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1983 Jeep Scrambler CJ-8: Scrambler Gets Over Easy
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1983 Jeep Scrambler CJ-8: Scrambler Gets Over Easy

Think Your 4x4 Lacks Aftermarket Support? Try Building a 1935 Chevy Ton-and-a-Half

Think Your 4x4 Lacks Aftermarket Support? Try Building a 1935 Chevy Ton-and-a-Half

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P-Metric Tires Can’t Hang on the Trail With Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ P3 Light Truck (LT) Tires

P-Metric Tires Can’t Hang on the Trail With Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ P3 Light Truck (LT) Tires

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1997 Ford Ranger: Ultimate Ranger Rehash

1997 Ford Ranger: Ultimate Ranger Rehash

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Get Ready Because The 2018 Ultimate Adventure Week Airs Oct 1-5

Get Ready Because The 2018 Ultimate Adventure Week Airs Oct 1-5

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A Rare 1968 FJ45 Gets a Second Lease on Life

A Rare 1968 FJ45 Gets a Second Lease on Life

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Super-Clean Land Cruiser Packs a Drool-Worthy Wish List of Parts

Super-Clean Land Cruiser Packs a Drool-Worthy Wish List of Parts

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4xFoward: Buying a Project Vehicle for Week to Wheelin’

4xFoward: Buying a Project Vehicle for Week to Wheelin’

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Mid-Travel Leveling Kit for 2011-Up GM 2500 & 3500

Mid-Travel Leveling Kit for 2011-Up GM 2500 & 3500

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Part 6: 2018 Ultimate Adventure Derange Rover

Part 6: 2018 Ultimate Adventure Derange Rover

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BFGoodrich’s WHAT ARE YOU BUILDING FOR Contest: Are You Lucky?

BFGoodrich’s WHAT ARE YOU BUILDING FOR Contest: Are You Lucky?

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Sly Lumpkin’s 1986 Toyota 4Runner: BFGoodrich's WHAT ARE YOU BUILDING FOR? Contest Winner for August

Sly Lumpkin’s 1986 Toyota 4Runner: BFGoodrich's WHAT ARE YOU BUILDING FOR? Contest Winner for August

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1998 Jeep Wrangler TJ Built From Scratch

1998 Jeep Wrangler TJ Built From Scratch

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Great Big Mega-Buggy Race: Mountain Havoc 2018

Great Big Mega-Buggy Race: Mountain Havoc 2018

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Nuts & Bolts: Dual Batteries for Fridge

Nuts & Bolts: Dual Batteries for Fridge

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Rockcrawling in a Classic 1977 Chevy K10 Isn’t Easy, But That Doesn’t Stop Grant Chapman

Rockcrawling in a Classic 1977 Chevy K10 Isn’t Easy, But That Doesn’t Stop Grant Chapman

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Nuts & Bolts: Backwards Backspacing

Nuts & Bolts: Backwards Backspacing

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Nuts & Bolts: Counterintuitive Gearing

Nuts & Bolts: Counterintuitive Gearing

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Ultimate Zombie Apocalypse Rig? MRAP From Fear The Walking Dead

Ultimate Zombie Apocalypse Rig? MRAP From Fear The Walking Dead

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Tough Trophy Shafts

Tough Trophy Shafts

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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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