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Fredslist: A Craigslist Guide For The Low Buck Wheeler
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Fredslist: A Craigslist Guide For The Low Buck Wheeler

A One-of-a-Kind 1958 Jeep Forward Control 150

A One-of-a-Kind 1958 Jeep Forward Control 150

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Using Common Hardware Store Parts To Make Your 4x4 Better

Using Common Hardware Store Parts To Make Your 4x4 Better

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1990 Ford Crown Victoria - Trophy LTD

1990 Ford Crown Victoria - Trophy LTD

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Bizarre Cars, Trar's & 4x4s - Unique Wheeling Rigs

Bizarre Cars, Trar's & 4x4s - Unique Wheeling Rigs

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Parts For Your Unique 4x4

Parts For Your Unique 4x4

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2005 2WD Chevy Tahoe Solid Axle Swap - Rosco P. Drivetrain: Part 1

2005 2WD Chevy Tahoe Solid Axle Swap - Rosco P. Drivetrain: Part 1

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Tread Lightly Celebrates 25 Year Anniversary

Tread Lightly Celebrates 25 Year Anniversary

On-Board Air Supply & Dodge Ram Death Wobble - Nuts & Bolts

On-Board Air Supply & Dodge Ram Death Wobble - Nuts & Bolts

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4-Wheel & Off-Road Staff Whoops! - Moab Memories

4-Wheel & Off-Road Staff Whoops! - Moab Memories

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April 2015 - Readers’ Rides

April 2015 - Readers’ Rides

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4 Wheeling News - Drivelines

4 Wheeling News - Drivelines

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The Freaks Will Rise - 4xForward

The Freaks Will Rise - 4xForward

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Ultimate Adventure 2015 Application

Ultimate Adventure 2015 Application

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2015 Honda Foreman Rubicon 4x4 ATV Review

2015 Honda Foreman Rubicon 4x4 ATV Review

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Grandicorn

1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Grandicorn

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What It Takes To Reliably Turn Big Tires - Steering You Straight

What It Takes To Reliably Turn Big Tires - Steering You Straight

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RZR XP 1000 - The #RZRdigger Trail Rig Build: Part 2

RZR XP 1000 - The #RZRdigger Trail Rig Build: Part 2

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Get Ready For The 2015 Ultimate Adventure

Get Ready For The 2015 Ultimate Adventure

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1998 Chevy AWD Astro Van - Don’t Call It Mini

1998 Chevy AWD Astro Van - Don’t Call It Mini

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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.

Meet Our Team

Fred Williams Fred Williams Brand Manager, Petersen’s 4Wheel & Off Road
Alan Huber Alan Huber Art Director
Rick Péwé Rick Péwé Four Wheeler Network Content Director

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