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Lightforce Striker Scoop

IT’S HIP TO BE SQUARE! WE’VE GOT THE SCOOP ON THE NEW LIGHTFORCE STRIKER LED DRIVING LIGHTS, SO WHAT’S INSIDE THE BOX? CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY IN OUR ONLINE MAGAZINE Lightforce have always made round driving lights, right? So we were kind of surprised when these rectangular Striker LED driving lights landed on our desk. If …

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MAZDA BT-50 UPDATE COMING SOON

CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY IN OUR ONLINE MAGAZINE While Ford’s Ranger is selling like $5 Schnitzels at your local, the Mazda BT-50 has turned into $40 seafood chowder. We put down down to the more sedate styling cues offered by Mazda when up against the bulky brawn of the Ford Ranger.    Compared to the Ranger, …

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RANGER RAPTOR PRICE REVEALED

CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY IN OUR ONLINE MAGAZINE It has been loved, loathed and lamented, and the thing hasn’t even been launched in Australia yet. Ford’s Ranger Raptor is treading into unknown waters, bringing a full-blown performance 4WD ute into Australia.   So many are writing it off, just because the engine is a 2-litre unit. …

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THE JIMNY IS DEAD!

LONG LIVE THE JIMNY! CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY IN OUR ONLINE MAGAZINE Suzuki has officially ended production of the beloved little Jimny (as we know it). One of the few last survivors that still run a live axle front and rear, it’s a legendary little battler. Time waits for nobody however, and progress kills those who …

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THE TWO-DOOR RANGE ROVER IS BACK

CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY IN OUR ONLINE MAGAZINE But it’s a bit different to the old model. Land Rover’s revolutionary Range Rover model, which sported coil springs, full-time 4WD and V8 power back in the early ’70s, was originally only available as a two-door. These days, examples in good condition are fairly rare.   Land Rover …

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THE MITSUBISHI TRITON BLACKLINE

CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY IN OUR ONLINE MAGAZINE I’m feeling a bit like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day today, writing yet another story about yet another limited-edition 4WD with black bolt-on accessories. This time, it’s Mitsubishi.   It’s called the Triton blackline and it features all of those same mods we’ve come to know and love …

THIS JEEP CONCEPT IS 100% AWESOME

CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY IN OUR ONLINE MAGAZINE It’s coming up to Easter once again… and while eggs and hunts can start to get a little old, the batch of Easter Jeep Safari concepts in Moab seems to never get stale.   There are some pretty cool and adventurous concepts out there, but one is definitely …

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WANT A UNIMOG? BUY ONE…

CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY IN OUR ONLINE MAGAZINE We took a Unimog off-road and it was amazing! Thanks to Australian Frontline Machinery, you can too…   We’ve worked closely with Australian Frontline Machinery in the past, driving their modified Land Rover Perentie and several ‘stock’ vehicles too. And they are simply amazing bits of kit. When …

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WHY THE JEEP COMPASS IS A MUCH BETTER 4WD THAN YOU THINK

CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY IN OUR ONLINE MAGAZINE Soft-roader it is not. Let me explain why.   The all-new Jeep Compass isn’t just a soft-roader. I didn’t really think it was to start with, either. It’s built on FCA ‘Small Wide Architecture’, which is essentially based on small and medium SUVs. So, the vehicle doesn’t really …

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FORD RANGER RAPTOR: 2 FURIOUS, FURIOUS LITRES!

CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY IN OUR ONLINE MAGAZINE Are you right to be so angry? Now, we all know Australians love a good whinge. And small engine capacities is one of the favourite topics. When the Ranger landed, everyone was excited for something of a mini F-150 Raptor. Where many were hoping for something in the …