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BACK TO BASICS

Clutch! Such an innocuous looking word, but when it’s used by a frowning mechanic it becomes a beast to fear. Unsealed 4X4 recently swung by its local Blue Mountains mechanic, Active Automotives, to understand why clutches are so damn expensive – particularly for 4X4 owners. For a start, 4X4 clutches will always be more expensive than the clutch …

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2014 Range Rover Sport Review

Range Rover … the name rolls off the tongue like an expensive red. It’s the quintessential look-at-me bling accessory for the who’s who of movie stars, sports gods and those famous for simply being famous. It embodies style, elegance and sophistication in what may be the best-looking genuine 4X4 SUV ever made.

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RAT RACE ESCAPE WAGON

Swapping the suburbs of Melbourne for the wilds of the Pilbara Words: Dan Lewis Images: Tony Knight Mark Keogh’s 2011 Series 7 GU Nissan Patrol isn’t just a great touring vehicle, it’s also doubled as a trans-continental removalist’s truck. Mark, 44, decided to bow out of the “rat race” recently and have a “life reset” by moving with his …

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I BOUGHT A JEEP!

Advertising genius or just annoying? You only have to look at the sales figures to see that the long-running “I bought a Jeep!” advertising campaign is still kicking goals. But in the advertising world, they measure themselves by more than just dollars. Parody, not imitation, can be one of the most sincere forms of flattery. Click onto YouTube …

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OUR 4X4 FUTURE?

What’s in Land Rover’s concepts today will be in the vehicles of tomorrow. Transparent bonnets aren’t the only thing that will blow your mind! Story by Robert Pepper Well, ok, maybe these things won’t be in your 4X4 tomorrow, but certainly in a few years. In the last couple of decades Land Rover have invented Hill Descent Control, …

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FOUR DOOR UTES

Profiling the Top TEN (plus a few randoms) Sales figures suggest this multicultural mob might inherit the 4X4 earth Story by Bruce McMahon THESE days, the once-humble dual cab ute is a staple in sheds and garages from Cape Byron to the Kimberley. Across Australia, four-wheel drive, four-door utes are used (and sometimes abused) by tradies, fisherfolk, farmers, …