16 Sep 2017

What’s it like to drive a new Land Rover on slick rock in Moab?

Land Rover have started offering drive experiences the in the USA on Moab’s slick rock, something Aussies don’t get to experience. AUSTRALIA may well be the world’s 4×4 capital, but we don’t have every type of surface the planet can offer. We’ve got sand, but not sand like the Sahara.

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07 Aug 2017

Those Dreaded Corrugations of Outback Travel

Corrugations mean keeping your 4X4 and yourself in one piece is not always easy. I LOVE TOURING this country and exploring the many attractions that are available and there’s little doubt that all 4WD enthusiasts like me really look forward to the challenges on offer.  It’s the ever changing terrain,

Steve Cassano 2 Read More
26 Jul 2017

4×4 puzzle: the solution

We posed a 4×4 problem, and here’s the solution. UNDERSTANDING HOW YOUR 4X4 works is the key to driving it effectively. The problems are the same no matter how big or small your 4X4 is, and so we can use our TRAXXAS TRX-4 (review here) to describe a common 4X4

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25 Jul 2017

How would you solve this 4X4 puzzle?

Trackbuilding is something we all have to do sooner or later, but how, exactly would you fix this 4X4 puzzle? WATCH THE VIDEO below from our Facebook page and then decide what you’d do (and no, enabling the cross-axled locking differentials is not an option): An explanation will follow in

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25 Jun 2017

How to drive through a deep water crossing

Not thinking before crossing any deep water crossing can cost you plenty.  Here are a few tips that will avoid disaster and expensive repair. There is no doubt that negotiating a water crossing is exciting and on most offroader’s bucket list.  It’s where a well thought out plan and a

Steve Cassano 2 Read More
21 Jun 2017

How to drive a rocky climb

Here’s PM4X4 contributor Max driving rocks in his Hilux. Watch and learn… THE HILUX has come to a halt. It’s out of clearance a little at the back as the tail scrapes, but that’s not a problem because there’s a strong rear bar to take such knocks, and the bar

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How to drive on steep hills
02 Jun 2017

How to drive on steep hills

Hills can kill. Here’s how to drive on steep hills safely in your 4×4.

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30 May 2017

4X4 driver training for the tracks

Experience is what you acquire just after you need it… what sort of driver training do you need?

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30 May 2017

Beach Driving Explained

Driving on the beach is sometimes necessary, always fun… here’s what you need to know about beach driving.

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Mitsubishi Pajero enjoying the view from the top of the hill. Photo by Robert Pepper / Practical Motoring.
15 May 2017

A beginners guide to driving on sand dunes

Driving on different surfaces challenges both your driving skills and your ability to actively manage your motor vehicle and its features. Pursuing different conditions is, therefore, a great way to help build your skills and learn more about how your car works. My first experience of driving on sand was

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