22 Jul 2018
Gear

GEAR GURU: 4X4 GAUGES 

With all of the electronic wizardry inside of your engine these days, it’s more important than ever to keep a close eye on things. With your stock 4X4, you’re lucky if you even have a simple temperature gauge, and maybe an oil pressure or voltmeter…

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FOGO: TO MUCH TECH? 

When is too much tech just too much tech on your off-road adventures? The forthcoming FOGO “Ultimate Adventure Gadget” packages a ton of useful outdoor adventure technology into one small handheld device. While it is designed around a quality flashlight, it is also so much more!…

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LEATHERMAN TREAD QM1 MULTITOOL WATCH 

The Leatherman Tread QM1 combines the unique Tread multitool bracelet with a Swiss-made timepiece utilizing a precision quartz movement (QM). This combination provides an everyday wearable stylish watch with the advantages of a 20 tool multitool built in. It only weighs 215g and is made of…

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KEY SMART 

Do you have a big unwieldy and unorganized key chain? The Key Smart pocket key organizer is the solution to your problem. This simple little device allows you to organize your keys in a sleek stylish package, that is way less bulky to carry around…

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SAX 3SDS LEAF SPRINGS 

Leaf springs have been around since the earth was still considered to be flat, and for the most there is no point re-inventing the wheel when you have a proven design. Having said that, there is no shame in making a good thing even better…

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DARCHE AT-6 AIR-VOLUTION TENT 

  Broken tent poles suck, almost as much as leaving them at home. Which is one of the reasons Darche have brought the Air-Volution range of tents and swags to the mainstream. The AT-6 Air-Volution has one major difference when compared to traditional tents, thanks…

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FOZZILS SOLO PACK 

Packing bowls, cups and plates can be a pain when going camping, and from my own point of view, something I tend to leave till last. If I had the Fozzils Solo Pack though, these flat-pack creations would never leave my vehicle.  Yes, these polypropylene…

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GOTENNA PHONE BOOSTER 

If the idea of being without mobile phone reception scares the book-face out of you, then the Gotenna Phone Booster is the best thing since the Selfie Stick.  Think of the Gotenna like a CB radio but for your phone, as it allows you to…

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PLUG N GO THROTTLE CONTROLLER 

  Owners of modern turbo-diesel vehicles will no doubt be aware of that familiar feeling, when you put your foot on the accelerator and nothing really happens for a second or two. The Plug N Go throttle controller acts like a mediator between the accelerator…

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PEAK XPLORER 8500 LED DRIVING LIGHT 

It’s about time we are seeing some LED driving lights that can actually shine a fair way down the road. But distance isn’t everything, illumination is the key. Which was the design brief when it came time to manufacture the latest LED driving light in…

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OPPOSITE LOCK SUSPENSION 

Opposite Lock have released their new range of four-wheel drive suspension, which has been designed specifically for the Australian market. First of all, the coil springs are built by BHP in Melbourne, the fact Opposite Lock are prepared to make that investment shows they are…

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KLAX LUMBERJACK 

  We love items with multiple purposes; it must be the old Zook owners in us who are used to a life of cramming as much as possible into a tiny space. This is why the Klax rates pretty highly on the ‘why didn’t I…

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IRONMAN FOAM CELL SHOCKS 

The Ironman 4X4 Foam Cell Pro shock absorber has been on the market since August 2014, and following up on the initial success Ironman 4X4 have further expanded on the range of shocks available. The range even includes a shock specifically designed for use on…

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ENGEL LEGACY SERIES FRIDGE-FREEZERS 

A fridge is a quality addition to any off-road touring vehicle, and Engel has been leading the way in portable fridge-freezers since 1962. The company has just released the new Engel Legacy Series Fridge-Freezers, which commemorate Australia’s entry into the First World War, 100 years ago. The…

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DIY SNORKELS: DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME! 

Snorkels are an essential piece off off-road kit for many, as they keep sand, dust and water from getting into your engine. Whether you’re just looking to get cleaner cooler air into your engine, to improve fuel efficiency and performance, or making sure your engine…

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GEAR GURU – WHEELS ON THE BUS 

These days, the majority of modern four-wheel drives roll off the factory floor already fitted with fancy new alloy wheels. And while this is a great thing in terms of aesthetics and reduced unsprung weight when compared to traditional steel wheels, factory wheels can have…

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KIMMY K’S NEW REAR END 

A bull bar is often one of the first modifications we make to our vehicles, but the mighty rear bar is often forgotten about. Sure, you see plenty of petrol powered four-wheel drives with retrofitted LPG tanks that dictate the need for some sort of…

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BUSH BARISTA 

Yes it’s true, I officially can’t drink coffee. And while there have been many late nights and early mornings where a heart palpitating pick-me-up would have come in handy, I just can’t drink the stuff without becoming ill. So why am I writing about coffee…

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WARN ZEON PLATINUM 

Warn has done it again. The high end winch market has been further improved with a host of new features in the new Warn Zeon Platinum series, making winching that much safer, more dependable and faster.

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IRONMAN 4×4 3 PIECE SHOVEL 

The new Ironman 4×4 3 Piece Shovel is the perfect companion for your next off-road adventure. This versatile and durable combo shovel makes short work of vehicle recovery, track building and general chores around camp.

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HALO RAPTOR 7 INCH LED 

The Halo Raptor is a seven-inch LED driving light that packs plenty of technology into a small package. While LED lights by nature don’t get anywhere near as hot as halogen lamps, Halo have put considerable amounts of time into keeping these lights running as…

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IMPACT LED 51W 

  These are the least expensive LED driving lights in this guide, and on paper they deliver some impressive statistics, with 17 three watt American-made LED lights crammed into a rugged seven inch housing. Strong 3mm thick tempered glass has been utilised instead of polycarbonate,…

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JW SPEAKER TS3000R 

JW Speaker are an American-based manufacturer of high quality lighting that you will see on Harley Davidsons, John Deere tractors and Caterpillar earth moving machinery. So while the name might not be immediately familiar, they have been in business since 1935 and have been manufacturing…

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LIGHTFORCE LED 180 

The smaller model in the latest Lightforce LED range is the 180. This LED driving light is made up of seven 10 watt high output CREE Chipset LEDs that are housed in a high-pressure cast aluminium housing. There is a choice of wide or spot…

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LIGHTFORCE LED 215 

The big brother to the Lightforce 180, the 215 LED is simply bigger and brighter yet again. You either have the space, or are one of those four-wheel drivers who follows the biggest-is-best motto, and judging by the success of the older (and massive) Lightforce…