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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

Distinguished rugby player, Seabelo Senatla, is Volkswagen’s newest brand ambassador. Johannesburg – Western Province rugby player, Seabelo Senatla has joined Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles as the newest brand ambassador. Free State-born Senatla, who plays for the Stormers in PRO14 and Western Province in the Currie Cup, joins current brand ambassadors, rally legend Sarel van der Merwe and 4×4 specialist and television presenter Andre de Villiers. Senatla who is also a philanthropist, an entrepreneur and a winemaker, is best known for his talents on the rugby field. He was awarded the World Sevens Player of the Year and South African Sevens Player

The Land Cruiser 70-series needs no introduction, having etched an enviable reputation amongst off-roading enthusiasts, game rangers, farmers and other utility-minded users. The rugged construction and infallible Toyota engines have earned it the reputation of “it just keeps going”. The 70-series is offered in three main guises; bakkie (79), station wagon (76) and wagon (78). Due to reduced demand, the decision to drop the ‘78’ from the line-up was made in August 2015, with the ‘76’ and ‘79’ continuing sales. Following some specific market requests for this type of vehicle, Toyota South Africa is pleased to announce the re-introduction of

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

• First order for 10 SVI-armoured Ford Rangers received • Large demand for factory-backed armoured bakkies in South Africa • SVI and Ford Motor Company leading the way • Warranty and service plan intact • Ford Credit available Less than two weeks after the official SVI-armoured Ford Ranger launch event an order for 10 armoured Rangers was received. According to Nicol Louw, business development manager at SVI, the company has been inundated with enquiries since the launch event. This points to the urgent need in South Africa for factory-backed armoured bakkies which is now available for the first time. Another

• 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

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