13 Jun 2017

Please, don’t kill the last little offroader! – UPDATED

Suzuki’s Grand Vitara is sought after and there’s a good reason why. THE WORLD IS FULL OF plastic-fantastic softroaders. Mazdas, Hondas, even many Jeeps and Land Rovers these days. These vehicles lack clearance, low range, and in place of lockable centre differentials have on-demand all-wheel-drive systems that don’t distribute torque

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12 Jun 2017

To modify or not to modify a 4X4? And by how much ? That is the question.

Being more of an AWD than 4X4 owner, I haven’t had a lot of experience modifying 4X4s. But I know it costs a lot. I have never spent much on mods for the 4X4s I have owned, but when a friend of mine purchased a pretty stock Nissan Navara, up

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09 Jun 2017

Product Test – Cooper ST-Maxx All-Terrain tyres

Cooper ST-Maxx all-terrain tyres What they are Light-truck tyres with a pattern on the aggressive side of all-terrain, in a 265/70/17 size. What we did Run them on a Ford Ranger PX for 37,000km covering everything from bitumen to snow, deep mud, sand and rocks. Tread depth new was 15mm,

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07 Jun 2017

Know your 80 UHF CB channels

UHF CB is free to use inter-vehicle communication, but there’s still rules to follow. You can’t randomly pick a UHF channel and use it for offroad touring or any other purposes you like. Here are the channels you CANNOT use except for their designated purposes: 5 and 35 – emergency

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Powering up a hill and kicking up plenty of sand in the Mitsubishi Pajero. Photo by Robery Pepper / Practical Motoring.
06 Jun 2017

Reader help: what are the pros and cons of larger diameter tyres for my Mitsubishi Pajero Sport?

Can a Pajero Sport run larger diameter tyres, and if so, why would you? QUESTION: First of all, what a brilliant idea the new website! I used to spend a lot of time fishing for 4×4 content on the Practical Motoring website, now I can have the quality content at

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06 Jun 2017

Weird and wonderful Japanese 4X4s you can import: Part 1

It’s amazing what objects of 4X4 desire come up in Japanese auctions! JAPAN HAS A thriving car auction scene and while there’s plenty of Nissan GT-Rs, kei cars and peoplemovers you also find a lot of interesting offroaders from yesteryear. Here’s a selection of vehicles you know you’d love to

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04 Jun 2017

Rolling coal is the stupidest idea since stance

Rolling coal is the stupidest idea since stance

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02 Jun 2017

Diff Drop Options on a 4×4 with independent front suspension

Those wanting to challenge their 4×4 off-road will need to lift it but independent front suspension presents a challenge.

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How to drive on steep hills
02 Jun 2017

How to drive on steep hills

Hills can kill. Here’s how to drive on steep hills safely in your 4×4.

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30 May 2017

2017 Toyota Prado Kakadu Review

Robert Pepper’s 2017 Toyota Prado Kakadu review with pricing, specs, ride and handling, safety, verdict and score.

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30 May 2017

Compared: Toyota Prado Vs Ford Everest

The Toyota Prado is the top-selling mid-sized offroader, and Ford wants a piece of that action, so, which one’s best?

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30 May 2017

2017 Ford Everest Trend Review

Robert Pepper’s 2017 Ford Everest Trend review with pricing, specs, ride and handling, safety, verdict and score.

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30 May 2017

2017 Toyota Prado Kakadu Review

Robert Pepper’s 2017 Toyota Prado Kakadu review with pricing, specs, ride and handling, safety, verdict and score.

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30 May 2017

Steve Cassano’s Jeep Wrangler JKU

In 2012, I switched from a Jeep Grand Cherokee to a Wrangler, follow my story of why and what I’ve done to my Wrangler, I’ll be updating it regularly.

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30 May 2017

4X4 driver training for the tracks

Experience is what you acquire just after you need it… what sort of driver training do you need?

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