Aucklands Premiere 4wd Adventure Park

Visit us for your ultimate off-road family fun day out 2500 Acies of coastal forest to explore an easy 35mln from Auckland Central Tracks designed for standard factory 4WD vehicles and tuff club trucks. Phone 0800 40 60 10 www.jeep4wdpark.co.nz Open every weekend 9am-5pm No booking required. Woodhill Forest, Rimmer Road, Highway 16, Helensville. W4WDM ,.- k Utfa i P ___________ QS

High Country Journeys

Experience your own self guided 4WD adventure in the South Island High Country SELF DRIVE 4WD CANTERBURY TO CENTRAL OTAGO FULLY CATERED - 5 NIGHTS, 6 DAYS CHOOSE OWN START DATES - JANUARY TO APRIL Drive your own 4WD (or hired) through a network of high country station 4WD tracks reaching over 1700 metres above sea level where you experience unparalleled scenery. With Hrgh Country journeys you get more tracks, less on road travelling and more accommodation on high country stations than with any...

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Initially we had thought of fitting second-hand tyres but finding a full set of five tyres with reasonable tread left within the proposed budget was near impossible. Our research on Jeep Cherokees revealed we would only manage to fit 31x10.5x15s unless we went for a costly 3-4 inch suspension lift from the USA but as our budget could only allow a 50 mm lift we would be sticking to the 31-inch tyres. At the time we were looking GT Radials introduced a new tyre onto the market, the...

Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Grand Cherokee has been around for quite a while now, in various incarnations, and will be replaced sometime next year with a bigger, more spacious and more electronic version, some models with air suspension, to allow it to face up to competitors such as the Land Rover Discovery and Toyota Land Cruiser 200. In the meantime, however, it falls within our test criteria, though at the upper part of the price range. The Grand Cherokee is the only one of our test trio to have a monocoque body...

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

VERSIONS Four-door Renegade, Rubicon. Hard and Soft tops MOTOR 3778cc OHV V6 petrol, 146 kW 5000 rpm, 315 Nm 4000 rpm 2777 cc DOHC common rail diesel, 130 kW 3800 rpm, 410 Nm 2000-2600 rpm TRANSMISSION 6 speed manual 4 speed automatic with o drive Command Track part time 4WD 2 speed transfer Rock-Trac part time TRANSFER RATIO 2.72 1 4.01 1 (Rubicon) LOWEST OVERALL GEARING 38.9 1, 73.1 1 (Rubicon) SUSPENSION Front, live solid axle, 5 link coil springs leading arms rear, live solid axle, 5 link...

Kia Sorento R

TYPE On-demand 4WD 5 door station wagon no low range VERSIONS LX, EX, LTD MOTOR 2199 cc 4 cylinder turbo diesel 145 kW 3800 rpm, 422 Nm 1800 rpm (manual) 436 Nm 1800 rpm TRANSMISSION 6 speed manual or 6 speed auto with sequential LOWEST OVERALL GEARING 16.8 1, 16.5 1 SUSPENSION front, McPherson struts rear, multilink coils LENGTH, WIDTH, HEIGHT, WHEELBASE 4685 1885 1710 2700mm APPROACH, DEPARTURE ANGLES 25 23 deg GROUND CLEARANCE 184 mm TOWING 750 kg unbraked 2500 kg (manual) 2000 kg braked...

Land Rover Defender

TYPE Full time 4WD 3 door (90) and 5-door station wagon (110). Low range MOTOR 2401 cc 4 cylinder common rail turbo diesel, 90 kW 3500 rpm, 360 Nm 2000 rpm TRANSMISSION 6 speed manual with locking centre differential SUSPENSION Front, live beam axle, coils, Panhard rod, stabiliser rear, live beam axle, coils, A-frame stabiliser TYRES 235 85 R16 or 235 85 R16 TURNING CIRCLE 6.67m LENGTH, WIDTH, HEIGHT, WHEELBASE 3894 1790 2021 2360mm (90) LENGTH, WIDTH, HEIGHT, WHEELBASE 4639 1790 2021 2360mm...

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These start in the 95,000 plus bracket, and this year there have been six starters, three German products, two Japanese and one British vehicle. TwinPower is the new umbrella phrase at BMW. TwinPower now stretches across the entire X5 range and the top diesel is the 40d Sport, fitted with a superb 220kW 600Nm straight six. Features include a hill descent system as well as BMW's xDrive 4WD system, but the option list is so long that it covers the best part of a page It also gets the new...

Mitsubishi Challenger

Although in the past the Challenger has been imported into New Zealand in small numbers the latest model is the first major push into New Zealand by the distributor Unlike most of the newer 4WDs on the market the Challenger is still built on a separate chassis, and in fact takes its running gear from the top-end Triton ute, including Mitubishi's Super Select 4WD system as first seen in the Pajero. It's a well styled vehicle, with an excellent mixture of tough truck looks and modern flowing...

North Island

Abbotts Creek Land Rover Club PO Box 40-183, Upper Hutt. Contact Darren Hodson Ph 04 589 1245 027 481 1888 email 4wdmadman amail.com Meetings are held monthly. www.aDbbottscreekirc.com Auckland Four Wheel Drive Club PO Box 6712, Wellesley Street, Auckland. President, Peter Vahry, 0274 310923, Secretary Tariq Wasim email attw xtra.co.nz (09) 836 7244, email oink xtra.co.mz. Club meets third Monday of each month, at the Vintage Car Club rooms, 39 Fairfax Ave, PO Sox 443, Kerikeri.President Ed...

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Range Rover Sport

Low range VERSIONS 2.7 TDV6, 3.0 TDV6, 3.6 TDV8, 5.0 V8 petrol, 5.0 V8 petrol supercharged MOTOR 2720cc V6 turbo diesel, 140 kW 4000 rpm, 440 Nm 1900 rpm 2993cc V6 turbo diesel, 180 kW 4000rpm, 600Nm 2000 rpm 3628cc V8 turbo diesel, 200 kW 4000 rpm, 640 Nm 2000 rpm 4999cc V8 petrol, 276 kW 6000 rpm, 510 Nm 3500 4999cc V8 supercharged, 375 kW 6000 rpm, 640Nm Nm 3500 rpm. TRANSMISSION 6 speed auto with sequential shift, torque sensing centre diff, traction control &...

Self Drive 4wd Adventures

Freephone 0800 XC0UNTRY (0800 926 868) nfo glenthorne.co.nz www.stationtostation.co.nz High Country Journeys is now in its third season since Mike and Karen Meares moved off their high country sheep station on the shores of Lake Coleridge. Mike and Karen have further developed their original self-drive 4WD tour which they ran from their station for 16 years, to offer travelers an even more unforgettable adventure. On a High Country Journeys tour participants drive their own, or hired, 4WD for...

South Island

Box 652 Christchurch President Rick Crosbie rick 4wdaccessories.co.nz www.canterbury-jeep.co.nz PO Box 11-060, Christchurch Chairman, Cade Thornton (03) 383-1520 Secretary, Bruce Stuart. Meets second Wednesday of the month 7.30pm, Ronald McDonald House, cnr Casnel Street & Montreal Street, Christchurch Canterbury Lard Rover Owners Club PO Box 13275, Christchurch Chairperson John Bockett (03) 3584221 Secretory Dave Lockett (03) 3848959 Membership John Armitage(03) 3798779 Meets...

Story And Pictures Ashley Lucas

When the idea was struck to undertake a project vehicle on a limited budget the first thing to do was set a budget. Various figures were tossed into the mix but basically as we initially planned to buy some items second-hand we set a budget of 1,300 for the suspension and 1,000 for tyres along with a further 1,000 allocated for a winch bumper. There were other items required such as snorkel, fire extinguisher and first aid kit which meant if we were to keep the project as a budget build we...

The Final Analysis

We changed our normal process of merely voting for each vehicle, and instead had a voting sheet for each vehicle which asked for scoring out of 10 in various categories, including design, quality, ride, performance, on and off-road ability, safety and value-for-money. This allowed all the testers to get a better handle on things as well as making for an easier comparison. We also discussed the vehicles and came to a unified conclusion the Jeep was best overall, both on and off-road. Tempering...

Toyota Hi

VERSIONS Available in single cab and Extra Cab cab chassis, and Extra Cab and Double Cab wellside MOTOR 2982cc 4-cyl inline common rail turbo diesel 126 kW 3000 rpm 343 Nm 1 400 rpm 3965cc V6 24-valve quad cam VVT-I petrol TRANSMISSION Part time 4WD. 5 speed manual, 4 or 5 speed automatic options. Limited slip differential. LOWEST OVERALL GEARING petrol manual 35.2 1 petrol auto (5-speed) 32.36 1 diesel manual 39.65 1 diesel auto (5-speed) 26.81 1 SUSPENSION Front Double wishbone independent...

Visa And Mastercard Accepted For Phone Orders

Just arrived For more information contact Bruce Forsyth Phone 027 540 4660 bruce gettuffgear.co.nz www.gettuffgear.co.nz The new Cooper STT for anyone who hates changing flat tyres. Now 33 stronger in the sidewall and 2.5 times more resistant to tearing. The new STT is the closest thing you'll get to having a coat of armour on your tyres. RH (09) 570 9380 www.hasliptyres.co.nz 524 Ellerslie-Panmure Highway, Panmure, AKL. Open 6 days

W Great Wall Motors X240

TYPE Part time 4WD 5-door station wagon low range MOTOR 2378 cc inline 4 cylinder petrol 100 kW 5250 rpm 200 Nm 2500-3000 rpm TRANSMISSION Part-time 4WD. 5 speed manual. TRANSFER RATIO 2.480 1 LOWEST OVERALL GEARING 45.1 1 SUSPENSION Front, independent double wishbone with torsion bar rear independent, coils, four- link TYRES 235 65 R17 TURNING CIRCLE 12m LENGTH, WIDTH, HEIGHT, WHEELBASE 4620 1800 1800 2700 mm APPROACH, DEPARTURE ANGLES 28 28 deg TOWING 750 kg unbraked 2250 kg braked COMMENTS A...

W Jeep Wrangler

TYPE Full time four wheel drive 5 door station wagon. No low range VERSIONS Sport or Limited MOTOR 2360cc DOHC 16 valve petrol, 125 kW 6000 rpm, 220 SUSPENSION Front, independent MacPherson struts with coil springs, rear, independent multilink with coil springs TYRES 215 60 R17 TURNING CIRCLE 10.8m LENGTH, WIDTH, HEIGHT, WHEELBASE 4408 1785 1667 2635mm APPROACH, DEPARTURE ANGLES 21 33 deg GROUND CLEARANCE 204 mm TOWING 1200 kg braked COMMENTS Much like a Cherokee without low range. Updated late...

Wd Specifications Utes2011

Latest prices available on line at www.NZ4WD.co.nz VERSIONS Available in single cab and Supercab cab chassis, and MOTOR 2953 cc inline 4 cylinder DOHC common rail turbo intercooled diesel 115 kW 3200 rpm 380 Nm 2000 rpm TRANSMISSION Part-time 4WD. 5 speed manual optional 5 speed automatic on D Cab XLT. Limited slip differential LOWEST OVERALL GEARING manual 41.9 1 automatic 24.5 1 SUSPENSION Front Independent double wishbone with torsion bar Rear rigid beam axle with leaf springs TYRES (DOUBLE...

What The Testers Said

All liked the layout of the controls, but thought the seats were somewhat flat and unsupportive. On tar seal the ride was symptomatic of a ute-based 4WD, with some jitteriness over broken surfaces, but generally good. It was felt the engine was somewhat noisy at times, especially under acceleration. Similarly with handling - there was some body roll and lots of understeer in tight corners, but generally the vehicle felt stable. The engine was felt to be responsive, although initial acceleration...

Tdurs

Rally Tours will offer three 4WD departures for 2011 which will appeal to clients from NZ, Australia and the UK. Having completed a reconnaissance expedition in May this year the company is ready for a 50 day Silk Road trip. Starting from London and bound for Beijing the route passes through seven European countries before arriving in Istanbul. Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan. The west to east crossing of China will complete this amazing 16,000 km adventure. Starts...

Mt4iog

For further information, contact your Auckland branch water proof seat covers help to protect the upholstery. These items are cheap enough and will help retain the resale value of the vehicle at a later date. Also if carrying loads in the rear of a wagon consider a cargo barrier to keep heavy items from bouncing forward into the passenger area. Self recovery winch. Providing you have a good range of recovery equipment and mates to tow you out a winch is not absolutely necessary but it can make...

You Can Rent A 4wd

Want to go off on a 4WD trip but don't have a suitable vehicle How about hiring a 4WD so you can find out if you really like it. Overland 4WD Rentals, based in Christchurch, has no restriction on where you can go and provides safe and reliable vehicles with an open, up front, no hidden costs approach. Claimed to be NZ's only specialist 4WD rental company, and 100 percent Kiwi owned and operated, Overland offers local knowledge and free advice on where to go. Minimum hire period is three days,...

Toyota Land Cruiser 200

TYPE Full time 4WD seven seat station wagon, five doors. No low range MOTOR 3456 cc V6 petrol 24 valve 201 kW 6200 rpm 337 Nm 4700 rpm TRANSMISSION 5 speed electronically controlled automatic with TRANSFER RATIO None LOWEST OVERALL GEARING 14.72 1 SUSPENSION Front, MacPherson strut, rear, strut type dual link TYRES 245 55 R10 TURNING CIRCLE 11.8m LENGTH WIDTH HEIGHT WHEELBASE 4785 1910 1760 2790 mm TOWING 700 kg unbraked 2000 kg braked COMMENTS Sort of like a big RAV4. Good competent vehicle...

Daihatsu Terios

Daihatsu Terios Transfer Case

TYPE l nie 4WD 5-door Station Wagon No ow range VERSIONS 1.5L, 1.5SX MOTOR 1495cc inline 4 cylinder DOHC petrol, 77 kW 6000rpm, 140Nm 4400rpm TRANSMISSION 5 speed manual or 4 speed automatic LOWEST OVERALL GEARING 19.3 1 15.2 1 SUSPENSION front, McPherson struts with coil springs rear, five-link TYRES 215 65 R16 TURNING CIRCLE 10.6m LENGTH, WIDTH, HEIGHT, WHEELBASE 4075 1745 1740 2580 mm APPROACH, DEPARTURE ANGLES 38 37.5 deg TOWING 400 kg unbraked 1350kg braked

Volkswagen Tiguan

TYPE On demand 4WD 5 door station wagon no low range VERSIONS 2.4 petrol, 2.4 Ltd petrol, 2.2 diesel MOTOR 2362 cc petrol four 125 kW 6000rpm, 224 Nm 4000rpm 2231 cc turbo-diesel four, 100 kW 3600 rpm, 210 Nm 2000 rpm TRANSMISSION 5-speed manual, 4-speed automatic petrol 6-speed SUSPENSION Front, MacPherson strut with coil springs rear, double wishbone trailing arm with coils _ TRANSFER RATIO None LOWEST OVERALL GEARING 17.71 1 petrol manual , 12.12 1 auto , 16.08 1 diesel TYRES 255 60R17...

Ssangyong Rexton Ii

TYPE Full time 4WD 5 door wagon Low range except SPR VERSIONS Base manual, 2.7 Xdi Sport automatic, 2.7 Xdi SPR auto MOTOR 2696cc 5 cylinder turbo-diesel, 121 kW 4000 rpm, 340 Nm 2400 rpm 2696 cc 5 cylinder turbo-diesel 137 kW 4 000 rpm, 402 Nm 1600 rpm SPR . TRANSMISSION 5 speed T-Tronic automatic with choice of full time AWD, torque on demand and part time 4WD LOWEST OVERALL GEARING 29.510 1 11.89 1 SUSPENSION Front, independent upper and lower arms, coils rear, 5-link rigid axle, coils or...

Mitsubishi Pajero

SOURCE Japan TESTED September 2007 TYPE Part-time 4WD three door and five door wagon. Low range VERSIONS VRX short wheelbase , GLS, Exceed long wheelbase MOTOR 3828cc V6 petrol, 184 kW 6000 rpm 329 Nm 275 Orpm 3200 cc 4 cylinder DOHC common rail turbo diesel, 150 kW 3800 TRANSMISSION 5 speed auto with low range. LOWEST OVERALL GEARING 26.29 1 diesel 30.95 1 petrol SUSPENSION Front, double wishbones, coils, anti-roll bar Rear, multi- LENGTH, WIDTH, HEIGHT, WHEELBASE 4385 1875 1800 2545 mm 4900...

Range Rover Vogue

Low range VERSIONS TDV8 and 5.0 V8 supercharged MOTOR Longitudinal V8 turbo diesel 3628cc, 200 kW 4000 rpm, 640 Nm 2000 rpm 4972cc V8 petrol supercharged, 375 kW 6000 rpm, 625 Nm 2500 rpm TRANSMISSION 6 speed auto with sequential shift, torque sensing centre diff, traction controL amp HDG TRANSFER RATIO 2.93 1 LOWEST OVERALL GEARING 43 1 SUSPENSION Front, electronic air suspension rear, electronic air LENGTH, WIDTH, HEIGHT, WHEELBASE 4972 2034 1865 2880mm APPROACH...

Mitsubishi Asx Ground Clearance

TYPE Part-time 4WD five door station wagon No low range VERSIONS LS, Sport D4-Sport MOTOR 1998cc cc four cylinder petrol, 112 kW 6000 rpm, 200 Nm 4200 rpm 1798 cc turbo diesel, 112 kW 4000 rpm, 305 Nm 2000 rpm. TRANSMISSION 6 speed sport mode CVT automatic petrol 6 speed LOWEST OVERALL GEARING 15.5 diesel SUSPENSION Front, MacPherson strut with coils independent Rear, independent multilink with stabiliser TYRES 215 65R16 215 60R17 TURNING CIRCLE 10.6 m LENGTH, WIDTH, HEIGHT, WHEELBASE 4295 1770...

Story Ashley Lucas

Waimiha Saw Mill

With a four-wheel drive vehicle you have the urge to explore the New Zealand country side but as others have found out there are many places you just cannot get to because of access restrictions or the problems and dangers of venturing into the wilderness on your own. New Zealand may be small but there is so much of this amazing countryside of ours waiting out there for us to explore and absorb the breathtaking and unique scenery. The answer to getting there is often heading off on a tag-along...

The New 2011 Nissan XTrail

Nissan Trail 2011

The world is changing for 4WD enthusiasts, with fewer and fewer tough trucks being introduced, and SUVs - or as we prefer to call them, recreational 4WDs - becoming the norm. Still all is not lost, and those who want an off-road-capable vehicle still have choices, though in the wagon market they are becoming more and more expensive. utilities which are not just becoming more luxurious, but more and more capable of tackling even the toughest terrain as they adopt latest technology on top of...