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.

Jane Speechley 3 Read More
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.

Robert Pepper 9 Read More
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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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.

Robert Pepper 24 Read More
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.

Robert Pepper 6 Read More
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.

Robert Pepper 0 Read More
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

Robert Pepper 0 Read More
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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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

Robert Pepper 0 Read More
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

Robert Pepper 0 Read More
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

Robert Pepper 0 Read More
09 Oct 2017

How I selected new Grand Vitara wheels and tyres

Choosing the best new 4×4 tyres takes a lot of research and tradeoffs, but I’m happy with the end result. I AM NOT about to preach to the converted about offroad tyres, rather talk you through my logic of wheel and tyre selection for my Grand Vitara. Being a top-of-the-range

Juliette Remfrey 3 Read More