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Skyjacker is the Official Shock and Suspension of Ultimate Adventure 2016
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Skyjacker is the Official Shock and Suspension of Ultimate Adventure 2016

DIY Gas Tank Skidplate

DIY Gas Tank Skidplate

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Nuts & Bolts: Making Lemonade

Nuts & Bolts: Making Lemonade

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The Life of an Off-Road Magazine Editor

The Life of an Off-Road Magazine Editor

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Building a Custom Tie Rod & Drag Link

Building a Custom Tie Rod & Drag Link

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Fixing 1970s Jeep Steering With Hard-to-Find Parts

Fixing 1970s Jeep Steering With Hard-to-Find Parts

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Whoops! Chop It?

Whoops! Chop It?

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History of the Ford 9-Inch

History of the Ford 9-Inch

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Nuts & Bolts: Injected Big-Block

Nuts & Bolts: Injected Big-Block

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Junkyard Chevy 4x4 Power Steering

Junkyard Chevy 4x4 Power Steering

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AMC 360 DUI Distributor Upgrade for Power & Mileage

AMC 360 DUI Distributor Upgrade for Power & Mileage

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Off-Road Expo 2016

Off-Road Expo 2016

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The Best Products for Your Next Expedition

The Best Products for Your Next Expedition

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Whoops! Stuck Unsticker

Whoops! Stuck Unsticker

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Whoops! Bunker Buster Jeep JK

Whoops! Bunker Buster Jeep JK

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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Nuts & Bolts: Restore a 1953 M38-A1?

Nuts & Bolts: Restore a 1953 M38-A1?

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Reviving & Restarting Your Old Engine

Reviving & Restarting Your Old Engine

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Battle of the Super Trucks

Battle of the Super Trucks

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ARB’s Iconic 1976 Toyota FJ40

ARB’s Iconic 1976 Toyota FJ40

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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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