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COVID-19 is starting to stuff us around

Well, we did make a post earlier in the year saying that COVID-19 wasn’t such a big deal to us, it wasn’t really making a big splash on our immediate operations, however unfortunately, now we are starting to see flow ons. Some of the issues we have been facing lately include: Postage Delays – Australia…

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Impact of Coronavirus on 4WD DIY Operations

G’Day everyone, we know that it’s been a big thing in the news the last few weeks, the Coronavirus, or COVID-19 as it is also known, is wreaking havoc lately. This has led to a large disruption in normal shipping times, both foreign and domestic, and it has also led to a huge influx with…

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Review: HikeIt Throttle Controller

Ok, for starters, we are a HikeIt Dealer, and we have been waiting to do an install video for a while, we just haven’t had the time, so 2 weeks ago we bit the bullet and did a HikeIt install video. You can see it below: Ok, so as a review, we would…

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Why an EV 4×4 Conversion is still rather difficult in Australia

So you do see some people online touting the advantages of EV 4×4’s, and they do come with a bucketload of advantages, such as 100% torque from 0RPM, great for towing or pulling people out of bogholes, torque vectoring to each wheel for enhanced traction offroad, and tank turn like is available in vehicles such…

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Beer Ratings Explained

So we’re finally excited to launch our Beer Ratings for the majority of our technical products available online, this is a good indication of how many beers you’re expected to consume whilst fitting products, as we all know, there’s nothing better than cracking a cold one while fitting parts to your 4×4! We’ve left the…

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3D Printable Products on the Way

So we get it, a lot of people love to DIY, and as such, we here at 4WD DIY are going to branch more into the DIY market and embrace the new technology of 3D Printing by giving you guys the ability to 3D Print your own car parts at home! Yes that’s right, you…

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Our thoughts on the Tesla Cybertruck

So in case you haven’t seen it, Tesla has unveiled their new ute, the Tesla Cybertruck, and it is….well, opinions are divided. It’s cool, interesting, divisive, and some people are very very opinionated about it. If you haven’t seen it, here is a picture: It’s…different that’s for sure! Opinions I have already seen on the…

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What is the true cost of 4×4 Ownership

With 4×4 sales in Australia reaching all time highs, a lot of new people are getting into the 4×4 game, lots of people are getting into their first 4×4, and in some cases, their first diesel powered vehicle, and with this, a lot of people don’t appreciate the added costs of owning such a purpose…

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LED Lighting – A Potential Lifesaver!

LED Headlights, LED Spotlights, LED Lightbars, there are so many lighting options out there today and at the forefront are LED headlights and Lightbars. Hell, here at 4WD DIY we stock a decent range ourselves. But there is a reason for that, and that’s because they may potentially be a lifesaver.

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Addictive Desert Designs is here!

4WD DIY is proud to announce that we are now a dealer for Addictive Desert Designs! Addictive Desert Designs was born from an addiction to push the limits of design and a passion for customizing vehicles and a love for the desert.
This has driven them to pursue their goals of engineering the world’s toughest…

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Series III Land Rover EV Conversion

This is Don’s 1973 Land Rover Series III, FFR Lightweight, it’s an Ex-Military Land Rover that has been fitted for radio. She’s a beauty of a vehicle and Don has been great with detailing all of the work he’s done on this rig!
So if you are interested in his awesome EV conversion, please check…

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Worst off Road Stories

So we recently jumped on r/askreddit and other reddit pages and asked them what their worst Off-Road Stories were, and damn there were some doozies! From getting stuck in snow to having to dodge sheep, as well as many more exciting tales, here’s our top picks for the worst off road stories that were out…

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Thoughts on the Fraser Island Dingo Attacks

With the recent news that a toddler has been attacked on Fraser Island, a lot of discussion has been occurring about how to deal with the “Tourist Problem” that Fraser Island has. Namely, tourists infringing on local habitats, feeding the wildlife, and taunting and in some cases abusing the wildlife, including dingoes.

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Tesla Model X Tow Test

With Range anxiety being a big thing around EV’s, a lot of people aren’t confident in the technology to get them where they need to go and when they need to get there. This is despite apps like PlugShare showing people that there are a raft of options available for charging Australia Wide.

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Rundown on Throttle Controllers

Throttle controllers are fast becoming the go-to mod for almost any modern 4×4, or any modern car for that matter. But there is still a lot of confusion around as to how they actually work, what they do, and why you should fit one. Now the majority of vehicles these days are fitted with an…

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Ultraflex 4×4 Wiring Harness Instructions

A lot of customers have been chasing us up with regards to the Ultraflex 4×4 Wiring Harness Instructions, now a set is included in the packaging, however we do it to, you get your new shiny toys out, stick them on the workbench in the shed, and then forget about them! By the time it…

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