4WDing

Stradbroke Island escape sees off the stress

stradbroke island escape 4wding

WE recently came to the grim realisation we’d had a serious lack of adventure over the past few months. Consequently, we were eager to book a trip away. After considering our options, we made the choice to head across Moreton Bay for a beautiful Stradbroke Island escape. We were lucky to decide just in time to buy our four-wheel-drive beach permit …

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Toyota expands availability of advanced safety

toyota fortuna advanced safety features

TOYOTA has introduced four new advanced safety features to its Fortuner range, including high-tech crash avoidance capability and technology to help drivers stay in the desired lane. The move means Toyota vehicles representing 89.5 percent of its sales are now available with these key features from the Toyota Safety Sense suite of advanced technologies. This includes 97 percent of Toyota’s …

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Isuzu MU-X review

MU-X

AFTER testing the new Isuzu D-MAX several months ago, an opportunity arose to try out the top-of-the-range Isuzu MU-X LS-T 4X4, so I jumped at it. The MU-X comes in three models starting with the base LS-M, moving up to the LS-U and finally the top-spec LS-T, all of which are powered by the ever-reliable three-litre turbo-diesel engine, which is …

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4WDing and fishing tips for Fraser Island

tips for Fraser

REGULAR readers know I’m a frequent visitor to Fraser Island (K’gari) so this month I thought I would share a few tips for Fraser Island to get the most out of your stay, be it four-wheel-driving, fishing or sightseeing. 4WD tips First things first: you need a 4WD if you plan to get around the island. It is possible to …

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Easter fun at Levuka 4×4 Park

easter at levuka 4x4 park

LAST month we signed off our article expressing our hope to be able to speak about the final stages of getting our 80 Series LandCruiser on the road. Well, sadly we haven’t fulfilled our wishes, but from no fault of our own. Long story short, we are still waiting on a response from Queensland police about our surrogate VIN. Regardless, …

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80 Series Toyota LandCruiser build

THOSE who follow our Flexible 4WD Solutions Facebook page will likely be aware we recently bought a new project in the form of an 80 Series Toyota LandCruiser. Back in November we saw an ad on Facebook for a tough-looking 80 Series that needed some work. Now when we saw this ad, we were already thinking about selling our Patrol …

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What to expect when road tripping Cape York

cape york fingermark

MOST Aussies would have a trip to Cape York near the top of their bucket list. As a bloke who has had the privilege of living there since the late 1980s, I have plenty of first-hand knowledge of what the attractions are and understand exactly why the Cape is such an icon in our national psyche. Even in these modern …

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Doing the Queensland dinosaur trail

dinosaur

WE are really settling into holiday mode now. It has taken us a couple of weeks but we are starting to get the gist of this relaxing thing. It has been enjoyable spending quality time with the family, especially the kids, as being a fishing guide I tend to work seven days a week and miss a lot of weekend …

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Australia’s number-one outdoor adventurer says G’day USA

jase andrews outdoor aus

JASE Andrews, host of Australia’s number-one four-wheel-drive, outdoor and adventure show All 4 Adventure is set to attend the prestigious G’day USA program in Los Angeles on January 26. Representing Australia’s wild side, Jase has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to the Australian media landscape. Now entering its 16th year, G’Day USA is Australia’s renowned public and economic diplomacy …

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Independent front suspension versus solid axle – what to buy?

solid axle

THOSE who have been around the four-wheel-drive community for any extended period would have likely entered into or seen some kind of debate around independent front suspension versus solid axle. For those who have only just stepped into the community, trust me, you’re bound to experience it too. But what are IFS and solid axles and why is this an …

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