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ZONE OFF-ROAD launches new performance division for modified 4x4s

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5 REASONS WHY YOUR TURBOCHARGER MAY FAIL

5 REASONS WHY YOUR TURBOCHARGER MAY FAIL

  If you bought your turbo diesel second-hand, or if the engine’s clocked up more than 150 000 km, you may be concerned about how much longer the turbo will last. That said, here are 5 reasons why diesel turbochargers commonly fail…   1) Carbon...

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WHY YOUR OFF-ROAD TYRES ARE NOT BALANCING

WHY YOUR OFF-ROAD TYRES ARE NOT BALANCING

  Written by Grant Spolander. Originally published on Cooper Tyres website.   Last month, we talked about how a number of all-terrains are masquerading as off-road tyres, when in fact their carcass construction is no different to that of a road-biased tyre....

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MAKE YOUR TYRES 1000% MORE PUNCTURE RESISTANT

MAKE YOUR TYRES 1000% MORE PUNCTURE RESISTANT

    The subject of tyre deflation is surprisingly contentious; folks seldom agree on figures, and in some cases I’ve even heard 4x4 training academies arguing that you shouldn’t do it! But before we get into that, here are the top 4 reasons why you should:...

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WHY YOUR ALL-TERRAIN IS PROBABLY NOT AN OFF-ROAD TYRE

WHY YOUR ALL-TERRAIN IS PROBABLY NOT AN OFF-ROAD TYRE

The term ‘‘all-terrain,’’ or AT, is commonly used by tyre manufacturers to describe their off-road products. Unfortunately, this well-known phrase tells only half the story - and is a bit misleading.   Sure, traction is vitally important for any off-road tyre;...

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SHOULD I BE FITTING AN OIL COOLER TO MY 4X4?

SHOULD I BE FITTING AN OIL COOLER TO MY 4X4?

  I own a ’96 Prado 3.0 A/T. The Cruiser's got roughly 285 000 km on the clock and is still going strong. I've spent sometime browsing forum pages, where I've noticed a number of vehicle owners complaining about the fact that their transmission oil cooler is...

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WHY IS MY MITSUBISHI COLT CUTTING OUT?

WHY IS MY MITSUBISHI COLT CUTTING OUT?

    I own a 2006 Mitsubishi Colt 3.0-litre V6 DC that's done 185 000 km without ever missing a service. However, after a recent service I noticed that the vehicle's fuel filter hadn't been changed. Lately, my Colt has had this strange cut-out / surge. In my...

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WHY IS MY JEEP RUBICON’S DIFF-LOCK NOT ENGAGING?

WHY IS MY JEEP RUBICON’S DIFF-LOCK NOT ENGAGING?

JEEP LOCKER PROBLEMS QUESTION: I recently bought a ’10 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, but every time I drive a trail people tell me the front locker isn’t engaging. This would explain why the diff-lock light keeps flashing. So, after fishing around, I’ve found a lot of online...

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WHY ARE ROOF RACKS SO EXPENSIVE & ARE THEY WORTH IT

WHY ARE ROOF RACKS SO EXPENSIVE & ARE THEY WORTH IT

I’ve got a few questions about roof racks. I’m looking to buy one pretty soon, but I’m not sure what to look out for. Some racks seem to be a bit more expensive than others, and I’m wondering why that should be. So with that, what makes one rack more expensive than...

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WHICH IS BEST, A NYLON OR CANVAS TENT?

WHICH IS BEST, A NYLON OR CANVAS TENT?

QUESTION My 2017 resolution is to camp more, but with that comes a host of expensive camping gear that I need to buy, starting with a tent. We’re a family of four, and because we need everything from chairs to frying pans, I’d like to save money where I can. A nylon...

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DOES AFTERMARKET 4X4 SUSPENSION OFFER ANY REAL BENEFITS?

DOES AFTERMARKET 4X4 SUSPENSION OFFER ANY REAL BENEFITS?

  I read your recent post about increasing a Cruiser’s suspension flex; I personally drive a ’13 Hilux D4D with stock standard suspension. A lot of people have been telling me that I should upgrade my Hilux’s suspension, but I find it hard to believe that the...

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HOW DO I GET MY LAND CRUISER TO FLEX MORE?

HOW DO I GET MY LAND CRUISER TO FLEX MORE?

I own a Land Cruiser 75 Series on which I’ve done some mods. I’ve lifted the body by 64mm but lowered the suspension by 50mm; the Cruiser now stands a little higher than standard but the suspension is able to flex much more in both directions. Secondly, I’ve fitted...

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