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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16 Nov 2017

Just how far can a stock-standard 4WD take you?

Just how far can a stock-standard Ford Everest 4WD take you? Ford took me to Tasmania to test my (very basic) off-road driving skills and find out.

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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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An A/T such as this BF Goodrich All-Terrain offers a good compromise between on-road performance and off-road capability and durability.
01 Nov 2017

Buying the right tyres for your 4×4

Here’s what you need to know when it comes to buying the right tyres for your 4×4.

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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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Ford Everest Trend 4WD driving through mud ruts
27 Oct 2017

Driving tips for mud and mud ruts (with video)

Ready for your next off-road adventure? Learn to tackle mud ruts safely with our 4WD driving tips across mud and ruts.

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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

Robert Pepper 3 Read More
19 Oct 2017

A Beginners Guide to a 4×4 Pre-Trip Inspection

If you’ve just purchased a brand-new 4WD and are planning a trip off-road, then this article is a must-read to ensure you get the most out of your new vehicle

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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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15 Oct 2017

Being in Charge with a Dual Battery Management: Part 2, the DCDC charger

Touring 4x4s need some sort of dual battery management system..should that be a DCDC charger? In Part 1 Steve Cassano explored why he needed a dual battery management system, and is now exploring the benefits of a DCDC charger. What is a DCDC charger and how does it work? A

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