THE December issue is bursting at the seams with off-road content.
We tag along on ARB’s Off-Road Icons trip, take a look a stand-out custom-built LC79 and pick our jaws up from the floor after witnessing a supercharged Y62 in action.
We also put the refreshed Colorado in a cage against the market-leading Ranger.
Here’s what else is inside the December issue:
ARB OFF-ROAD ICONS TRIP: PART 1
ARB blows out its 40th birthday candles and throws the best party ever.
A versatile adventure machine is necessary when you lead a versatile life.
RANGER V COLORADO
Refreshed Colorado fronts up to the market-leading Ranger.
Insane Y62 Patrol’s supercharged 5.6-litre engine belts out 350kW at the wheels.
We take a petrol-powered SR5 Hilux for a blast. Do petrol engines still have a place in 4x4s?
There’s no question Toyota’s LC79 is better than the Mahindra Pik-Up, but is it $40K better?
ARB TAKES ON EVEREST
Our current 4x4 of the year receives some mild touring mods from ARB.
VIC HIGH COUNTRY
Ron and Viv Moon reveal some of the Vic High Country’s best kept secrets.
Load the fourbie with a set of rods and head to the Clarence River Wilderness Lodge.
Queensland’s Condamine Gorge Track has some ripping off-road trails, and it’s only two hours’ drive from Brisbane.
ROCK ’N’ ROLL
Tough Dog’s King of the Hunter event features brutal racing like you’ve never seen before.
4X4 GARAGE: TERRAIN TAMER
We chew the fat with champion 4x4 spannerman Allan Gray about Terrain Tamer’s new range of brake products.
It’s a bit different, but it’ll still take you to your next remote-area destination.
OUT OF AFRICA
Hitting the off-road trails that snake through Botswana and Namibia.
We put the Hi-Lift Jack Stabilizer to the test, as well as list a host of new gear on the 4x4 market. We also welcome Toyota’s SR5 Hilux to our long-term garage, and provide a few tips on how to survive in the outback when your recovery gear fails.
Roothy ponders if Milo can still be called ‘original’ after all the work he’s put into her, Fraser gives forced aspiration an in-depth analysis, Dean Mellor explains how things can and do go wrong on outback adventures, and Ron Moon goes swimming with sharks… sort of.
Pick up a copy today!