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Rock Krawler Suspension 3.5 Off Road Pro TJ Suspension Review
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Rock Krawler Suspension 3.5 Off Road Pro TJ Suspension Review

Solid-Axle Chevy S10 Blazer

Solid-Axle Chevy S10 Blazer

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Nuts & Bolts: Budget Wheeler

Nuts & Bolts: Budget Wheeler

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Nuts & Bolts: Steering Butchery

Nuts & Bolts: Steering Butchery

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Ultimate Unit Bearings

Ultimate Unit Bearings

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Shops Supporting American Manufacturing and Jobs: Nuthouse Industries

Shops Supporting American Manufacturing and Jobs: Nuthouse Industries

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Shops Supporting American Manufacturing and Jobs: RCV Performance

Shops Supporting American Manufacturing and Jobs: RCV Performance

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Off Road Design is the Official Transfer Case of Ultimate Adventure 2016

Off Road Design is the Official Transfer Case of Ultimate Adventure 2016

Off Road Power Products is the Official Retailer of Ultimate Adventure 2016

Off Road Power Products is the Official Retailer of Ultimate Adventure 2016

Ultimate Adventure Application: 2017

Ultimate Adventure Application: 2017

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1994 Chevy S10 takes on the toughest trails in Colorado and Utah

1994 Chevy S10 takes on the toughest trails in Colorado and Utah

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Mountain Havoc 2016

Mountain Havoc 2016

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Nuts & Bolts: Which Winch for a 1999 GMC Sierra 1500

Nuts & Bolts: Which Winch for a 1999 GMC Sierra 1500

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Nuts & Bolts: What Would We Do?

Nuts & Bolts: What Would We Do?

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Warn is the Official Winch of Ultimate Adventure 2016

Warn is the Official Winch of Ultimate Adventure 2016

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Beefing Up a Ford Dana 35 TTB Axle

Beefing Up a Ford Dana 35 TTB Axle

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Junkyard 1/2-Ton Axles

Junkyard 1/2-Ton Axles

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1985 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ60- A Classic Cruiser With Modern Power

1985 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ60- A Classic Cruiser With Modern Power

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4xForward: Swaptionista, Anybody?

4xForward: Swaptionista, Anybody?

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Nuts & Bolts: Flat-Tow Woes

Nuts & Bolts: Flat-Tow Woes

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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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