May 05, 2017

bfgoodrich expands tyre range

BFGoodrich are the most trusted name in the tyre biz and are credited with inventing the all terrain tyre way back in 1976.
They’ve continued to refine their all terrain offerings over the decades, with the current T/A all terrain KO2 tyre range widely regarded as the toughest all terrain tyre ever built.
BFG are set to expand their range of hardcore offroad tyres in 2017, with seven new sizes being added to the ultra popular KO2 range, as well as two additional sizes getting added to the KM2 mud terrain range.
The expanded size range is set to go on sale from
mid-2017 and will be available at all BFGoodrich outlets.


May 05, 2017

the culinary campsite

Just add water

There’s something about camping that adds an element of magic to simple tasks like building a fire or cooking a meal.
The most basic meals just taste better when prepared on a camp stove out in the bush with your mates and kinfolk.
While the best camp recipes are the simplest ones, you do need to make sure you’re using quality ingredients.
You might be able to keep supermarket veggies fresh for a couple of days in your 12V fridge, but a great way to stock up on supplies when travelling in remote areas or for a long time is to look at freeze-dried meals and ingredients like the Campers Pantry range.
Freeze dried food is lightweight, super convenient and can be stored without refrigeration. The fresh ingredients are simply snap frozen. Add the freeze-dried ingredients to water and heat, then watch them
re-hydrate before your eyes – complete with all their original flavour and nutrients.
Campers Pantry offers a huge range of quality vegetable side-dishes as well as pre-prepared meals that just need water added.

May 05, 2017

A Hilux’s best friend

Old Man Emu’s Extended Range of HiLux Upgrades

It’s been in the pipeline for a while, but ARB has finally released its extended range of Old Man Emu GVM upgrades in order to cater for Australia’s highest selling vehicle model.
Two upgrades have been made available for HiLuxs built from 2015 onwards, the first improves the original specified capacity from 3,000kg to 3,150kg, while the second increases capacity to 3,465kg.
Whether you use your rig for work or play, it’s pretty easy to max out its GVM when you consider that everything from bullbars to tow bars, recovery gear, tray bodies, fuel and even passengers are factored into the final figure.
Driving a vehicle around that’s loaded above its recommended GVM is obviously not safe, and can also net you a big fine and void your insurance in the event of a crash. It’s a risk that’s just not worth taking.
Old Man Emu provide suspension upgrades to improve the handling, performance and safety of most popular 4WD makes and models.
If you think that your rig might be overloaded, or you’re simply looking for a performance upgrade and added peace of mind, get in touch with your local ARB outlet.
For a full list of Old Man Emu products head to and

April 07, 2017


If you’re planning an adventure up towards the pointy end of Queensland, do not even contemplate it without Hema’s classic Cape York Atlas And Guide.
This bound guidebook is still the bible on this part of the world, with in depth coverage of all the Cape York touring hotspots, including the Cairns to Cooktown coast, the Old Telegraph Track, The Tip, Rinyirru NP, the Savannah Way, Torres Strait and more.
This touring tome also features 15 4WD trips written by 4WD Touring’s own Carlisle Rogers, with detailed maps and all the info you need to plan and complete each trip yourself.
The revised and updated atlas contains Hema Maps’ popular Cape York map, which clearly marks fuel stops, campgrounds and rest areas. Available from the Hema site for less than the price of a carton of ale.
RRP $39.95
April 07, 2017


Touring tech giants REDARC are now offering buyers some pretty exceptional value in the form of value packs bundling their most popular products with their ever-famous dual voltage gauges.
Choose from eight different value kits that bundle either the Smart Battery Isolator, the BCDC1240 battery charger or the BCDC1225 battery charger with gauges and wiring kits.
Pricing starts at $350 for the smart battery isolator and dual voltage gauge value pack and ranges up to $863 for the BCDC1240 battery charger and dual voltage gauge pack.
Head online to to check out their complete range of 12V accessories and gadgets to complete your touring setup.
April 07, 2017


Toyota’s family-orientated SUV range received an upgrade in February, with a power boost for the V6 powertrain and improved economy being the highlights.
The Kluger is now equipped with direct injection engine technology and employs a new direct shift eight-speed auto transmission.
The updated petrol donk gets a hearty 8.5% power increase, taking its maximum output up to 218KW, while max torque improves to an impressive 350Nm.
As part of an overall makeover package the mid-spec GXL variant has been given an eight-inch audio screen, inbuilt sat nav, digital radio and a power rear door with an independently operated glass hatch.
The top tier Grande variant also gained an extra safety step-up, with the addition of rear cross traffic alert plus steering control and sway warning.
Toyota honcho Tony Cramb says, “The latest Kluger updates are focused on areas that owners will appreciate – enhanced driveability, quicker overtaking, substantially improved economy and the added convenience of new features.”
April 07, 2017


REDARC have had their fingers in the solar honey pot for a long time, but have just recently expanded their range of sunlight-harnessing goodies with the addition of monocrystalline portable folding solar panels to complement their existing range of fixed monocrystsalline panels and folding solar blankets.
The new panels are available with 120W and 160W power ratings and feature super efficient A-grade monocrystalline cell technology.
They’re designed to be lightweight and portable and feature adjustable folding legs that allow them to be manoeuvered to take full advantage of changing sunlight.
The panels come with a 5m Anderson to Anderson cable and are an awesome option for 4WDers looking to take advantage of improving solar technology for the first time.
April 07, 2017


As reported on our website back in February, a leaked online brochure forewarned of the updates Isuzu had in store for the 2017 spec D-MAX.
The major improvement being the reworked 3L four-cylinder diesel 4JJ1 engine. While top end power remains stable at 130Kw at 3,600rpm, the noticeable increase was found at the lower end of the rev spectrum.
The 2017 model offers 430Nm torque at 2,000rpm, a handy increase over the 2016 model, which offered 380Nm at the same revs.
The updated powerplant has been equipped with a diesel particulate filter in order to bring it in line with Euro 5 standards, while a raft of other under-bonnet updates have been made to the fuel pump, pistons, injectors and turbo.
The automatic D-MAX is fitted up with the same Aisin gearbox as the 2016 model, while the manual receives a new six-speed transmission built in-house by Isuzu.
The D-MAX’s front end has received a few stylistic tweaks, with updates to the grille, bumper and bonnet offering a fresh look.
Further updates are offered to the higher spec LS-U and LS-T utes, including built-in satellite navigation and a new eight-inch centre console screen.
March 06, 2017


Iconic driving light manufacturer Lightforce have backed up the success of their previous generation LED driving lights with the introduction in January this year of the 140W Genesis LED series.
Yep, a pair of these badboys can blast a beam of light over an astounding kilometre at one lux.
The Genesis LED lights weigh in at just 2.4kg each and feature a slimline footprint that allows them to be fitted up in any number of configurations.
Industry leading tech has been employed to suppress radio frequency interference, which has been backed up by independent certification.
These lights are built around a bulletproof pressure die cast housing and are protected against corrosion with a hardwearing powder coat.
Water crossings, mud and dust won’t present any issues due to the Genesis lights achieving the coveted IP69K rating.
Lightforce clearly back their new product, providing buyers with an impressive three-year warranty. Check out the full range online.
March 06, 2017


The Roadie could be the greatest invention ever.
It’s an ultra convenient 15L fridge designed to fit neatly into the centre console of your 4WD.
The Roadie is the smallest in the Bushman range and is squarely aimed at making the touring experience better in every conceivable way.
In fact, a recent post on our Facebook page saw two of our readers claim that installing one of these little units is the best mod either of them had made to their 4WD!
Throughout the entire month of March, 4WD Touring Australia are partnering with our mates at Bushman to give away one of these incredible little fridges to one incredibly lucky reader.
Jump online and head to the 4WD Touring Australia Facebook page and find competition details therein. While you’re online, head on over to the Bushman website to check out the specs for the Roadie as well as their full lineup of fridges and accessories.