PREPARING FOR A TRIP

Before I get too far into this article I want to come clean and mention that even with the best intentions I have found myself working on 4WDs and packing for a trip right up until the early hours of the morning just before a trip,…

IS YOUR SEAT UPGRADE LEGAL?

200 Your seats are the one part of your 4WD that you’re in direct contact with every time you drive your 4WD. But ask yourself this question – how much influence did the seats fitted to your 4WD have when you purchased it? If…

BORDER HOPPING THROUGH THE BULLDUST

WORDS BY TIM FERRIER, PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID WOLTSCHENKO There we were, packing up at the mighty King Ash Bay after what was an epic run through some of the Gulf’s most iconic 4WD hotspots. While it was sad leaving such an epic campsite, we had nothing but…

A NISSAN PATROL BUILT TO CROSS THE COUNTRY

You’d be hard pressed to find a more reliable, tidier GU than Sasha’s TD42 GU Patrol. He has set it up solely with long range touring in mind, buying it stock as a rock and transforming it into the ultimate long range tourer. “I’ve owned many different 4WDs in the past”, writes Sasha. “They…

PRO WORKSHOP TRICKS

There is nothing worse than trying to get a job done on your truck and you can’t get something undone. One of the worst jobs is having a stripped bolt that is in a tight spot and not knowing what you can do to get it…

GET FURTHER OFF-ROAD WITHOUT SPENDING A CENT!

CRUNCH Ouch. That familiar sound – and the painful gritting of the teeth that go with it – are all too common off-road. We put our machines through their paces every time we hit the dirt, and especially so if you’re into the tougher, more…

OUR ULTIMATE BUSH COOKBOOK!

THE BEST EVER CAMP OVEN ROAST This is the number one trick to nailing a roast. It doesn’t matter what cut of meat you prefer – pork, lamb or beef (we chose pork), this recipe and technique will ensure you get it right every time. “There’s…

OFF ROAD PARADISE

WORDS BY AMY SMITH, PHOTOGRAPHY BY NIK SMITH The Eyre Peninsula in South Australia is a must visit destination for every 4WDer and one of the gems of the region is Coffin Bay National Park. Coffin Bay National Park is located a short drive out of…

IS THIS AUSTRALIA’S BEST-BUILT SHORTY GQ?

It’s not often that you’ll come across a bloke so dedicated to the 4WD lifestyle as Alex Chalmers – and how could you blame him? “I used to get out there every weekend with mates in my HiLux, and the old rig did…

NEVER LEAK OIL AGAIN

Oil leaks are a real pain in the backside, aren’t they? They’re hard to diagnose, time consuming to repair and make a hell-of-a mess in the shed. Which is why knowing how to choose the right seals, gaskets and sealants for the job is vital…