02 Oct 2017

Weird and wonderful import 4x4s, Part 2

Forget Patrols, Prados, Pajeros and Discoverys. Open your mind to the possibilities of imports. IRON CHEF are one of Australia’s leading car importers, and every so often on their Facebook page will appear something interesting on the 4×4 front. And there’s two somethings just posted… Offroad Winnebago Campervan Campervans are

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01 Oct 2017

Can you solve this puzzle?

The title image looks like a jigsaw but is not a puzzle. Well, whatever it is, the solution is simple. Don’t make the false economy of buying sub-standard gear. That’s easy to say, so let’s get a bit more specific. Traction ramps are frequently used in offroad situations to aid

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25 Sep 2017

What’s cuter than a kitten?

People say that the cutest thing on the Internet is a kitten. Not if you’re into 4X4s. JUST FOR FUN, check out these couple of videos we made with our 1/10th scale radio control TRAXXAS TRX-4 rock crawler. And this one: These aren’t meant to be anything more than lighthearted

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12 Sep 2017

Offroading, 4WDing, overlanding and…

How do we describe what we owners and drivers of 4X4 vehicles actually do? THERE IS NO DICTIONARY of Aussie offroad terms, just generally accepted usage…sort of. Here’s a general guide to what means what in Australia: Who we are 4WDer – a common term for those that love 4WD

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03 Sep 2017

Here are 12 classic 4x4s you know you want

We like to cover the very latest tech here on PM4x4, but we also love the non-electronic classic 4x4s. WHO LOVES BROWSING the classifieds? Yep, us too. But we’re saved you the trouble of flicking the actual pages with a brief roundup of a few interesting vehicles we found over

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31 Aug 2017

Monocoque 4X4s – should you be afraid?

Back in the late ’90s the Pajero NM caused a stir with its monocoque construction.  Seventeen years later the worries have come to naught, but nevertheless there’s a fair bit of misconception about what monocoque construction actually is. LET’S TAKE the example of an ancient aeroplane, one with a wooden

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26 Aug 2017

Radio controlled 4x4s or full-size..or both?

What can the RC crawler crew learn from full-size 4x4s and vice-versa? OWNING AND RUNNING a 4×4 is one of the cheapest forms of motorised recreation, but it’s still more expensive than scaling everything down to 1/10th of the size. We talk to Steve Price of Pricey’s Custom Crawlers, a

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23 Aug 2017

Should Jeep be bought by Great Wall?

Credible sources say Great Wall is looking closely at Jeep. Is that a good thing? APPARENTLY, GREAT WALL is interested in Jeep. Reuters reported that a Great Wall official said “With respect to this case, we currently have an intention to acquire.” That led Jeep to say: “In response to

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15 Aug 2017

Will Tesla’s forthcoming offroader/4X4 pick-up drag us into the 21st century kicking and screaming?

Electric 4x4s? When, not if. A somewhat controversial topic appearing of late within the off-road community, is the future development and “evolution” of 4×4’s,  given all the new technology filtering through coupled with increased regulations and compliance issues regarding emission controls as we move forward. Which is why I believe,

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13 Aug 2017

The History of the Land Rover Discovery

The Discovery has been on sale for almost 28 years, from the introduction of the first generation in 1989. We take a quick look at where it started, and how it evolved into its current forms. Up until the late 1980s, Land Rover operated with a two model strategy, the

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