27 Jul 2017

Reader help: should I buy a front cross-axle differential lock?

One of the oldest 4X4 questions is whether to fit cross-axle lockers or not.  Are they worth the money? QUESTION: Hello Robert You recently replied to my comment on your website regarding the front differential Lock on the Ford Everest I just received a link in the comment box as

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19 Jun 2017

Reader help: Land Rover Discovery 4 TDV6 2.7 or SDV6 3.0?

 Which Land Rover Discovery (4) is best? QUESTION: Now that Discovery 5 * has been released and is alienating further the overlanding crowd, 2nd hand Discovery 4s are in demand. With a budget of $50k, would you recommend a sub 100,000kms 2.7 TDV6 with $8k left for accessories or a

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Powering up a hill and kicking up plenty of sand in the Mitsubishi Pajero. Photo by Robery Pepper / Practical Motoring.
06 Jun 2017

Reader help: what are the pros and cons of larger diameter tyres for my Mitsubishi Pajero Sport?

Can a Pajero Sport run larger diameter tyres, and if so, why would you? QUESTION: First of all, what a brilliant idea the new website! I used to spend a lot of time fishing for 4×4 content on the Practical Motoring website, now I can have the quality content at

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30 May 2017

Can I tow a 2600kg caravan with my Isuzu MU-X?

We often get asked questions about towing. This time it’s an Isuzu MU-X. QUESTION: Hi Guys, Love reading the mag on line, all the advice on towing caravans is invaluable to me, obviously I’m a caravaner, and I am thinking of purchasing a new vehicle ( Isuzu MU-X) which at

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Ford Everest Titanium review
24 Jan 2017

Reader help: What smaller wheels work with my Ford Everest Titanium?

Ford’s Everest has fast become a popular choice for offroad tourers, so here’s another question about setup.

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17 Jan 2017

Reader help: What precautions do I need to take when driving my Discovery Sport on a beach?

Last time it was a BMW on a beach, now it’s a Land Rover Discovery Sport…

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09 Feb 2016

Reader help: which 4WD do I choose?

Two readers write in for help choosing between Land Rover Discovery 4, Defender and LandCruiser 76 Series… We try to help them choose the right 4WD.

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