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Stedi ST4K 42 inch LED Light Bar Review

Stedi LED Light bar reviewLED technology has come a long way over the last 5 years. This, in turn, has made LED light bars substantially more affordable, even for the better quality units.

I ran a 600mm Narva LED Light bar on the 80 Series Land Cruiser, and it did a pretty good job, but was limited in distance and overall coverage. Every year that goes by lights for 4WD’s get better and better, and cheaper too.

When it came to planning the Dmax build, I looked at the chances of hitting something at night in the early days of our 3 month trip away, and couldn’t justify not installing something to give me a bit of extra distance.Continue reading here

Our new camping kettle

Campfire camping kettleFor years and years, we’ve had a basic stainless whistling kettle that we’ve taken camping. It works fine, except for one thing; you cannot avoid spilling hot water when pouring. Now, looking back, I have no idea why we put up with it for so long. Continue reading here.



4WD Insurance

4WD insuranceAre you 100% confident with your 4WD insurance? When you head down to the beach, a 4WD park or some remote 4WD track are positive you are covered should it all go wrong? Continue reading here.



Eaton Harrop Elockers

E locker switchesDiff lockers are nothing new. They have been around for many years, providing the ultimate increase in traction. The way the lockers work though, is continually being worked on. Today, I’d like to introduce to you Eaton Harrop ELockers. Continue reading here.



Beaudesert Exhaust

The new Beaudesert exhaustAn upgraded exhaust is one of the more common modifications done to four wheel drives. Most four wheel drives are manufactured with exhausts which restrict airflow. By fitting a slightly larger sized exhaust the vehicle breathes better, thus producing more power and improving the economy. Continue reading here.



Kaymar Rear Bar

80 Series rear barI’ve had 2 Kaymar Rear Bars now; one on my Hilux and now one on my 80 series Land Cruiser. The bar came with the Hilux, but I’ve recently purchased the rear bar and twin swing away tyre carriers for the Land Cruiser. Continue reading here.



Projecta Dual Battery Monitor Review

Dual battery monitor by ProjectaIf you’ve got a second battery in your 4WD, and you want to keep an eye on the voltage you can’t go past the Projecta Dual Battery Monitor.

We had one installed in our 80 Series Land Cruiser for several years, and really rated it. I’ve just had another one installed in the back of the Dmax Canopy, to keep an eye on both batteries. Continue reading here.



Take the easy way out!Maxtrax are now selling a new version of their recovery devices, and they are epic. Continue reading here.




Seat Covers by Ruffnuts and Tuffnuts

Durapatch Ruffnuts Seat CoverWe spend a lot of time sitting in our 4WD’s. Whether you are bouncing along a corrugated track in the middle of the desert, or just heading down to the local beach, wear and tear from the daily use is a natural part of owning a 4WD. One of the most overlooked part of wear and tear on your 4WD is the interior, and specifically, the seats! Continue reading here.


Ultimate Matting by Clark Rubber

Ultimate Matting for utesWhen you own a 4WD, you expect there’s going to be a certain amount of wear and tear. However, there are plenty of things you can do in order to reduce the damage done, and most people are open to practical solutions. On that note, today I want to introduce a new product from Clark Rubber – the Ultimate Matting. If you have a Ute, trailer or truck, this is something you’ll want to check out. Continue Reading here.