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Ultimate Adventure 2015: Help Us Choose the Final 12 Applicants!
4 Wheel & Off-Road

Ultimate Adventure 2015: Help Us Choose the Final 12 Applicants!

2015 Tierra Del Sol Desert Safari - Desert Playground

2015 Tierra Del Sol Desert Safari - Desert Playground

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FredsList Find: Make your own Tubesock

FredsList Find: Make your own Tubesock

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How To Enjoy Moab and Easter Jeep Safari

How To Enjoy Moab and Easter Jeep Safari

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Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk DED Car - Telluride To Tuweep

Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk DED Car - Telluride To Tuweep

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4-Wheel Parts Metal Masher Trail Run 2015 Easter Jeep Safari

4-Wheel Parts Metal Masher Trail Run 2015 Easter Jeep Safari

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Moab EJS 2015 Quadratec BBQ - Our Favorite Jeeps

Moab EJS 2015 Quadratec BBQ - Our Favorite Jeeps

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Ballistic 1979 Ford Bronco - Part 2

Ballistic 1979 Ford Bronco - Part 2

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Easter Jeep Safari 2015 - Bunny Run with Dynatrac, Superlift and Falken Tire

Easter Jeep Safari 2015 - Bunny Run with Dynatrac, Superlift and Falken Tire

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RallyVenture Navigational Challenge

RallyVenture Navigational Challenge

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Fred's Wild Trip To Moab - Part 2

Fred's Wild Trip To Moab - Part 2

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Easter Jeep Safari 2015: Warn/ARB Trail Run

Easter Jeep Safari 2015: Warn/ARB Trail Run

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2015 Easter Jeep Safari - Fred's Moab Prep

2015 Easter Jeep Safari - Fred's Moab Prep

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2015 Easter Jeep Safari - Verne’s Moab Prep

2015 Easter Jeep Safari - Verne’s Moab Prep

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Plowboy Rock Bouncer Rollover - Whoops!

Plowboy Rock Bouncer Rollover - Whoops!

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2005 Chevrolet Tahoe Suspension Fabrication - Rosco P. Drivetrain: Part 2

2005 Chevrolet Tahoe Suspension Fabrication - Rosco P. Drivetrain: Part 2

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May 2015 Readers’ Rides

May 2015 Readers’ Rides

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Jeep CJ-3B DED Tour - The Red Hornet Rides Again

Jeep CJ-3B DED Tour - The Red Hornet Rides Again

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Exploring South American Rock Trails - Journey Through The Andes

Exploring South American Rock Trails - Journey Through The Andes

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Get Me Out of Here! - 4xForward

Get Me Out of Here! - 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.

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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