Much of the lifted suspension is visible thanks to underbody lighting.
Despite the arrival of the much-improved 2022 Nissan Frontier, Nissan's US-spec trucks aren't known for turning heads in the same manner as a Ford F-150 Raptor or Ram's latest 1500 TRX. No, Nissan's trucks are dependable and unpretentious workhorses. But the owner of a Nissan Navara NP300 V Spec in Indonesia has other ideas; the Navara is, of course, closely related to the Frontier sold here.
In the video below we're introduced to a modified Navara that you wouldn't want to encounter in a dark alley. Much of that comes down to its enormous 22-inch wheels and 33-inch tires.
The passionate truck modifier named Rafique Isam did a lot more than equip the outrageous wheel/tire combo, though. This particular Navara also has a custom front bumper designed to look shorter and blue underbody lighting.
Although Isam says that the stock suspension remains, a two-inch lift kit has been fitted, probably essential to accommodate those giant wheels and tires. Originally finished in Orange Salvana paint, this modified version has a "green Toyota CHR" finish to it. At the back, the changes include a titanium bar and smoked taillight clusters. Isam admits that the changes make this more of a "light off-road" truck than anything approaching the capability of the Navara PRO-4X.
Isam is so obsessed with modifying trucks that this same Navara was once lowered. It's had wheel sizes ranging from 16-inches to 20-inches, and finally, now has the 22-inch items you see here. If Isam tires of the existing look - and we've got to say, it turns far more heads than even the brand new Frontier - he'll simply change it up again.
Under the hood, this pumped-up Navara's air filter was changed to an open pod filter, while a Prospeed Shark ECU is used. The turbo on the diesel engine is original, though, but the changes mean that this truck now makes 226 horsepower, up from around 160 hp for the base NP300. As if it doesn't look wild enough already, Isam plans to upgrade the suspension and fit a widebody kit in the future. It may not be able to outrun even a base Ford Ranger, but it'll sure look like it can.