The Mazda BT-50 Truck has been made even more rugged and capable with the introduction of the SP Pro and Thunder Pro Off-Road Kits. These kits offer a range of enhancements and accessories designed to enhance the truck’s off-road performance and durability.
Starting with the SP Pro kit, it features a Nitrocharger suspension system that includes new springs, providing a two-inch (five-centimeter) lift for improved all-terrain capabilities.
The kit also includes twin tube shock absorbers, exclusive 18-inch wheels, and a light bar integrated into the front grille, which can illuminate the road ahead up to an impressive distance of 1,866 feet (569 meters).
Additionally, a decal is applied to the bottom section of the doors, adding a touch of visual distinction. The SP Pro kit can be retrofitted to existing Mazda BT-50 trucks or purchased as part of a new vehicle package.
On the other hand, the Thunder Pro kit takes the off-road enhancements even further. It features an Old Man Emu BP-51 suspension with nitrogen-filled dampers equipped with a remote reservoir. These dampers are manually adjustable for compression and rebound, allowing for customized tuning based on specific driving conditions.
The kit also includes a snorkel, which enables the BT-50 to safely traverse deeper bodies of water. Like the SP Pro kit, the Thunder Pro kit includes a light bar, two round LED driving lights for extended visibility, and decals. It can also be retrofitted to existing trucks or ordered as part of a new BT-50 package.
It’s worth noting that both kits can be installed on existing vehicles and come with a two-year warranty. However, if you choose to purchase a new BT-50 with either the SP Pro or Thunder Pro kit, the warranty is extended to five years with unlimited mileage.
Mazda has conducted thorough testing in Australia to ensure that the ABS and electronic stability control systems remain unaffected by these off-road upgrades, providing peace of mind for drivers.
Overall, the SP Pro and Thunder Pro Off-Road Kits offer Mazda BT-50 owners the opportunity to enhance their truck’s toughness, off-road capabilities, and visual appeal, allowing them to tackle challenging terrains with confidence.
Introduced in 2020, the third-generation Mazda BT-50 underwent a transition from utilizing the Ford Ranger’s underpinnings to those of the Isuzu D-Max. This resulted in a rebadged truck with a redesigned front fascia to align with Mazda’s Kodo design language.
Manufactured by Isuzu in Thailand, the versatile pickup is available in various body styles exclusively in specific markets due to its body-on-frame structure.
In Australia, the Mazda BT-50 offers two accessory packs to enhance its ruggedness. The SP Pro pack introduces a Nitrocharger with upgraded springs, providing a two-inch (five-centimeter) lift for improved off-road performance.
Additionally, the kit includes twin tube shock absorbers, exclusive 18-inch wheels, a front grille-mounted light bar illuminating the road up to 1,866 feet (569 meters) ahead, and a door decal. The cost of this package is 7,668 AUD, approximately $5,100 based on current exchange rates.
Upgrade to the BT-50 Thunder Pro variant, and you’ll find it equipped with an Old Man Emu BP-51 suspension featuring nitrogen-filled dampers with a remote reservoir.
These dampers offer manual adjustment for compression and rebound, allowing for personalized tuning. The addition of a snorkel enables the truck to navigate through deeper waters.
The Thunder Pro package also includes a light bar, two round LED driving lights for extended visibility of over 0.7 miles (1.1 kilometers), and decals. Mazda Australia states that the package is priced at 9,046 AUD ($6,060), offering a savings of 500 AUD ($335) compared to purchasing the items separately.
You don’t need to purchase a new truck to enjoy these enhancements, as both the SP Pro and Thunder Pro kits can be installed on existing vehicles, accompanied by a two-year warranty. If you prefer to acquire a new BT-50 with either of these packages, the warranty extends to five years with unlimited mileage.
Mazda has conducted thorough testing of these kits in Australia, ensuring that the ABS and electronic stability control systems remain unaffected. Additional measures have been taken to guarantee their compatibility and performance.
Source : motor1.com