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While the old saying of “needing good tyres to put the power down” is true, without a performance 4×4 clutch – you won’t be putting any power down at all! Your clutch transfers the engines power from the flywheel to the gearbox, which in turn drives your propshafts and axles. Replacing a clutch is not a quick or easy job, but the benefits of giving you this information now, is so that you don’t have an unfortunate circumstance when you’re sitting in the bush with your family, waiting to be rescued because the weight you’ve put on your rig has

The new Metalian Genie – Not only built for those with B licences ( less than 750 kgs) and lighter tow vehicles, but for everyone that wants a comprehensive camping trailer in an easy to tow, easy to handle package. Constructed in robust and rust resistant 3CR12, seam sealed and powder-coated. The Genie boasts a large side kitchen cupboard – deep enough to take a microwave oven, rear storage for 6 ammo boxes, drivers side cupboard for utilities like electrical charge panels, water pump and filter, recovery gear and there’s even room for a built in water tank and battery

Experience the joy of life and enter the SA TRAIL MASTER 4×4 Challenge – THE ULTIMATE THRILL! The SA Trail Master 4×4 Challenge is a challenge undertaken by 4×4 and other enthusiasts to test their on and off road driving skills, knowledge of recovery, bush mechanics, survival first aid and navigational abilities in their own vehicles. Each team consists of 2-people (driver and co-driver/navigator) and it is a test of their endurance and skills by day and night to navigate a course and complete various obstacles. Teams will face intense scrutiny during the challenge as they will be judged on

Bull Bars are very high on the shopping list of desirable items for a 4wd enthusiast. Apart from the obvious aesthetic considerations for fitting a Bull Bar, there are a number of important benefits. The most important of these is frontal protection of your vehicle. Bull Bars were originally designed to mitigate damage to the front of your vehicle during an animal strike. A broken radiator when stranded far away from civilisation with no means of communication could be potentially lethal. A well designed Bull Bar could also prevent such unfortunate animals from breaching the vehicle cabin and injuring the

Any experienced overlander will tell you that to get the most of your bakkie’s storage capabilities, you need a canopy. But you don’t just throw on any canopy, you need one that is built for purpose with the features to suit your needs, able to adapt to different scenarios and build quality that will withstand the test of time. So, what makes a great camping or overlanding canopy? We interview Darren Knight, owner of Bushtech Canopies to find out why their products are the canopies of choice for many South African’s. “At Bushtech Aluminium Canopies and 4×4 Accessories, we understand

• Land Rover Classic is building 25 adventure-ready Defender Works V8 Trophy vehicles in 2021, paying tribute to the iconic 4×4’s enduring expedition legacy • Works V8 Trophy purchase includes entry to an exclusive Land Rover Trophy adventure competition at Eastnor Castle, the spiritual home of Land Rover testing and development • Each Works V8 Trophy re-engineered by Land Rover Classic features a 298kW 5.0-litre petrol V8 powertrain, eight-speed ZF automatic transmission, uprated brakes and handling kit • Choice of 90 and 110 Station Wagon body designs available, finished in unique Eastnor Yellow paintwork with Narvik Black details and body-colour

When you speak to people and mention that you have visited Madagascar, most have surprisingly never considered it as a destination, well neither did we until we were sent on an assignment to explore the south western side of Madagascar for Tourism options. We flew from Johannesburg to Antananarivo (known as “Tana” by the locals) and then boarded a smaller plane to the coastal town of Toliara, surrounded by lagoons, mudflats, freshwater marshes and, most importantly, thickets of bizarre, huge Octopus trees sprouting from the sandy soil. For the birders out there, the Long-tailed ground roller is unique and considered

South Africa is a beautiful combination of scenic beauty and uncompromising ruggedness. A place where risk equals reward as you dare to discover new routes and destinations. Your equipment selection is vital on adventures as you want peace of mind that what you chose is going to go the distance. The same applies for mobile phones. You want a rugged phone that you can take outdoors for hiking, hunting, fishing or camping. A phone that is is at home in the dust, mud, water or mist as it is in your pocket. You need a worry-free phone that can handle

What a weird year we have just been through! Activities curtailed, lockdowns, you name it! But at least the Wildebeest Extreme 4×4 Club down in the Western Cape ended their year on a high note – a Lockdown Challenge of note took place on 5 December 2020 at the well-known Zone 7 Speedspot out in the Cape Farms, just off the N7 highway. With only being able to take part in a few events before the year crashed, the boys were raring to get out and play with their toys and Zone provided the perfect venue with its lumps and

The idea to end 2020 on a good note came to me in July of 2020. I knew a few of my friends would like to accompany me in anything I could think of. The first two friends that came to mind were Daniel from Robertson and the other was a college friend of mine that immigrated to Canada 3 years ago (Dirk). I knew Dirk would like to visit South Africa, but we did not know if the border regulations because of Covid 19, would allow him to enter South Africa. None the less, I made a booking in

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