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Jeep Wrangler ute: Details confirmed

THE release of a Jeep Wrangler ute in Australia was all but confirmed at the Los Angeles Motor Show recently when Mike Manley, Jeep’s global chief, revealed to motoring.com.au that, “there’s no question on right-hand …

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Diesel Is Dying

Yet the world changes and, over time, what we take to be an article of faith must also change. It’s happened before in the off-roading world; automatics are no good off-road, coils aren’t strong enough …

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15 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Modifying Your 4WD

The 4WD accessory and modifications industry has never been bigger than it is today. You can get everything from BCDC battery chargers through to chassis extensions, hot water on demand systems, portal axles and everything in …

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Five Tough Tracks

A HANDFUL OF ICONIC OFFROAD TRACKS THAT ARE GUARANTEED TO HAVE YOU REACHING FOR THE STUBBY LEVER! When it comes to offroading, our focus is usually on the scenic rather than the extreme, the spectacular …

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2017 Land Rover Discovery: First Look

Land Rover Australia have done a couple of quick public showings of a pre-production 2017 Land Rover Discovery over the past couple of weeks, giving us a hands-on opportunity to have a closer look at …

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15 things you may not know about your 4WD

There’s a lot to learn about 4WDing. Whether you are new to the scene, or you’ve been exploring this magic country for many years, you can still pick up something new. In this post, we …

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Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

Love `em or hate `em, you can’t deny that a Wrangler makes a fantastic base from which to build an off-road tourer. To many off-roaders the Jeep brand remains a mystery. There seems to be …

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Get insured with Club 4X4 and get 10% off Intercooler Kits!

So you thought to yourself, you’ve got the best coverage for your Fourby. You’re covered for all of your modifications and accessories because they’re added to the value of your vehicle; giving you a true …

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Keeping your cool in the Aussie heat

Over the last few days, every local news outlet in New South Wales has been reporting on an impending heatwave, which is now starting to make its way through the state. Unfortunately, with most of …

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Factory-Pimped 2017 Holden Colorado

Refined, redesigned, rebuilt. Is Holden’s new Australian designed and engineered truck a HiLux killer? The Holden Colorado is well known for its solid off-road ability, yet less than stellar comfort and refinement levels. Being invited …

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Readers’ Rigs – “Life’s too short to drive a Toyota”

Defender Faith Kenneth Kemp, is looking forward to taking a permanent break from the military despite then buying a Landie! Retiring after 27 years in the Australian Defence Force, Kenneth has turned his attention to …

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2017 Volkswagen V6 Amarok Review

Since it was first introduced back in 2011, the Volkswagen Amarok has enjoyed a wide gamut of reputations. Often spurned for the transfer-case-free automatic gearbox and low capacity two-litre engine, it has also picked up …

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Top 5 Custom Nissan Patrol

WHEN the axe fell on the GU Patrol the news took its toll on 4×4 tourers worldwide (us included). It seems the aftermarket industry isn’t slowing down though when it comes to these heavy duty …

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Bush Etiquette 101

We all had to start somewhere… here’s how not to be a tosser off-road. Despite the absolute vast majority of us being pretty decent bush-loving folk who just want to get our families out exploring …

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Massive Attack

“Last month we made the case for a big truck in theory. This month we drive in reality.” By Robert Pepper Ever looked at an F250 or Silverado and wondered what it’s like to drive? …

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Top 10 Reasons a Caravan & Camping Holiday Is For You

Caravan and camping holidays are a guaranteed way to ensure your summer holiday is one the whole family will love! Here’s why: 1. Disconnect with the busyness of everyday life A camping holiday offers the …

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Patriot Campers’ Toyota Landcruiser 79 Series Build Goes Global

4×4 Australia Annual Gear Guide went on sale in newsstands this week and in it you will find this wicked LandCruiser 79 Series from Patriot Campers. Now we’ve seen these rad rigs before and they are …

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Off-Road Suspension Bible

Everything you have wanted to know about suspension, but were too afraid to ask… It is impossible to not hammer on about the fact that factory-fitted suspension is a compromise. Now I’m not going to …

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CIAA News: Road Tripping Revival

The latest Tourism Australia Research (TRA) forecast highlights the positive influence that the low dollar value is having on increasing domestic tourism and inbound travel, particularly from Asian markets. International visitors are expected to grow …

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Crystal Waters Are Calling & The Caravan Is On The Move Again

Week Twelve The next stop for the caravan was a short 84kms drive south of Adelaide at a coastal town called Victor Harbour. Known probably best for its main attraction the Victor Harbour Tramway, which offers …

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2017 Volkswagen Amarok To Use Local Accessories

SINCE it’s launch Volkswagen has said that the Amarok was not designed to have a bull bar fitted to the front of it and would not have a factory option for one. It appears that …

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Road Test – 2017 Toyota Landcruiser 70 Series

Some BIG changes breathe new life into a rugged old legend The product planning, design and engineering team at Toyota Australia deserves a massive pat on the back. Somehow, amongst a sea of high-volume, global …

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What Impacts Safety When Towing A Caravan?

When it comes to towing, there is no disputing it takes practice and experience to become comfortable behind the wheel of your rig – no matter the situation and conditions. Experience will come with time, …

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Mitsubishi Recalls Challenger & Pajero Sports Model

MITSUBISHI Motors Australia has issued a recall for its 16MY QE Pajero Sport, 12-13MY PB Challenger and 14MY PC Challenger. 5924 Challengers and 13,932 Pajero Sports are affected by this recall. The recall is due …