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Tearing Down Our 1969 Bronco
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Tearing Down Our 1969 Bronco

ARB Deluxe Modular Bull Bar Bumper Review

ARB Deluxe Modular Bull Bar Bumper Review

New Body, Motor, Transmission & Transfer Case Mounts for an Old 4x4

New Body, Motor, Transmission & Transfer Case Mounts for an Old 4x4

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Pugsley the Scout Gets New Floors

Pugsley the Scout Gets New Floors

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Bestop JK Element Door Review

Bestop JK Element Door Review

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Installing & Testing Bestop Trektop NX Glide

Installing & Testing Bestop Trektop NX Glide

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Nuts & Bolts: Vintage Cab Swap

Nuts & Bolts: Vintage Cab Swap

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2017 Ultimate Adventure Vehicle’s CJ-6 Tubs Meet Modified JK Unlimited Frame

2017 Ultimate Adventure Vehicle’s CJ-6 Tubs Meet Modified JK Unlimited Frame

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Dropping a Willys on a Wrangler

Dropping a Willys on a Wrangler

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Fixing Sheetmetal and Rolling On Durabak Poly Bedliner for an Old Toyota Tacoma at Home

Fixing Sheetmetal and Rolling On Durabak Poly Bedliner for an Old Toyota Tacoma at Home

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Amp Research Goes Large With New Powerstep XL

Amp Research Goes Large With New Powerstep XL

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Warn VR10-s Winch installation How To

Warn VR10-s Winch installation How To

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Hold your Hood on with Daystar Wrangler Hood Wranglers

Hold your Hood on with Daystar Wrangler Hood Wranglers

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Nuts & Bolts: Torsion Bar Source

Nuts & Bolts: Torsion Bar Source

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DIY Gas Tank Skidplate

DIY Gas Tank Skidplate

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Nuts & Bolts: Rust Repair on a 1984 Chevy S-10 Blazer

Nuts & Bolts: Rust Repair on a 1984 Chevy S-10 Blazer

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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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Relentless Fabrication DIY Rock Sliders

Relentless Fabrication DIY Rock Sliders

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Kimchi the Kia Rehash After CTC 2015

Kimchi the Kia Rehash After CTC 2015

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Custom Chevy Silverado Bumper Fabrication

Custom Chevy Silverado Bumper Fabrication

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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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