4X4 Australia: April 2017 issue and bonus 4X4OTY DVD out now!

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WE take an in-depth look at the master-crafted PXII Ford Ranger than adorns the cover of the April 2017 issue of 4X4 Australia.

In the chock-a-block issue we dissect a custom Defender 90, as well as a J-Series Bedford that roams the Kimberley. We also venture to some must-see outback destinations, including the hard-to-access Nimbi Nimbi Sinkhole in the Northern Territory.

To top off an action-packed issue we've thrown in a 2017 4X4OTY DVD, where we take you behind the scenes of this year's event and discuss the pros and cons of each contender. Grab your copy of 4X4 Australia from newsagents or by subscribing to 4X4 Australia in electronic or print format.

What else will you find in the April issue?

AN AUSSIE FAVOURITE

First drive of Isuzu’s all-new D-Max and MU-X.

Isuzu D-Max MU-X.

SUMMER LOVIN’

A PXII Ranger that’s perfect for the coast.

PX11 ranger

ALL-STAR DEFENDER

This custom Defender is the result of a new-found obsession.

Custom Defender

TURTLE TRAVELS

1999 Ford F-550 with a shell returns from a 26-country world odyssey.

1999 Ford F-550

KIMBERLEY TOUGH

1968 J Series Bedford  is as tough as the desert it roams.

beford ute updated

ALL-AMERICAN DREAM

Behemoth Tundra is the US of A’s big-daddy pick-up.

Tundra

FOUR-WHEELIN’ FRED

Chewing the fat with Dirt Every Day’s Fred Williams.

fred williams 

BURKE DEVELOPMENT ROAD, QLD

Striking it rich along old mining tracks.

bourke rd devlepoment

NIMBI NIMBI SINKHOLE, NT

Not for the faint-hearted, this is remote touring at its best.

Nimbi Nimbi Sink Hole

INGEEGOODBEE TRACK, VIC

The Vic High Country track proves the best things in life aren’t easy.

Ingeegoodbee track

CULGOA FLOODPLAIN NP, QLD

A great off-road destination that’s only a days’ drive from Brisbane.

Culgoa floodplain

THE REST

We run through the basics of ECU re-mapping, chat to Narva about its all-new Ultima 215 LED, and explain how re-gearing a 4x4 gets back lost performance. We also test Hella’s 470 LED light bar, Creative Camping Solutions’ Cutlery Box and a Coleman Mountain View Shelter. Plus we get a set of Husky Liner WeatherBeater mats nice and dirty.

We send our resident Cruiser to Bathurst, and the wheels are in motion with Ron’s LC79 build. Plus, Ron explains how web-based booking systems are crap, Deano’s either a great driver or really boring, Fraser muses the self-driving vehicle, and Roothy gives Milo 2 a new donk.

The April issue of 4X4 Australia is in stores NOW.

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