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1962 Toyota FJ40 with Modern Drivability in a Patina Package
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1962 Toyota FJ40 with Modern Drivability in a Patina Package

This 1974 International Scout II Works As Good As It Looks

This 1974 International Scout II Works As Good As It Looks

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1970 Ford Bronco: One Bad Bronco Built to Rock

1970 Ford Bronco: One Bad Bronco Built to Rock

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1990 Chevy Suburban: Hardcore Wheeling for the Whole Family

1990 Chevy Suburban: Hardcore Wheeling for the Whole Family

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Old vs. New, Dumb vs. Smart

Old vs. New, Dumb vs. Smart

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All Things in Moderation

All Things in Moderation

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1967 Scout 800: Best of Both Worlds

1967 Scout 800: Best of Both Worlds

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Buy American, Even If Only in Moderation

Buy American, Even If Only in Moderation

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1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Big Red Machine

1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Big Red Machine

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2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Review

2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Review

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The “Back in My Day” Automotive Editorial Rant

The “Back in My Day” Automotive Editorial Rant

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One Year in a Quicksand Tan Tacoma TRD Off-Road

One Year in a Quicksand Tan Tacoma TRD Off-Road

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Jeep & Mopar Concepts in Moab

Jeep & Mopar Concepts in Moab

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4-Wheel & Off-Road Introduces the Average Adventure

4-Wheel & Off-Road Introduces the Average Adventure

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Toyota Tacoma Lowrider on 43-Inch-Tall Super Swampers

Toyota Tacoma Lowrider on 43-Inch-Tall Super Swampers

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1971 GMC K10 Rock Hound

1971 GMC K10 Rock Hound

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1963 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ45: Old and New But Toyota Through and Through

1963 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ45: Old and New But Toyota Through and Through

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Overvanning vs. Prevanning

Overvanning vs. Prevanning

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Chevy S10 Big Bowtie Power in a Downsized Dime

Chevy S10 Big Bowtie Power in a Downsized Dime

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The UA2017 Project Vehicle

The UA2017 Project Vehicle

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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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