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Trail-Testing the Newest General Grabber X3 Mud-Terrain
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Trail-Testing the Newest General Grabber X3 Mud-Terrain

Watch How to Plug a Damaged Tire on the Trail

Watch How to Plug a Damaged Tire on the Trail

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Testing Nitto’s New Ridge Grappler Tire

Testing Nitto’s New Ridge Grappler Tire

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Warden All Terrain Tire Review

Warden All Terrain Tire Review

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What You Need to Know When Buying Your Next Set of Rims

What You Need to Know When Buying Your Next Set of Rims

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Hartland Trailer Tires Tested

Hartland Trailer Tires Tested

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Tire Tips 101: Load Range vs weight rating and more (LOAD)

Tire Tips 101: Load Range vs weight rating and more (LOAD)

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Nuts & Bolts: Dodgy Hubs

Nuts & Bolts: Dodgy Hubs

Nuts & Bolts - Can Wheel Backspacing Cause Death Wobble?

Nuts & Bolts - Can Wheel Backspacing Cause Death Wobble?

Nuts & Bolts: Hummer Beadlock Inserts

Nuts & Bolts: Hummer Beadlock Inserts

Nuts & Bolts: Big Tire Balance

Nuts & Bolts: Big Tire Balance

Balancing Heavy-Duty Tires

Balancing Heavy-Duty Tires

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10 Tips for Driving on Big Tires Every Day

10 Tips for Driving on Big Tires Every Day

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How To Plug A Tire On The Trail - Safety Seal

How To Plug A Tire On The Trail - Safety Seal

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Method Beadlock install - Living-Room Locks

Method Beadlock install - Living-Room Locks

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Picking The Right Size Wheel For Your Truck - Rim Pickins

Picking The Right Size Wheel For Your Truck - Rim Pickins

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Make Any Tire A Sticky - The Sticky Icky

Make Any Tire A Sticky - The Sticky Icky

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Bead Assist Device - B.A.D.-ass Beadlocks

Bead Assist Device - B.A.D.-ass Beadlocks

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Understanding Tire Load Ratings

Understanding Tire Load Ratings

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Reseating a Tire On The Trail - Fill ’Er Up!

Reseating a Tire On The Trail - Fill ’Er Up!

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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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