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ARB’s 1991 Nissan GQ Patrol Attacks Australian Outback
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ARB’s 1991 Nissan GQ Patrol Attacks Australian Outback

Single-Cab Pickup Seating Issues: 4xForward

Single-Cab Pickup Seating Issues: 4xForward

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1970 Suburban Rescue Mission Part. 2

1970 Suburban Rescue Mission Part. 2

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1970 Suburban Rescue Mission

1970 Suburban Rescue Mission

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The Dirt Every Day Alabama Army Truck Returns

The Dirt Every Day Alabama Army Truck Returns

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1987 BJ74 Land Cruiser Built to be Even More Unique

1987 BJ74 Land Cruiser Built to be Even More Unique

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1952 Dodge Power Wagon Sports LS Engine

1952 Dodge Power Wagon Sports LS Engine

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ARB Shapes the Near-Perfect Small Toyota Hilux

ARB Shapes the Near-Perfect Small Toyota Hilux

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ARB’s Off Road Icon 1995 Land Rover Defender

ARB’s Off Road Icon 1995 Land Rover Defender

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Taking the Off-Road Less Traveled

Taking the Off-Road Less Traveled

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Welding Tools for on the Trail

Welding Tools for on the Trail

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AEV Trucks on the Ice Road

AEV Trucks on the Ice Road

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2017 Land Rover Discovery Completely Redesigned: The Age of Digital Disco Has Arrived

2017 Land Rover Discovery Completely Redesigned: The Age of Digital Disco Has Arrived

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First Look at the Completely Redesigned 2017 Land Rover Discovery

First Look at the Completely Redesigned 2017 Land Rover Discovery

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Black Bear Pass, Once a Year, Backwards

Black Bear Pass, Once a Year, Backwards

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Nothing Is the Norm on This Toyota V-8–powered Right-Hand-Drive Samurai

Nothing Is the Norm on This Toyota V-8–powered Right-Hand-Drive Samurai

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4xForward - Off-Roaders Take Unique Vacations

4xForward - Off-Roaders Take Unique Vacations

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Colorado’s Poughkeepsie Gulch and More

Colorado’s Poughkeepsie Gulch and More

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This YJ Owner Went Big With 42s & 1-Ton Axles

This YJ Owner Went Big With 42s & 1-Ton Axles

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Would You Rather Go Wheeling or Wrenching?

Would You Rather Go Wheeling or Wrenching?

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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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