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  • Suspension Basics

    4x4 Works 17/11/2020

    In the world of 4X4, vehicle suspension is everything. Our suspension is what determines everything – from the tyres you can fit, to the quality of your ride, and the amount of that all-important ‘lift’ you get from your vehicle. But for the uninitiated, modern suspension systems can come across as overly complicated and impenetrable.  […]

  • Planning Your Next 4×4 Build

    4x4 Works 11/11/2020

    The adage goes that if you fail to prepare then you should prepare to fail. It’s a  saying that rings true when planning every new build, whether it’s an all-powerful overland rig or a daily driver you want to stand out from the crowd on the daily commute. Planning and research are two sides of […]

  • Braking performance upgrades for overlanding

    4x4 Works 02/11/2020

    Few would argue against your braking system being one of the most important components of your 4X4.  Ultimately, everything else in your vehicle (from its handling to the number of USB outlets in its dashboard) is secondary to the ability to brake safely and reliably. But, you might ask, brakes are designed to be one […]

  • How to Fit Torsion Bars

    4x4 Works 26/10/2020

    Torsion bar suspension is an example of an independent front suspension (IFS) that uses a spring steel rod instead of leaf or coil springs. This rod is fixed to the suspension arms at the front and the chassis at the back. It works by supporting a vehicle’s weight and absorbing the movement between the vehicle […]

  • 5 reasons why you might need a 4×4

    4x4 Works 19/10/2020

    It’s estimated that 4X4’s make up around a third of all cars sold in the UK and their popularity continues to soar going into the second decade of the 21st century.  Not only are these vehicles aesthetically pleasing, but they are also surprisingly versatile and reliable.  But is there more than simply looks and reliability […]

  • Top 5 Upgrades for Overland Adventure Travel

    4x4 Works 12/10/2020

    you explore parts of the country you couldn’t reach by convention means is a definite thrill and can be a rewarding experience.  However, sometimes you have to learn to see the wood for the trees and prioritise your needs over your wants. Ask yourself what you’re going to be using your overland vehicle for. Are […]

  • AHC removal and replacement for your Land Cruiser – Is it the right move?

    4x4 Works 05/10/2020

    We all love to add things to our 4×4 vehicles, that’s part of their allure. But sometimes less is more and you can gain quite a lot from simply removing and replacing certain parts that might have been rendered obsolete by modern advancements. This is the case with AHC, a common system on many Toyota […]

  • Top 5 upgrades for green laning

    4x4 Works 28/09/2020

    You might have bought your 4×4 for one of several reasons. Perhaps you wanted to feel safer on your commute to work? Or maybe you just wanted something that looked cool? For most of us, however, it’s the allure not of the open road but the horizon stretching out beyond that road. That’s what made […]

  • Choosing a wheel arch kit for your 4×4

    4x4 Works 21/09/2020

    Wheel arch kits are one of the most common 4X4 upgrades and are something that many enthusiasts often consider when looking for affordable ways to add a little width and power to their vehicles.  These kits, often referred to colloquially as ‘fender flares’ due to the extra eye-popping glory they bring to a vehicle, fit […]

  • The enduring legend of the Land Cruiser 80 Series

    4x4 Works 14/09/2020

    The Toyota Land Cruiser is one of the most beloved 4X4 vehicles of all time. It’s practically an icon.  But what is it about this particular design and brand that has been getting enthusiasts juices flowing for 70 years now? Is it something tangible or is it more of an ephemeral ‘magic’ that only comes […]

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