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One Clean 1-Ton LJ on 42s

One Clean 1-Ton LJ on 42s

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Nuts & Bolts: Spicer 18 to Dana 300

Nuts & Bolts: Spicer 18 to Dana 300

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Forget The Road Less Traveled; Take The Vehicle Less Traveled In

Forget The Road Less Traveled; Take The Vehicle Less Traveled In

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Whoops! Carnage on Kane Creek

Whoops! Carnage on Kane Creek

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Moab Easter Jeep Safari 2018

Moab Easter Jeep Safari 2018

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Trailer Tech for Towing Your Trail Rig

Trailer Tech for Towing Your Trail Rig

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Breaking: Ultimate Adventure 2018 Application Deadline Extended!

Breaking: Ultimate Adventure 2018 Application Deadline Extended!

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Cool New Products From Moab Easter Jeep Safari

Cool New Products From Moab Easter Jeep Safari

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This 1996 Ford Explorer Gives Jeeps a Run for Their Money

This 1996 Ford Explorer Gives Jeeps a Run for Their Money

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Tierra Del Sol’s 2018 Desert Safari

Tierra Del Sol’s 2018 Desert Safari

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What’s Under the Hood of This 1966 Ford Bronco Will Shock You!

What’s Under the Hood of This 1966 Ford Bronco Will Shock You!

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2018 Easter Jeep Safari: Trail Report, Kane Creek With Cummins #EJS2018

2018 Easter Jeep Safari: Trail Report, Kane Creek With Cummins #EJS2018

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Spy Shots, JK Ultimate Dana 80 And Kingpin Ultimate Dana 60 Front #EJS2018

Spy Shots, JK Ultimate Dana 80 And Kingpin Ultimate Dana 60 Front #EJS2018

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Modern-Era 1947 Dodge Power Wagon

Modern-Era 1947 Dodge Power Wagon

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What? A JL in Moab? Skyjacker's 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL #EJS2018

What? A JL in Moab? Skyjacker's 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL #EJS2018

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4xForward: The Jeep Police Are Out to Get Me

4xForward: The Jeep Police Are Out to Get Me

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These Ice Chests Guarantee You Keep Your Cool

These Ice Chests Guarantee You Keep Your Cool

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Testing Yakima’s $1,000 Rooftop Tent: What’s the Money Get You?

Testing Yakima’s $1,000 Rooftop Tent: What’s the Money Get You?

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Cool Outdoor Gear From Our Friends at Offroad Power Products

Cool Outdoor Gear From Our Friends at Offroad Power Products

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About 4 Wheel & Off Road

Originally created as a special interest publication by the editors of Hot Rod, Petersen's 4-Wheel & Off-Road has grown into the largest 4x4 enthusiast brand in the world. Celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2013, Petersen's 4-Wheel & Off-Road has become the biggest title in the 4x4 world by leaving the chrome behind and focusing on hardcore 4-wheeling. From informative and comprehensive technical stories, to coverage of trails and events around the globe, to sharing the latest creations from our readers, 4-Wheel & Off-Road is a wealth of knowledge each and every month.

In addition to 4x4 of the Year and Ultimate Adventure -- the brand's signature annual events–the eminently knowledgeable and passionate editors of 4-Wheel & Off-Road also extensively cover other major gatherings of the 4x4 faithful, feature amazing vehicle builds, serve up technical how-to advice, and wrench on project vehicles. Technical editor Fred Williams is also the star of Dirt Every Day, a fun and informative 4x4-themed series featured on the Motor Trend YouTube channel.

Ultimate Adventure dates back to 2000 and is one of the most aptly named events around, and is at the top of every self-respecting wheelers bucket list. Each year Editor-in-Chief Rick Péwé hand picks a small group of lucky readers and takes them on the trip of a lifetime along with the staff and a group of sponsors. A new destination is chosen each year and kept as a closely guarded secret, but regardless of where they are on the map the week-long off-road journey covers over 1,000 miles of mud, rock, sand, trees, and asphalt while camping through several states. The motto for UA is “No Whining”, and everyone has to be entirely self-sufficient and no trailers are allowed.

First awarded in 1983, the 4x4 of the Year trophy goes to the best new 4x4-capable truck or SUV, with requirements including a two-speed, low-range-equipped transfer case, and with more than 2,500 vehicles produced each year and that we can crawl under the vehicle while the tires are still on the ground to weed out the cute UTEs. Qualifying vehicles are then judged against six criteria – ride & drive impressions, empirical data, mechanical figures, 4-wheeling attributes, interior quality, and exterior quality, with a heavy emphasis on the 4-wheeling attributes.

In short, 4-Wheel & Off-Road offers up a wealth of knowledge, experience and entertainment designed to engage the most passionate 4x4 enthusiasts, those new to the trails, and everyone in-between.

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