December 2022 issue preview 4X4 Australia 2

December 2022 issue of 4X4 ​​Australia – Dubai Car News

Here is our December 2022 magazine. Now out!

Stealing the show is Melbourne-based On-Track 4×4’s stunning 6×6 petrol build. Combined to showcase an impressive on-track skill set, the 6×6 petrol is an off-road powerhouse with standard mods including a massaged V8 that sends 350kW to the wheels.

4 X 4 Australia Miscellaneous 2022 N Issan Patrol 6 X 6


McKinnon Cruisers in South East Queensland has modified a vehicle that is worthy of drool. This 1988 HJ60 LandCruiser has received an LC80 upgrade and a V8 transplant, making it a show-stopping veteran on the tracks!

4 X 4 Australia Review 2022 Toyota Land Cruiser 60 to 80 Series Conversion 66


On the new 4×4 front, Matt road-tested a Land Rover Defender 90 D250 S, to see if the Defender is all about style over substance. Stripped down, our three-door test car cost more than $100K, but is it any good when the tarmac turns to mud?

4 X 4 Australia Reviews 2022 2022 Land Rover Defender 90 D 250 S 98


We also visited Australia’s largest sand island, K’gari (Fraser Island) in a Mazda BT-50 Thunder. The beauty of the island is that it is easy to get to and can be explored in a bone stock 4×4, which is exactly what we did.

4 X 4 Australia Review 2022 2022 Mazda BT50 Thunder on Fraser Island 30


With a set of MSA 4×4 towing mirrors, the rear approach to our MU-X build has been significantly improved. These cleverly designed mirrors are a standard piece of kit, and not only do they improve vision due to their large size, but the reflection quality is exceptional.

We then attached OZTrail’s brand new Birdsville 1400 Hybrid roof tent to the top of the MU-X. The tent is relatively easy to set up and pack, is built using high quality and durable materials, and is a comfortable haven for a good night’s sleep. Full review in this issue.

4 X 4 Australia Miscellaneous 2022 Oz Trail Birdswell Rooftop Tent


In this month’s ‘How to 4×4’ episode, Deano explains how to safely negotiate a water crossing, so you can make it to the other side in one piece.

4 X 4 Australia Miscellaneous 2022 4 X 4 Water Crossing


What else is there?

  • GVM Upgrade, and Do You Need It?
  • Risks of Spinifex
  • Visiting Buntine Highway
  • 2022 4×4 Christmas Gift Guide
  • New products, reviews, and long-term reviews.

The October 2022 issue of the magazine is out now.

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