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Drivelines - March 2015

Drivelines - March 2015

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4 Wheel Parts To Be Presenting Sponsor of Dirt Every Day for 2015

4 Wheel Parts To Be Presenting Sponsor of Dirt Every Day for 2015

2015 Ford F-150 - Stronger, Slimmer, Trimmer

2015 Ford F-150 - Stronger, Slimmer, Trimmer

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The New-Generation 2015 Chevy Colorado & GMC Canyon

The New-Generation 2015 Chevy Colorado & GMC Canyon

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Toyo Open Country R/T Tire Test - An R/T For Everybody

Toyo Open Country R/T Tire Test - An R/T For Everybody

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Banks Power Air Intake Install - Bank On It

Banks Power Air Intake Install - Bank On It

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Fox Racing Shocks Install - What Does The Fox Say?

Fox Racing Shocks Install - What Does The Fox Say?

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Coker 900-16 STA Super Lugs - Old-School Tire Test

Coker 900-16 STA Super Lugs - Old-School Tire Test

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General Grabber AT2 Tire Test - Attention Grabbers

General Grabber AT2 Tire Test - Attention Grabbers

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Stainless Steel Brake Line Install - Better Brake Lines

Stainless Steel Brake Line Install - Better Brake Lines

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Dirt Every Day: Episode 35 - Ballistic Bronco Build

Dirt Every Day: Episode 35 - Ballistic Bronco Build

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RZR XP 1000 - The #RZRdigger Trail Rig Build: Part 1

RZR XP 1000 - The #RZRdigger Trail Rig Build: Part 1

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How To Plug A Tire On The Trail - Safety Seal

How To Plug A Tire On The Trail - Safety Seal

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Readers’ Rides Annual Gala Blowout

Readers’ Rides Annual Gala Blowout

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Method Beadlock install - Living-Room Locks

Method Beadlock install - Living-Room Locks

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All-New 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Unveiled

All-New 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Unveiled

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Jeep Buried In Snow & A Van On Fire - Whoops!

Jeep Buried In Snow & A Van On Fire - Whoops!

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Wheeling Windrock Park Tennessee - Gone WentWindrock

Wheeling Windrock Park Tennessee - Gone WentWindrock

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2014 Sierra Trek - Trekkies On Fourdyce

2014 Sierra Trek - Trekkies On Fourdyce

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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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Fred Williams Fred Williams Brand Manager, Petersen’s 4Wheel & Off Road

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