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Nuts & Bolts: Cranky 9-Inch rear
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Nuts & Bolts: Cranky 9-Inch rear

Nuts & Bolts: Hummer Beadlock Inserts

Nuts & Bolts: Hummer Beadlock Inserts

Nuts & Bolts: Big Tire Balance

Nuts & Bolts: Big Tire Balance

Nuts & Bolts: Keep It Cool

Nuts & Bolts: Keep It Cool

Nuts & Bolts: Easy Jeep T-Case Swap

Nuts & Bolts: Easy Jeep T-Case Swap

aFe Power MACH Force XP 2.5-Inch After-Cat Exhaust System for 2007-2016 Jeep Wrangler

aFe Power MACH Force XP 2.5-Inch After-Cat Exhaust System for 2007-2016 Jeep Wrangler

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2008 Toyota Tacoma EBC Brake Upgrade

2008 Toyota Tacoma EBC Brake Upgrade

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Top 10 Project Vehicle Mistakes - You Can Learn the Easy Way or the Hard Way

Top 10 Project Vehicle Mistakes - You Can Learn the Easy Way or the Hard Way

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Nuts & Bolts - Which Front Locker Fits This Ford?

Nuts & Bolts - Which Front Locker Fits This Ford?

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Nuts & Bolts - Fix for Ford 6.0L Oil Cooler

Nuts & Bolts - Fix for Ford 6.0L Oil Cooler

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Nuts & Bolts - Exchanging Transmission Fluid Without a Dipstick

Nuts & Bolts - Exchanging Transmission Fluid Without a Dipstick

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Nuts & Bolts: Clutch for a 2003 Chevy Silverado 1500

Nuts & Bolts: Clutch for a 2003 Chevy Silverado 1500

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You Don’t Need to Be Rich to Overland - What It Takes to Be an Overlander

You Don’t Need to Be Rich to Overland - What It Takes to Be an Overlander

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Nuts & Bolts: Doomsday Cruiser 70-series Land Cruiser

Nuts & Bolts: Doomsday Cruiser 70-series Land Cruiser

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Nuts & Bolts: Which Wheel Width?

Nuts & Bolts: Which Wheel Width?

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Nuts & Bolts: Hitch Pins as Recovery Point

Nuts & Bolts: Hitch Pins as Recovery Point

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Nuts & Bolts: Truetrac vs. ARB

Nuts & Bolts: Truetrac vs. ARB

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A.R.E.’s Topper Turns Our Tacoma Into a Mini RV

A.R.E.’s Topper Turns Our Tacoma Into a Mini RV

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Testing the new Rancho Performance Control Arms for 2009 Toyota Tacoma

Testing the new Rancho Performance Control Arms for 2009 Toyota Tacoma

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Relentless Fabrication DIY Rock Sliders

Relentless Fabrication DIY Rock Sliders

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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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