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Looking for some outdoor adventure for the family, not too far from Johannesburg or Pretoria? Then Sandturion is the place to be, situated on Sesmuilspruit Road, Sunderland Ridge Industrial Park, Centurion. Sandturion offers the ultimate, extreme, off road and enduro family adventure and will be hosting its opening celebration from 7 – 8 November 2020. Doors open at 10h00 and admission is free for the opening weekend only. The launch will showcase a number of well-known off-road cars, motorbikes and motocross brands including Jeep, Thunder Leds, East Rand 4X4, VW, KTM, LandRover, Wear Wolf, Trinity Petroleum, Acrotek, Rock Crawler, Wrap

Terrain Tamer have recently expanded their range of Parabolic Leaf Springs to include Ford Ranger, Mazda BT50, Mitsubishi Triton and Toyota Hilux and Landcruiser 76/78/79 Series models, utilising their impressive parabolic design and adding to their extensive existing suspension range. Applying modern technology to a well-established idea to provide a quieter and more comfortable ride, Terrain Tamer’s parabolic design contains fewer leaves than regular leaf springs and get their name comes from their tapered parabolic design, meaning the spring is thicker in the centre and thinner toward the ends, rather than the usual linear design. Eliminating the weight of often

Terrain Tamer have recently released a range of Heavy-Duty Wheel Bearing and combination Swivel Housing Kits, specifically designed and manufactured for vehicles operating in extreme conditions. Practical for unforgiving terrain and extreme applications such as mining, the kits are comprised of bearings that have been made in Japan, with a Rockwell hardness rating that is 2.5 points higher than the OE equivalent. These bearings combine a new forging technique with an upgraded heat treatment procedure to enable a longer service life. The kits also include an innovative new range of Heavy-Duty hub seals which rotate on their own internal surface,

The Garden Route 4×4 Expo & Outdoor Show in its second year, promises to be bigger and better than the year before. The 4×4 expo will feature two on-site intermediate 4×4 tracks to thrill any 4×4 enthusiast. You can either drive the 6 part 4×4 obstacle course yourself or have a trained professional show you the ropes. Local car and 4×4 dealerships will be showing off their best 4×4 vehicles. 27th to the 29th November 2020 The 4×4 expo doesn’t just stop there as it will deliver on live entertainment, a kids zone play area, quad biking, camel rides, food

The current eighth generation Toyota Hilux was launched in 2016 with the focus on durability, toughness, reliability and technology. 2019 saw the addition of the Legend 50 celebrating 50 years of presence in the South African 1-ton segment, bringing with it refreshed styling and bespoke specification. 2020 brings a major styling update on certain models, but most importantly an array of upgrades to not only bring the Hilux up to date, but to cement its position as the market leader. The utility-focused S and SR models continue as before, complete with their original front façades. The largest change to the

Braais and bakkies may be barbeques and pickups in other parts of the world, but they’re as woven into South African culture as slap tjips, robots and bunnies. As a nation, South Africans love bakkies and they’re our first choice as a do-everything vehicle. We farm with them, build with them, travel with them, move house with them and park them on the pavement. Some double-cabs have become as comfortable and sophisticated inside as luxury cars – while still offering that option of a 1-ton load. Popular lubricant and additives brand Liqui Moly has launched a new additive series tailored

Carnival Camping & Caravans joins with SA4X4 for some great October deals. For the whole of October you can get up to 10% discount on all of their Howling Moon products and accessories and other incredibly well structured deals to suit your pocket, all just in time for your summer family vacation, while stocks last. Some of their popular Howling Moon products include a robust 270 degree awning with drop-down legs, a must for all 4×4 enthusiasts. Take a look at their best selling 2.5 metre 6-arm awing below (available in 4 and 6-arm and 2 and 2.5 metre options).

Most people have used Google Street View to view places they plan on going to. But what happens when the places you’re venturing to aren’t on Google Street View? Dirt roads in particular are sometimes not mapped. To help solve this, Dunlop recently embarked on Grandtrek Uncharted – their most ambitious project yet – to go where Google hasn’t yet been and add those roads to Street View. The Dunlop Grandtrek Uncharted journey took the brand to all 9 provinces in South Africa, seeking out roads far from the beaten track that could be added using a special 360-degree camera.

Australian 4WD parts brand Terrain Tamer have recently opened an exciting large-scale branch in the Cape Town suburb of Bellville to service the wider African community. Still owned and operated by Frank Hutchinson, who started the company in Melbourne in 1969, Terrain Tamer’s origin was found in supplying 4WD parts to tour operators who took tourists through rough, uncharted terrain in the Australian outback, to destinations such as Ayers Rock (Uluru). These operators needed stronger parts due to the harsh environments they were traveling in and Frank assisted them by sourcing stronger than Original Equipment (OE) parts. The company now

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) reported sales of 7 743 vehicles in August 2020, an increase of 279 units compared to the previous month of July. It was again the Toyota Hilux that spearheaded the company’s local sales with an enviable total of 3 610 units sold. The Double Cab configuration with 1 850 sales remains top of mind for customers, while Single and Extra Cab versions accounted for 1 071 and 689 of the total Hilux sales, respectively. Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) reported sales of 7 743 vehicles in August 2020, an increase of 279 units compared to

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