Wild West Tamed

Wild West Tamed

Hit the back roads and discover the surprises throughout Western Victoria. Words & images Glenn Marshall We had only a week up our sleeves our options were limited as we didn’t want to follow the …

GU Patrol

You can still buy a 4.8 litre GU Patrol in the Middle East

Nissan in the Middle-East has brought back It’s legendary GU Patrol, otherwise known as the Y61, from the brink of death with a bit of a special-edition rebirth. And it has their most-loved engine under …

AUS RV

AUS RV

Has MDC built the caravan we never thought they would? Words & images Gary Tischer Is AUS RV a new manufacturer of caravans? Yes and no. AUS RV is an evolution of MDC, but the …

Responsible 4wd owner

Are you being a responsible 4WD owner?

Jed Currey, owner of Explore WA 4WD Adventures has had a gut full of people giving 4WD owners a bad name, and has something to say about it: Responsibility. It’s a rather common place term that …

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7 Tips for Buying Your Next Swag

There is a lot to look out for when buying a modern-day swag. Here is a starting point on your next purchase. A mate recently asked me which swag he should buy. It got me …

Western Australia’s best 4WD accessible beaches

Western Australia has some of the best beaches in the world. Many of them are accessible by 4WD, and even the busier beaches are much less packed than the alternatives on the Eastern coast of …

Bettys Beach

Make Like a Salmon and head to Betty’s Beach

The fish make the annual migration to Betty’s Beach and so should you By Colin Kerr The south west of Western Australia is, for many travellers, a destination in itself worth a month or more …

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When am I not covered – Issue 4

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 …

Recall

Want to know if your 4WD has been affected by the latest round of recalls?

GoAuto.com’s Robbie Wallis recently reported the below: “Land Rover’s Range Rover Evoque has clocked up its fourth recall this year and the fifth since August 2016, this time to rectify an issue caused by a …

Air Filters

Air Filters: Tested

OEM vs Generic vs High Performance air filters – What’s really best for your engine? We combine a leaf blower with talcum power to find the best type of air filter for your 4WD… SCIENCE! …

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8 Tips To Protect Your Canvas

Are you rich enough to buy a new tent every trip? We aren’t, so here’s how to protect your investment… Also, can we borrow a few bucks? Canvas is a lot like underwear; you want …

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When am I not covered – Issue 2

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 …

Bigger Tyres

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 …

How to Sand Driving

How To: Sand Driving – Don’t Get Sand on Your Snag

Now that summer’s here, we figure we’d better do the mandatory sand driving feature… so here it is. With summer well and truly here, many of us like to head to the beach – not …

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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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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 …