Modifications: they’re part and parcel of the Australian off-road scene, and what many of us do in the quest for better, more reliable off-road vehicles. While our owned 2017 Nissan Navara SL benefitted greatly from the work we did on suspension and wheels/tyres, there’s still scope for some more useful mods. With that in mind, we’re back in the workshop for more gear. The first (and arguably biggest) mod to go on is a bullbar. We opted for the Ironman 4×4 bullbar for a few reasons. I’m a big fan of the bar design, including the sharp angling of the wings. Firstly, it suits the design of the Navara. It’s also well designed for protection, while also giving a great improvement in the approach angle. Cue extra off-road capability. When the front end gets undressed, you’ll notice how low down the intercooler of a Navara sits. That’s your lowest point, which can’t be improved upon without significant engineering changes. There is no bumper cut required for this bullbar – the front clip is removed and replaced in its entirety. Comparing stock to modified, you can see that first point of contact in the middle is now better protected, mating up with the factory underbody protection nic...