23 Nov 2017

What’s it like to drive Bathurst’s Mount Panorama racetrack in your own car…at speed?

Bathurst’s Mount Panorama racetrack is one of the most highly regarded in the world, but chances for the public to drive it at speed don’t come often… Enter Challenge Bathurst, and we just took part.

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20 Nov 2017

Will your brake controller work with advanced safety aids when you’re towing a trailer?

Modern cars have advanced safety aids like AEB, and you want to make sure they still work when you’re towing a trailer or caravan.

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20 Nov 2017

Dashing across the Simpson in a Haval H9 and Great Wall Steed – Part 2: Tyres

As we continue our Simpson Desert crossing series with the Haval H9 and Great Wall Stead, this week, we look at tyres; the most important part of your 4×4.

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14 Nov 2017

Monocoque 4X4s explained – should you be afraid?

Back in the late 1990s 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.

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Crossing the Simpson Desert
13 Nov 2017

Dashing across the Simpson in a Haval H9 and Great Wall Steed – Part 1

We just crossed the Simpson Desert in only nine days and with two vehicles that almost no-one expected us to drive: the Haval H9 and Great Wall Steed.

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08 Nov 2017

2018 Land Rover Discovery SD4 HSE Review

Robert Pepper’s 2018 Land Rover Discovery SD4 HSE Review and off-road test with pricing, specs, performance, ride and handling, safety, verdict and score.

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31 Oct 2017

Why does my suspension squeak and rattle?

Good suspension has many attributes, one of which is quietness, does your suspension squeak and rattle? Here’s why.

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30 Oct 2017

Six reasons why you need a bullbar

Bullbars aren’t just about making your 4×4 look good, here are six reasons why you need a bullbar.

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Land Rover Discovery compared to Discovery 4
25 Oct 2017

16 ways the new Land Rover Discovery is better/worse than the previous Discovery

The all-new Land Rover Discovery is more evolution than revolution over the Discovery 4, and it’s mostly a change for the better.

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24 Oct 2017

Why does the Land Rover Discovery SVX have a rear-mounted winch?

The all-new Land Rover Discovery is even more capable offroad than the previous model, and the offroad-special SVX even features a winch…at the back.

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20 Oct 2017

Reader help: should I go up a profile on my Ford Everest tyres?

Another tyre and wheel question, this time for a Ford Everest Trend. TYRES AND WHEELS are the most common and most important upgrade to 4X4s, so we get a lot of questions. It is important to note that the overall diameter of the tyre is not affected by the size

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16 Oct 2017

Product Test – ARB CKMA12 Portable Air Compressor

Testing the ARB CKMA12 Air Compressor. TYRE PRESSURES are a key part of offroading, so you need to be constantly lowering and raising them. You could use a hand or foot pump to put air back into your tyres, but an 12v electric version is so much easier. We’ve run

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13 Oct 2017

Interview: Rob Boegheim, managing director of Hema Maps

Hema Maps is Australia’s leading offroad mapping company, and we got a few moments with the man in change. THERE ARE SOME companies that define their niches with no serious competitors in sight. Hema is one example, as there’s nobody else offering the range of print and electronic mapping products

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10 Oct 2017

Custom car: LS3 powered V8 Patrol

Would you like a 6.2L V8 powered Nissan Patrol GU on 37″ tyres? NISSAN PATROLS have rightly earned their place in Australia’s offroading history, but they didn’t get there by being overpowered. In fact, neither the 4.2L or 3.0L diesel were exactly a rocketship as standard, and that was before

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09 Oct 2017

Interview: Rob Boegheim, CEO of Hema Maps

Hema Maps is Australia’s leading offroad mapping company, and we got a few moments with the man in change. THERE ARE SOME companies that define their niches with no serious competitors in sight. Hema is one example, as there’s nobody else offering the range of print and electronic mapping products

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