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1966 Ford Bronco - Precious Metal

1966 Ford Bronco - Precious Metal

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Mickey Thompson Deegan 38 Tire Review

Mickey Thompson Deegan 38 Tire Review

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2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport Unveiled Before Los Angeles Auto Show

2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport Unveiled Before Los Angeles Auto Show

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Ultimate Adventure Week on the Motor Trend YouTube Channel

Ultimate Adventure Week on the Motor Trend YouTube Channel

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1977 Ford F-150 Wire Harness Install - Wire Transfer

1977 Ford F-150 Wire Harness Install - Wire Transfer

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Petersen’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road Names 2015 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro 4×4 of the Year

Petersen’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road Names 2015 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro 4×4 of the Year

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Nuts & Bolts - December 2014

Nuts & Bolts - December 2014

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1989 Chevy Blazer - 14-Day Blazer: Part 2

1989 Chevy Blazer - 14-Day Blazer: Part 2

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Jeep Cherokee & Pickup Stuck In The Mud - Whoops!

Jeep Cherokee & Pickup Stuck In The Mud - Whoops!

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Dirt Every Day - Ultimate Tug Truck Build

Dirt Every Day - Ultimate Tug Truck Build

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2014 Ultimate Adventure Thanks To The Land Owners

2014 Ultimate Adventure Thanks To The Land Owners

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New 4Wheel Products - December 2014

New 4Wheel Products - December 2014

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1997 Jeep Wrangler - Mayhem To Moab: Part 5

1997 Jeep Wrangler - Mayhem To Moab: Part 5

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1990 Dodge Truck - Ultimate Tug-Truck: Part 6

1990 Dodge Truck - Ultimate Tug-Truck: Part 6

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Readers’ Rides - December 2014

Readers’ Rides - December 2014

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2012 Jeep Wrangler JK - Raceline Wrangler

2012 Jeep Wrangler JK - Raceline Wrangler

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Drivelines - December 2014

Drivelines - December 2014

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2014 Ultimate Adventure Staff & Cronies

2014 Ultimate Adventure Staff & Cronies

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Thanks For The Great Year (In The Making) - 4xForward

Thanks For The Great Year (In The Making) - 4xForward

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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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