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What We Learned on Ultimate Adventure 2016 #UA2016
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What We Learned on Ultimate Adventure 2016 #UA2016

Taking the Off-Road Less Traveled

Taking the Off-Road Less Traveled

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Ford Motocraft Two-barrel Carburetor = Hillbilly Fuel Injection

Ford Motocraft Two-barrel Carburetor = Hillbilly Fuel Injection

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NP231 Rebuild & Beef-Up

NP231 Rebuild & Beef-Up

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People & Vehicles of Ultimate Adventure 2016: Part 2 #UA2016

People & Vehicles of Ultimate Adventure 2016: Part 2 #UA2016

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Ultimate Adventure 2016, Part 2: Running the Rubicon and Fordyce #UA2016

Ultimate Adventure 2016, Part 2: Running the Rubicon and Fordyce #UA2016

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Welding Tools for on the Trail

Welding Tools for on the Trail

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New Portal Axle Option for Huge Ground Clearance

New Portal Axle Option for Huge Ground Clearance

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AEV Trucks on the Ice Road

AEV Trucks on the Ice Road

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Wander the 2016 Paris Auto Show with Us

Wander the 2016 Paris Auto Show with Us

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2017 Land Rover Discovery Completely Redesigned: The Age of Digital Disco Has Arrived

2017 Land Rover Discovery Completely Redesigned: The Age of Digital Disco Has Arrived

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First Look at the Completely Redesigned 2017 Land Rover Discovery

First Look at the Completely Redesigned 2017 Land Rover Discovery

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Whoops!  Field Dart

Whoops! Field Dart

Truth in Advertising: Carnage Canyon Lives Up to Name

Truth in Advertising: Carnage Canyon Lives Up to Name

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Black Bear Pass, Once a Year, Backwards

Black Bear Pass, Once a Year, Backwards

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Nuts & Bolts: Toyota Pickup Regularly Breaks Locking Hub Studs

Nuts & Bolts: Toyota Pickup Regularly Breaks Locking Hub Studs

Nuts & Bolts: Help for a Cluttered Garage

Nuts & Bolts: Help for a Cluttered Garage

Nuts & Bolts: Chevy Gas Tank Skid?

Nuts & Bolts: Chevy Gas Tank Skid?

Nuts & Bolts: AutoTrac Transfer Case Delete

Nuts & Bolts: AutoTrac Transfer Case Delete

Nothing Is the Norm on This Toyota V-8–powered Right-Hand-Drive Samurai

Nothing Is the Norm on This Toyota V-8–powered Right-Hand-Drive Samurai

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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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