4X4 Australia: November Issue

4X4 Australia: November Issue

IT’S that time again, folks. So grab a coffee – or a coldie – and sit back and enjoy the November issue of 4X4 Australia.

Inside you’ll find a killer custom GU Patrol ute that was once a wagon; a four-wagon comparo taking place on the CSR’s red dirt; a custom JK Wrangler that Jeep should have already built; and we take our first dance with the new Trailblazer.

We also reveal which dual-cab ute is the best at towing and carrying heavy loads.

You can grab your copy of 4X4 Australia from newsagents or by subscribing to 4X4 Australia in electronic or print format.

Here’s what’s inside the November issue:

Holden Trailbalzer and Great Wall steedFIRST DRIVES: HOLDEN TRAILBLAZER & GREAT WALL STEED
Can two of the newest entries into the 4x4 stables leave lasting impressions?

Custom Nissan Patrol 4862WILD TRANSFORMATION
Nissan GU Patrol cops a ute chop and gets a 5.7-litre LS1 V8.

4 car CSRWHEN THE DUST SETTLES
Prado, Fortuner, MU-X and Everest duke it out on the Canning Stock Route.

AEV weekend DriveGOLD NUGGET
Murchison Products in Queensland has created a wildly modified JK Wrangler pick-up. We took it for a spurt as part of Murchison/AEV’s weekend expedition.

ULTIMATE LOAD AND TOW TESTULTIMATE LOAD AND TOW TEST
We strapped down 800kg in the tray – and then attached a forklift to the towbar – of seven popular dual-cab utes to find out which one has the best pulling power.

Dewar _160608_8600ALL ABOARD
Following the route of the Old Ghan Railway from Marree to Alice Springs, in a couple of Fords.

Conondale National ParkDAY TRIPPIN’
Take a day trip from Brisbane to the remote and peaceful Conondale National Park.

Getting -the -camp -set -up -at -the -Sandbar -bush -campsite -(4)GREAT LAKES
Pack the togs and fishing gear, and head to the Great Lakes region of NSW.

4X4 Garage Dana Aus4X4 GARAGE: DANA AUSTRALIA
Part 1 of the 4X4 Garage takes us to event sponsor Dana Australia’s Melbourne facility.

aftermarket productsTHE REST
We put more aftermarket products under the microscope, plus we catch up with three generations of workers at Berrima Diesel in NSW. We explain how to safely and easily clear a path with a chainsaw, and we also provide an in-depth look at differentials. Ron Moon tackles the feral dog dilemma, Dean Mellor explains how classic 4x4s are making a comeback, Roothy jumps from swags to rooftop campers, and Fraser takes a look at Infiniti’s variable compression ratio engine. Plus, there’s heaps more inside!

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