16 Jul 2018
Features

RECOVERY SHACKLES 

Rated Shackles vs Soft Shackles vs Unrated Shackles The lessons we learnt finding the best and safest shackles for four-wheel drivers! Every four-wheel driver owns shackles; and if you don’t, go buy some after reading this article. Be they the shackles that came in a…

Features

THE UNSUSPECTING ADVENTURER 

Proof you can tour in a Jeep! The Jeep Wrangler has been synonymous with the hardcore off-road scene for decades with its incredible capability right off the showroom floor. And with a huge aftermarket industry specifically catering for the seven-slot grille brigade – allowing them…

4X4 Reviews

THE $70,000* STATUS SYMBOL 

What’s gold, has two doors, and makes everyone in small towns stare at you? The first defining experience of the LandCruiser was rolling down the main street of Gloucester – a small beef and dairy town nestled in the Great Diving Range not far from…

News

WRANGLER UTE ON THE WAY 

Will Jeep build the dual-cab ute Australia has been begging for? CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY IN OUR ONLINE MAGAZINE The Jeep Wrangler is a polarising vehicle; you either love it or hate it. And while you can’t deny it looks the part, and…

Guides, How To

OLD TRICKS FOR MODERN 4X4s 

The game hasn’t changed, but the rules have been tweaked slightly… It’s a shame to say – but older, mechanical and live-axle 4WDs are slowly disappearing from our tracks. They are getting rustier and more worn out, gradually being replaced by the next generation of…

Guides

WHAT A $174K LANDCRUISER LOOKS LIKE 

What 4X4 provides the ultimate base as a capable and comfortable tourer? Unfortunately, nothing from the factory floor really suits the ‘ultimate’ moniker. Some people in aftermarket-land are having a crack at it, and one of the more serious no-holds-barred setups we have come across…

Lifestyle

BACK-O-BOURKE AT GUNDABOOKA NP 

Sturt’s obsession with finding an inland sea in the middle of Australia did not deliver an ocean, but he did find a salty Darling River. He described this discovery as ‘certainly a blow for which I was not prepared’. Sturt’s obsession CLICK HERE TO READ…

Regulars

IT’S HAPPENED AGAIN 

A couple of weeks ago it happened again. Another death during a recovery; this time up in the coastal Queensland town of Yeppoon. CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY IN OUR ONLINE MAGAZINE While this a tragedy and all of us here at Unsealed 4X4…

News

2018 MERCEDES G-CLASS SPIED 

A video of the 2018 Mercedes G-Class has been seen online, which gives us a nice idea of what the future off-roading Mercedes will be looking (and sounding) like. It sounds like a very nice, rumbling V8 (which will no doubt be one of the…

Guides

OUTBACK SURVIVAL LEGEND 

This bloke has trained with the SAS, lived through a helicopter crash in the desert, and walked away from being thrown overboard with a couple of sharks. He knows his stuff when it comes to surviving just about any mishap… CLICK HERE TO READ THIS…

Regulars

UNSEALED 4X4 READERS’ RIGS 

Bruce’s Discovery This fine example of a D4 SVV6 Land Rover Discovery is owned by Bruce and Lynda Nicholson, who have already travelled 53,000km in it. They have actually been living out of it really, with their Track Topaz camper trailer following behind on their…

Regulars

THE GREAT SPEEDING SCAM 

Over the last 20 years or so, we’ve been constantly bombarded with the mantra that speeding on our roads kills, and slow equals safe. What a giant crock; and frankly, road users are being scammed. The person travelling 20km/h under the speed limit is way…

Vehicles

UNSEALED 4X4 READERS’ RIGS 

SIMON AND LIBBY’S PRADO Simon and Libby are our sort of people. They’ve spent the last decade or so working as a chef and in marketing (respectively), before recently deciding to chuck it all in and hit the road full-time for the foreseeable future. What’s…

Gear Reviews

ARB ASCENT CANOPY 

THE HUMBLE CANOPY JUST GOT HIGH-TECH CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY IN OUR ONLINE MAGAZINE Ute canopies have always been fairly basic affairs. A fibreglass, plastic or metal shell encloses your tray and keeps the elements and unwanted attention away from your gear. Maybe…

Gear Reviews

CANON POWERSHOT G5 X 

A perfect little travelling companion. The G5 X is a great compact that packs some punch! CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY IN OUR ONLINE MAGAZINE For the past few trips we’ve done on Pat Callinan’s 4X4 Adventures we have been playing around with this…

Comparisons

HOLDEN VS FORD 

Colorado vs Ranger. Red vs Blue. It’s a rivalry that stretches back decades in Australia, and the result might not be what you think. CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY IN OUR ONLINE MAGAZINE Roughly $55,000. If that’s your budget on a dual-cab 4X4 ute that…