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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19 Aug 2017

How to easily add some more light to the back of your 4×4

Manufacturers never put adequate lighting in the back of their vehicles for 4×4 touring purposes. WHEN YOU ARE CAMPING or working out of your vehicle at night the standard lights just aren’t bright enough. But with the advent of LED strip lights there’s an easy solution. I purchased a couple

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17 Aug 2017

My drive in a Ram 2500 Laramie

So you want to tow heavy things? You’ve looked at the 200 Landcruiser and the Y62 Patrol and are wondering “Is there something better?” Here is the answer – the Ram 2500 Laramie! This vehicle was built to tow, not built as a wagon you can tow with. Standard features

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16 Aug 2017

Product review: Fiskars 10″ SoftGrip Folding Saw

Offroaders need saws. YOU NEED A SAW for firewood, or cutting trees or branches across a track. Sometimes that’s a chainsaw, sometimes it’s something smaller. Like this handsaw. We like The build quality and blade sharpness. It’s light, easy to grip, and the blade folds away so it’s not going

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16 Aug 2017

You can drive new Land Rovers in the USA and Africa

Land Rover Experience has long been offering local drives and experiences, and now there’s international adventures. ACCORDING TO THE LAND ROVER press release the self-drive experiences are “unforgettable self-drive holidays combining epic road trips with some of Earth’s most spectacular scenery”. The USA drive is in Utah’s famed Moab area

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15 Aug 2017

Will Tesla’s forthcoming offroader/4X4 pick-up drag us into the 21st century kicking and screaming?

Electric 4x4s? When, not if. A somewhat controversial topic appearing of late within the off-road community, is the future development and “evolution” of 4×4’s,  given all the new technology filtering through coupled with increased regulations and compliance issues regarding emission controls as we move forward. Which is why I believe,

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