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2009 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited That Is No Mall Crawler

2009 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited That Is No Mall Crawler

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2013 Emery Built Custom BlaJKout Trail Bouncer

2013 Emery Built Custom BlaJKout Trail Bouncer

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2012 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Duramax With A Solid Axle Swap

2012 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Duramax With A Solid Axle Swap

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1974 Ford Bronco - Brand Loyalty

1974 Ford Bronco - Brand Loyalty

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Quick & Easy Tricks to Keep Your 4x4 Rig Street Legal

Quick & Easy Tricks to Keep Your 4x4 Rig Street Legal

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Jeep CJ-3B DED Tour - The Red Hornet Rides Again

Jeep CJ-3B DED Tour - The Red Hornet Rides Again

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AEV 2015 Ram 2500 SLT - All Work Or All Play?

AEV 2015 Ram 2500 SLT - All Work Or All Play?

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2015 BDS Suspension Chevrolet Colorado - To Oatman In A Colorado

2015 BDS Suspension Chevrolet Colorado - To Oatman In A Colorado

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2013 Green Rock Dawg Sidewinder V

2013 Green Rock Dawg Sidewinder V

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A One-of-a-Kind 1958 Jeep Forward Control 150

A One-of-a-Kind 1958 Jeep Forward Control 150

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1990 Ford Crown Victoria - Trophy LTD

1990 Ford Crown Victoria - Trophy LTD

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Bizarre Cars, Trar's & 4x4s - Unique Wheeling Rigs

Bizarre Cars, Trar's & 4x4s - Unique Wheeling Rigs

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Grandicorn

1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Grandicorn

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1998 Chevy AWD Astro Van - Don’t Call It Mini

1998 Chevy AWD Astro Van - Don’t Call It Mini

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Steve McQueen’s Lost Machine - Super Jeep

Steve McQueen’s Lost Machine - Super Jeep

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Readers’ Rides Annual Gala Blowout

Readers’ Rides Annual Gala Blowout

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1999 Nissan Frontier - Franger Or Nord?

1999 Nissan Frontier - Franger Or Nord?

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1986 Jeep CJ-7 - My First 4x4 - Right From The Start

1986 Jeep CJ-7 - My First 4x4 - Right From The Start

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1972 Jeep CJ-5 - Fred’s First 4x4

1972 Jeep CJ-5 - Fred’s First 4x4

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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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