09 Sep 2017

The inventor of Bog Out has his say

Paul Aubin is the inventor of Bog Out and here’s his story. WHEN WE REVIEW a product we try and be as fair and balanced as possible. We also send the story to whoever makes or sells the product in advance of publication, not something that’s often done by journalists.

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09 Sep 2017

Product Test: Bog Out Vehicle Recovery Kit

We test the Bog Out vehicle recovery system. THERE IS NO perfect recovery gear, as everything has its pros and cons. That’s why it’s always interesting to try new products that take a different approach to the mainstream, and here we have a Bog Out vehicle recovery system. What it is A

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07 Sep 2017

All new Land Rovers to be electric or hybrid after 2020…including new Defender?

Land Rover have declared their commitment to electric vehicles with new models hybrid and electric only from 2020. VOLVO RECENTLY STATED that all their vehicles will be either electric or hybrid after 2019, and now Jaguar Land Rover have followed suit. Dr Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover Chief Executive Officer,

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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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02 Sep 2017

Mercedes-Benz G300 CDI Professional Wagon and Cab Chassis on sale now

Mercedes-Benz have released pricing and some specs for the G 300 CDI. THE G 300 CDI is now on sale in two variants; a wagon and single cab chassis. Both vehicles have a 2987cc six-cylinder turbocharged diesel making 135kW and 400Nm a to a five-speed automatic and permanent all-wheel-drive with a

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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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30 Aug 2017

Safety Dave Rear View Camera review

Rear vision cameras are essential for safety and handy for convenience. REVERSING CAMERAS aren’t really optional these days. Ask any insurance company, and they will tell you that reversing accidents are the number one cause of claims. Can you, dear reader, claim never to have hit anything in reverse? I

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29 Aug 2017

Stedi H15 LED install on a Ford Everest

Want more light? Try new Stedi’s LED bulbs. AFTER MANY SCRAPES on my hands I finally have installed the Stedi H15 LEDs into my high beams. My first comment on these is the light quality improvement is excellent. The light is much better than the stock halogens once you have

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28 Aug 2017

Will your trailer brake controller work with advanced safety aids?

Modern cars have advanced safety aids like AEB, and you want to make sure they still work when you tow. TOWING TRAILERS has always been deceptively easy. Ever heard someone say “didn’t even know it was there” ?  That’s true until you actually run into some sort of trouble, like

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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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