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When am I not covered – Issue 3

One of the things we get asked all the time at Club meets, shows, on the phone and online is, “What am I not covered for?” Over the next few weeks, we will be compiling …

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Going Bush and Giving Back

Many of you may have noticed that this year as part of Club 4X4’s Corporate Social Responsibility program, we sponsored the Drive To The Top event to support Hope Street. As part of this, I …

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Fitting bigger tyres to your 4WD

One of the most common modifications done to a 4WD is to fit bigger tyres to it. This is done for a number of reasons, but the primary one is to gain more clearance. You won’t …

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What To Do When It Goes Wrong

Could you save a life on your next adventure, or at least take care of a scrape or two? We all love to get out there and have our Outback adventures. Camping, walks, long drives, …

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Ford ‘Science of Truck’ Ranger uses Non-Standard Tyres in Challenge

‘The Science of Truck’: a smart phrase that Ford’s marketing side has coined, where they are looking to marry up mechanical toughness and sharp electronic aids as the ultimate ute. It’s a slick piece of …

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Our Top 5 Portable Power Tools You Should Never Leave Home Without

It’s a good idea to carry some tools with you when you head bush, and most of us carry some sort of basic tool kit and spares. But often little thought goes into some of …

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How To Not Blow Your Load

Tyres are your connection to the road but so many are run in much less than perfect pressure. This can lead to anything from poor handling to complete failure, and everything that entails. By Colin …

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Legally Blown

Everybody wants a supercharger, right? Here’s how to fit one while keeping things 100% legal. Performance modifications tread a fine line, and much debate rages as to tyre sizes, suspension mods, and even driving lights. …

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Ford Everest, Haval H9 Now MC-Classified

Since the story broke that some 4WDs were not classed as off-road vehicles, Ford and Haval have been busy behind the scenes trying to rectify the problems associated with an MA-rated 4X4. This is interesting …

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Turning Down The Heat

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR ENGINE IS OVERHEATING. The worst thing that you hear when setting out on a 4WD trip are those dreaded words, “my car’s overheating!” Receiving this panicked message from a travel …

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4WDing; When It All Goes Wrong

4WDing is a sport, a hobby and a way of life that allows you to see so much that many people don’t ever get to see. Like everything in life though, there is an element …

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Car Hire – Will your policy get you into a fourby or a hatchback?

Rental Cars. Picking out a rental car may be exciting when you’re arranging holidays and trying to decide what’s most suitable for your needs. Of course if you’re anything like me, you scroll straight to …

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8 Swimming Holes To Cool Off In This Summer

… and yep, you need a 4X4 to get to them. There’s nothing like the blaring heat of summer to make you appreciate a dip in a tranquil body of water, letting the coolness leach …

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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 …