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Driven 4x4 Competition 2015

SWB GQ Patrol at Driven 4x44WD competitions are not very common in Western Australia just yet, and to have one within a couple of hours of Perth that spectators were invited to attend is fantastic. This weekend just gone was the first Driven to Drive 4x4 Competition (with hopefully plenty more to come) Read more...



Perth 4WD Accessories; where can you go?

Perth 4WD AccessoriesIf you are looking for 4WD Accessories in Perth, you've come to the right place. There are a heap of different stores spread throughout Perth, and I've included a map below for you to find the nearest ones to you! Whether you are looking for general 4WD accessories, Diesel tuning and turbo work, Suspension lifts, Custom bar work or drawer systems, 12V, or someone to work on your pride and joy, you will find it ... Read more.



Driven to Drive 4WD Competition in Manjimup

Driven 4x4 obstaclesThere's not too many dedicated 4WD competitions in Western Australia, so to hear another one is coming up very shortly is awesome news. If you've got time, head down and support them ... Read more.



Useful 4WD resources

Hulk 4x4 comparisonThere's that much information online these days that it makes it very difficult to find what you really need. With that in mind, I thought it was about time to make a list of a number of Useful 4WD resources that have been a help to me. Many of these I still use regularly. No doubt there are plenty more, so if you've got any suggestions, leave a comment... Read more



Where's your next 4WD trip?

Camping at KooljamanThe next best thing to actually being out and about with your 4WD is planning the next trip! Spontaneous 4WD trips are always a lot of fun, but nothing beats many long nights spent planning an epic adventure away with family, mates and your 4WD.

There's a process which we use to Plan a 4WD trip, that works very well. The idea is to maximize your annual leave, enjoy it as much as possible and reduce the chances of things...Read more


Popular posts on 4WDing Australia

Snatch strap recoveryIt's hard to believe, but www.4wdingaustralia.com has been running now for 5 years! In that time, We've written a huge number of blog posts to inspire, educate and entertain. Below are some of the more popular posts from over the years. If you like them, please take the time to share this with your friends and family Read more...




15 ways to avoid drowning your 4WD

4x4 tracks around DwellingupDrowning your 4WD can be one of the most expensive mistakes you will ever make off road. Once you get water inside your vehicle, you are in for a huge job cleaning it, and that's if you get lucky. If you are unlucky, water can cause substantial damage and result in uneconomical repair via electrical and trim damage, future corrosion or a hydrolocked engine. Read more...



Looking for a new snatch strap? See Hulk 4x4

Hulk 4x4 Snatch StrapSnatch straps are one of the most useful 4WD recovery devices on the market today. If you haven't got one in the back of your 4WD, you should be looking at getting one. Whilst they are not suitable for every single situation you might get into, they are fantastic tools when used sensibly. Not long ago I had some straps sent to me from Alex at Hulk 4x4 to check out, test and review Read more...



Momentum and 4WDing; finding the right balance

Momentum and 4WDingUnless you are completely new to the world of 4WDing, you would have heard of the term 'momentum'. It essentially refers to the speed at which your 4WD is travelling. The more momentum your 4WD has, the further it will go through a soft patch of sand, water crossing or mud hole. However, too quickly, and you risk a whole lot more than getting bogged. It's all about finding the right balance Read more...



80 Series Land Cruiser Build up

Our 80 nowA couple of years ago we decided to sell the old Hilux and upgrade to something that was a bit more suited for touring. We had a good idea of what we wanted, and picked up our new ride, a 1990 80 series with the factory turbo engine. It had a heap of goodies on it already, including a fully rebuilt engine with only 70k on the clock Read more....



4WD adventures in our 80 series

Town beach BroomeWe've had our 80 series Landcruiser for a couple of years now, and have done a lot of work to it. In return, we've had some truly amazing trips with it, and created memories that money can't buy. Below are some of the places we've been in our 4WD Read more...



A day at Mundaring Powerlines in the Mud

My 80The Mundaring Powerlines Track is one of the most well known 4WD tracks around Perth, and for good reason. It's got everything; rocks, gravel, sand, mud, water crossings and a heap of hill climbs and descents. We headed out on Saturday with six 4WD's, and had a great Read more...



How much fuel do you need to carry for your 4WD?

El Questro fuel pricesRunning out of fuel in your 4WD at best is a major inconvenience. Beyond that, it can do serious damage to your engine, and put your safety at risk if you are in a remote area. There are a number of ways to carry fuel in your 4WD, but you need to decide on how much you should be carrying for each trip. So how do you go about ... Read more.



Cape Leveque 4WD Tag-along tour with Brian Lee

Fishing at Hunter CreekThe Kimberley is an unbelievable part of the world, and earlier this year we spent 5 weeks exploring it. I sit here now, and reflect on the hundreds of amazing memories from our time in such a spectacular region. There are without a doubt though, a few experiences that really stood out. One of our highlights was the day we spent with Brian Lee on a 4WD tour at Cape Leveque Read more...



42 things you must know about 4WDing

Landcruiser incident 3Anyone can buy a 4WD and take it off road. Unfortunately, this means a lot of people are heading off road without the faintest idea of how to use their 4WD, and what to do when things go wrong. I've witnessed this on countless occasions, where vehicles and people have been put at risk due to a lack of knowledge. Best case scenario; you look like an idiot. Worst case; you do damage to your 4WD, or kill someone Read more...



What do you carry in your 4WD?

80 series rearThere's a fine balance between packing too much gear into your 4WD, and not having enough. We've found it takes some time to find that balance, and you continually get better at taking what you need, and nothing more.

However, if you are using your 4WD off road, you should have more than the standard jack and wheel brace in the back of your 4WD ... Read more.



Middle Lagoon on Cape Leveque

Middle Lagoon

Cape Leveque is the huge chunk of land north of Broome. It's home to some of the most amazing beaches you will ever see, with plenty of places to stay. Middle Lagoon is one of the more highly recommended destinations, and for good reason! The water is warm and blue, the beaches are white and clean, and the coastline is pristine, remote and beautiful ... Read more.




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  • Aaron at 4WDing Australia January 8, 2015, 8:42 PM

    Hey mate,

    I’ve edited the comment. I’m truly sorry about that; If I’d known your email was publicly listed like that I would have removed it 2 years ago! I didn’t realise you had actually typed the email address in at the bottom of the comment.

    Have a good one

  • smidsy January 9, 2015, 10:55 AM

    Yea, my bad, I should have known better ! And I never got round to checking why I was getting so much spam in relation to this site.

    Hopefully I wont get all of China trying to sell me LED light strips anymore :)

    Thanks !

  • Aaron at 4WDing Australia January 9, 2015, 3:55 PM

    It’s unreal how the bots just pick random email addresses up. I’ve changed mine on the contact us page too; lets see if it makes a difference. How did you know the spam was coming from here?

  • smidsy January 9, 2015, 4:20 PM

    I cant say for certain about the LED light strips, although it makes sense.

    But there were many emails offering advertising and website promotions quoting the website directly, and addressing me as Admin.

  • Aaron at 4WDing Australia January 10, 2015, 6:34 AM

    Yeah, you’d be right, no doubt. I get all of those emails too! Enjoy a clean inbox 😀

  • Kiara Kapoor March 9, 2015, 6:43 PM

    CoolWebsite..Thanks for sharing..

  • Aaron at 4WDing Australia March 10, 2015, 6:41 PM

    Thanks Kiara. I’m glad you like it!

  • Norris Around Australia March 12, 2015, 1:20 PM

    Thank you for visiting our website http://www.norrisaroundaustralia.com It’s always great to grow our network of 4WDer’s!

  • Aaron at 4WDing Australia March 21, 2015, 3:58 PM

    No worries mate!

  • tankbloke March 25, 2015, 3:25 PM

    My third or forth visit. Some really good, well reasoned articles. Will be back.

  • Aaron at 4WDing Australia March 25, 2015, 3:54 PM

    Thanks mate, much appreciated. Take care!

  • Naive Nomads May 11, 2015, 11:19 AM

    We are thinking of traveling WA in 2016. What time of year do you recommend?

  • Aaron at 4WDing Australia June 7, 2015, 3:30 PM

    Hey mate! You will love WA. Most people head north in between May – September, and south outside of those months. May – September is the dry season way up north, where it is warm and enjoyable every day. Outside of those months provides great weather for other parts of the state. What did you want to see? This post should help you out – http://www.4wdingaustralia.com/4×4/planning-your-4wd-holiday/

  • Naive Nomads June 8, 2015, 1:46 PM

    Sound a lot like the NT where we are now. Tourist season during the dry because of the less humid weather.

    When we are in WA, I guess we want to see a bit of everything. We love water and cooling off in water with afternoon beers. I’m assuming there are plenty of places to do that. We travel with two little mongeral dogs too, so we will be restricted somewhat with National Parks.

    A friend told us about a place we must visit. Ningaloo Reef (not sure about the spelling). She said it was as good as the Great Barrier Reef, but you don’t need to take a boat out to get there. Does that sound about right to you?

  • Aaron at 4WDing Australia June 12, 2015, 4:10 PM

    Ningaloo Reef is an amazing place to visit, for sure. It runs about 260km, with many places along the coast where it is a stones throw off the beach. The more popular places to visit are Gnaraloo station, Warroora station, Coral Bay, Ningaloo Station and Exmouth.

    Unfortunately I don’t have much experience with travelling with pets, but I believe none of the national parks in WA are dog friendly. Shame.

    There are plenty of amazing places to see. If you love the coast, just following that from north to south (or vice versa) will provide some amazing places. Karijini, Millstream, the Gibb River Road, Shark Bay, Kalbarri, Margaret River are a couple of the places I’d recommend, but there is so many stunning places in WA to see!

    Let me know if you’ve got any questions closer to your departure!


  • Ian H October 2, 2015, 6:29 PM

    Hi Aaron. I have fixed my head lights. It was the combination stork switch.

  • Aaron at 4WDing Australia October 4, 2015, 9:04 PM

    Great to hear!

  • Ian H October 5, 2015, 5:06 PM

    Hi Aaron
    I have just completed my swing carrier for my second spare wheel and two jerry canes and Hi lift jack all fit on the swing arm at the rear of cruiser. I have also installed 200 watt solar panel and controller. Plus 240 volt system incase in caravan park. Back up two 270 amp hour batteries. Next job fit 13000 pound winch Then roof top tent and annex. All go here Aaron. loads of fun
    Cheers oldboy66

  • Aaron at 4WDing Australia October 6, 2015, 3:47 PM

    Sounds like you aren’t wasting any time! I’d love to see some photos; send them through if you get a chance!

  • Ian H October 6, 2015, 5:32 PM

    Swing arm. Carries 30 Lt petrol, Spare wheel and Hi Lift Jack

  • Ian H October 6, 2015, 5:34 PM

    Mounted 200 watt 12 volt solar panel on top. Inside controller to charge batteries and run fridge

  • Aaron at 4WDing Australia October 7, 2015, 4:57 PM

    Looks good mate. Are you not concerned about the weight, and decreased departure angle?

  • Aaron at 4WDing Australia October 7, 2015, 4:58 PM

    Nice work. 200W should be heaps to keep the batteries topped up!

  • Ian H October 8, 2015, 5:52 AM

    I will be towing a trailer so i can relocate spare onto trailer. Also i can move spare 200 mm to right allowing more room for trailer draw bar. On highway i need spare where it is so car following can see my tail lights. Also it makes it legal. On the spirit the spare does not hang out any further than a bike rack. So no extra charge. The trailer carries 20 lt of petrol so i wanted to carry extra petrol. The swing arm is no lower than bumper bar so i feel i should be okay. I now carry 50 lts petrol. I am installing my winch next. I watched 4×4 videos and they are loaded on the roof towing trailers. I am installing roof top tent as well. My partner and I are heading up to canberra next November so I will see how the cruiser performs and runs. All a learning curve. Cheers Oldboy66

  • Aaron at 4WDing Australia October 18, 2015, 9:00 AM

    Sounds great Ian. One thing I did forget to mention, in WA its illegal to carry fuel on the rear of your 4WD. I think its related to what could happen if you have an accident

  • Ian H October 18, 2015, 12:39 PM

    I will be towing a trailer so my cans are protected

  • Ian H October 18, 2015, 12:43 PM

    Two years ago we drove around Australia. It was a disel van but i had 30 lts of fuel on the back in the same set up. Never had a problem. Is this a new law. Five ywars ago we had a coaster bus and we carried 60 lts of petrol on back

  • Ian H October 18, 2015, 12:45 PM

    Where do people carry their petrol or fuel while travelling

  • Aaron at 4WDing Australia October 18, 2015, 2:35 PM

    Hey Ian,

    Not sure whether its a new law or not; I found out about it on a 4WD forum some time ago. Most people either use jerry cans on their trailer (front, sides or top), on their 4WD’s roof or they install a long range tank underneath their vehicle.

    You would probably be able to travel without any issues, but it only takes one picky police officer, or something to go badly wrong if you have an accident.

    Can you mount them on your trailer instead (just not on the back!)?


  • Ian H October 18, 2015, 4:10 PM

    Still designing trailer so anything is possible.

  • Ian H October 19, 2015, 7:51 AM

    http://www.dmp.wa.gov.au/16411.aspx#16438 This particular web site talks about Ute tray on trailer. If they are not possible it talks about inside car with window open. Then goes on to talk about Australia Standard Jerry cans or containers which I have. Held in upright position which mine are and held securely behind spare wheel.. It does not say any thing about back of car being illegal. Just the receptacle must be Australian Standard and with strained properly

  • Ian H October 19, 2015, 7:52 AM

    I have raised wheel to different position wheel now higher

  • Ian H October 19, 2015, 7:55 AM

    Raising wheel allows me to tow trailer. I moved it up to another stud hole which raised wheel. I will post photo later. All coming together here. Fit 9″ LED driving lights yesterday. They just fitted in.

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