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New Headlights for Our Old Truck
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New Headlights for Our Old Truck

New Headlights for Our Old Truck

New Headlights for Our Old Truck

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Free Modification Makes Your TJ Rubicon More Capable on the Trail

Free Modification Makes Your TJ Rubicon More Capable on the Trail

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Let There Be Light in Your Garage

Let There Be Light in Your Garage

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Backwoods Welding

Backwoods Welding

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You Need a Shop Lift

You Need a Shop Lift

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Practical Automotive Wiring Tips & Tricks

Practical Automotive Wiring Tips & Tricks

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Rockhound Installs Dual Batteries & IBS Relay in Our Old Ford

Rockhound Installs Dual Batteries & IBS Relay in Our Old Ford

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Vision X’s ADV Light Cannons Light Our Path to Adventure

Vision X’s ADV Light Cannons Light Our Path to Adventure

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Traxxas Expands TRX-4 Lineup With Licensed Ford Bronco

Traxxas Expands TRX-4 Lineup With Licensed Ford Bronco

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Trailer Tech for Towing Your Trail Rig

Trailer Tech for Towing Your Trail Rig

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We Add Spark to Our Old Land Cruiser

We Add Spark to Our Old Land Cruiser

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Baja Designs Lights Up The Night

Baja Designs Lights Up The Night

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Big LED Lighting From a Little Package

Big LED Lighting From a Little Package

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Make Your Drive-By-Wire Rig More Responsive

Make Your Drive-By-Wire Rig More Responsive

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Nuts & Bolts: Wiring Woes

Nuts & Bolts: Wiring Woes

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GM LS Engine Swap Wiring You Can Do at Home

GM LS Engine Swap Wiring You Can Do at Home

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Race Communications in a Recreational Rig

Race Communications in a Recreational Rig

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Easy Charging Upgrade for any Truck

Easy Charging Upgrade for any Truck

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AMC 360 DUI Distributor Upgrade for Power & Mileage

AMC 360 DUI Distributor Upgrade for Power & Mileage

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Installing Rigid D2 XL Auxiliary Lights

Installing Rigid D2 XL Auxiliary Lights

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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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