you can do something similar.

    3 mins
    Feb 5, 2023
  • mechanic DIY Guide

    10 MECHANICAL TIPS EVERY 4WDER SHOULD KNOW

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    Jocko's put together his top 10 mechanical tips for taking care of your 4WD! If you're doing DIY maintenance or repairs on your 4WD, you NEED this info.

    14 mins
    Feb 5, 2023
  • bigger 4WD brake rotor compared to standard Product Review

    ARE BIGGER BRAKES WORTH IT FOR YOUR 4WD? Standard VS Aftermarket Brake Test

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    Jocko answers ALL your questions about 4WD brakes! Are bigger brakes better? Should you keep your stock brakes or go for a big brake upgrade? As 4WDers, we're constantly making our 4WDs heavier with accessories like bar work, canopies & bigger tyres which can make your brakes soft. Upgraded brakes are an often overlooked but CRUCIAL upgrade for your rig - so buckle up and get the scoop from Jocko and the team to see the data that shows what brake setup is the best for your rig.

    8 mins
    Feb 5, 2023
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