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Driving the UACJ-6D 800 Miles to Moab With No Cooling Fan
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Driving the UACJ-6D 800 Miles to Moab With No Cooling Fan

Driving the UACJ-6D 800 Miles to Moab With No Cooling Fan

Driving the UACJ-6D 800 Miles to Moab With No Cooling Fan

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57th Annual TDS Desert Safari

57th Annual TDS Desert Safari

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Fullsize Trucks Crawl Through Secret Canyon

Fullsize Trucks Crawl Through Secret Canyon

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Derange Rover Crashes the Party at the Western National Land Rover Rally

Derange Rover Crashes the Party at the Western National Land Rover Rally

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Week to Wheeling Coming Dec. 10-14

Week to Wheeling Coming Dec. 10-14

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#MTSEMA18: New Products of SEMA 2018

#MTSEMA18: New Products of SEMA 2018

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#MTSEMA18: Show Trucks Are Alive & Well at the Annual SEMA Show, But Why?

#MTSEMA18: Show Trucks Are Alive & Well at the Annual SEMA Show, But Why?

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Sierra Trek 2018

Sierra Trek 2018

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Ultimate Adventure 2018 Episode 5! #UA2018

Ultimate Adventure 2018 Episode 5! #UA2018

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Ultimate Adventure 2018 Episode 4! #UA2018

Ultimate Adventure 2018 Episode 4! #UA2018

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Ultimate Adventure 2018 Episode 3! #UA2018

Ultimate Adventure 2018 Episode 3! #UA2018

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Ultimate Adventure 2018 Episode 2! #UA2018

Ultimate Adventure 2018 Episode 2! #UA2018

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Ultimate Adventure 2018 Video Week is Here! #UA2018

Ultimate Adventure 2018 Video Week is Here! #UA2018

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Get Ready Because The 2018 Ultimate Adventure Week Airs Oct 1-5

Get Ready Because The 2018 Ultimate Adventure Week Airs Oct 1-5

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Great Big Mega-Buggy Race: Mountain Havoc 2018

Great Big Mega-Buggy Race: Mountain Havoc 2018

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Ultimate Adventure 2018- Part Two #UA2018

Ultimate Adventure 2018- Part Two #UA2018

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Toyotas Attend Texas-Sized Jamboree: 2018 Lone Star Toyota Jamboree

Toyotas Attend Texas-Sized Jamboree: 2018 Lone Star Toyota Jamboree

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Rock Junctions Lives Up to Its Name—It Rocked!

Rock Junctions Lives Up to Its Name—It Rocked!

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Invited Readers of Ultimate Adventure 2018 #UA2018

Invited Readers of Ultimate Adventure 2018 #UA2018

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Ultimate Adventure 2018, Part 1 #UA2018

Ultimate Adventure 2018, Part 1 #UA2018

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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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