14 Sep 2017

The 11 ways the Toyota LC79 is different to the mainstream utes

The Toyota LandCruiser LC79 is a ute, but a very different kind of ute to the ones setting the sales charts on fire.

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12 Sep 2017

Offroading, 4WDing, overlanding and…

How do we describe what we owners and drivers of 4X4 vehicles actually do? THERE IS NO DICTIONARY of Aussie offroad terms, just generally accepted usage…sort of. Here’s a general guide to what means what in Australia: Who we are 4WDer – a common term for those that love 4WD

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11 Sep 2017

Reader help: which 4WD do I choose?

Two readers write in for help choosing between Land Rover Discovery 4, Defender and LandCruiser 76 Series… We try to help them choose the right 4WD.

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10 Sep 2017

Reader help: Kia Sportage, GU Patrol and Oziexplorer

We welcome reader questions here on PM4x4. SOME DAYS there’s no questions, some days there’s lots. We never make them up, and we couldn’t have possibly thought of this one: QUESTION: I’ve read some of your articles recently & like your insight. I’ve just sold my GU Patrol & bought

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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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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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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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24 Aug 2017

The Red 60

A one owner Toyota Land Cruiser 60 Series has been brought back from the brink of disaster. THIS STORY began more than three decades ago. It started as a tale of a family exploring our great country and very nearly ended down a gully with the front of a family’s

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23 Aug 2017

Should Jeep be bought by Great Wall?

Credible sources say Great Wall is looking closely at Jeep. Is that a good thing? APPARENTLY, GREAT WALL is interested in Jeep. Reuters reported that a Great Wall official said “With respect to this case, we currently have an intention to acquire.” That led Jeep to say: “In response to

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21 Aug 2017

10 interesting products at the National 4×4 Show

It’s easy to focus on the big attractions at 4×4 shows, but for me the value is the little things. HERE ARE ten interesting products that warranted a second look. This isn’t a product test so we’re not offering an opinion on quality or function, just products that looked a

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