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Fredslist: A Craigslist Guide For The Low Buck Wheeler
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Fredslist: A Craigslist Guide For The Low Buck Wheeler

Tread Lightly Celebrates 25 Year Anniversary

Tread Lightly Celebrates 25 Year Anniversary

April 2015 - Readers’ Rides

April 2015 - Readers’ Rides

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4 Wheeling News - Drivelines

4 Wheeling News - Drivelines

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The Freaks Will Rise - 4xForward

The Freaks Will Rise - 4xForward

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Readers’ Rides - March 2015

Readers’ Rides - March 2015

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Trail dogs - 4xForward

Trail dogs - 4xForward

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Drivelines - March 2015

Drivelines - March 2015

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4 Wheel Parts To Be Presenting Sponsor of Dirt Every Day for 2015

4 Wheel Parts To Be Presenting Sponsor of Dirt Every Day for 2015

Dirt Every Day: Episode 35 - Ballistic Bronco Build

Dirt Every Day: Episode 35 - Ballistic Bronco Build

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All-New 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Unveiled

All-New 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Unveiled

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Drivelines - February 2015

Drivelines - February 2015

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I Like Them Big & Round - 4xForward

I Like Them Big & Round - 4xForward

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Readers’ Rides - January 2015

Readers’ Rides - January 2015

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Cheap-Steak - 4xForward

Cheap-Steak - 4xForward

Driving R. Lee Ermey’s Kilroy Jeep Wrangler JK Back from the SEMA Show

Driving R. Lee Ermey’s Kilroy Jeep Wrangler JK Back from the SEMA Show

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Drivelines - January 2015

Drivelines - January 2015

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2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport Unveiled Before Los Angeles Auto Show

2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport Unveiled Before Los Angeles Auto Show

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Ultimate Adventure Week on the Motor Trend YouTube Channel

Ultimate Adventure Week on the Motor Trend YouTube Channel

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Petersen’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road Names 2015 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro 4×4 of the Year

Petersen’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road Names 2015 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro 4×4 of the Year

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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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