Both Steph and Jess proudly own Nissan off-roading rigs. Steph’s Nissan Navara — built on 33-inch BFGOODRICH® Mud-Terrain T/A® KM3 tires — is an accurate reflection of her life. Part badass camping and touring vehicle, part “full-time mum wagon,” Steph even built a wall down the center of the canopy, with one side dedicated to her two great passions. One side is for overlanding, featuring a built-in fridge, power bank, and camp stove. The other side is open, ready to handle a load of groceries, her son’s bike, or whatever else the mum wagon may need to haul.
“It’s been a long ride, but I really like how my vehicle is set up now. I love the kitchen, which I made look nice with some faux timber and fairy lights. I color-coded my bull bar and added custom rock sliders, so I feel really protected in my car. This was my first time buying a new off-road vehicle, and my instinct to protect the bodywork was strong,” – Steph Pond
Jess’ Nissan started out its life as a two-seater wagon. But after being kidnapped by some carjackers, Jess — a second-year mechanic’s apprentice — and her fabricator partner went to work rebuilding the vehicle from the chassis, up. They got a new cab, new suspension, added a huge winch, and rebuilt the engine. Deciding to focus on mods that added power and safety while off-roading, they ended up building a vehicle with minimal comforts, but maximal capabilities.
“Two seats, no AC, plus your swag gets wet, your chair gets wet, and you kind of just deal with it. I'm a person who's like, who cares, we're camping.’ Whatever goes wrong, or gets wet, you just live with it. For a long time, I didn’t even have a radio. It’s definitely not a luxury vehicle, but it can go basically anywhere. Its limits outdo mine.” – Jess Saddlier
Steph and Jess brought their rigs and their skills out to the bush with BFGoodrich® Tires as a part of our latest global brand campaign.