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Baja Designs Lights Up The Night

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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Picking a Battery for Your 4x4

Picking a Battery for Your 4x4

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Vision X Light Cannon LED Install - The X Factor

Vision X Light Cannon LED Install - The X Factor

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Options For Warming Up Your Wheeler

Options For Warming Up Your Wheeler

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1977 Ford F-150 Wire Harness Install - Wire Transfer

1977 Ford F-150 Wire Harness Install - Wire Transfer

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Setting Up Your CB Radio - Communication Breakdown

Setting Up Your CB Radio - Communication Breakdown

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2010 Ram 3500 Custom Switch Wiring Install

2010 Ram 3500 Custom Switch Wiring Install

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Jeep Wrangler Truck-Lite LED  Headlights

Jeep Wrangler Truck-Lite LED Headlights

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E-Z Upgrades: Sylvania Headlight Restoration Kit

E-Z Upgrades: Sylvania Headlight Restoration Kit

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Lowrance Elite-5m Baja GPS

Lowrance Elite-5m Baja GPS

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Flaming River Battery Disconnect Switch

Flaming River Battery Disconnect Switch

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All About Off-Road Lights

All About Off-Road 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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