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Moonlight Racing Flip, UTV Mudding - Whoops!
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Moonlight Racing Flip, UTV Mudding - Whoops!

Rough Running Chevy, Jeep Shift Linkage, AMC Eagle Tire Options - Nuts & Bolts

Rough Running Chevy, Jeep Shift Linkage, AMC Eagle Tire Options - Nuts & Bolts

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A Modern 1976 Jeep Wagoneer Sleeper

A Modern 1976 Jeep Wagoneer Sleeper

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Jeep Reveals Secrets About the Future of Wrangler

Jeep Reveals Secrets About the Future of Wrangler

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Junkyard Bumper Building Tips for the Cheapskate

Junkyard Bumper Building Tips for the Cheapskate

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4-Wheel & Off-Road  At Easter Jeep Safari 2015

4-Wheel & Off-Road At Easter Jeep Safari 2015

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Ultimate Adventure 2015 Summer Camp Jeep Buildup - Part 2

Ultimate Adventure 2015 Summer Camp Jeep Buildup - Part 2

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Jeep Jk Squeaks, Gas or Hydraulic Shocks, Chevy TBI Toyota Engine Troubles - Nuts & Bolts

Jeep Jk Squeaks, Gas or Hydraulic Shocks, Chevy TBI Toyota Engine Troubles - Nuts & Bolts

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This Built 2006 Toyota Tacoma Commands The Street and Trail

This Built 2006 Toyota Tacoma Commands The Street and Trail

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Suzuki Samurai In The Ice & An International Scout II Stuck - Whoops!

Suzuki Samurai In The Ice & An International Scout II Stuck - Whoops!

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Taking Recreational Rockcrawling to the Next Level In Johnson Valley

Taking Recreational Rockcrawling to the Next Level In Johnson Valley

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1987 Suzuki Samurai - The Dung Beatle

1987 Suzuki Samurai - The Dung Beatle

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Lifting & Trimming a Junkyard 2004 Isuzu Rodeo to Fit 33s

Lifting & Trimming a Junkyard 2004 Isuzu Rodeo to Fit 33s

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Ultimate Adventure 2015 - Summer Camp Jeep Buildup

Ultimate Adventure 2015 - Summer Camp Jeep Buildup

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Making A Nissan Patrol Into A Home

Making A Nissan Patrol Into A Home

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An Adventure in ARB’s 2013 F-350 Super Duty

An Adventure in ARB’s 2013 F-350 Super Duty

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Mag-Hytec’s Insurance Policy For Your Transmission

Mag-Hytec’s Insurance Policy For Your Transmission

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1999-to-2006 Jeep Sidewinder Turbocharger Install

1999-to-2006 Jeep Sidewinder Turbocharger Install

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Toyotas Take Parker Trails at AZ Rocks 2015

Toyotas Take Parker Trails at AZ Rocks 2015

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Spindle Nut Issues, A Shelby Jeepster and Chevy S-10 Tire Options - Nuts & Bolts

Spindle Nut Issues, A Shelby Jeepster and Chevy S-10 Tire Options - Nuts & Bolts

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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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