The much anticipated BFGoodrich KM3 mud terrain tyres are starting to cop some serious hype after years of product development and refinement. The next gen muddies are due to hit the Aussie commercial market in June, following an international media launch in the Vic High Country last week.
Initially 25 sizes will be available, to fit 16-20 inch rims, although a full complement of 38 sizes will eventually be offered by the end of 2019.View full article →
In a spanking new round of updates to both the D-MAX ute and MU-X wagon ranges, Isuzu have shown that they’re hearing what the punters want, loud and clear. The updates include increased GVM ratings, suspension upgrades, improved safety features, extended servicing, as well as refreshed interiors and new colours.
Cementing it’s place towards the top of the heavily contested offroad ute sector, the 2018 D-MAX range is now headlined by the flagship LS-T variant which boasts 18” wheels, sat nav, roof rails and keyless entry and start system as standard.View full article →
The 4WD Touring Australia communications and navigation prize package was drawn today, and we have a winner!
David Sawdon of Brisbane entered the draw after signing up for a 24-issue subscription to 4WD Touring Australia, and was informed of his win this afternoon.
The prize package is valued at a total of $2,200 and includes a HX-1 Navigator plus a Road Atlas from Hema Maps, a pair of portable TX665TP UHF radios plus antennae from GME, a Celfi-GO 4WD pack from Powertec, plus series 1-5 of 4WD Touring Australia on DVD and a hard cover copy of The Philosophy of Travel coffee table book.View full article →
The Nighthawk LEDs are designed to disappear darkness at the flick of a switch, yet, they’re built by engineers who’ve obviously spent time out in the field and understand the need for durability.
Powered by genuine OSRAM LEDs with 50,000-hour lifespan, these driving lights are built to go the distance. They’re electroplated, UV stable reflector offers complete control and maximum lux output.View full article →
If you like to drive hard, yet still take pride in keeping your rig in tiptop condition, you need a serious set of side steps.
Bushranger 4X4 recently launched their ROGUE range of steel steps as an alternative to traditional alloy sideboards. The ROGUE steps are over-engineered in order to protect your panels from the gnarliest of terrain or the dodgiest of driving. They’re hewn from heavy-duty steel and bolted down with steel brackets to ensure your rig never comes off second best.View full article →
One lucky resident of Lightning Ridge, NSW, has struck it big, taking out the 4WD Touring Australia Christmas Prize Pack worth $9,500.
Peter Collison, an opal miner residing New South Wales central west, received the call up to notify him of his big win earlier this week.
“I’m over the moon,” said Peter, when contacted regarding his win.
“The old Troopy can certainly do with a bit of a makeover, that’s for sure! I still can’t believe I won.”View full article →
With the silly season upon us, daydreams of endless beach runs and perfect campsites are at an all year high. This is it, the pointy end of the year and the best time to cash in some brownie points and get out there on the tracks.
There’s nothing better than cruising in convoy with a couple of mates, with the banter flowing freely over the airwaves. Trading info and lame jokes over the UHF is one of the cornerstones of the 4WDing experience.View full article →
Light emitting diodes have been planning a wholesale takeover of the offroad lighting industry for nearly a century, since first springing to life in the laboratory of Soviet inventor Oleg Losev.
While early LEDs could only muster enough power to function as tiny indicator lamps on electronic devices, in recent years the technology has absolutely snowballed.
LED lightbars with a wide ‘throw’ have been a mainstay of the industry for a decade now, but it’s really only in the last few years that all the big manufacturers have been able to distill the LED tech down to deliver powerful, reliable and reasonably cost effective spotlights.
While the pricing of the best quality LED driving lights is still comparatively high when ranked against older tech HIDs and halogens, the market is only driving prices further down. And the key performance indicators don’t lie – this is a technology to get behind.
LEDs are more efficient than old tech driving lights and are now capable of offering up greater illumination in both the horizontal and vertical planes.
They’re a hardier, more durable product that doesn’t require replacement bulbs or maintenance: they also work instantly, without the warm up time that the old tech lights required.
Dive in and take a look at nine of our favourite LED driving lights and lightbars from the most trusted names in the offroad lighting game.View full article →