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4X4 Australia magazine: May 2019

By Tristan Tancredi, 02 May 2019 News

A beefed-up FJ Cruiser heads a monstrous issue of 4X4 Australia this month.

4X4 Australia magazine May 2019 news

IT AIN’T 4X4 Australia magazine without some quality custom metal, and the May issue is no exception.

Gracing the pages this month are two track stompers: an FJ Cruiser that’s all show and go, and a resto-modded Suzuki Sierra.

We headed to the hills to test the mettle of the three best-selling vehicles so far this year – Hilux, Ranger and Triton – which were all decked out with an array of Ironman 4x4 kit. We also put Mitsubishi’s new MR Triton to the test against two of its immediate class rivals: D-Max LS-U and Triton Exceed.

We may have to bide our time before we get the Jeep Gladiator on local soil, but that didn’t stop up heading to the USA to drive Jeep’s JT dual cab. Plus, we finally got to assess the Jimny’s four-speed auto on some tricky off-road tracks.

The May issue also kicks off our 4x4 adventure to the south-east forests of NSW, where Ron, Matt and the team tour from coast to mountain in search of off-road bliss. For even more travel inspiration we ventured to Guy Fawkes River National Park and Copeton Dam, both in NSW.

Every off-roader appreciates the role a shock absorber plays, but how do they work, why are they essential and how do they differ from one model to the next? We chatted to a few industry experts and took an in-depth look.

As a bonus, an Adventure Series DVD is stuck to the front of this issue – kicking off our south-east forests trek in NSW.

-          Patrol and Disco in the shed.
-          New aftermarket product tests.
-          Columns by Fraser and Ron.
-          Readers’ Rigs, travel bulletin and heaps more.

The May 2019 issue of 4X4 Australia is on shelves now.