27 Sep 2017

Live axled or manual transmission 4X4s on sale in Australia: September 2017

You want a ‘traditional’ 4X4? Then buy now… Here’s a guide to the only live-axled, manual transmission 4x4s on sale in Australia.

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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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23 Sep 2017

Reader help: which mid-sized 4X4 should I buy? – Toyota Prado, Toyota Fortuner, Isuzu MU-X or Ford Everest?

The mid-size 4×4 wagon market is very competitive, making it hard to choose a winner. FOR OFFROAD TOURING you’ve now got a basic choice of wagon or ute, which we cover here. If you decide on a wagon then there’s quite a few options as this reader discovers: QUESTION I

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21 Sep 2017

The Petrol 4×4 Watch – September 2017

Want a petrol 4×4? There’s still a few left. UPDATE 21/09/17 – Toyota revise Hilux and drop petrols. HERE IS A LIST of all the petrol 4×4 wagons and utes with low range you can buy new. Why would you choose petrol over diesel? Less complexity – no DPF, no

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21 Sep 2017

What are the top 3 most useful 4×4 self recovery items?

4X4 recovery gear is diverse and wonderful, but what’s best? IF YOU DRIVE OFFROAD, you will get stuck. It’s just the way it is. Usually you’ll have a group of cars and people, but not always, and you’d also select which gear to take depending on the terrain – hand

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17 Sep 2017

Driver capabilities v Vehicle capabilities – Getabout Competition

Everyone needs to start somewhere and for me the first foray into off-road driving was a vital lesson in the importance of proper training in both 4×4 systems and driving techniques. ON A TRIP up the coast of NSW in a Range Rover Sport I passed a vehicle accessible beach

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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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14 Sep 2017

The 11 ways the Toyota LC79 is different to the mainstream utes

The Toyota LandCruiser LC79 is a ute, but different. MOST UTES on today’s market are independent-front end, leaf rear and follow much the same design criteria. That’s Hilux, Ranger, D-MAX, Triton and the rest, which we’ll call “mainstream utes”. There are a few standouts though, such as the heavy-duty RAM

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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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11 Sep 2017

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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