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Nuts & Bolts: Bent Crossmember

Nuts & Bolts: Bent Crossmember

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Fusion Dana 60/44 Hybrid JK Front Axle

Fusion Dana 60/44 Hybrid JK Front Axle

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2018 Ultimate Adventure Derange Rover, Part 5 #UA2018

2018 Ultimate Adventure Derange Rover, Part 5 #UA2018

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Verne & Trent’s Excellent Towventure

Verne & Trent’s Excellent Towventure

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Testing the Nexen Roadian MTX

Testing the Nexen Roadian MTX

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Kirk Cessac’s 1985 Jeep CJ-7: BFGoodrich's WHAT ARE YOU BUILDING FOR? Contest Winner for July

Kirk Cessac’s 1985 Jeep CJ-7: BFGoodrich's WHAT ARE YOU BUILDING FOR? Contest Winner for July

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Staff of Ultimate Adventure 2018 #UA2018

Staff of Ultimate Adventure 2018 #UA2018

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Cronies of Ultimate Adventure 2018 #UA2018

Cronies of Ultimate Adventure 2018 #UA2018

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At-Home AW-4 Four-Speed Automatic Transmission Rebuild

At-Home AW-4 Four-Speed Automatic Transmission Rebuild

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Live Out of Your 4x4 With These Truck-Bed Products

Live Out of Your 4x4 With These Truck-Bed Products

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Toyotas Attend Texas-Sized Jamboree: 2018 Lone Star Toyota Jamboree

Toyotas Attend Texas-Sized Jamboree: 2018 Lone Star Toyota Jamboree

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Rock Junctions Lives Up to Its Name—It Rocked!

Rock Junctions Lives Up to Its Name—It Rocked!

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Proffitt’s Resurrection Land Cruisers Makes What Might Be the Perfect Small Pickup

Proffitt’s Resurrection Land Cruisers Makes What Might Be the Perfect Small Pickup

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Invited Readers of Ultimate Adventure 2018 #UA2018

Invited Readers of Ultimate Adventure 2018 #UA2018

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Ultimate Adventure 2018, Part 1 #UA2018

Ultimate Adventure 2018, Part 1 #UA2018

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Tomfoolery Afoot #UA2018

Tomfoolery Afoot #UA2018

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Nuts & Bolts: Bad Kitty

Nuts & Bolts: Bad Kitty

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Whoops! Kenny’s Cummins K20

Whoops! Kenny’s Cummins K20

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Sponsors of Ultimate Adventure 2018

Sponsors of Ultimate Adventure 2018

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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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