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4X4 Australia: December 2017 issue on sale November 2

By Tristan Tancredi, 02 Nov 2017 News

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VR46 Ford Ranger, custom RG Colorado, Madigan Line with Denis Bartell, and plenty more.

WHERE the bloody hell has this year gone?

The December issue is packed full of off-road, mud-slinging goodness, including a rough-road first drive of the Valentino Rossi-approved VR46 Ford Ranger.

We also bookend the new Discovery with Toyota’s LC200 and Prado 150. Plus, we take a look at a DIY-built RG Colorado and trace the Madigan Line with Denis Bartell.

It wouldn’t be a December issue without our Xmas Gift Guide, with a bunch of pressie ideas from the best in the aftermarket industry.

It’s also Custom 4X4 Of The Year time – we’ve cut the field back to 12, now it’s time to vote for a winner.

Get your copy of 4X4 Australia from newsagents or by subscribing to 4X4 Australia in electronic or print format.

What you’ll get this month:

DIY Colorado is the ultimate adventurer’s toy.

Custom-RG-Colorado.jpgDISCOVERY V 200 SERIES V PRADO 150
Cutting-edge Disco fronts up against Toyota’s Prado and 200 Series workhorses.

2017 Land Rover Discovery v Toyota Prado v Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series.jpgVR46 FORD RANGER
Valentino Rossi-approved Ranger adds MotoGP flair to 4x4 market.

VR46-Ford-Ranger.jpg2017 CUSTOM 4X4 OF THE YEAR
Twelve wildly modified 4x4s – and one 6x6 – have made the shortlist this year. Get voting!

Tracing the Madigan Line with the legend who did it 40 years earlier.

Madigan-Line, NT.jpgALPANA STATION, SA
One of the best station stays in South Australia’s Flinders Ranges.

Chatting to the experts about why a quality snorkel is a must-have accessory.

Troopy gets a Safari Armax snorkel to free up its induction.

Safari-ARMAX-snorkel.jpg2017 XMAS GIFT GUIDE
Gift ideas for your four-wheelin’ friends and family.

Xmas-Gift-Guide nw.jpgROTATING TYRES
Regular tyre rotation should be part of a 4WDer’s routine.

How to Tyre-Rotation.jpgTHE REST
WE ducked down to Safari HQ to check out the brand’s game-changing Armax Performance ECU. Plus, we put Redarc’s BCDC1240 D battery charger to the test.

Readers’ Rigs includes an ’89 GQ Patrol, a ’99 XJ Cherokee and a 2014 JKU Wrangler.

This month, Deano reckons attitudes towards 4WDers are changing, Ron reminisces a Nullarbor expedition, Fraser praises rubber, and Roothy heads cross-country in Milo to attend a wedding. Plus, Viv whips up her last Camp Cooking column.

The December issue of 4X4 Australia is in stores Thursday, November 2.

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