If you are a fan of off-road vehicles then you will definitely appreciate this lifted Nissan Elgrand minivan equipped with a lift kit, off-road bumper, winch, and other cool accessories. The owner has turned it from a boring minivan into a very capable overland off-road rig. It’s not only great for hauling gear and people but can also get you to places most other vehicles wouldn’t dare to go.
The Nissan Elgrand E51 was produced from 2002 until 2010 in both two-wheel and four-wheel drive versions. It quickly became popular in Japan for its versatility and spacious interior. Three rows of seats make it roomy enough to bring along all your gear, and its V6 engine provides plenty of power. You can even get a roof rack and a sunroof if you want. But what makes the Elgrand truly special is its off-road capability. With a lift kit, off-road bumper, winch, and other cool accessories, this JDM minivan can go anywhere you want to go.
In addition to the standard features, the owner of this E51 Elgrand has made several modifications to turn it into the ultimate off-roading machine. He installed a front RSR Lowdown suspension lift with stock springs and spacers on the back along with oversized 30″ Yokohama Geolandar M/T g003 tires (245/75R16). These modifications allow the Elgrand to have more ground clearance, making it able to tackle any terrain. The rear bumper was also removed to improve the approach and departure angles.
“In addition to the standard features, the owner of this E51 Elgrand has made several modifications to turn it into the ultimate off-roading machine.”
“One of the most noticeable upgrades that you notice upfront of the van is the custom pre-runner style bumper. It was built on the base of the Toyota Hilux bullbar and enhanced with A-beams, a winch-mount plate and a yellow LED lightbar with 4 quad beams on the sides.
Another very cool detail of this build is the rear window-mounted recovery gear such as the roto pax can, shovel and a pair of traction boards.”
Thanks to its spacious interior, the Elgrand makes a great alternative to an SUV for off-roading. It can seat up to eight people comfortably, making it perfect for families or individual travelers looking to organize convenient storage, food prep, and a sleeping platform. With its ample storage space, you can bring all the gear you need for a weekend camping trip or an extended off-road excursion.
“Thanks to its spacious interior, the Elgrand makes a great alternative to an SUV for off-roading.”
SPECS – Nissan Elgrand E51 Off-road Van
- 16″ Off-road Rims
- 30″ Yokohama Geolandar M/T g003 tires (245/75R16)
- Front RSR Lowdown suspension lift
- Stock springs and spacers on the back
- Rear Bumper delete
- 2″ Hitch receiver
- Rear Window-mounted 4×4 accessories
- Custom Honeycomb grille
- Flat-surface roof-rack
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