2019 DRIVING LIGHT REVIEW

Feeling like your old set of spotties could do with an update? Don’t blame you. It seems of late that the output, throw and quality of the top driving lights on the market just about doubles annually.

If you’re still running old school lights and cross paths with a rig blasting a full rack of the latest LEDs it feels a little like holding a candle up to a floodlight. Somewhat emasculating.

Take a look at a dozen of the best lighting options available now from the best manufacturers in the country.

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Kimberley Photography Tagalong 2019

Kimberley Tagalong ToursFor the very first time, 4WD Touring Australia proudly presents the Kimberley Photography Tagalong 2019 - 11 Day Gibb River Road tour Lake Argyle to Broome, WA.

Led by Carlisle Rogers, the self-drive Tagalong will take lovers of 4WDing, offroad adventures, stunning landscapes and photography on an amazing journey through the Kimberley. If you've ever wanted to hit the tracks and see places you've only ever dreamed of, now is your chance!

Learn the basics of 4WDing along with daily photography lessons from a professional with over 20 years experience touring and photographing outback Australia.

This is our only Kimberley tour for 2019 - Don't miss out! 
Click here for more information or to book your spot today!

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SUBSCRIBER SCORES NIKON GIVEAWAY!

Subscriber Andrew Paas came up trumps in our November giveaway and goes home with a Nikon Coolpix W300 camera valued at $599!

The Coolpix W300 is a slick little unit that takes a beautiful shot and shoots stunning 4K video, plus it's built ultra tough for life offroad.

Featuring 5X wide optical zoom and a crisp 4.3-21.5mm inbuilt lens, the W300 is shockproof and waterproof up to 30m. It's impervious to dust ingress and designed to operate seamlessly in hot and cold conditions.

Big congratulations to Andrew, we're looking forward to seeing some shots from your travels!

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TESTED: FOURBY FITOUTS TOURING UNIT

4WD Touring’s advertising manager Matthew Marsh installed a Fourby Fitouts Touring Unit into the back of his 150 Series Prado prior to a three-month trip sampling all of the Top End’s best bits.

We dropped him a line a month into his offroad sabbatical to check in on how life on the road was treating him and see how the Touring Unit was holding up.

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Big Lap Pack Winner announced!

The prize winner of The Big Lap Pack has been announced! Wolf Glaessner from NSW takes home over $6,000 worth of 4WD gear and adventure experiences. Building up his own rig to tour the Kimberley next year, he couldn't be happier!

Thanks to our partners, Wolf takes home a REDARC SSF150 Solar Blanket plus Solar regulator & cables, HEMA road & 4WD Atlas plus a wall map of Australia, a set of LIGHTFORCE Striker LED driving lights plus a fieldmaster pro torch, one AMK Barebones Living lantern, a HELI SPIRIT Trip for two, a premium package 1 night stay at DUBBO ZOO's Billabong Camp, an ARB Premium Recovery Kit, MAXTRAX, a BUSHRANGER portable gas hot water shower, a GME XRS 330C head unit, plus a 4WD Touring Australia Pack including 5 x DVDs, 1 x Philosophy of Travel and 1 x 6 month gift subscription!

GET READY TO PLAY HARDER WITH THE NEW COOPER DISCOVERER AT3 RANGE!

 

Keen offroaders have been anticipating the launch of Cooper’s all-new dedicated all terrain tyres, the Discoverer AT3 range, for a while now. Well, the wait is over. The new range is available in three profiles to suit just about all 4WDers.

The AT3 4S is aimed to appeal to users doing more onroad driving, while the AT3 LT and larger AT3 XLT profiles are squarely aimed at the those doing a lot of offroad work in all conditions.

The new Discoverer AT3 range has had a complete design overhaul in the three areas that truly matter – tread design, carcass construction and compound.

The AT3 range’s tread incorporates stone ledges to eject trapped rocks and dirt, scalloped shoulders for improved traction in the soft stuff, Aqua Vac channels to boost drainage plus Whisper Groove Shields to deaden driving noise.

Carcass construction has had a full rethink. Super tensile steel belts underpin the full tread area in the LT and XLT profiles, while advanced nylon overlays are employed in the 4S profile tyres to provide a smoothly balanced uniformity.

The 4S profile tyres are hewn from a specially designed compound that reduces wear when driven on bitumen, they’re guaranteed to last at least 70,000km.

The LT and XLT profiles are built from a high content coupled silica compound designed to maximise their lifespan when driven in rough and varied terrain. They’re guaranteed to last 80,000km.

What really matters are the cold, hard facts. Cooper’s crack team of engineers put the new AT3 Discoverer range through a grueling schedule of tests in the lab and out in the field and are satisfied that the new 4S profile tyres enjoy an improved tread life of at least 10%, improved wet braking performance of at least 5% and improved wet handling performance of at least 5%.

The LT and XLT profiles have worn tyre noise reduced by at least 20%, plus a tread life improvement of 10% and cut and chip improvement of at least 10% over their predecessors.

Keen to know more? Check out the full range at www.coopertires.com.au

MASSIVE OUTBACK PHOTO COMP WINNER DRAWN!

Well guys, I’ve just gone through over 1,500 images that were submitted into our On Assignment: Outback competition. What an inspiring, humbling, staggering collection of photographs. How beautiful is this country we get to call home?
There were so many epic entries - this was the hardest job I’ve ever done, I reckon.
The two winning photographs I’ve picked really come down to something emotional. They’re technically good, the composition is there, the exposure, the light, the colour…but they have something else as well, that fifth essence.

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TEAM D-MAX: CONCEPT X DOUBLE ACT UNVEILED

Are you a fan of ultra tough, modified super-sized 4WDs? Thinking of paying a visit to the National 4x4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo at Melbourne Showgrounds this weekend?

Get ready to have your mind blown. Team Isuzu D-MAX, Australia’s leading precision driving troupe, has debuted the Concept X duo, a gob smacking pair of oversized offroad behemoths, today at the Melbourne showgrounds.

The pair of tricked-out offroaders dwarf most modified 4WDs. Both rigs feature aggressive, muscular styling, massive pumped out bodies and huge suspension lifts to accommodate giant sets of 38” Toyo mud terrain tyres.

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ON ASSIGNMENT: OUTBACK

Do you spend every possible moment exploring Australia’s wide-open spaces, its natural wonders and touring icons? Do you have an eye for a great photo? Ever wondered if that passion and spark of talent could lead to something more?

Well wonder no more. We’re on the hunt for Australia’s next great outback photographer, and Nikon are kicking in two awesome DSLR camera kits to help us spot the talent.

Yep, this could be your big break. All you’ve gotta do is submit your best shots from outback Australia to go in the draw. Follow the link, enter your details and upload one photo per entry. Feel free to enter more than once if you can’t pick a favourite shot.

 

 

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ISUZU UTE AUSTALIA

ON TRACK FOR A DECADE OF DOUBLE DIGIT GROWTH!

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