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The People and Vehicles of UA 2016: Part 1 #UA2016
4 Wheel & Off Road

The People and Vehicles of UA 2016: Part 1 #UA2016

Hazel’s Harem - When Being Married to Multiple Project Vehicles Goes Wrong

Hazel’s Harem - When Being Married to Multiple Project Vehicles Goes Wrong

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Verne Loses Sleep & Thrashes on a 1949 Willys Pickup for Ultimate Adventure 2016 #UA2016

Verne Loses Sleep & Thrashes on a 1949 Willys Pickup for Ultimate Adventure 2016 #UA2016

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Maxxis RAZR MT for Jeeps & Trucks

Maxxis RAZR MT for Jeeps & Trucks

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Verne Simons' 4x4 Hoard

Verne Simons' 4x4 Hoard

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Ultimate Adventure 2016 Super Duty Thrash #UA2016

Ultimate Adventure 2016 Super Duty Thrash #UA2016

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This 1977 Ford F-150 4x4 Build Will Never Be Finished

This 1977 Ford F-150 4x4 Build Will Never Be Finished

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This Leaf Sprung JK Is Anything but Ordinary

This Leaf Sprung JK Is Anything but Ordinary

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A 1962 Scout 80 With Some Super-Secret Off-Road Modifications

A 1962 Scout 80 With Some Super-Secret Off-Road Modifications

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Jeep Comanche Full of Custom Tricks

Jeep Comanche Full of Custom Tricks

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Putting the New 2016 Toyota Tacoma Through Its Paces

Putting the New 2016 Toyota Tacoma Through Its Paces

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aFe Power MACH Force XP 2.5-Inch After-Cat Exhaust System for 2007-2016 Jeep Wrangler

aFe Power MACH Force XP 2.5-Inch After-Cat Exhaust System for 2007-2016 Jeep Wrangler

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Willys Flatfender With German TDI Power

Willys Flatfender With German TDI Power

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This 1996 Toyota 4Runner Proves IFS Doesn’t Have to Be Weak

This 1996 Toyota 4Runner Proves IFS Doesn’t Have to Be Weak

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Ultimate Adventure 2016 - Day 7 Recap #UA2016

Ultimate Adventure 2016 - Day 7 Recap #UA2016

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Turning a Ford F-350 Into a Rock Crushing Monster Truck – Dirt Every Day Episode 52

Turning a Ford F-350 Into a Rock Crushing Monster Truck – Dirt Every Day Episode 52

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A Clean 1997 Chevy S-10 ZR2 Rockcrawler

A Clean 1997 Chevy S-10 ZR2 Rockcrawler

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2008 Toyota Tacoma EBC Brake Upgrade

2008 Toyota Tacoma EBC Brake Upgrade

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AEV Upgrades for 2016 Ram 2500, Part 1 - Big-Tire Ram Time

AEV Upgrades for 2016 Ram 2500, Part 1 - Big-Tire Ram Time

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Ultimate Adventure 2016 - Day 6 Recap #UA2016

Ultimate Adventure 2016 - Day 6 Recap #UA2016

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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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