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Adding Power Brakes to a Dinosaur of a Suburban
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Adding Power Brakes to a Dinosaur of a Suburban

Adding Power Brakes to a Dinosaur of a Suburban

Adding Power Brakes to a Dinosaur of a Suburban

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4Runners Make Great Wheeling Rigs, but No One Puts Much Effort Into the Bodywork—Until Now

4Runners Make Great Wheeling Rigs, but No One Puts Much Effort Into the Bodywork—Until Now

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Overlander? Prerunner? Rockcrawler? Orie Harman’s Tacoma Is All Three

Overlander? Prerunner? Rockcrawler? Orie Harman’s Tacoma Is All Three

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Prevent Your FJ Cruiser From Bending a Spindle With a Total Chaos Fabrication Weld-In Gusset

Prevent Your FJ Cruiser From Bending a Spindle With a Total Chaos Fabrication Weld-In Gusset

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We Add Saginaw Steering to Our Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser

We Add Saginaw Steering to Our Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser

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BluePrint Engines 306ci Bronco Edition Crate Engine

BluePrint Engines 306ci Bronco Edition Crate Engine

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1975 Jeep CJ-6 Full of Hardcore Parts & Custom Touches Is One of a Kind

1975 Jeep CJ-6 Full of Hardcore Parts & Custom Touches Is One of a Kind

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1983 Jeep Scrambler CJ-8: Scrambler Gets Over Easy

1983 Jeep Scrambler CJ-8: Scrambler Gets Over Easy

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Think Your 4x4 Lacks Aftermarket Support? Try Building a 1935 Chevy Ton-and-a-Half

Think Your 4x4 Lacks Aftermarket Support? Try Building a 1935 Chevy Ton-and-a-Half

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1997 Ford Ranger: Ultimate Ranger Rehash

1997 Ford Ranger: Ultimate Ranger Rehash

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A Rare 1968 FJ45 Gets a Second Lease on Life

A Rare 1968 FJ45 Gets a Second Lease on Life

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Super-Clean Land Cruiser Packs a Drool-Worthy Wish List of Parts

Super-Clean Land Cruiser Packs a Drool-Worthy Wish List of Parts

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Sly Lumpkin’s 1986 Toyota 4Runner: BFGoodrich's WHAT ARE YOU BUILDING FOR? Contest Winner for August

Sly Lumpkin’s 1986 Toyota 4Runner: BFGoodrich's WHAT ARE YOU BUILDING FOR? Contest Winner for August

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1998 Jeep Wrangler TJ Built From Scratch

1998 Jeep Wrangler TJ Built From Scratch

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Rockcrawling in a Classic 1977 Chevy K10 Isn’t Easy, But That Doesn’t Stop Grant Chapman

Rockcrawling in a Classic 1977 Chevy K10 Isn’t Easy, But That Doesn’t Stop Grant Chapman

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Body-Chop Your FJ Cruiser to Fit Bigger Tires

Body-Chop Your FJ Cruiser to Fit Bigger Tires

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This 2005 Nissan Frontier Doesn’t Just Hang With the Toyotas, It Smokes Them

This 2005 Nissan Frontier Doesn’t Just Hang With the Toyotas, It Smokes Them

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1997 Land Rover Defender Built to Tackle the Toughest Trails In America

1997 Land Rover Defender Built to Tackle the Toughest Trails In America

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1973 Ford Bronco Built to Crawl

1973 Ford Bronco Built to Crawl

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Our 2012 FJ Cruiser Project Gets a Toytec Boss Lift & Toyo Tires

Our 2012 FJ Cruiser Project Gets a Toytec Boss Lift & Toyo Tires

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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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