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AUTOMATIC CONVERSIONS – ON A BUDGET

Automatic conversions are a popular mod among many 4X4 owners. The 70 Series LandCruisers are essentially screaming for an auto, yet ridiculously they’re not available from the factory. Enter Wholesale Automatics, who have been performing these conversions for years – swapping in the auto from the 200 Series. While the process transforms the way these things drive, it’s …

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TOUGH DOG WAVE THE AUSSIE FLAG IN DUBAI 

Sydney based 4WD suspension company, Tough Dog, has just wrapped up exhibiting their products at the Automechanika Trade show in Dubai with 1954 other exhibitors. Official numbers indicate there were 28,839 visitors to the show, which is the largest international trade exhibition for the automotive service industry in the wider Middle East, housing exhibitors from 57 countries. CLICK …

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The future 4X4s that you need to know about

What’s in the pipeline for Australia, and what we’re excited about… CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY IN OUR ONLINE MAGAZINE 2017 Land Rover Discovery This is a big one for Land Rover. It is looking to re-assert its dominance in technology and design, which has been eroded over the long 12 years the L319 Disco 3 and …

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AUSTRALIAN CLUTCH SERVICES – OFFICIAL CLUTCH OF SUPERUTE SERIES

If you haven’t heard about the Superute Series, you are about to. Imagine driving around a racetrack in a turbo-diesel dual-cab ute, and how entertaining that would be. Well, coming this year is exactly that. CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY IN OUR ONLINE MAGAZINE The Superute Series will see utes such as the Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger, …

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ULTRA VISION LIGHTS NOW MANUFACTURED IN AUSTRALIA

We have tested Ultra Vision lights here in the past with our LED light bar and driving light comparisons, and have been highly impressed with their performance. Another reason to be impressed is the fact that Ultra Vision has recently moved into a new Australian-based manufacturing facility to produce its driving light range. Brett Tunley from Ultra Vision, …

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THE NEXT WAVE OF 4X4 JUNK FROM THE DETROIT AUTO SHOW

…We have to say though, the new F-Truck does look pretty good. CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY IN OUR ONLINE MAGAZINE A couple of months back the North American International (commonly shortened to ‘Detroit’, because who could be arsed saying all that every time?) Motor Show was held in Detroit Michigan (makes sense now) in the USA. …

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IS THE NEW DISCO TOO SOFT? OR HAS VICTORIA BECKHAM SPOKEN…

Land Rover has forever been at the forefront of off-road technology. What with coils in all four corners and full-time 4WD from 1970 and some of the greatest traction control the industry has seen thus far, it’s hard to imagine a new model being released without something new, improved… and maybe unreliable. CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY …

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Our thoughts on the Tonka HiLux

The ute Toyota should build, or a bit “get your hand off it Darryl”?   You may have already seen the wild concept HiLux that Toyota has built in conjunction with Tonka; it’s been kicking around social media for a week or so now. We got up close and personal with the big Sun Fusion (fancy way of …

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Big Red Bash 2017

Unsealed 4X4 is proud to be supporting the Big Red Bash once again this year. Beginning in 2013 as an unknown, single performing artist event, The Big Red Bash at Birdsville has grown to be the biggest and best remote area concert in the world. Last year’s event attracted over 7,000 people and the 2017 event promises to …

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Toyota HiLux: Best-selling in Australia

Toyota HiLux is the best-selling vehicle, overall, in Australia. Beating out the Toyota Corolla (40,330) and Hyundai i30 (37,772), the humble ’Yota ute managed to sell a total of 42,104 units. Of those, 31,076 were 4X4s. Ford’s Ranger had a stellar year as well – moving up in the ranks to fourth place (36,934). 4X4 models accounted for …

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Aussie-developed Ford Bronco coming

Ford’s historic and iconic Bronco nameplate is coming back, and it’s getting developed here in Australia alongside a new Ranger ute (due in 2019). Details are scant so far, and we aren’t even sure if it’s coming to Australia. But it is coming back to the USA at least. CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY IN OUR ONLINE …

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Jeep announces new Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer

Along with its hotly anticipated Wrangler-based ute, Jeep has announced that the old Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer names will be returning to the line-up.   CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY IN OUR ONLINE MAGAZINE   These new models will both sit above the current flagship Grand Cherokee – in terms of both price and size.   If …

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How to: Sand Driving – Don’t Get Sand On Your Snag

Now that summer’s here, we figure we’d better do the mandatory sand driving feature… so here it is. With summer well and truly here, many of us like to head to the beach – not just to escape the heat but also to enjoy some of the best coastal sand driving anywhere in the world. And the best …

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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 …