Gone are the days of traditionally awkward and weighty tailgates. This innovative product from PJ's 4x4 is a must have accessory for all utility vehicle owners. Essentially offering a one finger operation in not only the opening but the closing of your tailgate.
Our exclusive 'PROLIFT' tailgate assist is the perfect complement to your new Toyota Hilux or Holden Colorado. Its unrivalled design alleviates the need for cautious eyes and wariness. After the handle is pulled the tailgate lowers smoothly under its own weight. Similarly the pressure of one finger is more than enough to close the previously hefty tailgate of a Ford Ranger.
The PJ's 4x4 'PROLIFT' is a revolutionary product, engineered with a system of gas struts and torsion spring hinges, customised to fit effortlessly with the existing tailgate mechanics of vehicles like the Isuzu Dmax, Nissan NP300 Navara, Mazda BT50 and the Mitsubishi Triton (MQ)
The availability of international shipping affords the vast majority of our customers the option of self fitting the 'PROLIFT', with no drilling required, it enables a quick and easy installation process.
However should you wish you can have your 'PROLIFT' fitted by one of our nation wide network of technicians.
The 'PROLIFT' is a necessity for your utility vehicle and is the perfect addition to our latest canopy release., the 'ELITE' canopy, exclusive to PJ's 4x4;

Click here to learn more about our most versatile canopy yet!  The 'ELITE' canopy.

Click here to purchase your very own ProLift tailgate assist!

Currently available for:
Nissan NP300 Navara
Ford Ranger PX
Toyota Hilux (Revo)
Toyota Hilux (Vigo)
Mitsubishi Triton (MQ)
Mazda BT-50
Holden Colorado
Isuzu Dmax

A New Age of Canopy has arrived

As the popularity for all things 4x4 continues to rise within Australia so does the
demand for modern canopies. Well, the search for the perfect blend of style and
functionality, which makes your vehicle both - a practical workhorse and functional
recreational vehicle - has now come to an end. 'Elite' canopy from PJ’s 4x4 marks the
arrival of a revolutionary canopy breaking its way into the market with Its impressive
comfort and capacity for both hard work and family camping adventures. The cohesive
design features and sleek roof line make this canopy feel as if it was manufactured
with the vehicle and rolled straight off the production line on your dual cab 4x4.
A premium bespoke design appeals to expert 4x4 enthusiasts and the novice crowd
alike. This contemporary canopy redefines consumer perspective about traditional ute
canopies and their functions. Flimsy glass windows and thin shell construction are now
a thing of past. The ‘Elite’ fibreglass canopy, exclusively by PJ’s 4x4, boasts a multiskinned
fibreglass construction. The canopy features fully framed doors, coupled with
an all important central locking system, that can be integrated with your existing
vehicle key; These features combined make this hardtop one of the most securable
canopies that has ever hit the 4x4 accessories market.

Additional Features
With the security sorted. This hand crafted canopy has distinctive styling features
complimentary to each model that seamlessly blend with your vehicle’s appearance.
Upon lifting up one of the three robust doors, an interior LED light will automatically
illuminate your tub. Lined with a luxury suspended fabric, the roof offers maximum
insulation and superior style. Not only does the suspended roof lining impart luxurious
yet durable feel, it also serves as an added element of insulation- Accordingly, even
your thermo-sensitive equipment can be kept cool under all weather conditions; whilst
minimising condensation during the cooler months.
The tinted safety glass and the double-tinted side doors will keep all prying eyes away
and will protect any load in the event of an accident. Above all, fully framed doors
allow you secure the load area in the unfortunately event the premium canopy glass

The roof rail replacement feature comes as an added surprise. Yes! The factory fitted
roof rails can be easily removed and replaced with any load-carrying solution of your
choice maximising your options. The PJ's 4x4 exclusive 'Elite' canopy sets itself apart
with its impressive 110 kg load rating making it a true game changer in the 4x4
accessories world.
Whether planning for extended outback adventure touring, caravanning or camping or
you're concerned with the security of your valuable equipment, the 'Elite' canopy is the
only choice. Ground-breaking features, refined quality and other important inclusions
along with our old fashioned customer service will exceed your expectations. Currently,
the PJ's 4x4 'Elite' central locking canopy is available for your Ford Ranger and the
new Toyota Hilux. However, production has commenced for the Volkswagen Amarok
canopy, Holden Colorado canopy, Nissan Navara canopy, Isuzu Dmax canopy and the
Mazda BT50 canopy.
Therefore, whether onsite, in the bush or navigating the urban jungle the PJ's 4x4
'Elite' has you covered

Written by Madeleine Byast

3 major security features of PJ's4x4 canopies and why they are important?

At PJ's 4x4, we offer a canopy range with a number of choice features, including those that are designed to maximise the security of your cargo. As a must-have feature for all utilities, solve all of the common security problems that come along with hauling your cargo.

As a result, our canopies offer the most extensive security features out of the options that are available from our competitors. Here are the 3 major security featured offered by PJ's 4x4 canopies and why they are important.

1.   Fully Framed Doors

PJ's 4x4 canopies have fully framed doors, not just glass windows, which are much easier to break into. This is unlike most competitors’ canopies, which have simple glass lift up windows. Glass lift up windows are extremely easy for a thief to break into because the glass can be pried apart and is not actually a part of the door frame. Having a fully framed door ensures that your cargo is better protected from theft.

2.   Central Locking

With some PJ’s 4X4 canopies, you’ll never have to worry about whether or not you locked the canopy after you exit your vehicle. PJ's 4x4 premium canopies feature full central locking so as long as your car is locked, all your property in the rear of your canopy will be safe and secure.

3.   Tinted Safety Glass

As a main feature, all of our canopies feature tinted safety glass. For security purposes, tinted safety glass also makes it harder for people to see inside your canopy. It also provides additional security against theft, which is essential if you are carrying high value equipment.

In addition, in case of an accident or damage to your vehicle, the tint also helps to strengthen the glass and will help to hold the glass in one piece if it is broken. This ensures your safety and increases the chances of your cargo being undamaged or minimising the damage in the event of an accident.

Not only do our canopies offer a strong fibreglass construction, the fibreglass itself provides exceptional strength. Fibreglass is made by combining thin filaments of glass with resin that is made from polymer plastic. A catalyst is used to enable these ingredients to harden and cure.

Skilled operators apply the chopped glass and resin, controlling the thickness of the application to a less than a tenth of a millimetre, which is required in order to allow the fibreglass to achieve its strength. The result is fibreglass construction that is lightweight, yet exceptionally strong to protect your cargo no matter where you drive to in your vehicle.

Request a Quote Today

Contact us today on 1800 008 458 to speak to a PJ’s 4x4 dealer who can help you decide on the best canopy model for your cargo security needs. We’re happy to answer any questions that you may have and you can visit our showroom in Shepparton in regional Victoria to see our canopy products in-person.

Ways to cover your Ute load in style revealed!

One of the best features of your ute is the ability to carry and transfer a heavy load. Whichever purpose you utilise your ute for – it is certain you need to protect your precious items or cargo.

There are plenty of solutions out there. But which one will serve the purpose and help you with storage and security as well. It can get overwhelming when you need to make the right choice.

Below are some of most common ways you can cover your ute and ensure that your load is always safe and secure. Let us not forget – with the right cover you can make your ute or pick-up look real attractive and fancy too!

Let’s get started.

 1.       Soft Tonneau:

Rubberised nylon or canvas-style fabrics are used in the production of a soft tonneau. In most scenarios, a tonneau can be quickly removed. It can be rolled, folded into a compact size and then stowed away inside the cab.

Presently, there are plenty of alternatives that are available to consumers. However, it is good to note that the humble tonneau is still capable of doing a fine job – considering its versatility and convenience. They are still favoured when it comes to cab chassis and pick-ups.

Generally, a tonneau with the aid of press studs or anything similar – is made to hold tightly at the front. Then, a bungy cord is woven through a sequence of eyelets around its perimeter – and it can be stretched as well. Later, it is made more secure with the help of hooks or buttons.

In the case of a taller load, it can be covered by employing lesser hooks – and subsequently adjust the tonneau cover, in order to cover the load completely.

There have been developments with a soft tonneau. Currently, manufacturers have substituted the front press studs with a sail track. Later, the front of the tonneau cover can be slid along the same track and it behaves as a weatherproof seal.

In addition, by using concealed fastenings – the need for external body hooks is eliminated and it gives a more clean and streamlined appearance.

However, it is important to know that a soft tonneau can deteriorate rapidly – specifically, because of harmful UV rays. Secondly, the chafing tends to tear away the paintwork around the top area of the ute’s bodywork. You should also note that a tonneau offers limited security against theft. Anybody can easily gain access to your items by unhooking the bungy cord or use a sharp knife to tear through the tonneau.

 2.       Solid Lids:

A solid lid is manufactured from fibreglass and other composites. This makes it stylish, visually appealing and a perfect option for securing your load. They are available as textured or smooth external finishes – and the colour can also be matched to suit your vehicle.

Solid lids are supported by gas struts on each side. They are hinged at the front and open up from the rear. For enhanced security, a solid lid can also be integrated with your ute’s central locking system. In addition, these lids are designed to be compatible with chrome sports bars. Some models will include mounting points on top for the addition of external racks.

Currently, there are lids that will give you the look and feel of a tonneau – and the security feature of a solid lid. They are generally constructed out of a light metal frame combined with a tonneau kind of material.

 3.       Roll Top:

With a roll top – you will receive the same kind of versatility as a tonneau. However, there is better security for your load or belongings. When it comes its functionality – it works as a garage roll-a-door – that lies flat above the loading region of the ute.

A segmented aluminium screen lies on top of the loading region with sliders on each side – along with a spring-loaded canister at the front. At the rear end of the roll top is a flush-mounted key lock. When it is unlocked it retracts forward into the canister.

When you take into consideration its versatility – you can fit it around builders’ carry racks as well as chrome sports bars. There are options, where you can mount additional racks right above the roll top in order to support different kinds of load. Moreover, you can continue to drive when carrying taller loads by choosing to leave your roll top open.

Additionally, a roll top is an ideal option when it comes to the harsh Australian weather conditions. It will keep your items safe and secure from sun and rain.

4.       Canopy

A canopy is a perfect choice for ute owners. During the week, it gives you the option to carry your work-related items and in the weekend your recreational, camping or adventure gear. You will have plenty of headroom and take your pet along as well.

They are extremely popular and are designed for both cab chassis and pick-ups. Plus, you have plenty of choices available like vinyl, traditional canvas, pressed steel designs and moulded fibreglass.

Bear in mind that a steel canopy is heavier when compared to a fibreglass canopy. With the vinyl and canvas canopy – you will get easy access from the sides by just rolling up the curtains. There are new designs, where the canopy can be folded in concertina-style against the cab. This way, it gives clear access to the loading area.

Currently, manufacturers are including plenty of features – like roof vents, windows, full-zipper sides and fly-screens. They make a great addition for camping and adventure activities.

With a hard canopy – its strong and sturdy build offers you a higher level of security. State-of-the-art locking system, tough fibreglass, steel shells, hinged or sliding side windows are some of top security features of the modern canopy.

Along with its tough structure and functionality – a canopy can be visually attractive too. With the features like colour matching, interactive designs and shapes, they will certainly complement your ute. On the other hand, you can have many more interesting additions like: roof racks for your extra baggage, a small roof-top tent, internal lighting, air conditioning and window tinting.



If you are planning to purchase a new ute or your existing one needs a new cover – check out the Sports, Top Up and Wildtrack Top Up Lids – we have in store for you.

We are certain you will be impressed with the amazing choices that you will see at PJs 4x4.

The Sports Lid:

It is a brilliant combination of style and security. A comprehensive design that will complement your ute vehicle. With a hand laid fibreglass lid and luxury lined fabric as part of its interiors – you will be impressed.

A twin-side and heavy duty locking mechanism will ensure that your entire load is safe and secure. Even while you’re on-road, off the road or simply relaxing by the stream with your family or friends – you’ve got nothing to worry!

Did you just mention that it’s a tall camping fridge you wanted to take along? No problem, it’ll be effortless! 


The Top Up Lid:

A stylish and highly functional solid lid for your ute.

It offers a robust security feature like a fully lockable system, all the way to the tailgate. Features an exceptional 3-point position – where you will be able to increase your load capacity by 10% – even in a closed position.

Its aerodynamic design will increase fuel efficiency and help you with savings up to 15%. 


Wildtrack Top Up Lid:

We know you love the Australian outdoors!

In simple terms – the Wildtrack Top Up Lid is perfect for your Ford Ranger. Hit the road with this stylish and visually appealing addition for your ute.

This top up lid is designed to give you more versatility. You can continue to travel even in its fully-extended, open position. We consider it – “Our wildest creation yet.”


Do you have any queries regarding our collection of ute lids? Do not hesitate. Get in touch with us today. Our professional and experienced team will be delighted to solve your queries.

Additionally, our team at PJs 4x4 can assist you with accessories like ProLift and Cargo Bars.

You can call us at 1800 008 458 or email us at [email protected]. Alternatively, you could drop us a message or any query by filling up our contact form.

If you are in the area – close to Kialla, Victoria – feel free to drop by our store. Our staff will be happy to see you.

Why a TopUp cover should be the first accessory for your 4x4 ute!

To fun loving, practical people from Melbourne to Darwin and all across Australia, PJ's 4x4 ship their world famous TopUp cover. All of these customer display their TopUp ute lids with pride and take any opportunity they can get to show others why a secure and versatile hard top such as the TopUp is the first accessory you should have fitted to your 4x4 ute.

Available for most 4x4 ute makes, Ford Ranger, Toyota Hilux, Volkswagen Amarok to Nissan NP300 Navara and more! this pop up ute lid is praised among all owners and Brett Christie from Perth in Western Australia is no exception. Here's what Brett has to say about PJ's 4x4 and their product:

"Early in 2015 I caught up with an existing client and he showed me his VW Amarok, and his recent addition being a TopUp cover. What an awesome idea.

 That night I told my wife "if we ever had to purchase a ute, this is the cover that I would want". 

 Canopies are ok but to me, I never liked the look of them. With this cover it would still look like a ute should look, but with the ability to have the hard top tilted to carry the mountain bikes, full height to carry the dogs in shade (and when parked), and only take a few moments to lock all away from opportunistic eyes.

 A few months had passed and after traveling the CSR in our Discovery, I returned to the request from my wife "I want to buy a ute, and you told me next time I could choose the car". We ended up with a Pride Orange Wildtrak, because she loved the colour. Happy Wife, Happy Life.

 Before delivery I got on the phone to PJ's 4x4 to order our colour coded TopUp cover. As the Ranger Wildtrak Pride Orange was a new colour, they had to wait for the paint shop to obtain the appropriate paint codes.

 A few weeks later my TopUp cover arrived in WA, and as PJ's 4x4 had supplied me with a link for the video install, plus written instructions, on she went. Took approximately 3 hours....installed with just my two hands and very basic tools.

 A couple of minor adjustments had to be made and Kevin from PJ's 4x4 was more than happy to run through it with me.

 I now I have my eye on a new ute, and a TopUp cover from PJ's 4x4 will be the first accessory on order.

Regards Brett Christie"

The choice is clear when it comes to adding an accessory to your next 4x4 ute- to place an order or inquire about all of our products including our ProLift tailgate assist, then contact us here or call Kevin on 1800 008 458