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CHOOSING THE RIGHT ROOF RACK

22/05/2023

We need to talk about the roof rack. If you’ve been anywhere in 4X4 land over the last five years you’d spot more cheap roof racks than you could shake a product recall notice at. And hey, we’re not hating, they make a lot of sense. They offer up a heap more storage space no doubt, but they’re not without their downsides. These roof racks raise your centre of gravity making you more likely to roll.

Read more.

MUDS YOUR WORST ENEMY

22/05/2023

In muddy or waterlogged terrains, a submerged stock air intake can cause the engine to stall due to water ingestion. With a snorkel installed, the air intake is raised above the water level, minimizing the likelihood of water entering the engine. This reduces the chances of sudden engine stalling and allows for safer water crossings.

Read more.

HOW TO 4X4 AT NIGHT SAFELY

22/05/2023

If you own an older 4x4, you're well aware of the dreadful performance of the factory headlights, often likened to candles. While modern 4x4s have made some improvements, they still fall short when it comes to providing broad and long-distance visibility. Fortunately, Aftermarket Lights are coming to the rescue of off-road enthusiasts, ensuring our safety during nighttime drives!

Read more.

PRINCIPLES OF LEAVE NO TRACE

22/05/2023

So, if you’re looking to load up your rig or do some exploring off-road, then you will more than likely need aftermarket suspension to ensure your vehicle is ready for whatever track you throw at it or whatever gear you throw onto it and into it....

Read more.

PRO PACKING TIPS

22/05/2023

Organizing the essential items in your 4WD is akin to playing a game of Tetris, demanding strategic thinking and patience to ensure efficient packing and the safety of all passengers during travel. By approaching the task with a well-thought-out plan...

Read more.

CHOOSING THE RIGHT 4X4 BULLBAR

22/05/2023

Bullbars, made of robust aluminum and steel, are commonly installed on the front of four-wheel-drive vehicles. While they can be mounted on any vehicle, they are predominantly found on SUVs and off-road vehicles, serving as a shield against animal and minor collisions....

Read more.

5 SIGNS YOUR 4WD NEEDS A SUSPENSION UPGRADE

22/05/2023

So, if you’re looking to load up your rig or do some exploring off-road, then you will more than likely need aftermarket suspension to ensure your vehicle is ready for whatever track you throw at it or whatever gear you throw onto it and into it. So, here’s how to assess whether your 4WD needs a suspension upgrade:

Read more.

FITTING BIGGER TYRES TO YOUR 4WD

22/05/2023

One of the most common modifications done to a 4WD is to fit bigger tyres to it. This is done for a number of reasons, but the primary one is to gain more clearance. You won’t get far with the bottom of your 4WD dragging on the ground.

Read more.

A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO OFFROAD WA

22/05/2023

If you're a novice in the world of four-wheel driving and looking to explore Western Australia's vast wilderness in your 4WD, then a beginner's guide to taking your vehicle off-road in WA should include essential tips such as....

Read more.

MAIN MISTAKES WHEN MODIFIYING A 4X4

22/05/2023

It's much simpler to prevent your 4X4 from being stolen than to recover it once someone else becomes more interested in it than you. This hard truth was experienced by one out of every seventy Australians in the past year.

Read more.

TOWING TIPS 4X4

22/05/2023

What is the minimum level of consideration we should extend to fellow campers while seeking shelter in a campsite? It's all about courtesy! Whether it means refraining from loud yelling and laughter during nighttime when others are trying to sleep, or avoiding walking through someone else's campsi...

Read more.

MAXIMISE YOUR 4X4 SPACE

22/05/2023

When you’re out of town on a 4WD journey around Australia you want to make sure you have everything you need. With a few tools and clever planning, you can use every inch of your vehicle for storage and pack so much more into every trip. 

Read more.

WINCHING DO'S AND DONT'S

22/05/2023

Ignorance can contribute to winching accidents. When individuals become new owners of a winch, their limited knowledge and experience with its operation can be problematic. Barlow emphasizes the importance of respooling the cable or rope under a load before engaging in any loaded pulls on the trail, as the winch is not ready to use straight out of the box.

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WHY DO I NEED A SNORKEL?

22/05/2023

Onroad or Offroad snorkels can enhance engine performance by ensuring a constant and unrestricted flow of clean air to the engine. By drawing in air from above the vehicle's roof level, where the air is often cooler and cleaner, the snorkel helps maintain a consistent air supply to the engine. This can contribute to improved combustion efficiency, power, and torque.

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PRESSURES FOR 4WDING

22/05/2023

Before we go any further, it should be noted that the recommended pressures listed in this guide are just that: recommendations. It should also be noted that these recommendations are for vehicles fitted with Light Truck (LT) construction tyres, which have a stronger carcass, both across the tread face and in the sidewall...

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THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO 4X4 RECOVERY

22/05/2023

All those recovery points aren’t going to do you any good if you’ve got nothing to connect to them so you’ll need to eye off a decent recovery kit. A 4x4 recovery kit is an essential tool for any off-road vehicle owner who frequently goes off the beaten path. A 4x4 recovery kit is an essential tool for any off-road vehicle owner who frequently goes.

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HOW TO PREPARE ON A SOLO TRIP

22/05/2023

When you think about it, camping is all about being prepared for the outdoors. For us 4WDers, the survival side of things in an emergency situation should be a lot easier than that of a solo hiker or bike rider. Reason being, we’ve got more than enough room to carry the gear we need to be totally self-sufficient. So there should be no excuses.

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ROCK CLIMBING TIPS 4X4

22/05/2023

If you are tackling a rocky track for the first time, the number one item on the to do list is to take a look underneath the vehicle and assess the approach and departure angles. Low points under the car are places you are likely to bottom out and a low hanging diff smashed into a rock is something to avoid. 

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HOW TO PREPARE YOUR 4X4 FOR THE BEACH

22/05/2023

It is not unusual to get stuck in the sand while driving on the beach, but you can reduce the likelihood of this happening by preparing your tires for the journey. The key to avoiding the need for a beach recovery lies in your tires, provided that they are properly inflated. 

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HOW YOUR 4X4 SYSTEMS & TRACTIONS

22/05/2023

Various 4x4 vehicles come equipped with diverse traction aids that can be activated through a wide range of levers, buttons, dials, or even touchscreens. These controls can be found scattered across the dashboard and center console, sometimes logically placed and other times seemingly haphazardly.

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4X4 ACCESSORIES STARTER

22/05/2023

If you're new to the world of four-wheel driving, it's important to know that there are a variety of accessories available to help make your off-road adventures more enjoyable and safe. Here's a starter guide to some of the most common accessories for four-wheel drivers:

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THEFT PROOF YOUR 4X4

22/05/2023

It's much simpler to prevent your 4X4 from being stolen than to recover it once someone else becomes more interested in it than you. This hard truth was experienced by one out of every seventy Australians in the past year.

Read more.

HOW TO BE COURTEOUS AT CAMPSITES

22/05/2023

What is the minimum level of consideration we should extend to fellow campers while seeking shelter in a campsite? It's all about courtesy! Whether it means refraining from loud yelling and laughter during nighttime when others are trying to sleep, or avoiding walking through someone else's campsi...

Read more.

HOW TO FIND SAFETY & COMFORT WHEN CAMPING

22/05/2023

Before embarking on your trip, be sure to stay updated on the weather forecast. As we are all aware, the weather can undergo rapid changes, necessitating the inclusion of appropriate gear for various conditions like rain, snow, and extreme heat and humidity. 

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THE ESSENTIALS FOR CAMPING

22/05/2023

Undoubtedly, one of the most effective and convenient ways to explore Australia is by embarking on a journey in your 4×4 vehicle, equipped with all the necessary camping gear, and hitting the open road.

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HOW TO 4X4: CLEANING GUIDE

22/05/2023

Before embarking on your trip, be sure to stay updated on the weather forecast. As we are all aware, the weather can undergo rapid changes, necessitating the inclusion of appropriate gear for various conditions like rain, snow, and extreme heat and humidity. 

Read more.

PRODUCT BLOGS

PENRITE OILS

22/05/2023

Penrite offer a range of engine, transmission and differential oils and additives to suit everything from your car to your boat to your motorcycle to your chainsaw, as well as a long list of engine and fuel additives to suit most every type of vehicle or fuel.

Read more.

BENDIX BRAKES

22/05/2023

The outcome from the high performance brake kit with the technically advanced additional strength ceramic brake pads and the Ultimate slotted rotors also results in a firm brake pedal that won’t over expand under pressure, a reduction in brake dust and braking noise along with thermal stability in high temperatures and resistance to brake fade.

Read more.

RYCO AIR FILTERS 

22/05/2023

Ryco Filters’ entire range is designed to cater for some of the most common and popular cars seen on Australian roads. As well as making individual filters for some of the most popular passenger cars seen throughout the decades, Ryco also manufacture filter service kits for a huge range of 4x4s, Ford Falcon and Holden Commodore models.

Read more.

OUTBACK ARMOUR

22/05/2023

Designed and engineered in Australia. Massive 60mm body with a 36mm high-flow performance piston and heavy duty multi-disc valving. Nitrogen gas over semi-synthetic oil to reduce fade at high temperatures. 18mm hard chromed piston rod for strength along with a high temperature, multi-lip viton seal. Supplied with a complete fitting kit including rubber bushes.

Read more.

OUR LATEST BLOGS

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT ROOF RACK

22/05/2023

We need to talk about the roof rack. If you’ve been anywhere in 4X4 land over the last five years you’d spot more cheap roof racks than you could shake a product recall notice at. And hey, we’re not hating, they make a lot of sense. They offer up a heap more storage space no doubt, but they’re not without their downsides. These roof racks raise your centre of gravity making you more likely to roll.

Read more.

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MUDS YOUR WORST ENEMY

22/05/2023

In muddy or waterlogged terrains, a submerged stock air intake can cause the engine to stall due to water ingestion. With a snorkel installed, the air intake is raised above the water level, minimizing the likelihood of water entering the engine. This reduces the chances of sudden engine stalling and allows for safer water crossings.

Read more.

HOW TO 4X4 AT NIGHT SAFELY

22/05/2023

If you own an older 4x4, you're well aware of the dreadful performance of the factory headlights, often likened to candles. While modern 4x4s have made some improvements, they still fall short when it comes to providing broad and long-distance visibility. Fortunately, Aftermarket Lights are coming to the rescue of off-road enthusiasts, ensuring our safety during nighttime drives!

Read more.

TIPS FOR RIVER CROSSING 4X4

22/05/2023

We need to talk about the roof rack. If you’ve been anywhere in 4X4 land over the last five years you’d spot more cheap roof racks than you could shake a product recall notice at. And hey, we’re not hating, they make a lot of sense. They offer up a heap more storage space no doubt, but they’re not without their downsides. These roof racks raise your centre of gravity making you more likely to roll.

Read more.

HOW TO RECOVER A BOGGED 4WD ON THE BEACH

22/05/2023

In muddy or waterlogged terrains, a submerged stock air intake can cause the engine to stall due to water ingestion. With a snorkel installed, the air intake is raised above the water level, minimizing the likelihood of water entering the engine. This reduces the chances of sudden engine stalling and allows for safer water crossings.

Read more.

HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE BEACH PART: 2

22/05/2023

If you own an older 4x4, you're well aware of the dreadful performance of the factory headlights, often likened to candles. While modern 4x4s have made some improvements, they still fall short when it comes to providing broad and long-distance visibility. Fortunately, Aftermarket Lights are coming to the rescue of off-road enthusiasts, ensuring our safety during nighttime drives!

Read more.

PRINCIPLES OF LEAVE NO TRACE

22/05/2023

So, if you’re looking to load up your rig or do some exploring off-road, then you will more than likely need aftermarket suspension to ensure your vehicle is ready for whatever track you throw at it or whatever gear you throw onto it and into it....

Read more.

PRO PACKING TIPS

22/05/2023

Organizing the essential items in your 4WD is akin to playing a game of Tetris, demanding strategic thinking and patience to ensure efficient packing and the safety of all passengers during travel. By approaching the task with a well-thought-out plan...

Read more.

CHOOSING THE RIGHT 4X4 BULLBAR

22/05/2023

Bullbars, made of robust aluminum and steel, are commonly installed on the front of four-wheel-drive vehicles. While they can be mounted on any vehicle, they are predominantly found on SUVs and off-road vehicles, serving as a shield against animal and minor collisions....

Read more.

5 SIGNS YOUR 4WD NEEDS A SUSPENSION UPGRADE

22/05/2023

So, if you’re looking to load up your rig or do some exploring off-road, then you will more than likely need aftermarket suspension to ensure your vehicle is ready for whatever track you throw at it or whatever gear you throw onto it and into it. So, here’s how to assess whether your 4WD needs a suspension upgrade:

Read more.

FITTING BIGGER TYRES TO YOUR 4WD

22/05/2023

One of the most common modifications done to a 4WD is to fit bigger tyres to it. This is done for a number of reasons, but the primary one is to gain more clearance. You won’t get far with the bottom of your 4WD dragging on the ground.

Read more.

A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO OFFROAD WA

22/05/2023

If you're a novice in the world of four-wheel driving and looking to explore Western Australia's vast wilderness in your 4WD, then a beginner's guide to taking your vehicle off-road in WA should include essential tips such as....

Read more.

MAIN MISTAKES WHEN MODIFIYING A 4X4

22/05/2023

It's much simpler to prevent your 4X4 from being stolen than to recover it once someone else becomes more interested in it than you. This hard truth was experienced by one out of every seventy Australians in the past year.

Read more.

TOWING TIPS 4X4

22/05/2023

What is the minimum level of consideration we should extend to fellow campers while seeking shelter in a campsite? It's all about courtesy! Whether it means refraining from loud yelling and laughter during nighttime when others are trying to sleep, or avoiding walking through someone else's campsi...

Read more.

MAXIMISE YOUR 4X4 SPACE

22/05/2023

When you’re out of town on a 4WD journey around Australia you want to make sure you have everything you need. With a few tools and clever planning, you can use every inch of your vehicle for storage and pack so much more into every trip. 

Read more.

TOWING TIPS 4X4

22/05/2023

When you’re out of town on a 4WD journey around Australia you want to make sure you have everything you need. With a few tools and clever planning, you can use every inch of your vehicle for storage and pack so much more into every trip. 

Read more.

PRODUCT BLOGS

PENRITE OILS

22/05/2023

Penrite offer a range of engine, transmission and differential oils and additives to suit everything from your car to your boat to your motorcycle to your chainsaw, as well as a long list of engine and fuel additives to suit most every type of vehicle or fuel.

Read more.

BENDIX BRAKES

22/05/2023

The outcome from the high performance brake kit with the technically advanced additional strength ceramic brake pads and the Ultimate slotted rotors also results in a firm brake pedal that won’t over expand under pressure, a reduction in brake dust and braking noise along with thermal stability in high temperatures and resistance to brake fade.

Read more.

RYCO AIR FILTERS 

22/05/2023

Ryco Filters’ entire range is designed to cater for some of the most common and popular cars seen on Australian roads. As well as making individual filters for some of the most popular passenger cars seen throughout the decades, Ryco also manufacture filter service kits for a huge range of 4x4s, Ford Falcon and Holden Commodore models.

Read more.

OUTBACK ARMOUR

22/05/2023

Designed and engineered in Australia. Massive 60mm body with a 36mm high-flow performance piston and heavy duty multi-disc valving. Nitrogen gas over semi-synthetic oil to reduce fade at high temperatures. 18mm hard chromed piston rod for strength along with a high temperature, multi-lip viton seal. Supplied with a complete fitting kit including rubber bushes.

Read more.

ABOUT US

We offer professional guidance regarding upgrades and pre-purchase inspections to ensure that you receive comprehensive support throughout the entire process.

Our highly skilled mechanics possess full qualifications and meticulously ensure that all service requirements are met, while guaranteeing that any upgrades we undertake adhere to the manufacturer's specifications.

GET IN TOUCH

08 9358 1441

Mon-Fri, 7:30am until 5pm

3 Kalgan Road, Welshpool WA 6106

Email us today

We reply within 24 hours

ABOUT US:

We offer professional guidance regarding upgrades and pre-purchase inspections to ensure that you receive comprehensive support throughout the entire process.

Our highly skilled mechanics possess full qualifications and meticulously ensure that all service requirements are met, while guaranteeing that any upgrades we undertake adhere to the manufacturer's specifications.

GET IN TOUCH

08 9358 1441

Mon-Fri, 7:30am until 5pm

3 Kalgan Road, Welshpool WA 6106

Email us today

We reply within 24 hours

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