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Nuts & Bolts: 2015 Ram 1500 Gearing Options
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Nuts & Bolts: 2015 Ram 1500 Gearing Options

Refresh Your Leaf Springs at Home

Refresh Your Leaf Springs at Home

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Handing Off Our 4x4 of the Year Award for the 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road

Handing Off Our 4x4 of the Year Award for the 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road

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New vs. Old: Which Is Right for You?

New vs. Old: Which Is Right for You?

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AEV Offers 8-lug Ram Truck Wheels

AEV Offers 8-lug Ram Truck Wheels

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Why You Really Want a Land Rover Defender 110

Why You Really Want a Land Rover Defender 110

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Nuts & Bolts: Snow Accumulation on LED Headlights

Nuts & Bolts: Snow Accumulation on LED Headlights

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Nuts & Bolts: 4x2 to 4x4 F-150

Nuts & Bolts: 4x2 to 4x4 F-150

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End of an Era: The Last Land Rover Defender Rolls Off Assembly Line

End of an Era: The Last Land Rover Defender Rolls Off Assembly Line

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4 Wheel Parts & CEO Greg Adler Join Undercover Boss on CBS

4 Wheel Parts & CEO Greg Adler Join Undercover Boss on CBS

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Slee Off Road Combines the Best Toyota Parts in One Land Cruiser

Slee Off Road Combines the Best Toyota Parts in One Land Cruiser

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10 Old Parts That Are Still Great

10 Old Parts That Are Still Great

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How to Build a Custom Link Suspension - Tracker Project Part 4

How to Build a Custom Link Suspension - Tracker Project Part 4

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Buying a Used 4x4 - Tips for Buying a New-to-You Rig

Buying a Used 4x4 - Tips for Buying a New-to-You Rig

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Whoops! Stuck Grand Wagoneer and Rubicon

Whoops! Stuck Grand Wagoneer and Rubicon

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Dropping a Coyote Crate Engine Into a Vintage Bronco

Dropping a Coyote Crate Engine Into a Vintage Bronco

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Whoops! Wet YJ

Whoops! Wet YJ

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2016 Petersen’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road 4x4 of the Year Winner – 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road

2016 Petersen’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road 4x4 of the Year Winner – 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road

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2016 4x4 of the Year: The Results

2016 4x4 of the Year: The Results

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Which Winch Is the Right Winch?

Which Winch Is the Right Winch?

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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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