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Join James from 4x4earth.com as he learns about 4 wheel driving, trucks, tracks, places to go and things to do when exploring the 4x4 Earth. He looks at driving and recovery techniques, trucks, mods, bush camping and cooking, fishing and generally enjoying the Great Outdoors. Learn tips and tricks to have a great time in the places that other people can't get to. Do all of this while being safe and looking after the environment.

Join James from 4x4earth.com as he learns about 4 wheel driving, trucks, tracks, places to go and things to do when exploring the 4x4 Earth. He looks at driving and recovery techniques, trucks, mods, bush camping and cooking, fishing and generally enjoying the Great Outdoors. Learn tips and tricks to have a great time in the places that other people can't get to. Do all of this while being safe and looking after the environment.
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Join James from 4x4earth.com as he learns about 4 wheel driving, trucks, tracks, places to go and things to do when exploring the 4x4 Earth. He looks at driving and recovery techniques, trucks, mods, bush camping and cooking, fishing and generally enjoying the Great Outdoors. Learn tips and tricks to have a great time in the places that other people can't get to. Do all of this while being safe and looking after the environment.

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English


Episodes

38 - Driving really, really fast with Bruce Garlard, 4WD and Dakar Rally Driver

8/2/2018
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We look at the number of people who don't finish the Dakar Rally. It is a very tough course, expensive to compete in and there is some unforgiving terrain, so the failure rate is very high. The vehicles aren't stock, so they are heavily modified to make them capable of surviving the terrain at speed, whilst trying to keep the weight as low as possible. There are some fundamental changes to the vehicle, including moving the radiator to behind the cabin. There is nothing in the car that...

Duration:01:37:49

37 - Rally Driving with Bruce Garland

7/9/2018
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If you are loving 4x4earth.com, check out the 4x4earth Merch. The sales help to keep Australia's largest free and independent 4 wheel drive website and the largest Australian 4x4 Podcast! It helps us to keep on doing the work to keep tracks open. We talk with Bruce Garland who has a huge amount of experience in 4WD rally driving. He has done some awesome rallies and we look at how he got started and why and what adventures he has had. Bruce shares his experiences doing the Dakar rally....

Duration:00:35:53

36 - Beach 4x4 Carnage at Robe - Part II

6/17/2018
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We continue our discussion with Brian, one of the 4x4earth moderators. We discuss tyre pressures. Too many people don't deflate or they deflate enough. What is the right tyre pressure? How often should you check the tyre pressure? What equipment do you need? People see a lot of ads on TV about 4WDs driving along the sand at high speed with sand going everywhere. Is this realistic? Should you drive like that? What factors contribute to rollovers? What time of day is the best for 4...

Duration:00:24:33

35 - A weekend of 4WD carnage at Robe

5/27/2018
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We talk to Brian, one of the 4x4earth moderators about a long weekend away at Robe where 5 4WDs rolled over. What happened? Why? We also talk about the Granites. Have you been to the Granites? Have you driven up there? Is a 4WD up on the rock one of the most iconic 4 wheel drive selfy shots? Brian talks about the 32 mile crossing and then on to 42 mile crossing for lunch. On the way back there is a vehicle stuck with a tyre rolled off the rim and the vehicle was bogged well down in...

Duration:00:26:26

34 - 4 wheel driving and track access with Ron Moon

5/6/2018
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Ron talks about the High Country, Robe and South America. Ron travelled through Brazil and Argentina. We talk 4 wheel tourism. Which state does Ron think is doing the best in providing access? four wheel driving touring brings in a lot of tourism dollars, and the more Councils and local businesses understand this, the more likely we are to get tracks open. What about vehicles? Are vehicle designs changing the way that we drive and the places that we go? How have online booking systems...

Duration:00:30:24

33 - 4 wheel driving with Ron Moon

4/5/2018
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Ron's got a couple of vehicles, and has driven the world Ron discusses his time in the Army, and how he transitioned to freelance writing, with a trip through Africa. He talks about his time as editor of 4x4 Australia and now being the editor at large. We discuss navigation in the days before GPS. Ron shares his experiences in travelling the world. We discuss the differences between 4 wheel driving the in United States compared to Australia. What kind of tracks do they have, what kind...

Duration:00:32:26

32 - Tips for driving the Canning Stock Route

2/15/2018
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A massive thanks to Phil for sharing all of his great advice on the history and how to drive this amazing Australian track.

Duration:00:36:12

The new 2018 Ford Ranger Raptor - What have they done??

2/11/2018
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This was going to be my new Ute. The rumours were that it was going to have a new 3.6 litre Petrol engine with a lot more power. The Ecoboost engine was meant to have 336kW and 690Nm. The new diesel has 147kW and 470Nm. We discuss with Robert Pepper, renowned 4WD journalist about - We also look at the shocks, gearbox and the tyres. At least with BF Goodrich tyres is a serious statement from Ford that the Raptor is meant to go offroad. When first announced, people were putting deposits...

Duration:00:39:52

The history and access to the Canning Stock Route

2/8/2018
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Between 1,500 and 2,000 a year do the Canning Stock Route. What is there to see and what is there to do when travelling the CSR. We talk with Canning Stock Route expert, Phil Binachi about the activities and attractions on the stock route. The dune systems are an amazing site and an amazing driving experience. There is a large amount of aboriginal art some of which is incredibly old. There are of course, the wells and a number of graves. We discuss the work of Track Care and how they...

Duration:00:27:50

29 - The History of the Canning Stock Route with Phil Bianchi

2/1/2018
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Phil Bianchi is a historian and 4 wheel driver who has documented a lot of history of the Canning Stock Route and he has driven the route many times. From Wiluna to Halls Creek, it runs 1850 kms and was first surveyed in 1906. We discuss Alfred Canning and his initial trip to survey the Canning Stock Route and the expedition to build the stock route. The history of the Canning Stock Route is fascinating, with murders, sabotage,Beef barons and a Royal Commission. We talk about the...

Duration:00:38:58

28 - Is Diesel Dead?

8/13/2017
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We talk to Robert Pepper about the future of Diesel engines in 4 wheel drives. My last 3 4WDs have had diesel engines and I have loved the economy and reliability of diesels. Vehicle emissions have become increasingly under the microscope as people become more aware of the effects on the environment. Whilst the fuel economy of diesel has been great (my old Patriot was getting 6.5 liters / 100km) the emissions are a lot dirtier. The United States has never really embraced diesels, nor has...

Duration:00:39:45

27 - Why Caravans Crash

8/3/2017
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We talk to Mike Clayton from Clayton's Towing. Started 45 years ago on the Sunshine Coast, Clayton's now has 15 depots and 100 staff. Have a listen to this podcast if you ever tow a caravan, there are a lot of factors that you need to consider when planning your trip, and those factors can change between the start of your trip and the end, so knowing how to drive with a caravan is really important. Please share with anyone who tows a caravan. Mike drives a FJ Cruiser, goes offroad and...

Duration:00:34:13

26 - Boggings,roll overs, fires, creek crossings gone wrong and everything else that can go wrong offroad.

5/13/2017
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We talk to Jason Lock to talk about all of the things that can go wrong when you head offroad. Before we get started, we talk a little about 4WD insurance and the work that Kalen is doing at Club 4x4. He is providing the insurance for 4x4earth members. If you are looking for insurance for your 4x4,check out the Inusrance page on 4x4earth. We get a commission from each one sold which helps keep 4x4earth free and independent. We also talk about The Day I killed my Jeep. Getting stuck...

Duration:01:08:11

26 New 4WDs for 2017 with Robert Pepper

2/24/2017
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We talk to Robert Pepper about the new 4x4s coming onto the Australian market in 2017. There is the Mercedes X Class, JL Wrangler, the new Defender, the L472 Land Rover Discovery. We also have an update on the MA/MC issue and which companies have worked to fix the issue and which haven't. We find out about Robert's trip through the Victorian Desert in a Maserati. That's right - a Maserati. We also talk about his taking a Jag offroad. We look at the the trend for less diesel's in...

Duration:00:44:18

24 - Exploring the Aberfeldy Track with Rudy Paoletti

2/2/2017
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We talk to Rudy Paoletti, organiser of Navruns, map and book publisher, explorer and champion of the history of the Aberfeldy Track. We are discussing the future of 4x4earth, so please have your say on the forum. We are also looking at a new slogan for the website. "Looking for a good route" has done us well for the first 10 years of the site, but as we look to work more closely with Corporates. Check out the 4x4earth store. There are T-Shirts, Caps and stubby holders in the store....

Duration:01:15:27

23 - Jason Lock and Sema 2016 - What new products and trends caught his eye

12/18/2016
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SEMA, Specialty Equipment Manufacturer's Association, is the largest trade only automotive show in the world. Held in Las Vegas, there was 40 kilometers of displays. ARB and TJM attended with great stands, Harrop Industries. Bubarope has a greatnew product to help kep 5 wraps of cable on your winch, the Grabber. We talk about some new Cummins diesel engines that will be coming out the Australia. We also talk about the differences between the modification legislation in the United...

Duration:00:38:06

22 - 4WD Insurance and Roadworthies with Kalen from Club 4x4

11/16/2016
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Check out the trip report from the 9th Annual Victorian Gathering. A great We talk with Club 4x4 Insurance. 4x4earth has worked with Kalen from Club 4x4 and we are now recommending Club 4x4. Check out the link to our insurance link to see how their policies stack up and how they stack up on pricing. This is a great way to look into your 4WD insurance and 4x4earth gets a rebate, so you are helping keep 4x4earth free and independant for all users across the country. (We get 200,000 visits...

Duration:00:45:15

4WD new car trends with Robert Pepper

10/17/2016
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New 4WD Trends with Robert Pepper First we talk Creek Crossings - I've had my issues with Creek Crossings, but check out the video of a FJ Cruiser having issues with a crossing at Sunny Corner in NSW. Sheep Yard Flats - 9th Annual Victorian Gathering. This will be one of the best trips to go on for newbies to meet experienced 4 wheel drivers and get some great tracks under their belt. It is Australia's largest free and independent 4 wheel drive weekend away. We get Roberts view on the...

Duration:00:32:34

20 - The new 4WD Cap Locker from Uneek 4x4

8/17/2016
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Our resident 4WD expert Jason Lock talks about the history of the diff lock and how Uneek 4x4 has developed a new Cap Locker. We talk about the effects of a factory LSD when you fit a traditional diff lock and how the cap locker will enable the vehicle to retain the use of the LSD. We look at the changes to the design, which will make the cap locker easier and cheaper to install and also more reliable. We talk about the design and testing process that the Cap Locker has gone through to...

Duration:00:31:34

19 - 4WD tips for driving in the snow

8/15/2016
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We talk about how to prepare for a trip out into the Snow. Snow driving is a lot of fun, but the conditions are very different to other types of 4 wheel driving. Snow driving is usually done in very cold environments, so preparation is a lot more important. Spending a night out in the snow can be life threatening if you are not prepared for it. We also talk about the upcoming 9th Annual Victorian gathering in November 2016 at Sheepyard Flat. This is a great opportunity for people new...

Duration:00:20:11