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June 2019

NZ4WD is for people interested in 4WD vehicles and the lifestyle activities associated with them. It covers a range of topics of interest to the 4WD vehicle buyer and driver. It aims to provide a wide range of information covering vehicle selection (new and used), 4WD destinations both New Zeland and International, accessories and upgrading, 4WD clubs and 4WD sport, lifestyle activities associated with 4WD, adventure and track stories and technical articles

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12 Edities


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big is good?

Is bigger necessarily better? As far as the New Zealand new car market is concerned, this hoary old chestnut would, indeed, appear to be true. “It’s not too big is it?” the young ‘concierge’ at my local Z servo asked as the two of us stood back and drank in the sheer height, width and shadow the latest Ford Ranger cast on the forecourt. “Nah,” was what I said. But as I drove back the office, the kid’s question got me thinking. When, for instance, does ‘bigger stop being better’ and start becoming ‘too big?’ For a while there, for instance, Volkswagen’s Amarok and Ford’s Ranger were widely regarded as the ‘biggest’ TD DC Utes available here. They certainly ‘feel’ larger than Mitsubishi’s recently superseded ‘narrow track’ Gen 3 Triton, and Isuzu’s D-Max. None of the…

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biggs bros again feature in the suzuki extreme 4x4 challenge

The winners of the 2018 event, the Biggs brothers, Scott and Jarred from Auckland again played key roles at this year’s Suzuki Extreme 4x4 Challenge, the big difference, each being in their own Nitro 4x4 Trials truck this time. Last year they teamed up to win the 2018 event outright with Scott the driver and Jarred the co-driver. This year Scott again claimed the outright win while Jarred finished fourth driving his own Nitro truck. The brainchild of engineer and 4x4 Trials truck builder Dan Cowper and held on his Turakina property for the fifth year, this year’s running featured the top ten finishers in the 2018/19 NZ 4x4 Trials Championship series. Once again the event was filmed for TV and it will be on CRC Motorsport over two weeks in June. Scott Biggs…

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south island ag. field days kirwee, canterbury

Explorer.co.nz Knowing that I was kicking around Canterbury, our Editor Ross asked me to head to this year’s South Island Agricultural Field Days at Kirwee in late March to check it out and report back on any 4WD-related topics. Now, despite my time spent 4x4Exploring around the world, I know nothing about agriculture. I know what a sheep, a cow and a tractor looks like, but not much else. This bi annual event is organised by SIAFD and is the largest Field Days event in the South Island and runs over three days. Unfortunately the day that I was there the weather was overcast although it didn’t rain. This year, the event, which ran from 27-29 March, covered a massive 35 hectares and had a total of 640 exhibitors, up from the 600 two…

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peter munro opens new arb showroom in chch

Back in 1994 Christchurch 4x4 owner and businessman Peter Munro entered into a sales partnership with ARB, manufacturers of premium 4x4 accessories. Now, 25 years later, Peter has reaffirmed his commitment to the company by creating a dedicated flagship showroom at his site on Christchurch’s busy Blenheim Rd. Key to the look and feel of the expansive new showroom is it’s bright, open plan format with more of ARB’s signature 4x4 products on display than ever before. Particular attention has been paid to the way products are mounted and lit, so that customers can get up close and see for themselves the fit, finish and detailing that is a hallmark of every ARB 4x4 part and accessory. With the close relationship Peter Munro Commercials has with vehicle dealerships you can be sure that…

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ironman 4x4 debut deluxe ‘bar for new triton

Scanned using 3D technology to ensure a correct fit that is both accurate and stylish and enhances the body shape, the new Deluxe Commercial Bull Bar from Ironman 4x4 is manufactured from premium grade materials, SPHC oil and pickled steel (not mild steel) for maximum strength and highest resistance to rust with 360º robotic welds. Compatible with the forward collision mitigation system and camera relocation and with provision for OE parking sensors the sleek new front ‘bar has been designed and engineered to ensure airbag compatibility and ADR compliance. It is also fully winch compatible using a unique mounting cradle, removing excess weight from the Bull Bar itself, and a hawse fairlead to suit synthetic rope winches. The new ‘bar comes complete with integrated spot light or light bar mounts compatible for a…

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narva’s ultimate led driving light

Want to light up the road for kilometres ahead? Or see a 4WD track out into the back-of-beyond? Then your vehicle is begging to be fitted with the latest in advanced driving lamp technology; the Narva Ultima 225 LED. Building on the technology and performance of the Narva Ultima 175 LED driving lamps released a year ago, the Ultima 225 LED is aimed at commercial vehicle operators or serious four-wheel-drivers, whose vehicles are equipped with larger bull bars, “You really have to see the Ultima 225 on a very dark night to appreciate just how much light it can throw down the road – it’s just like driving in day-time,” says Tim Paterson, National Sales Manager for Narva New Zealand. Ultima 225 lamps use a combination of new ‘Optic Drive’ free-form reflectors and…