Round 1 of the 2018 Bridgestone 4×4 Club Challenge proper took place in the Dinokeng Game Reserve & while the main base of operations was at Tshikwalo Lodge, the route wound its way through big 5 country. A proper african adventure was on the cards for the qualifying teams, with mud, sand, inclines, water crossings […]
Sani Pass… All electric Jeep Grand Cherokee… would it be possible? We find out. We also feature an update on our orange Disco 1 V8 & take a look back at the season. Jan 29, 2018Graeme Stonebank
The Johannesburg International Motor Show is the focus of this weeks show. We find out what is new in the 4×4 market and look back to find the roots of some of the icons of 4×4 motoring. We also investigate departure angles and how it relates to towbars and aftermarket bumpers and visit Atlantis Dunes […]
In this episode we test the latest Forester from Subaru, which sports a CVT gearbox. We also test the “As slow as possible, as fast as necessary” principle and take a look at some factors to consider in choosing aftermarket accessories for your 4×4. Then we head to Namibia with Conqueror on a dune trip […]
We drive 3 SUV’s to see if they can save you money… one small and inexpensive, one middle of the road and one that is not so inexpensive but should save you cash at the pumps. Also featured is a monster V8 Prado from Cape Town & we visit a family oriented trail. Jan 29, […]
It’s bakkie vs bakkie in this week’s show. The recently launched Isuzu KB is up against the Mitsubishi Triton, also recently uprated with a new 2.5 litre diesel engine. We also feature the Groenkloof trail in Pretoria and show you how to deal with oversteer and understeer on a gravel road. We also drive a […]
The theme this week is sand… We show you how to drive through it, feature the 4x4Community River Trip and test whether you really need a 4×4 to drive in it. We take the GWM H5 for a drive to find out if it will make the grade considering the low price and we compare […]
Mercedes’ latest Gelandewagen Professional is still a fairly rough and ready 4×4, without many of the extras we have come to expect on modern vehicles. In this episode we drive one to find out how it compares with one of the earliest models, we also drive a trail in Botswana, Bernie demonstrates engine braking on […]
We take the Jeep Sahara short wheel base for a drive and compare it with the Rubicon in an off road test. Bernie demonstrates the benifits of deflating your tyres and shows when to use your diff-lock. “Icarus”, a maxed out Defender specifically for overlanding is featured along with the De Wildt 4×4 Game Park […]
Mitsubishi’s updated Pajero Sport is in this weeks spotlight, we find out if the new 2.5 litre engine is as good as the old 3.2 litre. We also show you how to perform a stall start, an important technique to master in case of failed hillclimbs, our Disco get a new coat of paint and […]
In this episode VW’s new softroader Amarok is up against it’s manual sibling on an off road course to see if it can get by without low range. Caravanning or chalet-ing, we do the maths to find out which is more cost effective and Bernie shows us the best way to drive corrugations. We visit […]
This week Hannes relives some rally moments in the new Jeep SRT and Bernie has a useful tip on keeping the accelerator steady over bumpy ground. Arctic Truck’s Pathfinder upgrade is taken on a real world test and we drive Serendipity 4×4 Trail, situated near Mookgopong. Our Terios Project car nears completion with the addition […]
Sand blasting… in a Nissan Pathfinder? Diesel? Yes sirree! During a recent visit to the Mother City we joined the Jeep Club of SA at the Atlantis Dunes for some sand blasting action. Find out how the 140 kW Nissan fared.
On 7 March the 4WD Club of SA’s Base 4 track, near Hartbeespoort Dam, was buzzing. The event was the annual Reach for a Dream 4x4 Day.
Trip report for the Letele Pass attempt by members of the 4x4community forum.