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Gear News

Pokemon and wooden Transformers? Check out what gear the Unsealed 4X4 crew have found this month to make your time on the tracks a breeze!   CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY IN OUR ONLINE MAGAZINE  

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Drone wars & Laws

Drones are more popular than ever, but there are a few rules you need to know before taking to the skies.   CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY IN OUR ONLINE MAGAZINE   So you didn’t get a drone at Christmas but the New Year sales might tempt you. If you are looking for the newly-released GoPro Karma, …

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Adventure Cinema

Camping Hacks, dirt bikes VS 4WDs, and V8 powered Duramax Nissan Patrols pulling huge loads. This issue of Adventure Cinema is guaranteed to make your day, or we will give you your money back!   CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY IN OUR ONLINE MAGAZINE  

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Industry News: Just4Kids Cape York 2017

As featured in Issue 30 of Unsealed 4X4, the magazine is proud to be supporting the 2017 Just4Kids Cape York Safari… so we thought we’d have a bit more of an in-depth look at this great event and some of the locations and activities they’ll be covering on the tour.   CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY IN …

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New vehicle news: MA-classified 4X4

List Thins Out There has been a furore in the 4X4 community over MA-classified 4WDs lately; owners didn’t originally know that their vehicle didn’t come with ‘off-road’ MC classification… therefore having more restrictive modification limits and potentially big insurance implications. In response, Haval has re-certified its H9 as a proper MC categorisation, and Ford has similarly re-jigged its …

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New vehicle news: Triton Updates

Keen on a Mitsubishi Triton? You’re best-off waiting on up-spec’d MY17 models, or bargaining hard on leftover 2016 stock. GLS and Exceed models get a new 7-in touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as a leather steering wheel and some styling changes. GLX and GLX+ reversing camera standard, as well as Bridgestone Dueler A/T …

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New vehicle news: Pajero Sport and Challenger Recall

Mitsubishi’s Triton-based Pajero Sport and preceding Challenger wagons have been recalled, due to a potential rust issue popping up on tailgates. “Insufficient anti-corrosion coating was applied to the end cap on the outer tube of the tailgate gas springs…” which could result in the tailgate trying to emulate a guillotine. The tailgate isn’t rusting away (at least), but …

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4WD Mega Muster 2017

Unsealed 4X4 is proud to be supporting the 4WD Mega Muster in 2017. The event will be taking place on 22-23 April 2017 and the 1St Kilmore Scout Group will be attempting to break the world record for the largest gathering of 4WDs in one place.   CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL MAGAZINE STORY   We at …

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Mercedes-Benz G-Professional landed in Australia

On the back of picking up the lucrative Australian Defence Force supply contract, Mercedes-Benz has released a single-cab variant of its well-regarded G-Class 4X4. It’s got an impressive specs list, so let’s get to it:   CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY IN OUR ONLINE MAGAZINE   4,495kg GVM 2,085kg payload 245mm ground clearance 38° approach, 35° departure …

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HiLux & Ranger in a two-horse race for sales supremacy

Fighting it out. Which will be the best-selling 4X4 for 2016? The two top dogs in Australian 4X4 sales, Toyota’s HiLux and Ford’s Ranger, are racing towards the end of the year in a tough competition for overall highest sales. For 4WDs, these are by far the two most popular units – with 2,905 4X4 HiLux and 2,820 …

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There are two types of camper

Here we are, another year nearly knocked over, and it’s been an absolutely huge one for this here mag… and we still have the Chrissy break to get through. Which is what I want to talk to you about. Hopefully you’ll be heading away at some point over the coming summer, along with most of Australia; and I …

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Big Nissan recall affecting D22 Navaras and GU Patrols

The Takata airbag recall is the gift that keeps on giving; now affecting another 20,000 Nissan 4WDs. The D22 Navara and Y61 Patrol are now affected, with a recall issued on 1 December. Here’s the recall details: “Certain passenger airbag inflators may allow moisture to enter the airbag inflator causing the propellant in the inflator units to deteriorate. …

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How far would you go for a good time?

9 small town festivals that you should be planning your trips around.   It’s not uncommon for four-wheel drivers to go to a specific location for a specific reason… in fact some of the best Outback adventures that you can experience arise from just such events. So we thought we would pull together some of the amazing events …

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New Vehicle News – Mitsubishi joins Nissan-Renault

Cash-strapped Mitsi gets a boost from rivals Nissan – new ‘Pajol’ on the horizon? Following this year’s emissions debacle, Nissan-Renault has jumped in to salvage what’s left of the struggling automaker.   Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has announced that Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. has become its largest shareholder after completing the purchase of 34% of MMC-issued stock for …

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Industry News – Touring the Cape for a Cause

Unsealed 4X4 is proud to be supporting the 2017 Just4Kids – Cape York Safari. By the time you read this, preparations will be well underway for the event.   There’s a saying that time flies when you’re having fun. Well for Just4Kids, it’s definitely running under their wheels. Just4Kids was established in 2003 with a commitment to directly …

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HARE & FORBES MACHINERYHOUSE 3-DAY SALE

Hare and Forbes Machineryhouse are having a huge three-day sale from Thursday the 17th of November until Saturday the 19th, and want to extend the offer to all Unsealed 4X4 readers. Turn up on the day, and take full advantage of the savings & deals on offer. Everything is on sale, so (reading between the lines here) You won’t …

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Industry News – ADELAIDE AND PERTH 4WD & ADVENTURE SHOWS

By the time you are reading this, the Sydney 4WD and Adventure Show will have wrapped up and will now be en-route to the next destination. For anyone who resides in Adelaide or Perth, this is the time to get excited. To celebrate the fact Unsealed 4X4 has been announced as the naming rights sponsor for both the …

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NEW VEHICLE NEWS: FORD RANGER SCIENCE OF TRUCK EPISODES

Entertaining information from Ford, or just a crazy marketing stunt? You decide…   Ford has just released a series of videos highlighting the benefits and performance offered by its high-selling Ranger series. These videos include lugging weight up 45-degree inclines, towing rocks through tough conditions and even dropping a load into the tray from a crane high above. …

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NEW VEHICLE NEWS: HOLDEN COLORADO 7 OUT, TRAILBLAZER IN

Slow sales figures have resulted in Holden releasing what is essentially a face-lifted version of its Colorado 7… now dubbed the Trailblazer. While visually the Trailblazer looks largely similar, and the 2.8L turbo-diesel engine remains, there are significant improvements worth discussing. The interior has received a new dash and touch screen display, for example. In fact, Holden has …

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NEW VEHICLE NEWS: Please don’t call it Disco Five

Land Rover is set to release the all-new Discovery; however despite trends developed through the Discovery’s lifetime, the company has not referred to it as the Discovery Five. The new Land Rover Discovery will simply be known as… Discovery. Gerry McGovern, Land Rover’s Chief Design Officer, had this to say: “The new Discovery redefines the large SUV. Land …

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INDUSTRY NEWS: SYDNEY, ADELAIDE AND PERTH 4WD SHOWS

Unsealed 4X4, RV Daily and Club 4X4 announced as naming rights sponsors   It is official; 4WD show season is fast approaching if you live in Sydney, Adelaide or Perth. We are just as excited as you are… considering Unsealed 4X4 (as well as sister publication RV Daily) has just been announced as naming rights sponsor. To celebrate, …

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INDUSTRY NEWS: LIGHTFORCE RECEIVES AUSTRALIAN MADE SEAL OF APPROVAL

South Australian based lighting supplier Lightforce has just received Australian Made Campaign accreditation, meaning it now has the Aussie-made tick of approval on several of its off-road focused products built at the Hindmarsh head office. This includes the classic Lance, Striker and Blitz models, as well as the Professional Venom, Genesis and XGT range. The latest release from …

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INDUSTRY NEWS: ALL NEW AUSSIE-MADE CENTURY BATTERY

Century Batteries have been manufacturing batteries for 88 years, and from what they tell us they have only just begun. The latest offering from Century (dubbed the True Blue) is the company’s newest release and it is one that they are very proud of for a few solid reasons. Firstly, the True Blue range is a genuine hybrid …

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2016 BIG RED BASH

We came, we saw, we celebrated…   The 2016 Big Red Bash has been run and well and truly done and Unsealed 4X4 was there with bells on, soaking up the atmosphere and entertainment and enjoying the company of the 7,000 people who descended on Outback Queensland to spend a few days at a music festival like no …

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4X4 NEWS: FOTON TUNLAND NOW WITH FREE TOWBAR

Read this story in our online magazine HERE.   The Foton Tunland is the underdog in the off-road ute market, despite having some impressive specs on paper. These include a Cummins sourced 2.8L turbo-diesel engine, 5-speed Getrag transmission and suspension based on the Toyota HiLux just to name a few. And then there is the price – starting …

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INDUSTRY NEWS: 7000 ROCK THE BIG RED BASH

Not even a change in venue, or bucketloads of rain leading up to the legendary Big Red Bash, would stop punters from rocking out in the desert it seems. The official stats have just landed: According to the organisers, over 7,000 people attended this year’s event, which was held in Birdsville instead of at the base of Big …

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SHOULD YOU BE PAYING MORE FOR YOUR INSURANCE?

We compare the Unsealed 4X4 team’s current policies against the new kid on the block and see if a few extra bucks could mean a whole lot more coverage. Read this story in our online magazine platform.   OK, let’s be honest here. 4X4 insurance is about as exciting to most of us as listening to that mate …

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4X4 NEWS: LAST DRINKS CALLED FOR THE FJ CRUISER

Toyota Australia has confirmed that the FJ Cruiser 4X4 will no longer be produced for the Australian market, despite outselling rival JK Jeep Wrangler. In fact the FJ Cruiser has surpassed even Toyota’s expectations in terms of sales, with over 11,000 units sold in Australia since the retro-Cruiser was introduced back in 2011. For images, video and the …