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Can Your Sprinter Van Do This? We Didn’t Think So!
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Can Your Sprinter Van Do This? We Didn’t Think So!

Can Your Sprinter Van Do This? We Didn’t Think So!

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1970 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ45: Is This the Most Well Thought Out Rockcrawler Ever Built?

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Is This the Most Capable 2000 Nissan Xterra in the World?

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This Diesel 1997 Ford F-250 Can Crawl As Well As It Hauls

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Two-Tone 1974 Chevrolet C20 Works As Good As It Looks

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1978 J-10 Gladiator Built for Hardcore Trails

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Reviving Redferd

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Looking for a Half-Ton Truck? We Test Them All Head-to-Head!

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1974 Chevy C20: Why Buy a New Truck When You Can Build Something Better?

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New 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Is Incredibly Capable, but Even More Now

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1972 Jeep CJ-6: A Jeep Fit for a King

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A 2007 Chevrolet 2500HD Duramax Built to Travel the World

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Week to Wheeling Coming Dec. 10-14

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1972 Land Rover With Classic Styling & Modern Drivetrain for Best of Both Worlds

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10 Reasons Why the new JL Wrangler Rubicon Is Better Than the JK Wrangler Rubicon

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1946 Plymouth Sedan- Truck? Car? Both: The Trar

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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

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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

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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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