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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 built vehicle.

So we are going to compare the following vehicles, and we are going to compare them over a 5 year lifespan, with no added extras (at the start) and look at how they stack up against each other.

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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 & visually appealing products for Trucks, SUVs, and Jeeps. Started in Arizona in 2007, they are now occupying a 80,000 square foot production facility and corporate office.

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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 out this story!

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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 there. Unfortunately the majority of the commenters were from the USA, so please, stick your story in the comments below and we’ll add the good ones to the post!

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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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Boosted & Built Review the Ultraflex 4×4 LED Headlight Kits

A lot of people today are chasing bigger, better, and brighter. Herein comes the Ultraflex 4×4 LED Headlight Upgrade kits. These kits are awesome, ADR Compliant, and available on Afterpay and Zip. This is an authentic unpaid review, neither 4WD DIY nor Ultraflex 4×4 have paid for this review to occur. [products limit=”19″…

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Why you need to be aware of the Takata Airbag Recall

A lot of 4WD owners are pretty cautious to take their 4WD’s back to the dealership, for fear that the dealership may take one look at their vehicle and say “Nah, this is full of mods that we won’t cover under warranty” or they think “I’ve modified my car, I’ve voided the warrantry anyway” and…

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Aftermarket Lighting – Colour Temperature Explained

So a lot can be talked about with Colour Temperature these days, with a huge range of LED, HID and Halogen lighting available online, oftentimes with colour temperatures explained in K or Kelvin. But what does this mean for you? Well, the Human Eye is adjusted to Daylight, we are a primarily Diurnal creature, that…

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