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DIY Drivetrain Service

Want to check the condition of your driveline? Here's how!

Published: 2012-11-13

Wiring Made easy

How to make a DIY test lamp on the side of a track using only bits of your 4WD.

Published: 2012-11-13

Danny's Red JK

This gem of a jeep has custom flares, hidden sliders, and shouldn't be missed!

Published: 2012-11-13

Buena Vista

Heading out of Sydney to the quieter parts of the NSW central coast may find you at Myall Lakes National Park, approximately 260km north of Sydney. It is one of NSW's more picturesque camping destinations. The national park hosts the largest coastal lakes system in NSW and offers an abundance of campsites with views of tranquil lakes edged with mangroves, reeds and other greenery. When you arrive at Bulahdelah, it doesn't hurt to stop in at the visitor's centre to get the latest on what is going on in the national park.

Published: 2012-11-08

Pumping Air

If you have ever used a camper trailer off road and needed to re-inflate the tyres you will realize that not many air compressors on the market will have a hose that will reach the trailer's wheels. With the only option being to disconnect the trailer and drive around to the rear of the camper so you can inflate the tyres to a road going pressure, this takes time and normally after being on the go all day you normally will not want the hassle.

Published: 2012-11-08

Binns Dreaming

Binns Track is named after Bill Binns who designed the route during his 32-year career with Northern Territory Parks, his idea being to open up little known and generally untouched parks in the NT. The start point in the south is Mt Dare, which has a great campsite and hotel, about 250km north of Oodnadatta. Follow the Old Andado track alongside the Finke River for 420km through desert country to Alice Springs. This provides a taste of the Simpson Desert and is a comfortable one day drive. Make a diversion into Mac Clark Conservation Reserve.

Published: 2012-11-08

Do You Copy?

Whether you're taking a convoy through the Simpson Desert or trying to get through a gnarly section of the track, communication is essential. Keeping everyone safe, and maintaining contact with outside help should an emergency arise, are just a couple of reasons why we take the time and realise how important and convenient UHF radios are. In the world of UHFs, DINs, repeater stations and simplex, it's very easy to find yourself lost on what you need and what you actually want to get out of your UHF set up.

Published: 2012-11-07

REAL AUSSIES: BRIAN IMLACH

We caught up with veteran 4WDer Brian Imlach, who helped Roothy spearhead the ‘Save Our Heritage’ campaign in Tassie back in April. Brian’s one of the most enthusiastic and passionate 4WDers you’ll ever meet, and is a life member of the Launceston Four-Wheel-Drive Club. 4WD Action: How long have you been 4WDing for and when did you first meet Roothy?

Published: 2012-11-07

DIY Electrical Joins

Technical Editor Paul Zielinski shows you how to go about wiring up your 12v gear.

Published: 2012-11-06

Campfire Faves

I got a call from Roothy just the other day. He was in Tassie filming one of the DVDs for 4WD Action. He must have been on the satellite phone, because there was a long delay in between each sentence and the line was fairly bad, but I think he said something about cooking gear, recovery gear and needed both to get Milo out. I've got no idea what that meant because the line went dead shortly after, but the mag deadline came and passed with no new cooking from Roothy.

Published: 2012-11-05

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